• Arthur Duhaime

What to do during the COVID-19 downtime.

Here is my list of the top 5 things you can do to improve your quality of life & reduce spending at home during the coronavirus social distancing.



Your basement, closet, garage, bathroom vanity or whatever needs it. I know that sounds like no fun but you will feel great once it’s done and when else are you going to get the opportunity.


Change your furnace filter.

You know it needs it. A clogged furnace filter can reduce the quality of the air you breathe and the efficiency of or even damage your furnace. Save $Money and feel better by changing the filter.


Smoke & CO2 detectors.

Yup I went there. But these things save lives and they can’t do it without a battery. Make sure you have a smoke & CO2 detector at each level of your home, one smoke detector outside the sleeping rooms and one in each sleeping room.


Check for leaks.

I cannot stress enough the importance of keeping your home dry. Few things cost more to fix than the damage caused by a small leak gone unnoticed for a long time. After a rain look in your attic for any dark or discolored areas. Feel your basement walls, any areas with moisture will feel colder to the touch. Walk around the outside of your house and look for brown, green or white water stains. Check to make sure the ground around your home is sloping away from the house. Water rolls downhill right and if downhill is your home's foundation you can bet moisture & damage will come next. Moving dirt around to fix this is cheap, Repairing a compromised foundation or remediating mold are not.


Spend quality time with your loved ones.

Use this time to do right by the people closest to you. We all know we can improve the way we treat the ones closest to us. The people we need the most are also the ones easiest to take for granted. Let go of the small stuff and take some time to show appreciation & love to the people that you are blessed to have in your life.

Like so many things in life it is less about what we are given and more about what we do with it. We can let Coronavirus cause worrie & fear or we can welcome the long overdue change of pace and seize this opportunity for change & improvement that is now at hand.

Arthur Duhaime

Clear Home Inspection ltd

Lic# OHI.2019005236

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