While there might be still some chances of snow for the Salt Lake City area, March has us thinking Spring, and that means spring cleaning. It’s the perfect time to give your home a fresh start and to recover from the winter blahs. Here’s just the start of your spring cleaning list:
Spring Cleaning Scheduling
Call Best Heating & Cooling Early spring is the perfect time to schedule routine maintenance on your home comfort systems. When you call Best Heating & Cooling for an air conditioning tune-up, we’ll take the time to learn about your home, system, and your lifestyle prior to doing the work. We’ll ask questions such as:
A routine maintenance appointment will put you on the path to saving money and insuring that your system will be ready to take on the Utah summers. Your Best service technician will also replace your air filter so your family can breathe easier.
Call the Carpet Cleaner Calling a local carpet and hard floors cleaner will remove the grime brought in from the winter. While you can rent a carpet shampooer and do it yourself, some items such as oriental rugs need special attention and a professional hand. Cleaners can also tackle your upholstered furnishings for a deep clean to remove any ground in dirt, food and other unmentionables.
Spring Cleaning DIY
Dusting Prior to scheduling the carpet cleaning, you might consider doing a deep cleaning of the house—dusting from corner to corner, top to bottom. That ceiling fan that’s been running all winter? Now’s the time to turn it off and thoroughly clean the blades before you change the direction for better airflow during the summer months. Window casings and corners are sometimes missed in daily cleaning, so don’t forget those areas. Work from the ceiling down and remember to vacuum the floor once complete. Avoid using dusting sprays, as this can leave a residue.
Wax the Wood Any wooden furniture is thirsting for some nourishment after the dry winter air. Wipe the surface with a soft cloth that’s damp with water and a mild dishwashing liquid soap, and then apply a paste wax with a cotton rag. Allow the wax to dry and then buff with a third soft cloth.
Windows While you’re washing the inside and outside of windows, now’s the time to take down the window screens and give them a thorough wash. Use warm water with a mild dishwashing liquid and a little elbow grease—scrub the screens with a brush and then rinse thoroughly. Allow them to air dry before replacing them. It’s also a great time to wash any window treatments you have. Check the care labels for drapes and fabric shades before proceeding. Metal and vinyl blinds can be wiped down with warm water mixed with a mild dishwashing liquid, while wooden blinds just need a damp (water only) cloth.
Smoke Detectors It only takes a minute, but changing out the batteries in your smoke detector every spring and fall is the single most important thing you can do. The best time to do this is when Daylight Savings Time begins and ends so make a note on your calendar for spring and fall.
As always, spring is a time for new beginnings. If you feel it’s time for a new home comfort system, call Best Heating & Cooling and talk with a comfort specialist today about replacing your current system with a new Coleman heating and cooling system.