Seasonal Home Checklist

  • Check and clean or replace furnace air filters each month during the heating season. Ventilation system filters should be checked every two months.
  • Have fireplace or wood stove and chimney cleaned and serviced as needed.
  • Switch on power to air conditioning and check system. Have it serviced every two or three years.
  • Check dehumidifier and drain - clean if necessary.
  • Turn OFF gas furnace and fireplace pilot lights where possible.
  • Have well water tested for quality on acreages. It is recommended that you test for bacteria every six months.
  • Check smoke, carbon monoxide and security alarms, and replace batteries.
  • Clean windows, screens and hardware, and replace storm windows with screens. Check screens first and repair or replace if needed.
  • Open valve to outside hose connection after all danger of frost has passed.
  • Examine foundation walls for cracks, leaks or signs or moisture and repair as required.
  • Ensure sump pump is operating properly before the spring thaw sets in. Ensure discharge pipe is connected and allows for water flows away from your foundation.
  • Re-level any exterior steps or decks that moved as a result of frost or settling.
  • Check for and seal off any holes in exterior cladding that could be and entry point for small pests.
  • Check eavestroughs and downspouts for loose joints and secure attachment to your home, clear any obstructions, and ensure water flows away from your foundation.
  • Clear all drainage ditches and culverts or debris.
  • Repair and paint fences as necessary.
  • Undertake spring landscape maintenance and, if necessary, fertilize young trees, shrubs or flowers.         

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Michelle Hourd

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