The first day of spring arrives on Sunday, March 20th. With the changing of the season comes the proverbial spring cleaning—a tradition that allows you to freshen up your home and prepare for warmer days ahead. As your experts in HVAC and plumbing, here are five spring cleaning tips to help you get started.
Clean Room by Room
Nothing feels as satisfying as a clean home. It can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be time consuming or difficult. We recommend taking it room by room to clean up your house’s trouble spots. Tackle your home’s dirtiest areas first, such as the kitchen and bathrooms. Then, you can move on to decluttering, dusting, and vacuuming other rooms.
Change Air Filters
Checking and replacing your air filters on a regular basis just makes good sense. Clean air filters help trap all sorts of indoor pollutants such as dust, dirt, pet dander, mold, and other particulates as air circulates through your HVAC system. When an air filter is dirty and clogged, not only will the air quality in your home worsen, but your HVAC system will have restricted air flow, which can cause damage to your system.
Flush Out Drains
You can spring clean your plumbing just like the rest of your home. You don’t want a clog to wreak havoc on your household, so check your kitchen sinks, floor drains, bathroom sinks, and shower drains for any debris that may cause a clog later. Hair, soap scum, mineral deposits, and food can build up inside the pipes, restricting water flow, and potentially backing up your drain. Use an eco-friendly drain cleaner, a plunger, or a plumbing snake to clear any clogged drains.
Get touchy-feely by checking your home for any air leaks. Even if your HVAC unit is running smoothly, it will have difficulty cooling or heating your home when air is leaking through the barriers of your house. Feel around windows, vents, and doors for tiny holes, gaps, and imperfect seals that can all add up to a drafty house that needs additional weatherization.
Schedule Routine Maintenance
Your spring cleaning checklist would not be complete without routine maintenance for your HVAC system. Our experienced technicians will thoroughly check your system to find any potential issues and fix them before they turn into a major breakdown in the future.
Call Cool Blew
A good spring cleaning helps to keep your home environment clean and running smoothly. Why not call us today at 623-872-2900 to schedule your spring maintenance or tune up appointment.