• 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.