Now that you have moved into your Poetry Living home it’s important that you follow a regular maintenance schedule. And never more so than in the Spring when your home has taken a beating from the winter elements. The following checklist is courtesy of Tarion and a great way to protect your investment.
March
• Clean furnace filter and heat recovery ventilator (HRV)
• Check attic
• Check sump pump (if installed)
• Clean humidifier
• Remove snow and ice from overhang and vents
• Check and reset ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)
• Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
April
• Check eavestroughs and downspouts
• Clean furnace filter and HRV
• Clean humidifier
• Inspect basement or crawl spaces
• Check roof for loose or cracked shingles
• Check driveways and walks for frost damage
• Check water heater for leaks
• Turn on exterior water supply
• Plan landscaping to avoid soil settlement and water ponding
• Check and reset GFCI
• Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
May
• Inspect fences
• Check caulking for air and water leaks
• Lubricate weatherstripping
• Check exterior finishes
• Check windows and screens are operating properly
• Check septic system (if installed)
• Check and reset GFCI
• Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors