SAN FRANCISCO - Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ - "August is a challenge for many Americans who like to maintain a clean and organized home," Bob Kearn, President and CEO of COIT, said. "Carpets and furniture get coated with dust, pollen, and ground-in dirt during the warmer months. Summer sports gear has piled up by the entranceway and closets are filled to the brim with summer clothes. Now is a good time to take some important steps that will lead to a clean and organized home once the kids head back to school."
One of the first steps COIT recommends is to make space for new back-to-school clothes and supplies by cleaning and donating any summer items that children have outgrown or that the family no longer needs. This works for clothing, summer sports gear and any other usable items that children or other family members won't be using in the future. Some parents work together and hold "back-to-school swaps" that allow them to exchange clothing and gear that might fit each other's children.
August also is a great time to clean out the garage and hold a yard sale to get rid of unused toys, tools, small kitchen appliances, old bicycles, and other items that will be appreciated in another family's home.
Once old and unused items have been purged from the household, it's important to clean as many rooms as possible before bringing in new back-to-school gear. COIT recommends scheduling professional carpet , drapery , and upholstery cleaning services to remove summer dust from surfaces in the home and to eliminate spots and remove ground-in dirt. Area rugs – especially those in high traffic areas – might also require cleaning.
"Especially if a family member suffers from summer allergies, it's important to eliminate pollen and other allergens that have found their way inside during the summer," Kearn said. "We also recommend that homeowners who haven't had their HVAC system cleaned within the past two years schedule a professional Air Duct Cleaning service. This will clear out dust and allergens that have collected in air ducts during the air conditioning season and get the system ready for heating." HVAC systems with clean air ducts also operate more efficiently, which often translates into lower utility bills.
COIT also recommends tackling closet organization before doing the family's back-to-school shopping. Add shelves or closet organizers if necessary so that there will be plenty of storage space for new items.
With a house that has been relieved of its clutter, thoroughly cleaned, and organized to add storage space, parents can head out on their back-to-school shopping trips and get ready to enjoy the fall season.
For information on COIT's home and commercial cleaning and disaster restoration services, call (800) – FOR-COIT or visit COIT Cleaning and Restoration Services .
With more than 60 years of industry experience in the U.S., Canada and Thailand, COIT is a leading supplier of carpet, upholstery and drapery cleaning services. The company also provides tile & grout cleaning, air duct cleaning, wood floor cleaning , and 24-hour emergency restoration services. COIT's impeccable reputation offers customers the peace of mind that comes from knowing every job will be done right the first time. For information about franchise opportunities, call Pat Saign at (800) 243-8797 X108.
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