5 cleaning mistakes that are reducing your home value
5 cleaning mistakes that are reducing your home value? Let’s speak facts! Purchasing a house is probably the biggest investment one makes in their life. As important as it is to take care of your house, there is a good chance you’re making cleaning mistakes that are killing the value of your house overtime without you being aware of it.
Alas! It’s never too late to address the elephant in the room. Whether you’ve purchased a new house or are planning to sell one, here’s how you can maintain its value:
1- Entrance gives off the first impression
A fancy and well kept entrance is what will make the potential buyer interested in your house. If the door, knobs, and window panes are not properly taken care of they can corrode which gives a very rusty and old vibe to the house. A very simple hack is to regularly clean using a mixture of dishwashing soap and water.
2- Maintaining Appliances and Surfaces
Make sure to remove all grease stains from the stove top right after using it. Clean the microwave every week and avoid using harsh cleaners on surfaces like marble, quartz, granite that destroy their natural shine.
3- Regular deep clean of flooring
Floors accumulate maximum dust and grime which can result in an overall dull outlook if not cleaned properly. For hard floors, it is important to avoid dry mopping and invest more time in vacuuming wall to wall every alternate day. If your home is fully carpeted, seek help from professionals to deep clean the carpet every season and make sure to vacuum the right way. For tiles, it’s important to reseal the grout as unsealed grout can collect grime and mold giving a dirty outlook over time.
4- Stop ignoring your windows
It’s recommended to properly wash windows inside and out every six months. The expansion and contraction of window glass in every season leads to grime getting stuck in the spaces. Mix dishwashing soap and water and swipe sideways and then top to bottom with the help of a squeegee. For window sills, use a one-to-three part mixture of water and vinegar and wipe the sills with a microfibre cloth.
5- Delaying HVAC maintenance
Dirty filters and duct leaks can generate high electricity bills leading to a loss in the overall value of the house. Therefore it is important to clean and maintain the duct leaks and replace the filters seasonally.
Here at Queendom, it’s valuable for you to hire us because we believe in treating houses like homes. Our aim is to facilitate individuals in better living and allowing them to trust us to take care of the molds and the grime.