Home Maintenance Videos2021-07-15T12:21:29-07:00

Home Maintenance Videos

HOME MAINTENANCE VIDEOS

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Keep your house in tip-top shape with regular maintenance. From checking your fire alarms to cleaning the gutters and managing your downspouts, you can protect your home and keep it like new for many years to come.

Most home maintenance isn’t complex or anything that you need to pay for, but rather some simple tasks to do throughout the year. Doing them means you can extend the life of your home, keep your home running smoothly, save you money and also reduce threats to your house’s and family’s safety.

Some of these tips you may remember from your new home handover. In case you’ve forgotten any of them, we’ve got you covered. Below are all our home maintenance videos that you can watch and re-watch at any time.

Why You Need To Use Your Bathroom Fan2021-03-10T12:43:05-07:00

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Watch the video as Sam Verge, our Warranty Technician, answers homeowner’s questions about how and why they need to use their bathroom fans. The problem with not ventilating a bathroom, is that moisture can build up on the walls and windows, allowing mold to grow and possibly even get into the walls and cause the wood to rot. While some people think that they can just use a bathroom window to vent the moisture, an open window typically won’t adequately remove the condensation buildup that results from bathing. Regardless of whether you have a bathroom window, you will need to use the exhaust fan. How long should the bathroom fan run for? The fan should be turned on 20 to 30 minutes before you plan to bathe, during the time it takes for a bath or shower, and continue to operate it for a minimum of 30 minutes after to completely remove excess humidity. This will keep mold, mildew and rot at bay.

Why Fire Rated OSB is Safer than Drywall in New Home Construction2021-03-09T15:07:39-07:00

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What Kind of Warranty Coverage Comes with a New Home in Alberta?2021-03-10T12:35:53-07:00

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One of the many advantages of buying and moving into a new home is that it comes with a warranty. In Alberta, all new homes built by elite builders who meet the standards and stringent criteria required by The Alberta New Home Warranty Program (ANHWP) are protected by their 1-2-5-10 warranty program. Broadview Homes is a proud member of the program. In addition to the standard warranty coverage, we purchase the extended coverage for all of our customers. This means that instead of the building envelop being covered for five years it is covered for seven years. We feel it is important to provide customers with added peace of mind that comes with knowing their home is protected for longer. Watch the video as Sam, our Warranty Technician, explains what is covered in the 1-2-5-10 warranty program.

What Kind of Warranty Coverage Comes with a New Home in Alberta?2021-03-10T09:11:33-07:00

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Prevent Cracks & Water Pooling in Garage – Home Maintenance2021-03-10T12:47:58-07:00

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Our service technician, Sam Verge explains the causes of cracks in your concrete garage floor and what to do if water is pooling in the garage. He covers both home maintenance tips to help prevent cracking and also, how to fix them if you choose to repair the cracks. Sam also explains the causes of water pooling in your garage and how to remove it.

Prevent Concrete Driveway Repairs With Sealer & Proper Maintenance2021-03-10T12:46:43-07:00

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Our Broadview Homes technician explains how to prevent cracks in your driveway by sealing your concrete and proper winter maintenance. He also explains what causes cracks, when to be concerned about cracks and how to fill them.

How to Tighten a Loose Handle, Stop Drafts or Adjust Your Front Door to Move Freely2021-03-10T12:44:27-07:00

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Our warranty technician, Barclay Ross, explains how you can adjust your front door to fix some common problems. First, if you have a loose handle, Barclay gives you step-by-step instructions on how to tighten it. A handle that is not secure can cause the paint around it to chip so you’ll want to do it right away as soon as you notice a slight jiggle. Second, when your door is not properly adjusted, you can feel drafts, see dust coming in around the edges of your door or find that your front door is difficult to open. Barclay demonstrates how to adjust the striker plate assembly and threshold for your door. By changing how lose or tight these different parts are; you can make the optimal adjustments that will make it work perfectly. The only tool that you’ll need to get started is a screwdriver with multiple heads or individual screwdrivers with a Phillips (star) and Robertson (square) head.

How to Repair Drywall2021-03-10T12:33:51-07:00

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Life can sometimes cause some minor damage to our walls. Whether it’s a small scuffmark that the kids made kicking off their shoes or some slight damage to the walls from moving, it can be repaired with a few tools and a little know-how. Our warranty technician, Barclay Ross, explains what tools that you’ll need and then shows you how to make the drywall repair. In no time, you’ll have perfectly painted walls again.

How to Properly Use Your Thermostat & Change the Batteries2021-03-10T12:38:15-07:00

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Your home’s thermostat may seem simple enough to operate, and provided your weekly routine isn’t disrupted, it will operate according to the schedule you have programmed into it. But, what happens on the days when you’re not following your normal routine? Do you know how to adjust your home’s temperature or turn on the air conditioning in summer or change the batteries?
In this video, our Warranty Technician, Barclay, demonstrates:
• How to use the up and down buttons to temporarily increase or lower your home’s temperature.
• How to activate your home’s air conditioning, if you have one installed.
• How to turn on your home’s fan to circulate and exhaust air.
• What to do if the screen is starting to fade.
• How to replace the batteries on your thermostat.

How To Clean Window Track & Weeping Holes2021-03-09T12:49:37-07:00

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How Our Energy Efficient Construction Prevents a Cold Basement2021-03-09T15:01:26-07:00

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How DMX Wrap Waterproofs Your Foundation Walls Better Than Tar2021-03-09T15:08:54-07:00

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How Airtight Electrical Boxes Create Energy Efficiencies2021-03-09T15:03:00-07:00

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Hot Water Tank Maintenance2021-03-10T09:05:53-07:00

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Home Maintenance | Humidifier Maintenance2021-03-11T13:07:43-07:00

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Understanding how to maintain your humidifier is essential for homeowners to help improve air quality and ease the problems of dry air in your home. It is important to know how the humidistat works to change the humidity for the times of year and the corresponding weather, and also how to tackle a few basics of humidifier operation such as checking and cleaning the filter to keep it operating efficiently and effectively.

Home Maintenance | How to Clean Your Heat Recovery Filter2021-03-10T10:24:38-07:00

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With some regular home maintenance, your heat recovery ventilator (HRV) can help keep your fuel bills down and make your home living environment clean and healthy. In this video, we explain how to clean dirty or clogged filters. By cleaning filters on a regular basis you can improve its efficiency and keep it running at optimum levels.

Home Maintenance | How to Clean Hardwood Floors & Proper Humidity2021-03-10T10:16:45-07:00

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Since hardwood flooring is a living material, it will expand and contract with changes in humidity. When you have too much humidity, wood floors will expand and may cause swelling. If it is too little, then they can crack and cause gaps. To prevent this, it is important to maintain consistent humidity levels throughout the year between 35% to 45%. We also recommend cleaning with a Swifter and hardwood floor cleaner and avoid any products that contain wax to keep them beautiful for years to come.

Bring Smart Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)2021-03-09T10:57:14-07:00

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