When it is time to do spring cleaning many people will focus on cleaning out cabinets, the garage, or go through clothes and toys. There are many areas of the home that need deep cleaning that are often forgotten. You don’t just want to have a clean home, but a safe and healthy home as well. Heart of Texas Chem-Dry would like to share some of the forgotten areas of the home that need to be cleaned to improve the health and safety of the home.
Is Air Duct Cleaning Worth It?
There are some areas of our homes that are out of sight and are easily forgotten. Some of these areas can have a major impact on the home’s safety and the health of the household. One area of the home that is often forgotten is the air ducts. The air ducts play a major role in your home’s indoor air quality. All of the cooled and warm air that enters the home travels through the airducts. If the air ducts are full of dust, mold, pest waste, or bacteria, they will affects the home’s indoor air quality. To ensure that the air inside your home that you breathe is healthy and clean, make sure to include airduct cleaning on your spring cleaning checklist.
How Often Should a Dryer Vent Be Cleaned?
Another area of the home that is often forgotten is the dryer vent. All of the excess lint gets trapped inside the dryer’s exhaust vent. As the lint builds up, over time it can become a major fire hazard. Lint is very small pieces of fiber which can easily burn. A clogged dryer vent is often the beginning of many household fires. To prevent a potential fire hazard, the dryer vent should also be cleaned out. Heart of Texas Chem-Dry recommends dryer exhaust vents should be inspected and cleaned at least once a year or more depending on the size of the household and dryer usage.
Is it Worth Getting Carpets & Upholstery Professionally Cleaned?
Another area that should be included in your spring cleaning is the carpet and upholstery. Often the carpet and upholstery gets cleaned as we see and use them every day. Carpet and upholstery not only looks better when they are cleaned but they also help to improve the healthiness of the home. Both carpets and upholstery can house mold, bacteria, and even pests such as dust mites. Indoor allergies and asthma attacks can be due to dirty upholstery, carpet, and air duct. To have cleaner air and relief from allergies, make sure they get cleaned every 6 months. When you tackle your spring cleaning you’ll have the perfect opportunity to schedule the deep cleaning of your upholstery and carpets.
Need to Deep Clean a Mattress
Another aspect of the home that is often forgotten is the mattresses. We sleep on our mattress every day, 6 to 8 hours on average each night. Mattresses get pretty dirty and they too can develop bacteria, dead skin and more. It has been proven that you get better sleep on a clean mattress. When the mattress becomes full of contaminates, it can cause allergies and even skin infection or irritations. During your spring cleaning do not forget to have your mattresses deep cleaned.