Spring is almost here! In preparation for this much anticipated season it is time to get your home in order. That means cleaning your home inside and out to shake off winter and prepare for spring gatherings with friends and family.
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Here are some handy tips for maintaining your home this spring.
Air Out Your Home & Give It A Good Dusting
It is probably safe to say that you haven’t opened up the windows in your home this winter and your home is a bit stuffy and dusty.
In case you didn’t know, dust is comprised of a variety of materials such as soil, pollen, fabric fibers, and human skin cells. So if you or a family member suffers from asthma or allergies, it is essential to remove these from your home. Weather permitting, open your home’s windows to circulate fresh air and take this time to vacuum and dust.
Dusting and vacuuming will remove dust from your home and getting fresh air will remove pollutants from your home like VOCs and irritants like cigarette smoke.
Clean Those Gutters
Just as you would in the fall, check your gutters for debris. This spring maintenance tip is especially important, as you don’t want spring rains to overflow your gutters and drip down your walls and damage your foundation.
Also make sure that your gutter downspouts are at least 6 feet away from your home to protect against water pooling against your home.
Replace Your Air Filters
Spring is a good time to replace the filters in your home, if you haven’t already. Air filters trap a lot of dust and allergens that would otherwise be blown through your home, as well as protecting the system from damage.
Replacing your air filters regularly not only help reduce allergens in the home, but can make your HVAC system run more efficiently.
Check Your Home’s Foundation
Now is a good time to check your home’s foundation to make sure that it is in good shape and doesn’t need repairs. A cracked or damaged foundation can lead to a lot of problems if left unattended:
- Bowing walls
- Sagging or uneven flooring
- Gaps around window frames
- Sticking doors or windows
- Doors that refuse to catch or close all the way
If you suspect foundation problems, call an expert right away. It is better to get an expert’s opinion now and not allow damage to go further, resulting in expensive repair bills.
Clean Your Kitchen
Springtime means warmer weather, which means insects will start to make their appearance. To help keep them at bay, make sure your kitchen is cleaned. That means all food items are in airtight containers, and pet dishes, floors, countertops, and cupboards are cleaned regularly of food debris.
Clean Those Window Treatments
Finally, you will want to give your window treatments a gentle cleaning.
Cleaning your window treatments (drapes and curtains included!) is an essential part of freshening up your home and removing allergens. Depending on the type of treatment you have, get your treatments cleaned by the professionals at Victor Shade.
We will safely and thoroughly clean your shades in our ultrasonic cleaning tanks. This method is excellent at cleaning out hard to reach nooks and crannies. While we can clean all sorts of window treatments, please note that room darkening shades, shades with mylar centers, or very old shades cannot be cleaned in this manner. Real wood blinds are taken apart and hand-cleaned by our team of professionals.