If you are feeling the urge to clean and purge, it must mean Spring is in full bloom. Something about new beginnings inspires us to open the windows and clean out those dusty corners and that junk drawer in the kitchen. While you are busy sorting and scrubbing, add these helpful cleaning tasks to give your home a full fresh start.
Clean Your Walls
It’s easy to get distracted by the typical tasks when cleaning. So much so that you fail to see a neglected chore all around you. Over the course of a year, or more, even our walls have a buildup of grease and dust. Especially in the kitchen. With the convenience of disposable mop pads and long handled mops heads, cleaning your walls will be a breeze. You may even convince your kids to join in, as long as you take any artwork off the walls. Cleaning your walls will help to preserve the integrity of the paint and may help to restore the color.
Clean Your Attic and Basement
One of the most traditional spring-cleaning scenarios includes sorting “treasures” into bags and boxes in the attic or basement. Between sorting outdated Christmas decorations and old children’s toys take a moment to look closely at the condition of your home. Look for any mold growth or evidence of water damage or leaks, especially the ceilings and around your water heater and air conditioner. You might even find signs of rodents and other species that can damage wiring, insulation, and flooring. By taking a few minutes to clean out and inspect your attic and basement, you can prevent future and expensive damage.
Cleaning Vents and Filters
The best time to give your HVAC system extra care is in the spring. It’s a perfect time to change your air conditioner’s filters if you want to stay cool and healthy this summer. Air conditioning vents should also not be overlooked. If your vents are removable, take them outside where you can clean off any dust and debris. Then take a look at your ducts for build-up or signs of rodents. If your vents are difficult to remove, vacuum with a soft brush attachment and then wipe clean. Filters and vents that are not maintained result in greater energy costs and bills. Your HVAC system should be thoroughly cleaned, and every component should be examined.
It might seem daunting to take this on, but you don’t have to do it alone. Contact us to lean about our HVAC Maintenance Service Plans that relieve the pressure of maintaining your system. Contact Quigley today if you need help with your HVAC system or if you have any questions.