Though spring cleaning might have the name recognition, many homeowners spend just as much time cleaning their homes in the fall as they do in the spring. Spring might be the season for clearing out the clutter,
Clean seasonal items. When summer has ended, homeowners must place all the items reminiscent of summer, including the grill, patio furniture and lawn and garden equipment, in storage. Use a disinfectant to quickly remove a season's worth of dirt and grease, ensuring those seasonal items are ready to go when spring makes its triumphant and long-awaited return.
Get a head start on fighting the flu. Perhaps no winter foe is more formidable than the flu, which can find its way into a home, spreading rapidly among residents, especially if a home has not been adequately cleaned. Use a solid disinfectant to kill viruses and bacteria in as little as 30 seconds, including the Influenza A2 Virus, Salmonella Choleraesuis, E. coli, and Staphylococcus aureus.
Clean out the garage. Cleaning the garage might seem like a project that's tailor made for spring cleaning, but it's actually more advantageous to clean the garage in the fall. A garage that's clear of clutter can be used to safeguard a vehicle from those inevitable winter snowstorms.
Address mold and mildew ahead of time. Winter can trap moisture inside a home, creating an environment that is ideal for the growth of mold and mildew. As summer ends, homeowners can use cleaners to kill the fungus that creates mold and mildew. Homeowners can treat garbage cans, basements and rooms where pets spend ample time to ensure that the odor doesn't overtake the home when the windows are closed for the season.
Don't forget the fireplace. While fireplaces are largely ignored during the summer months, specially in South Florida, where they are so few of them we simply ignore them. But there's nothing quite like gathering around the fireplace with family and friends around the Holidays, even if we have to turn our A/C down to 50 degrees. Clean the inside of the fireplace, making sure to remove any ash, carbon deposits, creosote build-up, dust, smoke residue, and soot before using the fireplace.