We all love a clean home and regularly vacuum and dust the most obvious places. However, there are some less obvious things we often forget about. When was the last time you checked your air duct or extractor fan? Just because the dirt and grime at these places are not visible, it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t need your attention. Below you’ll find a list of places you should visit next time you are having a spring cleaning.
1. Door Frames
We do wash the doors often but sometimes forget about the door frames. It can get dusty on the top, and people can make a mess with their shoes or dirty hands when walking through. It can accumulate a lot of dirt and germs, so it is important that you give it a wipe with an antibacterial cleaner every month. You would be surprised how much jam your kids can distribute on the door and window frames.
2. Mops and Dusting Cloths
It is less obvious to clean the things that you clean with than going around your home regularly. You can put some mop heads in the washing machine, especially if you have a removable microfiber head. Likewise, you should wash your dish cloths and dusting cloths in the washing machine at a high temperature, so you get rid of the dirt as well as the bacteria. There’s nothing worse than picking up a smelly and damp cloth to try to clean the entire house.
3. Extractor Fans and Air Vents
If you have any allergies or asthma, it is important that you improve your indoor air quality. You can get loads of dust in your rooms if you don’t vacuum your air ducts, vents, and extractor fans. The best method is vacuuming, but not all heads will work with every shape and blade, The good news is that there are some great dusting tools that are designed to get into narrow places. You don’t want to circulate dust particles around the house if you don’t have to.
4. Bathroom Caddies
Toothbrush and soap holders, caddies make our lives easier. They are essential accessories for a clean and organized bathroom. However, they can accumulate a lot of dirt, germs, and grime. Every couple of weeks, you should wash these with warm, soapy water, so you can make your home healthier. The bathroom is the room with the highest level of humidity, so germs and mold can spread if you don’t pay attention to the hidden dangers.
5. Skirting Boards
Skirting boards are things we hardly ever notice unless we are changing the flooring or carpet. However, they can get dirty and hold a lot of dust. If you have the right vacuum tool, you should go over your skirting boards every time you clean the house. At the same time, people will kick the boards unintentionally. Use a general cleaner and a damp microfiber cloth to clean them properly. Alternatively, you can use furniture polish if you have varnished, country style boards installed.
6. Space Under Built In Appliances
As one of the least accessible areas of your home, the floor under and the wall behind the built-in appliances can hide health hazards. If your washing machine is built in, you can expect high humidity that can cause mold and mildew. Pests like dark and damp places, so it is important that you move your appliances every now and then; your fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, and dryer. If you find any signs of present or past pest infestation, you should get in touch with Economy Exterminators to eliminate the problem before it causes health issues for you and your family.
Whether you keep your house warm using radiators or a fireplace, you should keep them clean. Warm air circulating will distribute dust particles and this will pose a health hazard. You can get specialist tools to clean behind and inside your radiator, so you can access the places that are hard to clean using a dust cloth or a vacuum cleaner. Keep dust mites out of your home by tackling these hard to reach areas.
When deep cleaning our house, we often forget about our appliances, the hard to notice or reach areas, and accessories. If you would like to prevent allergies caused by dust, mold, and germs spreading around, you should create a list of areas you might not have touched for a while and get specialist equipment to clean and disinfect them. Don’t forget to clean your cleaning equipment, either; your mop, vacuum, and dusters.