April 23, 2020

Tips to Keep Your Home Comfortable during the COVID-19 Crisis

Tips to Keep Your Home Comfortable during the COVID-19 Crisis

People around the world are on high alert due to the COVID-19 outbreak. With the “stay at home” orders, maintaining a safer and healthier indoor space is more important than ever.

But how do you achieve and keep your home comfortable during this unprecedented time? Well, that’s exactly why you need to read this post from Go Pro Plumbing today.

Here are helpful tips to keep your indoor space comfortable during this crisis. 

Practice Clean & Green

Start with the basics—give your house a deep cleaning. Wash the beddings, curtains, rugs, as well as your furry friends. Place mats on doorways, and vacuum the carpets, floors, and furniture at least once or twice a month. Additionally, refrain from using Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) products such as paints, aerosol sprays, disinfectants, and other household cleaners. Instead, consider using eco-friendly cleaning materials to enjoy good indoor air quality.

Don’t Wait but Prevent It

Clogged drains and toilets are among the common plumbing issues in Little Elm, TX. These problems can be avoided by simply following the tips below:

  • Watch what you flush – avoid flushing toilet papers, wet wipes, and feminine hygiene products. They can clog or damage your pipes.
  • Put a lint trap on your washing machine hose to prevent lint, facial tissue, and other particles from plugging the drain.
  • Avoid pouring any grease or oil down your drain, instead, collect it and put it in a handy jar or container.
  • Hair and soap can create clogs, so make sure to get them before they reach the drain.

Set the Thermostat Right

As the hot weather sets in, make sure to check in with your long-lost friend. We recommend setting your thermostat to 78°F to keep your home comfortable and reduce your cooling cost by about 12 percent. Also, it is best to use a programmable or smart thermostat so you can conveniently adjust your air conditioner based on the set schedule each day.

Improve Your Home’s Ventilation

Albeit keeping your home tightly sealed may sound logical, it actually causes your indoor air to become stale and unhealthy. What you should do is open the windows and allow the natural cool air flows inside your house. You can also use exhaust and ceiling fans to pull the heat and moisture out from your space.  

Don’t Do It Yourself

We understand why most people prefer to fix any broken things at home. With a few good YouTube videos and online do-it-yourself guides, it seems really doable. However, this isn’t the case when it comes to your plumbing system. The job is bigger or more complicated than you anticipated. Damaged sewer lines, low water pressure, clogged drains, gas and water leak are plumbing issues that need expert care.

Let’s Fight COVID-19 Together!

We are all being pushed in extremes during these trying times, but know that Go Pro Plumbing is always here to help. We are with you in keeping your family safe and home comfortable.   

Give us a call today for all of your plumbing needs!