Spring Cleaning Is An Important Part of Your Health and Wellness
According to the groundhog, we’ve got six weeks of winter left. Honestly, that’s been the prediction for so long that I wonder why we even bother asking him anymore. In any case, spring is on the way and that means we’ll all be spring cleaning soon. Spring cleaning is important for your health, but there are some things that get overlooked.
5 Things To Add To Your Spring Cleaning Checklist
1. Ceiling Fans and Fixtures
It’s amazing how easy it is to miss something above you. People don’t look up very often, so it’s very easy to overlook things like your ceiling fixtures. Fans in particular are a bad thing to overlook. When they turn on, they fling any dust they’ve gathered into the air. A simple pillowcase can prove to be a very effective cleaning tool for this job. While fans are the worst, don’t forget other fixtures, like lights.
2. Carpet Cleaning
We vacuum our carpets regularly, but that’s not enough to keep your carpet fully cleaned. As you walk on your carpets, you grind dust and grime into the fibers, where they harden and crystalize. These crystals cut and damage fibers, entangling them in a way that makes it impossible to vacuum them up. They stay in the carpet, doing more damage and getting dirtier and dirtier. The only way to remove them is with professional carpet cleaning tools. These will use cleaning chemicals to break apart the hardened grime and suck it out of the carpet. You should clean your carpet at least once a year, but realistically twice a year is better. Once in the spring to get rid of the build-up over the winter, and once in the fall so there’s less to grind into the carpet with all the time you spend indoors.
3. Duct Cleaning
Have you cleaned your ducts in a while? The answer is probably not. It isn’t something you think about because you don’t see just how dirty your ducts can get. It’s also not something you need to do every year, so it’s easy to forget when its needed. Ideally, you should have your ducts cleaned once every three years. This will remove all the dust and allergens from your HVAC so it blows clean air.
4. Dryer Vent Cleaning
Dryer vents become a fire hazard when you don’t clean them. Lint is highly flammable even with a good filter on the vent, it builds up over time. If you let it build up too much, the exhausted heat from your dryer will be enough to start a fire, causing serious damage to your home. You should make sure to check our dryer vent every year and if it’s got any lint build-up, clean it immediately.
A lot of research shows that clutter can have a negative effect on your mental health. It can impact your mood, make it harder for you to focus, and make you more irritable. Not to mention clutter can be a hazard as it trips you up. It’s not uncommon for us to own a lot of things and often there’s just not enough room for it. As you’re cleaning up this spring, it might be a good idea to re-evaluate your possessions. Perhaps get rid of some things you really don’t need. On the other hand, if you need more space, but aren’t able to just throw things out, you could get yourself a storage shed to make more space in your home.
We Can Help You Out
Spring cleaning is a necessity, but that doesn’t make it any easier. Fortunately, you don’t have to do it on your own. It gets much easier with help and we can help you with some of it. When it comes to air duct and dryer vent cleaning, you won’t find better help than Easy Breezy Ducts. Well make sure you’ve got plenty of fresh, clean air to breathe. You’ll feel much better without all that dust in the air. Get in touch with us today and set up an appointment today.