Your home has plenty of areas for dirt and grime to hide. Finding them may seem easy. Cleaning them effectively is a different story.
Most homeowners spend plenty of time sweeping, vacuuming, scrubbing, and cleaning areas that are obviously dirty and become so daily. There are other areas that can really get gross in a short amount of time.
Your bathroom vanity cabinets are prime locations for soil buildup.
This is one area of the home easy to ignore. After all, who looks in there besides the someone looking for some face cream or hand lotion, among other items?
The buildup of residues can wreak havoc over time. Think of hairspray that you use daily and that ends up on the top of the cabinet. It's easy to clean when fresh but after 10 or more applications you have a nasty “goo” on the counter. Not to even mention toothpaste and other necessary items that get smeared on the same surface.
Take some time each day to quickly wipe up any residues that land on the surface. Then, take some time each week to open up any cabinet doors or mirrors with storage behind them, remove all objects, and use a household cleaning solution to wipe down all surfaces. After a week, you will be amazed at how much residue has built up in there. Imagine what could happen after a few months!
Once a month, give your entire bathroom a close look and find those nooks and crannies that can be the host of soil. This could be behind the toilet, in the corners of shower stalls, or where the soap resides on the bathtub edge. All these areas could use a good scrubbing each month, if not more frequently.
All this is besides the typical routine cleaning you give all your bathrooms.
Make it a New Year's resolution to keep every inch of your home squeaky clean. Just spending a few minutes cleaning the untouched parts of your home can help with other spot cleaning. This will help with every day cleaning and cut down on mess.
Flood damage due to rain isn't too much an issue this time of year, however your home could still be at risk for flooding. The temperature can drop pretty low during this point of the winter. This is bad news for the pipes in your home. If the temperature drops low enough, your pipes run the risk of freezing. Frozen pipes can burst which can lead to a flooded home. Take precaution to prevent damage to your home and your pockets. The simplest thing to prevent frozen pipes is to allow your faucets to drip to keep the water flowing. Even this tiny movement doesn't give the water the opportunity to freeze. You can also keep your thermostat at a constant temperature to prevent burst pipes. Be careful this winter. If your pipes do burst, call a water damage professional!
Christmas is quickly approaching. Only 17 days left to prepare! Are you ready? Are the presents wrapped? The tree decorated? Most importantly, is your home ready for many guests? Who doesn't want their home looking it's best for company? Unfortunately, we can't help you with the house cleaning but, we can help with any carpet, rug, tile, or upholstery cleaning you may have. Clean carpets are our gift from our family to yours. Don't wait until Christmas hits you, get your carpets cleaned today!
Hi, my name is Juan Dominguez. I'm the owner and operator of Mae's Carpet Cleaning. I have been in business since 1998. I have seen it all, just name it. With my experience and continued education, I have been put in a position where I am capable and would love to share what I know with you.