This post is sponsored by Stanley Steemer. As always, all opinions and ideas are entirely my own.
While I’m passionate about taking a hands-on, DIY approach to cleaning, that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate a little professional help now and again! If anything, my years of experience with DIY cleaning solutions have deepened my appreciation for professional cleaning services!
One of the basic truths of cleaning is that it’s easier to keep a thing clean than it is to clean a thing that’s dirty. So by occasionally investing in professional cleaning services, you can save yourself a huge amount of time and effort in the long run!
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And while we all know that you can have your carpet, tile, and hardwood flooring cleaned professionally, that’s just the tip of the iceberg! So today I’ve teamed up with the cleaning experts at Stanley Steemer to help raise awareness of some lesser known (but no less valuable!) home cleaning services that will help save you time and energy!
5 Lesser Known Cleaning Services That Will Save You Time & Effort
1. Upholstery Cleaning
Your furniture’s upholstery can turn into a haven for dust, dirt, and allergens over time. I assumed our couches were reasonably clean, but our Stanley Steemer technician offered to do a spot test just to make sure. And boy, did that test prove me wrong!
The amount of dirt that came out of that one little test spot was rather horrifying to be honest! But luckily for me, Stanley Steemer not only cleans polyester and acrylic upholstery like ours, but also microfiber, cotton, wool, and linen upholstery too!
Our Stanley Steemer technician made short work of cleaning our couches! The hot water extraction process removed all the hidden dust and dirt lurking in our couches, and left them looking, smelling, and feeling as clean as the day we bought them!
2. Upholstery Treatments
Depending on the circumstances, furniture upholstery may need a little extra love before or after cleaning. Here are few upholstery treatments that can help restore your furniture to its former glory!
- Spot Treatments. A special spot treatments may help lift out colorful, smelly, or even set-in stains in your upholstery.
- Protection. After cleaning your upholstery, you may choose to apply a “protector” to help repel dirt and water-based stains. Fabric protection can help keep your furniture looking new for much longer!
- Deodorizers. Request a deodorizing treatment for your upholstery to neutralize unpleasant odors. This is a useful service for pet owners, and a great option for thrifted furniture!
3. Leather Cleaning
Keeping leather looking nice isn’t just about removing dirt and allergens. Keeping it moisturized is just as important, as dry leather can quickly lose its softness and color! Having your leather furniture cleaned professionally is a smart way to protect your investment.
Stanley Steemer offers leather cleaning services, which include cleaning, moisturizing, and protecting the leather. I had my favorite leather recliner cleaned by Stanley Steemer, and it’s never looked better!
4. Automotive & More
Cleaning the inside of your car or recreational vehicle isn’t necessarily difficult, but it can be time-consuming! (Not to mention physically demanding—all that bending, stretching, and reaching can take its toll!)
Having the inside of your car, boat, or RV professionally cleaned can be a huge time-saver. Stanley Steemer makes it even more convenient by bringing their cleaning equipment to your car or boat, rather than the other way around.
5. Air Ducts
The air ducts connected to your home’s heating or air conditioning systems collect tons of dust and dirt over time! If you don’t clean them out, that dust can circulate around your home and aggravate conditions like asthma and allergies.
Stanley Steemer’s air duct cleaning service includes a thorough inspection and cleaning, which includes vacuuming and compressed air to remove every trace of dust and dirt. They’ll also clean out your dryer vents too, which should be done every year in order to avoid dryer fires!
My hope is that this post helps add to your awareness of the wide world of professional cleaning services! Keeping a home clean is a demanding and time-consuming job, and there’s no shame in calling in for backup when you need it! :-)