There are lots of cleaning hacks online that promise to get rid of tough dirt and grime with simple household products, like vinegar, baking soda, and bleach. But some of these tips might not effectively clean your property, could damage it, and may even put your health at risk.
ICE Cleaning is a specialist cleaning company that offers a range of professional cleaning services, from mould remediation and fire damage cleaning to crime scene cleaning. Its technicians are fully qualified and accredited by several organisations including BICSc, IPAF, and Dewpoint Professional.
Read on to find out why you should never attempt DIY cleaning tips yourself.
They are usually ineffective
For tough problems, like mould and mildew, everyday cleaning and household products will not do the trick. Wiping down surfaces with bleach, for example, might remove some of the surface spores, but it could leave plenty behind which will regrow.
Specialist cleaning products and equipment that can thoroughly clean the affected area will be required.
These solutions are also often quick fixes that don’t tackle the cause of the problem. You might be able to remove some of the mould with a DIY solution, but they will not get solve what is causing it so it will quickly return.
A professional cleaner can diagnose the specific cause of the issue and advise on how to prevent it in the future.
Without knowledge about the specific problem and the surfaces you’re cleaning, the DIY solution can even damage your property. One popular hack involves using vinegar and baking soda to clean grout, but this mixture could damage it and make it harder to clean.
Cleaners will be able to choose the right product for the affected area including non-abrasive, non-toxic solutions.
They can be dangerous
Lots of DIY solutions call for the use of harsh and harmful chemicals, like hydrogen peroxide, bleach, and ammonia. These can be hazardous to handle and use without personal protective equipment (PPE) like gloves and a face mask.
Mixing the chemicals improperly could also put your health at risk, for example bleach and ammonia can create chlorine gas. This poisonous substance causes serious health problems when inhaled including irritated eyes and skin, nausea, coughing and wheezing, and difficulty breathing.
Professional cleaners will be trained in how to carefully handle and mix chemicals so they can pick the optimal solution for your problem and safely clean your home.
Specialist cleaners, like ICE Cleaning’s technicians, can give you the peace of mind that the problem will be properly treated. They have the expertise to quickly and thoroughly deal with your specific circumstances, and can even provide professional advice should the situation require it.
ICE Cleaning’s technicians are available nationwide and can be on site in several hours in an emergency. It operates round the clock, 365 days a year, including bank holidays.