Now that the festivities associated with the winter holiday season are over, it’s time to look forward to a new year! And with a new year comes new opportunities for growth and change. Over the course of these next 12 months, as you plan out and do your best to stick to your new year resolutions, don’t hesitate to call the professionals at Chem-Dry to help you out!
Let’s be honest, most cleaning goals start hopeful, but end with short bursts of frantic cleaning. We all know our homes deserve more regular care and maintenance than that! Here’s a list of some useful tips to keep in mind for keeping various places in your home clean for good:
Floors and Walls
One of the best things to do is set up a cleaning schedule and do your best to keep yourself accountable, whether that’s through reminders from your phone (or even family member). Many people are aware of how dirty their floors can get, but we often forget how quickly our walls can accumulate dust and dirt. If you have small children, especially, this is something to watch out for. On top of that, if you leave your windows open during the spring and summer (when allergens are most prevalent), you’ll want to clean weekly.
Hardwood floors should be swept and mopped weekly. This will help prevent the accumulation of dirt from getting stomped into the floor. Carpets should be vacuumed weekly (at the very least) and professionally cleaned once every 3-6 months. Since your carpet acts as a dirt magnet or filter, you’ll want to ensure it gets cleaned before it gets overfilled. With Chem-Dry, your carpet is cleaned all the way down to the carpet pad, and kept cleaner for longer.
The living room is where many people go after a long day’s work to kick up their foot and relax. It’s also the place where we gather when friends and family visit. In short, the living room is used frequently, and gets dirtier much faster than we realize. Even though we can’t see the build up, it’s definitely there. One way we can make sure our living rooms are cleaner is by keeping an eye on our upholstery. Similar to your carpet, upholstered furniture should be cleaned by a professional on a regular basis. In an ideal world, you’d have your couch or sofa professionally cleaned twice a year.
Finally, we all know how dirty bathrooms can get. With the toilet, sink and shower, there’s a lot to clean. We assume you have a regular cleaning schedule for the essentials, but one thing to keep in mind is to have your bathroom tile professionally cleaned. Tile is, in it’s nature, porous. Just like upholstery, you’ll want to professionally clean your tile about twice a year to keep the dirt, grime and bacteria build-up to a minimum.
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