Spring Maintenance Checklist

39. 35 Robert Bockstael Drive
The spring weather may have taken longer to show up in Manitoba, but with most of the snow having melted, it's important to go through a checklist ensuring your house is ready for the summer season: 

  • Turn on power to air conditioner and check system. Have serviced every 2 to 3 years. 
  • Make sure the air conditioner compressor is level and clear of debris.
  • Maintain humidity levels, adjust humidistat as needed. 
  • Start and adjust the sprinkler system. 
  • Test exterior faucets for broken pipes. 
  • Clear all drainage ditches and get rid of any obstructing debris. 
  • Check exterior paint and stain surfaces (especially stained doors) and refinish as needed. 
  • Inspect for shrinkage damage such as minor drywall cracks and separations of wood trim. 
  • Test sump pump and discharge hose. Ensure proper operation and no obstructions or leaks. 
  • Check smoke, carbon monoxide and security alarms, and change batteries. 
  • Inspect driveways and walkways for cracks, chipping and lifting concrete. 
  • Clean range hood filters. 
  • Check for and seal off any holes in exterior coating or coverings to prevent small pests from entering. 
  • Check caulking and weather stripping throughout your home and repair or replace if needed. 
  • Clean the HRV per manufacturer's instructions. 
  • Clean windows, screens and hardware and re-fit any screens that have been removed. 
  • Inspect basement for any water issues.  
  • Open value to outside house connection after the danger of frost has passed.