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Spring Cleaning: 7 Forgotten Things You Must Clean

Spring has finally sprung, and we all know what that means; time for spring cleaning! Most of us have a pretty good idea of what we're going to clean, as we clean those things every year…

But what have we forgotten?

Surprisingly, over 75 percent of households forget to clean a number of critical, but not so obvious things, focusing instead on what is visible. Yet, these key items will help your house last longer and run more efficiently – making them worth doing. So, whether you are planning on doing the cleaning yourself or seeking the help of a house cleaning service in Houston, here are some things you mustn't overlook:

Kitchen Sinks

Cleaning your kitchen sink might sound like a no-brainer, but according to WebMD, a kitchen sink can be dirtier than your toilet. People tend to “rinse their sinks with water and assume they are clean — but they're not."

Scrubbing your sink with bleach can kill the germs, improving the cleanliness of your kitchen.

Sink & Shower Drains

Bathroom sink and shower drains tend to clog up with hair and soap over time, slowing water from draining out, until they don't drain at all. Not only is this a nuisance, but it makes the tub and sinks get dirty faster. It needs to be pulled out, not cleaned with a chemical cleaner.

HVAC Filters and Ductwork

It will soon be time to start using your home's air conditioning system. If you want to get the most out of it, change the filter and have a Houston house cleaning service clean out the ductwork. Even a five percent blockage can add significantly to your home cooling costs.

How often should you change your air filters?

It varies by the type of air filters and the number of people and pets in a house, but it’s recommended to change them every 30-90 days.

Range Hood Filter

Did you know your range hood has a filter? Few people do. Grease from cooking coats the filter, causing blockage. Though we recommend contacting a professional to clean the kitchen hood system, the filter can be cleaned by soaking it in warm, soapy water, cleaning out all that grease and giving your range hood a new lease on life.

How often should a hood filter be cleaned?

We recommend cleaning hood filters every one to three months, depending on the frequency you cook.

Bathroom Exhaust Fan

Just like the range hood, the bathroom exhaust fan gets clogged; but in this case, it's dust and lint that clogs it up. Cleaning the fan increases airflow, allowing it to draw more moisture out of the bathroom, instead of that moisture condensing on the mirror.

We recommend cleaning your bathroom exhaust fan at least twice a year.

Refrigerator Coils

Your refrigerator will work just fine with dirty coils; but it will work harder. What that means is that it's going to be running more, burning more electricity and increasing your energy bills. We recommend to give it an annual cleaning, getting all those dust bunnies out of there.

Washing Machine Filter

Here's another one that most people don't know - modern, front-loading washing machines have filters. If those filters get too clogged with dirt and lint, they will keep the washer from working.

We recommend cleaning your washing machine filter every two to four months.

Houston House Cleaning Services

Does your home need a deep cleaning? Rujo Services isn’t your average house cleaning company. We provide top-notch house cleaning services. And go above and beyond for our customers.

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Call Rujo Services today to get your free quote on one-time or reoccurring house cleaning services by calling 844-639-4115 or visiting us online at

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