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How (And How Often) To Clean High-Touch Points In Your Home

By | Cleaning, Housekeeping

You’ve probably been spending a lot of time at home lately. The pandemic has made most of us afraid to go outside in fear of coming into contact with the virus. But what about the germs inside our home? Don’t just disinfect when you leave your house – do it at home, too. If you want to know how to kill the harmful germs that are in the most commonly used areas of your home, read on –  we’ll tell you how to get rid of them and how often you need to worry about doing so:

 

First, let’s distinguish between cleaning and disinfecting. We want to do the latter when sanitizing high-touch surfaces, so it’s important to know the difference. Cleaning is the act of removing dirt from a surface, but disinfecting is what kills the germs and bacteria on those surfaces. The difference is what prevents the spread of disease. High-touch surfaces must be disinfected using an alcohol-based solution. In place of isopropyl alcohol or other cleaning chemicals, a diluted bleach solution can be used – just double check that you’ve got the ratio right. Disinfectant wipes are another way to conveniently and quickly clean your most-used surfaces. Whichever product you prefer, make sure it is a disinfectant and not just a cleaner. You’ll need the right chemicals to get the job done properly.

 

Certain areas of your home see more traffic than others. It’s the everyday appliances that need to be carefully cleaned because they get used the most. Examples of high-touch surfaces include handrails, drawers, light switches, countertops, and door handles. Think of any appliance or surface in your home that you or someone in your household uses once a day, and you can consider that a high-touch point. Even electronics, like smartphones and keyboards, should be cleaned regularly – think of how often you touch your phone! Be careful not to use harsh cleaning agents on electronics because they may get damaged. To reduce your exposure to germs, it’s recommended that you clean all these surfaces regularly. 

 

The next question is, how often should these surfaces be cleaned? The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that high-touch points in your home be disinfected at least once a day. If that sounds like a lot, you’re not alone in thinking that – but imagine being responsible for cleaning a whole office space or hospital! Now, maybe the thought of cleaning your own house is less intimidating. It’s easy to fall behind on cleaning, but during a pandemic, this monotonous, daily routine has taken on a new importance. 

 

Reading about all those germs might’ve made you squirm a bit. In that case, why not get a professional to disinfect and get rid of them instead? Anago Cleaning Systems offer janitorial services in Winnipeg. They can help you stay on top of your new cleaning routine, at home and at work. Call Anago Cleaning systems – we’re here to keep you and your family safe. 

Deep Cleaning Is Big During COVID-19. Here’s What It Means For Your Office

By | Business

While cleaning for the coronavirus is not that different from disinfecting for other viruses, WHO guidelines for health and safety at workplaces require commercial spaces to step up in their cleaning protocols. Surfaces play a major role in the spread of this virus. Here is how: when an infected person coughs or sneezes, droplets of infected fluid fall on nearby surfaces and objects. In an office set up, we are talking about different surfaces – from desks, telephones, door knobs, computer parts, etc. If someone else touches the contaminated surfaces then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth, they’ll likely catch the virus. This is why deep and frequent cleaning in offices is mandatory during this period.

Your office most likely receives regular cleaning but in this season, commercial spaces need more than just regular cleaning. To keep your employees and customers safe, a combination of basic cleaning and disinfecting is critical. Let’s first differentiate the two, so we see how each plays a role:

Cleaning means physically getting rid of dirt and germs from surfaces.  Disinfecting, on the other hand, means using chemicals to kill germs on the surfaces. While cleaning can remove the virus, it will not necessarily inactivate it. However, before disinfecting a surface, one should first clean it. This is because cleaning reduces the soil load on the surface and this increases the effectiveness of the disinfectant. 

Deep Cleaning

Deep cleaning an office space includes washing down, vacuuming, mopping, and sweeping. It starts with dusting which involves the removal of dirt particles from every surface in the office. Floor cleaning involves using fiber mops and the right cleaning solution that doesn’t damage the floors. All carpeted floors are vacuumed to remove dirt and dust particles. Toilet cleaning should include cleaning basins, showers, splash backs, and mirrors. Deep cleaning the kitchen includes cleaning the worktops, kitchen door units, and basics. For walls and ceilings, periodic cleaning will do. Our team usually pays particular attention to the most neglected areas in the offices that harbour the most germs. Our cleaning services also include some maintenance activities such as emptying and cleaning bins, picking up litter, and washing of coffee/tea cups.

Disinfecting in the COVID-19 season

Our team is trained to bring back the sparkle on every surface they touch. But during this period, more frequent cleaning and disinfection may be required. High-touch surfaces including light switches, tables, door knobs, desks, faucets, keyboards, and sinks need to be wiped with disinfectant regularly. One way to have surfaces disinfected regularly is to have a standby cleaning professional who constantly disinfects high-touch surfaces. Also, provide disposal wipes to your employees so they regularly wipe down high-touch surfaces such as desks and computers. WHO also recommends putting sanitizing dispensers all around the workplace where employees, contractors, and visitors can access them with ease.

For consistent office cleaning services in Winnipeg that promote employee safety during this season, call us at (204) 594-4666.

How Will Cleaning Be Important When Schools are Open Again

By | Cleaning

For now, schools are closed, but they’ll reopen again. And once they do, how things are done will have to change, cleaning included. The COVID-19 pandemic will inevitably have lasting effects on human behaviour. In regards to sanitation, we are all now well aware of just how long viruses can live in a variety of environments. This highly infectious virus has made us aware of how second-degree contact can spread infections. Going forward, methods and frequencies of cleaning commercial spaces will need to be more thorough. When schools are open again, these are some key areas and changes to focus on to prevent future spread of infections:

Regular cleaning of high-touch point areas
To prevent secondary contact infections, there are some key areas in schools where cross-contamination is likely. These high-touch point areas allow for germs and infections to easily spread from one person to another. Doorknobs, toilet flush levers, water fountain buttons, the inside lock on stalls or push plates on exit doors are high-touch point areas that tend to get ignored. According to studies, these surfaces contain a build-up of germs that cause influenza, Norovirus, MRSA and other infections that can be passed from one person to another. One measure to curb the spread of germs for high-touch point areas is regular cleaning and installing hand-sanitizing stations in these areas. Signage that encourages participation from all students should be placed near sinks, as well.

Special cleaning for hot spots of contamination
Cleaning the school restrooms should be a top priority. In all commercial spaces, schools included, restrooms often get extremely dirty and can be the source of spreading infections. To keep germs at bay, restrooms need regular cleaning using powerful detergents and disinfectants. All the mirrors, sinks, walls, stall doors and floors need regular cleaning. To avoid secondary contact infections, schools should also consider installing automated sensors that turn on sinks and flush the toilets. Instead of providing paper towels for drying hands, air dryers will reduce the number of paper towels that find their way on the floor after use.
Hygiene education

According to the CDC, the spread of many diseases can be prevented by the frequent washing of hands. Although hiring professional cleaners is one right step towards reducing infections in schools, students need an education on how to maintain hygiene to reduce the spread of diseases. They need to know that cleaning is not just about appearance but specifically about health. Both your custodial staff and the students need to understand the important role they play in keeping the school community healthy. As a school therefore, you can come up with a hygiene module that focuses on infectious diseases that are spread through poor hygiene. Then, once you implement a hygiene routine, students will understand the essence of adhering to the set rules. Your staff will also understand why it’s necessary to enforce the set routines.

At Anago Cleaning Systems, we offer both residential and commercial cleaning in Winnipeg. Our professionals come well-equipped with effective cleaning and disinfecting agents needed to kill germs. To prepare your school for reopening and to continue to maintain cleanliness once the schools are open, contact us at (204) 594-4666 and we’ll send our team to your site.

How To Clean Grout Stains In The Bathroom or Kitchen

By | Cleaning, Housekeeping

Ceramic tiles have a hard, solid surface that’s impervious to water and most stains. This makes them a popular material for wet areas like bathrooms and kitchens. Like any home surface, tiles need proper maintenance to uphold their elegance. But while tiles are beautiful and generally easy to clean, the grout in between them is not. Grout has a porous composition and this makes it prone to staining. Spills in the kitchen will stain grout just as soap, mould and mildew stain a bathroom. To prevent grout from staining permanently, you need to clean it regularly. Let’s dive in and look at different ways you can clean grout:

Cleaning with warm water and household detergent or soap

Sometimes, all the grout needs is some nice, good scrubbing. If the grout is free from mould and the stains aren’t severe, a nice scrub will bring restoration. Simply mix some detergent with warm water and spray the grout with the mixture. Let it sit in for a few minutes, then using a scrubbing brush (you can use an old coarse toothbrush here), scrub in circular motions to remove dirt. Rinse with clean water and let it dry. If you’ve been cleaning your grout regularly, mild detergent should bring back the sparkle.

Cleaning grout with vinegar spray

For heavier dirt and mild stains, a solution of diluted vinegar will bring restoration. Vinegar is a trusted old standby with many household uses thanks to its disinfecting and stain removal properties. Fill your spray bottle with half vinegar, half warm water then spray on the grout. Allow it to sit for about five minutes before giving a good scrubbing using a coarse brush. Then rinse and leave it to dry. If this doesn’t restore the grout to its original colour, try the next method:

Cleaning with vinegar and baking soda

For more stubborn stains, add some baking soda to the equation. In a bowl, make a thick paste of baking soda and vinegar. Then, using a toothbrush, apply the paste on the grout and let it soak for 15 minutes. Spray the surface with warm water and allow the mixture to stop foaming before scrubbing with a brush. Rinse with warm water and leave the surface to dry. If the stains weren’t too stubborn, your grout will be as good as new.

Cleaning with bleach

For really stubborn stains that won’t budge with any of the methods above, you might need to use bleach. Before getting down to work, first, open all your windows and doors just to keep the space ventilated. Most bleach solutions emit toxic fumes that you shouldn’t inhale. To make the application easier, you can make a paste using bicarbonate of soda and the bleach. Apply the mixture on the grout and leave it for 25 minutes before scrubbing the surface. Rinse with water and wipe with a wet cloth. Make sure you wear gloves to prevent skin irritation. A downside of cleaning with bleach is that prolonged use can corrode your grout. For this reason, use bleach sparingly and only as a last resort

Anytime you’re cleaning grout, always start with the mildest cleaning agents and progress to stronger ones as stains get more stubborn. As a way to prevent tough stains, make it a habit to clean your grout with vinegar. This will keep both stains and mould at bay. For professional cleaning in Winnipeg, Anago Cleaning Systems is here to step in. Cleaning grout in commercial spaces can be a difficult task for regular office cleaners.

How To Protect Your Workplace Floors During Winter

By | Business, Cleaning

If you don’t take measures to prepare your floors for winter, they’ll end up enduring a battle between salt, dirt, and moisture. Depending on your workplaces floor type, the end result will be distorted and warped hardwood floors, broken tiles, stained floors, and/or heavily stained carpets. Here’s how you can go about protecting your workplace for winter:

Guard Against Moisture

During winter, moisture is one of the biggest risks you should guard against. For laminate flooring, if the moisture in the tile assembly freezes, it can stress various tiles components, causing them to crack.  Hardwood floors, when exposed to moisture seepage, end up warping and eventually, they lift. As winter approaches, making sure your drainage system is in tip-top condition will prevent waterlogging that can cause seepage into the floors.

Floor Mats

As winter approaches, you can never have too many floor mats. During winter, our shoes drag moisture and water indoors, and  the longer water and salt sit on the floor, the more likely they are to damage them. To protect your floors you need to make sure mats are placed at all entrances. The water, dirt and grime will stay on the mat while your building stays dry and safe, all the while, decreasing the chances of slips and falls. The entranceway of your office will also be safeguarded from scuffs or scratches. The best mats to purchase are those that can be laundered or those that can be hosed off within minutes.

Increase Vacuuming

In winter, carpets soak up moisture, dust, and allergens. If your workplace floor is carpeted you need to increase vacuuming to prevent salt damage. A carpet that has already soaked up moisture will begin to smell bad if not vacuumed regularly. Unattended wet carpet is also prone to mould and mildew. Apart from causing allergies, mould and mildew can cause discolouration. Rather than waiting for the moisture and mould to permeate the carpet, call a cleaning company before the carpet becomes too damaged to restore.

Guard Against Temperatures

Fluctuations in temperature can adversely affect hardwood and laminate flooring. During winter we tend to shut all the doors and windows and increase the indoor temperatures, turning heaters on. This ends up reducing the indoor moisture levels. As a result, if your flooring is hardwood tiles, they suddenly begin to shrink and gaps appear between the tiles. On the other hand, if yours is laminate flooring, fluctuations in temperatures may result in tile curling, peeling, and other forms of damage. The solution is to try and maintain a consistent indoor temperature. To increase humidity in the air, you can install a humidifier. As long as you can maintain a humidity of between 40%-60%, your floors will survive well through the winters.

Regular Mopping

With winter’s  wet weather, footwear carries a lot of dirt which ends up on the office floor. The build-up of mud dulls hardwood floors and salt debris will scratch polished floors leaving marks. This is where commercial cleaning services in Winnipeg come in handy. Professional cleaning will clear the sand and salt and keep the moisture at low levels to prevent people from slipping and falling. To remove all the salt and debris, a professional company will clean all the areas around your office including the most neglected areas like under the desks.

Floor maintenance before and during winter doesn’t just protect the floors against wear and tear but also promotes employee safety.

End Of Lease Cleaning

By | Cleaning

When vacating your rented premises, you’re required to return the property in “broom-clean” condition. At the beginning of your lease, the landlord charged you a fixed amount of bond money. To get 100% of it back, you need to clean the house as per the real estate standards, or as per the landlord’s checklist. This is called end of lease cleaning or vacate cleaning.

What is the difference between lease cleaning and regular cleaning?

Regular cleaning is what most people do on a daily or weekly basis to maintain a good level of hygiene around the house. End of lease cleaning, on the other hand, covers areas that aren’t traditionally cleaned regularly. You’ll finally have to face the monstrous dust clouds and any cobwebs, thoroughly clean each room, wash all the blinds, remove scale from the bathroom and kitchen tiles, make sure all the windows and doors sparkle, etc. The list is long and specific. The bottom line is that you’re expected to restore the premises to the condition it was when you moved in. This is often a tall order for most tenants but if you intend to get your deposit money back, the cleaning has to get done.

Planning is critical. Waiting until the last minute to clean the premises is a recipe for disaster. A month before you vacate, you should go through the lease agreement to establish exactly what’s expected of you regarding end of lease cleaning. Different landlords have different expectations and this is normally stated in the lease agreement. Once you know what’s expected, you can begin by thoroughly cleaning the house room by room so that when you’re almost ready to move out, you’re left with very little to clean. Planning ahead also gives you ample time to consult with cleaning professionals.

Why hire a professional cleaning company?

With hectic lifestyles and busy schedules, end of lease cleaning can be stressful. Moving out involves packing all your belongings, and this in itself is usually all-consuming. Coupled with the stress and the time it will take to clean properly, it makes more sense to hire cleaning professionals who will automatically lift a huge chunk of weight off your shoulders. For an end of tenancy cleaning, you need more than just cleaning supplies – you may need modern machinery like polishers and burnishes, floor sanders, carpet cleaners, scrubbers and so on. Professional cleaners use high-quality products and have advanced equipment that you probably don’t have access to.

With their experience, latest methods and modern cleaning tools and machines, professional cleaning contractors have the technical knowledge about how to clean different items and areas properly. With flawless cleaning, you’re more likely to get your full deposit back than you would if you did the cleaning yourself.

If your lease has come to an end, you don’t have to be caught up by the daunting work and added stress of end of lease cleaning. Leave the task to a professional cleaning company. This will leave you ample time to take care of the other urgent matters that demand your attention. 

Effective Ways to Remove Pet Stains From Your Surfaces

By | Cleaning, Housekeeping

One look in those adorable furry friend’s eyes is enough to melt your heart. And another look at the mess on your upholstery or carpet is enough to sink it. We all love our pets but not the stains and odours they sometimes cause. Your pet may tread on your lovely carpet after a walk in the mud while at other times they may expel a fur ball. Pet messes not only smell awful but they are also a perfect hub for bacteria to set up shop and become a health hazard. These are some effective ways to remove all evidence of your pet’s mishaps from various surfaces in your home:

Carpeted Areas and Upholstery

If you’re lucky to catch the mess as soon as it happens, you will have a chance to deal with the stains and odours before they become too stubborn. If it’s urine, use a thick layer of paper towels to soak up as much as possible. Keep doing this until the area is barely damp. You can also soak up the moisture with a wet/dry vacuum. If it’s poop, remove the solid using a dull knife or spatula.

With carpets and upholstery, you can’t use running water to remove pet stains and odour because doing so will cause moisture to soak into them and result in the growth of mould. Put a mixture of cool water and white distilled vinegar in a spray bottle and saturate the stain as you rub the area with a soft bristle brush. Then blot the solution using paper towels and allow the area to air-dry. Using a cleaning solution may remove the stain but the smell may still linger. To completely get rid of the odour, purchase a pet odour neutralizer from a pet supply store. Alternatively, you can use a natural odour neutralizer like baking soda.

Hardwood Surfaces

If your pet messes and stains your hardwood surfaces, hydrogen peroxide does a great job clearing up stains and odours. Pour some over the stain and cover the surface with a cloth. Allow this to sit for at least eight hours before removing the cloth and wiping the surface. The only downside of using hydrogen peroxide is that it can lighten the affected area. You could also use vinegar for less stubborn stains, then wipe the surface with lavender oil to eliminate odour.

Whether it’s a young pet in training or just an overly excited pet that may have less control, part of being a pet owner involves dealing with occasional pet accidents. Pet illnesses and aging can also cause your pets to mess on your home surfaces. Whatever the reasons, pet odours can be overpowering and the stains quite annoying.

The easiest way to get rid of the mess is to catch it as soon as it happens. But if you’re dealing with old stains and ongoing odours too stubborn to budge, you should use professional cleaning services in Winnipeg. Leave it to our experts who are specialized in dealing with stubborn stains. They know what’s best to use, when, where and how.

5 Things You Forget To Clean At Your Workplace

By | Cleaning

Workplace cleanliness is important for more reasons than just sanitary purposes. A study found that clutter and overstimulation have a detrimental effect on one’s attention and efficiency. Because cleanliness reduces clutter, the brain can concentrate on the task at hand. Still on productivity, hiring a professional cleaning service keeps bacteria at bay, meaning that diseases caused by unsanitary conditions are minimized which cuts down on sick days among your employees. While most office managers understand the essence of maintaining cleanliness, several places easily get overlooked:

1.     Computer Screen, Keyboard, & Mouse

When is the last time you cleaned these computer parts? In truth, most offices barely remember to clean computer parts. Yet, a research conducted by the University of Arizona found that computer parts, particularly the ones mentioned here, contain three to four times more germs than the average office toilet seat. Contributory reasons include poor personal hygiene practices like failure to wash hands and also people eating lunch at their desks.

2.     Door Knobs

Doorknobs are one of the most highly contacted surfaces at the workplace yet also one of the most neglected when it comes to regular cleaning.  In reality, doorknobs hold lots of bacteria and viruses that can survive for weeks. As every single person at the office touches the knobs when entering and exiting the office, bacteria will spread from one person to the other pretty quickly. Bacteria aside, doorknob surfaces will also hold onto oils from people’s hands. Over time, the oils will attract more germs and foreign particles.

3.     Coffee Machine

A nice cup of coffee for your employees is a perfect way to increase bonding in the office or better still, fight off sluggishness. While the coffee machine is a great investment to have at workplaces, if it doesn’t get a regular, thorough cleaning, it’s likely going to cause sickness among workers. The coffee maker’s water reservoir and piping system make a great environment for bacteria and moulds. If there’s obvious slimy stuff in the coffee maker, something is growing in there and you need to stop it!

4.     Plants

Studies show that flowers and plants increase employees’ productivity by 50 percent. Going back to science, flowers, and plants through the process of photosynthesis, absorb the carbon dioxide in the air and release oxygen thereby purifying the air. Breathing in purified air results in increased happiness, mood boosts, and concentration. Plants, though, can accumulate a lot of dust and require regular cleaning, otherwise, you’ll end up dealing with allergies and respiratory problems instead of enjoying all the perks of having some nature in the office.

5.     Fans

Fans play a crucial role in improving circulation at the workplace. But when in operation, it’s hard to see the amount of dust accumulation on each blade so it’s no wonder they get forgotten in normal office cleaning. The problem with a dirty fan is that instead of circulating clean air, the fan will be circulating dirty and dust mite filled air. The impact of polluted air is increased allergies and respiratory illnesses among the employees.

Germs are present in every corner of our lives. At Anago Cleaning Systems, we try to keep them at bay by tackling sneaky spots where they like to hide. For more information on how to make your office sparkle through and through, give us a call at (204) 594-4666.

Cleaning for Child Care Centres

By | Cleaning

There’s one thing kids share unbiasedly, and that’s germs. Children are more prone to spreading germs and catching diseases because, at a young age, they are exposed to unhygienic behaviors like poor hand-to-mouth habits, mouthing objects, and undeveloped personal hygiene habits like failing to wash their hands properly after visiting the toilet. This is what makes cleaning a childcare centre different from any other cleaning. To reduce susceptibility to illness, childcare centres must maintain top-notch cleanliness.

A Three-Pronged Approach

Cleaning a childcare centre goes beyond merely clearing dust off surfaces. Remember, as aforementioned, kids, unlike adults haven’t developed their hygienic habits, so one aim of cleaning is to ensure that everything in their surroundings is germ-free. Professional cleaning will, therefore, involve basic cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing. Let me explain:

Cleaning is the mechanical/physical removal of accumulated grease, dirt and debris from surfaces. But this is just basic cleaning which means that some germs (these are invisible to the eyes) are still left on the surface. Cleaning may be suitable for many low-risk areas in the childcare centre like the walls, but high-risk surfaces like the toys, toilets and nappy change areas need to be sanitized or disinfected soon after cleaning and rinsing the area.

Sanitizing is using a chemical to inactivate or reduce germs to a level unlikely to cause the spread of disease. Disinfecting, on the other hand, requires stronger chemicals that virtually kill all the germs. In essence, sanitizing reduces and minimizes germs but does not kill the growth of bacteria, viruses, and fungi – it’s disinfecting that does that. Food contact surfaces, dishes, and toys that children put into their mouth should be sanitized after cleaning. Surfaces such as toilets and diaper areas that don’t come into contact with the mouth should be disinfected. It’s also worth noting that the only sanitizers and disinfectants used in childcare settings should be only those permitted by law.

Specific Areas of Cleaning

To maintain high standards of cleanliness, childcare centres should follow a thorough cleaning routine every day. Tiles and vinyl floors should be vacuumed and swept daily. At least once every week, they should be wet-mopped using detergent and warm water. Toddler dining areas should be mopped daily and carpeted areas vacuumed daily. In infant and toddler areas, the carpeted areas should be steam-cleaned at least quarterly. The rest of the carpeted areas can be wet or steam cleaned twice annually.

The bathroom surface is one of the most sensitive areas in a childcare centre. All bathroom surfaces like wash basins, tap handles, toilet flush handles/buttons, toilet seats, etc. should be washed at least once daily or more often if visibly soiled. Toilets should be cleaned and disinfected after each use and the floors should be cleaned and disinfected at the end of each day.

Any fabrics like towels, linens and pillows need to be washed and sanitized before being allocated to a specific child. Children centres should adopt a procedure for cleaning fabrics to prevent the spread of germs and staph infections.

This article is just a peek into the intense cleaning that goes on in a childcare centre –  there’s even more that goes on! That’s why Anago will work with you to create a cleaning plan custom-tailored to meet your centre’s needs. Keep in mind, detailed processes must be followed when cleaning childcare centres.

Carpet and Upholstery Care

By | Cleaning

Carpet and upholstery are an integral part of any home; they bring a sense of warmth and improve the ambiance in a space. To extend their years of service, high-quality janitorial services are requisite for their cleanliness and maintenance. To keep your carpets and upholstery fabrics in great shape, you need to know when a thorough cleaning is due.  How can you tell?

Bad odor

You know that your carpet and upholstery need attention if they are smelly. Owing to their superior ability to absorb almost anything, carpets and upholstery tend to absorb spills that end up causing a bad odor over time. Dust particles will also make their way past the top layer of the carpet to hide underneath. Damp carpets and upholstery, if left untreated, will likely encourage the growth of harmful mold and fungus. This can prove detrimental to your health especially if you’re asthmatic or have other respiratory issues. Having a cleaning company come in once every few months can save you and your family a whole myriad of health problems.

Frequent Allergy Attacks

As aforementioned, dust mites, bacteria, mold, and other allergens find it conducive to multiply in carpets and upholstery. While vacuuming is great for eliminating any dirt and loose particles, it is not enough to clean and reach deeply into the carpet and upholstery fibers. With time these germs and impurities accumulate and end up triggering allergies and respiratory issues. You may notice that you cough and sneeze a lot when anywhere near your carpets. Your eyes may turn red and get teary owing to irritation from the microscopic mold particles in the air. Professional carpet cleaning services help you access relief by eliminating such allergens.

Your Carpet and Upholstery Appear Dull and Dirty

It may not be visible to the naked eye but dust particles, pet dander, and human hair that accumulate onto the surfaces of your carpets, rugs, sofas and other fabrics all have the power to degrade and thus reduce the appearance of your home. Have you ever noticed how clean and vibrant your carpets and upholstery look when you just had them professionally cleaned? This is because cleaning professionals have special machinery, experience, and skills to remove stains and dirt, turning your dull fabrics into dirt-free bright ones.

How often you should ask for professional janitorial services? There are a few factors that may demand you get cleaning services frequently. For example, if you own a pet, you have toddlers or have a relatively high number of people in your household, you will require cleaning services more frequently, say once every month. Although it might seem much cheaper to clean your carpets and upholstery yourself, there are many downsides to consider. Different fabrics require specialized care and if you lack the skills and knowledge, you may end up damaging your costly fabrics. Instead of going through the hassle, inviting a professional cleaning company to do it for you saves you both time and money in the long run.