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Spring Cleaning — 5 Things You Probably Wouldn’t Think Of

Believe it or not, spring is only a few weeks away! Although it doesn’t have to be spring for you to deep clean your home, it’s a good excuse. Keeping a clean home goes hand-in-hand with keeping a safe home. Read on for some cleaning tips that you might not have originally thought of.

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Dust. Not only is dust unsightly, but collected dust can also be kindling for a home fire. Dust walls, ceilings, shelves, books, fans, etc. When’s the last time you’ve had your air ducts cleaned? Consider hiring a professional to help you rid your home of dust.

Wax & Polish. Give your furniture and home some love, and extend their life! Wax wooden furniture, wax non-wood floors, and polish metal door and window hardware.

Reseal Grout Lines. This could be in your bathroom, kitchen, really anywhere that has tiles. Grout is porous and stains easily, so consider protecting it with a penetrating grout sealer. There are a wide array of DIY articles and videos on the internet if you need step by step directions for the particular are you want to re-grout.

Gutters. Don’t forget about the outside of your home! Pick a sunny day to go out and clean your gutters of leaves and debris. Here’s a simple video from Lowe’s on how to do it yourself. If you’re not comfortable doing this yourself, or simply don’t have the time, there are plenty of professionals in the area that you can call to get the job done right.

Window Screens and Treatments. Your windows collect a lot more dirt, dust, and grime than you think. Take the time to wash window screens with a water/dish-soap solution and a brush. If you have drapes or curtains, you can most likely wash them (check the labels to be sure). If you have metal or vinyl blinds, you can use a damp cloth with a water/dish-soap solution to wipe down. For wooden blinds, simply use a damp cloth.

Lastly, take the time to check your smoke detectors. Play it safe and change out all the batteries.

During your spring cleaning efforts, you might find some mold. If you do, give us a call at 800-339-5720 to get the remediation process started right away, and keep your home and family safe. Happy cleaning!