Thursday, March 22, 2012

March/April Home Maintenance Schedule

In this feature, we're going to guide you through the things you need to take care of every season around your home. Obviously if you're an apartment renter or condo dweller many of the items on our CMHC checklist won't apply to you. But some, like cleaning range hoods and checking or replacing smoke detector batteries, are valid no matter where you live.

Our last issue covered many of the items you should be looking at for spring maintenance on your home. Just to recap, these included:
  • Clean or replace furnace filter.
  • Check or clean heat recovery ventillator; wash or replace filter.
  • Ensure that air intakes, exhausts and meters are clear of snow.
  • Clean humidifier.
  • Clean range hood filter.
  • Check basement floor drain.
For this issue, check off any of those unfinished items if you haven't taken care of them already, just so they're out of the way. You'll be set up right through April now, if you take care of just a few additional items...[read more]


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