As the weather starts to change, and we see longer sunnier days, it might have you thinking about starting your spring cleaning soon. Giving your home a good cleaning is important this time of year, especially for your indoor air quality.. During the winter months you most likely spent more time indoors, and less time opening windows and doors. Your furnace system was probably also running more. Dust most likely has built up on a few surfaces and the air might feel stagnant. To improve this air quality, you can get a start on your spring cleaning a bit early! Follow our 5 tips to make this daunting task a bit easier for you.
Make a plan
Knowing where and how to start tackling the chores is the hardest part of getting the ball rolling. The best thing to do is to sit down and write out everything (even the smallest tasks!) that needs to be done. This lets you break down all of your tasks. It also helps to make a guess at how long something might take, this way if you find yourself with only 10 or 20 minutes you can pick tasks that you can complete during that time.
Work from the top down
Make sure when you pick a place to start it is up higher. If you start with the floors and baseboards, you will end up needing to re-clean them at the end. Start with dusting ceiling fans, wiping walls, the tops of shelves, and countertops.. end with mopping and vacuuming.
Multitasking will save you a lot of time on your chores. While you have a load of laundry or dishes going, dust some bookshelves. While a stain remover soaks on some upholstery or clothing, you could clean the toilet!
Blinds & curtains
Blinds and curtains hold onto a huge portion of the settled dust in our homes. Take the time to wipe these areas clean with a microfibre cloth and a vacuum. If you need something stronger, you can create a DIY solution of baking soda and warm water with your favourite essential oils to get a nice scent in your home as well.
Get your ducts cleaned
Your air ducts are home to dust, dirt, mould, bacteria, construction garbage, flakes of skin and hair. These contaminants are released into the atmosphere of your home, causing indoor air pollution, and environmental sensitivity. The air ducts require periodic cleaning to reduce these airborne contaminants and to create a cleaner safer home for you and your family.
During the winter as you spent more time indoors, there was most likely more contaminants settling in your ducts, so spring is the perfect time to get them cleaned out so you can bring in fresh air during the warmer months. Making sure your ducts are clean will also ensure that your air conditioning system can operate efficiently.
Georgian Duct Cleaning is a family owned business in Simcoe County with over 20 years experience working with residential, commercial and industrial HVAC ducts. Call us for a free quote or for more information. (705) 722-5952 Or 1-800-363-2563