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  1. How can I get rid of spring or summer bugs and pests?

    Spring and summer are prime time for pests. When they come out after sheltering for the winter, it can be an overwhelming sight! Getting rid of bugs can be challenging, but fortunately, you can take a number of steps right now to prevent ants, roaches, rodents and other pests from invading your living space this year.

    1. Maintain proper kitchen hygiene

    Nothing attracts pests as efficiently as the smell of free food. When you leave food out or bags, boxes or Tupperware unopened, ...
  2. What should I look for in a housecleaning service?

    With the advent of spring after a long and difficult winter, itís time to think about a deep housecleaning. You can certainly handle it yourself, but by hiring a professional cleaner, youíre giving back to yourself the gift of time to spend on family, friends, hobbies ó anything other than scrubbing every inch of your home!

    One of your first decisions when hiring a cleaning pro is whether to go with a company or a solo cleaner. Each comes with their own pros and cons.

    Cleaning ...
  3. These are the 7 dirtiest places in your kitchen

    Your imagination can run wild thinking of the bacteria lurking in your home. But people tend to look in the wrong direction when it comes to fighting germs in the kitchen. Disinfect these seven germ sanctuaries as soon as possible.

    Refrigerator

    Your refrigerator harbors bacteria in some surprising places. Ice and water dispensers, vegetable crispers, meat drawers and door seals are some of the germiest spots.

    To do: Use a disinfectant when you clean the fridge, ...
  4. How can I clean the air in my home?

    Whether you live in an expansive estate or a cozy cottage, there are proactive ways to ensure the air in your home stays healthy year-round. Here's a look at how to recognize and address common indoor air pollutants.

    Tackle mold head-on

    A leaky window, a drip beneath the sink or a humid climate can all trigger a mold problem in your house, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It's common for people to have an allergic reaction to mold, and it can also ...
  5. How do I get rid of bad smells in my house?

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ID:	11301Foul smells arenít just unpleasant.

    They can also signal unhealthy conditions, making it important to find and remove the source as soon as possible.

    Whether your furry friends are wreaking havoc on your carpets or youíre catching a whiff of something musty and new, different odors can indicate whether you should sterilize things yourself or call in a professional.

    1. Rinse your dishwasher

    Eliminate odors and give ...
  6. How much does it cost to hire a cleaning service?

    Thereís nothing quite like coming home to a clean house Ė especially when thereís little time to do the job yourself. The good news is hiring a professional housecleaner may be more a lot more affordable than you think. And the time and stress it saves can make it worth every penny!

    Hereís a look at what you can expect to pay for house cleaning services and whatís typically included in the cost.

    How much do cleaning services charge?

    Professional house cleaners ...
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