The temperature has dropped, the leaves are starting to change and the kids are back in school, which can only mean one thing: it's football season. Whether you're just a casual observer or your Sunday ritual includes copious amounts of body paint and anxiety over your current fantasy lineup, these three tips will help get your home ready for the current season and—if this happens to be your year—through the Super Bowl.
Tackle the refrigerator (the one in your kitchen, not William Perry!): Take a look through the condiments and throw out anything that's expired. Check the lids of those squeeze bottles and clean off any crusty gunk that's accumulated, too. Working one shelf at a time, wipe each down with a cloth and some Zep Commercial All-Purpose Cleaner. Don't forget the outside of the doors—it's prime real estate for sticky, gummy fingerprints (and/or body paint)! Remove the front grate and vacuum dirt and dust from the coils. This will keep your fridge running as efficiently as possible while keeping your brews ice cold.
Deep clean your carpets: While there's no trace of that ketchup stain that appeared after an overly-enthusiastic touchdown dance during the one of the 1st few games of the season, that doesn't mean the carpet is completely clean—there's still a lot of dirt and grime that vacuums and spot-treatments can't pick up on their own. If you haven't shampooed your carpets recently—in the last 6-12 months or so—you can rent an extractor or steam cleaner from your local hardware store. Follow the manufacturer's directions, and use with Zep Commercial's Extractor Carpet Shampoo.
Wash all of your bedding: If (and that's a big if—this is your year, after all) your team were to fall short one week, would you rather retreat to a bed made with freshly washed sheets and comforters or drown your sorrows into a pillowcase you've been drooling all over for the last month? Always follow the manufacturer's instructions, but a good rule of thumb to kill any dust mites and bacteria is to wash bedding in very hot water (130 degrees Fahrenheit).
With these tips, your home will be ready for kickoff in no time. Clean Like a Pro™ with Zep Commercial and impress even your biggest rival's most dedicated fans!