April 23, 2015

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring is in the air and there’s no better time to organize your home, clean it, and get it ready for a new season. It’s also a good time to tackle clutter in the home, which can lead to fire hazards, excessive mould, and unwanted animals. Here’s our spring checklist to help keep your home clean, clutter-free, and safe.

Around your home

Wash all floors, walls and baseboards
Clean your carpets
Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they’re in good working order and change the batteries
Clean your wood burning fireplace and have the chimney inspected

Change your furnace filter
Service your air conditioner

Swap out your winter wear and reorganize your closets
Donate unused items such as clothing, shoes, electronics, furniture and books
Shred unwanted documents that contain confidential information
Outside your home

Clean up debris from gutters, near windows and around your yard
Check your roof for damage and look for cracks in bricks and your home’s foundation
Wash all windows and screens
Ensure downspouts are clear and water runs away from your home’s foundation
Check your deck and other wood structures for rot
Clear above-ground pools of any leftover snow
Trim tree branches and make sure they don’t touch your house or utility wires