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Getting Your Home Ready for Memorial Day

Memorial Day is right around the corner, and we know that you’re all excited for the unofficial start of summer! If you’re planning on having guests over to BBQ this weekend, here are a few things you should do to make sure your home is as ready to celebrate as you are.

Clean the Outdoor Furniture

No one wants to sit on furniture that still has winter grime on it. Wipe down your furniture with some all-purpose cleaner, and make sure it passes the white shorts test — sit on it in white shorts, and see if there’s anything on your clothing when you get up.

Flush the Drains

There’s going to be a lot of people going in and out of your bathroom, washing their hands
. Flush your drains with some baking soda, white vinegar, and hot water to get rid of any clogs that could be brewing.

Check Your Disposal

BBQing means you’re going to have a lot of food scraps. Ensure your disposal is running properly, and run it with some ice cubes and lemon juice to clean it. And remember — don’t pour any grease or fibrous foods down there when cooking!

Check the Gas Lines

If you’re using a propane BBQ, make sure all the gas lines are tight and working properly. Leaking gas can pose serious threats to your weekend and health, so it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Change Your Air Filters

If it becomes too hot to be outside, guests will retreat into your home to relax. Changing your air filters on your HVAC unit ensures that you and your guests will be breathing clean air and that your unit will be running more efficiently.

If you need help getting your home ready for Memorial Day, or if you need emergency services day of, contact Wahl Family Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing. We offer 24/7 emergency HVAC and plumbing services for homes in the Pittsburgh metro area and are always there when you need us. We’ve been around since 1980, so call us at (412) 265-2662.