August Home Maintenance Checklist


1. Sanitize Garbage Disposal

How: Utilize a garbage disposal cleaner, such as Affresh Garbage Disposal. Run hot water into the sink (avoiding direct disposal contact) and activate the unit for a few minutes.

Why: Eliminates odors, removes debris, and maintains a clean and efficient garbage disposal.


2. Sanitize Washing Machine

How: Dump a Tide washing machine sanitation packet into the washing machine and initiate a sanitation cycle. In the absence of a dedicated sanitation cycle, run the machine on the hottest temperature setting available.

Why: This process helps eliminate bacteria and build-up within the washing machine, ensuring a hygienic environment for your laundry. Regular sanitation maintenance contributes to improved washing machine performance and extends its overall lifespan.


3. Sanitize Dishwasher Tub

How: You just need to put one True Fresh Tablet in the dishwasher detergent pod tray and run the cleaning mode cycle and the tablets will do the rest.

Why: These dishwasher tabs make your dishwasher appliances look clean, fresh, and shiny by getting rid of grease, lime scale, mineral buildups, hard water stains, grime, and other dirty substances


4. Clean Dishwasher Filter

How: Remove the filter, rinse it under warm water, and scrub with a soft brush.

Why: A clean filter ensures proper drainage and prevents food particles from clogging the dishwasher.


5. Replace Air Filters

How: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for replacing air filters. Choose a MERV 13 or higher rating for improved air quality.

Why: Regular replacement maintains good indoor air quality, reduces strain on HVAC systems, and prolongs their lifespan.

Additional Notes: Frequency of replacement and MERV rating is highly dependent on your needs and preferences. If you have an older house or lots of pets, consider a filter with a MERV rating of 13 or higher, necessitating monthly replacement. While many AC professionals advise a lower MERV rating for optimal performance in the Texas heat, allowing the HVAC system to breathe, the choice ultimately rests on your individual requirements and considerations.


6. Replace Refrigerator Air/Odor Filters

How: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to locate and replace the air filters.

Why: Clean filters ensure efficient airflow, preventing the refrigerator from overworking and maintaining optimal food storage conditions.


7. Replace Refrigerator Water Filters

How: Refer to the refrigerator’s user manual to locate and replace the water filter.

Why: Regular replacement ensures clean and safe drinking water, as well as efficient water flow through the dispenser.


8. Clean Fridge Condensers

How: Turn off power, locate the condenser coils (usually on the back or underneath), and clean them with a brush or vacuum.

Why: Improves cooling efficiency by allowing the refrigerator to expel heat more effectively.


9. Treat AC Condensate Drain Lines

How: Use Vinegar to prevent clogs and the growth of mold or algae.

Why: Clear condensate lines maintain proper drainage, preventing water damage and maintaining the HVAC system’s efficiency.


10. Descale and Clean Undercounter Ice Makers

How: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for descaling and cleaning the ice maker.

Why: Regular maintenance prevents mineral buildup, ensures ice quality, and extends the life of the ice maker. Read more about “Undercounter Ice Machines”.


11. Check the Exterior of the House for Any Signs of Damage or Needed Repairs

How: Inspect the exterior for damage, loose siding, or needed repairs.

Why: Identifies issues before they become costly to repair, ensuring the structural integrity of your home.


12. Inspect and Clean the Dryer Exhaust Vent

How: Disconnect the vent, clean lint buildup, and ensure proper ventilation.

Why: Reduces the risk of dryer fires, improves efficiency, and extends the life of the dryer.


13. Leak Check

How: Inspect your home for any signs of leaks, both inside and outside.

Why: Early detection prevents water damage and helps maintain a dry and healthy living environment.

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