April Storms in New York and Northeast Cause For Extended Spring Cleaning

April weather hasn’t been easy this month in New York City and the Northeast. Earlier this month April snow was so bad that it crippled anyone traveling from the Midwest to the Northeast states. There is a silver lining from all of this bad weather though. Spring Cleaning can be extended and now you can clean everything at once if you haven’t already.

Whether you’re in an office or at home, cleaning up after a snowstorm doesn’t have to be overwhelming. You just have to know where to start. When you’re cleaning the inside of your house, you want to go over the most commonly used things first.

  • Repair cracked and broken windows
  • Stop possible flooding by shutting off your water supply until you can have a plumber come out and make repairs.
  • Make sure smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working. Replace batteries if necessary. Especially important if the power goes out and you need to make a fire.
  • Fix cracked or leaky ceilings. This could result in further roof damage.

There are things you can look for and fix on the outside of your home or office too.

  • Be aware of any broken power lines. Stay inside to avoid electric shock or worse.
  • Start clearing snow as soon as you can. The fresher the snow, the lighter and easier it is to clean.
  • Check the property for fallen trees and broken branches. A tree might look in good condition, but could later fall and cause an accident.
  • Check the roofs!!! If your roof has 12 inches of snow on it, that is the same as having thousands of pounds of stress on it. Hire a professional company for this to avoid hurting yourself or further damaging the roof.

On your way to work the early morning shift after a severe snowstorm? Here are some tips on how to get your vehicle out of a mountain of snow.

  • Before you actually start driving your car, warm up the engine for at least 10 minutes. Some people might consider this method, wasting gas, but we call it “getting the job done efficiently so you can get to work on time”.
  • To clear snow away from tires you can turn the steering wheel from side to side. Digging snow out of the tires with a shovel will also work.
  • Avoid spinning the wheels by keeping a light touch on the gas while moving forward and backward.
  • A few days after driving your car, go to the car wash where they can remove any de-icing materials or salt that may be left on or under the vehicle.

Note for Pet owners: Salted driveways and streets can cause chemical burns to your dog or cat’s paws, so always make sure to have them wearing little booties to cover their feet.

GC Cleaning can help with the cleaning up after a storm. Our employees know how to thoroughly clean a space. We are currently offering a Special One-Time Deep Clean with a 1-Year Agreement. Contact us today to learn more. (212) 663-6500

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