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Spring Cleaning Safety Tips

After a long winter, it’s natural for dust and dirt to collect in your home. This means your home is probably due for a thorough cleaning. Before tackling spring cleaning chores, it’s essential to know how to approach spring cleaning safely.  

Consider these  safety tips:

  • Declutter before cleaning. If you have any stray objects lying around or items you could trip over, pick them up beforehand to help make cleaning more efficient and safe.
  • Use mild cleaning products. Limit harsh cleaning products that could create toxic fumes, especially when mixed.
  • Wear proper gear. Wearing rubber gloves and a mask can help prevent skin reactions and other allergic reactions and irritations from harsh cleaners if you’re using such.
  • Read cleaning product labels. Your cleaning products should each have labels listing ingredients, how to store them, proper use and precautions to follow. Be sure to read through your labels before each use of the product.
  • Keep cleaning products out of reach. If you have kids or pets, keep your cleaning products out of their reach.
  • Work from top to bottom. Start from your ceiling and work your way down. This forces debris downward and can help prevent re-cleaning.
  • Lift furniture with caution. You may have to move some furniture if you’re doing a thorough cleaning. If available, ask for help and be sure to lift with your legs versus your back o avoid injury.
  • Ventilate your household. It’s essential to open your windows to circulate fresh air and help prevent allergic or chemical reactions. 

The cleaning you need for your home may vary from another house. For more information and tips on how to stay safe while spring cleaning, contact us today!