When spring rolls around, I realize it is time to do the house cleaning.
- I tend to neglect the windows and I feel that it is time to clean them.
I also clean out the gutters at this time. A couple of years ago, our rain gutters were clogged and we ended up with a leak that went into the attic and down into the second floor of the home. Once I know the outdoor maintenance is done, I head into the house. I get the cupboards clean and I wipe down the walls. I also need to clean the carpeting in the house. We get a lot of snow and ice in the winter. This means that all of the mud and dirt gets dragged in and onto my carpeting. During the spring, I vacuum the carpeting several times and then I haul out the rug scrubber. The rug scrubber leaves a lot of moisture in the air and I have to work a little harder to dry the rugs. Even with the furnace turned up high, it takes a couple of days to get rid of the moisture in the rugs. My fear is that if I can’t get the furnace to work well enough, I will end up with mold beneath the carpeting. I talked to someone about the wet carpeting and they told me that if I were to get a dehumidifier, it would help to dry the carpeting. I was also told that by using the dehumidifier, my air conditioning would work much better during the summer. It costs a lot for me to run the dehumidifier and the furnace together for those couple of days, but it’s worth it.