How Cleaning and Home Maintenance Go Hand-in-Hand

Although the last 12-18 months have been challenging for everyone in western North Carolina, it has also proven just how resilient we are. The backbone of our economy is the niche small businesses that make up so much of the culture in downtown Asheville, West Asheville, South Asheville, and every neighborhood and small-town throughout Buncombe, Madison, Henderson, and Transylvania counties. 

On paper, those businesses shouldn't have made it, but residents rallied, and companies made innovative decisions to serve their customers even if they could not see them face to face. 

One aspect of the economy that never slowed down for our area is real estate. As people's careers shifted to working remotely, they had choices about where they could live. 

Many chose to call our area home. Growth has accelerated beyond what was already steady before the pandemic. Now there are more homeowners in our area than ever. 

Homeownership is incredibly rewarding, even though it is a lot of work. There are always nagging maintenance chores to perform when all you really want to do is get out and enjoy everything that drew you to the area. 

Home cleaning and maintenance go hand-in-hand. In this article, we will help show you how. 


Four Indoor Cleaning Tasks That Impact Home Maintenance 

For this article, we are mainly talking about indoor cleaning and its impact on home maintenance. 

Cleaning Helps Preserve Your HVAC System

Your heating and air conditioning system is one of your home's most important components. It relegates your home's indoor temperature and humidity, ensuring that the air is comfortable and excess moisture is not allowed to develop. 

Believe it or not, even though the HVAC unit is outside, your indoor cleaning has a significant impact on its maintenance. 

Here are a few of the ways cleaning impacts your heating and air conditioning maintenance includes:

  • Changing air filters should be a regular part of your cleaning routine
  • Vacuuming regularly helps keep dust and debris out of your system
  • Cleaning vent covers also help keep potentially damaging dirt and dust from getting into your ducts
  • While you are cleaning, you can use it as an opportunity to remember to open all vents and make sure they are not obstructed by furniture

Cleaning Helps Identify Plumbing Issues

Plumbing problems can be sneaky but catastrophic when they go undetected. Deep cleaning can help you identify potential plumbing issues before they get out of hand. 

A leaking pipe or plumbing appliance can waste tens of thousands of gallons of water in a relatively short amount of time. Furthermore, water damage caused by leaks can lead to the development of harmful mold and mildew, wood rot, and other ongoing issues. 

When you regularly clean under sinks, in showers, around toilets, behind appliances, and in your basement, you give yourself a chance to identify leaks as soon as possible. 

Cleaning Helps You Identify Drafty Windows and Doors

Drafty windows and doors can result in energy loss of up to 25-30%. However, it is easy for drafty windows to go undetected. 

Drafty windows can be the result of worn weather stripping, cracked window glass, and other issues. 

When you commit to regularly cleaning windows and doors, you give yourself the best chance to identify drafty windows and doors. You can make repairs and avoid energy efficiency issues. 

Cleaning Helps You Preserve Surfaces and Avoid Replacement 

The surfaces in your home will not last forever. However, their lifespan will end up shorter if they are not cleaned regularly. Some surfaces that will help be preserved by routine cleaning include:

  • Shower and bathtubs
  • Bathroom tile 
  • Backsplash 
  • Hardwood and laminate flooring
  • Carpets 
  • Countertops and Cabinets 
  • Toilets
  • Walls and baseboards
  • Fireplace mantles 

If you can keep these surfaces clean, you can potentially add years to their lifespan. 

Professional Cleaning and Home Maintenance 

From the great outdoors to cultural amenities and world-class food, there is so much to do in western North Carolina. For homeowners, you are already dealing with enough home maintenance and repair needs. You can trust your cleaning to the professionals at Greenlife Professional Cleaning Services. 

Greenlife Professional Cleaning Services understands how precious your time is. We clean your house on a regular basis so you can focus on other things. 

Our employees are well-trained and wear uniforms. We bring all of the cleaning tools we'll need and work in groups to maximize efficiency. 

Contact Greenlife for more information about professional cleaning in the Asheville area.