Mister Sparky® of Birmingham
Tips and Tricks

Simple Spring-Cleaning Tips

As you assemble your spring-cleaning to-do lists, we here at Mister Sparky® want to help make sure you don’t overlook some important areas in your home. Here are a few items to consider besides the typical dusting, organizing, and polishing.

  • TV’s – Never use household cleaners on your flat-screen television, but instead use a dust cloth or specialized screen cleaner. Countertop cleaners can cause permanent damage to the screen.
  • Smoke Alarms – Test your smoke alarms once a month and replace the batteries at least once a year. Consider changing/upgrading your smoke alarms too. The U.S. Fire Administration and most manufacturers recommends replacing the entire smoke alarm every ten years.
  • Home Electronics/Appliances – Remember when cleaning or working with electric appliances, turn them off and unplug them from the outlet. If you’re cleaning the system itself, make sure to turn off the applicable breaker switch.