Spring Time Clean Up Tips
Spring Cleaning started as a way to clean away Winter’s mess. In those days, homes were heated by fires, and doors were kept shut tight to keep the warm air in. This, of course, led to soot and grime accumulating during the cold months.
Cleaning can also give a sense of satisfaction that will put you in a good mood.
As the snow melts keep an eye on your sump pump barrel, check pump, float and discharge hose. Those who have the sump discharge by pass system the continuous warm days it’s time to switch the discharge back to outside. Those with the discharge dumping into the storm along side of the house, make sure any debris is cleaned away.
Downspouts and eaves are extremely important to keep water out of your basement. Best way to keep water out of your basement,,, is to direct the water away from your basement. Clean eaves, extend the downspouts on to splash blocks. Clean outside under stairs, decks and window wells. Look at grading the lot away from the basement using clay and rock. Replace furnace and humidifier filters. Clean fireplaces, wash windows inside and out.
Try these ten steps to bring a fresh, pleasant feel to your room as well as improve your room’s air quality.
1. Identify the odor.
2. Dust your room from top to bottom.
3. Clean your floors.
4. Open your windows.
5. Bathe your pets.
6. Wash your sheets and laundry.
7. Clean all upholstery.
8. Turn on a dehumidifier.
9. Use a indoor air purifier.
10. Use a odour absorber.
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