It felt like the day might never come, but 2020 is finally behind us. Happy New Year to all! As we move into 2021, countless people are already busy making sure this year gets off to a good start. One great way to do that is with a little home maintenance and cleaning.
While the spring is a great time to focus on landscaping and exterior cleaning, January is the perfect time to focus on the inside of your home. Even if you keep your house relatively clean week to week, there are certain areas almost all of us overlook. In fact, those are the best places to start this year.
Inspecting Your Dryer Vents and Air Ducts
Two areas often overlooked are your dryer vents and your air ducts. Keeping your dryer vents clean can not only help your machine last longer, but it can prevent dangerous house fires. Your dryer vents should be cleaned at least once a year. Depending on the size of your dryer, as well as how often you use it, you might need the vents cleaned more frequently.
As for air ducts, they should be professionally cleaned every three years or so. If it’s been longer than that, or you’re not sure when your air ducts were last cleaned, it’s a good idea to have a professional come look. There can be a lot of things hiding in your air ducts. Clean air ducts will leave your home’s air fresher and healthier.
For dryer vent and air duct cleaning in Springfield, Dayton, and the surrounding Ohio communities, contact Air Duct Cleaning Company today. We can help you get your year started off right.
Other Overlooked Cleaning Areas
Countertops, floors, furniture, and dishes tend to get most of the focus when you’re tidying up your house. However, there are plenty of other areas of your home that could likely use some polish. Before you start cleaning everything in front of you, let’s look up. Specially, let’s examine your light fixtures, fans, and anything else suspended from the ceiling.
Once those are clean, it’s time to look down to your baseboards. Though they may look fine from a distance, after taking a closer look, you might discover they’re surprisingly dirty.
With a little scrubbing, dusting, and polish, you’ll be surprised by how much of a difference clean baseboards and trim make.
Next up, check your window blinds. Certain types of blinds, especially thin venetian blinds, can be particularly frustrating to clean. After putting in the time, however, you’ll find the effort is worth it. The contrast between dirty and clean blinds is night and day.
With those out of the way, it’s time for your appliances. After the holiday season, appliances can be especially dirtied. A deep clean can leave them looking almost brand new. Make sure to empty out the fridge when you clean as well.
There’s a good chance you’ll find some expired holiday leftovers in there.