March 2007

I know it’s hard to believe but Spring is around the corner and thoughts of home repairs and Spring cleaning are in the air. Lindsay MacLean from Halton Heritage Realty Inc., Brokerage was kind enough to provide these following tips on maintaining your home and protecting your investment.

Spring Maintenance Tips For Your Home!

  • Check and then clean or replace furnace air filters.

  • Have fireplace/woodstove and chimney cleaned and serviced as needed.

  • Check air conditioning system and have serviced every two or three years.

  • Turn off gas furnace and fireplace pilot lights where possible.

  • Check smoke, carbon monoxide and security alarms and replace batteries.

  • Clean windows, screens and hardware, and replace storm windows with screens.

  • Open valve to outside hose connection after all danger of frost has passed.

  • Examine the foundation walls for cracks, leaks or signs of moisture, and repair as required.

  • Repair and paint fences as necessary.

  • Ensure sump pump is operating properly before the spring thaw sets in.

  • Re-level any exterior steps, decks, walks and driveways which may have moved due to frost or settling.

  • Check eavestroughs and downspouts for loose joints, clear any obstructions, and ensure water flows away from your foundation.

  • Clear all drainage ditches and culverts of debris.

  • Trim branches ands shrubs that are touching your home.

  • Check for damage to your roof; patch any holes as necessary.

Lindsay MacLean
Sales Representative
905-631-9177 ext.24