Spring Cleaning Tips!
Spring Cleaning Tips!
With Spring being right around the corner, Spring cleaning is probably on your mind. Whether you just need to freshen up your home after a long winter or maybe you're thinking about doing some cleaning out. Here are some tips to get you started!
Remove water stains with lemon for a natural faucet fix.
This spring, make faucets clean and sparkly by rubbing a lemon half on the water stains. The citric acid helps remove hard water marks. Then, use the other half of the lemon for our next tip.
Clean your microwave by heating lemon juice and rinds in water.
Cut a lemon into halves, squeeze the juice into 1/2 cup of water and drop the rinds into the mixture. Microwave for three minutes and let it stand for five minutes without opening the door. The trapped steam will loosen the grime, so you can wipe the microwave clean with less elbow grease.
Use white vinegar to beat shower head buildup.
Looking for more natural ways to clean your bathroom? Vinegar can dissolve the mineral deposits accumulate in showerheads over time, causing reduced pressure and water flow. Fill a plastic bag with white vinegar, secure it over the showerhead with a rubber band and leave it overnight to get rid of buildup. Just be sure to run the shower before you hop in, or you risk smelling like vinegar all day.
Use newspaper to clean dirty windows and mirrors.
Mix ¼ cup of white vinegar, 2 cups of water and 2 teaspoons of liquid soap into a spray bottle. Spray the mixture onto the glass and scrub with newspaper for a streak-free window or mirror. The ink acts as a mild abrasive and allows you to make use of old newspapers.
Place a wet dryer sheet on your ceramic stovetop to remove burnt-on residue.
Dryer sheets are non-abrasive and a great way to remove burnt-on food from your stove. Place the wet dryer sheet on your stovetop at least 15 minutes before rubbing the gunk away.
Clean your grill with an onion.
Get your grill cleaned up and ready for the warm weather. First, heat it up and spray some white vinegar onto the grates to help loosen the residue. Then, scrub the area firmly using half an onion. The acid from the onion will rid your grill of any leftover remnants.
Know your couch or rug before cleaning it.
Don’t ruin your upholstered furniture by using the wrong cleaner. Not all manufacturer labels state what type of solvent to use. Familiarize yourself with the cleaning codes below.
Upholstery Cleaning Labels:
- W: Use water-based cleaning solutions.
- S: Use dry-cleaning solvents. Do not saturate. Do not use water.
- S-W: Use water-based cleaners or dry-cleaning solvents.
- X: Use a vacuum or brush only.
Use a window squeegee to scrape pet hair from your carpet or rug.
The rubber edge of the squeegee is a great tool for gripping and removing pet hair from your rug. Use a firm grip and make sure to clean up the excess hair as you go. Finish by running the vacuum to catch any hair still on the surface.
And don't forget that SERVPRO of Lebanon/Hanover/Littleton is here to help you with all of your spring cleaning needs! Just give us a call at 603-298-6942.