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Spring

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. Do not go on the roof yourself
  • Check and reset ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)
  • Clean all smoke detectors' and carbon monoxide detectors' covers
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors

April

  • Turn off pilot light for gas fireplace and clean glazing, if dirty. Follow instructions in fireplace manual
  • Check eavestroughs and downspouts
  • Clean furnace filter and HRV
  • Clean humidifier
  • Inspect basement or crawl spaces
  • Check roof for loose or cracked shingles. Do not go on the roof yourself
  • 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
  • Clean all smoke detectors' and carbon monoxide detectors' covers
  • 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
  • Clean all smoke detectors' and carbon monoxide detectors' covers
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detector

Summer

June

  • Inspect air conditioning
  • Check roof. Do not go on the roof yourself
  • Check sheds and garages
  • Check sealing around windows and doors
  • Check septic system and clean if necessary
  • Fertilize lawn
  • Check water heater
  • Check and reset ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)
  • Clean all smoke detectors' and carbon monoxide detectors' covers
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors

July

  • Air out damp basements on dry, sunny day
  • Clean air conditioner
  • Check exhaust fans
  • Check water heater for leaks
  • Check and reset GFCI
  • Clean all smoke detectors' and carbon monoxide detectors' covers
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors

August

  • Clean air conditioner filter
  • Air out damp basements on dry, sunny days
  • Inspect driveways and walks
  • Inspect doors and locks
  • Check and reset GFCI
  • Clean all smoke detectors' and carbon monoxide detectors' covers
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors

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ANCO Homes Ltd.
16 - 5480 Canotek Road
Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1J 9H6

Telephone: 613-749-6705
Fax: 613-746-7091
E-mail: info@ancohomes.com