House Cleaning Tips
Cleaning up the house is a great way to make your home feel cozier this winter. While it can be a daunting task, there's no need to fret. Here are five house cleaning tips from Agent Clean.
1. Organize the Clutter
The best first step is to go through the house and pick up any clutter. This could include trash, random items, or out-of-place belongings. By clearing the clutter first, you leave yourself a good workspace to clean. Consider dusting or vacuuming off small items before putting them away if they are dirty or dusty.
2. Focus on the House, not the Room
An easy way to prevent feeling like your in a never ending cycle of cleaning tasks is to focus on the house as a whole, not on each individual room. Choose a single task, like vacuuming, and vacuum the whole house. Then move on to dusting or glass cleaning, and again do the entire house. This will be more efficient that doing each task for each room.
3. Organize your Supplies
A sure way to make cleaning more stressful is not knowing where your supplies are when you need them. We recommend keeping all of your cleaning supplies in a small caddy or bucket. Soaps, cleaners, paper towels, disinfectant, gloves, etc. can all fit in a container that is easily carried from room to room instead of searching for individual supplies as you need them.
4. Cleaning Team
If you don't live alone, try getting the whole household involved. Cleaning as a team is faster, more efficient, and can be much more fun than tackling the task alone. Grab your family or roommates and make it an afternoon. Delegate tasks and operate as a team and you'll have your home looking great in no time. Maybe celebrate with pizza and soda after?
5. Exterior House Cleaning
Don't forget about the outside of your home! If you own a small pressure washer, it will work great for spraying off the deck or the concrete. Be sure to use the right tip so that you don't damage the surface you're cleaning. If you're unsure about how to use your pressure washer properly, or you don't have one, consider finding an exterior cleaning company like Agent Clean. Agent Clean specializes in exterior house cleaning service, soft washing and power washing, as well as window cleaning and gutter cleaning.
Mildew and Mold on Your House
Do I Need a Cleaning Service?
Spring is almost here. If you’re like most people, you probably have planned spring cleaning. Most people do - it’s a time to get rid of the dust and dirt from being inside all the time. But what about the outside of your home? Spring is a great time to have the exterior of your house cleaned as well. Flowers aren’t the only thing populating during the spring – mold, mildew, and algae are making homes on your roof and siding RIGHT NOW. Go outside. Are there black streaks on your roof? Black and green streaks and spots on your siding?
Mold and Mildew Growth
Say hello to mildew, mold, and algae, three of Agent Clean’s greatest enemies. These three parasites that cause black spots on siding and streaks on roofs are prolific and damaging. The algae on your roof can cut your roof’s life in half, and cause heating and cooling bills to be higher.
Get Rid of Mildew on House Siding
There are a few solutions. You could scrub it off. This is time consuming and difficult. You could blast it off with a hose. The problem is that water alone requires quite a bit of pressure to remove the mold, mildew and algae, and even if you blast it off with water, it will return in a few days time. You could pay someone to blast it off with water – not a terrible idea since they will have the pressure washer to do it – but then you risk damage to your siding or roof as high water pressure can easily tear through siding or strip shingles. Plus, the black spots would simply return after a few months. Why are mold, mildew and algae so hard to kill? They are spore-based organic parasites. Even though the pressure washer has blasted the visible spots off the siding and the streaks off the roof, the spores are now in the air and looking for a moist surface to land on – which the pressure washer has just given them with your freshly washed siding and roof. In a few months, the mold, mildew and algae will be back.
Professional Soft Pressure Washing Service
There is another solution – call Agent Clean. Unlike traditional power washers, we use a soft washing method to clean your siding and roof using low pressure water and a cleaning solution to gently wash the exterior of your home. We strive for a 100% kill ratio on mold, mildew and algae, and we achieve this all by using our state of the art equipment and techniques. Our technicians are well-trained, insured, and knowledgeable. We guarantee our work. Black and green growth on your home? No problem. Call Agent Clean today.