With temperatures settling in the high 60s and 70s, it means that spring is here to stay! Does this mean that we have escaped a potential light dusting of snow for the rest of April? You can never really say for certain when you live in the Midwest, but all of us at ServiceMaster By Rice would like to believe that the cold weather is officially out of the way. With that being said, it’s time for homeowners throughout Iowa and Minnesota to come out of hibernation and give their homes a thorough spring cleaning. The experts at ServiceMaster By Rice have a handful of tips for things to consider and look for when you are spring cleaning your home.

Why Is Spring Cleaning Important?

Apart from the benefit of making your apartment, townhome, or house more aesthetically pleasing, a deep spring clean can provide many health benefits for you and your family. During the winter, homes commonly accumulate allergens that ferment throughout the house with little fresh air to ventilate it. Not only that, studies have shown that home cleaning helps reduce stress and fight depression. If you are still feeling the looming effects of ‘seasonal depression’, give your home a deep clean!

Home Spring Cleaning Checklist

Cleaning Your Gutters

If you are a homeowner, do not wait to clean your gutters as the weather heats up and the ground continues to thaw. The powerful storms that we experienced this past winter are likely to have brought some debris from trees into your gutters. Since April and May are almost guaranteed to be the wettest months of the year, it’s important that you do not let your home fall victim to basement flooding or water damage.

Carpet & Hardwood Floor Cleaning

After the past 4-6 months of cold, snowy weather, your carpets are due for more than just a simple vacuuming. Since the winter season requires the use of lots of salt and other sediments to combat the ice and snow, much of that is brought into homes and spread throughout carpets. Every homeowner should consider getting a professional carpet cleaning crew to come through and do a detailed and methodical cleaning of both their carpets and hardwood floors.

Tile & Grout Cleaning

Much like carpets, tile takes a beating throughout the winter months from all of the salt and grime that gets carried in from foot traffic. The longer you ignore the discoloration and stains that appear on tile, the harder it can become to get it removed. Our professional tile & grout cleaning crews have the proper equipment to get the toughest of stains removed from floors.

Upholstery & Furniture Cleaning

Dry air from the winter takes a toll on furniture and upholstery throughout the entire home. Not only that, having pets means that their fur has accumulated on all the couches, drapes, and every piece of furniture in the home. With months of accumulation, it will take a professional upholstery cleaning crew to truly get all of the dust and allergens removed from your furniture.

Contact A Professional Cleaning Crew

ServiceMaster By Rice has been helping locals and businesses throughout Iowa and southern Minnesota for nearly 65 years. Whether you need professional carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, or one of our disaster restoration services, our crews are available 24/7 to help. We look forward to hearing from you!