Spring Maintenance Checklist

The spring weather may have taken longer to show up in Manitoba, but with most of the snow melted, it’s important to go through a checklist to ensure your house is ready for the summer season:

  • Turn on the power to the air conditioner and check the system. Have serviced every 2 to 3 years.
  • Make sure the air conditioner compressor is level and clear of debris.
  • Maintain humidity levels, and adjust humidistat as needed.
  • Start and adjust the sprinkler system.
  • Test exterior faucets for broken pipes.
  • Clear all drainage ditches and get rid of any obstructing debris.
  • Check exterior paint and stain surfaces (especially stained doors) and refinish as needed.
  • Inspect for shrinkage damage such as minor drywall cracks and separations of wood trim.
  • Test the sump pump and discharge hose. Ensure proper operation and no obstructions or leaks.
  • Check smoke, carbon monoxide, and security alarms, and change batteries.
  • Inspect driveways and walkways for cracks, chipping, and lifting concrete.
  • Clean range hood filters.
  • Check for and seal off any holes in exterior coating or coverings to prevent small pests from entering.
  • Check caulking and weather stripping throughout your home and repair or replace them if needed.
  • Clean the HRV per manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Clean windows, screens, and hardware and re-fit any screens that have been removed.
  • Inspect the basement for any water issues.
  • Open value to outside house connection after the danger of frost has passed.

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