We don’t often notice or think about our baseboards, or whether or not they’re dirty. Since baseboards aren’t constantly on our mind when we clean, this leaves baseboards free to collect dust, grease, pet hair, and other, similar particles. If home owners and cleaning techs regularly clean the baseboards, it makes the home that much cleaner.
Cleaning with detail makes the greatest impact when cleaning a house. Overlooking a few details won’t ruin a house cleaning, but it does make a difference between an immaculate house cleaning and just a so-so house cleaning. Giving attention to the details is also the difference between a phenomenal or just an acceptable home cleaning service.
Cleaning the baseboards frequently is one of those important details.
First Time Baseboard Cleanings
Cleaning the baseboards shouldn’t be scary. It’s a fairly simple, easy job, and you only need a few cleaning rags and a reliable cleaner. A cleaner that cuts through grease can be especially handy if the baseboards are especially dusty or grimy.
Start by spraying a section of baseboard at your starting point. Don’t over soak it with your cleaner, so that it doesn’t damage the wall, baseboard, or carpet: spray just enough that the dust, pet hair, and grime can begin loosening up. It generally only takes a few seconds before the baseboard is ready to wipe down. Take one of your fresh, clean rags and wipe up the dust and dirt. Even when there is a lot of buildup, it shouldn’t take too much strength to clean off baseboards. Generally, the dirt and grime come up fairly easy.
Keep doing this around a room, working to the right, until you finish your circle of cleaning. If you need to, you can even move any furniture that might be up against the wall and in the way.
Maintaining Clean Baseboards
How do you maintain your baseboards on a regular basis? It’s a simple process, too. You can find a simple dusting tool to help with this. Stores sell dusting tools with long handles that prevent you from needing to dust on your hands and knees. Find one of these tools that suit you the best. Do a little research for long handled dusters. They’re easy to find online, and some even have options for longer or shorter handles, depending on what your preferred length is.
When you’ve purchased the dusting tool of choice, use it by running the dusting piece firmly along your baseboards. This pulls up any dust that settles onto it again. Work from one starting point, to the right, around the room, and then back again to the original point. It should only take a few minutes, depending on the size of the room.
Regularly dusting the baseboards of the house you clean will keep them fresh and like new. The difference might not seem significant, but the attention to detail will give the home an overall cleaner feel. Whether you are cleaning your own space, or are running your own, local maid service, these Maid to Shine cleaning tips for baseboard cleaning will make your job easier!