January 4, 2019
When it comes to housekeeping services, the best choice is bi-weekly cleaning. With a bi-weekly cleaning service, your house stays clean. Because you are cleaning your house more frequently, you are at less of a risk of being exposed to allergens and dust floating throughout your home.
Throughout the week, your home can still be infiltrated by the dreaded allergens, dust, and dander that can cause asthma and allergies to form. Here are some of the most common allergens, dust, and dander that are found lying around and how to keep your home clean.
Dust Mites are a common trigger of asthma and allergy symptoms. Most people think that quickly dusting around their home will get rid of dust mites, but this is false. Dusting can actually make things worse. Instead of picking up that feather duster, reach for a damp cloth. A damp cloth allows you to pick up the dust and effectively remove it, rather than scattering it around your home. Another way to get rid of pesky dust mites is to get rid of any clutter that is laying around your home.
Two of the most dust and allergen ridden places in your home are your carpet and your furniture. The best way to prevent dust and allergens from collecting and spreading is to vacuum. By vacuuming once or even twice a week, you can stop allergens from sticking to your carpet and furniture.
As time goes on, your bed can start to collect dander and other allergens causing you to get sick more often. It’s recommended that you wash your bedding in hot water every week or so. This not only reduces the number of allergens but keeps you healthy and cold-free!
While harsh cleaning chemicals can get rid of the dust, allergens, and dander temporarily, they are affecting your overall health in the long haul. So, ditch the chemical cleaners and opt for eco-friendly, green cleaning products. You can read more about the positive effects of eco-friendly products in our Green Cleaning Facts blog.
Your furry friends can be tracking in loads of pet dander that can be found in their saliva, urine, and of course, their fur. Vacuum your home weekly to get rid of any lingering pet dander and make sure that you are bathing your animals every week to get rid of mites and other dander.
Your shower, tub, and sink are the birthplace of mold and mildew, which can cause asthma and sickness. To make sure that your showers and tubs are mildew-free, scrub them down every week.
The main benefit of monthly cleaning is that it is affordable. There is a drawback, however, to monthly cleaning services. With the monthly service, you are getting the same clean as the bi-weekly service, but your house isn’t staying as clean.
At American Housekeeping, we pride ourselves on giving our customers homes the best clean, every time. Our team follows a 20-point checklist to ensure a thorough clean: This checklist includes:
Bathroom: Mop, sanitize and shine bathroom floors, scrub and sanitize toilets, showers, tubs, sinks, and basins, and clean bathroom cabinets.
Living Room: Vacuum floors and furniture, wipe down all furniture, dust ceiling fans, polish wood surfaces, and clean air vents.
Kitchen: Mop, sanitize and shine kitchen floors, and clean and sanitize kitchen counters, microwave/small appliances, refrigerator, cupboard surfaces, and stove.
Floors: Dust and polish all wood/tile floors, and vacuum all carpets and rugs.
Courtesy Services: Bag all trash, just ask – it might be included!
If you are looking for a dedicated housekeeping services, contact American Housekeeping today and speak with one of our experts. We offer maid service in Reno, Sparks, Carson City, and San Antonio.