This weekend is the unofficial start of spring as Daylight Saving Time takes effect. Although we “lose” an hour of sleep, we’re rewarded with longer days and many Ottawa homeowners will take this opportunity to get a jump-start on spring cleaning. As you prepare to deep clean your home and tidy up the garden—remember to keep home safety in mind and incorporate some checks into your cleaning routine.
Check and Change Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxide Detector Batteries
Many people never think to check or change batteries in smoke alarms or carbon monoxide detectors—even though they are life-saving devices. But if you get into the habit of changing batteries every time the time changes—you’ll ensure that smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors get fresh batteries twice a year.
Keep Pests out of Your Home
If rodents or other pests gain access to your home—they could create a number of serious safety hazards. As part of your spring cleanup, make sure that you’re pest-proofing your home. One way to do this is to check to ensure that the air conditioner condenser is clear of overgrowth and debris; this will help deter rodents from being attracted to the system.
Keep Allergens in Check
While most people look forward to the change in weather, allergy sufferers dread the arrival of warmer temperatures. There are a number of tips to keep the allergen count in your home down—from regular dusting to having your HVAC system professionally cleaned.
As part of your spring cleaning routine, take some time to assess the safety of your home.
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