Is Hiring A Deep-Cleaning Service For My Home Right For Me?
With so much to do and so little time, it is hard to focus on everything you need to get done. As a result, you might prioritize the big tasks and relegate mundane chores like cleaning. Unfortunately, if you don’t put enough effort into cleaning your home, it could lead to a build-up of dust, germs, microbes, and even insects in various spaces of the house. And cleaning up this mess in one free weekend can be back-breaking work. If you’d like to avoid this hassle, a solution would be to have your home professionally deep cleaned every few weeks. That way, you only have to do the bare minimum!
However, if you’re new to the concept of deep cleaning or have never had your home professionally cleaned, you may be skeptical about this service. To help put your mind at ease, the experts at Fine German Housecleaning have explained the concept of deep cleaning and its benefits in this blog. We’ve also covered steps to take to get the most out of this service. So read on to see how deep cleaning can fit your requirements.
What is deep cleaning?
Deep cleaning is a more intense form of cleaning. It can include everything that requires cleaning in your home, as it is a top-to-bottom cleaning method. Deep cleaning helps control the spread of infections and viruses as well as keeping tabs on clutter and dust. It enables you to maintain a clean living environment that will keep you and your family healthy, safe, and free of the clutter affecting the practicality of your home.
The advantages of deep cleaning
Besides the basic benefits of cleaner surroundings, deep cleaning goes a step further and enhances the quality of your life at home. Some of these added advantages include:
1. Better indoor air quality
By thoroughly cleaning every area of your house, including carpets, furniture, upholstery, curtains, and walls, you are freeing your home from dust and allergens. Dust is one of the main reasons for allergies and weak immunity. But, when it is effectively removed, everyone in your home can breathe fresher, cleaner air.
2. Elimination of bacteria and viruses
A dirty environment is a haven for bacteria and other micro-organisms to breed. Similarly, the more dust and dirt present in a space, the better the condition for bacteria to survive. With regular cleaning, you tend to clean only the outer surfaces, and it is not that effective in eliminating the bacteria and germs that are responsible for illnesses and infections. But, when you deep clean, you actually disinfect surfaces, not just clear them of visible signs of dirt. By disinfecting areas like kitchen countertops, toilets, bathrooms, and other areas, you are killing potentially harmful pathogens.
3. Mold reduction
You have more chances of detecting mold growth and can fix it instantly while performing deep cleaning. Mold infestations can be very dangerous as they expose you to allergies, asthma attacks, and many other respiratory illnesses.
4. Clutter removal
When performing deep cleaning, you will be moving all the items in your home. This gives you an excellent opportunity to discard anything that you no longer use. This allows you to eliminate clutter and have more living space.
5. Reduces stress
A clean and sparkling home can reduce your stress and anxiety levels. Also, a clean and clutter-free house makes it easier to find what you need.
Common problems you may face when deep cleaning
Not having a detailed scope of work: When you hire a professional to deep clean your home, make sure to explain exactly what you want them to do. It will ensure that the cleaning service works in line with your expectations, and you’re happy with the job they do.
Spending too much time on the job: Before the cleaning crew comes, de-clutter as best as you can. Otherwise, it slows down the cleaning process, and it will cost you more as more time is spent cleaning and performing additional tasks.
Having unrealistic expectations: Understand what the cleaning crew does and how they can help you. Professional cleaners can clean almost anything, but they cannot fix broken items or areas with a lot of wear and tear. They cannot make things new but can clean and put a shine on them.
Keeping furniture as-is: Another problem that may arise is the cleaner’s unwillingness to move furniture. Generally, cleaners do not move furniture because it’s too heavy, or something like the floors or upholstery could get damaged in the process. What they do offer to do is work around and under it. Additionally, make sure that you inform your cleaners of any wall hangings, pictures, furniture, or anything else that is not professionally mounted or placed. That way, they can pay extra attention to it during the course of the cleaning, so they don’t accidentally damage it or knock it over.
Questions to ask your cleaning service before hiring them
When choosing cleaners for your home, you want to make sure they are professional, and their values are aligned with yours. At the same time, you need to know how to prepare yourself based on their work process and services. To understand what you’re getting into when hiring professional cleaners, ask them questions! Here are a few you can start with:
1. What cleaning supplies do you use?
If you prefer chemical-free and environmentally safe cleaning supplies, this is a valid question to ask.
2. How do I need to prepare for this cleaning?
The answer to this question will help you prepare your space for thorough cleaning in a minimal amount of time.
3. What do you not clean?
This is also a great question to ask as it will enable you to determine if a potential cleaning company will meet your requirements or not.
The cost of deep cleaning
Deep cleanings can be tailored and therefore can take more time than maintenance cleaning. To determine the cost of deep cleaning for your home, the cleaning company will need to know the scope of work to be performed. Usually, cleaning companies are willing to offer a free-of-charge in-home estimate. This is also an excellent opportunity to meet in person with your cleaning company and gauge their professionalism. They can even answer questions and discuss any concerns and worries you might have during this meet-up.
How to make the most of deep cleaning services
1. Be prepared
Before the cleaning day, try your best to de-clutter the areas you want to have deep cleaned. Organize your shelves, counters, tables, etc., and possibly store your items in drawers or use this opportunity to ‘zen out’ your place.
2. Give your cleaners full access
It’s best if the cleaners have full access to the areas that you want to have cleaned. So, if possible, move your furniture around. Perhaps even schedule yourself a day at the spa or go for a hike, so you are out of the cleaners’ way.
3. Set a realistic budget
Of course, the best outcome of deep cleaning is if you allow the cleaners to clean every inch of the house. But, a bigger budget is needed for this. And if you can manage this, the end result will be very satisfying. If not, you could schedule regular cleaning appointments in addition to a specific deep cleaning session.
If you’d like to learn more about deep cleaning, reach out to the experts at Fine German Housecleaning. We are a commercial and residential cleaning company in San Rafael, California. We’ve been in business since 1992, offering German-style, professional house cleaning services. We are dedicated to deep-cleaning homes and commercial spaces to offer tranquility, health and harmony, and more freedom to our clients.