Whether you’re a snowbird or you live in South Florida all year long, it’s time to get prepared for the winter months. Winter may be the time to be merry, and it’s definitely a relief from the heat, but it’s also the time of colds and the flu. The EPA estimates that indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air, so if you’re looking to stay inside where it’s warm and cozy take a look at some of our winter cleaning tips.
- Sanitize your garbage cans and toilet brush holders – these seldom get cleaned, but can be a huge source of bacterial growth. Disinfecting your wastebaskets and toilet brush holders before the winter months is a great idea. An all-natural alternative to cleaners is a 50/50 combination of vinegar and water. For garbage bins, simply mix the water and vinegar together and fill your bin, let it sit for a bit, then scrub the inside with a brush. For toilet brush holders, take them outside and spray them down with a garden house then place them in a container of the 50/50 solution for a few hours and leave them out in the sun to dry.
- Wash your windows – dirty windows can actually cut down on the amount of light that enters and warms your home. With fewer hours of sunlight, it’s important to scrub those windows clean during the winter months to keep your home warm and cheery.
- Dust fan blades – dust and debris build up on your fan blades over time. Simply wiping them down with moist paper towel reduces the amount of pollutants and particles being circulated throughout your home.
- Replace your HVAC filters – this, of course, should be a monthly chore, but just in case you forget once in a while, be sure to do so!
Or Leave It to the Pros at Stanley Steemer
Need a little extra help getting prepared for the winter months? No problem! If you’re going to be bundled up for the winter it’s important to ensure that your floors and indoor air is clean. The clean home experts can help you get your house in check for the winter ahead. We offer professional carpet cleaning, tile & grout cleaning, upholstery & furniture cleaning, and air duct cleaning at affordable prices all year long. Call us today a 888-982-3553 or visit our contact page to get a free, no-obligation quote!