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SERVPRO of South Garland's Fall Cleaning Checklist

10/21/2015 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of South Garland, "We're ALWAYS here to help."

As leaves start to fly, revisit your spring cleaning list and add a few seasonal extras to prepare your house for the winter.

Inside Your House

Wash all windows.

Use glass cleaner, or one squirt of dishwashing liquid in a spray bottle filled with water, and wipe down with a microfiber cloth. Pick a cloudy day so you can better see any streaks.

Vacuum dusty canvas, cotton, and treated fabric blinds.

Use a low setting with a brush attachment. Vinyl shades can be wiped down with a dampened microfiber cloth if they need a little more attention.

Clean the walls.

Dust, wash, rinse, and dry painted or wood-paneled walls.

Clean ceiling-mounted light fixtures.

Vacuum and spot-clean upholstered furniture and cushions.

Deep clean if necessary.

Wipe down the kitchen cupboards.

Empty them, wash them down, replace liners (if you use them), declutter, and reorganize.

Dust off the refrigerator condenser coil.

Use your vacuum’s brush attachment and gently vacuum it.

Do the carpets.

Have carpets professionally cleaned if needed.

Evaluate any wooden floors.

Have scratched or dull wood floors professionally scuff-sanded and recoated, or completely refinished.

Spruce up your computer.

Dust the CPU, clean and wipe down the keyboard, and dust off the monitor with a microfiber cloth.

Straighten the closets.

DE clutter and reorganize.

Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Or install them, if you haven’t yet.

Sweep the chimneys.

Have the wood-burning fireplace and stove flues and chimneys professionally inspected and swept.

DE clutter and clean out the attic.

Call SERVPRO to have your air ducts cleaned at (972) 278-7871

Outside Your House

Check weather-stripping and caulking around doors and windows.

Repair or replace as needed.

Check and clean the gutters.

Do the downspouts, too.

Clean the patio furniture.

Then store away.

Drain and store garden hoses.

Check the exterior paint.

Touch up as needed.

Drain the pool, if applicable.

SERVPRO of South Garland is happy to help with your Fall cleaning needs - call us today at (972) 278-7871

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