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Spring cleaning: don’t miss these important tasks


(NC) Spring means it’s time to open the windows and tackle your cleaning projects. But this year, instead of simply focusing on the things you can see, make time for those hidden and out of the way spots too. Here are some tips that you can tackle this spring from insurer Aviva Canada :

Clean the gutters
Cleaning gutters to remove leaves, sticks and debris not only discourages animals like birds and squirrels from building nests, but also helps prevent unfortunate and costly inconveniences such as water or roof damage.

Clear your drains
Think about all the things that go down the drain: food scraps, oil, hair, soap scum. Even if your drains seem to be functioning properly, it’s a good idea to clean them out once a year to prevent buildup which can lead to blockages.

Check the sump pump and backwater valve
If you don’t already have them, both a sump pump and a backwater valve are a great investment, as they can save a lot of hassle down the road in the event of heavy rainfall. If you do have them, they should be cleaned and maintained on a regular basis to ensure they’re working properly.

Spring cleaning is the perfect time and opportunity to clean out these often-overlooked areas of the home.

Find more information at aviva.ca.


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