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Treat Mom by Cleaning her Home for Mother’s Day

by Resto Pros on May 3, 2018

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, what better gift for mom than cleaning her home! Not only will mom greatly appreciate how you’ve spruced up the place – you can help prevent the possibility of mold infesting her home.

We at RestoPros want to give our Dallas/Ft. Worth moms the best for Mother’s Day. And there’s nothing better than a clean home! For those in need of Mother’s Day gift ideas, follow these cleaning tips below to give back to mom!

Give Mom’s Floors A Thorough Clean

Certain floors are known to frequently become dirty. Heavy foot traffic in living rooms, kitchens and bathrooms can produce some unwanted stains on mom’s floors. So, giving them a thorough clean is something she’ll appreciate!

Using the wrong cleaning methods can damage the flooring, possibly making a stain even worse! Let’s discuss some general tips when cleaning different types of flooring in mom’s home:

Note: Be sure to vacuum the floor before cleaning it. Failing to do so can leave residue from the loose debris and dirt.

  • Tile – Use warm water and a steam mop to give tile a thorough clean. Avoid using a sponge mop or chemical cleaners. Both can make tile harder to clean and may even damage it.
  • Hardwood Floor – Using a dry mop and dish soap, give your hardwood floor a thorough clean. Be sure to mop with the grain to avoid damaging any flooring. Soak up any soap residue with a cloth before letting it dry.
  • Carpet – Give carpeting a thorough vacuuming to remove as much debris as possible. Be sure to use the hose attachment for corners and hard-to-reach spots. For any carpet stains, spray a vinegar-water solution only on the stained area and clean the spot with a dry cloth. After which, sprinkle a little baking soda and vacuum it up to deodorize the carpet.

If you suspect that mom might need new carpet, click this link.

Clean Mom’s Fridge

Fridges can easily be forgotten when cleaning a home. But cleaning them is important! A fridge houses a variety of items, some of which can cause stains and odors. Spoiled food can also lead to the possibility of mold growth in a fridge. Clean out mom’s fridge by following these general tips below.

  • Clear out a fridge’s contents before cleaning
  • Discard any spoiled or contaminated food
  • Clean a fridge using vinegar, water, and baking soda
  • Clean out shelves using dish soap and vinegar and let them dry before placing them back into the fridge.
  • Place an open box of baking soda in the fridge to help eliminate odors.

For a more detailed guide on how to clean a fridge (especially for mold), click here.

Remove any Stains from Drywall in Mom’s Home

Drywall can be susceptible to mold growth, and what may seem like a negligible stain may be the cause of a mold infestation. Drywall is a porous surface, meaning it can absorb liquid easier than other surfaces. Therefore, you’ll need to use a cleaner that can thoroughly cleanse drywall.

Consider using a vinegar-water solution to clean drywall. Vinegar is excellent at cleaning porous surfaces and can be used to remove soaked stains and other filthy spots.

Give your mom a clean house for Mother’s Day! And if you happen to stumble across any mold in her home while cleaning, give RestoPros a quick call. Our mold remediation services are performed by the best specialists in Dallas/Ft. Worth. Give us a call at 855-587-3786 to schedule an appointment today!

Related Links:

Cleaning Mold, Mildew, and Bacteria – FEMA

5 Steps to Clean Your Refrigerator – CDC