We got into the cleaning business because we’re dedicated to making your home a healthier place. We understand that there is a lot that goes into keeping a clean (and therefore healthy) home, so here are six of our best tips!
Check and replace your heating and air conditioning filters. Furnaces are vital to keeping homes warm in the colder months, however, they are also good at distributing dirt and dust around the house. Thus, it’s important to change the furnace air filter at regular intervals. When you replace the filter, write the date on the outside edge of the filter so you can know at a glance if your filter needs to be replaced soon or not.
Regularly wipe down countertops. Clean your countertop often to prevent the spread of dirt. If you have a countertop with granite or tile, it’s best to use a mild cleaner and preferably one that can refresh the sealer. Sealers can degrade over time and it’s important to keep that sealer fresh to prevent dirt from getting into the porous areas of the stone.
Use doormats or area rugs in entryways and high-traffic areas. Doormats and area rugs do a great job of trapping dirt and dust before they even enter your home. Using doormats and area rugs is an effective and inexpensive way to prevent dir from being carried in on shoes. Just remember to clean them often as well.
Keep carpets and rugs clean. To improve the life and appearance of your carpet, vacuum your carpets and rugs weekly with a bag vacuum, preferably one that has either a HEPA filter or a microfiltration system. However, it is important to note that while vacuuming does pick up dirt and dust on the surface, there can be a lot of dust and dirt trapped deep down within the fibers of the carpets. The EPA recommends getting carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year, and in homes with pets and/or children, it recommends bringing in a cleaning service, such as Chem-Dry, two to three times per year. For homeowners with pets, it’s advisable to find a professional cleaning service that has an effective urine detection and removal process.
Don’t forget about your upholstered furniture. Most people think about vacuuming and cleaning their carpets and rugs but they forget about cleaning their upholstery. However, think about how much time you spend every day on your couches and chairs. Similar to countertops and carpets, dust and dirt settle on upholstered furniture. Vacuuming upholstered furniture is nearly as easy and is just as important as carpets, particularly in the high-traffic areas like family rooms.
We hope these tips help. They’re a great way to keep your home clean year-round, however they can’t replace a deep clean. The next time need your carpets or upholstery deep cleaned, call Chem-Dry!