Joe Anne Legge KW Ottawa
Joe Anne Legge
Broker
Opening Doors to Your Dreams
In our Nation's Capital Ottawa

100 - 245 Stafford Rd. W.
Ottawa, ON
(613) 829-1818
Direct: 613-821-3158
joeanne@joeannelegge.com

Monthly Home Owner Tips

January
  • Climb up to the roof and, with a broom, brush snow off the overhang.
  • Clean or replace the furnace filter.(Filters should be replaced or
    cleaned at least once a month during peak heating season).
  • Clean humidifier pad on furnace.
  • Check windows for condensation. If they are quite damp, increase the ventilation in your home by either by running kitchen and bathroom fans from time to time or by opening a window slightly.
February
  • Brush off the snow from roof overhang.
  • Clean range hood filter by soaking it in soapy water.
  • Dust and vacuum baseboard heaters.
  • Clean or replace furnace filter.
March
  • Remove snow from roof overhang.
  • Move refrigerator and dust off rear coils.
  • Clean or replace furnace filter.
  • Look for dripping taps replace replace washers if necessary.
April
  • Clean eavestrough and check downspouts.
  • Rake winter debris from lawns, once ground is quite dry.
  • Plant deciduous trees and shrubs.
  • Check roof for loose or cracked shingles.
  • Inspect exterior finishes (chipped paint etc.)
  • Check walk way and driveway for frost damage.If with a concrete patching material.
  • Fertilize lawn.
May
  • Sow new lawns with pitchfork to allow air in.
  • Plant annuals(end of month).
  • Check exterior caulking for rain penetration.
  • Remove storm windows.
  • Clean aluminum sliding if dirty. Use a stiff bristle brush(not wire)and mix one liter
    laundry bleach,with three liters water and 100 ml dishwasher detergent.
June
  • Feed perennials with 7-7-7 fertilizer.
  • Check wood or chain link fences for frost heave.
  • Inspect air conditioning system to see if it's working properly.
  • Clean outside windows.
  • Fertilize lawn.
  • Prune shrubs that have already blossomed.
July
  • Trim evergreen hedges.
  • Check bathroom and exhaust fans.
  • Seal asphalt driveway if necessary.
August
  • Check garage door track and grease the bearings.
  • Lubricate interior and exterior door hardware.
  • Seed new lawns.
  • If furnace ductwork in basement is not covered over
    by a rec room ceiling check to see if joints need new duct tape.
September
  • Get oil furnace serviced.
  • Check clothes dryer vent and remove dust particles.
  • Inspect the grout around tires and bathtubs.
October
  • Plant spring flowering bulbs.
  • Rake leaves and clean up yard.
  • Drain garden hoses.
  • Wrap trunks of newly-planted trees.
  • Check weatherstripping around doors and windows.
November
  • Clean and store lawn mower and garden tools, sharpen mower blade.
  • Clean up garden for winter.
  • Install storm windows.
  • Remove leaves from eavestrough.
  • Get fireplace chimney cleaned out before start of heating season.
December
  • Cover evergreens with burlap to prevent ice damage.
  • Brush off evergreens after heavy snowfalls.
  • Bring in firewood.




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