Monthly Archives: July 2014

Pre-Delivery Inspection

Your new home has been inspected by our staff at every stage of construction. Further inspections have been carried out by municipal building inspectors, electrical and plumbing inspectors. Now it’s your turn to go over every aspect of your new home in detail. At some time you will, together with RVL’s representative,inspect your home. This pre-delivery inspection is mandatory. You will be contacted to set up an appointment for this inspection.

At this time you will complete a NEW HOME WARRANTY PROGRAM Certificate of Completion and Possession, which will enrol you in the New Home Warranty Program. This will be provided to you by RVL. This lists any defects discovered during the pre-delivery inspection, but your Warranty is not limited to these items. Your RVL Builder’s Warranty provides for the correction of any defects reported within one year of occupancy.

Furthermore, your New Home Warranty will protect you against major structural defects reported during the subsequent six-year period. If you miss anything during your pre-delivery inspection, items of concern can still be reported to RVL during your first year of occupancy. To help you with your pre-closing inspection, we’ve provided a usefulchecklist.

Winter Care

Winter Care

December
  • Check air ducts
  • Check for excessivesnow on roof
  • Clean furnace filter and heat recovery ventilator (HRV)
  • Clean humidifier
  • Check and reset ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
January
  • Clean furnace filter and HRV
  • Check furnace fan belt
  • Check water heater
  • Check exhaust fans
  • Clean humidifier
  • Remove snow and ice from roof overhang/vents
  • Check and reset GFCI
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
February
  • Clean furnace filter and HRV
  • Check inside surfaces
  • Remove snow and ice from roof overhang/vents
  • Check and reset GFCI


Autumn Care

September
  • Check exterior finishes
  • Check garage door tracks and lubricate bearings
  • Check caulking for air and water leaks
  • Plant new lawn
  • Check fireplace and chimney
  • Check basement or crawl spaces
  • Have humidifier, furnace and HRV serviced
  • Check clothes dryer vent
  • Check and reset ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
October
  • Check windows and screens
  • Drain exterior water lines
  • Check roof including shingles, flashing and vents
  • Check weatherstripping
  • Check sealing around windows and doors
  • Check septic system
  • Winterize landscaping and remove leaves
  • Clean furnace filter and HRV
  • Clean water heater
  • Shut off exterior water supply
  • Check eavestroughs and downspouts
  • Clean humidifier
November
  • Check attic
  • Inspect floor drains to ensure trap is filled with water
  • Clean furnace filter and HRV
  • Check for condensation and humidity
  • Check and reset GFCI
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors


Summer Care

June
  • Inspect air conditioning
  • Check roof
  • Check sheds and garages
  • Check sealing around windows and doors
  • Check septic system and clean if necessary
  • Fertilize lawn
  • Check water heater
  • Check and reset ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
July
  • Check eavestroughs and downspouts
  • Clean furnace filter and HRV
  • Clean humidifier
  • Inspect basement or crawl spaces
  • Check roof for loose or cracked shingles
  • Check driveways and walks for frost damage
  • Check water heater for leaks
  • Turn on exterior water supply
  • Plan landscaping to avoid soil settlement and water ponding
  • Check and reset GFCI
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
August
  • Clean air conditioner filter
  • Air out damp basements on dry, sunny days
  • Inspect driveways and walks
  • Inspect doors and locks
  • Check and reset GFCI
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors


Spring Care

March
  • Clean furnace filter and heat recovery ventilator (HRV)
  • Check attic
  • Check sump pump (if installed)
  • Clean humidifier
  • Remove snow and ice from overhang and vents
  • Check and reset ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
April
  • Check eavestroughs and downspouts
  • Clean furnace filter and HRV
  • Clean humidifier
  • Inspect basement or crawl spaces
  • Check roof for loose or cracked shingles
  • Check driveways and walks for frost damage
  • Check water heater for leaks
  • Turn on exterior water supply
  • Plan landscaping to avoid soil settlement and water ponding
  • Check and reset GFCI
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
May
  • Inspect fences
  • Check caulking for air and water leaks
  • Lubricate weatherstripping
  • Check exterior finishes
  • Check windows and screens are operating properly
  • Check septic system (if installed)
  • Check and reset GFCI
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors


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