Room-by-Room Spring Cleaning Checklist

Room-by-Room Spring Cleaning Checklist
Room-by-Room Spring Cleaning Checklist

Room-by-Room Spring Cleaning Checklist

Do you run and hide at the mention of the words “spring cleaning?” If you’re like most of us, the answer is yes. Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be a daunting task, though! By taking on one room at a time, you can ensure every area of your home gets the attention it needs without trying to do it all at once. Follow this room- by-room spring cleaning checklist to help ensure your home is cleaned from top to bottom. 

Spring Cleaning Checklist

☐  The Kitchen

It’s easiest to tackle spring cleaning by breaking your home down into sections. This makes the entire process feel much less overwhelming. For your kitchen, begin by emptying all your drawers, cabinets, and fridge to give them a good cleaning while empty. As you take out all of your food, pay attention to expirations dates and toss out old or unwanted items. Next, give all of your appliances a good scrub. Your oven, stovetop, microwave, and sink could all use a thorough cleaning. To finish things up, wipe down and sanitize your countertops, drawer or cabinet handles, backsplash, sink, and kitchen floor (after sweeping or vacuuming). 

Spring Cleaning Checklist

☐  Living Room

Your living room is a hotspot for dust, dirt, and pollen. With many people coming in and out, it can be tricky to keep this area clean. Begin by dusting everything (and we mean everything). This includes ceiling fans, light fixtures, shelves, blinds, furniture, tabletops, decor, air vents, and more. After you’ve dusted, vacuum your furniture and floors to cut down on any pollen which could have been tracked in on family member’s clothes or shoes. 

Spring Cleaning Checklist

  Bathrooms

By now, you can see the routine. Clear out your bathroom cabinets and drawers to give them a good cleaning and then reorganize. Deep clean your bathroom sinks, toilets, and mirrors. Finish everything off by sweeping and then mopping the floors. As you clean, keep an eye out for any grout lines which may need to be resealed. Lastly, don’t forget to give those bathroom curtains, rugs, and decorative towels a wash; we know it’s been awhile. 

Spring Cleaning Checklist

☐  Bedrooms

Time to put your washer to work! Wash your pillows, comforters or duvets, curtains, sheets, and blankets. While everything is in the wash, flip your mattress if needed. Follow the same dusting routine as you did with your living room, by wiping down decor, baseboards, light switches, lighting fixtures, and more. If your bedrooms are carpeted, consider shampooing them for a much deeper clean than only vacuuming.

Insider tip: If you have pets, you can actually try raking your carpet every year to pull up pet hair that the vacuum can’t get on its own. Rake before you vacuum and you’ll be astonished at the amount of hair you might pull up.

Spring Cleaning Checklist

☐  Indoor Air

All of this cleaning can help your home feel fresh and comfortable to live in. However, installing an air purification system is the only way to ensure airborne contaminants are regularly removed from your home. Without an air purification system, a large amount of allergens could be floating throughout your home this spring. Simply contact Island Air to discuss air purification solutions and find which system best suits the needs of your home and your family. 

Learn More

Give us a call at (251) 943-4709 to ensure your home’s air is clean and healthy to breathe. For more information on our services, visit our website at https://callislandair.com/ or email us at islandair@callislandair.com. We are your trusted American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning Customer Care Dealer in South Baldwin County, AL. 

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5 Tips for Pet Owners to Improve Indoor Air Quality

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5 Tips for Pet Owners to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Chances are, you love your pets, but you probably don’t love the pet hair, dander, and odors they leave behind in your home. With our comfort systems already working over time to keep our homes cool in hot, humid Baldwin County summers, the last thing you need is for it to work even harder to keep the air in your home clean. If your pet’s shedding is taking a toll on your home’s indoor air quality, or even your health, there are a few tasks you can incorporate into your daily, weekly, or monthly routine to improve indoor air quality. 

1. Regularly Change or Clean Your Air Filters

You have probably heard how beneficial it is to change the air filter in your home’s HVAC system often, but with pets, it is even more important. Most households are safe changing air filters every one to three months, depending on the system and filter. If you have pets, you should probably change your filter each month like clockwork, since pet hair and dander can circulate through your home and your HVAC system. pet owners indoor air quality

Depending on your system, you could also try upgrading to a thicker, more durable air filter that doesn’t need to be changed as often, or one that can be cleaned instead of changed. To find the perfect fit for your HVAC system and your family’s needs, call Island Air: (251) 943-4709

2. Vacuum Throughout The Week

A key step in preventing pet hair and dander from circulating through your home is to catch it before it reaches the HVAC system. We recommend vacuuming weekly for homes with one pet or a couple times a week if you have more than one pet. Even if your pet doesn’t visibly shed, their dander can still circulate throughout your home, hindering air quality. Be sure to get in the nooks and crannies where pet hair gathers and can’t be easily caught by your air purifier or filter. pet owners indoor air quality

3. Bathe & Brush Your Pet

Caring for your pet’s hygiene can also help prevent excessive shedding and reduce the amount of bacteria and allergens circulating throughout your home. The best way to keep your pet clean and prevent your HVAC system from circulating any unwanted airborne contaminants is to brush your pet daily and bathe your pet every few weeks. When you brush your pet, be sure to do it outside so you are not releasing additional allergens into your home. If taking your pet to the groomer is easier for you, that’s also a great option! pet owners indoor air quality

4. Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned

Over time, dust and dander that’s entered your system past the filter can settle in your air ducts. This can create a breeding ground for bacteria causing allergic reactions and odors. For this reason, it’s important to have your air ducts cleaned every 3-4 years. If you’re unsure whether you need a duct cleaning, a professional technician from Island Air will happily come out and inspect your ductwork for you!

5. Invest In An Air Purification System

If you’ve taken all of the steps above and still feel the need for better protection against harmful airborne contaminants in your home, investing in an air purification system is a great option. Island Air has multiple air quality solutions to eliminate up to 99.9% of dust, dirt, mold, allergens, and bacteria from your home’s air. Between our Reme HALO, i-Wave, and Aerus Air Scrubber, you’re sure to find a solution that fits the needs of your home, family, and budget. 

Contact Us

If you need help managing your pet’s impact on your indoor air quality, contact us! Our highly trained technicians can help you keep your air clean and healthy for the safety of your family.

We’re an American Standard Customer Care Dealer serving Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Loxley, and other surrounding coastal communities in Alabama. If you have questions, feel free to call us at (251) 943-4709, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram! pet owners indoor air quality