How to Clean Baseboards at Home

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Baseboards are one of those areas at home that rarely gets cleaned, but you can’t wait to tackle them once you spot how gross they’ve become. Unfortunately, they’re all discolored or covered in scuff marks by the time this happens. 

Cleaning your baseboards may seem tedious at first, but in reality, it only takes a few minutes (depending on how big the room is or how mucky they are) to make them sparkling clean. 

In this blog, our professional home cleaners in Brookfield share tips on how to clean baseboards strategically and other must-try house cleaning hacks.

Step-by-Step Baseboard Cleaning

Follow these easy steps on how to clean your baseboards.

  • Get rid of dust and debris on your baseboards using a handheld brush or the brush attachment of your vacuum.
  • Use cotton swabs or an old toothbrush to clean tiny, hard-to-reach corners, especially the trims closest to the floor. 
  • Spot treat stains by gently scrubbing the affected area with a soft sponge, microfiber cloth, or cotton sock on your hands, soaked in a homemade cleaning solution made of a few drops of dish soap and water for painted baseboards. Add distilled white vinegar if you are cleaning stained wooden baseboards. 

Popular Baseboard Cleaning Hacks 

  • Cleaning wipes
    Use cleaning wipes to clean your baseboard if you need a quick fix or spot-treat a small area. We do not recommend using this cleaning technique frequently, especially for bigger houses, because it can be expensive and produce a lot of unnecessary waste.
  • Dryer Sheets
    Clean your baseboards using dryer sheets as if using cleaning wipes. The best thing about cleaning with dryer sheets is that they magnet and easily lift dirt while leaving a wonderful smell.
  • Magic Eraser
    These cleaning sponges are valuable and versatile. You can use them to give your baseboards a good wiping down. Just soak them in a bucket filled with clean water and then wipe the surface. Rinse with a damp microfiber cloth followed by a cotton rag to buff dry and prevent mold and mildew.

How Often Should You Clean Baseboards

Areas at home with high foot traffic may require more frequent cleaning than others, especially if you have pets that shed tons of fur daily. Generally, we recommend cleaning your baseboards at home at least once a month to minimize the accumulation of deep-seated dirt, which is harder to clean.

Baseboard Cleaning? We Do It Better! 

Don’t have the time to worry about how to clean baseboards at home? No problem, BetterCleans is here to help. We offer baseboard cleaning and corner detail cleaning as part of our deep cleaning and move-in/move-out cleaning services or on top of our standard residential cleaning services for an additional fee.

Call us at (414) 215-9698 or use our hassle-free online booking system to schedule a clean, and we’ll send our best house cleaners to your door—no need to worry about anything because they’ll come ready with all the cleaning supplies and equipment. Also, don’t forget to inform our customer service representatives that you’d like to get baseboard cleaning as an add-on service so they can provide you with an accurate quotation.

Experience the difference with BetterCleans. Book a home cleaning in Brookfield today!

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