There’s a lot of responsibility that comes with owning a home, or even simply renting, and one of these is regular home maintenance and keeping your space clean. A clean home is not only nicer to look at and live in, but it will last longer too when you take the time to care for the materials and your belongings.
However, we aren’t all superheroes and there are certain tasks that we simply should try to take on ourselves. Here are a few home maintenance and cleaning tasks that should always be done professionally.
Upholstery and Furniture
Cleaning your upholstery with regular cleaning products, scrubbing brushes and cloths might seem fine, but you run the risk of damaging the material of your furniture. Some fibres are more sensitive than others and need to be treated in specific ways. Paying for professional upholstery cleaning services will let you rest at ease that your couches, chairs, and other furniture will be well taken care of.
Carpets are similar in this way and if you want to protect their lifespan, professional carpet cleaning is a must.
Sometimes, mould will accumulate in the corner of your shower and you can easily clean it away. However, when mould begins to grow in your walls, ceiling or uncontrollably, there’s a problem.
Certain types of mould pose a serious health risk if they get out of control in your home. Hiring a professional to assist you with mould removal is essential if you’re struggling with a mould problem – call someone for testing in your home if you can smell mildew or can visibly see an overgrowth of mould.
Cleaning the exterior of your home – the walls, driveway, etc. – is a big job and often requires some specific equipment. For example, a pressure washer is often used to clean the exterior walls of one’s home.
However, if used incorrectly, this equipment can be damaging to the materials of your home or even pose a safety risk to you as a user, if you’re not trained and comfortable with using the equipment. Hiring professional help is always a good idea if you’re not sure.
Dealing with pests on your own is not something that many people can or should be doing. Certain types of pests can be dangerous in various ways, and you might not remove them in the best way. Professionals will know how to safely and humanely get rid of pests and ensure that they don’t come back.
Of course, not every bug you see will require pest control services, but you can look out for the signs that you need professional help.
Sanitisation and Disinfection
If your home, office or another type of workplace has been contaminated by Covid-19, you should hire professional services to sanitise and disinfect the area to ensure that it’s safe to use again.
A professional cleaning service will be certified and use the right materials to ensure proper sanitisation of all areas and will typically be registered with a health and safety institution, so you can rest at ease.