Every six months or so, you should make sure that you undergo an extensive home clean up. In addition to a really deep clean of your floors and walls, pay particular attention to areas where mildew or mold has built up. Also of concern -- those nasty oil or grease spills.
Review your cleaning methods during a home clean up. You might find that your mop and variety of cleaning liquids are just not cutting it. Consider replacing your cleaning agents with technologically advanced products, such as an absorbent mat. These absorbent products eliminate cleanups, because they absorb spills.
Many people have to do an extensive home clean up after a bad rainstorm or heavy snowstorm because they have a leaky basement or water seeps in from gaps in windows or doors. Rather than mop up the water, use absorbent mats to prevent damage from occurring in the first place. In addition, a well-built absorbent door snake can prevent leaks from gaps at the bottom of doors or around windows.
Simple tasks, such as pet feeding,, or watering the plants, often lead to leaks and spills. If you are spending a lot of your time cleaning up in this way, you need to be more efficient. You should invest in absorbent mats, which although they are in industrial strength solutions, are readily available for home use and cut down on cleaning time.
During an extensive home cleanup, you will find yourself in the garage. This is a major area for leaks and spills so make sure that you place an absorbent mat underneath your problem areas. These will include your car, grill, lawnmower, paint cans, and a variety of other equipment and chemicals. If you allow nasty stains to accrue, you will devalue your home.
With a home clean up, its time to address water leaks in the basement. If there are water problems, instead of allowing the wetness to occur, use absorbent mats to soak up the water so it doesnt wet your floors or walls. You can buy the mats in rolls and cut them to fit any size area in your basement or buy an absorbent sock to fit into crevices and around washing machines and hot water tanks.
Preventative measures are key when it comes to planning during a home clean up. Identify areas where spills and leaks frequently occur and lay down absorbent mats. These products are inexpensive and will prevent damage to your flooring, are friendly to the environment and can be adjusted to fit anywhere.
Absorbent mats are easy to clean, as you will find during your regular home clean up. Absorbent socks which fit around pipes and sinks, can be refreshed by washing and airing. In dusty areas, simply hand wash or shake out the door snakes to refresh.