Warm Weather Checklist

The days get longer and your thoughts turn to the outdoors. Before you get carried away by summer holiday planning, take a few minutes and let our warm weather checklist remind you of those house care projects.

  • Check the wood siding and trim for signs of deterioration; clean, replace, or refinish as necessary. For vinyl siding, check for cracks and breaks, replace if possible. For stone cladding, check the mortar to repair as necessary
  • Clean the eaves to ensure that spring time rain water goes where it is supposed to.
  • Have well water tested for quality and safety
  • Turn off the humidifier on your furnace or change the HRV to the summer setting.
  • Check fences and deck railings, replace or repair as necessary.
  • Disconnect your dryer duct, vacuum the lint from the duct and the dryer hood outside your house.
  • Check and repair window screens
  • Check and replace the caulking sealing the different exterior  service pipes to your siding (dyer vent, furnace vent, HRV, hot water tank, sump pump)
  • Check all smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Clean the outside of your windows to let that summer sun shine in.
  • Clean up the yard and the garden, remove any debris that accumulated over the winter.

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Tip of the Week

Summer fun:

If you are concerned about using up too much water to keep your garden plants alive, then here is perfect solution.

Grab a couple of 5 gallon pails or similar. Drill a small hole in the bottom of each one - 8th inch is fine. Place each pail next to the plant that you want to water. Best to rotate the pail until the hole you drilled is closest to the plant. Fill a bucket with water. Dump the bucket of water into the 5 gallon pail. The water will trickle out fairly slowly, ensuring that the maximum amount of water penetrates the soil, minimizing run off and evaporation. Without a hose running continuaously your water consumption is also tiny. Repeat for each plant, cycling through them as often as you feel necessary. This is especially useful in a new garden with newly planted or fruit bearing shrubs.

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