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  • Katie Belletto

Cleaning in Preparation for Summer

It’s almost that time of year – hot weather, BBQs, and pool days with the family. Though summer can be synonymous with vacation and relaxation time, it’s important to get your home geared up for these warmer months. Here are some to-do’s so you can be prepared.

Dust your fans

Your ceiling fans will be working overtime, especially if you live in Florida. Now is the time to give them a complete refresh. If your fans have some dust build up, try using a pillow case to trap the excess without it flying everywhere. After the panels are dusted, wipe the fan down with a rag and cleaning spray.

Attack mildew and mold

Make sure you check in more hard-to-reach areas for any signs of mildew or mold. Summer’s humidity will feed these spots over time, so it’s important to tackle them now. Check your shower curtains, behind sinks and toilets, garbage disposals, tubs, bath mats, and tile.

Fridge refresh

The transition to summer also brings a change in what we eat. Before you fill up your fridge with refreshing snacks and drinks, take this opportunity to wipe down and disinfect the entire interior. You can also wipe down the outside while you’re at it, and disinfect the handles.

Service your AC

You want to make sure your air is flowing as efficiently as possible. Replace your air filter and clean any vents. If you haven’t in a while, it might be time to call in an HVAC technician to make sure everything is in tip top shape.

Don’t forget the outdoor areas

Many family gatherings take place outdoors during the summer months, so it’s important this area is prepped and ready. Deep clean your grill and wipe down all outdoor furniture. Scrub the windows from the outside to clear any dirt or debris. Clear any left over dead leaves and sticks from the colder months.

Gearing up for summer is essential, but it can also become overwhelming. With kids getting out of school and so much to plan for, it can be hard to fit so much cleaning into your schedule. A professional cleaning service is the perfect solution for times like these. Even a once a month maid service can do the trick, so your home feels renewed and ready. Don’t stress yourself out over the most relaxing time of the year! Just reach out to a cleaning service in Tallahassee, or wherever you’re located, and they’ll get the job done.

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