The beginning of fall is time to clean up those high traffic areas of your living space. The indoor-outdoor traffic has likely brought in unwanted dust, dirt, and other particulates. Consider performing the following tasks when you set out on your fall cleaning:fall cleaning tips

-Dry cleaning fall and winter clothing

-Cleaning out fridges and kitchen storage

-Washing down doors, windows, frames, walls, and baseboards

-Washing tile floors using a mop and a solution of hot water and soap

-Cleaning carpeted floors and rugs with a steamer or carpet cleaner

There are some additional tasks that should be performed or considered with regards to a fall cleaning routine. Should you use your chimney during the fall or winter, consider hiring a professional sweep to clean it out for use. Be sure to check all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors as a necessary precaution before using the chimney.

Cleaning out eaves, gutters, and downspouts outside can improve drainage and reduce the risks of water and ice damage during the wetter months.