The Essential Guide to Cleaning Baseboards

Learn how to keep your home looking its best!
Learn how to keep your home looking its best!

Baseboards serve a functional and decorative purpose within your home, however, oftentimes they’re overlooked during the cleaning process. This week we’re discussing how you can decrease dust and grime in your home by cleaning your baseboards effectively. Let’s explore.  

Cleaning your Baseboards

Cleaning baseboards is a quick and easy task that really makes a room pop. Your walls and floors will look sharper and more cohesive. Simply give the baseboards a quick sweep with a mini handheld broom or a microfiber cloth. This will remove the dust so that it doesn’t just get pushed around with your cloth. Wipe the baseboard with a cloth dampened with a solution of warm water and dish soap.  If your trim is bare wood instead of paint you may prefer to use a wood cleaner for this step. Then finally, take a cotton swab dipped in your cleaning solution and get into the corners for a full clean. This isn’t necessary, but it does make for a thorough job! When you’re finished, make sure you dry your baseboard before returning furniture to the walls.

Purpose of Baseboards

Like most trim, baseboard serves a dual purpose. The first is decorative – to be sure, they give a room clean lines and look presentable for guests and your family alike. The second, and most important is their function. Baseboards serve to cover the joint between the wall and the floor. Even though it may seem like a small detail, your baseboard trim, or the trim that goes along the bottom of the wall right next to the floor, covers the joint between the wall and the floor, which is essential for safety and connectivity.

Professional Residential Cleaning from Misty Clean

If your business is looking a little less than tidy, Misty Clean can help! We offer professional cleaning services throughout the Anne Arundel area, Howard County, downtown Baltimore, and Baltimore County. We are happy to provide you with a great one-time cleaning, stop by once or twice a week, or just swing by in the spring and fall to clean up your home. We have a great deal of expertise in cleaning homes and businesses, so trust us with restoring your home to rights. If you are ready to get your home Misty Clean, give us a call at (410) 255-4111 or visit us online. For more cleaning tips and tricks, follow us on Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest.


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