Get the Job Done with These Tips
It’s that time of year again – time to put away that snow shovel, open up those windows, and give your home a good, thorough spring cleaning. While vacuuming and dusting are essential, you should also consider going a little deeper into your cleaning routine. Here are a few ideas from our HVAC service experts:
Change the filter on your HVAC unit and get rid of all the winter dust, dirt, allergens, and other particles that have collected in the past few months.
Clean your bathroom fans – take off the cover and wash it with soap and water. Before you replace it, clean the dust off the fan blades.
If your screens are dirty, they could become weak and damage easily. Thoroughly clean them by taking them off your windows and spraying them with a cleaning solution. Let them soak, then scrub any leftover grime off with a toothbrush and hose down with warm water.
Clean out your gutters – remove any twigs, leaves, or leftover ice that may have accumulated and could cause blockages.
Vacuum your refrigerator coils and underneath your refrigerator and stove. A lot of dirt and dust builds up in these areas and people often forget about them.
Clean your washing machine by setting it to its hottest and longest cycle, then adding four cups of white vinegar. Let the vinegar and hot water agitate for a few minutes, then pause the cycle to let the vinegar soak into all the nooks and crannies. After about an hour, let your washer finish the cycle.
Remove your vent covers and register covers and clean them thoroughly with soapy water. Then, let them dry completely and replace them.
Empty out all of the items from your kitchen drawers and wipe them down, inside and out.
Clean the inside of your oven. If it’s a self-cleaning model, start the cycle when the kitchen is least in use. After it’s done, let it cool for 2 hours, then wipe it down. If it’s not a self-cleaning model, mix 4 tablespoons of baking soda with a liter of water and spray all over your oven. Let it soak for an hour, then scrape off any baked-on debris and wipe it down.
Spray your mirrors with glass cleaner, then use a piece of newspaper to wipe it away. Newspaper absorbs more and will prevent streaks.
Wash your walls using warm water and dishwashing detergent. To make the job easier, dust your walls thoroughly before wiping them down with the soapy mixture. Clean a small area, then wipe down with water to avoid streaks.
Remove your dehumidifier‘s housing and let the unit dry. Then, vacuum all crevices and surfaces.