As spring approaches, homeowners are preparing for annual spring-cleaning to refresh their homes. However, many people forget about a few vital things to do during spring cleaning like dusting the blinds, getting a home sanitizing in Forth Smith, AR, and more. So this season, don’t neglect the things on this list!
1. Clean Behind Appliances
Over time, crumbs, grease, and other unwanted particles accumulate behind and underneath your stove, refrigerator, and other appliances, providing a food source for insects and other pests. If possible, move the appliance out from the wall and unplug it. Using a long-handled, slightly damp sponge, mop the back of the appliance to lift dust from the surface and then wipe the floor and walls with hot soapy water.
2. Dust Blinds
Window curtains and blinds collect dust and dirt easily. Remove dust build-up by shutting blinds and dusting with a microfiber cloth. Next, close blinds in the opposite direction for a quick, thorough wipe-down using a non-toxic window cleaner and clean cloth.
3. Clean Carpets and Upholstery
Carpets and upholstery accumulate dust and can become a feeding ground for microscopic dust mites. They pick up everything from pet urine to toenails and can hold approximately 200,000 bacteria per square inch. Bacteria and germs hiding in carpet fibers are not killed by vacuuming alone and should be cleaned by a professional three times a year. In fact, in a recent Home Health Study, researchers concluded that Chem-Dry removes 98% of allergens from carpets and upholstery plus 89% of associated airborne bacteria.* This means we are your best bet when it comes to removing allergens and bacteria from your home this spring!
4. Vacuum Mattress
The average bed holds up to 10,000 dust mites, which can cause hay fever, asthma, and allergies. Mattresses are a dust mite’s paradise as people sweat up to a half-pint of moisture each night and shed up to nine pounds of skin each year while they sleep, so make sure you clean it this spring! Vacuum the mattress thoroughly and turn it over. Ideally, your mattress should be vacuumed at least once a month and turned over every six months to reduce dust mites.
Keeping a clean home this spring also means getting rid of contaminants that have the potential to make your family sick. Thankfully, Elmer’s Chem-Dry proudly provides home sanitizing in Fort Smith as well as commercial sanitizing in Fort Smith, AR. Our Hospital-Grade Sanitizers are effective at eliminating 99.9% of bacteria from hard non-porous surfaces like tile, stone, wood, laminates, and vinyl. 1Our Hospital Grade Sanitizers have also been approved by the EPA for use against the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19. 2
1Based on results of studies conducted by independent laboratories of Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction process. Allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite allergen. All bacteria results include use of sanitizer. Figures are an average across multiple homes. Hard surface bacteria tests were based on independent lab testing associated with EPA registration #s 84683-3-74771 and 70385-6; sealed stone and VCT surfaces were evaluated and bacteria tested include salmonella, influenza and E. coli.
2Our sanitizers associated with EPA registration #s 84683-3-74771 and 70385-6 have been approved by the EPA for use against the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19.