It’s a good time to get a service check on your HVAC system — both your heating AND a/c. You’ll have an easier time getting a professional to your home before the mad rush of summer when air conditioning units from hither to yon break down. A good HVAC service professional may, for example, find a small problem like a leak in the coolant, which can ultimately end up costing you hundreds of dollars if left unchecked. So get thee to a professional now! And to find other ways to prevent HVAC problems down the road, watch this video.
Check your basement floor drain.
Does your basement smell like rotten eggs? Check your basement’s floor drain right away. Floor drains are designed to have water in them. The water helps seal the drain and prevent sewer gas from entering the home’s living space. If not used frequently, the water in these drains can evaporate, and the reeking odor will let you know when the water is gone. To solve this problem, simply take a pitcher of water and pour it down the drain. This will reestablish the seal and keep sewer gas where it belongs– out of your house. If the smell remains, contact a licensed plumber in your area.
Clean leaves from flowerbeds to prevent fungus growth.
Don’t let leaves decompose in your flower beds– sure, they can be a source of natural nutrients, but they can also block water from entering the soil and can even promote fungal growth among your soon-to-emerge plants. To protect your plants, take a rake and remove the leaves that have collected during the winter. By removing the leaves, you’ll promote better air circulation among your plants and allow for better light penetration, too. Considering a landscape company to help you this year? Read this article first.