BC省持牌验屋师- Jimmy Wang

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Home Maintenance Checklist in Fall 秋季房屋维护清单

1. Clean gutters and downspouts.


Once most of the leaves have fallen, clean out gutters and downspouts (hire a helper if you are not comfortable on a ladder). Clogged gutters during rainstorms can cause water to pool and damage your roof or siding.


2. Make exterior repairs.


Take a walk around your property, looking for signs of damage to the roof, siding and foundation. If you spot anything that needs repair, schedule it before winter weather hits.


3. Seal gaps where critters could enter.


Mice need only a tiny gap to be able to sneak into your house and raid your pantry — and with colder weather coming, all of the little critters out there will be looking for warm places to make a home. Fill small holes and cover any larger gaps securely with heavy-duty hardware cloth to keep the wildlife outdoors.


4. Check walkways, railings, stairs and the driveway for winter safety.


When the landscape is covered in ice and snow, just walking from the driveway to the front door can be quite a challenge.

Make navigating around your home safer by checking that all stairs are in good shape and have sturdy railings, and that the driveway is in good repair to make for easier shoveling

当遭遇大雪时,有时仅仅从车道走到前门就是一个相当大的挑战。 因此,在冬季来临之前,应该全面检查一下,楼梯是否都完好无损,栏杆是否坚固,车道是否需要修补,如有损坏,早作整修,确保冬季出行安全和便于铲雪。

5. Add weatherstripping.


Weatherstripping applied around the frames of windows and doors helps boost winter warmth and cut energy costs. Add door sweeps to the base of drafty doors to keep heat in and cold air out.

在门、窗框架上增加密封条,有助于在冬季保持室内温度,降低能源消耗成本。在门的底部增加挡风条(door sweeps),可以防止室内热量散发到室外和防止冷空气进入。

6. Check safety devices.


Test smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors; replace batteries as needed.

Check the expiration date on your fire extinguisher and replace if needed.

测试烟雾探测器和一氧化碳探测器是否能正常工作(按下测试按钮,看是否能正常报警),如有必要,更换新的电池或安装新的探测器。 检查灭火器上的过期日期,如有需要更换新的灭火器。

7. Clean dryer vents.


Lint buildup in dryer vents can make your dryer work less efficiently and even cause a fire — cool, dry fall weather increases static electricity, which can ignite lint that has built up, so now is a key time to get that lint out. You can hire a duct cleaning specialist to clean the vents for you, or clean the vent yourself.


8. Check Your Furnace


Schedule an appointment with a heating and cooling pro to get your heating system checked and tuned up for the coming heating season.

Change your furnace filters, too. This is a job you should do every two months anyway, but if you haven’t, now’s the time. If your HVAC includes a built-in humidifier, make sure the contractor replaces that filter.

为即将到来的供暖季节做好准备,可以安排预约一个专业人士来检查和维护你的供暖系统。 取暖炉的滤网通常需要定期清洁或更换,这是一项日常维护工作(通常每两/三个月做一次),但如果你还没有清洁或更换,现在是时候了。如果你的暖通空调装有内置加湿器,也要确保清洁或更换。



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