You’re just coming out of a severe winter. You don’t know the first thing about how to get your home plumbing set to take the oncoming spring head on! Spring cleaning plumbing aspects of the house is crucial to help you enjoy a perfect spring season.
Take a Walk
Start with your home’s exterior. Notice the wear and tear of the house outside. The exterior has been subjected to the forces of nature throughout the winter. Examine the caulking around windows and doors. Also, check the weather stripping. Inspect the roof for broken shingles and tiles. Don’t miss cleaning the gutters and downspouts.
Check HVAC Filters
Air filters, when blocked, reduce the efficiency of the air conditioning system. Its ability to push and pull through air registers and grills is hampered. During spring and summer, allergens are higher so replacing filters every 60 days is advisable if your family suffers from the symptoms. Also, check if the air conditioner is in a good condition so that you get the necessary repairs done beforehand, that is before spring sets in.
Clean the House from Inside
Your windows could use the cleaning from the inside and outside. You will be surprised as to how much you can see out your window once they have been cleaned. Clean your ceiling fans and fireplace and all the other parts of the house. Always best to test your emergency systems: smoke fire alarm, home alarm, carbon monoxide alarms and fire extinguisher to see if they are working correctly.
Drains, Windows and Doors
Make sure your doors and windows are properly insulated to keep the warm air out. Ensure there is no cracking or peeling of the seals. Next up, check if the drains around the house are clean. Remove leaves from the underground or exterior drains to keep them from clogging in case of spring showers and to avoid plumbing issues during spring.
The Main Culprits!
The common places for hard-to-find leaks are attics, washing machine hoses and crawl spaces. Inspect these areas without fail. Also, do not forget to check under sinks for damage from frozen pipes and check your water heater for signs of corrosion.
Prevent Your House From Becoming a Hot Box
Clogged dryer vents cause warm air to blow back into the room where the dryer is located. This gradually increases the temperature of the whole house. A simple cleaning will take care of this.
Remember, spring cleaning plumbing and overall clean-up of the house takes a little time. Make sure you have the necessary tools so once the snow has melted away you can commence the cleaning immediately. Edmonton plumbers will help you out regarding your professional needs.