Dust won't leave a trace either: how to clean baseboards in your apartment

Regular cleaning will rid your home of stubborn dirt. Source: Pexels

When cleaning, one of the most challenging tasks is to remove all the dust, which tends to settle in hard-to-reach places.

To maintain a clean apartment, you should also clean the baseboards, as excessive dust accumulation can lead to discoloration. OBOZREVATEL has compiled effective methods for keeping your home free from dirt.

During cleaning, we don't always pay attention to the baseboards because we assume it will be time-consuming. However, the more you neglect them, the more stubborn dirt will accumulate, and the light-colored baseboards may turn yellow.

To prevent this, make it a habit to clean them regularly. Also, try to clean baseboards that may not be visible behind furniture.

Clear the space by removing any obstacles that may obstruct your access. Then, use a damp cloth to wipe away dust, cobwebs, and other debris. Alternatively, you can use a vacuum cleaner for this purpose.

Next, dilute an all-purpose cleaner in warm water according to the label instructions, but be careful not to use too much solution as it can leave stains on the surface.

Subsequently, dampen a clean sponge with the cleaning solution and wipe the entire length of the baseboards. Once you've removed stains and dirt, wipe them again with a damp cloth using only water, without detergent.

Make sure to dry the surface with a towel to prevent deformation or water damage.

When cleaning wooden baseboards, exercise caution and avoid excessive moisture. You can add a wood-specific detergent to the water.

Before cleaning vinyl baseboards, test the cleaning solution you plan to use on a small, inconspicuous area to ensure it won't cause any damage or discoloration.

Baseboards should be cleaned every three months, and regular dusting will help prevent the accumulation of dirt.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you how to clean up your home in minutes. Subscribe to OBOZREVATEL's Telegram and Viber channels to keep up with the latest developments.

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