How Frequently Should You Wash Walls and Corners?

How often you wash walls and corners is dependent upon how dirty your house gets. Indoor and outdoor weather conditions give rise to your cleaning program; residences with windows that are open are subject to spring and autumn pollens and need at least weekly cleaning for allergy sufferers. Kids and pets contribute to the dirt that builds up in the smudgy fingerprints found on walls about light switches and near windows.

Vacuum and Dust First

Daddy long-legs and other spiders enjoy building webs in the corners between ceilings and walls; utilize a long-handled broom or a rounded plastic brush onto a telescoping arm to reach from the flat corners between walls and ceilings along with the vertical corners where two walls meet. Remove debris and dusty cobwebs with the brush, or wipe them with a soft mop. Pay special attention to molding, chair rails and trim. The brush and wand attachment on your vacuum make removing cobwebs a breeze. Use a little stepladder if you can not reach high enough to remove the loose debris or dust. Complete corner and wall dusting at least on a monthly basis.

Deep Cleanings

Standard spring and autumn house cleanings keeps weekly and daily cleanings to a minimal. Following the winter weather subsides, a deep-down spring-cleaning readies your home for spring and summer living, whilst fall’s head begin prepares your home for the autumn and winter months ahead when windows are kept shut up tight. In conjunction with monthly corner and wall dusting, wash walls and corners twice per year.

Cleaning Approaches by Paint Kind

Wash walls using your favorite goods, or simply clean with a warm, sudsy water soaked sponge along with a cool water rinse to remove grease from kitchens and moisture deposits in the bathroom and laundry rooms on enameled semi-gloss or shine walls. Rooms with flat paints need less vigorous cleaning methods to avoid wearing the paint: use a damp clean cloth or a moistened-with-water just soft sponge to wash flat-painted walls. Touch up paint where required.

Summer and Winter Months

Homes that are shut up in the winter and summer as a result of hot or inclement weather don’t get as much outside dirt coming in, other than the dirt tracked in by careless residents. To remain inside dirt at bay, make roommates or family members take off their shoes in the mudroom or near an entrance before coming indoors. Clean walls and corners once per month, as required. Keep dust, spiders and dusty cobwebs at bay by knocking them down with a long-handled broom weekly.

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