• Inspect fences & decks

    Even with seasonal care, deterioration happens to fences and decks, especially wooden ones. Inspect the integrity of your decks and fences, including any steps and handrails, and repair or replace any components that are not firmly fastened.

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  • 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 caulking & weatherstripping

    Weatherstripping provides a flexible seal around windows to prevent unwanted air from moving in or out of your home.

    If your weatherstripping has lost its resiliency, it will not provide an effective seal and should be replaced.

  • Check windows & screens

    Check the seal and weatherstripping of your exterior windows, as well as the integrity of your screens, and fix or replace if needed.

    Maintain as per the manufacturer’s instructions.

  • Check adjustable steel posts in basement

    Adjustable posts are used to support main beams in the basement and transfer loads to the foundation. Homeowners should regularly check that the supporting post is truly supporting the beam, as uneven pressure can cause issues down the road.

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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 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.

  • 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.

  • Inspect private sewage system (if applicable)

    Faulty systems create health hazards and can contaminate the environment. Consult a professional, or your system manual to ensure regular maintenance is properly followed.

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