You might have one of those signs that says “Bless This Mess.” You might have the philosophy that no home should look unlived in. You might, on the other hand, have pure white carpets and run such a tight ship that every crumb seems out of place. Regardless of your cleaning philosophy, there are a few areas in your home that should be cleaned–and not by you. Take a glance over the following items to see what parts of your house should be professionally cleaned. Once you get your house all cleaned up check out Interior Decorating Guide for tips on paint colors and decorating.
There are plenty of things that can go wrong with your attic. For starters, small animals can get trapped up there and die, and afterwards, the smell will wind its way down to your living area. Puddles form. Mold grows. An improperly sealed attic invites families of squirrels to run around, gnaw, and soil your attic, while also inviting outside mold in, and allowing heating and cooling energy out. A dirty attic isn’t something you want to live with, so getting a clean attic in San Leandro, CA, Buffalo, NY, or anywhere in between, is well worth it. The cleaning (and sealing) will save you on energy bills, it will improve the air your family is breathing, and you’ll stop hearing those dratted squirrels run around up there.
Your air ducts supply your AC in the summer and your heat in the winter. The seasons they’re not in use are few and far between, so the cleanliness of your air ducts is greatly impacting the quality of your family’s air. Ducts can become clogged with dust and debris, covered in mold, or even house small families of vermin. If your air ducts haven’t been recently cleaned, or worse, were cleaned by a scam artist who didn’t actually remove the contaminants, (beware of anyone who claims to “shoot” a cleaning method down your ducts) you’ll want to get the ducts professionally cleaned as soon as possible. Any family with members sensitive with allergens should take special care of their air ducts to improve quality of life for everyone. Whether you live in Bensalem, PA or Idaho Falls, ID, a trusted company is available to perform your cleaning.
It’s a good idea to get your carpets professionally cleaned once a year. With kids running around, pets tracking in dirt, and everyone’s shoes building up a gray sheen on the carpet, a good carpet cleaning will leave your carpets feeling fluffy and smelling sweet. A cleaning will also help extend the life of your carpet, and regularly get rid of weird issues, like insect eggs, that your vacuum may not be picking up.