Spring Cleaning? Make Sure You Include These 3 Things On Your List

If you are planning to do some spring cleaning inside your home, there are other things you need to include on your to do list that you may not think about. Doing these things will ensure everything works properly for you.  Below is some more information about this maintenance.

Clean Your Rain Gutters

Rain gutters can become clogged with things like leaves, sticks, and other debris. When this happens, the water clogs up behind this debris. The water then spills out of the gutters and pools down beside the foundation of your home, which will result in foundation damage. The water will also leak into a basement. Water backing up in the gutters causes water damage to the wood fascia around your home.

Inspect your gutters regularly, and clean them out when you notice any debris. You can use a garden hose, or use a small hand shovel to pick up the debris. If you do not feel comfortable doing this, call a roofing contractor to help you.

Have Your Septic Tank Cleaned

Having your septic tank regularly cleaned will ensure it is working properly. If the septic tank backs up, this can cause not only a big mess but health problems. This is because everything that you have flushed down the drain will come back into your home.  You will have a very bad odor, and there are bacteria present in the sludge, which you will have to clean up. This could cause nausea, vomiting, breathing problems, and skin irritations.  You will also see dirty water in your yard around the septic tank, which can become a very big mess. If you get your septic tank cleaned regularly, you will not have to worry about this happening.  Contact a septic tank company like The Outhouse and ask how often you should have your system maintained.

Check Your Home for Leaks

Even if you do not have large leaks that are noticeable, you still may have small leaks around your home. Walk around and check under your kitchen and bathroom sink for any water. Feel the pipes to see if you feel a lot of moisture on them. These small leaks can get worse over time. If your notice a spike in your water bill, this is a big sign that you have a leak somewhere. If you cannot find it, contact a plumber to inspect your pipes.

Doing these three things will save you a lot of time, as well as money in costly repairs.