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Spring Maintenance Tips for a Happy Home

Posted May 28, 2020 by Parkwood Admin


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    Heads up! Our seasonal work is starting up again!

    We’ve been loving the sunshine lately, but even with warmer weather, our crews need to make sure environmental conditions are suitable for seasonal work to begin! This includes keeping an eye on frost levels (yes, we have still seen some snow!), sound conditions and general weather trends. Work such as concrete, pre and rough grade, along with parging typically begins mid-June through to mid-October.

    To make sure we are well-prepared, crews will be checking frost levels often, as well as reviewing the houses that will be receiving this kind of work.

    Note: each day of rain = 3 days of dry time needed. Our crews will judge accordingly when we have rainy days as to when they can continue their duties in each neighbourhood. 

    concrete:

    Once pouring has begun, our concrete contractors will let you know when to expect your driveway and/or sidewalk in order to move your vehicles and any other items out of the way of obstruction.

    Grading:

    We’d like to kindly remind you to please be proactive and remove items from the front/side/backyards that might obstruct the lot staking, grading and approvals from the city.

    We strive to make these actions to your home as seamlessly as possible, but do understand that weather is a very large factor to completion and Mother Nature isn’t always running on our schedule. Thank you for working along with us this spring towards completing all seasonal items for your home!

    spring maintenance:

    Downspouts – We’ve already experienced a few rainy days this season, so please make sure water is draining away from your home and not pooling next to it. A hot tip is to keep an eye out for spring run-off on your sidewalks, walkways and ground area next to your home.

    Downspouts that have been put up over the winter can also be dropped down to drain the water run-off away from your home. Dropping your downspout is certain to save you many headaches as we anticipate more spring showers.

    Sump Pump – With spring and summer rainstorms soon upon us, there’s no better time to check the working order of your sump pump. Start by unplugging both plugs on the outlet by your pump, then only plug in the one for the pump. Your pump should turn on immediately, then remember to reconnect the other plug. Also, be sure to unscrew the sump lid and check inside to see that the float is not tangled.

    Filters – As we head full-force into allergy season, now is a great time to check the filters of your furnace, HRV and humidifier. Do they need a good clean? Do they need replacing? Air quality in your home should always be a top priority.

    Check each to make sure your filters are in the best shape for the season, as clean filters will keep your mechanical units working at their best while keeping airflow and circulation running smoothly in your home.

    If you have any questions or concerns about seasonal maintenance and upkeep in your home, get in touch with us and we will be happy to help!


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