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By: Rain City Maids
Jul 19, 2017

Cleaning our homes is an integral part of our daily routines, yet we often overlook the topic of "cleaning" itself. It's a task that consumes our time and energy, and we rarely stop to consider how we can improve our approach. Here in rainy Washington, where we spend a significant amount of time indoors, the cleanliness of our living spaces becomes even more crucial. 

Perhaps it's time to shift our perspective and explore home maintenance from a fresh angle, gaining valuable insights on how to achieve better, faster, and easier results. After all, who wouldn't want to save precious time? In our quest to revolutionize home cleaning, we've gathered a wealth of information on effective home maintenance tips that we believe you'll find both intriguing and useful. 

So, buckle up and get ready to discover a new level of efficiency as we delve into the secrets of thorough house cleaning services. Together, we'll transform your cleaning routine and create a pristine environment that you can truly be proud of.

6 Cleaning Tips for Home Maintenance

  • A man may spend almost 6,500 hours of his life with home maintenance. While a woman averages over 12,900 hours of her entire lifetime cleaning up after herself and others. That’s more than double the amount a man spends. Who wouldn’t want all that time back in their lives?
  • 70%-80% of common house dust is made up of dead skin flakes. The rest is made up of everything from plant pollen, material fibers, animal and human hair, and minerals from the topsoil. It also has burnt meteorite particles from the atmosphere and volcanic ash and tiny cooled lava shards.
  • 10 square feet of carpeting can hold over 2 pounds of dirt. The fibers of carpeting are dirt magnets, and foot traffic scrapes mud, soil and other debris off of walkers’ shoes and into the air pockets of the thousands of threads in the material.
  • Most bed mattresses contain between 100,000 and 10 million dust mites. Even such authority as the Wall Street Journal reported that the weight of your mattress could double every ten years. It's due to the dust mites and other dust and debris that accumulates in your bed; this statistic isn't proven.
  • Using the wrong cleaning products can decrease the air quality in your home by as much as 500%. This happens as compared to outdoor levels. The use of completely non-toxic cleaners is not always possible, so proper ventilation is needed. You shouldn’t store commercial products that contain toxic or irritating chemicals in your home. Let the professionals take care of that.
  • Your kitchen sink contains — think of this — more germs than your bathroom toilet. Thoroughly clean the kitchen sink with soap on a regular basis. Germs like the food on your plate, just as you do. The moist kitchen sink is a perfect breeding ground for E. coli. You should also replace (wash) your dishcloth every week and put your sponges in the dishwasher. You can also put the sponges in the microwave for 30 seconds to kill off harmful germs.

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Well, with this information you can keep track of the time spent cleaning all the dirt, the dust, the air quality and the germs in your life. Or call Rain City Maids and let us worry about all of that for you. That’s our job. We’re here to help.

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