As September signals the start of the new season, filling the air with new life and the promise of warmer weather, so begins the age-old tradition of spring cleaning.
Deep cleaning has always been seen as a great way to re-energise and refresh your space after a dreary winter. But apart from being good for the soul, we’ve found that there are some actual health benefits to giving your home or office a good scrub down in the name of spring.
For people who are prone to allergies or asthma attacks, spring can be tough. However, before you blame pollen (or ‘hay fever’) for your watery eyes, runny nose and frequent sneezing – consider the allergens and other unsavoury particles that have built up in your home or office over the winter months. Dust and pet dander are powerful asthma triggers, especially in children, and a buildup of mold and mildew are also known to cause respiratory issues.
A good clean ensures a healthier, more hygienic environment by removing the maximum amount of dust, dead skin, dirt and mold spores – improving indoor air quality and minimising the health risks.
Disinfecting surfaces that are not frequently cleaned, such as the oven, microwave, and the inside of the fridge ensures that you kill off the germs and bacteria that are responsible for many foodborne illnesses and infections such as salmonella, E.coli and staph.
Sanitising surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, and other hard-to-reach areas will help protect you and your family from these potentially dangerous bacteria.
The old saying rings true: A cluttered space is a cluttered mind. A decluttered and clean environment has been proven to not only boost your mood, but also relaxes your mind and even improves productivity by making it easier to find things.
Keep pests at bay
It’s no secret that keeping a clean home is the first step to preventing unwanted pests from settling in. Not only are critters such as cockroaches, ants and flies unsightly, but they are also hazardous to our health. Part of your spring-cleaning regime should include sealing all points of entry, eliminating food sources and cleaning out nesting sites.
In addition, getting your mattress, upholstery and curtains deep cleaned eliminates the presence of allergy-inducing dust mites that can accumulate over time.
The benefits of hiring a professional cleaning company
A deeper, more intense clean
Professional cleaning companies make use of experienced cleaners who not only know how to clean efficiently but also employ the right techniques, products, and methods to clean even the toughest dirt away.
A healthier clean
When cleaning for health, it’s important to pay attention to the cleaning products you use. Many off-the-shelf products, especially those scented with citrus or pine, contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which can actually aggravate asthma symptoms.
A reputable cleaning company will use VOC-free, environmentally friendly products to ensure that your environment is not only clean, but healthy too.
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