June Home Maintenance To-Do List

By: Danny Lipford

Pouring bleach into air conditioner drain line.

To-Do #6: Air Conditioner Maintenance

It’s important to keep any shrubs pruned back at least two to three feet around your central air conditioner to allow the unit to perform efficiently.

Wait until the unit isn’t running before pruning, and be careful not to damage the delicate aluminum fins on the outside of the unit. Pick up and dispose of any limbs or clipping when you’re finished.

Algae, mold, and mildew can build up inside your air conditioner condensation drain line, causing it to clog and water to back up inside the air handler unit.

To keep this from happening, pour a cup of bleach in the access opening in the drain line (located near the AC unit) every year to kill any algae, mold, or mildew in the pipe.

Watch AC Maintenance Tips and Cleaning an AC Condensation Drain Line to find out more.

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  • Official Comment:


    Ben Erickson Says:
    June 1st, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Hi Papa,
    Thanks for the grill cleaning tip!



  • Papa Says:
    June 1st, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Great list Danny, but I’m worn out thinking about all that work. One easier tip that works for me is regarding cleaning the BBQ grate. If you have access to a pressure washer it will do a great job on your grate and even the grill interior. It is quick and easy with no scrubbing or harsh chemicals. Just be sure to do it somewhere that the greasy debris won’t do any harm. Have a great summer everyone!


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    Ben Erickson Says:
    June 13th, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Thomas,
    The pressure washer Danny used is the OneWash power washer from Generac.



  • Thomas Przybyl Says:
    June 13th, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    I am really pleased with the results you folks have gotten from the GENREC Powerwasher you folks have used on the show to cleaner concrete patios and sidewalks. I was wondering what model or size are you using. I would like to purchase the same unit. HomeDepot here in the Carolina’s do not carry them in the store. You have to order them online. Can you please share the information on the model you are using on the show. Love the show!

    Thanks

    Tom Przybyl
    Wake Forest,NC



  • susie Says:
    June 13th, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    common black snakes are not poisonous and will kill and eat copperheads. if you have a black snake, let him be, he will get rid of the copperhead in due time. Keep a hoe or shovel handy and don’t go out barefooted until you get rid of the copperhead. they are born fully venimous and ready to bite.



  • Maria Garcia Says:
    June 13th, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Yes,a lot of things need to get done this spring/summer. How do you get rid of snakes? We have regular garden snakes and a copperhead (I think). Garden snakes do not bother me, it is the poisonous ones that scare me. Midwest region (like Kansas City).


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