If you’re like most homeowners in Batavia, then you’re looking forward to the warm weather that’s just around the corner.

While the first day of spring is still about a month away, it’s not too early to check items off of your spring cleaning checklist. In today’s post, we’ll explain how you can improve your home’s safety as you clean and tidy up various areas.

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How to Keep Your Home Safe This Spring

Replace Batteries

Spring cleaning provides you with the perfect opportunity to test your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, especially when you’re tidying up rooms that haven’t had much use throughout the year. Test each detector to make sure that they’re working properly and replace the batteries if necessary. While you’re testing the equipment around your home, be sure to check your home security system and any wireless components that connect to it.

Clean Your Dryer 

You’ve almost certainly been wearing thicker clothing to stay warm this winter, and the extra material can quickly build up in your dryer as the season goes on. Clean the lint trap of your dryer as well as the vent in the back, as built-up lint can be a fire hazard. You can purchase a brush designed for this task at most home convenience stores, but reusable cloths work just as well. No matter what you choose to use to clean your dryer, you’ll greatly reduce the risk of a fire in your home.

Inspect for Mold

As you clean various areas in your home, be sure to check for signs of mold. You’ve had the heater on all season, and the warmth can create ideal conditions for mold to thrive. You should check areas that are prone to condensation:

  • Bathrooms
  • Cabinets underneath sinks
  • Attic
  • Basement
  • Water heater and furnace

If you discover mold, get in touch with our mold remediation experts as soon as possible. We will help you sanitize your home and repair any areas that sustained damage.

Get an AC Inspection

You won’t be using your air conditioning system for at least another month, but that doesn’t mean that it’s too early for an inspection. Your unit has sat dormant for a few months now, and it likely needs an inspection and tune-up before you turn it on again. Broken components can put your home at risk of a fire, so schedule an appointment with a licensed HVAC professional before the peak of the season.

Clean Your Gutters 

You probably cleaned your gutters throughout the fall, and you should clean them out at least once more before the spring comes into full bloom. Clear any leaves and debris that have accumulated throughout the season, as clogged gutters often lead to water damage and mold growth.

Be sure to check your roof for signs of damage while you’re up on the ladder. If you notice missing shingles, dark spots, or sagging, then call a roof repair company immediately. You should also get in touch with our water damage restoration experts to ensure that your home does not sustain more damage.

Contact Our Batavia Restoration Company

We hope that today’s entry will help you keep your home safe this spring. We plan to continue this blog in another installment, so keep an eye on our blog page to read the next post!

Contact Midwest Restoration Services if your home has been affected by a disaster of any kind. We provide a number of residential restoration services that can help you recover and get back into your home as quickly as possible. From water and fire damage restoration to mold remediation and specialty restoration services, we’re here to help in your time of need.

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