What Do Professional Cleaners Do That You Can’t?


Cleaning is a basic, and for many, mundane task that has to be done. Some people genuinely find enjoyment in cleaning their home, while for others it is something that gets put off, or is performed sporadically.

The answer for those that need a one-off deep clean, or a more regular service, is to hire a professional cleaning company.

However, the cost of hiring professional cleaners may be prohibitive to some or viewed as an unnecessary expense by others.

There are obviously many benefits of hiring a professional home cleaning service if you can look past the financial costs.

But, what are the advantages, and what could professional cleaners do that you couldn’t do just as well yourself?

Why Pay for Professional Cleaning Services?

There are certain occasions that call for professional services. Cutting down trees, installing a new kitchen, or replacing a roof for instance.

There are moments when it may be worth using professionals to clean your home too.

Below you can see some of the reasons that hiring a professional cleaning company may be worth your time and money, and some of the things they do that perhaps you cannot.

They Won’t Skip Over the Difficult Tasks

Put very simply, hiring a cleaning service means that every area of your home that you want to be cleaned will be handled.

When you decide to give your home a spring clean, or a one-off top-to-bottom serious clean, you may start off with all the best intentions in the world.

Nevertheless, it is very easy for the motivation to drain away as time passes. Especially when you get to items such as a greasy oven, or a neglected microwave.

Professionals will have a schedule, and a list of tasks to complete. And they will do all of them.

They Can Perform Deep Cleans

There are times when a home needs to be properly deep cleaned. You might be interested to know how to deep clean your new home before moving in, or you may want a similar clean before you market your house.

It is unlikely that you could deep clean a home to the same level as a professional company. Partly because they have different equipment, because they may come as a team instead of a single cleaner, and because they are more experienced.

They will clean much deeper than surface level, and they have the time to spare. One of the problems with giving a home a deep clean is simply the time it takes.

If you want to clean a new home this way then you may have to take time off work.

They Have the Correct Equipment and Products

As mentioned above, a professional cleaning service will have totally different cleaning equipment to yours.

A good company will also understand about environmentally friendly cleaning products, and they will be able to clean certain areas that you can’t.

They will be able to clean carpets and rugs if you request them to. This can involve steam cleaning, and help to extend the life of your carpets.

It will also help to improve the air quality in your home. This is because a proper deep clean can remove many of the allergens in your home.

They Will Help to Improve the Air Quality of Your Home

Houses, condos, and apartments are home to a number of allergens.

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America lists several household items that can contain allergens. These include carpets, bedding, soft furniture, pillows, and mattresses.

Not all of these items are easy to clean by yourself or without the proper equipment. A cleaning service can help to remove many allergens including mold, dust, pet dander, and pollen, through a professional clean.

They Will Sterilize Surfaces

Sanitizers and other bacteria-killing products have been everywhere you look for the last two years or more.

Once the pandemic hit it seemed that everyone was carrying personal hand sanitizers, or they were placed at the entrance of every commercial building.

If you hire professional cleaners, they will first perform all the cleaning tasks set on their list, and afterward, they will sanitize the home too.

Something worth considering especially if you have pets or small children.

They Will Be Insured

A good cleaning company should be insured against breakages. Of course, it is hoped that nothing will get broken during the course of cleaning a home.

Yet, if it does, at least the cleaning company will be insured.

If you break something important to yourself, whether you are able to claim will depend on your own insurance. You may find that you aren’t covered in the same way that a cleaning company would be.

They Can Give Certain Guarantees

The truth is, no matter how dedicated or motivated you might be, you can’t guarantee that your cleaning will reach a certain level. You may tire, you may get bored, you might get distracted.

Some cleaning companies will offer certain guarantees of quality, and if they don’t reach these, you can recall their services to finish the job properly.

This can be very useful when you are employing cleaners for a one-off clean that may have deeper connotations, such as when you end your tenancy agreement.

They Can Perform End-Of-Tenancy Cleaning Service

This may not sound as if it is much different from a regular clean, but actually, it can be a rather more specialized service.

According to Statista, there are around 44 million residential units being rented privately now in the US. It would be fair to estimate that nearly all of these homes have been secured by some form of deposit. Perhaps the equivalent of a month’s rent.

To get this deposit returned is reliant on several things, and one of them is cleanliness. Performing an end-of-tenancy clean isn’t a matter of vacuuming the carpet and dusting surfaces. These cleans involve a high standard that will satisfy a landlord’s inspection.

They Can Stick to Any Schedule

True, you could also stick to a schedule you set, but life has a habit of intervening at certain times. If you hire a cleaning service then you will arrange a time and date for them to arrive and they will come as requested.

This means that you can set your own schedule around them knowing when they will start, and when they will finish.

What About the Cost of the Cleaning Services?

This is one of the biggest reasons why some people don’t want to use professional cleaners. For a large home, the cleaning bill could indeed be high so it may be worth weighing up your needs against the cost.

For many, using a professional cleaning company is for a one-off time. When you move out, or into a new home for instance.

Or when you want the carpets and rugs deep cleaned. At these moments, the cost of cleaning is outweighed by the services you receive that you couldn’t do yourself.


There is no doubt that you are perfectly capable of cleaning your own home, but there are some things that professionals can do better.

Using a professional cleaning service on certain occasions may improve the air quality in your home and protect your family’s health. Alternatively, it may help you to get a security deposit returned.

Whether those benefits outweigh the cost of these services only you can truly decide.

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