Start Your Spring Cleaning with these Tips

The spring brings mild temperatures that finally allow you to open up the windows and let some fresh air inside the home. To prepare your house for circulation, you may want to clean some areas that might be covered in dust. Ceiling-mounted fixtures most likely have accumulated dust and debris during the winter season. Use a ladder to reach such installations and wipe them with a damp cloth. Flush mount lighting fixtures may have more than just dust. Insects often nest near light bulbs that provide comfortable settings for laying eggs. Remove all lamp shades and lighting fixtures and clean them. Unscrew the light bulbs and wipe them in order to guarantee better illumination.

The air quality inside a house can be improved by cleaning all vent grilles. You could also unscrew the covers and vacuum some of the vent openings. However, a professional HVAC company should be hired to thoroughly clean the entire network of ducts that run through walls, floors, and ceilings. Fortunately, you can change an air filter in a climate control system without having to pay extra for HVAC services. Be sure to select a filter with HEPA certification that guarantees removal of the most common airborne pollutants.

A spring cleanup should include thorough vacuuming underneath and behind furniture. It’s understandable that moving heavy drawers and sofas is difficult, so just try to use crevices and other attachments to clean hard-to-reach areas. If you decide to move the furniture for better cleaning access, use some rubber or plastic sliders that provide leverage.

The bathroom deserves some major cleanups at the beginning of the spring. Replace an old shower liner that might be covered in soap scum. Furthermore, inspect ceilings and hardware for the presence of mold and mildew due to the high humidity that accumulates after you shower or bathe in hot water.