5 cleaning mistakes that are doing more harm than good

Cleaning likely doesn’t top the list of things you enjoy about home ownership. But it’s an important part of taking care of your home all the same. However, there are some bad cleaning habits that can do more harm than good.

1. Neglecting HVAC air filters
Dirty filters reduce the airflow to your furnace, causing it to work harder, use more energy, which in turn costs you more money.

2. Using the wrong products
Harsh chemicals can strip off protective finishes or create build-up, ruining what you’re trying to keep clean. For example, using an acid-based cleaner on marble countertops can etch the stone.

3. Overlooking outdoor tasks
If the inside of your home is perfectly clean, but your gutters and yard are littered with debris, you’re neglecting the value of curb appeal!

4. Ignoring small leaks
Even the smallest leaks are enough to encourage mold, and rot away wood flooring and support beams.

5. Cleaning with dirty tools
If your vacuum bag or filter is filled with dust, it won’t do a good job sucking up any more. A dirty mop or sponge simply pushes around more dirt and bacteria. Be sure to clean your tools after every use for a satisfying clean.

Remember, these tips will help ensure the longevity of your home! Get in touch with me to learn how else you can protect your investment

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