How to Prepare Your Home for the SummerMarch 26th, 2015
You’re closet isn’t the only place of your home that needs a spring cleaning. The utilities and piping in your residence are features that also need to be maintained in time for hot weather. Comfortable living conditions are important on hot days to keep home amenities functioning properly and to keep occupants healthy. Many homeowners become wrapped up in planning vacations and performing their spring cleaning that the utilities of the building can be overlooked.
You may be groaning about having your utilities maintained, but it doesn’t have to be a tedious task and it might even save you money in the long run. There are numerous benefits to cleaning and inspecting your utilities just in time for summer. For one thing, you won’t be the house on the block that is in need of emergency repair service, or melting in the heat because your air conditioner won’t work. You’ll be able to determine what utilities need repairs before they completely break down and what systems need to be gutted or washed.
Adding utility home preparations to your spring cleaning list will help you avoid uncomfortable living conditions, breakdowns, and the high cost of repairs. We at Guaranteed Plumbing & Heating, Inc. are willing to share utility maintenance tips that you can do by yourself, as well as provide advice on maintenance services that should be performed.
Do-it-Yourself Utility Maintenance
Follow these simple guidelines to get your home ready for high temperatures.
Adding Insulation – Some areas of your home may be letting warm or cold air escape, making your heating and cooling system work twice as hard. Grab an insulation product such as spray foam and apply it into places such as holes or cracks in the walls to keep the air in. Doing this will lower your utility bills as well.
Check for Mold and Remove it – Examine all areas of your laundry room, kitchen and bathroom for signs of mold. If you discover any mold, clean it up right away so that it does not become worse in the heat and cause further damage.
Pour Cleaning Mixture Down your pipes to Eliminate Buildup – To ensure that your pipes have a clear inner travel path, pour some liquid chemical solution down your drains.
Quality Maintenance Service
Paying for a heating and cooling company to service your home such as us at Guaranteed Plumbing & Heating, Inc. is a great investment, since your house will be assessed by trained professionals. Our company conducts a variety of home services such as drain cleaning, air conditioning unit inspection, bathroom remodeling, and more.
Have Leaks Fixed – An experienced plumber should be called to fix all household leaks because they could be the result of a larger problem.
Unit Replacement – There may not be anything wrong with your heating and cooling system but if it is an older model, you should consider having it replaced. Many new models are energy efficient and will save you money on bills.
Heating and Cooling Service – To ensure that your units are working properly, have an HVAC professional inspect and clean out all of your systems.
Drain Cleaning – Have a technician clean out all of your household drains, including your sewer line so that blockages can be prevented. There is nothing worse than a clogged toilet because of a backed up pipe in the hot weather, when everything is much smellier.