Maintaining your new home throughout the seasons
While most maintenance is seasonal, there are some things you should do on a frequent basis yearround:
Ensure air vents indoors and outdoors (intake, exhaust and forced air) are not blocked by snow or debris
Check and clean range hood filters on a monthly basis.
Test ground fault circuit interrupter(s) on electrical outlets monthly by pushing the test button, which should then cause the reset button to pop up.
If there are young children in the house, make sure electrical outlets are equipped with safety plugs.
Regularly check the house for safety hazards, such as a loose handrail, lifting or buckling flooring, inoperative smoke detectors, and so on.
Seasonal maintenance is important to ensure your new home stays in tiptop shape.
Here is a quick checklist for you to follow: