Cleaning tasks best left to the professionals

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Some people say that they feel guilty about calling in professional and expert cleaning services in Ballarat, but they shouldn’t. As it happens, there are a number of cleaning tasks that are truly best left to the professionals. It’s not to say they’re impossible for anyone else, but if you want or need them done to the highest standard, then it’s the pros, their know-how, and their particular tools that you need most.

1. Mould

Mould isn’t just a nasty-looking thing to clean, but it can also be a dangerous one. Certain varieties of mould can cause severe health problems for those who are living in its vicinity, especially respiratory problems. In that sense, mould is a bit like nature’s asbestos. 

Even if you were to try and clean the mould yourself, you’d most likely fail to do so in such a way that it would never return. What’s more, without the proper protective gear, the act of cleaning it could be even more dangerous than leaving it be, since breaking it up would release large bursts of spores and other contaminants. Any mould of a dark green or black colour should be treated as a more urgent situation.

2. Organising a Hoard

Another very professional cleaning task is that of organising and removing an accumulation of belongings and objects that we might commonly now call a “hoard.” Hoarding is treated as a psychological issue, very often the result of a bereavement or other significant loss, and thus usually requires the support of mental health experts to help reassure the hoarder in question that what is happening is the right thing. 

Professional organisers are usually carefully trained in how to deal with the clean-up job sensitively, going slow at first, giving the hoarder time to come around to the idea and get on board. It’s not a good idea to go in yourself, all guns blazing, to forcibly remove and organise a hoard. It can cause severe emotional distress, and end up making the situation worse.

3. Roof and Gutter Cleaning

Why would one need professionals for this? Can’t anyone get out their ladder and go to work on their roof or gutters? Technically, yes they could, but the reason we include it in our list is because of the danger factor of trying to clean the gutters and roof yourself when you don’t have the specific training or professional experience of doing it yourself.

DIY gutter cleaning would mean you only do it once or twice a year, most likely. Professional cleaners, such as this handyman near me in Lakewood, get up their ladders and clean gutters on a daily basis. They’re therefore in a much stronger position to do the job both properly and safely.

4. HVAC Systems

The growth of mildew, mould, and bacteria in your air ducts can be a real problem that requires immediate attention. The problem is that it’s hard to know as a layman where to start with HVAC cleaning. You might end up doing more damage than good to the system, and then you’ll just have more expenses on your hands. 

5. Carpets

When it comes to HVAC systems, there’s a technical aspect to worry about, but what’s the big deal about cleaning one’s own carpets? Well, in this case it’s not really about bringing in the professionals because of some inherent danger with the carpet itself, but rather that the professionals will just do a much better and thorough job of it.

Deep in your carpet are lurking some quite horrendous things, many of which can’t be reached by your conventional vacuum cleaner. The professionals offer much deeper steam cleaning techniques that will truly restore your carpet.