Spring is on its way, which means the days are growing longer and getting warmer. Summer is finally in sight! But before we fully embrace all those sunshiny days ahead, your internal calendar is probably telling you it’s time to go on a whirlwind of home cleaning. Spring cleaning is a great time to go through and do a thorough cleanse — something that can go a long way toward keeping your house in great condition all year long. This year, however, instead of just adding some extra baseboard dusting to your standard cleaning routine, it’s time to do spring cleaning the way it’s meant to be done with these spring cleaning tips:
Why Spring Cleaning
For military families, moving is generally the perfect time to deep clean and declutter. For the rest of us, however, we typically need some sort of reminder to do those things. Enter spring cleaning! For most, this is the annual reminder to get rid of unwanted stuff and to clean each room more thoroughly than usual. Those steps are an important part of spring cleaning, but it does mean that some surprisingly important things slip through the cracks.
Your air ducts can build up a lot of dust, grime, and dander pretty quickly. This is especially the case with a humid climate like we have here in San Antonio; we also have to worry about that grime giving mold a place to grow. We recommend having your air ducts cleaned every couple of years, unless someone in your household has respiratory concerns. Those airborne particles can cause issues for someone with allergies, asthma, and other breathing issues, so consider annual air duct cleaning.
Similarly to your air ducts, your carpets hold onto a lot of small particles that accumulate between the fibers and gunk everything up. Vacuuming is a good start, but the brushes don’t go deep enough to break up all of that debris. In addition, at-home vacuums don’t have strong enough suction to grab all those little particles. Professional carpet cleaning is necessary to break up the gunk that gets ground down into your carpets. Indeed, it’s so important that many carpet manufacturers require annual carpet cleaning services or the warranty will be considered void.
Many homeowners love tile and hardwood flooring because they feel like it’s the easiest to care for. In many regards, that’s true. Sweeping and mopping gets up a majority of the gunk that stays ground into carpet fibers. However, typical wear and tear does mean that grime will build up in the seams between wood and in the grout around tiles. When you’re doing your annual spring cleaning, this is a perfect time to have your hardwood and tile floors professionally cleaned. Not only will this bring out the rich nuances of the hardwood grain and the color variety of your Saltillo tile, but it will also help your flooring last longer.
Upholstery and Curtains
How often do you honestly think about cleaning your curtains or couch cushions? Unless a toddler gets wild with their juice cup, most people don’t bother. But the fabrics around your home can hold onto a lot of small particles. Spring cleaning is the perfect time to have your upholstery professionally cleaned. You’ll be surprised at how much better it will look!
Deep cleaning doesn’t have to be reserved for once a year during spring, either. Connect with Steam Master Cleaning & Restoration for professional carpet cleaning services and more, and get help giving your home the deep clean you want any time of year. Contact our San Antonio cleaning service today to schedule care!