Summertime is here and so are all the allergies and outdoor activities that come along with it. While this is a fun time of year this opens up your home to increased germs and contamination. That is why summer is the perfect time to get in the habit of cleaning the main areas of your home so your family can have a happy and healthy summer. Immaculate Home Chem-Dry of East Los Angeles’s goal is to make your home a healthier place. That’s why we’ve come up with these 6 places in your home it’s important to keep clean!
Countertops are not only where food is prepared, but it’s also where dirt, dust, bacteria, and allergen particles floating in the air often settle. If you have a countertop with granite or tile, it’s best to use a mild cleaner and preferably one that can refresh the sealer. Sealers can degrade over time and it’s important to keep that sealer fresh to prevent bacteria from getting into the porous areas of the stone.
Carpets & Rugs
To improve the life and appearance of your carpet, vacuum your carpets and rugs weekly with a bagged vacuum, preferably one that has either a HEPA filter or a microfiltration system. However, it is important to note that while vacuuming does pick up dirt and dust on the surface, there can be a lot of bacteria and allergens trapped deep down within the fibers of the carpet – including pet dander and urine, particle pollution, and everyday dirt and dust. While these toxins may not be visible to homeowners, they can still be the source of unpleasant health issues and allergy symptoms.
Most people think about vacuuming and cleaning their carpets and rugs but they forget about cleaning their upholstery, despite spending significant time every day on their couches and chairs. Similar to countertops and carpets, particles like dust, dirt, and allergens settle on upholstered furniture as well. Vacuuming upholstered furniture is nearly as easy and is just as important as carpets, particularly in the high-traffic areas like family rooms. With Immaculate Home Chem-Dry, you can get your upholstery professionally cleaned in West Covina to ensure you are getting your couch as clean as possible.
High Use Touch-points
Popular “hot spots” include doorknobs, toilet handles, faucets, and light switches. Spending a few minutes sanitizing those areas, particularly before and after guests come into the home, can go a long way toward minimizing the spread of germs. More preventive approaches to minimizing the spread of germs include being vigilant about washing your hands regularly throughout the day.
Doormats and area rugs do a great job of trapping dirt and allergens before they enter the heart of your home. Using doormats and area rugs is an effective and inexpensive way to prevent unwanted and unhealthy particles from getting deeper into your home or from remaining in the air where they can spread more easily to members of the family.
While furnaces are vital to keeping homes warm in the colder months, it’s important to change the furnace air filter at regular intervals to prevent dirt, dust, and other unhealthy particles from being distributed around the house. To remind yourself when it’s time to change the filter, write the date that you’re performing the replacement on the outer edge of the new filter that you’re installing to make it easy to know when your next one is due.
We hope these tips help. The next time you need your carpets or upholstery cleaned, call Immaculate Home Chem-Dry of East Los Angeles!