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Summertime Cleaning Tips for Long Island Homeowners

cleaning lady in the summer

Summer is the perfect time of year for Long Islanders to enjoy the beautiful weather and indulge in a range of outdoor activities. Unfortunately, the summertime climate can also lead to various household cleaning challenges. This post addresses these challenges, providing cleaning tips and helpful information for Long Island homeowners.

Common Summertime Cleaning Problems and Solutions

Allergies

Long Island summers are associated with increased pollen counts, triggering allergies and frequently creating layers of yellow dust on household surfaces. For those extremely sensitive to pollen, using high-quality air filters and maintaining proper ventilation can be beneficial. Additionally, our home cleaning professionals mitigate allergy risks by:

  • Thoroughly cleaning and dusting surfaces to remove pollen
  • Using allergy-friendly cleaning products
  • Vacuuming to remove pollen and other allergens like dust mites and pet dander
  • Focusing on areas prone to pollen accumulation, such as curtains, blinds, and window sills
woman with allergies in bed

Sand

Being surrounded by beaches is one of the many perks of living on Long Island. It is also why Long Island homes may have sand-covered floors. Placing doormats and shoe racks near entrances can help minimize tracking sand into your home. At Cleaned to Perfection, we implement various techniques to get rid of sand, including:

  • Vacuum cleaning with special brush attachments to remove sand from carpets, rugs, and other upholstery
  • Using microfiber mops and cloths to pick up excess sand after sweeping
  • Cleaning hard-to-reach areas with soft-bristled brushes

Particulates From Forest Fires

While this issue is more prevalent on the west coast, Long Islanders recently experienced the aftermath of smoke from Canadian forest fires. The record-breaking number of forest fires across Canada enabled wind patterns to carry smoke and particulates throughout Suffolk County. Keeping your windows and doors shut during poor air quality conditions is essential. People with certain medical conditions may consider using air purifiers and other effective forms of filtration to improve indoor air quality. Our deep cleaning services incorporate everything necessary to minimize the risk of particulates spreading through your home.

mold on wall

Mold and Mildew

Long Island is known for its high humidity levels, especially during the summer months. The combination of humidity and heat can create ideal mold and mildew growth conditions. Mold and mildew thrive in this weather, propagating in areas such as bathrooms, basements, and other spaces with poor ventilation. Installing dehumidifiers in problem areas helps control humidity levels, decreasing the chance of mold and mildew buildup. Our house cleaning experts thoroughly sanitize and disinfect high-moisture areas, helping to remove and prevent the spread of mold and mildew.

 
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