Deep Cleaning Tasks Many Homeowners Overlook

When it comes to cleaning your home, you may regularly perform many of the basics, including vacuuming, mopping, and standard dusting, but then overlook certain deep cleaning tasks. If you continue to ignore your home's deep cleaning needs, this can lead to worn down surfaces, set-in stains and even eventual damage to many surfaces of your home. Note some deep cleaning tasks you should consider performing in and around your home every year or even more often if that's what is needed to keep your home clean and looking its best.

Window washing

It's easy to overlook the need to wash your home's windows, as you can just close the curtains if the windows look a bit unsightly and dull. However, when dirt and grime build up on glass, they can cause slight etching on its surface. Over time, that dirt will settle into those etched areas so it can't be washed away. It may then permanently damage the windows so they always look dirty and dull. Have your home's windows washed at least annually, if not even twice per year, and after every heavy storm.

Washing the home's roof

Washing the roof of your home is vital, as moss and mildew can easily grow between tiles and shingles; this can cause damage to those shingles and even push them out of place, and mildew may then spread to the building materials under them. Washing the roof can also ensure that the gutters don't fill up with leaves, twigs, and other debris, also protecting them from potential damage. If you're not experienced with being on a roof, have a professional manage this job so that you avoid the risk of slipping, and also avoid damaging those roofing tiles and shingles.

Washing walls

Washing your home's walls will remove dirt that can damage the paint or wallpaper, and it can even lighten and brighten the walls. This can also give you a chance to look for developing mould or signs of pest infestation, such as sawdust left behind by termites or holes created by rodents.

Tile and grout cleaning

Mopping tile floors is not usually enough to get them thoroughly clean. A professional deep cleaning of both the tile and grout will remove built-up dirt and mould that may be caught in pits and cracks along the tile surface and behind the grout line itself. A good tile cleaning can also remove any peeling or chipped sealant on the tile so that you can then add a fresh coat, protecting the tile from getting dirty and damaged.