Fall Into Your Healthy Environment

Fall Into Your Healthy Environment

21 October 2019

Keeping our environments healthy is much easier when we have a plan. Whether we take on the cleaning tasks ourselves or we enlist the services of a professional, the areas of cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting are what every Healthy Environment requires. Below is a list of areas that you can use to build your plan. Once you enact some of the things on his list, you will see a marked improvement in your daily life and health.


  • Pick up nightly
  • Pick up and put things back in their place before going to bed
  • Get your kids and family involved
  • Add picking up to the bedtime routine.

Stay ahead of the chores.

  • Washing dishes as they become dirty
  • Clean up spills
  • Wipe down counter tops.

Plan ahead.

  • Wipe down the shower walls after each use to keep soap scum from building up
  • After showering, open the shower curtain or leave the shower door open to allow fresh air in
  • Keep mold and mildew from growing in your shower
  • Hang it up.
  • Hang up wet towels so they have enough air space to dry.
  • Bunched up towels on the floor all day will offer mold and mildew a perfect place to grow.

Declutter the mail.

  • Go through your mail right by the garbage can and tossing out unwanted junk mail
  • Toss out envelopes and advertisement inserts as you open the mail.


  • Vacuum
  • Each week to vacuum out the sand, dust, and dirt from carpets, area rugs, grout between tiles
  • Dust with the right tools
  • Use micro fiber cloths and a high dusting extension pole
  • Dust from top to bottom
  • Sanitize the toilet
  • Give yourself a healthy boost and sanitize your toilet at least once a week
  • Use Hard Surface wipes often on the handle and seat, but once a week give your toilet a healthy sanitize inside and out
  • Use a long-handled toilet brush to swish it around the bowl, under the rim, and as far into the trap as possible. Let it sit several minutes and flush
  • Change the bed
  • Wash linens once a week
  • Send your bedding through a super-hot washing.


  • Clean the refrigerator, microwave, and oven
  • Empty out your refrigerator. Toss out expired foods. Sanitize the shelves and drawers
  • Clean the microwave. If you use your oven on a daily basis then once a month clean it out
  • Disinfect where germs breed
  • Disinfect all of your trash cans, especially those in the kitchen and bathroom
  • Use hard surface wipes on all your door knobs, remote controls, cabinet handles, and any other highly touched area
  • Dust all your hanging pictures
  • Dust mites breed in areas that are not dusted regularly. Dust photos, artwork, lamps, and other decorative items
  • Clean out your car
  • Remove all trash, papers, and water bottles. Sanitize the interior. Address stains on seats and carpets. Wash and wax the outside
  • Clean the windows
  • Clean from top to bottom. Clean corners. Dry to streak free finish


  • The three-month purge
  • At the beginning of every third month go through your closets and dresser drawers
  • Refold all the linens and clothing
  • Toss out or donate to charity any items not used or needed
  • Straighten out your bathroom vanity
  • Wash windows thoroughly, including the sills
  • Wash the windows inside and out and include the window sills
  • Let the sun shine in through the seasons by keeping your home's panes sparkling
  • Make doormats welcoming
  • A door mat stops dirt and sand from entering your home or office
  • Door mats receive a lot of use so quarterly give them a detailed cleaning
  • Vacuum air conditioner ducts
  • Vacuum air conditioning vent ducts to keep air circulating freely and to save energy
  • Lighten up
  • Remove the covers on those ceiling lighting fixtures and wash the inside as well as the outside. Don’t forget the light bulbs
  • A few minutes with a stepladder, an all-purpose cleanser, and a microfiber cloth will give new light to your life
  • Wash up
  • Wash walls, cabinets, baseboards and woodwork.Remove dust and cob webs clinging to walls and cabinets.


  • Give ABC a Call
  • By letting our trained staff come out to your beautiful healthy environment and sit with you to discuss your needs for the year you will be making the resolution to take charge of your space
  • There are many areas that you will be able to maintain on our own, but there are also many areas that are just too large a project or require special equipment
  • Our consultation is free, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Some further ideas of areas that require attention are
  • Reseal caulking and grout lines
  • Replace or repair caulking and grout in our bathrooms, kitchens, and living spaces
  • Remove mold set into caulk. Dirt and sand can break the seal on grout
  • Shampoo the rugs and the tiles
  • Have rugs professionally shampooed
  • Have tile professionally scrubbed
  • Clean Upholstered Furnishings
  • Have all furniture deep cleaned
  • Increase the longevity while boosting our healthy environment.

Ensure Fire Safety:

  • Change batteries in smoke detectors (this should actually be done twice a year)
  • Make sure units are free of dust
  • Teach everyone in your household how to use a fire extinguisher
  • Review escape plans

Other Areas:

  • Clean Window Treatments
  • Many draperies and curtains are machine washable; check labels
  • Dry-clean fabric shades
  • Pressure wash
  • Have dirt, oil, and tree sap pressure washed from your building, and your parking area.

ABC Sales & Services cares about your healthy environment.

Give us a call at 340-774-1073 or visit our Service Page for a free consultation on your needs.

Make 2019 Your Year Of Clean!!

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