We are in a DIY era, where we think we can do everything with some kitchen products, and we are too clever to be fooled by ‘cleaning professionals’. We don’t think about how important it is to properly clean something to avoid ruining it. Will you run the risk of shrinking some expensive rugs just because you followed some tutorials on YouTube? I guess not. If you are not sure if you want to hire someone or do it yourself, there are some things you should consider that might help you decide…
First, you should focus on your safety because anyone can handle not all cleaning products. Second, you should think if you are willing to lose or damage that object; if you have any emotional attachment to it, better to leave it to professionals. Of course, you should be reading reviews and checking if there are reliable before giving them any work.
Let’s go through the top 5 things you should leave to the professionals to clean;
1. Antique Rugs
Rugs are pretty expensive, and you do not want to ruin them by cleaning them. You can clean your rugs by yourself, but it is best to leave it to a professional if it is antique rugs with details and all. If you do not clean it well, you may affect the color, and if the drying process is not done correctly, it can also result in mold.
You can maintain a rug well by vacuuming it regularly; it will remove any dirt and dust, but contact a professional if you are thinking of a deep clean. A rug does not need a frequent wash; once a year is acceptable. If you have a spot because you spill a drink or food on it, you can immediately spot clean it because if not treated immediately, it can set in permanently.
2. Leather And Suede Jackets
Leather and suede jackets are an investment; they may last for years if you take care of them properly. While it is possible to spot-clan stains with clear water and a sponge, you have to leave the real care for experts.
3. Black Mold
This is an important problem that needs to be solved as soon as you detect it or generate respiratory issues. It is important to ensure that you have sufficient protection when you try to clean it, but large mold infestations should be kept to professionals. They will have the appropriate equipment to deal with it safely, but they will also ensure that it is gone for good. You do not want to get near black mold because even an attempt to clean it can lead to bad health effects.
4. Wool Coats
Wool coats should be cleaned at least twice a year to make sure it is in good condition and that you can use it for a long time. Many people clean their wool coats at home, it is possible, if you are very careful but it is more rational to leave it to professionals.
You can use a clothing brush in between washes to remove dust and dirt, but it doesn’t replace the deep cleaning, so even though it may seem clean, you should make sure to wash it at least once a year.
Many people may manage to clean their gutters themselves, but do you know how many emergency cases each hospital receives each year related to falls attempting to clean their gutters? Additionally, gutters have a lot of gross things, and you should make sure everything is done safely.
You can clean yourself and save money on many things, but if you are not sure how to do it or even if you don’t have the appropriate equipment, it is better to leave it to professionals. Let us know in the comments if you have any other objects that you think should be cleaned by a professional only…