There are thousands of types of germs lurking in the average home, even under the best of conditions. If it’s been a while since you had a deep cleaning session, who knows what kind of germs are hanging out on your counters, doors, and floors? But how long is a while, anyway? How do you know if it’s time to invest in a deep cleaning service to get your home spotless?
Let’s talk about it. Read on to learn some of the top signs that it’s time to hire a cleaner to deep clean your home.
1. You Have Allergy Symptoms Inside
Did you know that your home might be hanging on to allergens? If you’ve been feeling all of your normal allergy symptoms even indoors and in a visibly clean home, it’s a sign that you might need a professional cleaning company to do a deep cleaning session.
Dust accumulates all over your home, even if you can’t see it. Dust is also a common allergy. Even people who don’t get sniffly with just a bit of dust will find themselves with itchy eyes and stuffy noses in a really dusty home.
Your baseboard heaters, the blades on your fan, your shelves, your floor trim, and even the top of your refrigerator likely all have a layer of dust if you haven’t cleaned them in a while.
But what if you’re normally only allergic to outdoor allergens?
If you’re allergic to pollen, your home can hold onto that as well! Let’s say that you come inside and immediately step onto your rug or carpet. Now the pollen that was on your shoes is on your floor.
If you leave your windows open, pollen can collect on the windowsills, even if you can’t see it.
Hire a professional cleaning service to make quick work of those pesky allergens.
2. Your Household Keeps Getting Sick
Speaking of having the sniffles in your own home, have you or the other members of your household been getting actually sick more often?
Frequent colds, flu, and stomach bugs can come from anywhere, but if you know that you’re cautious when you’re out and about, it’s likely that you’re getting sick in your own home.
Whenever you touch something in your home, you’re transferring germs onto it (and vice versa). Some of the most touched items in your home are also the ones that you clean the least (for example, your light switches and the knobs or buttons on your appliances).
If you’re not cleaning them, you’re just shifting germs back and forth!
A professional cleaner knows how to locate the items in your home that likely have the most germs, and they’ll sanitize them in no time.
3. Your House Seems Dirty After Regular Cleaning Sessions
So you’ve just finished your routine cleaning session, but your home still doesn’t seem clean. It smells fine, and the surfaces look clean, but something about your home still looks dingy.
When you go through your normal cleaning tasks, you’re not conquering every surface of your home. There are going to be things that you miss. Some of them are easy to miss because you’re so used to seeing the mess.
After a deep cleaning session, your home will be cleaner than ever, and you’ll have a blank slate for future cleaning endeavors.
4. Your Home Is Making You Anxious
Did you know that having a messy home can impact your mental health? Your home could be making you more stressed, anxious, or depressed.
There are several reasons for this.
One of them is that having a messy home could make you feel “like a failure,” even if that couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s normal to fall behind on cleaning when you have such a full and busy schedule.
The mess can be impacting your mental health even if you’re not consciously aware of the problem. If something has felt “off” recently and you can’t find any other possible cause, consider that your home might be too messy.
Another common stressor when it comes to messy homes is having guests over. If the idea of a guest showing up unannounced before you have time to clean stresses you out, it might be in your best interest to have someone deep clean your home.
It will be ready for guests and easier to keep up with.
5. You’re Noticing New Smells
Most people go “nose blind” to their homes. This means that they no longer notice the normal smells inside because they’re so used to them.
You may notice that when you come home from a long trip, your home smells different. This is because you’ve given your nose a break from your home, so that’s what your home smells like to other people.
It’s okay for your house to have a smell; everyone’s house does. If you start to notice new and unpleasant smells, though, it’s time to make a change.
Deep cleaning can get straight to the root of those unpleasant smells instead of just masking them.
6. You Don’t Have Time or Energy to Clean
Does cleaning seem like an impossibly large task at the moment? Between work, your household responsibilities, hanging out with your family and trying to maintain a healthy social life, finding the time to clean feels impossible.
This is how dirt piles up. You only spend a few minutes per week cleaning (if that) because you don’t have time for more. Before you know it, you have a messy house.
If you don’t have the time to deep clean on your own, hire a deep cleaning service. You deserve a fresh and clean home.
Do You Need a Deep Cleaning Service?
If any of these signs seem familiar, it might be time to look into a deep cleaning service. You don’t have to waste hours trying to scour your home. Have a professional take care of it so you can focus on other things.
At No More Chores, we want to make your home cleaner than ever. Book now so we can make your house sparkle!