Summer comes with a lot of great weather and uplifting landscapes, but for your home, it could mean moldy appliances and lots of insects. Get ready for a good summer cleaning, and take note of the next tips to maintain your home in great shape during the hot days.
- Change your filters
St. Louis summers can be hot and humid, causing many homes to become moldy. The best way to prevent this is to have excellent ventilation inside your home. If opening your windows is not enough, or you suffer from allergies, your HVAC system is your best ally. Change the filters to ensure the quality of air and enjoy a lovely hot summer.
- Keep the mold away
Some areas of your home are more likely to have mold, like the wardrobe, washing machines, and bathrooms. Leave your appliance open for a while, particularly if they work with water as the dishwasher. Avoid having moldy mirrors and bathroom tiles by running the fan or opening the window after you take a shower. And for the wardrobes, there isn’t a more simple and effective method that silica gel packages. Your clothes and bed linens will remain safe and free of bad odors.
- Eliminate bad odors in the trash
Another aftermath of summer is the smelly garbage bins. The higher temperatures make the food residues go bad fast. You know that smell we all had taken a quick rotten fruit sniff once, perhaps when we disposed of the trash. So, for that matter, rinse the bin with a water-vinegar solution and dry it. Put a new trash bag and voila!
- Remove cobwebs
Spiders love to come out on summer days when the temperature is high, and the mosquitoes are flying free. Cobwebs in the walls might cause allergies to some people, and, in fact, they make your home look neglected. Use your detachable vacuum cleaner to reach the ones inside and a long broom to get rid of the ones outside.
- Clean door and windows hinges and rails
After a long winter and spring, it’s normal that doors and windows will need a cleanup. Hinges tend to get rusty and rails filled with dust and dirt, making it difficult to open or close, damaging your property in the process. Spray your window’s hinges with lubricant and use a screwdriver to clean the rails where the doors and windows slide.
- Scare away mosquitoes
If you’re spending time in your yard or planing a small gathering with friends and family, you should take care of summer mosquitoes. Buy repellents in your local store, but if you want a more natural solution, try spraying peppermint scent in your yard—mosquitoes hate that smell. Even better, plant in your garden some basil, peppermint, lemon balm, or lavender to keep the insects away next year.
- Take care of your patio furniture
Outdoors furniture needs special treatment every season or so to avoid rust and mold. For plastic and metal surfaces, use dish soap and water. If the mold persists, try vinegar or a mix of water and bleach.
We hope these summer cleaning tips are helpful for you. Remember that Cleaning Concepts is providing high-quality cleaning and disinfecting services in your area. Maintain your home in great shape and avoid germs and viruses. Book your service on our website.