Spring is here and with it comes everyone’s favorite pastime, Spring CLEANING! Get rid of those old clothes that haven’t been worn in years, remove that debris from your roof, and remove any clutter that has shielded your home from its true beauty!
Here are some helpful tips to utilize this spring when cleaning:
Don’t forget to clean your gutters and downspouts – A debris free roof is a happy and safe one!
Remember to re-caulk and seal your home’s windows.
Remember to cut your trees, brush, and bushes away from the house.
Maintain the house lawn by clearing debris and yard waste.
Remember to change the smoke detectors and carbon monoxide batteries in the house – Also remember to test both to ensure that they are working properly!
Ensure that fire extinguishers are present and up to date.
Clean your oven properly by lining the bottom with a nonstick oven liner. It can be wiped with a paper towel, put in the dishwasher, and reused.
Be safe and take precautionary measures while on ladders and step stools.
Remember to keep stairs, landings, and walkways clear of boxes, bags and other clutter.
Always follow cleaning product label safety instructions!
Remember to wear a mask when handling severe dust and allergens – consider wearing a face mask to prevent the dust from entering your lungs.
Always use proper lifting techniques when moving furniture, equipment and appliances - Keep your back straight and lift with your legs. Wear enclosed, non-skid shoes and gloves with grip. If you are unable to lift it – either ask for help or clean around it.
Be careful not to carry too much stuff at once, especially on the stairs - Always make sure that you can see over the load you are carrying or have a spotter to help guide your way.
·This spring remember to use bleach to target mold in and around the shower or tub area, especially the tiles and shower curtain.
To help improve your homes air quality, replace your filters in your air conditioning units, furnaces, refrigerators, dryers, and vacuums!
Update your first aid kits – replace any missing or expired items to ensure you household has all the essentials.
If you have a security system, you may want to call the company to ensure there are no updates or changes to your system that you should be aware of.
Remember that while it is spring, the weather may not always act like it, you still may experience some extremely cold days and nights – watch your pipes to ensure that they do not freeze during fluctuating weather!