They’re waiting for you. The nasties; the horrors lurking in your home. They want to make your family unwell – probably not seriously, but enough to make you uncomfortable. Let’s face it, no one likes a runny nose, or a chesty cough do they? It’s quite inconvenient, and –
Okay, got sidetracked: back to doom-mongering.
They lie in wait for you. Your home, your beautiful home, on the outside, looks so perfect and pristine. But they’re there; festering; waiting…
Alright, so it’s a little bit hyperbolic – but there’s a point beneath all the purple prose. Your home can look great. It can be your pride and joy, the superficial surfaces sparkling with cleanliness, the design exactly as you want it. However, beneath all of the surface polish, there may be something darker lurking.
The only way of combating these issues is with a deep clean.
“Why a deep clean?”
In your usual cleaning regime, you probably go through the same steps repeatedly. There’s nothing wrong with that, of course – no one has the time to do a deep, thorough clean every week.
That doesn’t stop there being a need for such a depth of focus, however. The idea of “spring cleaning” is pervasive in modern life, but it’s not enough to just deep clean once a year. At the change of season is a good idea, so long as you make it all four seasons.
“What’s different about a deep clean?”
Rather than skimming over surfaces, a deep clean looks beyond. You don’t brush over the furniture; you pull it out from its usual place and inspect the area behind. You move appliances in the kitchen and empty the cupboards. You remove the toilet seat and wash the shower curtain.
If you have the time and patience to do that on a weekly basis, then good for you – but most people don’t.
“Why is this so important?”
While the opening to this post was intentionally comedically exaggerated, there is nevertheless a truth there. There are hidden nasties that might be lurking in your home. That could be anything from toxic black mold to a mice infestation. The threat of the former can be detrimental to health; the latter is why you need to fully clear out every cupboard every once in awhile.
“Detrimental to health?!”
Absolutely. Even a home that looks clean enough on the surface can have hidden problems that are damaging to health. This should be a particularly worrying concern if you have young children, whose immune systems are weaker. Mold, for example, can cause respiratory problems, while poor bed linen care can lead to an excess of dust mites – a major allergen.
“What if I find signs of an infestation?”
There are always home remedies you can try, but if you find a significant mold or pest infestation, then they likely won’t do much. It’s better not to waste time; call in the professionals and get it dealt with. Oh, and make sure you schedule a deep clean regularly to help prevent problems occurring in future.