You may find yourself wondering how often you should wash certain items in your home. Here at Perfection Cleaning we wanted to give you the low down in a quick easy format of how often you should be washing items for the health and safety of you and your loved ones.
Sheets should be washed once a week in hot water and run through the dryer on high heat. Washing often and on high heat removes debris, dust, sweat and more.
Cleaning the grout may be something you dread but relax! You only need to scrub it or any tiled surface in your home once a year.
3. Windows and screens
Windows should be washed inside and out twice a year. When the warm weather arrives, be sure to rinse your screens to. Use a garden hose and gently scrub any debris away. Then use the hose to rinse and leave the screens to air dry in the sun.
4. Your mattress
Clean your mattress every 6 months. Believe it or not the process is super simple! Vacuum the top using an upholstery attachment and remove stains by wiping down the surface with upholstery cleaner and a rag.
5. Your oven
Clean your oven every six months. If your oven is self-cleaning, turn it on and let it do the work. If not, remove racks and let them soak in hot, soapy water. Spray the interior with oven cleaner and let it soak overnight. Wipe clean and replace the racks the next day.
Once a year hire someone, or rent or buy a steam cleaner. If you’re doing the cleaning yourself, vacuum first to remove surface dirt, then steam clean using an appropriate solution. After you’ve completed both steps, run over the carpet a third time with only water to limit the residue left behind.
Clean your dishwasher once a month. Dishwashers are the perfect home for black yeast and fungi that can be harmful to you and your family. Running a cup of vinegar upright on an empty top rack should do the trick. Then, finish by running a cycle of hot water through.
Wash your pillows every 3 to 6 months to avoid fungi and dust mites. Pillows can be washed on the gentle cycle of your washing machine in hot water with liquid laundry soap. Be sure to run the rinse twice. To dry, put pillows in the dryer and set on low.
9. Your Computer
Clean your keyboard as often as needed as they are known to hold five times more bacteria than a toilet seat. Computers are one household item many people never think to clean. For crevices, use a Q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol and for the other parts rubbing alcohol on a rag should do the trick.
10. Kitchen sink and drain
Clean your sink and drain daily because of their high exposure to microorganisms. Disinfecting wipes are great for wiping these surfaces down.
These 10 tips are a sure way to stay on top of those often forgotten items to clean! If you're in need of assistance, give us a call today!
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