CLEANING PAINTED WALLS
Start with a clean cloth (or sponge) and water. If that doesn’t do the trick, add a little dishwashing liquid. Make sure to rinse the wall with plain water after you’re finished. Resorting to a stronger product can do damage, strong solvents can soften the paint surface.
If you notice your carpet is starting to look worn and dirty, have a professional come in and clean it. For higher-traffic areas, it is recommended to bring a professional in three to four times a year. Also, make sure to change your vacuum filters often to avoid blowing dirt back into the air.
Granite stains should be wiped up AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. You can remove soap scum or mildew with a solution of ½ cup of ammonia in a gallon of water.
To avoid streaks, pick a cloudy day to clean your windows. Mix a solution of 1 part white vinegar and 1 part hot water. Using a sponge, rub the dirt away. Use a squeegee (make sure to wet it) to wipe the windows starting at the upper corner of the pane.
Certain places in your home are overlooked, like your baseboards. Wash your baseboards with a squirt of dishwashing liquid mixed in a bucket of warm water.
Your home will look sharp with a good power wash. Power washing prevents the growth of mold and mildew. If you’re not comfortable power washing, hire a professional.