Studies Show Deep Cleaning Without Proper Protection Could Be Hazardous

When you are leaving your old rented home or a property you had on lease in Perth, you have to abide by some rules. Otherwise, you may have trouble getting back the deposit or the bond money. One of the universal rules is turning the house over as clean as it was the day you moved in. Hence it is of upmost importance, both for the tenant and a prospective landlord do a thorough and effective job of cleaning the property.

If you are a landlord, you may find that you need to compete against many others in your local area. A nice way to stand out is making sure that your property is going to be nice and clean at all times. A prospective tenant will usually be turned off immediately if the property looks as though it is not well taken care of.

The benefits to a sparkling clean property are twofold; not only does it improve occupancy rates but more importantly it sets expectations of what you consider “clean”. This is one reason a sloppy paint job or a cheaply executed repair leads to increased tenant damage and even less desirable tenants because they see these poor repairs or sloppy paint jobs as a sign you look the other way.

Moving out is a busy period, with various formalities to complete. Amongst those, cleaning is most often a highly cumbersome, tiring, and sometimes even hazardous task.

There are several reasons why it is much easier, more practical and safe to leave it in the hands of professionals. The primary reason to hire a professional cleaning company is by attempting to deep clean carpets or clean difficult surfaces without having proper knowledge and training, you could end up making mistakes which would prove to be costly in the long run.

To avoid the trouble and the hazards (elaborated further in this article) of cleaning the property yourself, many people are turning to hiring professionals, some of whom specialise in vacate cleaning services. The added benefit of hiring professional vacate cleaners is that they use hi-tech and latest equipment which increases efficiency, minimises risk and does a more thorough job of cleaning for you in a timely fashion. The hazards of cleaning are often underestimated amongst people in general. According to Safe Work Australia, cleaning is often more hazardous than construction work.

In the process of cleaning, a person is subjected to several major hazards. From innocuous micro-organisms, that causes a range of diseases to hazardous chemicals and injuries resulting from manual handling or electrical injuries, there’s a lot that can go wrong while attempting to self-clean.

According to a study conducted by the Kristin Cummings in 2018, a cleaner can be exposed to many different germs while cleaning hard to reach places. Leptospirosis from rodents and their droppings, Legionnaire’s disease from contaminated water (typically in air conditioning units), Asbestosis from exposure to asbestos which is typically found in pipe lagging, insulation boards, ceilings and tiles are just some of the diseases which a person is exposed to while undertaking a thorough cleaning of the house.

The Cummings study also seems to suggest that regularly using house cleaning products could be as bad as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day.

Physical injuries are also more common than what one might assume. Even the simple art of vacuuming leads to injuries, as a study by Alison Bell in 2011 pointed out. Ultimately cleaning is a strenuous activity, which involves lifting, lowering, moving and manipulating potentially heavy objects, so it should not come as a surprise that many injuries happen during the process of cleaning rapidly before shifting. There have been a lot of studies regarding the potentially hazardous substances in cleaning compounds.

According to a study conducted by Fabian Gerster in 2014 on several Swiss professional cleaning companies, more than half of the chemicals used during the process of cleaning are hazardous to the human body.

Added to the Gerster study is the ever present concern with using electrical equipment, which presents hazards of its own, and especially in the context of places which are rented/leased frequently, the possibility of getting injured by discarded sharp objects and needles left by the previous tenant/ landlord etc.

In light of these, hiring professionals to clean the property is the safest way to go, because not only do they use the latest technology so as to remove the dirt in hard to use places, unburden you of the several hazards associated with cleaning, deliver the service in a timely manner with an interactive customer service, most of them also come with guarantees about you getting the bond money back from the landlord.

Perth Home Cleaners, one of the top professional cleaning service providers based in Perth promises to easily rid your properties from all the nasty spots, grime, grease and dirt, so that you can receive back your bond money, and move on to the next property without any worry. Meanwhile, you might be able to sell your property at a much higher and reasonable price.

With our busy lives, time and energy is a luxury very few of us have. We live in an era where it is of upmost importance to leave the property spotless for a tenant, or keep a property squeaky clean for a landlord. Not only do we overestimate our ability to clean thoroughly and effectively but we underestimate the risks, the cost and energy it takes for a thorough cleaning, which is a massive logistical task.

Why not hire our professional cleaning services so you can sit back and take a breather.