The weather is getting warmer and spring is right around the corner; it’s time for you to get your house into tip-top shape! Here’s a quick overview of everything that needs to get done this season—courtesy of CCS Cleaning & Restoration, your provider of professional cleaning services.
Are you short on time? You can get all of these basic cleaning tasks finished in less than a day. The following cleaning jobs are the bare minimum every homeowner needs to tackle.
And no, we’re not talking about the stuff that you can just toss in the washer! Over time, dirt and grime accumulate in areas we don’t even think about—like your throw rugs and runners, which may need the help of a professional rug cleaning service to look their best. Your mattresses will also require some form of laundering. Now is also a great time to look for signs of bed bugs.
On the subject of laundry, you’ll need to do a springtime changing of the guard, so to speak, out of necessity. Put away all your winter clothes, bag up the ones you want to donate, and make way in your closet for spring!
Things that cannot be laundered must be washed, vacuumed, etcetera. Take this opportunity to disinfect your toilets, showers, counters, and kitchen appliances—and while you’re at it, show a little love to your washer and dryer by cleaning them out, too; many modern appliances have self-cleaning cycles that run with the push of a button. There are also readily available one-use products that can do the job for older models.
Your walls also need a good scrubbing. Make sure to concentrate on high-touch areas like doors and baseboards. Drapes and curtains need attention too.
Finally, don’t forget that all-important seasonal filter change for your HVAC system, as well as a quick dust-down of your vents.
A Deeper Clean
Giving a little more effort for cleaning your home can really pay off in the long run. If you have a spare weekend or two, you can make your home sparkle by finding the time to do the following:
No matter how well your HVAC system works, dust and grime are still bound to accumulate given a season to do so—and given that dust is typically made of “dead insect parts, flakes of skin, food particles, and shreds of fabric,” according to Indiana Public Media, you want to get that stuff out of your home ASAP! Use a long-reach tool or a safe step ladder to dust the tops of your furniture, ceiling fans, lights, shades, and appliances—all the places that are above or below eye level and usually don’t get attention.
Running the self-cleaning setting on your oven at least once a year is a great way to make it continue to serve your family well. And while your fireplace can’t self-clean, if you have one, give it a good scrubbing too!
Organizing and disinfecting your refrigerator can also be a gross—but necessary—task. The same goes for medicine cabinets and pantries.
Finally, washing your roof and siding can make your house sparkle on the outside just as much as cleaning services can make it do within!
Preventative Maintenance: Going Above and Beyond
Spring cleaning is more than just getting rid of dirt and grime. It is about preventing future problems and making things easier for you.
An exterior contractor, for example, can help patch up your home after winter has had its way with it—preventing future water damage and mold remediation needs. Your chimney sweep likewise can save you money on fire damage restoration. If you take care of problems before they even begin, you’ll enjoy a gorgeous, stress-free house for seasons to come.
CCS Cleaning & Restoration: Tackle Spring Cleaning With the Help of the Pros
Cleaning pros can get your home looking great in no time and take a load off your spring to-do list. We at CCS Cleaning & Restoration help homeowners and businesses in Southern Minnesota keep their buildings pristine with our cutting edge tools, various certifications, and almost 50 years of experience. Contact our Faribault office now at 507-334-1774 and let us help you make this spring more manageable.