Right now, as you read the question, “Did you forget to clean there?” some area of your home comes to mind, where you did, in fact, forget to clean. The truth is, no matter how hard you try to keep your home spotless, most homes are never 100 percent clean, short of the intervention of a professional cleaning services. Why? In busy households, there are, quite simply, areas which go overlooked or forgotten when you clean your home. These areas then become the home of bacteria, mold, and other harmful germs which can actually affect the health your family members. Some common culprits include salmonella, E.coli, mold, mildew, and more. Today, Signature Maids offers these tips to help you remember to clean the areas you may have forgotten and rid your home of dangerous germs as well as dirt and grime.
Cleaning Tools and Supplies
Possibly the most overlooked area for cleaning is your cleaning tools and supplies. Though you may be cleaning with them on a regular basis, you may never consider cleaning them. Clean cleaning tools and supplies are crucial to a clean house, so make sure yours are clean. Wash your cleaning towels, microwave your sponges to kill germs and bacteria, and clean toilet brushes and mops regularly.
Dust the Ceiling Fans
Yes, your ceiling fans are difficult to reach and require that you get a step stool or ladder to clean them safely. The result, ceiling fans are often “overlooked” when it comes to cleaning. While cleaning the ceiling fan doesn’t need to be a weekly task, it should be done monthly, at a minimum. If not, when you turn the fan on, you’ll be spreading the accumulated dust/debris all over the room!
Door Frames, Doors, Door Handles, and Light Switches
Doors and their supporting door frames are often forgotten when it comes to cleaning even though they may be among the dirtiest objects in your home. A feather duster can help you reach the tops of doors and door frames and clean them effectively. Door handles and light switches are also high touch areas which need regular cleaning and sanitizing to remove germs and grime. After you clean the doors, door frames, door handles, and light switches, be sure to vacuum the floors to get up the dust and debris which results.
Curtains of All Kinds
Curtains and other window treatments as well as shower curtains may look clean, but if you can’t remember the last time they were washed or cleaned, you need to do it now! Curtains are famous for attracting pollen, mold, dust, and other debris, which can, in turn, impact the cleanliness of your home as well as the air quality within. In the bathroom, shower curtains are equally notorious for housing bacteria, mildew, mold, and soap scum. As you prepare to clean curtains, shower curtains, and window treatments, be sure to follow manufacturers cleaning instructions.
Yes, you regularly empty the trash can, but do you regularly clean and sanitize it to remove bacteria, odors, spills, and food remnants? Remember, your trash cans needs to be disinfected and sanitized regularly to avoid unwanted odors and remove potentially dangerous bacteria.
What Lies Beneath Your Appliances?
While you probably wipe down the exterior and interior of your appliances regular, when did you last clean underneath them? If you move your stove or refrigerator from its space, you’ll find dust, grime, spills, crumbs, and lots of odors lurking beneath. Your appliances (large and small) should be moved monthly, so you can clean underneath to avoid unwanted odors, germs, and grime.
Call on Signature Maids for the Best Clean
Signature Maids promises exceptional professional house cleaning services, with the promise of close attention to overlooked areas as well as high traffic areas. You’ll save time and effort, and enjoy a spotless and clean home, free from germs and grime. Call today!