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ADVANCED SPRING CLEANING TIPS FROM THE MARKET DISTRICT
Learn what it takes to keep your home in top shape according to The Tarion Home Warranty Corporation

Posted on March 23, 2017 by Market District Towns

After another long winter in the Market District, spring is finally upon us. For most of us this means more time outside, putting all those heavy winter coats in storage, and of course everyone’s favourite — spring cleaning! Now, while everybody knows the basics of spring cleaning, many people may not be aware of the more advanced spring home maintenance tips recommended by the Tarion Home Warranty Corporation.

As the trusted provider of comprehensive warranties to all new homes in Ontario — including the spectacular townhomes coming this spring to Market District — you know you can trust their advice. Follow these tips to help maintain home health and preserve home value both today and in the future.

To learn more about Tarion Home Warranties, and the protection they will give you when you purchase a new home at Market District, visit Tarion.com


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TARION SPRING HOME MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST:

MARCH

  • Clean furnace filter and heat recovery ventilator (HRV)
  • Check attic
  • Check sump pump (if installed)
  • Clean humidifier
  • Remove snow and ice from overhang and vents
  • Check and reset GFCI (Ground Fault Service Interrupters — those red and black switches on some power outlets)
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors

APRIL

  • Check eavestroughs and downspouts
  • Clean furnace filter and HRV
  • Clean humidifier
  • Inspect basement or crawl spaces
  • Check roof for loose or cracked shingles
  • Check driveways and walks for frost damage
  • Check water heater for leaks
  • Turn on exterior water supply
  • Check and reset GFCI (Ground Fault Service Interrupters — those red and black switches on some power outlets)
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors

MAY

  • Inspect fences
  • Check caulking for air and water leaks
  • Lubricate weather stripping
  • Check exterior finishes
  • Check windows and screens are operating properly
  • Check septic system (if installed)
  • Check and reset GFCI (Ground Fault Service Interrupters — those red and black switches on some power outlets)
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors

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