Life is messy at times. And it’s surprising how fast a neat and tidy home can get dirty, especially with an active life style, kids and pets. Generally speaking, a dirty environment where dust, dirt, microbes, mold, and potential pathogens thrive does not promote good health. There are, however, several things that can be done to create a clean and healthy indoor living environment: having a regular cleaning routine and hiring a certified professional for periodic deep cleaning The first line of defense is having a regular cleaning routine. What does that mean? Dusting blinds, window sills, and hard surfaces, as well as sweeping, mopping, and, especially vacuuming with a high-filtration machine on a regular basis can remove a high percentage of dust and dirt. And using cleaning products that remove or kill harmful germs and sanitize areas like bathrooms, counter tops, tables, hard surfaces where food is prepared or eaten can minimize the health dangers caused from dirty surfaces and germs.
Although there is much homeowners can do to clean up and improve living conditions, periodic deep restorative cleaning is an important and highly beneficial supplement to the homeowner’s cleaning routine. Certified professional cleaners are able to do deeper levels of cleaning, reach difficult-to-clean areas and employ special training, techniques, and/or equipment. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, the certifying organization for the cleaning and restoration industry, recommends hiring an IICRC Certified Firm as well as a WoolSafe and CRI approved professional like Chase. The following are four areas where the services of a pro will be particularly beneficial:
Carpet Cleaning – vacuuming does remove a good percentage of dust and dirt, but to remove deeply embedded and sticky dirt safely without damaging the carpet, having carpets cleaned professionally is recommended.
Rug Cleaning – rugs benefit from regular vacuuming, but when it is time to deep clean, professionals know what’s the best for your rug.
Upholstery Cleaning – over time our favorite chair, sofa, or recliner builds up oils, sweat, dander, dog drool, lost cookie crumbs, etc. on the headrests, armrests, cushions, and pillows. These are not always easy to clean, and the color and fabric could be damaged if the wrong cleaning products or techniques are used. For the best results hire Chase who knows what products and techniques will be most effective.
Hard Surface Cleaning – vinyl and ceramic tile – these flooring materials are relatively easy to maintain and clean. However, soils tend to build up progressively and in cracks or grout lines. Sooner or later a cleaning service may be needed that is able to deep clean and re- store these surfaces, especially troublesome grout.
That’s the time to call Chase!