Not sure what needs done around the house this month? Here are some home maintenance ideas.

1. Repair leaky faucets.
Now is a great time to make any repairs to your faucets, before the danger of freezing pipes.. You’ll thank yourself later when you avoid more costly repairs. 

2. Sweep the chimney.
Built-up soot can increase your risk of a chimney fire or cause excess carbon monoxide to enter your home. Keep in mind—fall is a busy season for professional chimney servicing companies. The sooner you get on the schedule, the better. 

3. Change your furnace filters.
Furnace filters should really be changed out every month, but if you’re forgotten about the task all summer, it’s never too late! 

4. Fix walkway cracks.
Whether you live in an area with inclement weather or not, you’ll want to fix walkways while the weather is still mild. Fix cracks, uneven walks and any other trip hazards to keep your family and guests safe from injury. 

5. Clean and repair siding. 
Depending on summer’s weather patterns, your siding could be looking worse for wear right now—we’re talking mildew, dirt and more. Check for any warped or damaged areas for repair and break out the cleaning supplies.

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