A Clean Start to the New Year: Property Maintenance in 2023

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Out with the old, and in with the new. January commemorates the start of a new chapter of our lives; where people set new goals for the year. Since you’re entering the new year with a fresh outlook, why not clean your own home to complement these changes? 

Keeping your home clean during the winter months can seem like an endless battle. However, the dreary, wet winter days in January are the perfect opportunity to clean your Vancouver home. That way, you can start the new year fresh and clean. 

Here are 5 simple ways, as told by our property maintenance experts, you can stay on top of your winter cleaning goals.

Say Goodbye to Your Holiday Decor

January is also a great time to deep clean after the holiday season – to finally bid farewell to your Christmas decorations. Take this opportunity to clean all your holiday decor and lights, and stash them away for next year.

Before you put your decorations away, wipe them down with a lightly dampened cloth. Additionally, wipe down the surfaces of the storage boxes you will be putting your decorations in. This will help get rid of any pollen, sap, or other elements that could cause damage. Once your decorations are stored away, give your home area a proper mop and wash. This will get rid of any dust or glitter that might have accumulated from having your holiday decor out for the last few months. 

Clean Windows Early 

Our window cleaning professionals suggest avoiding window washing on very sunny days or at a time when a window is in direct sunlight, as the heat may cause the glass to dry too quickly and cause smears. This makes the winter month of January the perfect time to start your first window cleaning session for the year. Cleaning windows on a cloudy day with no inclement weather is recommended for the cleanest finish. 

If your windows are exposed to high levels of pollen, air pollution, debris, or dust, it is recommended to clean them more frequently to prevent buildup and maintain the integrity of the glass. Just remember, window cleaning requires the right type of cleaning materials and technique to leave them streak-free and spotless. 

Leave it up to our window cleaning technicians to handle your home exterior cleaning services in the safest and most efficient way possible. 

Spend a Full Day Tidying-Up

Spending a full day deep cleaning your home is a great way to minimize future cleaning task build-ups. Go through every room in the house and focus on corners and areas often overlooked or avoided during your everyday cleaning routine. 

Clean under furniture pieces, move appliances to clean behind them, dust ceiling fans, and so forth. Although it can be time-consuming, a major house cleaning can make future cleaning tasks more manageable.

Get Your Gutters Cleaned

Maintaining a regular gutter cleaning schedule is an important way to prevent exterior water damage to your property. This is because clogged gutters can cause water to overflow, which can lead to damage to the exterior of your home, such as rotting wood and the growth of algae. Therefore, it is recommended to have your gutters cleaned at least twice a year. This will ensure that water flows properly through the gutters and away from your home, preventing water damage and costly repairs in the future. Additionally, it is also important to check for any leaks, loose parts, or other issues with your gutter system and repair them as needed.

Our gutter cleaning technicians at Umbrella Property Services will be happy to do an inspection and provide your home with the gutter cleaning services it needs. 

Do Annual Property Maintenance Checks

Performing regular maintenance tasks at the beginning of each year is a smart way to ensure that your home stays in good condition. Some tasks that can be done at the start of each year include checking and replacing water filters, cleaning or replacing filters in the HVAC system, checking dryer vents for lint buildup, cleaning the interior and exterior of appliances, dusting electronics, and cleaning windowsills and blinds. 

By performing these tasks at the start of the year, you can ensure that they are done on a regular basis. This will help to prevent problems and prolong the life of your home’s systems and appliances. 

Now that you have a list of chores you can do to start the new year off on a clean and organized note, it’s time to get cracking. 

Just remember, these tasks can be tedious and require a lot of time to get done. Our property maintenance technicians at Umbrella Property Services are happy to help! They will take care of all your Vancouver home maintenance needs so that you don’t have to. 

Contact one of our professionals at Umbrella Property Services to take good care of your gutters and windows, and give them the servicing they need for optimal performance. Your homes matter to us. 


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