View Larger Image April maintenance checklist By ANHWP|2021-04-01T08:41:55-06:00April 1st, 2021|Maintenance| Change humidity Adjust the home’s humidity level to around 40% when warmer weather arrives. Each home is different – adjust accordingly. Check eavestroughs, downspouts and shingles Efficient rooftop drainage will help keep your basement dry, as they move water away from your home. Remove all debris, and repair any damage to protect your home. Learn more Check for soil settlement Fill settled areas with compacted clay. Homeowners are responsible for maintaining drainage systems/strategies that move water away from their homes. Learn more Inspect driveways and walkways for cracks Seasonal temperatures and varying precipitation may cause cracking in your sidewalks and driveway. Seal your concrete annually to increase it’s longevity. Learn more Clean filters on HRV A Heat Recovery Ventilation system, or HRV, is one of the best ways to remove excess indoor humidity in your home while also improving your air quality. A simple way to keep HRV running smoothly and efficiently is by regularly cleaning the filters. Clean intake vent screens With a forced-air heating system (furnace with ducting), fresh air is brought into the home from an intake vent located near the ground at one side of the home. Ensure this vent is clear from debris. Inspect basement for water issues Moving surface water away from your foundation is the best way to protect your home from water penetration. Learn more Check and test carbon monoxide and smoke detector batteries Make sure you read the owner’s manual for both your CO and smoke detectors. Experts recommend having both battery-powered and wired-in models for an added level of protection. Clean range hood filters Kitchen range hoods are an important part of your home’s ventilation system to remove odours and improve air quality. Clean and replace filters in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations. Share on your platform FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestEmail Related Posts Caring for your concrete driveway Gallery Caring for your concrete driveway Moisture & your home: the essentials Gallery Moisture & your home: the essentials Maintaining your eavestroughs Gallery Maintaining your eavestroughs Ice Dams 101 Gallery Ice Dams 101 Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.