Winter Maintenance Checklist (December, January, February)

  • Keep driveways, sidewalks, verandas and decks clear of ice/snow
  • Monitor gas meters, gas appliance vents, exhaust vents and basement windows for snow/ice build-up
  • Check electrical cords, plugs and outlets for all indoor and outdoor seasonal lights for fire safety
  • Ensure the sump pump is operating properly and discharging water away from the foundation
  • Change furnace filter and clean Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) filters if applicable
  • Monitor the home’s humidity and condensation (ie: condensation on windows); avoid excessively high humidity levels.  Use a dehumidifier to maintain appropriate humidity levels, if necessary
  • Clean HRV intake hood located on the exterior of the home if applicable
  • Run water through plumbing fixtures that are not used regularly to ensure that there is water in the trap.
  • Test fire and smoke detectors