September Home Maintenance Checklist


1. Water Softener Maintenance

How: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for adding salt and cleaning the brine tank.

Why: Ensures the water softener operates effectively, preventing mineral buildup in pipes and appliances.


2. Inspect and Clean the Chimney Before the Heating Season

How: Schedule a professional chimney inspection and cleaning if necessary.

Why: Ensures the safe and efficient operation of your fireplace or heating system. Read more in our “Why Ignoring Chimney Maintenance Might Burn You” article.


3. Check and Test Carbon Monoxide Detectors

How: Press the test button on each carbon monoxide detector and replace batteries if needed.

Why: Essential for detecting any potential leaks from heating systems and appliances.


4. Check Weather Stripping on Windows and Doors

How: Inspect and replace worn or damaged weather stripping around windows and doors.

Why: Improves energy efficiency by preventing drafts and reducing heating costs.


5. Wall Insulation: Use a FLIR Camera for Older Homes; Ensure Proper Insulation Settling

How: Utilize a FLIR camera to inspect insulation in walls, focusing on exterior-facing walls that house plumbing. This technology enables a thorough examination, ensuring the insulation’s effectiveness in maintaining energy efficiency and preventing potential issues like heat loss or water damage.

Why: Ensuring proper insulation in your walls, especially on exterior-facing walls with plumbing, is crucial. Inadequate insulation or settled insulation can lead to several issues, including the risk of pipes breaking and significant energy loss during the winter.


6. Attic Insulation: Check and Reinforce Spray Foam, Batts, and Blown Insulation

How: Inspect insulation for gaps or signs of wear. Reinforce or replace as needed.

Why: Adequate attic insulation is crucial for preventing heat loss and maintaining energy efficiency.


7. Prepare Your Home for the Freeze

How: Insulate pipes, seal gaps in windows and doors, and ensure heating systems are in good working order. Read more in our “13 Ways to Protect YOur Home From a Freeze”.

Why: Prevents freezing pipes, reduces energy costs, and ensures a warm and comfortable living space during colder months.

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