spring cleaning and home maintenanceCare For Your Home As You Clean

One of the most important pieces of advice for homeowners is the encouragement to stay up to date on home maintenance. Doing so helps maintain the value of your home and helps you avoid costly repairs down the road. Spring-cleaning provides a great opportunity to care for your home, so consider adding these small projects to your to-do list.

  • Stainless Steel: Your stainless steel appliances and fixtures add value to your home so do not leave them looking lackluster. Use your spring-cleaning motivation to purchase a wax-based aerosol spray and use it once a week to keep your steel looking sleek.
  • Painted Walls: If you have spots on your walls, try cleaning them before you get out your paintbrush. First, try wiping the spot away with a clean cloth and water. Next, try mixing a little, very mild dishwashing liquid into the water. If neither works, you can try putting the soap directly onto the spot. Just make sure you rinse the wall with clean water after.
  • Tile: Your tile deserves some care, and you can make your own neutral pH solution to clean them by combining a half-cup of baking soda with two gallons of water.
  • Granite: First, test to ensure your countertops are properly sealed by dropping a bit of water onto them. If it forms droplets, you do not need to get them re-sealed. If you are trying to remove mildew or soap scum, mix a half-cup of ammonia with a gallon of water. For juice and coffee stains, combine water and hydrogen peroxide.

Before you put elbow grease into getting your home freshened up this spring, make sure that is has the protection it needs. Contact Weaver & Associates Inc. in Arcadia for the California homeowners insurance you need to ensure you can enjoy your clean home stress-free.