Spring, which officially arrives on March 19, provides a welcome change from the shorter and colder days of winter. Decluttering, tile cleaning, and maintaining your home is as much a part of spring as blooming flowers and rising temperatures. These acts can help promote good health by reducing the clutter and improving indoor air quality. They may also increase the efficiency of your home’s vital systems, like its HVAC unit, to potentially reduce energy costs. Here are some useful tips for creating a tidier home.
Declutter and Organize
Dust and allergens thrive where there is clutter. To combat this, experts recommend selling, donating, or recycling anything you’ve haven’t used in over a year, along with any items that you may have multiples of. There are several organizations that you can donate to as well as resources to sell your belongings. Once you’ve minimized the clutter, add in ample storage, sorting like with like.
Sanitize Your Tile Surfaces
Professional tile cleaning helps restore your home’s tile surfaces to their natural beauty by eliminating stains. Additional advantages include removing harmful, odor-causing bacteria, which can result in mold and mildew growth. Tile cleaning is ideal for many different tile types, including natural stone and ceramic tile in bathrooms, kitchens, and living areas. There are also options for treating discolored grout lines.
Replace Your HVAC Filters
Regularly replacing your air filter can maximize the efficiency of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit. It also maintains good air quality by capturing indoor allergens and pollutants. Replacement filters such as high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) and those that are washable can be purchased online as well as at big-box and home improvement stores.
Check for Energy Wasting Air Leaks
Several factors can cause the weatherproofing materials around your home’s windows and doors to become worn. That can then cause treated – heated or cooled – air to escape, leading to higher energy costs. The Department of Energy recommends sealing air leaks around windows with caulk and around doors with weatherstripping. These materials, like HVAC filters, can be found online and in stores.
T.A.C.T Elite Cleaning Services uses state-of-the-art, truck-mounted equipment, along with specialized tools to provide Valley residents and businesses with a revolutionary three-step cleaning process. Our unique process uses a non-toxic cleaning solution that is safe for children and pets, leaves no-soil attracting residue behind, and dries in a few hours. Schedule an appointment today for carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, dryer vent cleaning, or tile cleaning at (602) 633-2015.