Tips for Deep Cleaning Your Home

Tips for Deep Cleaning Your Home

A deep cleaning is a great tool to freshen up a living space. The service is perfect if you’ve just moved in or out of a home, are hosting an event, or just hired a cleaning service. Here are some reasons to hop on board.

Benefits of Deep Cleaning

Deep cleaning gets rid of built-up dirt, grime, soap scum, germs, and bacteria. It keeps a home environment healthy, clean, and fresh. Here’s how it works.

Kills Germs

Viruses and harmful bacteria can survive on surfaces for days. If you’re regularly exposed, your immune system has to work harder, and you’ll likely get sick. Periodic deep cleaning will kill off toxins. Your immune system will thank you. 

Air Quality

Many people experience flu-like symptoms because of poor indoor air quality. Regular exposure to an allergen can lead to respiratory problems like asthma. Removing dust particles from carpets, furniture, and curtains can alleviate allergy symptoms.

Mental Health

A tidy home can reduce stress and improve mood. You’ll feel much better if your living space is clean, clutter-free, and organized.

Saves Money

Many people replace kitchen appliances that don’t work like they used to. This is usually because they were never properly cleaned. The cost of repairing or buying a new appliance can be avoided if you take the time to clean up the gunk.

DIY Deep Cleaning

When you’re preparing to deep clean on your own, these tips can make your job easier.

Declutter. Tackle one room at a time. Go through visible clutter that doesn’t belong there. Put items in their proper places. Toss any trash and donate items you no longer need or want.

Clean Top to Bottom. Focus on large, hard to reach areas going high to low. Start with the ceiling. Work your way down to the walls and baseboards.

Clear the Windows. Vacuum the sills and tracks. Lightly spray the window with glass cleaner and then squeegee it off. 

Dust Surfaces. Wipe the dust off wood furniture, shelves, and built-ins with furniture polish and a soft cloth. Use a lint roller on the lamp shades. 

Clean Floors. First, move the furniture. Then, use a vacuum attachment to get into corners and along baseboards. Use a microfiber mop and cleaner on hard floors. Shampoo rugs or carpets with a steam cleaner. 

Deep Cleaning Checklist

Once you get going, you probably won’t want to leave any room out. Here are a few not to miss. 

The Bedroom. Dust everything. Vacuum or wash curtains and blinds. Sweep or mop the floors. Clean the windows. Launder all the bedding. Rotate the mattress. Sell or donate clothes in the closet you no longer wear.

The Kitchen. Make sure you deep clean in and around appliances. Spruce up countertops and wipe down pantry shelves. Scrub and polish cabinets. Clean out the fridge and freezer. Throw out expired food.

The Bathroom. Scrub the shower, bathtub, and sink. Clean water spots and soap scum off shower doors. Wash the shower curtain. Disinfect the toilet. Declutter the vanity and cabinets. 

Consider Power Washing

Deep cleaning your home exterior is just as important as the inside. If you are ready to spruce up your outdoor space, the professionals at Peak Power Wash can help. Let us deep clean your siding, deck, sidewalk, or driveway. We use a technique called “soft wash”, which uses a much lower amount of pressure and reduces potential harm to surfaces. Contact us at 443-686-WASH or visit our website to request a free estimate.

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