CHECK LAWN EQUIPMENT
Check all of your power equipment to ensure that it is ready to roll this summer. You might even want to have your mower blade sharpened.
It’s no fun attempting to start the lawnmower for the first trim of the year to no avail. The same holds true with all of the other gadgets you use in the yard including the weed trimmer and rototiller.
It makes sense to check all of these out before summer to ensure they all work well.
SERVICE YOUR AC
Spring is the perfect time of year to have your AC serviced. Having an HVAC professional look over the system lessens the chances of a breakdown in the middle of a heatwave. You will sleep better at night knowing your AC is good to go for another season.
CLEAN THE DISPOSAL
Try not to think about all of the foods and other materials you crammed down your drain over the winter. Whenever you clean out your refrigerator, the disposal gets filled with rotting lettuce, moldy cheese and sour milk.
Cleaning your garbage disposal is quite an easy task, all you need to do is feed it ice cubes while running cold water. There are also tablets you can purchase that will clean it out. You might want to drop lemon or orange peels down the disposal to give off a pleasant odor.
There are probably all sorts of filters around your home that should be replaced in the spring. Any HVAC filters you might have should definitely be replaced. And if you have a kitchen hood, that filter should be replaced or cleaned as well as the water filter in your refrigerator.
Speaking of refrigerators, you should clean the coil this spring as well. In fact, you should pull that refrigerator out and sweep and mop under it, it gets pretty gross under there.
CLEAN THE SIDING
You can greatly improve the look of your home by simply cleaning up the siding. And while you are in the midst of this task, check for any damage that may have occurred over the winter.
CLEAN THE DRYER VENT
A clogged dryer vent can be a fire hazard. Disconnect the dryer vent and use a vent brush to remove dirt and debris. You will then need to go outside and check your dryer vent cover to ensure it opens and closed properly.
CLEAN THE GRILL
Spring is the right time of year to scrub down your outdoor grill. It has probably been a year since it was last cleaned.
Test all of the smoke detectors and CO detectors in your home. You need to replace the batteries as necessary. If you have any alarms that are 10 years old or older, those should be replaced right away.
Spring is the right time of year to trim the trees and shrubbery on your property. You will want to get an early start on this task before the leaves fill out and make the job more difficult.
Make sure your tree and shrub branches are at least five feet away from your house so they can’t conduct moisture on your roof or siding.
CLEAN THE GUTTERS
You may have cleaned your gutters in the fall, but if you were to check them right now, you will notice that they need to be cleaned again. Gutter cleaning is a task that should be done at least twice a year.
And if you notice a plumbing leak while doing any of these tasks, give American Drain Company a call.