Ready to give your home a top-to-bottom polishing?
Spring brings lots of changes and among them is good weather, but this also means it’s the season for cleaning!!! Don’t have a clue where to start cleaning?
All depends on the way you organize your daily tasks of spring cleaning. So you won’t feel stressed out and try to do it all at once, here is a check list you can use to organize and schedule the cleaning of those areas at home you never thought you would be able to get to.
- Clean ceiling fixtures
Start cleaning ceiling fixtures and remove dust and dirt from ceiling fans and air-conditioner vents with a cloth and a vacuum with a soft nozzle attachment. We consider this the number one task to start with because the dust will disperse out to furniture, floors, walls, carpets, etc.
- Clean your light fixtures
A few minutes with a folding ladder, all-purpose cleaner, and a sponge, will give new light to your life. If your home has skylights or tall ceilings, consider investing in a folding ladder and extended-reach dust-and-dirt-removal tools, all of which will make it easier to reach those areas full of dust that are so hard to get to.
- Wash walls, cabinets, baseboards, and woodwork
The walls may not look as if they need a bath, but the truth is that walls collect dust, debris and smudges as well. Use a sponge and hand dishwashing detergent, washing the wall surfaces in sections. A sponge mop makes it easier to reach higher spots. Use two buckets: one for dishwashing detergent solution and another for wringing your sponge. Dry the walls and woodwork with a clean cloth.
- Check your refrigerator’s coils
You should clean the refrigerator’s condenser coils, usually found behind the toe grille, with a long-handled bottle brush and a vacuum cleaner with an attachment hose to remove dust and pet fur. Built-up dust can shut down the unit by causing it to overheat. To remove dust from coils attached to the hard-to-reach back side of the fridge, carefully pull the refrigerator out several feet (newer models roll on casters) and vacuum thoroughly; finish by sweeping or vacuuming the floor area you’ve revealed.
- Clean carpets and upholstery
Fabrics that have absorbed a winter’s worth of dirt, body oil, and germs will need a deep cleaning to get them ready for another year of wear—and for that close inspection by your relaxing guests. When you’re shampooing carpets or cleaning upholstery with a rented carpet cleaner, practice first in an unobtrusive area to make sure you have the knack of correctly operating the machine and so that the treatment won’t discolor fabrics or cause dyes to run.
- Finish your floors
To protect the floors in your kitchen from another year of wear and tear, wax or apply a sealer following label directions. The simplest method: Use a combination wash-and-wax floor cleaner. No-wax floors don’t need a polishing treatment, but an occasional makeover will keep them looking fresher and add a protective buffer that could help them last longer. Use a floor cleaner that cleans, shines, or both. If you have wood floors, move furniture and rugs aside, then apply a wood cleaner and either liquid or paste polish to clean and add a new wax coating.
- Vacuum with intelligence
The old rules mandated that you go through the labor-intensive task of dragging every stick of furniture off the carpet, just so the vacuum cleaner could cover every nook and cranny. Instead, simply move those big items a little to the left or to the right. Vacuum the area previously occupied by the furniture and then move it back into place.
Remember, a clean environment is a healthy environment! Improve your living and work spaces this spring. If you need a little help, don’t worry, SERVPRO has the tools to make your home or business sparkle in no time!
We also recommend contacting us, SERVPRO of South Port St. Lucie, because we have the expertise to provide an even deeper clean than your basic house cleaning service. Our residential cleaning services will ease the burden of the constant maintenance cleaning of your home, but will also create a safe, clean, and comfortable living environment for you and your family.
Don’t wait any longer. Be ready to enjoy your fresh and clean home by organizing the spring cleaning activities for the coming months with this useful checklist, and remember, SERVPRO is always here to bring you a helping hand!