Your home is where you sleep, eat (most of the time), relax and spend quality time with family and friends. It’s the center of your universe. It’s where you go to unwind and where your personal style has been firmly imprinted.
So, for this installment of the Low Down on Dirt, we going to talk about a recently published Home Maintenance Checklist. This checklist makes the very important point that deep cleaning is something you can’t ignore. Leaving the big jobs to languish for too long can cost you.
The home maintenance checklist highlights the importance of deep cleaning and how making this part of your regular home maintenance can save you money (and aggravation).
Bathroom and Kitchen
Everyone likes to believe they spend enough time on keeping these pivotal parts of the home clean. Food and personal hygiene demand spaces which are not just clean, but spotless.
It is crucial that these rooms be treated to a deep cleaning at least once a year. We know, you’re busy. But that’s why New York’s Little Elves is here – we know what to do. We know where dirt lurks and we know how to rid your home of it.
Major Appliance Inspection
Those appliances that serve you by cooking your food and keeping it cold before it’s time to cook require some attention every now and again. They work hard for you, so it’s critical that you perform certain tasks on a regular basis.
The refrigerator’s condenser coils can get coated with dust. When you cook, ambient grease can find its way onto them, so cleaning these regularly makes the job less onerous. You’ll also want to check the gasket to ensure its sealing correctly.
Dishwashers need attention, too. Keeping the food trap clear of debris and its filter cleaned of hard water deposits are two simple things you can do to keep it functioning well. Running it while empty with a cup of vinegar and ½ cup of baking soda helps to keep it clean. These are jobs which should be performed 4 times per year.
Carpets and Air Ducts
We know you do your best to keep your carpets clean. You may even have a home steam cleaner. But every year, professional attention is an excellent idea.
High traffic areas can lead to the need to replace all your carpets. Keeping them looking and smelling fresh helps them last longer.
And if you’re having your carpets done, find out if your service will also clean your air ducts. To say these can get dirty is an understatement.
Your air ducts should be professionally cleaned every 3 – 5 years. When they’re not attended to, dust, hair, dirt and pet dander can collect in them, drastically reducing your home’s air quality. Dirty air vents may also lead to HVAC inefficiency.
Is it time to get your deep clean on? At New York’s Little Elves, deep cleaning is something we live for. We get down to the nitty gritty to keep your home front ticking along. Contact us.