Spring cleaning is a time celebrated by some and enjoyed less by others, but there are some basic tasks that you should definitely be doing to maintain your home this season:
- Clean out your laundry lint traps. Unfortunately, this is a boring, often overlooked task but is a real cause of house fires. Not convinced? Check out this recent news video from CTV.
- Especially during the winter, we tend to trap stale air in the home. This indoor air can be up to five times more polluted. So open up those windows and air out your home while replacing and dusting filters on the fridge, range hood, air conditioning and furnace.
- Check your safety kit. Your fire detectors, fire extinguishers and CO2 detectors are not the items you want to discover are expired or not in operating condition when it counts. So check expiration dates and give those detectors a poke.
- Have your chimney cleaned to reduce build up and checked for fire or carbon monoxide risks.
- Dirty gutters? Not just an unsightly mess, but also creates a risk of flooding. A trip up the ladder and an afternoon will help to avoid sagging evestroughs and overflow.
If you do these at least once a year, you can expect to have a safer, healthier, better maintained home that’s good for you and your investment.