There is a vast amount of cleaning companies and various cleaning services readily available in cities across the world. Busy lifestyles are probably the main reason why home and business owners have come to rely heavily upon these professional services.
The commercial sector has to some extent no other choice but to hire or employ cleaning staff to keep their premises hygienically clean, but homeowners on the other hand, can reduce their over reliance on professional cleaning. However, we do recommend using the expertise of a qualified carpet cleaner at least twice a year.
It goes without saying that homeowners who employ cleaners do so out of necessity; however by implementing a few minor changes around the home it is possible to save money by reducing the frequency of these cleaning visits.
The biggest contributions to dirt in your home
In order to reduce the amount of time and money spent on keeping the home clean, especially where carpet flooring is concerned, there are certain preventative measures necessary for the homeowner to implement, but firstly we will consider the main causes of dirt within the home. A messy home can make you unwell.
Dirt, dust and grime enter into the home in many ways but mainly via the soles of shoes and off clothing, as well as from the dead skin cells constantly shed by people and pets. It is interesting to note that scientists estimate that on average we shed between 30 000 and 40 000 dead skin cells every hour and that works out to be almost a million every 24 hours, and they fall off and become part of the dust and dirt in our home. Tips to maintain your property.
Top prevention tips
Apart from staying out of the home (which is not a sensible option) there is not much that can be done to prevent dead skin from entering the home, however by simply placing door mats at the front and back entrances of the home a whole lot of dirt off the soles of footwear can be prevented from entering the home. See: Stop Dirt at the Door.
A good idea is to have an outside mat as well as one on the inside this ensures that less dirt will be tracked into the house. A better solution is to have a “no shoes in the house rule”, so place a shoe rack at the entrance of your home and kindly ask visitors to use it.
Pets bring dirt into your home too
When it comes to pets it is always a good idea to keep an eye on them and to have a cloth handy to wipe their dirty or wet paws. A weekly grooming or brushing of your pets will guarantee less fur around the home too. More advice here.
Furthermore pet hair can be removed from most surfaces by using a damp cloth or sponge and powerful suction vacuum cleaners that are specially designed for removing fur are readily available on the market.