HVAC Spring Cleaning

It’s time to prepare for spring cleaning!  Yes, it may seem a little premature, but you can never be too prepared. Before pulling out those rubber gloves, remember that there are items around your home that could use a good cleaning that you may not be thinking of. Vacuuming and dusting is a perfect way to spring clean, but did you remember to detail clean your dryer vent? It’s also important to clean and test your smoke detectors and fire extinguishers–these items may spend many months unused, which causes their care to sometimes go by the wayside.

Lastly, don’t forget to give your HVAC a good spring maintenance checkup. Changing out your filters and calling a Poorman’s Heating and Air technician can help save you money and future headaches if you ensure that your system receives its required yearly maintenance.

Toilet Problems

Few things are worse than having problems with your toliet. Let’s face it, we all need a functioning toliet…don’t we? …Nevermind, don’t answer that!

Here are some common toilet issues you may be having:

  • Shower Scalds: The dreaded shower scald is simply cold water drawn from flushing the toilet.  You can however minimize the temperature so it’s less shocking on your shower experience. If you turn the water valve on each tank off and then back it up one quarter to one half to slow down the flush rate. Or you can just warn whoever happens to be taking the shower. 🙂
  • Continuous Toilet Run: Your toilet will choose to run continuously when the flapper valve doesn’t close all the way. You can fix this by cleaning around the valve to ensure nothing is keeping it open.
  • Partial Flushing: The partial flush can be pretty frustrating. This is usually caused when the flapper cap doesn’t lift enough. You can always unhook the chain and reattach it with a shorter length.