It can be difficult staying on top of day-to-day housework, let alone the deep cleaning. However, it’s good to get down and really give your home a thorough cleaning a few times throughout the year.
Spring is a good time as you open up the windows and enjoy some sun after being cooped up all winter. With the rain gone, you can look around your house at what was damaged and get it all back into shape. What all should be done? Here are a few main areas to cover.
Spring Cleaning Checklist
Carpets are nice on our feet and warm up a room, but we often forget how dirty they can get. They pick up all sorts of debris and bacteria so they require deep cleaning periodically. You’ll want to vacuum and shampoo them all so you can start fresh again. If you have accumulated any stains over the winter, you’ll need a special solution to target the specific areas. The best bet is to use a professional carpet cleaning machine or hire a service to come in and do it for you to save you the hassle.
Ceiling and Light Fixtures
In order to make your light fixtures sparkle, you need a safe stepladder, a cleaning solution, and a rag. It’s quite amazing, and disgusting, how much dust can build up in a short amount of time. Cobwebs have an incredible way of nestling themselves into the hard-to-reach corners of your ceiling! You can add a nozzle attachment on your vacuum cleaner to reach those and suck them right up. For extremely high ceilings or expensive light fixtures, a professional will be better suited.
Having a clean and well-maintained roof serves three important purposes.
- First, it makes your house look a lot more attractive on the outside.
- Second, it adds value to your home
- And third it can help to prevent damage in the future.
It doesn’t need to be an inconvenience and can be done safely by hiring the right team of specialists. For safety purposes, it’s not recommended that you climb up there yourself.
The outside of your house takes a beating, especially in the winter. It stands and protects you from rain, cold temperatures, and wind. After all the rain has passed, it’s good to give it a thorough washing as mold and dirt can build up and cause damage if not removed promptly.
A pressure washer is the best tool for this job, however, can present risks of damage to you and your home. If you’re not very experienced with this tool, it’s best to call in a professional to take care of it for you. If you are, wash the entire exterior of your home to get it back in good looking condition.
Sparkling windows completely change the appearance of the home, inside and out. Start by removing the screens and washing them down. Then, move onto the panes. You’ll need a decent cleaner to scrub away any dirt that’s built up over time and will need to wipe them properly to avoid smear marks.
There’s a bit of a trick to this and you’ll need to put in the effort to make sure you do a thorough job. Once again, professionals can come in and ensure crystal clear panes for you as they do the job on a regular basis.
Last, but not least, are your rain gutters. Many people put off cleaning them until it’s too late. However, clogged gutters can lead to all sorts of leaking problems within the home and can cause stress on the house from the extra weight. Save yourself a huge problem and unwanted costs by staying on top of it. Regularly remove twigs, leaves, and other built-up dirt to ensure a free flow of water is possible.
If you’d like to spring clean your home but don’t have the time, tools, or desire to do it all on your own, we would love to help! We provide professional cleaning services that will take care of your home from the inside, out. From your windows, to your roof, to your siding, all will be crystal clean and fresh. A great way to start the season! Contact us today for a free estimate!BACK