Winter Home Maintenance Tips


* Check and clean or replace furnace air filters each month during the heating season. Ventilation system, such as heat recovery ventilator, filters should be checked every two months.

* After consulting your hot water tank owner’s manual, drain off a dishpan full of water from the clean-out valve at the bottom of your hot water tank to control sediment and maintain efficiency.

* Clean humidifier two or three times during the winter season.

* Vacuum bathroom fan grille.

* Vacuum fire and smoke detectors, as dust or spider webs can prevent them from functioning.

* Vacuum radiator grilles on back of refrigerators and freezers, and empty and clean drip trays.

* Check pressure gauge on all fire extinguishers; recharge or replace if necessary.

* Check fire escape routes, door and window locks and hardware, and lighting around outside of house; ensure family has good security habits.

* Check the basement floor drain to ensure the trap contains water; refill with water if necessary.

Debbie Pickering

Debbie Pickering

CENTURY 21 Executives Realty Ltd.
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