While the weather outside may be getting frightful, there’s always an opportunity to keep your home’s cleanliness delightful! Here’s a winter cleaning checklist for your home in Springfield, MO that focuses on those often overlooked areas that need attention.
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Spring is usually the time of year most of us consider getting our hands dirty around the home. However, if cold temperatures are keeping you inside this winter, you may want to tackle a few things on your household cleaning list now so you can actually enjoy the warm weather when it arrives.
Cleaning your ceilings may be something you’ll want to place first on your list as this process can often transfer dust and cobwebs.
Your ceiling’s texture should be factored in when selecting what type of tool/attachment you decide to use. Using a vacuum or hand held wand with a soft brush is often best suited for this application.
Start from a corner and clean it in small sections to ensure you get the entire surface area.
Tip: You may want to take some old blankets or sheets and cover important areas or furnishings within your home to prevent the dust from settling on them.
After the ceiling, the walls would be a great place to start next.
Warm moderately damp cloths can be used, but it’s best to immediately follow up with a dry cloth to prevent unnecessary moisture from damaging wall paper, paint or other coverings.
Depending on the type of blinds your home has, you’ll want to be sure to check the manufacture’s cleaning recommendations to avoid any discoloration or damages from occurring.
In most cases, dust is the only type of substance you’ll have to clean from your blinds. It’s a good idea to use either a microfiber cloth or vacuum attachments that have a soft non-abrasive bristle to avoid causing scratches.
If you have any miscellaneous stains or spots, first try to attempt removing with a warm damp cloth before applying any type of cleaning detergents to avoid possibly discoloring your blinds. Test an inconspicuous area if you have to use a cleaning agent to make sure that it is safe.
Tip: Start from top down to ensure dust and debris aren’t transferred back to the top.
Drapes & Curtains
Cleaning your drapes and curtains may be best left up to a professional to ensure they are cleaned with a process that is approved by the manufacturer, but if you’re just after a quick solution, it’s a simple one!
Use a vacuum cleaner that has the appropriate attachment, often a soft bristled brush, start from the top down, simply vacuum your drapes in vertical sections. While dirt and debris can’t often be removed from the pleats or other stitched areas with this method, you’ll at least remove the majority of the debris with this process.
Perhaps one of the more overlooked areas for cleaning are your vents. Vents can collect a significant amount of debris and dust particles that are transferred from your HVAC system.
Changing out filters in your furnace often can help to limit this collection of dust, but probably won’t completely prevent it.
You might find that detaching the vent from the floor or ceiling will help make this process easier. Most vents can be cleaned in warm soapy water, while using a soft cloth or sponge to remove the grime.
Floor & Tile
Tile floors are another area you may want to focus on. Household cleaning methods for cleaning tile include mopping or getting on your hands and knees and applying your own elbow grease to it.
Grout that is in your tile typically makes the difference in how clean your floors will appear. The grout is often very porous, which causes grease and other penetrating debris to become lodge in it and causes discoloration.
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Like curtains and drapes, other upholstery surfaces should also be cleaned by a professional. If you’re simply after a quick dust removal solution, here it is.
With a vacuum that has a soft non-abrasive brush attachment, start from the top section and work downward. Some, but not all debris and particles will be removed as this process is best suited for commercial cleaning applications.
Carpets should be cleaned at least twice a year, so this winter is a great time to get one last cleaning accomplished.
With the recent falling leaves, you’ve likely already tracked in an abundance of foreign substances that if you knew were in your carpets, you’d probably fear walking barefoot in your home!
This task may be best left up to a professional that you trust to perform a quality and thorough cleaning.
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If you’re a DIY’er, hopefully this list of things to clean in your home this winter will get you motivated. If you would rather have it professional cleaned, Mr. Power Clean is here to help!
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