Cleaning Hotspots to Focus on this Spring

May 12, 2021 | Carpet Cleaning

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spring carpet cleaning in the airdrie, ab areaSpring Cleaning for Your Health

As a carpet cleaner, springtime is just as sweet as the Christmas season to us. This is because spring is the time of year we all decide to get cleaning! But it can feel kind of overwhelming to get started, and we totally understand that. That’s why we took some time to put together a dust hotspot list to help you know where you should focus your energy. Before we get into that list, here is why you should focus on removing dust from your home.

The Problem of Dust

Spring isn’t only famous for being the cleaning season, it’s also infamous for being the time of year when allergies are most prevalent. Dust building up in your carpet, tile, upholstery, and even wood flooring greatly contribute to your allergies. The more you go outside and inside during the spring, more dirt and grime will come back into your home with you. That’s why house cleaning needs to include those areas on a regular basis. And just a friendly reminder to properly remove dust and deep clean carpets in Airdrie, you’ll need to call in the team at Chinook Chem-Dry. Now let’s break down how to clean those hotspots.

Cleaning Hotspots to Focus on

The team of experts here at  Chinook Chem-Dry in Okotoks and Airdrie recommends cleaning the following hotspots in this way:

  • Tile. The pours in your tile, grout, and stone act as a home for dirt, dust, grime, and mold spores that can damage the look of your floor in addition to your health. To clean tile in the bathroom and kitchen, it’s best to use a neutral pH tile cleaner in order to protect any previously applied sealers.
  • Furniture Upholstery. Dust loves to settle down in your couches, sofas, loveseat, chairs, and other upholstered furniture. To reduce dust build-up, thoroughly vacuum fabric-covered furniture and wash removable upholstery covers in hot water, letting them air dry.
  • Carpets, Rugs, and Mats. You don’t even want to know what dust does in your carpet and rug fibers! In addition to the dust, your carpets, rugs, and mats pick up everything from pet urine to toenails. So it’s important to deep clean the area underneath rugs and mats as well. dust and dirt hiding in carpet fibers are not totally removed by vacuuming alone and should be cleaned by a professional three times a year.  
  • Curtains and Blinds. You might as well rename these dust mite magnets. You can easily remove the nasty build-up by shutting blinds and dusting with a microfiber cloth. Next, close blinds in the opposite direction for a quick, thorough wipe-down using a non-toxic window cleaner and clean cloth.
  • Mattress. Don’t be grossed out but you aren’t the only thing sleeping on your bed. The average bed holds up to 10,000 dust particles, which can cause hay fever, asthma, and allergies. A major problem contributing to this is that people sweat up to a half-pint of moisture each night and shed up to nine pounds of skin each year while they sleep. Vacuum the mattress thoroughly and turn it over. Mattresses should be vacuumed at least once a month and turned over every six months to reduce dust. 
  • On Top of Furniture. The tops and surfaces of furniture can be overlooked and easily collect dust. When cleaning surfaces such as tabletops and shelves, use a dryer sheet as a dust cloth; not only will it pick up dust, but it will eliminate static and make it harder for particles to adhere to the surface. To save time, dust before vacuuming the floors since dust and debris will fall to the floor.
  • Behind Stove and Refrigerator. Over time, crumbs, grease, and other unwanted particles accumulate in these areas, providing a food source for insects and other pests. If possible, move the appliance out from the wall and unplug it. Using a long-handled, slightly damp sponge, mop the back of the appliance to lift dust from the surface, and then wipe the floor and walls with hot soapy water.


Spring Cleaning in Airdrie with Chinook Chem-Dry

You may be overwhelmed every spring when it comes time to pull out the mop and vacuum so we’re going to let you in on a little secret. By cleaning regularly throughout the year, spring cleaning won’t feel like such a daunting task. To increase the cleanliness and healthfulness of the home, the EPA recommends that most homes have their carpets and upholstery professionally cleaned at least two to three times per year while bathrooms, kitchens, walls, and tile or stone surfaces are generally recommended for a professional cleaning every 12 months. But not every service is the same. The team here at Chinook Chem-Dry is different because we use a special method known as Hot Carbonated Extraction (HCE) which has been proven to help remove common allergens* from carpets and upholstery. You can trust us to clean for your health like no one else. Schedule your next carpet cleaning in Airdrie, AB area by calling (403) 475-0011.