5 Must Clean Areas You Should Not Ignore this Spring

Our partners at Kura Home Maintenance are here to share the top 5 must clean areas in your home that need attention this spring season.

 

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Spring has sprung! There are few things more satisfying than opening up your windows for the first time of the year to let in that fresh, bold, spring air. Ahhhhh… or is it more like Ahhhh-choo?!? Opening up the windows also causes dust to fly everywhere! Those dust-causing sneezes are often what motivates us moms to start on our spring cleaning checklist.

Beyond the typical closet clean-out, floorboard scrubbing, playroom purging, have you thought about the areas in your home that REALLY need attention? The areas that when left neglected could stop working or possibly become fire hazards? Honestly, we didn’t either and were just as surprised to learn this information from Kura Home Maintenance.

Who is Kura Home Maintenance?

They are a local, family-owned business. The business was started by a certified Home Inspector who had a vision and entrepreneurial spirit to present routine home maintenance to every homeowner in the state of Minnesota. The owner, Daniel Felt, believed there was something missing in the marketplace, something that would bring healthier living conditions, cost-savings, and ultimately an improved standard of living to each household. Kura Home Maintenance was established.

Here are the top 5 must clean areas in your home that need attention this spring season:

1. A/C Unit:

Between snow, ice, rodents, and spring pollen, your A/C unit has been through a lot since it was last in use. You want to make sure that no rodents or pests took shelter inside the A/C unit during the winter. If they left a nest behind, that could ignite when the A/C unit is turned on and become a fire hazard. There is also likely pollen and dust collecting on the outside of your A/C unit coils. Make sure the coils are free of debris and able to work as efficiently as possible to keep your home cool.

If you want to learn about 3 simple ways to save money on your A/C unit this summer, check this blog out!

2. Air Exchanger:

If your home was built after 1997, you probably have an air-exchanger.  Newer homes are constructed in a way that the homes need to have a machine called an air exchanger to help breathe for the house. Air exchangers take the stale indoor air and cycle it with fresh outdoor air.

Keeping your air exchanger clean is extremely important if you have allergies. When people think of allergens, they don’t always think about the air quality inside, rather they think about what is airborne outside. Neglecting your air exchanger can cause dust, and mold to be airborne throughout your home making it hard to breathe. A clean air exchanger also helps reduce dangerous pollutant funds and gases from entering your home.

For more information about air exchangers and their benefits to your home and health, click here!

3. Dryer Vent:

To watch Kura Home Maintenance clean a dryer vent, check out this reel!

Did you know your dryer vent is one of the biggest fire hazards in your home? When lint and debris gets built up in the vent, it blocks the hot air trying to escape the appliance as it dries your clothing. It will cause your dryer to run slower, but even worse, that lint and debris is the perfect kindling for a fire.

The goal of cleaning your dryer vent is obvious: to clear out anything blocking the vent from working efficiently and prevent a fire hazard. That could be lint; that could be a bird’s nest; that could be the birds themselves!

4. Filters:

Most homeowners are not aware of the filters in their homes or how frequently they should be changed. In order for your home to run efficiently, filters need to be cleaned, replaced and maintained frequently. Generally speaking, a furnace filter should be changed every 90 days. Having a pet that sheds or a home with heavy traffic may indicate that the filter needs to be changed every 60 days. If you are changing the filter every 90 days and notice the filter is very black or dirty, this is an indication the filter should be changed more often or your air ducts should be cleaned. The quality of the filter also plays a factor in the lifespan of your filter.

Do you know what appliances in your home have filters? Learn more here.

5. Refrigerator Coils:

Cleaning your refrigerator coils helps reduce your energy bill $9-12 per month. It also prevents the refrigerator from overheating and extends the lifespan of the appliance. This is a process Kura Home Maintenance completes by pulling the refrigerator and vacuuming off the coils, allowing them to work more efficiently. Instead of pulling in hair and dust, the fans are able to pull clean air and keep the refrigerator running as expected!

To watch Kura Home Maintenance clean refrigerator coils, check out this video!

 

 What can Kura Home Maintenance offer your home?

3 service offerings:

Air Duct Cleaning

 Dryer Vent Cleaning

 Routine Home Maintenance

  1. Air Duct Cleaning. Now more than ever, air quality has received a heightened awareness. Kura Home Maintenance suggests that you get your air ducts cleaned once every 3-4 years. Here’s a common list:
  • Every 2-3 years
  • Pets that shed
  • You are sneezing frequently
  • You recently finished a home remodel
  • There is visible dust in the home
  • You purchased a new home
  • You recently had a new baby
  • You purchased a new furnace
  1. Dryer Vent Cleaning. 2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year! Dryers and specifically, dryer vents accumulating with lint and other debris, continues to be one of the top reasons for home fires every single year!
  1. Routine Home Maintenance. 35+ home service items! Instead of you finding the time to work on your home maintenance checklist, Kura Home gives you back your Saturdays to focus on other things that matter; family, friends, or home projects.

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