Fall/Winter Maintenance Checklist

Even a new home isn’t maintenance free.  As the colder seasons approach,

you can take the necessary steps to ensure your home serves you well!

Air

  • Test and clean smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Change or clean furnace filter (should be done monthly)
  • Adjust and confirm all registers and cold-air returns are clear of furniture or draperies
  • Turn off and winterize air conditioning system, per manufacturer’s instructions if applicable
  • Turn on and clean humidifier, per manufacturer’s instructions
  • Inspect dryer vent for lint and debris
  • Operate the heating system, arrange for service if needed

Plumbing

  • Clean aerators on faucets and shower heads
  • Pour water down the basement floor drain to prevent sewer odours seeping into the house
  • Drain exterior faucets and remove all hoses

Exterior

  • Inspect weather-stripping on all exterior doors, adjust fit if necessary
  • Check foundation, concrete, and yard for settling; fill in as needed for positive drainage
  • After snowfall, brush snow off gutters and away from downspouts,
    check for roof ice dams
  • Remove ice & snow from concrete as soon as possible;
    avoid using de-icing agents with damaging salts
  • On pleasant days, open windows to allow the house to breathe
  • Decorate safely for the holidays. Do not overload circuits or
    use worn extension cords
  • Check foundation, concrete, and yard for settling; fill in as needed for positive drainage

For questions or concerns regarding the maintenance of your Tribute home contact us at info@tributecommunities.com.

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