Fall Cleaning Checklist

4 Tips for Fall Cleaning

As the leaves start to change and you spend more time sitting around the fire indoors instead of around the grill on the patio, it’s time to invest a day in cleaning your home. Below are 4 tips we recommend for Fall Cleaning:

1. Cleaning The Roof Gutters

Clogged gutters due to fall leaves and other debris can cause water to pool on your roof, resulting in leaks. It also makes for a more attractive environment for some types of termites. It’s not easy but it’s important to clear up your gutters before you bunker in for the winter.

2. Organize & Deep Clean Your Kitchen to Prepare for Holiday Meals

Organize everything in your kitchen so you can enjoy cooking during the holiday seasons without being bothered by things you “need to do.”

Deep clean the fridge, cupboards, floor, ovens, stove tops, etc.

3. Clean the Interior of Your Home

Wash Windows

Dust Surfaces and Blinds

Clean ceiling mounted fans and light fixtures

Organize all those cluttered areas that have been bothering you

4. Beat The Low Air Quality Build Up

We use our homes more during winter months and close them up more to shut out the cold. In doing this, we're trapping dust, dander and mold that can make us sick. Try to get the air quality of your home as clean as possible before closing up the fort:

Wash all Bedding

Clean the Carpets

Change the Filter in your AC/Heater Units

Turn on the Air Purifier, or purchase one

Clean Moist Surfaces and Pets More Frequently!

If you need help with any of these Fall Cleaning Tips, Contact Continental Janitorial Services for a free quote!

3 Quick Cleaning Tips that will Dramatically Improve the Air Quality in your Home

If your home has reached the point where it needs a deep clean but you haven’t had time to do it yourself, or call a professional, here are a few quick tips to dramatically improve the air quality and mood in your home:

• Use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter and use a damp cloth rather than a feather duster to get rid of allergens and irritants that have made it into your home. If you have a pet, bath and groom them routinely and wash their bedding frequently.

• Don’t introduce new toxins by using Green Clean products that are unscented, nontoxic, and non-aerosol.

• Keep air circulating by opening windows as much as possible, and run a ceiling fan if it is too cold to open windows. It’s always a good habit to turn on the exhaust fan while you cook to avoid lingering vapors, grease or smoke.

We hope these tips help! If you would like to hire a professional to deep clean your home please contact Continental Janitorial Services. We service the Santa Barbara Area including Carpinteria, Goleta and the Santa Ynez Valley.

What does it mean to offer Green Cleaning Services?

Clean Home. Clean Environment. Clean Air.

Green cleaning, or cleaning with methods and products that are environmentally friendly and using procedures that protect human health and environmental quality, is becoming progressively more important. At Continental Janitorial Services we use Seventh Generation Cleaning products for any of our clients that request the following Green Clean Services:

• Green House Cleaning

• Green Commercial Cleaning

• Green Window Cleaning

• Green Janitorial Services

• Green Construction Cleaning

For more than 25 years, Seventh Generation has been formulating plant-based products that are healthy solutions for the air, surrounding community & environment, surfaces, fabrics, pets and people within your home.

We can also provide Green Carpet Cleaning and Green Tile & Stone Cleaning by using Soap Free Procyon.

We want to protect your health, our health, and the health of our planet. We are proud to offer green cleaning services in the Santa Barbara Area that are eco-friendly alternatives to conventional cleaning, while delivering high quality results.

To learn more please visit our Green Clean Services Page, or Contact Continental Janitorial Services Today!


Professional tile cleaning and grout cleaning is an important part of maintaining your home or office. Professional cleaning extends the life of your tile and increases the value of your property. There are many benefits to hiring a professional, including:

1 Difficult & Expensive Work- Proper grout repair and tile cleaning requires professional products and equipment that can be a large expense for homeowners and offices. Without professional training or equipment, it can take a lot of time and hard work to seal grout. Doing it on your own also doesn’t guarantee adequate results or safety.

2 Extend the Life of Your Tile & Grout- Doing your own tile and grout cleaning may seem like the best way to save money but it is not as effective as professional cleaning methods. It may actually end up damaging the tile vs. extending the life.

3 Restore Your Aged Tile or Grout- If you have old tile and grout it may be possible to restore with professional techniques and treatments to make it look like new again.

Contact Continental Janitorial Services today to setup your free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!

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