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Spring Plumbing Checklist

Warmer weather is finally here! But with April showers come spring cleaning and home maintenance. Spring may have you thinking about HVAC maintenance, as it should, but don’t forget about the effect spring can have on your plumbing system! Take the proper steps to ensure that your pipes, drains, and more are in tip top…

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Fighting Spring Allergies

Spring is a wonderful time of year. Birds are chirping; flowers are blooming. And while those flowers are beautiful, they also mean the air is FULL of pollen. If you don’t have a pollen allergy, consider yourself lucky. There are, however, many other allergens that could be itching your eyes this spring. The most common…

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Clean Air Cleaner

The pre-filter and collection cells of an electronic air cleaner should be cleaned at least two or three times per year. Have a question for one of our experts?  Ask us today!

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Winterize a Vacant Home

Preparing your plumbing for the winter is a wise alternative to frozen pipes. Turn off the water to your home using the main shut-off valve by contacting the water company. Open all faucets, both indoors and outside, starting with the upstairs. After all water has dripped from the taps, drain the main shut-off valve by…

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Inspect Ventilation

Inspect your furnace’s combustion area and vent system before each heating season. If you find dirt, soot or rust, your system may not operate properly or at its peak efficiency. Call A.J. Perri and do not operate your furnace until it is professionally inspected and/or repaired. Have a question for one of our experts?  Ask…

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Roots

Roots can be a big problem. They can grow into the joints of the pipes. A little “root-x” flushed down the toilet can reduce the growth of roots in your pipes. It needs to sit in the pipes overnight, so do it before bed. Have a question for one of our experts?  Ask us today!

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Clean Humidifier

Clean your humidifier at the beginning of every heating season. Review your owner’s manual for the proper procedure to clean the evaporator pad and external components. Have a question for one of our experts?  Ask us today!

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Pipe Insulation

Insulate those pipes before it gets cold! When temperatures are at or below freezing, running a steady drop of hot and cold water from your faucets may keep your pipes from freezing. If your pipes are not insulated, they can freeze even with a small flow of water. So, insulate those pipes! But beware; insulated…

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Brush Exterior

If the exterior of your outdoor coil becomes dirty, use a brush or a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment to clean the surface. To clean dirt that is deep in the coil, contact an A.J. Perri representative to schedule maintenance.

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Garbage Disposal

Use cold water when the disposal is operating. You can clean your disposal by grinding ice cubes. When your disposal needs a little freshening, just grind some lemon peels. Of course, you should read your maintenance manual. Have a question for one of our experts?  Ask us today!

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