You’ve spent hours this week cleaning and you take a look around and the home looks beautiful. But what if we were to tell you that there are three areas that are almost certainly still dirty? That would suck. The problem with failing to clean your home entirely is that that dirt that’s left over is going to spread. As you move through your home you cause small changes in the air pressure which causes dust to be spread from one area to another. The result is that your house will get dirty again far quicker than you would imagine.
If you or your family suffer from allergies you might also find that you are sneezing or becoming itchy because of the dust in your home. We want to help, which is why we wrote this guide to help you to identify the remaining dirt and get rid of it once and for all. These areas typically accumulate dirt frequently but because they aren’t main walkways, you might not need to clean them thoroughly more than once a month.
On the Top of Furniture and Door Frames
The problem that we face when cleaning is that you can only tackle what you can see. It’s easy to get down and look under the sofa, but it’s far more difficult to look on top of the closet in your bedroom or above the door frames. These hard to reach and see spots are where dirt accumulates in the largest quantities. We’ve been into homes multiple times that looked spotless, but run your finger along the top of the door frame and you’d have over an inch of dust staring right back at you.
It’s gross and that dust is going to fall down eventually and spread across your rooms. If you don’t tackle it right now, your home is going to become dirty again within days. Whereas a thorough clean should easily last for the entire week if you get rid of these problems and untouched areas as soon as possible. To tackle them, we would recommend that you use a vacuum with an extension hose. With so much dirt, a rag is going to get destroyed. You need to first vacuum of the majority of the dust before using a damp microfiber cloth to remove the rest and leave the surface clean.
Behind the Toilet
You wouldn’t believe some of the dirty bathrooms that we’ve seen in Downtown Toronto. But even in relatively well-kept homes that we are house cleaning in Toronto, the one spot that often goes uncleansed is behind the toilet. The nature of a toilet is that the physical shape makes it not only difficult to see behind it, but also to get back there and clean effectively. To do so, you need to get onto your hands and knees and get your face right behind the porcelain, something which nobody really wants to do. But if you don’t, you’ll find that gunk, grime and dirt are going to accumulate there like nothing you’ve ever seen before.
Eventually, that grime is going to spread and it’s going to cause a nasty funk in the bathroom. Cleaning chemicals should be used in this case to remove the grease and grime. Dusting isn’t sufficient. A strong bathroom cleaning product with a sponge that you can throw away is the best tactic. After most of the dirt is gone a paper towel would be sufficient to remove the remaining muck.
Whose cleaning the cleaners? A shower curtain is there to prevent mess and because it’s getting rinsed regularly, you might mistakenly believe that you don’t need to clean it. Unfortunately, that couldn’t be further from the case. Mold and mildew often appear in your bathroom because of the curtain itself. Cleaning it at least once every couple weeks is highly recommended. To do so, a bathroom cleaning product can be used on a sponge to scrub it down. To make the job easier you might consider removing it from the hooks and washing it in a bath of warm water while scrubbing with cleaning products. Remember, it needs to dry completely to prevent problems from occurring again. To do so, take a large towel and pat it until nearly dry before hanging it up.