The weather is getting colder, so it’s time to make sure your condo is in tip-top shape before the winter months.
Here are some helpful tips to keep your home warm and cozy and problem free!
1) Check the weather stripping on your windows
Inspect all of the weather stripping seals around your unit’s
windows to ensure they are tight and are not letting in any air or water. See
any gaps or light coming through? That may mean there is air leaking and it
might be time to replace the weather stripping before the winter months to keep
your heating costs down.
2) Protect any outdoor furniture
Protect your balcony or terrace furniture from water damage caused
by snow/rain over the upcoming winter months. Cover or store your patio
furniture in your storage space if you have it until next season.
3) Check your smoke and carbon monoxide alarm detectors
This should be done seasonally. Test them by pressing the ‘test’
button. You should be changing the batteries in both your smoke and carbon
monoxide detectors every 6 months at least.
4) Clean out your balcony or terrace drains
you have a balcony or terrace drains fall is a critical time to ensure these free
of loose debris such as garbage or leaves. You may have to do this several
times over the fall months to ensure there are no draining issues once the snow
5) Check humidity levels
humidity levels is an important of your condo’s maintenance. Check that your
humidistat is set between 30% – 50% and follows humidity guidelines as
little preventative work can go a long way in saving you money and ensuring
your home keeps running smoothly so you can enjoy the upcoming winter months