10 things you forgot to cleanWe all like to think that our homes are perfectly clean. After all, we all do our dishes and pick up clutter. We even clean the toilet! Our home has to be clean, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, there is a lot more to a clean home, and there are many places that most people simply don’t think to clean. Here are the top ten most frequently missed places:

  • Trash Can
    • We use trash bags to make garbage easier to take out and keep the trash can clean. However, trash bags are prone to leaking and sometimes trash ends up touching the can anyway. The can ends up stinking and become a hotbed of bacteria. That’s why it’s important to keep the trash can clean. Take it outside and rinse it out with the hose. For an even cleaner bin, wipe it down with an anti-bacteria wipe. Allow it to fully dry before using it again.
  • Ice Tray
    • You only put water in your ice cube trays, right? Think about, you also touch the trays, and anything in the air ends up on the trays. And all of those bacteria and germs end up in your ice cubes if you don’t regularly wash your ice cube trays out. It’s a good idea to run your trays through the dishwasher about every month, depending on your use. If you have a silicone tray, use a vinegar and warm water soak.
  • Microwave touchpad
    • Think about many times you’ve touched your food and them touched the buttons on your microwave. Take a anti-bacterial wipe to the touchpad, and while you’re at it, wipe down the inside too.
  • Tile
    • Your tile usually just needs a good sweeping and mopping, or scrubbing if it’s not a floor. The problem? Most people don’t clean their tile very often resulting in discoloration and grime that takes a lot of scrubbing and product. If the tile really needs a good shine, it’s a safe bet to call Short Stop Chem-Dry to take care of it for you.
  • Cell Phone
    • Your phone may actually be the dirtiest, germiest thing in your home. That’s not hyperbole: on average, cell phones have more germs per square inch than a public toilet seat. (Studies have shown that 16% of phones have E. Coli bacteria on them.) You don’t want all of those germs close to your face, so take a minute and wipe down your phone.
  • Carpets
    • Surprisingly many people don’t know how often their carpets should be cleaned. I know a lot of people that go years between cleanings. And we don’t just mean vacuuming (though vacuuming should be done twice a week). Most carpet manufacturer’s warranty states that you must have your carpets cleaned once every 12 to 18 months. That’s a deep cleaning from a professional. Call Short Stop Chem-Dry and we’ll clean your carpets for you.
  • Vacuum Filter
    • Along with cleaning your carpet regular,y it’s also important to clean out your vacuum filter. Otherwise, it will cease to be effective and will leave dirt and dust in your floor. Don’t waste your time vacuuming and not picking up the dirt and dust, clean out your vacuum filter today!
  • Shower Curtain
    • If you have a nice pink build-up on your shower curtain, it’s long past due to clean it. Mold and mildew can build up, especially in places where the curtain folds in on itself or contacts standing water. Check the care instructions, but most shower curtains can be tossed in the washing machine regularly to kill and mold.
  • Air Vents
    • All of the air in your home goes through your air vents, and a lot of dust builds up in them. If you don’t want to breathe all that dust in, give air vents a good cleaning.
  • Door Knobs
    • Door knobs are one of the most frequently touched items in the home yet one of the least frequently. Wipe down all of your doorknobs, especially those to the bathroom and outside.

Good luck with getting your homes as clean as possible!