Super spring cleaning for the summer

The summer is here again and everyone is looking forward to loads of sunshine, warmth and beautiful London scenery. However, there are certain things that must be done before you can deem yourself fully prepared for this amazing period. One of these is cleaning your house for the summer.  Here is a look at what you need to do.

Clean the Windows

One of the highlights of the summer months in London is sitting at any corner of the house and looking out the windows to enjoy the beautiful scenery. With this in mind, you’ll need to clean the windows completely. Clean the shutters and screens as well.

Clean the Air Conditioner

In the summer, your AC is more than likely to be at its busiest. You need to be sure it is in prime condition. To clean, unplug the unit and remove the front cover on the inside. You can then vacuum the coils with a brush. Don’t forget to clean the filter.

Clean the Deck

All you need to get your deck looking spick and span is a push broom or stiff brush and a diluted mixture of TSP or deck cleaner.  Rinse the deck properly when done. Avoid using high powered washers as they can easily destroy the deck.

Clean the Driveway

Do you have an asphalt driveway? A single scoop of laundry detergent in one gallon of water is enough for the cleaning. For concrete driveways you’d need a little more laundry detergent to get the cleaning done. Scrub with a push broom and rinse.  For grease stains, sprinkle dry cement on affected area for it to be absorbed. Sweep away later. If you have some cash to spare, a commercial grease remover will do the job quicker.

Clean and flip your carpets

The carpets in your home need cleaning at least once a year, even more frequently if you have more leg traffic and pets around the home.  Cleaning the carpets and getting rid of tick and mite can be best achieved by calling in carpet cleaning professionals in London.  They take away the stress and return your carpets to its prime state.

Organize the Pantry

Go through your pantry and get rid of anything that may have gone bad. This is to be sure the beautiful summer breeze entering your home isn’t polluted by rotten food smell. There is nothing fancy about cleaning the pantry. Just get in the trash can and start right away.

Vacuum out Air Vents and Registers

Do you have a central air-conditioning unit? You need to  clean out the vents and registers. You need to vacuum both sides and this will involve removing the registers. Use damp clothing to remove any caked-on dirt.

Clean the water cooler

The weather in London over the past few months means your water cooler may have been neglected but as summer draws near, you will need the chilled water it provides. Cleaning it and checking for any malfunction is a great way to make sure it won’t disappoint or cause ailments.

Clean and Flip your Mattresses

To properly clean your mattress, you need to vacuum the top and bottom as well as the box springs. For additional protection from dust mites, consider using a hypo-allergenic mattress pad and washing your sheets in hot water.

With these tips, your home will have the fresh feel that is paramount for an enjoyable summer season!

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