As the flowers begin to bloom and the weather starts to warm, it’s time to give your new home some love! Our March maintenance checklist is here to help you keep your house in tip-top shape!
Clean out your fireplace:
After a long winter of cozying up by the fire, your fireplace will have built-up soot inside that can be hazardous if left unattended. Cleaning your fireplace can change depending on if it’s wood burning or gas, but with proper maintenance and cleaning, it can protect you against unwanted build-up that can cause fires or toxic gas the next time you go to use it.
During the winter, the dry prairie air can cause a lot of irritation, making humidifiers very common in households. However, over time the repeated evaporation of water will leave mineral deposits in the humidifier, along with dust and other debris. A number of anti-scale products can simplify the cleaning process and help to ensure your breathing the cleanest air possible.
Check your eavestroughs are properly installed:
As the snow begins to melt it’s crucial to ensure that the water it leaves behind drains away from your house. During the winter, heavy snow and winds can cause your eavestroughs to become unattached or damaged. Ensuring they are in good order and pointing away from the foundation of your house will prevent cracking and damage.
Remember to do these every month:
- Check the batteries in your smoke and CO2 Detectors
- Replace or clean your furnace air filter
- Clean your hood range filter