To-Dos: Your August Home Checklist

With summer winding down and back to school season upon us, now is the time to tackle those remaining items off your home to-do list. Try and keep your cool while you knock off these tasks in the summer sun:

Clean Bathroom Fan With all of the humidity this time of year, your bathroom fan has to work even harder clearing air after a shower. To ensure your fan is working at maximum capacity, simply remove the cover and clean any mildew and dust that has built up.

Replace Air Conditioner Filter For best results, you should replace the air filter on your heating and cooling systems every 1-3 months. This will keep the air in your home clean and free of pollen, mold and other particles.

Clean Floors All of the in-and-out traffic your house gets from summer activities comes along with sand, dirt and water. Be sure to check that you’re using the correct solution for each surface in your home.

Pest Patrol With window and doors constantly opening, it’s especially important this time of year to be on the look-out for any signs of pests. You can reduce your risk of an infestation by removing sources of food, water, shelter and by sealing off all possible entrances.

Back to School Prepare the chaos that is back to school season by getting a jump on things. Start by shopping for back to school supplies, meal planning and preparing a space where backpacks, shoes, jackets, and books can be quickly grabbed.

Soak Up the Final Days of Summer This is the most crucial item on our to-do list. The only downside to summertime in Northwestern Ontario is its length, so take advantage of each remaining day!

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