When you know it’s time to bring in a professional cleaner for your home or office, it’s inevitable to ask how often should I use a professional cleaner? Well the answer depends on a few things. It may also depend on the cleaner…
What matters most when it comes to determining how often to hire a professional cleaner?
1- How quickly does your space get dirty?
Got a lot of mess makers? Get that cleaner in more often.
If you’ve got kids, tradies, labourers, excercisers, or anyone else who’s likely to be tracking high levels of dirt or sweat around with them, then you need to clean more. Obvious dirt can build up quickly and is off putting to everyone. You want to stay on top of it to keep your place fresh and clean.
2- Is there a lot of foot traffic?
More use means more cleaning.
Even when the people coming through aren’t ‘obviously’ covered in muck and mud, they’re still bringing in dirt and germs. Each addition will quickly build up the ick factor and it can get out of hand before you know it. That’s why entrance ways often require extra special attention to keep sparkling clean. A home with a single person living in it may not require professional level cleaning as frequently as a home with a bunch of kids running around.
3- How important is it to give a good impression?
When impressions matter you can’t go past a quality cleaner.
People notice dust and dirt easily. That’s because we tend to see when there’s a problem. Sometimes a quick brush over may look good enough on the surface but fail to impress a new customer walking in the door. If your space needs to your professionalism, then you need to get a professional clean done more often. Stay on top it. That way you’ll never be caught out.
4- Are there hygiene concerns?
Which rooms have extra hygiene concerns?
Rental properties have a full clean and clear in between guests. The sheets are washed and changed, everything is swept and scrubbed. This isn’t just because of the obvious messes that can be left behind. It’s also about the unseen. It’s important to ensure that the place is freshly cleaned and hygenic, ready for the next family to use the place. Kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms typically create higher levels of hygiene concerns because of the way these rooms are used.
5- Do you have the time to clean yourself?
Hiring a cleaning is not just about getting that professional job done. It’s about saving yourself the time and hassle of trying to do it yourself.
If you’re able to put time in yourself them you can probably afford to space out the frequency of a professional cleaner. When you’re struggling to keep the place in check then you might want to bring someone in more often. One of the great things about bringing in a professional is that it frees up your own time to spend on the things you really want to be focusing on.
6- What’s your budget?
Your budget determines your priorities.
Let’s be real. This has to factor in. Hiring a professional cleaner costs money. After all, they’re providing a valuable service and it’s how they make their living. They should be paid properly and adequately for their time and expertise. If you can’t afford a regular clean, then just stick to using professionals for that deep clean maintenance.
7- What’s your ick factor?
Does mess cause you stress?
The final consideration may be one of the most important. If you’re someone who likes to keep things really pristine then you’ll want a more regular cleaner. (Daily cleans never hurt anyone, right?) When you can comfortably survive until the place is starting to whiff a bit, then you might prefer to space those cleans out a bit more.
So… how often should I use a professional cleaner?
A good rule of thumb, depending on the answers to the above questions, is weekly or fortnightly. In some cases once a month should suffice. On top of this there should be a quarterly deep clean to really get into the nooks and crannies. Or, if you’re like the average Joe, you may just wait until you can’t handle it anymore and call in for a last minute rush job. This isn’t exactly ideal, and may result in you missing out on a clean when you really need it. So let’s just avoid this option ok!
Of course if you are basically on top of your own cleaning you may only want to bring in the professional cleaner for those once off occasions or to get in that regular deep clean that truly makes your house sparkle.