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2018 Spring Cleaning Guide

It's officially Spring and that means it's time to jump right into 'spring cleaning' and get your home cleaned and organized! So open up those windows, let the breeze roll in, and follow this helpful guide to get your home in tip-top shape.

Woman cleaning pretending mop is a guitar

Dust Down Your Furniture

Sofa cushions, mattresses, curtains, TVs and electronics all tend to build up a fair amount of dust over time. The average person likely doesn't dust down these items as often as they should! Dust can cause allergies to act up, including sneezing, stuffy nose, and itchy, watery eyes. Get into the habit of wiping down your furniture every week and rid your home of all that dust build-up. Remember to keep those windows open while cleaning to help air out the dust from your home. For best results, have a professional come out to clean your upholstery or remove dust mites from your mattresses.

Clean living room furniture

Clean Your Carpets and Tile

Ideally, you'll want to vacuum your carpets at least once a week and clean your tiles roughly every two weeks. All sorts of dirt and bacteria is known for making its way deep into the fibers of your carpet or into the porous grout between your tiles. While vacuuming your carpets on your own can help, it won't produce the best results to clean out the dirt and grime trapped deep into your carpet. For Oriental carpet and rug cleaning, you'll also want to make sure that your rugs have been professionally cleaned to avoid moth larvae infesting your home.

Remember: It is recommended to have your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year. Now is the perfect time to schedule a professional cleaning for your carpets and tile!

Dirty carpets after professional cleaning

Rid Your Home of Pet Odors

Remember that mistake Fido made a while ago and you did the best that you could do clean up his mess? While you might have cleaned up most of it, there is certain to be a lingering smell where he went "uh-oh". By having your carpets and upholstery thoroughly cleaned by a professional, every effort will be made to neutralize and eliminate pet odors from your home.

Dog laying on rug looking sad

Use Floor Mats Near Entrances

To help prevent dirt and grime from makings its way in to your freshly cleaned carpets, be sure to place floor mats near the entryways and exits of your home. This will give your guests or anyone at your home a chance to wipe their feet before tracking in dirt from outside. If you already have floor mats, take them outside (away from your carpets or tile) and give them a good pat-down to remove all the loose dirt and dust.

Floor mat at home entrance

Is your home ready for Spring? Get in touch with Carpet & Tile Solutions today and ask about our professional cleaning services!

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