Are you struggling to keep your home clean consistently? You may have a lot on your plate, so it’s hard to find the time to tidy up the house. One way is to set a schedule. Pick a day or two throughout the week to clean various parts of your home – perhaps one day for one floor and the other day for the other. For the time being, you can exclude the basement and garage or dedicate another day to them. When it comes to house cleaning, avoid these practices:
Ignoring Plumbing Problems
Plumbing problems such as leaking pipes can lead to water damage. Too much moisture can damage everything in your home – from the floors to furniture to ceilings. If you ignore excessive moisture, it becomes much more difficult and expensive to clean or reverse the damage. Plus, you will have to deal with mold and mildew, which can be dangerous to some individuals.
Not Getting Air Ducts Cleaned
Getting your air ducts cleaned is a worthwhile investment. Too much dust, dirt, and dander caught in the HVAC system can reduce its effectiveness. Professional house cleaning is necessary every few to several years. Meanwhile, frequently changing the furnace filter is an inexpensive help. Everyone in your home will breathe easier.
Attempting to Use the Wrong Cleaning Solutions
It’s important to find the right cleaning products. Some family members may be sensitive to even the smell of a solution. Of course, use caution by not mixing products. Some combinations can produce harmful fumes that will sicken anyone nearby.
Leaving Chores Unfinished
It’s understandable that you may want to take a break from cleaning and other associated chores. Sometimes, however, when taking that break, you may find some of your previous work will be undone. You should consult with a professional house cleaning service to take care of your home for you. They’ll make your life much easier, and you’ll be able to spend more time with friends and family this holiday season!
Leaving Hidden Systems Dirty
Finally, consider some of the more “hidden” systems in your home that are generally kept out of sight. The stove hood in the kitchen needs to be scrubbed and exhaust fans in bathrooms should be cleaned. Your dryer vent should be thoroughly, professionally cleaned, even if you are already removing all lint after each use. Did you know that dryer lint is combustible? According to the U.S. Fire Administration, 2900 fires are reported each year that are caused by clothes dryers. One-third of them are from failure to clean lint from the machine.
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