Home Maintenance – Upperview Homes

March 18, 2018

Smoke Detector Maintenance

Protecting you and your loved ones can be as simple as learning how to regularly maintain your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. While many of you have carbon monoxide detectors that plug directly into your electrical outlets, battery-powered smoke detectors need to be cared for in the same way you would your cell phone or tablet. First and foremost, ensuring battery life is critical and can be the difference between saving your home and yourself should a fire occur. The most common smoke detectors have 9 Volt batteries which rely on the user to understand how to install this type of […]
April 15, 2017

Getting Your Home Ready for Spring

Spring cleaning is a rite of passage for many Canadians after the winter months.  While the past winter gave us plenty of reasons to somewhat maintain our properties, both inside the home and the yard for those of you who have one, there are still many things you can do to spruce up your home. Here are a few ways you can hit the ground running when the season changes from winter to spring in 2016: 1.       Windows: Despite the warmer than normal temperatures, windows and the sills and casings that go with them still do experience hardships in the winter.  Be […]
December 10, 2016

4 Winter Maintenance Tips

Now that winter has arrived with a fury, it’s time to remember a few tips to keep you and your home ready for the change in climate. 1. Make sure all of your heating sources are in optimal working condition. From your furnace to stove, it’s important that the elements in your home that keep you and your loved ones cozy and comfortable are in great shape to keep doing so. Your fireplace and chimney should also be cleaned. Hiring a chimney cleaner is a safe and affordable way to remove buildup which could cause issues in the future. 2. […]