You've made a big investment in your home and proper maintenance not only keeps it in good condition, it also helps ensure your statutory warranty rights are protected. Proper maintenance is a prerequisite for certain warranty claims.
Watch the video "Maintaining Your New Home" to learn valuable home maintenance tips.
Tarion has also developed Home Maintenance Checklists. Each checklist (Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter) includes a monthly breakdown of items for inspection, and is intended to assist homeowners to set up a regular schedule of check-ups and clean-ups.
Additionally, many builders provide a homeowner's manual that details the construction and maintenance of the home at the pre-delivery inspection. This includes information by manufacturers of specific products used in the home, such as exterior siding, applicances and floor tiles.
Pay particular attention to the moisture level inside the home. Both excess and inadequate levels of humidity can pose problems. Please see Avoiding Moisture Damage for tips on maintaining proper humidity levels.