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Simple Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring Cleaing - FranklinSpring cleaning is an annual – and necessary – rite of homeowners. This changing of the seasons means it’s time to address the mess that winter often leaves behind. Your house can really take a beating and it’s important to administer some TLC as you get ready for summer.

Maintaining and cleaning your home both inside and out will help keep your home’s plumbing system in good working condition as the weather changes. With that in mind, here are a few spring cleaning tips:

  • Outside faucets. When turned on, make sure water is flowing consistently and there are no drips when the faucets are turned off. Also check for leaks inside your home where faucets are located.
  • Inspect yard drains, gutters and spouts and ensure they are cleaned out and draining properly.
  • Make sure your furnace exterior vent pipe is clean and unobstructed. A common problem is birds, who often like to nest in those vent pipes.
  • Toilet maintenance. Put a few drops of food coloring in the reservoir tank of each toilet; if the water in the toilet bowl turns that color, guess what: you have a leak.
  • Unclog shower heads. Water flowing through your shower heads will over time naturally lead to calcium and other mineral deposits which eventually will clog the head. Here’s an easy remedy: soak the shower head in plain white vinegar, which will dissolve these deposits. Fill a plastic bag with vinegar, tie it securely over the shower head and soak overnight.
  • Inspect and clean out exterior dryer vent.

Contact Franklin today for assistance or advice with these tasks or other service/maintenance issues.

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