Though we often think of spring as the time to thoroughly clean our homes, fall is the time to put away that summer gear and start looking for the umbrellas and snow shovels you will soon need. The more you do in the fall to clean and arrange your space, the more pleasant it will be during those cold winter days and nights. To discover five great tips for cleaning for fall, take our quiz.
What's a good reason to do fall cleaning in preparation for winter?
It's more pleasant to clean when the weather is nice.
It's more pleasant to clean when the days are longer.
both of the above
It's a lot more pleasant to do major cleaning while the weather is still nice outside and you can open a window to air out the house. You'll also have more energy in the fall when the sun sets later.
Falls from _____ are among the leading causes of work-related injury and death.
Falls from ladders are among the leading causes of work-related injury and death according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the United States Department of Labor. Make sure you know about ladder safety and observe safe ladder practices.
Clogged _____ gutters can cause problems with water on your roof, walls and foundations.
If your roof gutters are clogged with leaves, you may have problems with accumulated water on the roof itself or on your walls and foundation. Fall is a great time to clear them out before the heavy rains and snow begin.
What equipment will you need for a day of roof gutter cleaning?
a big shovel
a narrow trowel
Before you start on your roof gutter cleaning project, you will need to prepare a narrow trowel, a stiff brush, safety goggles, work gloves, a plastic garbage bag and a hose with a pressure attachment.
Use the _____ with pressure attachment to remove remaining silt from your gutters and to check if your downspout is clear.
After you have manually cleared your roof gutters of large debris, use a hose with attached pressure attachment to remove any remaining silt from your gutters and to check if your downspout is clear. Use a plumber's snake to clear any obstruction.
What type of cleaner should you use to clean your refrigerator?
To clean your refrigerator thoroughly, remove all of the food as well as the shelves, racks, bins and trays. Rinse everything with an antibacterial cleaner and be sure to clean the door gasket, which provides an air-tight seal.
Which common household product is great for cleaning mold and mildew?
Bleach can kill virtually every type of indoor mold it comes into contact with. Before winter starts, clean surfaces that tend to stay moist, like shower enclosures and sinks, with special mold cleaners or with a weak solution of bleach and dishwashing liquid.