Spring Cleaning Your Home: 10 Things to Check Off Your To-Do List Now
Spring cleaning your home isn’t just beneficial to your living space. It can also do wonders for the body and mind.
Many of us tend to “take it easy” during the colder months. We have less daylight to do the things we enjoy. Cold temperatures tend to keep us inside, and the holidays keep us too busy to think twice about deep cleaning.
Now that longer days are ahead, it’s time to start getting your house in order. Keeping a clean home can help you curb your allergies, deter pests, make you feel less stressed, and even maintain your home’s value.
Aside from dusting, sweeping, and decluttering, make sure these 10 tasks are on your spring cleaning to-do list:
1. Carpet Cleaning
You can always tell when a carpet is brand-new. Its color and texture are even, there are no spots, and it smells fresh. But many homeowners don’t always realize when their carpet is starting to show its age. Because carpet wears and tears gradually, aging carpet can often look “normal” until you give it a good deep clean.
This spring, make residential carpet cleaning a top priority. You might not realize just how much your carpets need it, but you’ll certainly tell a difference once your carpet cleaning service is finished.
One caveat to be aware of: Many commercial carpet cleaners contain harmful ingredients, such as pesticides and formaldehyde, that can pose health risks to your family and pets. And if these cleaners don’t fully evaporate, they could settle into your floors and cause mold damage. Instead, choose a carpet cleaning service that uses steam and non-toxic cleaners so you won’t have to worry about fumes or potential mold damage.
2. Carpet Repair & Stretching
While you’re giving your carpets a little TLC, now is a good time to inspect them for signs of damage. Even the best carpets don’t last forever, so don’t be surprised if you notice holes, worn spots or wrinkles.
This is a simple and inexpensive procedure that can extend the life of your carpets. These repairs are invisible to the eye once complete, so you can expect an even, consistent look. For more info, please see our carpet repair and stretching services page.
3. Upholstery Cleaning
Part of spring cleaning is bringing your home back to life after a long, sedentary winter. This means making all parts of your home look and sparkle like new, including the soft fabrics that accent your space.
Any type of fabric in your home is susceptible to stains and dirt buildup. This is especially true for your furniture since you tend to use your couches, recliners, love seats, and padded chairs every day.
Professional upholstery cleaning can help remove furniture stains quickly and easily, making your old furniture look newer, brighter, and cleaner. What’s more, removing built-up dirt, germs, pet hair, and allergens can also make your indoor air cleaner and remove allergy triggers.
Furnishing a home can be expensive, which is why many homeowners choose to clean their furniture instead of buying new ones once their furniture starts to show its age. Getting even a few more years out of the furniture you already have can save you hundreds of dollars in the long run.
At Carpet Renovations of Tulsa, we use a Quick Drying System that ensures most furniture items are ready to use again within a few hours.
4. Tile Cleaning
Tile and grout cleaning can be something of a guessing game: Which cleaning products are approved for your type of tile? What type of grout brush should I use? Does this product work? Should I use a sealer?
Hiring a professional to handle tile and grout cleaning can be less of a hassle, plus it ensures you get the right products for your type of tile and grout.
5. Air Duct Cleaning
Your HVAC system works hard during the summer, so now is the time to maintain it. Part of HVAC system maintenance is cleaning your air ducts. As air circulates through your ducts, allergens, dust, mold, and other particles can collect on their walls. These particles can also end up in your home every time the air blows.
Professional air duct cleaning can keep these particles to a minimum and improve your indoor air quality.
6. Dryer Vent Cleaning
Lint can get trapped in every dryer vent, even if you’re adamant about cleaning your lint trap with every load. If left unchecked, though, the buildup can create a fire hazard.
Depending on the location of your dryer vent, you may able to clean this yourself. However, for dryer vents that are hard to get to, calling a professional might be a better option. Removing lint buildup will reduce your chance of a fire and even help your clothes to dry faster.
7. Mattress Cleaning
According to the National Sleep Foundation, the average life of a mattress is roughly 7-10 years. Many homeowners choose to go beyond this magic number for the simple reason that mattresses can be expensive. And as long as your mattress remains clean, you may be able to extend its life.
Consider giving your mattress a good deep cleaning this spring. Mattress cleaning removes dust mites and other allergens that get embedded into your mattress and interfere with your sleep quality. Our process uses a fine mist to neutralize dust mites, then leverages an air mover to speed up drying times. Overall, you won’t miss a single night’s sleep because your mattress will be ready for bed when you are.
8. Address Pet Odor Issues
Pets that spend at least some of their time indoors may be preventing your home from smelling its best. Even if you clean up an “accident” on your carpet, there’s a good chance that you won’t remove 100% of it.
Doing a Pet Odor Removal Treatment uses eco-friendly and safe cleaning products on your fabric surfaces. We don’t just mask the odor with fragrances, but effectively remove the cause of the smell for good.
9. Get Allergy Relief
Spring allergies are on many homeowners’ minds these days. While we can’t control what’s happening in the world around us, we can focus on what’s going on inside the home that might be triggering allergy symptoms.
Carpet Renovations offers a full-service Allergy Relief Treatment that targets some of the most overlooked areas of your home. We do a thorough cleaning of your carpets, mattresses, upholstered furniture, rugs, and other fabric surfaces to target allergens where they like to hide. Our treatment has been shown to reduce allergens in the home by up to 90% or more, helping you to breathe easier and rest better at night.
10. Spring Clean Your Business, Too!
Spring cleaning isn’t just for your home. Your office, restaurant, store, or other business can also benefit from a cleaner environment. For starters, it allows you to remove many of the allergens and contaminants that linger after basic cleanings. Plus, your customers and employees may have a more positive impression of your business when they see just how much effort you put into making a cleaner, brighter space.
Carpet Renovations offers commercial carpet cleaning, tile cleaning, upholstery cleaning, and air duct cleaning to help you keep your business sparkling like new. Remember, you only get one chance to make a good first impression.
Get Started on Spring Cleaning with Carpet Renovations
Ready to start marking your spring cleaning chores off your to-do list? Let Carpet Renovations of Tulsa do all the heavy lifting for you. Contact our team today for pricing and scheduling!
Check out our handy infographic to see visually what can be done to get your house in the best spring cleaning condition.