Finally winter is here! It’s time of joy for floks in Dubai, a welcome respite from the sweltering heat. Lucky for us we don’t have to battle the cold with heavy coats and snow boots. Winters in Dubai mean drier air and more dust, and with party season in full gear, you need to make sure your home is ready to welcome the change in weather. Here are a few winter cleaning hacks to keep your home cozy and comfortable for the winter.
1. Get your windows clean and shiny
Sunlight heats your home, but it can only do so if your windows are clean enough to let the light into your home. You obviously can’t leave your windows open throughout the day to let in sunlight, because that would be an open invitation for any curious pests that may be on the lookout for food and shelter. Grime accumulation around the edges can damage the windows over time and become tougher to remove if left unattended. Also install weather stripping seal any cracks or openings around the window, preventing cold drafts and pests from coming in.
2. Full house deep Cleaning
Your home needs to be cleaned thoroughly to remove accumulated dust and dirt. Regular vacuuming side, this would be the right time to get your linoleum or hardwood floors waxed. If you have carpets, get them dusted and aired outside before cleaning the floor.
A good way to reduce dust on your floors is to have fewer shoes inside. Place a doormat by the front door and have a shoe-rack – preferable covered – close by so that your guests can put away their shoes when they come in. Christmas dinners are round the corner, so your kitchen needs to be overhauled and made good as new for your guests.
3. Clean out the air conditioning system
Since the air conditioning system would not be turned on for a couple of months, it might be a good idea to have it cleaned out thoroughly. This will make sure your home gets a fresh breeze when you turn on the air conditioning system next time. Hire a cleaning agency in Dubai to clean the ducts and vents to rid of any hidden pests that may have found their way into the air ducts.
4. Fireplace Safety
If you are using an electric fireplace, do a once-over to make sure the wiring is free from any degradation or pest attacks. Store the fuel well away and in a dry area, preferably a covered cabinet or storage closet. Make sure your smoke alarm systems are working – replace the batteries once a month, and as an added precaution, check whether the system is in working order after you replace them.
5. Appliance Maintenance
Wipe down appliances with a microfiber cloth soaked in a cleaning solution. For the insides of your microwave and dishwasher, run a cycle with a bowl of vinegar solution to dislodge any tough grime. Use a spray bottle to wash off the dirt and clean with a damp cloth.
Clear out old food from the refrigerator so you have more room for fresh food. Wipe down the inside surfaces thoroughly with a damp cloth. Place a bowl of baking soda and leave for a couple of hours. Before you restock with fresh items, wipe the insides using dry paper towels.
6. Mesh Screens for Pest Control
Your home is all warm and cozy after all the work you put in, but it just won’t be complete unless you get rid of the pests in your home. Larger pests hate mesh screens because while they are almost in range of a warm haven, they can’t get inside. This may be relatively expensive, depending on the mesh material, but cleaning companies in Dubai recommend installing them on your external doors, windows, and all ventilation ducts. For one, it is a long-term solution and is also a much better option when compared to chemical solutions against pests. Also, sunlight and fresh air can enter your home without any pests coming in as well.
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