Aaah, cleaning. Whether you love it or hate it, here are some cleaning myths that need to be busted! Here's some tips from the professionals.
Spring cleaning is nicely timed with new beginnings, but deep cleaning should be done more regularly than once a year. Seasonal cleaning!
Simply applying bleach isn't enough - neither is a disinfectant. First remove the dirt and germs with simple cleaning, and then bleach or disinfectant.
Yes - if you clean your carpets badly and leave them wet for too long, mould and fungus can grow in them, but if you do it right by hiring a reputable company, clean carpets are definitely better. The chemicals used are also usually organic or non-toxic so if you're worried about that discuss it with your cleaning company.
Not all wood needs regular polishing - sometimes the extra polish attracts more dust and can also affect the wood's chemical balance. Dusting consistently is needed, polishing might not be. Check with your manufacturer for their best advice before over-using wood polish.
No - cleaning your gutters isn't just about chucking out the leaves. It's also about flushing the spouts and inspecting the gutters for leaks and breaks in the seams, and looking for rust or imperfections that could use a patch up to extend the gutter's life.
Doing your own seasonal cleaning may be a badge of honour you can wear or ammunition to justify that expensive purchase as a reward, but realistically a professional company is going to do a better job - they're more practiced, have better tools and materials, know more. Remember also that the professionals are professionals - they're use to dealing with homes that are dirty!