The Benefits of Deep Cleaning Your Home
Never has there been a time where cleanliness has become such a hot topic.
From official government news, social media posts, to daily news stories, everyone’s talking about how to properly wash our hands, cleaning our workspace and offices, disinfecting high-traffic surfaces, and the prevention of the spread of coronavirus.
But what about deep cleaning your house?
It’s absolutely important to keep your homes as clean and germ-free as possible to protect yourself and your family from the coronavirus pandemic.
What is a Deep Cleaning?
Deep cleaning removes the deep dirt and grime in your home. It covers the areas that aren’t typically covered by a regular cleaning.
Let’s take the bathroom as an example. On top of a regular cleaning (basically wiping surfaces that you can see), deep cleaning the bathroom means cleaning the inside and tops of the cupboards and/or the medicine cabinet, underneath and behind the sink and toilet and using professional limescale remover to remove built up scale from taps, tiles and the shower head.
This is of course reflected in the time it takes to carry out the clean. Most times a regular cleaning of a two bedroom house is done 2-3 hours per week. A deep clean the same house can take a cleaner up to 12 hours (based on average conditions).
Though deep cleaning takes a lot of time and effort, you shouldn’t underestimate the benefits of this kind of cleaning, especially amid the coronavirus outbreak where the virus can linger in the air for several hours and remain on some surfaces for up to three days!
Benefits of a Deep Cleaning
- Eliminating viruses and bacteria
Dirty homes are havens for all sorts of unruly bacteria and viruses. The more dirt that enters your home, the more likely you are to usher in unwanted viruses and bacteria.
When you deep clean your house, you actually disinfect the house, not just clean it. By disinfecting areas like kitchen countertops, toilet, bathroom and other areas, you are killing the potentially harmful pathogens.
In addition to viruses and bacteria elimination, bugs and rodents may seek shelter or food in your house, particularly in areas such as the kitchen where crumbs can accumulate. Deep cleaning by washing the trash bin, scrubbing some stubborn food sticky areas and sweeping can reduce the likelihood of an infestation that might make you sick.
- Reducing allergy symptoms
If you frequently experience cold and flu-like symptoms, such as: dry or watery eyes, a sore throat, sneezing and coughing, runny nose or congestion, or difficulty breathing – allergies may be to blame.
Although many allergens, like pollen, originate outdoors, others, like dust mites and pet dander, are typically found inside. These allergens can affect anyone but are particularly problematic for those with asthma and other respiratory issues.
By thoroughly cleaning every area of your house including carpets, furniture, curtains, walls, you are making the house completely free from dust and allergens – one of the main reasons for allergies and sickness.
- Increasing indoor air quality
Many homeowners often overlook another important benefit of deep cleaning: improving indoor air quality. Most of us spend a majority of our time inside homes which makes it important to maintain a healthy indoor environment.
Throughout the year, airborne allergens including bacteria, dust, pollen, dander, and spores come into the home, these allergens recirculate through the home by getting caught up in the air duct system. The carpeting and upholstery also trap airborne allergens and if they are not cleaned thoroughly, the allergens will re-enter the air you breathe and contribute to indoor air pollution.
Therefore, it is important to help improve the indoor air quality of your home with a deep cleaning routine that includes cleaning your air ducts, carpet, and watching for mold.
- Reducing stress
A clean home aids in stress reduction.
The act of performing deep cleaning can be meditative and therapeutic by taking your mind off of larger issues and stresses in your life.
The repetitive motion required with mopping a floor or wiping a counter distracts you from thinking about how many bills you have to pay this month or deadlines at work. The act itself can feel like a major relief and lower your stress levels for a while.
In addition, deep cleaning also helps you overcome the fear of getting viruses from some areas in your house, not to mention how good it feels to get things done that need to be done and checking them off your to-do list.
A Wrap Up
Can you deep clean your home on your own?
Absolutely, you can!
A clean home is a healthy home and when you decide to do some deep cleaning, you’re able to have an ecstatic home. Deep cleaning is when you really put some elbow grease into cleaning your entire house.
If you are unsure what the best practices of deep cleaning are or you’d prefer to not be bothered, you’re better off hiring a professional house cleaning service like Scrubbi who comes to your home.
It doesn’t matter whether you deep clean your house by yourself or hire a professional cleaning service company, as long as you take this practice seriously, you are protecting yourself and family!