Members of the CLEANpHIRST™ team are dedicated to helping you create the cleanest environment in which you live. Our goal is for our products and cleaning information to minimize the health risks posed by unwelcome allergens, bacteria, germs and viruses in your home, school, workplace or other location by equipping you with first-in-category cleaning solutions.
Clean & sanitize window treatments
Spring is a great time to inspect and clean window treatments. Whether you need to wash blinds, send drapes to the dry cleaners, or throw washable curtains into the washing machine, getting your window treatments clean after a long winter can brighten an entire room. Be sure to dust down the window casing, wash window sills, and clean any window hardware while you are at it.
Clean & disinfect all bedding
Even with mattress covers, and all of our bedding, mattresses occasionally need to be inspected and cleaned, and in some cases flipped. Use this time to inspect your mattress pads, pillow covers, and all bedding for needed replacement or repairs.
Clean & sanitize air vents
If bouts of coughing and sneezing plague your family at home, perhaps your dusty air conditioning vents and ducts are to blame. Rather than learning to live with your allergenic symptoms, try cleaning your air conditioning and heating vents.
Change air filters
Dust-choked filters and vents become overworked. A fresh filter blocks dust and allergens at the source, preventing them from passing through the ducts and registers. Similarly, the coils in an air conditioning or heat pump system need annual cleaning so that dust does not pass into your household.
Purify your air purifier
If you let your air purifier go too long between regular cleanings and replacement filters, it can get too gunked up to work properly. Yes, it’s a dirty job, but it’s also very satisfying to see all the stuff you and your family didn’t breathe. I was a little intimidated to open up the machine and clean it myself, but the user manual walked me through it.
Disinfect the faucet aerator
Your faucet has clean water running through it every day. But, did you know it can also harbor some serious germs and bacteria? Periodically remove the screen and disinfect it by placing it in boiling water with a tablespoon of white vinegar (instead of bleach).