Homeowners have been spring cleaning their homes for centuries. The idea is to help keep your home clean and fresh after a long winter of being bundled up inside. Studies suggest that spring cleaning can reduce stress, improve health, and make you more productive. Not to mention, spring cleaning will keep your home looking beautiful. Despite the practice of spring cleaning, there are still a few areas that most homeowners tend to neglect.
Deep Cleaning Carpets
Most homeowners are adamant about vacuuming their carpets during the spring cleaning process, but basic vacuuming is not enough to remove all of the dirt and grime brought into your home during the winter months. You need to deep clean your carpet. Unless you have the right equipment, the best way to deep clean your carpets is to schedule a professional carpet cleaning service.
Despite sitting on furniture every day, many people forget to deep clean their upholstery. Spot cleaning or vacuuming may be good enough during the year, but not when it comes to spring cleaning. If you want to extend the life of your furniture and improve its overall look and feel, contact a professional cleaning service and request an upholstery cleaning.
Sterilizing Common Touch Areas
Some of the most overlooked spots in the home are also the most used. Many times, spring cleaners forget these prime spots, including doorknobs, light switches, phones, keyboards, and remote controls. Experts recommend using disinfectant wipes to clean these areas. Keeping these areas clean can help fight illnesses from spreading throughout your household.
Both ceiling fans and exhaust fans are often neglected during the spring cleaning process. Unfortunately, both of these areas collect dust and debris and are a prime spot for mold and mildew to grow. A vacuum can effectively remove dirt from the exhaust fan, and a mixture of baking soda and dish soap can easily tackle a greasy fan. One trick experts use to clean a ceiling fan is using a pillowcase. This technique allows you to clean both sides at the same time while avoiding debris to fall to the floor.
Tackling the Dishwasher
The dishwasher is undoubtedly the most neglected appliance in your home when it comes to spring cleaning. If left alone, a dishwasher can be a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Fortunately, the experts state that just a cupful of vinegar is all you need to keep your dishwasher fresh and toxin-free. Just put the vinegar in a dishwasher-safe cup, place the cup on the top rack, and run your dishwasher through the normal cycle.
This year when spring cleaning time comes around, don’t make the mistake of missing these commonly neglected spots in your home. Instead, call in the experts or take a few extra minutes to make sure everything is clean and ready for spring. To learn more about carpet and upholstery cleaning or to schedule your cleaning service call ServiceMaster today.