Spring is just around the corner (in fact, it’s already here for some people around the world), which means it is time for spring cleaning. Some people love it and some people hate it, but regardless of your take on this annual tidying tradition, you have to admit that the end result is wonderful – a nice clean home to enjoy throughout the year.
Not only will spring cleaning help to keep everything looking clutter free, but there are also a lot of health benefits that come from doing a proper spring cleaning. So to help you out, here are a few things that you can try incorporating into your spring cleaning list that should give you an edge when it comes time.
Make Sure You Unclog Your Drains
If you have never unclogged your drains yourself or you are unaware of how to do it, you can surely get help unclogging your drains from a professional; many companies are around for this very reason and are happy to assist you in the process. Not only will you have smoother flowing pipes, but there are also a few health concerns that can be solved from clearing clogged or partially clogged drains.
One issue some people tend to deal with is a very sour or odd smell coming from the sink drains or shower drains, and the typical host of this problem is a clog somewhere along your pipes. Now you can most definitely give a drain cleaner a try, but those are not always reliable and can sometimes cause more of a backup than you are already dealing with.
When in doubt get help unclogging your drains because it will save you a lot of time and headache.
Don’t Forget to Check Your Filters, Vents, and Ducts
An often-overlooked component to spring cleaning (and any cleaning for that matter) is checking your vents, filters, and ducts. Anywhere that air is flowing through on a regular basis tends to get dusty and dirty even in short amounts of time.
There are a few factors that you will want to think about before replacing any filters or vents, and those are how many people, pets, and allergy sufferers live in your house. In the case that you have pets and allergy sufferers, changing your air filters is recommended about once a month, whereas if there are no allergy sufferers or pets, you should be good to go for about 3 months.
Close the Door on Bugs!
Spring is when a lot of bugs start waking up for the year, and their presence can be a real nuisance especially in the home, so make sure you check your windows and seal any cracks with caulking. It is definitely better to be safe than sorry when bugs start waking up from their winter slumber.
These three easy tasks will get your spring cleaning started on the right foot. Think of them as an investment in your future enjoyment!