We all have varying standards of cleanliness – be that at home, in our cars or at work. Some are more conscientious than others, and many won’t notice the difference between a floor that has been mopped and one that hasn’t. Whatever your approach to cleaning, the kind of dirt you see on How Clean Is Your House? is enough to make even a teenager go running for the marigolds and a bottle of bleach – and also serves as a reminder of how important professional cleaning services are, especially when cleaning those forgotten areas of your home! Here are some of the areas often neglected during the weekly clean that professional cleaning services can help out with:
Ceilings and fan blades
You might think that because nothing ever touches the ceiling that it doesn’t get dirty. You’d be wrong. Ceilings and fan blades are a magnet for dirt, dust and grime – and grease, if it’s a kitchen ceiling – especially as this area is regularly overlooked during the weekly clean. Not only that, but it’s especially hard to clean, even if you own a step ladder. Rather than painting the ceiling to cover the problem, professional cleaning services can clean your ceiling quickly while making the minimal amount of mess.
Depending on the type of material your curtains are made from, these can be a breeding ground for dust mites. What’s more, every time you open and close your curtains you’re shaking millions of particles of dust and mould spores into the air, which can aggravate allergies and asthma. Dirty curtains also look unsightly and will begin to smell if not looked after. Cleaning curtains is time consuming, that’s why it’s best to enlist the help of professional cleaning services who can clean them quickly – helping you extend the life of your curtains at the same time.
It’s not just your home that needs to be cleaned thoroughly, but the things inside your home too. Upholstery covers everything in your house that is made of fabric – couches, futons, chairs and even pool tables. There are plenty of DIY furniture cleaning tips out there, but get them wrong and you risk damaging those precious pieces. A professional cleaning service will not only get rid of coffee and pet urine.
Carpets are another area at risk from stains and spills. Even a carpet that looks sparkling from afar will probably look grimey up close if professional cleaning services havn’t been used to get those stubborn pieces of dirt out. Depending on the carpet material, dry or wet carpet cleaning can be applied. For quick turnaround times dry carpet cleaning is appropriate. If you’re moving out of your house and require something a little more thorough, then wet carpet cleaning is the way to go.
When was the last time you cleaned your mattress? Exactly. You probably thought you’d have to lug your mattress to a specialist cleaner, wait days for it to be cleaned, and then have to collect it again. Instead, a professional cleaning service will conduct a thorough treatment of your mattress using UV light to get rid of stains, as well as killing dust mites and bed bugs. The process is quick and doesn’t involve water, so you won’t miss a night’s sleep. Not only will you sleep better, your bed will look and smell better, and the risk of allergies is significantly lowered.
Behind and under appliances
If only the adage out of sight, out of mind applied to dirt. Underneath those appliances you’ve barely moved since moving in is a world of dust and grime. While the spaces underneath and to the side of your fridge, washing machine and dishwasher might not need to be cleaned weekly, it’s important to get in behind them and give those spaces a good clean every few months. The appliances themselves must also be cleaned to remove dust. Professional cleaning services aren’t afraid to clean the areas that would make anyone else shudder – even the gaps of doom between the stove and cupboards.
The most diligent cleaner needs a helping hand to reach the dirtiest spaces from time to time. Download the Contract Cleaning brochure to find out how the professionals can help your home sparkle.
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