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Spring Cleaning Checklist

Beautiful Tree in SpringSpring: time to clean, but not quite time to use central air conditioning (but you should think about air conditioning).

After you clear out those closets and finally get those curtains washed, here are some “behind the scenes” things you can do to prevent big repair and clean-up bills down the road:

1. Clean out your pipes. Clogged pipes are annoying, and they can also be expensive if they lead to water damage. If water is draining slowly (or not at all) down a drain, you can try using traditional clog removers (Drano, for example) or diluted muriatic acid (most plumbers recommend seven parts water to one part acid). If those don’t do the trick, it’s time to use a mechanical clog remover or call a plumber.

2. Check your roof for winter damage. The folks who remove ice dams had a great winter here in the Twin Cities, but many roofs did not. You don’t have to get up on your roof to check for these signs of damage:

  • Missing shingles
  • Curled, blistered, or split shingles
  • Loose shingles
  • Exposed nails
  • Clogged valleys
  • Depressions, especially near vents and flashing

3. Check your basement for signs of water. The telltale sign is mold. If you find some, clean it right away, but also take time to look for the water source. In most cases, water comes in through the floor, but it can also seep through cinder block walls. If you see (or smell) signs of water, call a professional right away. Mold problems don’t go away on their own; a professional can help you eliminate the mold through cleaning and identifying structural changes that will keep the water out for good.

4. Change your air filter. Your furnace needs a spring cleaning too, especially since it will probably be running well into May. Changing the air filter is the easiest and cheapest thing you can do to keep it running smoothly.

5. Make sure your central air conditioning unit is working. Believe it or not, Minnesota has seen temperatures above 90 in May. You don’t want to find out that there’s something wrong with your central air conditioning when the temperature soars for the first time, and you certainly don’t want to wait until June, when high temperatures can be accompanied by high humidity.

Call us at 612-825-6867 if you’ve got concerns about your central air conditioning unit. At Welter Heating and Air Conditioning, all parts and service are guaranteed.

 

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Spring Cleaning Checklist

Beautiful Tree in SpringSpring: time to clean, but not quite time to use central air conditioning (but you should think about air conditioning).

After you clear out those closets and finally get those curtains washed, here are some “behind the scenes” things you can do to prevent big repair and clean-up bills down the road:

1. Clean out your pipes. Clogged pipes are annoying, and they can also be expensive if they lead to water damage. If water is draining slowly (or not at all) down a drain, you can try using traditional clog removers (Drano, for example) or diluted muriatic acid (most plumbers recommend seven parts water to one part acid). If those don’t do the trick, it’s time to use a mechanical clog remover or call a plumber.

2. Check your roof for winter damage. The folks who remove ice dams had a great winter here in the Twin Cities, but many roofs did not. You don’t have to get up on your roof to check for these signs of damage:

  • Missing shingles
  • Curled, blistered, or split shingles
  • Loose shingles
  • Exposed nails
  • Clogged valleys
  • Depressions, especially near vents and flashing

3. Check your basement for signs of water. The telltale sign is mold. If you find some, clean it right away, but also take time to look for the water source. In most cases, water comes in through the floor, but it can also seep through cinder block walls. If you see (or smell) signs of water, call a professional right away. Mold problems don’t go away on their own; a professional can help you eliminate the mold through cleaning and identifying structural changes that will keep the water out for good.

4. Change your air filter. Your furnace needs a spring cleaning too, especially since it will probably be running well into May. Changing the air filter is the easiest and cheapest thing you can do to keep it running smoothly.

5. Make sure your central air conditioning unit is working. Believe it or not, Minnesota has seen temperatures above 90 in May. You don’t want to find out that there’s something wrong with your central air conditioning when the temperature soars for the first time, and you certainly don’t want to wait until June, when high temperatures can be accompanied by high humidity.

Call us at 612-825-6867 if you’ve got concerns about your central air conditioning unit. At Welter Heating and Air Conditioning, all parts and service are guaranteed.

 

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