Have you ever been visiting a friend and noticed dirt and dust buildup in hidden spaces like under furniture? It’s amazing how the eye can spot these dirt monsters in other people’s homes but easily overlook it in our own homes.
When we live in a space everyday, it’s easy to miss the dirt because we’re so focused on daily living. If you employ a regular cleaning routine, you are likely focusing on the high traffic areas that don’t include every nook and cranny of your home. And those nooks and crannies are where the dust mites and bacteria love to fester.
Every so often your living space needs a really good scrub with extra elbow grease – what we like to call a deep clean. This can be especially important if someone in your household suffers from allergies or asthma, as the buildup of dust and allergens can exacerbate symptoms.
How can you tell if your home needs a deep clean?
There are several tell tale signs that your home needs some extra TLC:
1. Visible Dust and Dirt Buildup
One of the most obvious signs that it’s time for a deep clean is visible dust and dirt buildup. If surfaces in your home are consistently covered in a layer of dust or your floors are dirty even immediately after cleaning them, it’s time to take action.
2. Unpleasant Odors
Unusual odors can indicate various issues, from mold and mildew growth to pet accidents and food spills. Often, a typical home cleaning will not suffice for eliminating these types of problems. If you notice unpleasant odors in your home that persist even after cleaning, it’s time to call in an expert. A proper cleaning helps eliminate odors and prevents them from returning in the future.
3. Stains and Spills
Whether you have kids, pets or a klutzy grownup, we all spill something eventually. Stains and spills on carpets, upholstery, and other surfaces can be unsightly and difficult to remove. If you’ve tried to remove a stain with no success, it’s time to call in an expert. Professional cleaners have the tools and expertise necessary to remove even the toughest stains, leaving your home looking and smelling fresh.
4. Increased Illness or Allergy Symptoms
Often we place blame on the changing of seasons for allergy issues but did you know the culprit can also be inside your home? If someone in your household is experiencing increased illness or allergy symptoms, it may be due to bacteria and dust allergens hiding in your home. Bacteria, dust, and allergens build up over time, leading to respiratory issues and other health problems. A deep clean helps eliminate these contaminants, creating a healthier living environment for your family.
If your home is showing any of these signs, it’s time to take action. After all, you don’t want your house guests spotting dirt monsters lurking around your home, do you?
What can you expect from a deep clean?
Deep cleaning is the process of thoroughly cleaning all the areas of your home that are typically not addressed on a regular basis – like those hard-to-reach places under furniture and inside appliances. It takes extra effort and time to reach areas that are neglected during regular cleanings. In the end though, it’s worth it because after a deep clean, you should expect:
- A home that looks, feels and smells extra clean.
- A more presentable home for house guests or hosting special occasions.
- Improved indoor air quality, which is especially important if you have allergies or asthma.
- Less stress and improved mood as you relax in a cleaner and clutter-free environment.
How do you get started?
Deep cleans take time and effort. You can either tackle them yourself or hire a professional cleaning company.
If you have the time to tackle the deep clean yourself, we suggest planning the cleaning activities over the course of several days so as not to exhaust yourself in the process. Perhaps you can get the whole family involved and make it a fun game along the way – like see who can fill the best box of stuff to donate. You can also find many different cleaning tips online but make sure you follow instructions carefully and pay attention to product labels to ensure that you do not damage any surfaces in your home.
Here are some things you can do to get started:
- Declutter your home to make it easier to clean and give you more peace of mind by getting rid of things you don’t need.
- Wash all your linens, including beddings, curtains, towels and even throw rugs.
- Vacuum and dust all surfaces, including walls, floors, furniture, and baseboards.
- Focus on hard-to-reach areas that tend to collect dust, such as air vents, ceiling fans, light fixtures, blinds and closets.
- Put extra elbow grease into cleaning your kitchen and bathroom, giving special attention to the grout in the shower/tub, sinks, and inside appliances.
- Don’t forget about your outside living spaces, because the porch, deck and garage all need sweeping and vacuuming too.
If this sounds like too much work or you just don’t have the time, then consider hiring a professional cleaning company to take care of it for you.
You don’t have to master how to deep clean a house because we already have! The Valley Clean Team offers a top-notch deep clean house service to ensure your home is thoroughly cleaned and free from bacteria, dust, and allergens. Our team of professional cleaners use effective cleaning techniques and high-quality products to deep clean every nook and cranny in your home. Say good-bye to that musty stank and hello to fresh, clean air!