August 22, 2022

Spring Cleaning: Part Two

While you work to make your interior squeaky clean, don’t forget to keep your home’s exterior in tiptop shape! For your spring home maintenance checklist, check out this list from Tarion:

March

  • Clean or replace furnace filter
  • Check air ducts, remove covers and vacuum dust from vents;
  • Check and clean the heat recovery ventilator (HRV); wash or replace the filter;
  • Check attic, basement and crawl spaces for leaks or moisture
  • Check sump pump (if installed) for discharge
  • Clean humidifier and check for condensation and proper humidity levels
  • 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 for debris
  • Clean or replace furnace filter
  • Check and clean the heat recovery ventilator (HRV); wash or replace the filter;
  • Clean humidifier and check for condensation and proper humidity levels
  • Inspect basement or crawl spaces for leaks or moisture
  • Check roof for loose or cracked shingles
  • Check driveways and walks for frost damage
  • Inspect water heater for leaks
  • Turn on exterior water supply
  • Plan landscaping to avoid soil settlement and water ponding
  • Check and reset ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors

May

  • Inspect fences
  • Check caulking around windows and doors for air or water leaks
  • Lubricate weatherstripping
  • Check exterior finishes for signs of deterioration (peeling paint, loose siding, cracks)
  • Check windows and screens are operating properly
  • Test septic system and clean if necessary
  • Check and reset ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors

If you notice anything out of the ordinary during your spring home maintenance, reach out to  homeownersupport@huroncreek.com to ask any questions you may have.

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