Tips for Keeping Your Home

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Within the past few weeks, all of us have seen our normal daily life being uprooted.  The Federal and State Governments have been shutting down industries, businesses are having employees work from home, people are self-quarantining themselves, and now the whole state of California is on lock down.  Hopefully, every state won’t go on lock down like California…but desperate times call for desperate measures. 

During this unprecedented times that we are living in, everyone is staying in their homes or apartments more than ever.  With families living in close quarters, it is imperative that you maintain a clean and healthy home.  Below is a list of items in your home that need attention more than ever, now that everyone is living indoors more.

Disinfect Surfaces

Frequently used or touched surfaces in your home should be disinfected regularly  Read and follow the instructions of the manufacturer of the disinfectant to make sure surfaces get cleaned properly. 

Replace the Air Filter

Frequently replacing your air filter is an important step in good indoor air quality.  If you use the cheap filters, think about replacing them bi-monthly.  If you use the more expensive higher MERV rated filters, monthly would be best.  Since everyone is forced to be home all the time now, air filters are just as important as food that you eat.

Get Your Ducts Cleaned

Ventilation ducts are breeding grounds for bacteria and mold.  When is the last time you got your ducts cleaned?  Call a local HVAC Company to come clean your ducts to ensure good indoor air quality.

Clean the Vent Fans

Dirty vent fans in your bathroom are inefficient at doing their intended job.  A clean vent fan will remove the humid air efficiently, along with odors.  Remember to run your vent fan for up to 45 minutes to remove the moisture from the bathroom.

Clean Window Air Conditioner

Window A/C’s should be cleaned every month.  At the end of every season, remove the unit, and pressure wash the coils and fins. You would be amazed at the amount of dirt and different mold species that grow on these. 

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