It is not uncommon for a homeowner to think their house is spotless because it looks that way at the first glance, but a lot of the times, this isn’t the case. You could have your floors vacuumed every few days and the bathrooms cleaned every week, but if you are like most people, you probably don’t bother with those things often. Moreover, there are likely to be hidden spots that you passed over.
Hiring a professional cleaning service lets you keep an eye on these places, because these are put on a routine cleaning schedule. Whether or not you choose that over doing the cleaning yourself, here are some tips you can use to make sure that every spot in your home has been reached.
Check under the major appliances: The stove, refrigerator, washer, or dryer can be hiding grease behind them, and this is a good material for dust to stick on to. Other appliances would collect dust and lint form laundry and daily living. If you need to move these times from their places every year or so to make sure the cooking area is kept as sanitary as possible, you will also want to clean out the dryer vent to make sure there is no fire hazard.
Clean behind the toilet: This is one of the first places to check, and then there are also the walls and floors behind and around the toilet. The pedestal of the toilet should be cleaned thoroughly as well, using a wet rag or mop so that any dust and lint gets picked up instead of getting swept into another area of the bathroom.
Ceiling fans: The spinning blades of your ceiling fan can throw a lot of dust around the room, so you need to clean those too. The blades can probably be reached with a vacuum cleaner attachment or a long-handled brush. Alternately, you may want to just climb on a ladder and wipe down the blades with soapy water. It is only when you cannot get all the dust off this way, when the vacuum cleaner is actually required.
Tops of cabinets: Whether there is space between the kitchen cabinets or the armoire and the ceiling in your living room, it is probably best to get out the ladder and start dusting there. Start from the top and work your way down. Keep the cleaning tools clean as well, which would in turn help to effectively remove dust and grit from surfaces.