The winter months are often a nightmare for your cleaning regimen. From snow, rain, and mud tracked into the house from boots and other outdoor gear, to mice wanting a way in during colder nights, to added moisture threatening potential mold growth in your home, there are a lot of to-do items lingering on your winter checklist that many busy homeowners cannot always get to.

At Denver Cleaning Service Company, we’re dedicated to bringing you low-cost, high-quality denver cleaners that fit your day to day schedule without issue. Our professionals know how to tackle any mess, no matter how big or small. We’re also well-versed in habits and routines that can lead to bigger problems down the road, like mold, mites, or unwelcome infestations. Here are a few things you can do to mitigate the havoc winter often brings to a home best kept clean:

Designate a Mud Room

Whether a mud room is already incorporated into your home or not, there are many ways to fashion a temporary one during the holidays. Ideally, this space should be situated as close as possible to a garage or external door to keep dust, water, and mud from making it too far into your home from the outside. We recommend investing in rubber mats that can easily trap water and mud as snow melts off your boots indoors. These are also very easy to clean under running water, rather than having to run them through the washing machine. Be sure everyone in your household is clear on the rules that shoes need to be left at the door in the wintertime because of this, and always keep a pair of shoes by the door in case you need to quickly walk outside or check the mail. Command hooks are available at almost any grocery, hardware, or home improvement store and can be a great way to set up a place to put jackets during the winter season and then clear the space once summer comes again.

Maintain Your Appliances

Whether it’s your kitchen refrigerator or basement furnace unit, your appliances are at a higher risk for leaks during seasons where Colorado’s temperatures fluctuate heavily. Pipes and hoses can easily wear and even break during these times, often causing unwanted moisture to fill your home and attract mold and pest growth. Be sure to keep airflow running smoothly through your home as well so things that do get wet can easily and quickly dry out. Running the heat will often only make a severely wet area worse by heating up the moist area, making it even more inviting for fungus and bacteria to grow.

Sanitize More Than Usual

Something else that flies under the radar in the winter is the flu virus and other bacterial infections common in the winter months. To avoid these, be sure to go the extra mile in sanitizing kitchen and bathroom surfaces, giving hand sanitizer to your family members, and vacuuming the floors regularly. These steps can help your family avoid any major illnesses through the season and maintain your home’s shine in the process.

If you’re interested in Denver Cleaning Service Company’s offerings, be sure to reach out to us at your earliest convenience. We’re happy to help and proud to serve.