No matter how clean you try to keep your home, dirt will creep its way inside. Sometimes this dirt is easy to spot, like when the kids track mud across the kitchen floor. Other times, however, dirt hides and if you don’t know it’s there, you won’t even know that it needs to be cleaned. So, you may be asking yourself, “How can I maintain the cleanest home possible?” Well, the first step is to know where the dirt is hiding.
Here’s a look at the most unexpected places where dirt can hide in your home.
Curtains and Blinds
Chances are, you don’t examine your curtains very often. If you did, you might be surprised by what you find. Dirt, dust, and grime can collect on your curtains and blinds over time. It is recommended to wash your curtains and clean your blinds at least once a year but also be sure to check them regularly to see if they need to be cleaned more often.
Ceiling Fans and Hanging Light Fixtures
It doesn’t take long for dirt and dust to collect on your ceiling fans and hanging light fixtures. You can test this fact for yourself by running a cloth over the fan or light fixture to see how much dirt you collect. You shouldn’t let more than a month pass by without wiping down these fans and fixtures.
Carpet and Area Rugs
Initially, dirt lays on the surface of your carpet, but constant foot traffic will push the debris deep down into the fibers of the carpet. While regular vacuuming can help, it will not be enough to remove all the unwanted dirt from your carpet and area rugs. You need a professional carpet cleaning service that can get deep into the fibers to eliminate unwanted dirt, dust, and other debris.
Sometimes dirt in your home is hiding right in plain sight. You may sit on your couch every night – even take a nap on the recliner – without even realizing that dirt lies deep within the upholstery. Just like with your carpets, this dirt pushes deep into the fibers, which makes it hard to remove with just a vacuum cleaner. Although regular vacuuming is a great place to start, you should also schedule professional upholstery cleaning services at least once a year.
Keyboards, Laptops, and Mobile Devices
Believe it or not, your cell phone may have more dirt and bacteria on it than your toilet, and your other devices including computer keyboards and laptops aren’t far behind. Just reading this may have you wondering when the last time you cleaned your mobile devices or computer was. If it’s been longer than a month – now is the time to clean them.
Next time you ask yourself, “Where to find dirt in my house?” be sure to check these unexpected places. Keeping these areas clean will give dirt fewer places to hide in your home. When it comes to deep cleaning your carpets and upholstery, don’t be afraid to hire a professional to get the job done right. Contact Service Master to schedule your residential cleaning services today.