4 September Homeowners Projects

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Associates RS - 0019092

Fall’s cooler temps are perfect for deck and yard improvements.


Ah, September. The weather is changing, and we're getting back to our normal, post-summer routines.

It's also a great time to give the house a little extra love and maintenance.

Stain the Deck


Resealing a deck in September

Check Fire Extinguishers


Illustration of fire

According to the Red Cross, fires increase in the fall and winter. Keep your home fire safe by getting your fire extinguishers checked by a certified professional. Fire extinguishers do break down and malfunction. In fact, after six years they need to be emptied and reloaded. If you haven't already, buy one for each floor — and the garage.


Spruce Up the Yard

Garden path lined with bushes alive with fall colors


Aerate your lawn, reseed or fertilize it if needed, and plant perennials and shrubs (often on sale now). Your lawn will green up faster after winter, and the shrubs and perennials will have a chance to establish roots before the first freeze.


Inspect Your Home's Exterior


Black roof on stone brick home with copper gutters


Spending money on roof repairs is no party, but neither is handing out buckets to the family to catch leaks in a winter storm. Inspect your roof — and other big-ticket items, like siding, grading, and gutters — before you've got problems. You'll cut costs by fixing them now and stay dry and warm all winter long.


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Comments (6)

Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

These are great projects to begin as the weather starts to get cooler for us!

Sep 06, 2020 07:13 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Christopher -  cooler temps in September?   Well, that's not true this weekend in Southern California but your point about home maintenance projects in any month is a good one to address with each homeowner.  New or seasoned.  It's an ongoing task and quite effective when addressed on a regular schedule.  

Sep 06, 2020 07:52 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Christopher,  These sound like great projects to take on during the fall months.  I think I need to tackle my deck first.

Sep 06, 2020 03:57 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Christopher Pataki very valuable report about September homeowners projects.

Sep 06, 2020 08:46 PM