Your home is your greatest investment, and your plumbing, heating, and cooling systems are the core of a properly functioning home.
To keep your home safe and secure, it’s important to make time for routine maintenance tasks throughout the year, and the summertime is no exception. But when life gets busier during the summer, many homeowners may forget to conduct routine maintenance, which can result in hefty repair expenses in the long-run.
To help you stay on top of your summer routine maintenance duties, take a look at part one of our routine summer plumbing maintenance checklist below.
Deep Clean Your Kitchen and Bathroom
Keeping your home tidy can be a difficult task for even the most conscientious cleaners, which is why it’s a good idea to have your house deep-cleaned on an annual basis. Certain areas of a home will inevitably need a more rigorous cleaning than others, such as the bathrooms and the kitchen. To keep germs at bay this season and throughout the year, think about hiring professional cleaners to deep clean these spaces.
Replace Your HVAC Filters
Your home’s furnace not only stimulates effective air flow throughout your house; it also helps decrease the amount of dust, debris, and other contaminants circulating within your indoor air. To ensure your filters are working efficiently, be sure to change them every 2-4 months at the very least.
Monitor Your Drains and Water Pressure
If you notice any slow drains or clogs in your plumbing system, don’t wait until they develop into a larger problem to have them cleared. While you are at it, check your home for plumbing issues that often get overlooked by monitoring your water pressure using a pressure gauge. If you find that your water pressure is high, make a point to have a professional service your water pressure regulator.
Clean Your Air Ducts
Dirty air ducts can circulate dust, debris, and other allergens throughout your home and impact your HVAC system’s ability to function at its optimal level. If you haven’t had your ducts cleaned at least once in the past 3-5 years, this summer is the perfect time to check this task off your list.