Let a pro clean these often overlooked areas
With today’s busy schedules, house cleaning is a household chore that can be done haphazardly or not at all. There are many places in the house that can be overlooked when tackling household cleaning yourself.
Sometimes it takes the help of a Los Angeles house cleaning professional to make sure every inch of the house gets the attention it deserves. One professional says areas in plain sight are often overlooked because they’re not common areas homeowners often think to clean.
“People miss all kinds of things,” says Robyn Ferguson-Lum of highly rated Carousel Quality Cleaning in Upland, Calif. “They forget to clean the baseboards, finger prints on the walls, cob webs, vacuuming the sofa, dusting the blinds, all kinds of things.”
Another professional says homeowners overlook what they simply don’t like or want to clean.
“There are just things that people don’t like doing, like scrubbing the shower and the toilets,” says Brian Hollabaugh, owner of highly rated Maid 4 You Home Cleaning in Costa Mesa, Calif. “I mean, how often do you really clean the shower?”
Ferguson-Lum advises novice cleaners to make sure to read the labels of cleaning products before tackling a home cleaning. Knowing what you can and can’t use on each surface in the house will save time, money and a potential disaster in the long run.
“If you use the wrong product, you might ruin your own furniture,” she says.
Ferguson-Lam also says using too much of a chemical-based cleaner may be potentially harmful to children and pets who might accidentally ingest toxins.
“If you use too much, they might ingest what’s left on the surface,” she warns. “It’s best to just leave it to us.”
Nineteen percent of recently polled Angie’s List members admit they only thoroughly clean their house once a month. If cleaning ranks low on your priority list or you lack the time to give it the proper attention it deserves, seek the help of a Los Angeles house cleaning company.
“It’s really about time management,” Hollabaugh says. “What do you want to spend your two days off doing, scrubbing your shower or going to the beach with your kids?”