How Often Should Your House Be Cleaned?
Your house should be cleaned whenever it gets dirty or every two weeks, whichever comes first! If you have kids or pets chances are good that your house should be cleaned on a weekly basis. Many people these days pay a company to come and clean their home. This is certainly a household budgetary concern. Of those who pay for someone else to clean their home, most choose a frequency that fits the budget but does not necessarily meet the cleaning needs of the household. The homeowner says to herself “I will clean on the off week/or weeks when my service does not come”. And she starts out doing that. Then she skips a week and goes to a football game instead. She notices that the house doesn’t look all that bad.
The Homeowner Begins to Think That Sort of Clean is Clean Enough
The problem here is that dirt, dust, pet dander, pollen and other allergens which are invisible but there nonetheless, are building up on the off week(s). Some people say they can only afford to hire someone to clean every four weeks and then they do not clean for three weeks. The truth is their health cannot afford to wait four weeks for those allergens to be removed.
Let the Professionals Tell You How Often Your Home Should Be Professionally Cleaned
Call your cleaning service, if you have one. Be honest. Tell them if you are not cleaning in between their visits. Then ask how often they recommend, depending on what they already know about your household. For an adult couple or single with no pets, perhaps every other week is fine. For a family with kids and/or pets or both, weekly would be a better choice. Otherwise you will be tied to your home on the off weekend doing the cleaning yourself. And let’s face it, the whole purpose of hiring a professional is to rely on their expertise and so that you are “off duty” from all cleaning.
Call Custom Maid at 499-8568 to speak with a professional. There will not be any charge for information or for an in home estimate. We service Virginia Beach, Norfolk and most of Chesapeake. See you at the football game!!!
Editor’s Note: We originally published this article in October 2014. We have edited it for freshness, accuracy and comprehensiveness.