Spring home maintenance lawn careRegular Maintenance of your home is an important part of keeping your Oshawa home in tip top condition, both for your day-to-day safety and enjoyment and for the future resale value of your Durham Region home.

Spring Checklist:

  • when the clocks "spring forward", change the batteries in your smoke and CO2 detectors
  • clean or replace furnace filer
  • check/clean heat recovery ventilator (HRV); wash or replace filter
  • you can turn your HRV off if your windows are mostly open during the summer. Run your HRV if your windows are usually closed
  • clean humidifier and turn it off
  • check sump pump
  • check gutters and downspouts and clean if needed
  • inspect air conditioning, service as needed (usually every 2 - 3 years)
  • inspect basement or crawlspace for any signs of seepage/leakage
  • ensure that the ground slopes away from the foundation wall
  • open outside hose connection
  • open vents to outdoor crawl spaces
  • clean windows, screens, tracks and hardware; install screens if they were removed for winter
  • check that air intake and exhaust are clear of debris, nests, etc.
  • clean range hood filter
  • Undertake spring landscape maintenance; fertilize young trees

Every Two to Five Years:

  • check and repair driveway cracks
  • check and repair chimney cap and the caulking between the cap and chimney, re-caulk if necessary
  • refinish wood surfaces, including window frames and doors

If home maintenance isn't really your thing, or you're growing tired of it and not looking forward to having to do it, have you ever considered a condo? Durham Region condos offer living with minimal exterior upkeep required.  This does come at a cost in the form of a monthly maintenance fee, but offers a more care-free lifestyle that some people find attractive. The Dianna Mandzuk Team can answer any questions you may have about condominiums and condo living and provide you with a list of condos currently for sale in Durham Region. Contact us today! 

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Thinking of Buying or Selling? Contact us. Complimentary Current Market Evaluations PLUS staging is always FREE when you list your home with The Dianna Mandzuk Team!

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