Keeping your home clean can be a real burden, especially if a number of people live in the house and you have children and pets. Staying on top of things to maintain a tidy and clean home is an ongoing process.
Every now and then there will be areas of the home that need a thorough, deep cleaning, so let’s look at some effective cleaning tips and ways you can achieve that to ensure your house is a sparkling and hygienic environment.
#1 – Periodically Shampoo the Carpets and Rugs
Carpeting and rugs can be real dust collectors, and while vacuuming will remove much of the surface dust, dirt, grime and bacteria can dwell deep down in the pile. While you could call in the help of a professional carpet cleaning service, you can hire floor cleaning equipment for home use.
Carpet shampooing equipment is relatively easy to use. Once you’ve given your carpets and rugs a thorough going over, they’ll look like new and smell so fresh. Walking barefoot on freshly cleaned carpet is a dream but most importantly, you’ll have the peace of mind knowing that they are germ-free.
#2 – Have Your Curtains Steam Cleaned
Professional services offer steam cleaning for your curtains, where the cleaning process can actually take place while the curtains are still hanging. This makes for a fast and efficient service that doesn’t inconvenience you by leaving you with bare windows until cleaning has been completed.
You could try buying or hiring a steam cleaner and doing it yourself, but this might be one task that will prove faster and more cost-effective to leave to the professionals.
#3 – Get Those Floors Sparkling With a Domestic Floor Cleaning Machine
Domestic cleaning equipment which includes domestic floor scrubbers can be hired whenever you need to. Alternatively, you could invest in a professional home sweeper or floor scrubber if you feel you’ll use the equipment regularly.
There are floor cleaning machines designed for inside use, such as sweepers and floor polishers for tiled areas. You can also make use of outdoor sweepers and scrubbers to really clean up that garage, driveway or pathways around the home. Sweepers make short work of dead leaves and debris built up on your deck or around the pool.
Once again, whether you’re using floor cleaning equipment inside or outdoors, you can be assured your home is more hygienically clean.
#4 – Clean That Living Room Furniture
Lounges, armchairs and even the dining room chairs will develop a build-up of grime and bacteria over time. There tends to be food and drinks spilled on this furniture, as well as people sweating on it, putting their dirty feet on it and so on.
Any furniture that is covered in the material will be especially prone to a build-up of debris, so the answer is to have your living room and dining room furniture professionally cleaned periodically.
You’ll be amazed at the transformation and just how fresh your furniture will look and smell. You might even get confused for being brand new.
#5 – Don’t Forget the Bed
For the sake of hygiene and good health, pillows should be replaced from time to time. When it comes to the mattress, it can suffer from a build-up of debris, mites and dead skin.
Stripping the bed clean and giving the mattress a really thorough vacuum can really help to remove all this debris, creating a much cleaner sleeping space. If you want to take it a bit further, invest in a small steam cleaner to kill bacteria, loosen up the grime and follow it up with a vacuum once the mattress is completely dry.