Despite the recent snows, spring is officially upon us here in Denver, with the weather slowly but surely warming up. As the snow melts and the flowers start to bloom, it’s time to shake off the cobwebs and tackle the spring cleaning.
Already powering through your spring cleaning checklist? Feeling overwhelmed just thinking about it? No matter which stage you’re in, don’t forget about your home’s plumbing and HVAC systems. A little spring maintenance now could save you thousands in repairs later on this year. Here’s a complete spring cleaning checklist especially for Denver homeowners to keep you on track.
Pro tip for new Denver homeowners: If your home was built before 1975, your sewer pipes could be made of vitrified clay. It’s a good idea to get these clay pipes replaced as quickly as possible after moving in to save yourself some hassle later on. Not sure if your pipes need replacing? Book a video pipeline inspection to find out.
Plumbing spring cleaning checklist
Scrubbing your baseboards and degreasing the kitchen backsplash is hard enough work. Do you really have to spring clean your plumbing fixtures too? Yes! (But you probably knew we were going to say that — we are a Denver plumbing company, after all.)
Cleaning and maintaining your plumbing system is a dirty job, but your home will feel a lot fresher once you’ve checked these items off your list:
- Clean out the gutters, water spout, and vent pipes on the roof
- Check indoor faucets and outdoor water spigots for leaks
- Book your spring plumbing inspection to diagnose leaks, damage, and potential issues
- Check your water heater to ensure it’s functioning optimally
- Drain your water heater tank, or consider replacing it if your unit is over 15 years old
- Inspect your water supply lines to your dishwasher, washing machine, toilets, and other fixtures for leaks and tears
- Deep-clean your toilets, showers, bathtubs, and sinks
- Descale your shower head
- Book a drain cleaning to clear slow-clearing drains and remove clogs/debris
- Freshen up your garbage disposal by grinding small lemon peels and ice cubes for 30 seconds
- Pour water down drains you don’t use often to prevent odors
- Clean the aerators in your faucets and the P-traps under your sinks
Some of these tasks can be tricky for the average Denver homeowner to do themselves. Not comfortable climbing up on the roof or inspecting your water heater? Call us and we’ll handle some of these spring cleaning items so you don’t have to!
HVAC spring cleaning checklist
Deep-cleaning your HVAC systems should be a lot easier than your plumbing fixtures. Most homeowners can tackle these jobs over a weekend.
- Change your HVAC/swamp cooler filters — spring is the best time to do this
- Dust the ceiling fans before turning them on to improve air quality and circulation
- Turn on your AC to ensure it doesn’t need any repairs or maintenance
- Clear any debris or fallen leaves from around your outdoor HVAC unit
- Vacuum your refrigerator coils to remove dust and improve energy efficiency
- Adjust the thermostat and change batteries if needed
- Consider installing a programmable thermostat if you don’t already have one
- Clean your vents and make sure they’re open and free of dust, debris, and pet hair
Reclaim your time this spring with the help of a Denver HVAC and plumbing specialist
This spring cleaning list is pretty long. We totally understand if you’re feeling swamped just reading it. Spend more time sunbathing and less time scrubbing this spring when you book your plumbing and HVAC inspections in Denver with Golden West.
From changing air filters to repairing sewer pipes, no job is too small or too big for our trained technicians. Call us today to discover why thousands of homeowners across Denver trust us with their maintenance needs.
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