It’s going to be a hot and humid summer and this season brings its share of chores that may need to be tackled more often. Do you know which areas of your home need more attention during warm weather? Luckily, Maid to Clean has compiled summer cleaning tips to help you stay on top of these seasonal chores.
Clean the Air Conditioner Filter
This is probably the most important item on the list. An air conditioner that is filled with dust and dirt won’t function as well. Simply clean the filter with warm soapy water or with a vacuum cleaner.
Floor & Counter Cleaning
Your home will see a lot of extra foot traffic this summer, which means cleaning the floor more regularly. Make it a point to spot clean your floors and vacuum high-traffic areas once or twice a week. The warm, humid weather is also the perfect environment to attract bugs, make sure you clean and dust off the counters every night.
Clean & Reverse the Fan
Dusty fans only enhance summer allergies. Without proper cleaning, fans will continue to spread dust. While you’re cleaning fans, make sure you change the direction of the blades to counterclockwise. This trick pushes the cold air down and saves you money on energy costs.
Clean the Fridge
In hotter climates, bacteria grow faster, even in the refrigerator. Take the time to clean out your fridge, rinsing down the surfaces with gentle antibacterial soap and throwing out anything expired or moldy.
Managing Trash and Stinky Sinks
In the hot summer months, the trash and sink can have an unpleasant smell due to heat and humidity creating the perfect environment for bacterial growth. Expect to empty trash cans more often and make sure you know how to properly clean your sink to keep the smell from getting out of hand. It’s also important to clean out the drain and garbage disposal to make sure no food is stuck.
The heat and humidity that accompany summer in the DMV means you may have to give your bathroom some extra TLC. When it comes to summer cleaning, toilets should be tended to at least twice a week. Additionally, you’ll want to be certain you’re running exhaust fans while showering and leaving the bathroom door open after exiting. This can help slow down the spread of mildew.
Finding it difficult to enjoy summer while tackling these extra cleaning chores? Contact Maid to Clean (www.maidtoclean.com) for a recurring clean to keep your house sparkling and prevent any summertime mold or bugs. Even more, you’ll better enjoy your summer.