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House Cleaning Services Kansas City

House cleaning in Kansas City is one of those things that some people seem to do effortlessly. On the other hand, you may feel like no matter your approach, cleaning doesn’t get easier. In fact, it could get harder and become more of a drag. If this sounds like you, is it possible you’re making the job harder than it needs to be? If so, don’t worry; nearly everyone does this at some point. Here are some telltale signs.

 

You Make Your Own Laundry Detergent

There are many explanations for why you decided to make your own detergent. Perhaps you think that traditional detergents are too chemical-laden. Maybe they make your skin itch or don’t clean well anyway. However, the reality is that making your own laundry detergent often leads to a cleaner that isn’t effective in getting rid of dirt and stains. This is because detergent creation requires extremely high temperatures and complex chemical processes that need a lab.

 

You Use a Feather Duster

Most feather dusters stir up dust and spread it around. The exception is a duster made of ostrich down, and even that type is not enough to clean a house. You have to master the technique, and if your house is already dusty, you are better off using a microfiber cloth. In fact, ostrich down feather dusters are most effective when they are used to keep a mostly dust-free house that way. In other words, they’re best used for maintenance.

 

You Wash Your Windows When It’s Sunny

It makes sense to wash your windows on a sunny day so you can better see grime, streaks and spots. However, your cleaning liquid is likely to dry too quickly. The result? Streaks.

 

You Haven’t Cleaned Your Vacuum

No matter what type of vacuum cleaner you have, you need to clean it on a regular basis. Otherwise, the vacuum becomes less efficient and can cause your allergies or asthma to flare up. Main tasks to do include:

  • Using scissors or your fingers to clean the brush roll
  • Checking that the belt is still tight and undamaged (you probably need to replace it once a year)
  • Shaking your filter if it is fabric or paper, or rinsing it if it is plastic
  • Emptying bagless vacuums often
  • Routinely replacing the bag and ensuring it is properly attached
  • Taking the vacuum to a maintenance technician for a check or parts replacement if it still performs poorly

You might also have chosen a vacuum that does not fit what you’re asking it to do. For example, if you have pets, you may want to purchase a vacuum specifically designed to target the issues that pets can create. If you have serious allergies, you probably want a vacuum with HEPA filters.

 

You’re Not Letting the Tile Cleaner Soak In

It’s true that time seems relative, especially when you’re cleaning. Even waiting 30 seconds for tile cleaner to soak in can feel like a few minutes that drag on. However, for a maximum clean, the tile cleaner does need a few minutes so it can break down scum and make your scrubbing easier. You can spray the cleaner on, do another task, and then return to wipe the tile and grout.

Another way in which you’re making cleaning harder could be by taking on a chore you don’t enjoy. Of course, some people do like to clean, but it’s okay if you don’t. Instead of putting off a cleaning day and letting your house get dirtier, get more information about home cleaning or receive a cleaning estimate.

 

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