6 Spring Cleaning Tips to Improve Your Home’s Air Quality
The arrival of warmer weather is typically a gentle reminder for many people to deep clean their home. A thorough cleaning may help to reduce sneezing, sniffling, and itching for allergy sufferers, enhance the quality of air you and your family breathe and make your home shine like a diamond ring. Spring into action and follow these cleaning tips to improve the air quality in your home this season.
Replace the Air Filter
Maximize your indoor air quality by replacing your regular media air filter at least every one to three months as hotter temperatures arrive. Box-type air filters only require cleaning or changing once per year.
Wipe Down Ceiling Fan Blades
Ceiling fans often sit dormant in the winter months, which results in the accumulation of dust. Reduce the likelihood of reoccurring allergy symptoms by regularly dusting and wiping down ceiling fan blades dust. Make sure to remove dust from the blades before using your ceiling fans this spring.
Clean the Carpet
Vacuuming is a good first step to rid microscopic critters that call your carpet home. When deep cleaning your home in the spring and fall, we recommend airing out rugs on an outdoor clothesline. Don’t forget to beat the rugs to eliminate hard-to-see allergens before bringing them back into your home. Lastly, consider hiring a professional carpet cleaning service to steam clean carpet fibers that a vacuum cleaner is unable to reach.
Clean Air Registers
Air registers are often overlooked during regular in-home cleaning, but it’s important to freshen them up to prevent dust and allergens from circulating as your air conditioner runs. Use the brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner to remove cobwebs, dust, pet hair and other debris from vents and air registers. Consider scheduling a duct cleaning service if you notice a build up of debris inside your ductwork.
Vacuum Hard-to-Reach Areas
Incorporate into your regular cleaning routine the practice of moving furniture to vacuum bunnies out from underneath large furniture. In addition, vacuuming blinds and drapes in each room will eliminate accumulated dirt, dust and pet dander.
Rid Your Bathroom of Mold
Mold growth thrives in damp and tightly closed up places in the home such as bathrooms and basements. Mix together a solution water and hydrogen peroxide to kill existing mold. In addition, running the exhaust fan during showers dries up damp surfaces immediately and plays an integral role in preventing future mold growth.
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