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Spring Cleaning Tips

With Spring in full swing in North Texas, April is the perfect month to get your annual Spring Cleaning completed. This year when it’s time for your deep clean, why not try a different approach. Deep cleaning has often been associated with harmful chemicals that linger around your home. This year try a deep clean the natural way. Consider these products for a great deep clean without harmful ingredients.

Essential Oils
These oils can be used for not only creating a therapeutic aroma in the home, but they make great cleaners as well. Below is a quick breakdown of well-known oils and what they do to help keep your family safe and your home clean:

• Lemon – antiviral and antibacterial
• Tea tree – fights germs bacteria and viruses
• Rosemary – both antibacterial and antiseptic
• Wild Orange – grease fighter
• Lavender – naturally antibacterial
• Eucalyptus – germicidal
• Peppermint – antibacterial
• Cinnamon – antibacterial and antiseptic

Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen Peroxide can replace harsh stain fighters in your laundry to help brighten clothes or remove yellowing from white material. If you mix two parts hydrogen peroxide with one part dish soap, you’ve created the perfect stain remover for your laundry. You can also use it to disinfect your toothbrushes, clean your toilet, and even clean mildew off hard surfaces, like your bathroom tile.

Lemons
You can use lemon peels, lemon juice, or cut up lemons to do all kinds of cleansing and deodorizing. Rub a cut lemon on plastic storage containers before washing to remove stains. Or combine them with water to rinse your microwave or tile grout. Rub the fruit on stainless steel or chrome to remove stains or run the lemon peels through the garbage disposal to eliminate odor or clean and freshen the blades.

Vinegar
This great cleaner can be poured into a container and left in a room overnight to destroy persistent odors. Mix a cup of vinegar and a cup of water to make a wonderful window cleaner, or mix one cup of vinegar into a gallon of water to create the ultimate cleaning product for no-wax floors. Spray vinegar on shower walls to stop mildew or spray it along doorways and windowsills to keep bugs away. You can also use straight vinegar as a common cleaner for your countertops.

Baking Soda
Sprinkle baking soda on your carpet or mattress to eliminate odors and remove stains.

Dawn Dish Washing Soap
This product is great for removing stains of all kinds. Not only is this product gentle but it can remove stains from anywhere from clothing to carpet. Apply to affected area and rub with a damp cloth.

If you haven’t scheduled a spring cleaning for your ducts or A/C, it’s not too late! Contact Spencer Air Conditioning and Heating today at 972-446-COOL (2665) or by visiting us online at www.spencerairconditioning.com.