Protect Your Investment

The following is a brief list of the most important home care tasks. For a complete list, visit the TARION website.

Spring

  • Clean or replace filters in furnace, HRV and range hood
  • Service furnace
  • Fertilize sod and trees
  • Check the roof for missing/loose/broken shingles, flashing, etc.
  • Check exterior caulking for deterioration
  • Repair soil settlement around foundation walls
  • Clean the air conditioner – vacuum exterior unit and remove debris/vegetation
  • Test smoke alarms and CO detectors

Summer

  • Clean or replace filters in furnace and HRV
  • Fertilize sod
  • Run dehumidifier/check basement for dampness
  • Maintain appropriate relative humidity levels inside the house
  • Check exterior paint for peeling/cracking
  • Remove vegetation/debris and clean exterior exhaust vents and intake vents
  • Clean the drain holes in bottom track of basement windows

Fall

  • Clean or replace filters in furnace, HRV and range hood
  • Fertilize sod and trees
  • Lubricate track/rollers/hinges of overhead garage door
  • Apply concrete sealer to garage floor and porch
  • Test smoke alarms and CO detectors
  • Winterize exterior faucets
  • Check eaves troughs and downspouts for blockage
  • Check the roof for missing/loose/broken shingles, flashing, etc.
  • Ensure window wells are free of debris/dirt
  • Check weather-stripping around exterior doors

Winter

  • Clean or replace filters in furnace and HRV
  • Check attic space for snow blowing in after snow storms
  • Monitor excess snow/ice build up on roof
  • Maintain proper attic ventilation from the roof vents
  • Remove snow and ice from window wells and exterior vent areas
  • Maintain appropriate relative humidity levels inside house
  • Dry up condensation on windows to avoid damage to the finished surfaces