St. Patrick’s Day is typically a day of merriment and fun, but sometimes your celebrations can wreak havoc on your home. Between the number of people you have over to the amount of food and drink that you’ll all consume, your home could be in for a rough day. When it comes to keeping your home safe during your St. Patrick’s Day fun, make sure you watch out for a few things.
Your AC Use:
Utilize a Dehumidifier
Everyone’s talking can emit a lot of moisture into the air and make your home feel sticky. Make sure to have a working dehumidifier to control the moisture levels throughout the day.
Open the Windows
If it’s getting too hot inside, crack the windows to allow fresh air to circulate through your home. Even if it’s warm outside, fresh air will feel much better than the sticky, humid air inside.
Don’t Continuously Crank the Thermostat
Turning down your thermostat a bunch of times won’t make the room instantly cooler — it will just put stress on your cooling system. Give your AC some time to adjust to the crowd of guests.
Your Plumbing Use:
Watch What Goes Down Your Disposal
Potato peels, chicken bones, and corn beef scraps don’t belong in your disposal. And make sure no one accidentally knocks a beer bottle or can down there — we’ve seen it happen and it is very messy, not to mention dangerous.
Keep Track of Bathroom Use
By this, we mean to ask your guests not to use too much toilet paper or run to the bathroom every time they have a small urge to use it. This not only can lead to a clogged toilet but also runs up your water bill.
Your Electricity Use:
Keep the Charging to a Minimum
With so many people taking videos of themselves singing “Shipping Up to Boston” and other Irish tunes, they are bound to ask to charge their phones. If too many people are using the outlets, you could overload your circuits and cause your electricity to go out.
Check the Smoke Detectors
If something starts burning in the kitchen or there is an electrical fire (or someone tries to sneak a cigarette inside your home) your smoke detectors will be able to alert you of a problem before you and your guests are put in any danger.
No matter what day it is, if you need help making sure your home is safe and comfortable, Ace Solves It All has you covered with HVAC, plumbing, and electrical services. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at (407) 850-4900.