Spring is here and it’s spring-cleaning time for homeowners preparing for the summer. Whether you’re ready to spend your summer days relaxing at home or packing up your Florida home and heading back north, these spring-cleaning tips are helpful for all Florida homeowners.
Clean the Pool
Getting the pool ready to enjoy for the summer involves adding in your cleaning solutions, scrubbing the sides, and vacuuming the floor. If you’re headed back north, consider draining the water and covering, doing so may prevent damage from critters or weather events while you’re away. Pool owners should practice pool safety and set up their pool fencing to avoid accidental pool drownings. Look into Edison’s Liability coverage options to protect you against financial loss if you are sued and found legally responsible for someone else's injury.
Clear Out the Refrigerator
Tackle the refrigerator once a year with a good deep cleaning and clearing of products. Remove all the items from your refrigerator, along with the drawers and shelves and clean everything individually, then clean the inside walls and outer doors of your unit. Before restocking your fridge, check the expiration dates of all your products and toss out any old ones, you can also do this with your pantry and other snack shelves. Those leaving their Florida homes for the summer should be sure to clear out all perishable foods and unplug their refrigerator.
Deep Clean Appliances
Other appliances like the oven, microwave, dishwasher, toaster oven, coffee maker and any appliances you use daily deserve a good clean too. Any appliance dirtied with food residue can easily be cleaned with a sprinkle of baking soda and white vinegar and then scrubbed away. Some appliances have their own self-cleaning option where you simply add a cleaning solution and let the machine do the rest.
Wash Your House’s Exterior
Washing your house’s exterior can make your home look brand new. Wash it down with a power washer or use your garden hose and an old broom to spray and scrub away dirt. Make sure to spend extra time on your windows, tackle all corners of the windowsill and wipe the glass down with cleaning solution inside and out to keep them sparkling. Homeowners who are packing up their Florida home to head back north should be sure to turn off their main water valve when finished with their cleaning to prevent possible damage to your home while it is unattended.
Get Your Carpets Cleaned
Carpets can hold a lot of bacteria and dirt which builds up over time. It’s best to deep clean rugs at least once a year to keep them top quality. Rent a carpet cleaner machine to tackle the task yourself, or hire professionals to get the job done. Doing this yearly deep clean means longer carpet life, better air quality, and easier maintenance in the future.
Review Your Policy this Spring
As you’re doing your spring cleaning and refreshing your home, take some time to review your policy and see if it also needs a refresh. Look at all our coverage options online, or ask your agent how they can help make sure you have all the proper coverage. For a free quote or more information call us at 866-568-8922, Edison Insurance Company is always here to help.