Seasonal Home Maintenance
Information taken from the CMHC Website
Regular maintenance is the key!
Most home maintenance activities are seasonal. Spring is the time to assess winter damage, start repairs and prepare for warmer months.
By following the information noted here, you will learn about protecting your investment and how to help keep your home a safe and healthy place to live.
> Carefully test the temperature and pressure relief valve of your water tank to ensure it is not stuck (Caution: this test may release hot water that can cause burns).
> Check and clean or replace furnace air filters each month during heating season. Filters should be checked every two months.
> Shut down and clean furnace humidifier, and close the furnace humidifier on units with central air conditioning.
> Clean or replace air conditional filter (if applicable).
> Check dehumidifier and clean if necessary.
> Check smoke, carbon monoxide and security alarms and replace batteries.
> Clean windows, screens and hardware.
> Open valve to outside hose connection after all danger of frost has passed.
> Examine the foundation walls for cracks, leaks or signs of moisture, and repair as required.
> Repair and paint fences and patios if necessary.
> Re-level any exterior steps or decks which moved due to frost or settling.
> Check eaves troughs and downspouts for loose joints and secure attachment to your home, clear any obstructions, and ensure water flows away from your foundation.
> Clean all drainage ditches and culverts of debris.
> Undertake spring landscape maintenance and, if necessary, fertilize young trees.