Add These Items to Your Indoor Fall Cleaning Checklist
Spring is not the only season for a deep clean. Fall is within reach, and it’s a great time of year to do some tidying up before we head indoors due to winter weather. Having a list of the basic cleaning tasks for your home is a great way to stay on track and ensure a thorough clean. Today we are sharing the often-missed tasks that you will want to get added to your regular list.
Replace Batteries in Detectors
This one tops our list because it is an essential task that will help protect your family and home. Season changes are a great time to get in the habit of changing out smoke and carbon monoxide alarm batteries. If your smoke alarms are older than 10 years old, they should be replaced.
Remember, smoke alarms should be installed on every level of a home, in basements, inside bedrooms, and outside sleeping areas. Consider installing interconnect smoke alarms that will all sound when one sounds.
Tops of Cabinets
Cabinets are one of the chores that most often gets forgotten. Over time, the tops of cabinets collect a lot of dust and dirt. Getting in a deep clean at least a few times a year will get rid of all the dirt, dust, and other debris that can contribute to allergens in the home.
Clean Bathroom Fans
Too much moisture in the bathroom can lead to mold, mildew, or other types of water damage. Bathroom fans play the important role of keeping excess moisture out. Keeping them clean and in good working condition is important to avoid possible damage over time.
Dust Ceiling Fans
Most likely ceiling fans have been running non-stop in your home through the summer. Take time to stop them and clear all the dust from blades. This will help reduce allergens and dust in the air.
Blades should also be switched directions so that they are moving clockwise. This will help direct heated air downward. It will also help circulate air, preventing condensation on walls, windows, and doors.
Vacuum Air Ducts & Clean or Replace HVAC Filter
The air ducts in your home collect dust, hair, pollen, webs, dirt, and other allergens. Keeping them clean and free of obstruction will help to keep your units running at their peak performance.
To improve air quality, HVAC filters should be cleaned or replaced regularly. This will also reduce wear and tear on the furnace and keep it running efficiently.
Time spent doing some fall cleaning will be time well spent. Don’t put all of that cleaning off. Tasks can easily be spread out over a week or two to make it more manageable and less time consuming.
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