6 Most Overlooked Spring Cleaning Tasks | You may have a spring cleaning routine that consists of: washing the windows, cleaning the fridge, decluttering the junk drawer, etc.
There’s a high probability that you miss some of the most important tasks. Some of these tasks may never have been done!
Below is a list of the 6 Most Overlooked Spring Cleaning Tasks that everyone should add to their checklist.
HVAC Filter: To maintain optimal air quality in your home, replace your system’s filter seasonally.
Furnace Humidifier Filter: These are easily forgettable or you may not know that they need to be replaced! Consult your manual.
Kitchen Hood Filter: Many of these filters are easily detachable & can be ran through the dishwasher.
Foundation Vents & Attic Vents: Look for missing or damaged screens, debris, or signs of insect or rodent infestation.
Dryer Vent: A plugged dryer vent can cause your dryer to run inefficiently & could also cause a house fire.
Dryers that are centrally located are prone to clogging from lint or pests. Strong odor & longer drying times can be a signs of an issue.
Make sure you have the following at your property:
Check the expiration date on all of these devices.
Be sure to remove any debris from the window wells.
Debris can clog the wells allowing water to build up. The pressure from the water can leak though a poorly sealed basement window or even break the window.
Water can than pour into the basement & cause damage.
Over time, sediment can build up in your water heater tank. This can cause discoloration to the water along with other problems.
Have your water heater maintenance or drain the water heater to remove any potential sediment.
During the Spring months here in Upstate NY we get an abundance of rain & storms. This large amount of rain can cause basement flooding.
Check your pump at least a couple times a year to ensure that it is working properly.
Dump water into the basin to make sure the pump turns on & removes the water.