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Reasons to Wash Your Walls

Washing the walls in your home may not be a task that immediately comes to mind, but it can contribute to a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing living environment. Here are some reasons why you might want to wash your walls more often and how to do it.

Dust and Allergens

Like anything else, walls can accumulate dust and allergens over time, especially in areas with high foot traffic. Regular wall cleaning can help reduce the presence of airborne particles, contributing to better respiratory health, particularly for individuals with allergies or asthma.

Preventing Stains and Discoloration

Kitchen walls can develop stains from cooking residue, leading to discoloration over time. Additionally, walls in high-touch areas, like hallways and near doors, can accumulate handprints and smudges, affecting the appearance of the paint. Cleaning these walls regularly can reduce the threat of these elements becoming caked on and permanent.

Maintaining Indoor Air Quality

In damp or humid environments like basements and laundry rooms, walls can be susceptible to mold and mildew growth. Regular cleaning helps prevent their formation and promotes better indoor air quality.

Preserving Paint and Wall Coverings

And finally, cleaning walls can help extend the life of your paint or wall coverings, preventing the need for more frequent and expensive repainting or renovations.

Washing Walls the Right Way

Begin by dusting the walls using a dry cloth or a duster. This helps remove loose dirt and cobwebs.

Next, make the cleaning solution. All you need is two ingredients. Mix a small amount of mild dish soap with warm water.

For stubborn stains, apply a bit of the cleaning solution directly to the stain and gently scrub with a soft sponge or cloth. For everything else, simply dip a soft sponge or cloth into the cleaning solution, wring out excess water, and wipe the walls from top to bottom. Work in small sections to avoid streaking. Finish up by drying the walls with a clean towel.

And that’s that. There are many reasons to clean your walls and doing so is easy and quick!

KCI Homes is committed to helping families find their dream homes and providing them with the information that will make living in that home a breeze. If you found this article helpful, be sure to browse our other homeowner centric blogs!

By KCI Homes 11-30-2023


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