Spring Home Maintenance. Where to Start?
Spring home maintenance tips. Where to start when you live in the desert? Performing some simple maintenance tasks this spring will pave the way for a trouble free summer. Let’s start at the top with your roof and gutters. Similarly, when you bought your home you had a home inspection done and of course, they checked out your roof, while that was great you should check for cracked or broken tiles and trapped dirt and debris that could lead to a possible leak. While there you can make sure your gutters are clear of debris and that there is no gunk in your downspout goose neck. If you are not fond of tackling this particular task yourself contact us and we would be happy to share our preferred vendor list with you.
Servicing your HVAC is probably one of the most important Spring home maintenance tips. During the summer months your air conditioner works overtime, with this said you are going to want to make sure your unit is running at peak performance. It’s a good idea to use a trained professional for this. There are many companies that offer a Spring tune up at a nominal fee. Also, make sure doors and windows are sealed to prevent to cool air from leaking out.
Cleaning Vents and Filters
Part of your home maintenance for Spring should include changing your air filter. Dirty air filters can make your AC Unit work overtime.
Any appliance that cleans air or water needs attention. Some of your appliances are so essential to keeping your home clean it’s easy to forget that cleaning them should be a part of the spring home maintenance ritual. For instance, dishwashers are equipped with either a manual or automatic filter that grinds food. Dirty filters won’t necessarily damage your dishwasher but will affect it’s performance. Range hoods or over the range microwaves have filters that trap dirt and grease. These filters can be removed and you can soak them in a good de-greasing soap to remove grime. A dirty lint filter can extend drying time and lead to lint buildup in the dryer’s cabinet and duct. So in addition to cleaning the lint filter between loads of laundry, also inspect the ducts to check for lint buildup, which poses a fire hazard.
Spring. A Good Time Check Smoke Detectors
Spring is a good time to change your smoke detector batteries and test your carbon monoxide detector. This is an easy and potentially life saving task.Take the time now. Better to be safe than sorry.
Test Irrigation System
If you have an underground irrigation or drip system, leaks in the pipes or the connections can cause your water bill to skyrocket. Spring is an excellent time to make sure your irrigation system is in optimal working condition.
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