At Immaculate Home Chem-Dry of Orange County, our goal is to make your home a healthier place. From our advanced carpet cleaning to our powerful tile and grout cleaning, we use specialized cleaning techniques to turn your home into an immaculate setting. We also include ideas and tips every month on our blog on how you can make your home a cleaner and more enjoyable place to live. This month’s six home cleaning tips are simple and will help you maintain a much healthier Orange County home.
1. Regularly Wipe Down Countertops
This is a must, especially if it’s where you prepare or eat your food. Countertops, especially granite countertops, can become a hotspot for bacteria. Their porous surfaces can house dirt, allergens, and other harmful particles that can wind up in your food… Luckily countertop sealer can help prevent this from happening. Be sure to use a mild cleaner when sanitizing your countertop, preferably one that refreshes the sealer and doesn’t degrade it. Are you due for a thorough clean for your granite countertop or need a new sealer? Try Immaculate Home Chem-Dry of Orange County’s advanced granite countertop cleaning.
2. Keep Carpets & Area Rugs Clean
To maintain the quality of your carpets and area rugs, be sure to vacuum them at least once every week. We recommend that you do this with a vacuum that has either a HEPA filter or a microfiltration system. But is vacuuming enough? The answer is an unequivocal no. Even though vacuuming your carpets and area rugs can pick up a lot of dirt and dust, it still misses a lot beneath the surface. Pet dander, pet urine, particle pollution, and everyday dirt and dust can get trapped deep down within the fibers of your carpet that can’t be extracted with a vacuum alone. If ignored, these contaminants can be the source of a lot of health problems for your family.
The EPA recommends getting carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year, and in homes with pets and/or children, it recommends bringing in a cleaning service, such as Immaculate Home Chem-Dry of Orange County, two to three times per year. Our carpet cleaning uses advanced cleaning extraction technology with eco-friendly solutions to make your carpets look and feel like new. For homeowners with pets, learn more about our pet urine odor removal.
3. Don’t Forget About Your Upholstered Furniture
Upholstered furniture is a popular landing spot for dirt and allergens. Just like your carpets and area rugs, you should also be vacuuming your upholstered furniture weekly to maintain a happy and healthy home. When was the last time you gave your upholstered furniture a deep clean? Upholstered furniture is no exception to professional cleaning. Dirt and dust can become trapped and build-up within the upholstery that can only be extracted through advanced means.
Consider our specialized upholstery cleaning service, designed to refresh and deep clean all kinds of upholstered furniture. It’s gentle on all types of furniture fabrics yet works powerfully to remove an astonishing 98 percent of all allergens from your furniture. Schedule your upholstery cleaning appointment today.
4. Sanitize Frequently Touched Surfaces
So many germs and other contaminants enter into your home, whether it be through guests, pets, or yourself. They also like to stay on high touchpoints throughout your home. Popular “hot spots” include doorknobs, toilet handles, faucets and light switches. Spend a bit of time each day, especially before and after guests come to your home, sanitizing these areas to minimize the spread of germs. Encourage frequent hand washing throughout the day, especially when you come back to your home from somewhere else.
5. Use Area Rugs In Entryways & High-Traffic Areas
Rather than just serving the purpose to boost the look of a room, doormats and area rugs do a great job of trapping dirt and allergens before they enter the heart of your home. They’re excellent filters and should be professionally cleaned to maintain filterlike quality. 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. Consider rotating area rugs to avoid having them wear out too quickly.
6. Replace Your Heating & Air Conditioning Filters
This one makes a lot of sense, but when was the last time you swapped out your air filter for a fresh one? There are a lot of benefits to having a clean air filter. Clean air in your home is the leading benefit, but it can also prevent you from having to pay more on your energy bill as well. A clogged air filter has to work a lot harder to give your home the desired temperature, which can make your bill increase significantly. Especially in the colder and warmer months when your HVAC system is doing the most work, it’s important to ensure you swap out your filter at least once every three months.
These six tips will help turn your home into a much cleaner and healthier living space for your family. Be sure to keep up with our blog each month for more tips and ideas on how to better clean your home. The next time you need your carpets or upholstery cleaned, call Immaculate Home Chem-Dry of Orange County! We proudly service homes and businesses in all of Orange County, California, including Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Rossmoor, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Cypress, Huntington Beach, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Yorba Linda, Santa Ana, Fullerton, Orange, and Westminster.