Home Summer Maintenance

Summer in Winnipeg. It’s finally here. Hopefully, it is a long one.. And now’s the time to do some much-needed home maintenance that has been put off for long enough and time to get the renovations done.

Use the checklist below to get your home summer-ready:


  • Dust and test all smoke detectors,
  • Check fire extinguishers (at least once a month),
  • Check and reset the ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI),


  • Clean or replace the furnace filter and heat recovery ventilator (HRV),
  • Check septic system and clean if necessary,
  • Check the water heater for leaks (if the unit is older than 5 years schedule an inspection),
  • That sump pump was probably working overtime this spring, time to clean it and make sure it’s ready for next year.
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  • Inspect bathroom and kitchen caulking. Re-caulk as needed.
  • Test and clean kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans,
  • Clean kitchen exhaust hood and filter,
  • Pull out the refrigerator and vacuum the coils,
  • Does it need an update? Are you ready for a makeover renovation?


  • Change the direction of ceiling fans,


  • Inspect exterior for any penetrations into building envelope and fill with caulking for expandable spray foam,
  • Check the foundation for drainage problems and water pooling,
  • Monitor exterior and surrounding property for grading issues,
  • Inspect any outdoor structures for damage and repairs, like sheds and garages,
  • Check the sealing around windows and doors,
  • Inspect driveways and walks for cracks, heaving and unevenness,
  • Inspect doors and locks,
  • Fertilize lawn,
  • Inspect for insect activity (termites, ants, wood bees, discarded wings, etc.),
  • Schedule end-of-season pool inspection for upgrades/repairs.
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  • Check the roof for loose, missing and/or curling shingles,
  • Monitor the attic for moisture and ventilation.
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In Conclusion

Most people remember spring and fall maintenance of their home but in truth, homes need care all year round. Maintenance times are a good time to make plans for renovations, let us help. Call ACR today and we will help you with your home upgrades.