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Spring Cleaning Checklist for any Home or Business

4/15/2016 (Permalink)

Spring often marks the time when many homes or businesses begin to clean up after a long winter.

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has compiled a list of tips for homeowners to remember this spring, but they are no less pertinent to commercial buildings.

1.     Identify and tend to high-traffic areas: Start by thoroughly vacuuming areas that see a lot of activity, such as entryways and main living spaces.

2.     Clean and rinse hard floors: One of the best ways to keep rugs and carpets clean is to properly maintain wood, stone, and tile.

3.     Carefully assess upholstery stains: Dust mites are microscopic creatures that take refuge in places like beds and upholstery.

4.     Consider a deep clean of carpets: No matter the pile, carpet is talented at hiding a build-up of oily, sticky soil-attracting residues.

5.     Check for moisture-related issues: Do a quick check of ceilings and walls for stains if you experienced heavy snow or rain.

6.     Don't forget about HVAC units: There are a number of factors that affect how often HVAC systems need to be cleaned, such as the level of filtration, how often windows are open, the presence of pets and/or smokers, etc.

For more information directly from the IICRC on these tips, Click Here.

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