• Clean humidifier

    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.

  • Check sump pump (if installed)

    Make sure you are prepared to manage water if it does enter the basement. Check your sump pit and pump to ensure the pump is operational, the power cord is in good shape, the pipes are connected and the pump turns on when the float is lifted.

  • 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.