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4 Ways Spring Cleaning can Backfire

Updated
April 11, 2018
Author
Amanda Curry
Read Time
2 minutes

Are you ready to get your spring cleaning on? So are we! Before you begin the dreaded spring cleaning checklist, remember that spring cleaning isn’t always as it seems. One simple mistake could damage your home or put you at risk for a serious injury. Keep these helpful tips in mind before you start your spring cleaning to keep your home, and yourself, protected.

Keep Pets and Kids Safe

If you have young children or pets in the home, you know the importance of keeping them safe. Instead of using harmful conventional cleaning supplies, try using a homemade cleaner, which is safe for everyone in the family.

To make your own homemade cleaning product, mix 2 cups water, a few drops of natural soap, and 15 drops each of tea tree and lavender organic essential oil. You can use this natural cleaner in the bathroom, kitchen, and other areas around your home!

Stay Safe on Ladders and Step Stools

Did you know that over 164,000 people experience a ladder-related injury every year in the United States? At LeafFilter, we know first-hand how dangerous ladders can be, which is why we’ve created our revolutionary product that keeps homeowners off the ladder for good. Once LeafFilter is installed to your existing gutters, you’ll never have to worry about gutter cleaning again!
If you must use a ladder for washing windows or reaching a tall item in your home, always use proper ladder safety techniques and have someone hold the ladder steady for you if possible.

If you’re tackling gutter cleaning, never climb on your roof to clean them!

Avoid Allergens and Mold

In the spring, many homeowners like to have their carpets professionally cleaned — of they choose to rent a high-powered wet vac and do-it-themselves. A key consideration in steam cleaning your carpet is to ensure your carpet has enough time to dry before putting furnishings back into place. This will help you avoid mold and odor problems overtime.

Pace Yourself

Let’s face it: spring cleaning can be strenuous and exhausting. Whether you are vacuuming, rearranging furniture, or lifting heavy object, it’s important to pace yourself. Avoid lifting heavy objects on your own and be sure to use proper lifting techniques to avoid back injuries.

Avoid Clogged Gutters with LeafFilter This Spring

While our home’s gutters tend to be out of sight, out of mind, you could be potentially damaging your home by ignoring the signs of clogged gutters.
As your gutters fill with debris, water will overflow the side of your gutters and trickle down the side of your home. If left neglected, your clogged gutters could lead to foundation damage, basement flooding, and other serious issues.

LeafFilter solves the pain of clogged gutters for once and for all. After our professional installers attached LeafFilter to your existing gutters, you can say goodbye to clogged gutters forever. Learn more about LeafFilter.

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