Clean and Healthy Homes- What to Expect from Home Cleaning Services

One of the favorite days that a homeowner can have is when a professional cleaner arrives. It feels great to walk into a home that is properly cleaned and smells good. While you set aside some time to look for the right company or person that your house will entrusted to, there are some important factors that you should keep in mind.

Cleaning Services

  • Regular cleaning features a number of services. Routine jobs typically include thorough cleaning of bathrooms and kitchens, vacuuming the house, dusting surfaces, mopping and making beds. Detailed or deep cleaning is usually an extra service and many companies recommend this initially for their new clients.
  • Deep home cleaning is likely to cost more than general cleaning because it is extensive. Make sure you find out what has been included in the list of deep cleaning activities.
  • Cleaning services can also be restricted to specific areas or rooms. House cleaners are often hired to by clients who only want them to clean one or two rooms.
  • Along with routine cleaning, several residential cleaning companies offer certain projects at an extra cost. These may include cleaning the refrigerator, oven, inside cabinets, spot-cleaning and leather furniture.

Cleaning Frequency

Depending on affordability and your needs, you can set up an arrangement for cleaners to show up as frequently as possible. Variations include weekly and monthly sessions. Common choices are bi-weekly and every other week. For homeowners who are unsure about committing to professional cleaning services on a long-term basis, a trail run that consists of at least two cleanings is advisable.

Cost

The cost of deep cleaning varies with different companies and depends on the size of the house. Subsequent general or regular cleanings also vary in pricing depending on the extent of the work, where you reside and the frequency of scheduled cleanings. Learn more on this website.

Companies may send staff to take a look at your house and determine your needs before estimating the price.  Ask about the things that have been included and what the company expects from you. Some cleaners provide equipment and products while others do not.

Considerations

There a number of pertinent questions that you can ask the cleaners. Find out whether the same person or team will be sent to clean each time, how the cleaners will access the home, the company policy in case something is broken and whether employee background checks are conducted.

Make sure that the cleaning service is appropriately bonded, insured and licensed. Online review sites are useful for checking the company’s reputation and you can ask for contact references.

Home Cleaning and Wellness

A clean and organized house can improve your mental wellbeing. The process of de-cluttering and cleaning your home will help to ease anxiety and negative emotions. Living in an unsanitary house makes you more susceptible to diseases that causes by pests, allergens and bacteria.

Untidy homes are safety hazards for occupants. Cleaning creates more space and prevents messy situations from turning into dangerous obstacles. When your home is spotlessly clean, you can look forward to relaxing and unwinding after a long day.

 

Bio

Sharon Smith is a freelance writer and researcher. She describes herself as a communicator and believes that enlightening other people through different platforms and media channels is a major responsibility. Visit this website for more information.

Making Additional Storage Space In Your Loft

When it comes to our homes, it seems that the one thing we can never have enough of is storage space. As our families grow, we need more and more space to store our belongings, our clothes, toys and all the other things that we seem to just accumulate. We resort to more cupboard space, under bed storage, we even put things in sheds and garages and hope for the best. And yet many of us ignore a storage solution that is literally right over our heads – our loft space.

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The loft space is something that many of us just ignore, and yet it can be the perfect storage solution. It is almost the whole of your upstairs space, and can be made into a light and airy space with the addition of roof windows from Solstro.  Lofts are a great place to store seasonal items, things like Christmas trees and decorations that you only need to use once a year, but are then a problem to store for the other 11 months. They can also be useful for storing old toys that you don’t want to part with but are no longer played with.

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There are a few more things to consider if you plan to use your loft for storage. In older houses (like my Victorian terrace for instance), the loft space can be dusty and lofts are not designed to take much weight, so a board out is a good investment, making the space cleaner and safe for walking in.The floor can be strengthened by installing loft panels, which is a relatively simple job, you can find a good how to guide from Wickes by clicking here. A good loft ladder can also be a worth while investment, a pull up and down style that can be  attached to your loft hatch and then stored in the loft when it is not needed.

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If you are struggling for space in your home, moving some of your current clutter into your loft space could be just the solution you’ve been looking for.

Dealing With Mobility Problems In The Home

My dad is 63. No real age in our modern times, but in recent years, illness has taken it’s toll to the point where he now struggles with walking any sort of distance, and has resorted to using a stick when out and about. The reality is that mobility is becoming a problem that didn’t exist in the past, and that it is something, that, unfortunately will only get worse.

It is something that I can totally sympathise with. 12 years ago I was struck with sudden, debilitating pain that left me hardly able to walk and move. It came on quite suddenly, with the pain beginning in my hip area, but got much, much worse, to the point where my legs felt like dead weights that it took me all my time to move. I had to have numerous tests, including a full body scan, and it was eventually diagnosed that the pain was some sort of arthritic complaint, although not actual arthritis. Physio and hydrotherapy were used to get my feeling and strength back and eventually I recovered fully, although I can still have twinges and odd pain in colder weather.

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The worst part about the whole episode was the sheer frustration of struggling to do things we take for granted and do with ease. Walking up stairs was a real effort, stepping into the bath or shower was both difficult and painful.  Even getting into bed could be a struggle, and I often found myself unable to sleep as I was just too uncomfortable. Thankfully, companies like Millercare, who deal with mobility issues, stock a wide range of products to make life easier in every room of your home, from pillows to support your back, to bath seats that make bathtime the relaxing time it should be.

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If you have mobility problems, whether they are a natural part of growing older, or stemming from a medical issue, you can find comfort in your own home with just a few tweaks to how you live.