As winter fades away and the weather gets warmer, it’s time for condo corporations to start thinking about Spring. Considering season changes are quite a drastic change in weather for those living in Edmonton and Calgary, here are some very important things that condo corporations should do to prepare for the spring season:

1. Check the property for any damage

After the harsh winter weather, it’s important to inspect the property for any damage. Check for cracks in the pavement, loose shingles on the roof, and any other issues that need to be addressed before the spring rains start.

2. Schedule landscaping and outdoor maintenance

Spring is the time when plants start to bloom and the grass starts to grow again. Condo corporations should schedule landscaping and outdoor maintenance, such as lawn care, pruning, and weed control.

3. Inspect HVAC systems

Condo corporations should inspect and service their HVAC systems to ensure they are running efficiently and safely. This includes changing air filters, checking for leaks, and cleaning the ducts.

4. Clean gutters and downspouts

Gutters and downspouts should be cleared of any debris that may have accumulated during the winter months. This will help prevent water damage to the property.

5. Check the pool

If your property has a pool, it’s important to make sure it’s ready for the season. This includes cleaning the pool, checking the chemical levels, and ensuring that the pool equipment is in good working order.

6. Review the emergency preparedness plan

Spring can bring severe weather such as thunderstorms and extreme heat. It’s important to review the emergency preparedness plan with residents and ensure that all safety equipment, such as fire extinguishers and smoke detectors, is in good working order.

7. Clean and declutter common areas

Spring cleaning should not be limited to just your own unit. Condo corporations should also clean and declutter common areas such as hallways, laundry rooms, and storage areas.

8. Encourage energy efficiency

As the weather warms up, residents may be tempted to turn up the air conditioning. Condo corporations should encourage energy efficiency by providing tips on how to reduce energy consumption and save money.

By following these steps, condo corporations can ensure that their property is in top shape for the spring season.

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