When should you admit defeat and get the cleaning professionals in?
We have all had cleaning failures when we should have let the professionals take over. But, how do we know when we should step back and pay the experts?
Carpets can be very expensive, and they take a beating, especially if you have pets or children. So when should you get the experts in, and when is it OK to hire a wet vac and do it yourself? If there is some specific stains that you must remove, treating them with the wrong detergent or at the wrong temperature may set them rather than remove them.
If your carpets smell, regular vacuuming won’t help and cleaning products only hide the smell. A professional carpet cleaner gets carpets clean AND removes unpleasant odours. As well as bad odours, a carpet shampoo will help to keep allergens to a minimum in your home.
Is it time to get a cleaner?
When is it time to get a cleaner rather than do your weekly clean yourself? Basically, when you value your time enough that a few extra free hours to yourself is worth it. A cleaner will obviously cost you, so you need to weigh up when your time is more valuable than the money.
Things to consider when getting a cleaner
It’s important to ensure that your house and belongings are going to be covered should something unfortunate happen. You also want to know that the person you are inviting into your home is covered for any injury or accident they may have. Ensuring you hire cleaners from a company that is fully insured, complies with Health & Safety laws, and full ACC cover will protect you and the cleaners should the unforeseeable happen.
If you have a particular job you hate- cleaning windows or an oven clean- then there are people who do these specific tasks so you don’t have to. It might be well worth parting with cash so you don’t have to do the work! Also if you are moving out of a rental property or if you’ve sold a home, you can invest in cleaners who will get the work done quickly and thoroughly.
Drapes and blinds
There are specialist blind cleaning services because blinds are often fiddly and easy to damage. While a light dusting won’t hurt them, if they have grease or a lot of dirt, the professionals will do a thorough job without damaging the blinds.
Drapes and roman blinds need special cleaning, and while you can do these at home, you will have to be careful especially if your curtains are thermal-backed.