Fall is here!

Seasonal Home Maintenance

Most home maintenance activities are seasonal. Fall is the time to get your home ready for the coming winter, which can be the most gruelling season for your home. During winter months, it is important to follow routine maintenance procedures, by checking your home carefully for any problems that may arise and taking corrective action as soon as possible. Spring is the time to assess winter damage, start repairs and prepare for warmer months. Over the summer, there are a number of indoor and outdoor maintenance tasks to look after, such as repairing walkways and steps, painting and checking your chimney and roof.

While most maintenance is seasonal, there are some things you should do on a frequent basis year-round:

 

Make sure air vents indoors and outdoors (intake, exhaust and forced air) are not blocked by snow or debris.

 

Check and clean range hood filters on a monthly basis.

 

Test ground fault circuit interrupter(s) on electrical outlets monthly by pushing the test button, which should then cause the reset button to pop up.

 

If there are young children in the house, make sure electrical outlets are equipped with safety plugs.

 

Regularly check the house for safety hazards, such as a loose handrail, lifting or buckling flooring, inoperative smoke detectors, and so on.

For a full list of seasonal home maintenance items go to http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca

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Angie Witten

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