It’s Spring, and Angie’s List Says Most of us are Cleaning Up

PR Newswire — April 17, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, April 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Spring cleaning isn’t a bygone
tradition – at least for the vast majority of Angie’s List members who are
preparing to go deep with their seasonal cleaning.

“Spring cleaning isn’t superficial in any sense of the word,” says Angie’s List
Founder Angie Hicks. “Good maintenance habits will prolong the life and
efficiency of everything in your home, and that will save you money. And you
can’t properly maintain anything without routine cleaning.”

The latest Angie’s List (NASDAQ: ANGI) member survey shows more than 90 percent
of members will focus on about six different spring cleaning chores and 41
percent of them will have professional help for some of them.

When it comes to outside the house, the survey showed homeowners are focused on
getting the lawn in shape, ensuring the air conditioner is ready to cool and
checking that the gutters are prepared for all those April showers.

Here’s where Angie’s List members are focused – and Angie says you should be –
when it comes to spring cleaning inside your home.

Windows: 69 percent are going to clean windows, making that task the most
popular spring chore. This job will alert you to any damage incurred over
winter. Repairing small problems now will cost less than full replacement. Leaks
mean higher energy bills all year long.

Blinds/Curtains: 58 percent will clean window coverings. Custom draperies can
cost thousands of dollars. Cleaning them will keep the material free of any
stains or damage from previously hidden bugs or spills.

Bathrooms: Often listed as the least favorite chore (and top reason to hire a
housecleaner) 56 percent will deep clean the loo. Soap scum or other unappealing
build-up will eventually stain your sinks, tiles and tubs and toilets, which
will decrease your resale value.

Appliances: 54 percent of us will pay attention to the silent soldiers that help
run our lives. Vacuuming dust and debris from refrigerator coils and flushing
your water heater of sediment will mean greater efficiency for the devices,
which combined with other large appliances in the house, account for about 30
percent of your energy usage. Efficient operation will save you money every

Carpets/rugs: 41 percent will clean carpets and rugs, which require such care if
they are to remain in good condition for the 10 years most quality carpeting
should last.

Other popular spring chores that won’t have a direct dollar impact but will
improve the condition and attractiveness of your home include cleaning and
organizing cupboards and the garage and floors under large furniture and

Taking at least an annual look around your home is a great way to spot trouble
caused by harsh winter weather or just general wear and tear. “It’s easy to
overlook small issues like leaks in a seldom used bathroom, build-up on walls or
damage to rugs or wallpaper,” Hicks said. “But these things add up. Taking care
of them when they’re small will save you big over time.”

If cleaning isn’t your thing, Hicks said it’s easy to find a good pro to help
with the chore list, but she cautions about hiring blind. “These are folks
who’ll be in your home. Be sure you’re hiring someone with a good local
reputation,” she said.

The Angie’s List survey was conducted in April 2017. It queried 642 members
across the U.S. on several home improvement topics.

About Angie’s List

Finding a pro for a job well done is easy at More than five
million members nationwide use Angie’s List to help them maintain and improve
their homes. Built on a foundation of more than 10 million verified reviews in
more than 700 categories of local service, Angie’s List connects members
directly to its online marketplace of services and offers unique tools and
support designed to improve the local service experience for both members and
service professionals.

CONTACT: Cheryl Reed, 317-396-9134, @AngiesListNews

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