Overlooked Spring Cleaning Jobs - Interior
With winter finally leaving and warmer weather on the way, it’s time to tackle all that spring cleaning! It can be a lengthy process but it’s important that you don’t miss these often-overlooked steps.
When people do their spring cleaning, they often don’t think about some of these crucial jobs.
• Unplug your refrigerator, slide it away from the wall and vacuum the dust that has accumulated on the condenser coils. This task may seem small, but can greatly extend the life of your refrigerator.
• Vacuum out the dust that is sticking to your air vents. Tip: after the vents are clear of dust, apply a thin layer of car wax on all surfaces of the vent to prevent dust from sticking and to allow for easier airflow.
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• If you built a lot of fires over the winter, have a CSIA-Certified chimney sweep inspect your chimney and fireplace. This should be done annually to prevent housefires. Bonus tip: throw a handful of salt into a fire to prevent soot and add some color to the flame!
• Before the weather warms up too much, have your HVAC system inspected by a qualified technician and, if needed, replace your filters.
Now that you've checked these jobs off your list, you can start enjoying the spring!
Information courtesy of the National Association of Home Builders, www.NAHB.org.
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