Many people find the bi-annual daylight savings to be a time to check in on their house to make sure everything is working properly and running smoothly. They may make it a time to inspect their roofing or plumbing, but include smaller tasks such as checking smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Depending on the part of the country you live in, you may be in for a long, cold winter. Or, you could just be slightly inconvenienced by some chilly weather. Wherever you live, there are definitely some tasks you can consider when daylight savings time is once again upon us. Here are some tips from your Atlanta junk removal specialists!
The most obvious task is to check your clocks. Replace batteries in wall clocks to make sure the time doesn’t fall behind and consequently, you as well. While you’re on battery patrol, check the batteries in flashlights as well. You should have a few well-placed flashlights throughout your home in case of a loss of power, as well as in your car in case of a break down at night.
If you have an irrigation system, you may want to have that checked by professionals or do it yourself if you can. You can also check your thermostat if it’s on a timed program and make sure you’re setting it for the correct temperature, given any temperature changes you will experience due to seasonal changes. Many people also use this time of year to check or replace their furnace filter. This is especially important because it keeps your system running as it should.
Hopefully these tips from your Atlanta junk removal professionals will help you keep things in your home working properly, as well as keep you and your family safe and on time!
After the flood waters have receded, the real work begins. Basement flooding is pretty devastating, especially if you had a lot of personal materials that got ruined or damaged (which is where your junk removal specialists come in!). However, the clean up must begin, so here are some tips on how to make it go quickly and easily as possible.
The first thing you need to do is remove all the mud that has accumulated using a shovel. The key is to do this quickly before it has time to dry and cake onto the surface and everything else. It is also important to remove the mud because it contains harmful bacteria that can pose a hazard to your health. Once all the mud and dirt has been shoveled out, use a hose to wash off walls and floors. Remove any items that have been affected and take them outside. If they can be salvaged, wash them off outside, if any of the items were cloth-based or paper, you may have to toss them in the garbage or have them removed by your junk removal professionals, else risk bringing harmful mold into your home. Make sure to disinfect all surfaces and items with a solution of water mixed with chlorine bleach.
Some areas people tend to overlook are air conditioning ducts and vents, as well as beneath switch plates. These areas need to be cleaned and disinfected as well. Janitorial experts say you need to replace dryer connections for health purposes. Before you turn the electricity on (it should be turned off before pumping water out of the basement), have an electrician check out all wiring that may have been underwater. Last but not least, check your water system for cracks, leaks, breaks or other compromised areas. The water line may have been compromised which could pose a serious health risk.
A flooded basement is a serious headache, but your junk removal specialists will be happy to help you remove your damaged items and get your home back on track.