As a homeowner, you know that the longer spring and summer days are a great opportunity for you to get down to the work of cleaning and maintaining your home. There are so many home maintenance and cleaning tasks that you can and should complete when you have the extra daylight hours that you may not know about all of them. Get to know some of the spring and summer cleaning and maintenance tasks that you may not have thought of for your home so that you can get started as soon as possible and make sure your home is in the best possible condition going forward.
Chimney Cleaning and Restoration
After a long winter of burning fires in your fireplace, your chimney is likely full of soot, ash, and debris from use. Many people would simply close off their fireplace and put the chimney out of their mind until the next time they need it.
However, if you want to be proactive and want to prevent extensive damage to your chimney or having a majorly dirty chimney the next time you open it up, you should have your chimney cleaning done when the weather is warm. Not only will you have a clean chimney before you close it up, but you will also likely get cheaper rates in the "off-season" for chimney sweeps.
When you have your chimney cleaned, you will also want to make sure that you have it inspected, both inside your home and from the outside on the roof. That way, if your chimney needs to be restored or resealed, then you will have plenty of time to get it taken care of before next winter. For further assistance, contact local professionals, such as those from The Chimney Medic.
Furnace Inspections and Repairs
Even though you will not be using your furnace throughout the spring and summer, you want to be sure that you do not leave it in disrepair for several months. Schedule your furnace to be checked out mid-spring or early summer (once you know you will not longer be needing it).
Once again, the rates you are charged will likely be lower than in the busy season, and you will know what shape your heating system is in for several months before you need it again. The repairman can adjust the pilot light if need be, change out the air filter, clean the heating system, and perform any minor repairs as needed. You will also know ahead of time if you will need a new furnace before the next winter so that you can better plan and budget.
Now that you know a few of the spring and summer cleaning and maintenance tasks that you may not have thought of before, you can get started as soon as possible and make sure that your home is in great shape going forward into the rest of the year.Share
18 May 2016
Hello, my name is Kirk. Welcome to my website about cleaning. When I developed asthma, I had to figure out the best way to manage my health. Since my asthma worsened with exposure to allergens, I had to dedicate myself to deep cleaning my home on a regular basis. I learned a lot about keeping my home clean using natural products and methods. I also utilize cleaning services when I cannot perform the work myself. I would like to help others learn how to keep their home clean and tidy on their own and with professional help. I hope you will follow along to learn all you can about cleaning your home. Thanks for visiting.