Home Maintenance

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist Edmonton – Part 3 Yard

  Fall home maintenance checklist edmontonWelcome back to part three of the “Fall Home Maintenance Checklist”. In this section we deal with the yard, garden, porches and decks of your when preparing for the winter months ahead.

A clean, organized garage is a great start for your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

First things first, clean out that garage. Once you have your garage cleaned and organized put the summer garden tools away. Prepare all your yard equipment for winter storage. Make sure that you drain all the fuel from gas operated equipment such as the lawn mower and chain saw. Clean the yard so that it is free of all fallen leaves, if you have areas where the grass is patchy be sure to re-seed and now is a great time to plant any spring flowering bulbs. Cover all plants with netting and chicken wire to prevent deer from damaging them. This is also a good time to fertilize your lawn with a high phosphorous mix to ensure that you have the healthiest, greenest grass on the block when spring arrives. (more…)

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Carpet Cleaning

The Basics of Carpet Care Part 1

Effective carpet care maintenance program

carpet care edmontonMost people will replace theirs carpets because the carpet gets ugly not because it wears out, carpet ends up being replaced because of the “cow trails” in high traffic areas and the amount of stains that build up over time. Much of this damage could have been avoided with a effective carpet care maintenance program. (more…)

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Home Maintenance

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist Edmonton – Part 2 Exterior

Fall home maintenance checklist edmontonWelcome back to part two of the “Fall Home Maintenance Checklist”. In this section we deal with the exterior of your home including paint, foundation, siding, the roof and your driveway and many more things to consider when preparing for the winter months ahead.

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist Edmonton – Part 2 Exterior

Let’s start with your driveway: Inspect the driveway for cracks. Clean and repair any damage with a specially designed driveway filler, once fixed be sure to coat with a driveway sealer. This will prevent moisture from entering and freezing causing the crack to be larger and more difficult to deal with in the future. A great way to improve your energy efficiency, prevent leaks and avoid future costly bills is to inspect your exterior walls for any cracks. Caulk around the spaces where the foundation meets the siding of the home, where any pipes or wires are entering the house and around door frames and windows to prevent heat loss. This is one of the least expensive but most beneficial maintenance jobs the home owner can perform. Openings in structures allow water to seep in where it can freeze and cause cracks and allow molds to grow. The harsh winters of Edmonton can cause water and ice damage, a though check of the homes foundation combined with some inexpensive maintenance work can save large repair jobs in the future. (more…)

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Home Maintenance

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist Edmonton – Part 1 Interior

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist Edmonton

Fall home maintenance checklist edmontonFall is right around the corner, you can feel the cold mornings and shorter days: it’s time to get your house ready for the colder months ahead. The fall is a busy time of year for home owners as they prepare for the long winter months that we face in northern Canada but it’s also a great time to take advantage of the final warm days of the year to fix any damages before winter sets in. Here are a few home maintenance ideas that will prepare your home for the upcoming season.

Interior Maintenance Checklist - Fall Home Maintenance Checklist Edmonton

Did you know that heating and cooling your home contributes to 47% of the energy costs in your home? You can save approximately 20% on these costs by proper sealing and insulation. Air leaks found around windows and doors can be easily found using a lighter or lite candle and watching for the flame to flicker. Apply caulking or weather stripping to these areas will reduce drafts and energy bills. (more…)

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