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Areas Often Overlooked When Cleaning the Home

On 13 August 2021

1. Lights and other electricity Fixtures.

electric bulbs, lamp holders ceiling an standing fans are usually not noticed easily during home cleaning procedures. Ceiling fans are wonderful appliances for keeping the temperature in your home even and controlled throughout the year, but as those blades are gently circulating your indoor air, they are collecting a tremendous amount of dust. it is very important to include fans in your home cleaning procedures.

lighting globes, lamp holders and panels usually have dead bugs, spider webs and other unpleasant substances. Simply sponging them down with warm, sudsy water will do the trick. Don’t forget to dust your lampshades, too. If you don’t include your ceiling fan blades in your weekly dusting, make sure to dust and clean them at least once a month. You can either dust with an extended-reach duster or carefully use a stepladder to reach the blades.

2. Window Covers, Blinds and Curtains

areas often overlooked when cleaning the home

Your window coverings can collect lots of dust, dirt and unpleasant smell especially if you have pets and children that makes the home a playground. Some pets spend lots of time sitting in the windows, looking out into the yard, so our curtains collect lots of hair from pets especially cats.

If you have blinds, you can make dusting each slat a lot easier by using a pair of tongs. Wrap a cloth around each arm of the tongs, then just “grab” each slat in the tongs, run the tongs along the length of the slat, and all the dust will come up on the cloths! Repeat for each slat and your blinds will be clean in no time!

3. Knobs and Handles for Doors and Drawers

It’s easy to remember to clean your countertops and other horizontal surfaces, but what about the handles in the bathroom, wardrobes, drawers or kitchen cabinets that you touch every day. This surfaces can contain germs if not properly taken care of, it is important we thoroughly clean this surfaces.

Make sure you thoroughly disinfect your door knobs, cabinet handles, and drawer pulls regularly to keep those germs at bay. Stainless steel is often the metal of choice for things that people touch, like door knobs, kitchen appliances, faucets, etc. but while stainless steel does a good job of looking clean, it isn’t necessarily any cleaner than any other surface.

4. Under and Behind Major Appliances

You can see the dust and dirt on surface tops or under your couch; you may not see them under your refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, laundry machine, and dryer. These areas become a breeding ground for dust, grease, and grunge. Even if it’s only twice a year pull these appliances out and scrub underneath and behind them.

It’s a huge pain to move large appliances like your fridge, oven, and washer and dryer, but dust collects behind and underneath them. In the case of your fridge, the dust can collect on the coils and reduce the efficiency of your fridge, and if dust or lint collects in your dryer vent, it could even start a fire!

5. Remote Controls for Electronic Devices

It’s hard for wife, husband or kid’s to stay away from remote especially during the weekend or holidays. Dirty, grimy, sticky fingers spend all afternoon and evening pressing the buttons channel surfing; wipe down your remote controls weekly with a cotton ball doused in rubbing alcohol, and get in between the buttons with cotton swabs and rubbing alcohol. Remove the batteries first.

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6. Drains in the Kitchen and Bathrooms

Drains collect lots of grime. Whether it’s your kitchen drain filled with food residue or shower drains filled with hair, it’s important to regularly clean these areas in order to maintain function. Once a month, take 1/2 cup of baking soda and sprinkle it down each drain. Next, take 1/2 cup of white vinegar and pour that down so the mixture foams. Leave the drains alone for 30 minutes. After a half-hour, boil a large pot of salt water and carefully pour that down each drain to rinse everything clean.

7. Vacuums and other Cleaning Tools

Your vacuum cleaner does the dirty work of cleaning your house, but don’t forget to clean it out as well! Besides just emptying the bin, remember to pull out and clean (or replace) the filters, clean the bristles and brushes, and clean out the bin with soap and water if you can. Every once in a while, remove all of the removable parts of your vacuum and give them a good cleaning with a damp cloth, or in a sink full of soapy water if they are waterproof.

And don’t forget your other cleaning tools! Toss your rags and cloths into the washing machine and wash them. Clean your mops and brooms with soap and water. You can microwave your sponges for a few minutes to get them clean; just get them soaking wet in soapy water, then pop them in the microwave for a few minutes. 

Contact Residential and Commercial cleaning professionals like Rainbow Cleaning NY. Our deep cleaning services will ensure detailed and customized treatments that will leave no stone unturned. 

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