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Cranney’s Ultimate Spring-Preparedness Guide


After the winter, there are many things that should be done to get your home ready for the warmer months ahead. Here are just a few items that homeowners consider to spring forward and enjoy the summer with peace-of-mind!

Have the Air Conditioning System Tuned Up

It’s always a great idea to have your air conditioning system inspected prior to every summer. Just like having your car maintained, your AC also needs to be tuned up and inspected in order to prevent unwanted emergencies. The AC condenser outside your home can get dirty and clogged with leaves and debris, thus having it inspected and cleaned is vital for the system to operate properly. Cranney Home Services has technicians available to come out and inspect your air conditioning system so make sure to get it done before the season hits!


Prepare Outdoor Lounging Area

Summer is a perfect time to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family so we want to help ensure your outdoor area is ready for company. One thing to consider is pressure-washing concrete patios and wood decks to get rid of any build-up that has accumulated from the winter months. Another thing is to check your outdoor light fixtures to see if they are working properly. The long and cold winter months can have a profound effect on the condition of your outdoor lighting. Cranney can inspect your current outdoor fixtures to ensure they are working properly as well as install any new fixtures that you may want.


Have Sump Pumps Checked

Sump pumps are used where basement flooding happens regularly such as in basements of flood zones. Sump pumps send water away from a house to any place where it is no longer problematic, like a storm drain or dry-well. Sump pumps need to be checked to ensure that they are working properly in case of emergency. Failure to do so, could result in major flooding which causes damage in your home. A licensed plumber can come out and make sure that your sump pump is proper working order in case of flooding.

Schedule a Water Heater Flush

Water heater manufacturers recommend flushing the tank to remove silt, sediment, and mineral scale buildup once per month. Most property owners do not flush their tanks this often which results in maintenance issues. There are many benefits of flushing the water heater of debris. One being to reduce the scale buildup inside of the water heater. The rate at which scale builds up in your water heater varies according to how high the mineral content of the incoming water is, how hot you keep your water, and how much water you use. When water heaters start making popping, crackling, or banging sounds, the cause is scale buildup which will also prolong the time it takes to heat up water for the home. By flushing the water heater, you will increase efficiency, reduces costs, extend the life of the water heater and have hot water more readily available. Cranney Home Services can provide a water heater flush to keep your home working as efficient as possible.

Main Drain Camera Inspection

One important piece to your home that is often neglected is the sewer system. The main drain connecting your home to the sewer line in the street can be impacted by many unforeseen problems, such as a bowed or cracked line, sludge buildup or even tree roots inhibiting flow. This is why we recommend having your sewer system inspected with a camera. A sewer specialist feeds the camera through the sewer will be able to see the inside of the pipe and inspect situation. This proactive solution can save homeowners thousands of dollars by uncovering a problem before it becomes an emergency. You can call Cranney Home Services today to have one of our sewer specialists come out and give you the peace-of-mind knowing your sewer system is in proper working condition.

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