4 Things To Consider for Fall Deep Cleaning

After that nasty storm hit Cache Valley a week ago, you’re probably worried a bit more about your outside than your inside. Don’t neglect that inside, though; the reasons why you need deep cleaning this fall aren’t going away, they’re just increasing. Here are a few things you should consider about your deep cleaning this fall.

1. Deep Cleaning Touched Surfaces

The cold is going to bring more than a few cases of the sniffles this year. With the outbreak still in progress, that’s probably worrying you. When people start spending more time indoors, it becomes easier for infections to spread, so you’re going to have to do extra deep cleaning to keep healthy. In addition to washing your hands, you’ll want to make sure you’re washing and sanitizing all the regularly touched surfaces. These include countertops, doorknobs, handles, phones, and anything else family members regularly touch. Make sure you sanitize these surfaces before and after they get used. Coupled with regular hand washing, this will go a long way to protecting your health this fall and winter.

2. Have A Deep Cleaning Schedule

You’d be surprised how much a schedule helps. The hardest part of any big job – and this is definitely a big job – is getting started. When there’s so much to do, we can’t process the job and don’t know where to begin. Having a schedule breaks the job down into smaller, more manageable pieces and lets you focus on one thing at a time. It makes it easier to get started and being able to track your progress makes the job seem smaller.

3. Hard Surface Floors

Last year, Les Schwab hired us to clean up their floors during the fall and winter months. When it comes to hard surface floors like tile and linoleum, they’d found that without regular cleaning is needed to avoid damage. The wetness of everyone’s shoes makes them sticky. They bring in pebbles and other small objects that scratch and cut the floors as they walk. Then there’s all the chemicals being sprayed on the road for de-icing, which can corrode the floors. As a part of your schedule, you’ll want to make sure you’re cleaning your hard floors at least once a week to prevent this damage. A really useful trick we’ve found is mixing vinegar and water for mopping. It works wonders!

4. Clean Air

Dust is mainly composed of dead skin cells (gross!). Since people are going to be spending more time in doors, that naturally means fall and winter will see more dust in your home. You want to make sure you spend a bit more time dusting your home than you usually would in the summer or spring. If you don’t keep on top of it, the extra dust in the air will leave you coughing more. That can make sleeping more difficult, and make people feel generally more irritable. Winter’s miserable enough without that!

Get Some Help

The extra cleaning workload is very time consuming, especially for homes with large families. Here in Cache Valley, large families are the norm. It can be hard to keep all that extra work straight and falling behind quickly gets frustrating. That’s where Clean Freak comes in! We can be the helping hands that help you stay on top of it. So, if you need some extra help deep cleaning your house this fall and winter, get in touch with us. We’ll help you get a schedule set up and help you keep to it.

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5 Reasons You Need Deep Cleaning For Fall

Deep Cleaning Time

We’re coming up on the end of summer. It’s hard to imagine with temperatures still being in the mid to high 90s, but in another month, we’re going to start seeing those temperature’s drop as summer moves into fall. With fall comes deep cleaning to get your house ready for the long, cramped winter. Here are 5 reasons why you’ll need deep cleaning this fall.

1. Bugs

box elder bugs massing around a window

THEY’RE EVERYWHERE!

There are plenty of reasons why bugs get into your home. Your kids drop crumbs that attract them. Cooler temperatures are more comfortable for them. They get inside through an open window and can’t find their way out. Box elder bugs get personal satisfaction out of covering every square inch of your home just to infuriate you. Whatever the reason, they eventually die and their bodies will be spread out around your home. You’re going to want to do some deep cleaning to get rid of them. Especially the box elder bugs.

2. Dust

Dust builds up over time. It just happens. Sure, you vacuum your house every week and pull out the old feather duster, but there are some places where dust builds up that you don’t do regularly. Places like under the fridge, on high shelves, backs of closets. While you’re spending more time outside in the spring and summer, this dust might not be as bothersome. As fall brings the cold and winter freezes up everything, that excess dust will become an irritating problem. You’ll need to do a deep cleaning to get rid of it. Then you’ll want to air out your house to get fresh air in. Best take care of it while the weather’s still good.

dog with a box on his head3. Pets

Do you have pets? If you do, then you know that pets shed. Some pets shed a lot. If you have pets, you’ll need to do deep cleaning just to get rid of all the fur and pet dander. You’ll definitely want to do this before winter comes, as you’ll be spending a lot more time indoors with your pets. You don’t want to have to deal with that mess once it gets cold.

4. Carpets

Carpets might as well be magnets for dirt and dust. Worse, because you’re constantly walking on them, you’re always packing it down. That makes hard, tightly packed spots that damage carpet fibers and shorten their lifespan. This becomes even worse in the winter, when you bring in melted snow from your shoes and salt from the roads. Carpets should be deep cleaned at least twice per year if you want them to last. Clean Freak doesn’t do deep cleaning of carpets, though; we recommend the experts at Alpine Cleaning and Restoration. They’ve been in the carpet cleaning business for over 20 years and know all the best tricks.

5. Back To School

kid with a backpack going back to schoolOne way or the other, your kids are going to be going back to school this fall. Here in Cache Valley and other parts of Utah, school actually starts at the end of August, just a couple of weeks away. Your kids are going to be bringing home whatever sicknesses are going around, so you’ll want to make sure you have a clean environment for them to come back to. Deep cleaning before they go back to school can help make it easier to keep your house clean for your kids and family.

Let Us Help You With Your Deep Cleaning

Deep cleaning is a lot of work and sometimes you just don’t know where to start. It’s tempting to put it off in favor of doing something easier, but don’t do that. You’ve only got a few weeks before it all starts. Once the kids go back to school, you’ll find it hard to get ahead, as they’ll be bringing in new stuff every day. After winter, it gets even worse, since you’ll have the cold to contend with. Now’s the time to get it done. If you’re having trouble, or need a little extra help, we’ve got you covered. Our Deep Cleaning Package runs for a reasonable price of just $30 per hour. We offer a wide range of cleaning services in this package to help you get the mess under control. Don’t wait until it becomes a hassle you can’t live with. Call today and we’ll get it under control so you can manage it more easily over the fall and winter months.

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Summer Vacation Is A Go!

Summer Vacation Plans

Summer VacationThe outbreak doesn’t seem to have derailed summer vacation plans much. In fact, just the opposite. According to the Miami Herald, and the Denver Post, camping reservations are at an all time high. Even Bear Lake says it’s ready for visitors this summer.

It might have something to do with health officials reporting that going outside is safer than staying indoors for many different reasons. That means summer vacation is still an option, as long as it’s to a place where you can spend time outdoors. If you’re the owner of these campgrounds, though, you shouldn’t overlook your responsibilities for people’s health and safety.

How Clean Are Your Facilities?

Keeping your facilities clean is an absolute necessity this year. As we’ve discussed in previous articles, sanitizing your workplace is a good way to help slow or stop the spread of the virus. While campgrounds have a lot of room to spread out, stores, camp offices, and other public buildings still get used regularly by everyone. Don’t let up on your cleanliness.

Can Clean Freak Help?

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Yes, we can. Full cleanings, something you’ll need to do on a weekly basis to keep your facilities healthy, can be a strain on your janitorial staff. It can be even worse if one of them gets sick. You can’t risk one of your employees coming into work if they might have the coronavirus. If they infect your customers, you can expect some pretty bad reviews at the very least, to say nothing of legal liabilities you may be subject to. Clean Freak can help by supplementing your staff with extra help to fill gaps, or ease the burden.

During this summer season, there are three big groups that might need help from us around Northern Utah.

1. Cabins and Vacation Rentals

Cabin rentals are some of the biggest winners this summer. People are less trusting of hotels, but individual cabins and other vacation rentals give some extra isolation from other people. Jury’s still out on whether or not this is actually safer, but one thing’s certain: you gotta keep those places clean. They might or might be safer than hotels, but they’re certainly not safer than anything if you don’t need them clean. With demand high, people are running short on time and manpower to get vacation rentals clean between guests. Clean Freak is more than happy to help out if you need it.

2. Stores and Other Commercial Buildings

It’s not just the places people stay that need to be cleaned, but the places people might visit as well. Stores near campgrounds will be especially busy, as even the most fastidious preparer will realize they forgot something once they get out there. No matter how carefully you plan and pack, there’s always something. Thankfully, even the most remote campgrounds are within reasonable driving distance of stores. Those stores will get some business pick-up from the summer vacation crowds, so they’ll need cleaning, too. We’re ready and able to provide any assistance they need.

3. Moving

There’s been a rise in the number of people moving to new houses this year. Changing jobs seems to be the biggest reason, but there’s also been several minor exoduses from outbreak hotspots. Whatever the reason, people are moving. Apartments, houses, and the like will all be changing this year. Before people can move into a new house, it will need to be cleaned. As a seller or landlord, you might not need as much help as some of the big businesses, but a few extra hands never hurt anyone. The better the job and the faster it’s done, the happier (and healthier) new residents will be when they move in. We’re on call to give you assistance if you need it.

Clean Freak Utah cleaning servicesGive Us A Call

We have plenty of options to contact us if you need the extra help cleaning up. You can call us up, email us, or you can use our handy contact form. Just leave a message with us and we’ll get back to you as soon as we get it. We can explain our services to you, quote price estimates for the job, or just help you work out the best plan to keep your place clean. Get in touch today and see how we can help.

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Deep Cleaning in Northern Utah

Cache Valley and Bear Lake

Bear Lake VacationSummer is here. This is the time of year when people would normally be flocking to Northern Utah’s most famous vacation destinations: Bear Lake.  Cache Valley has it’s own spots, too; First Dam and Green Canyon. Rental and vacation homes are fairly common in this area, as well as cabins all up and down Green Canyon.

The outbreak may have slowed this all down some. It’s hard to guess what the actual effects will be. We seemed to be doing fine until a recent surge in May. At the moment, things are still open, but with threats by the state government of a shut down order if things don’t turn around, it’s hard to say. Even without a shut down order, it’s already pretty clear that this summer will see decreased tourist revenue all over the country. This doesn’t mean people aren’t going on vacation, though.

Vacation Homes and Rentals

While rentals and travel are down, they aren’t out. There is still a significant portion of the population out and about this summer, especially since the situation seems to be improving in many places. That means people need places to stay. If you’re a rental and vacation property owner, you want to make the most of that, right? To do that, you want to make your rental property as attractive as possible to visiting tourists. In this time of viral fears, that means you want to make sure everything is properly cleaned.

Moving Around

It’s not just vacationers who are moving around, either. We’re also seeing a steady migration of people to new homes and new places. Whether it’s people looking to move away with new jobs, or just young people moving into a new home for the first time, there is still a market for real estate. As with rental and vacation homes, people want to know their new house is cleaned before they move it. “Deep Cleaning” is trending on Facebook as people look for those who can help them get their new place ready to live in.

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It’s probably a good idea. It’s easy to take out the trash, clean the windows, scrub the bathrooms, and vacuum the carpets. Under normal circumstances, that’d be enough, but that’s not the case this year. This year, we need to contend with the virus, which means deep cleaning. Deep cleaning involves sanitizing hard surfaces with antibacterial cleaners, thorough scrubbing, and making sure you get those hard to reach places.

Deep cleaning is a much bigger job than you’d usually have to do.  You need to do it before each new guest moves in, too.  You can do a pretty good job of killing off the virus, but as soon as someone who has it comes into the area, all that work is undone, so you can’t just do one big cleaning job and think you’re covered.

Deep Cleaning for New Homes

Before you move into a new home, you’ll want the same deep cleaning done, too. Better safe than sorry, right? Did you know that you can add the cleaning process to the negotiations of the sales agreement? Given that proper deep cleaning can take a lot of extra time and costs more than you’d normally expect to pay for cleaning costs, it’s definitely worth considering factoring it into the closing costs. Even just getting half the costs covered by the seller could be a huge saving.

Looking for A Cleaner?

Clean Freak Utah cleaning servicesIf you’re looking for someone to do some deep cleaning in Cache Valley, Clean Freak has you covered.  Our deep cleaning package is just $30 per hour per cleaner and covers everything from the basics (like taking out the trash) to full spot washing. We provide our own cleaning chemicals for the big stuff. We supply our cleaners with masks to help reduce the spread of the virus. You could do it all yourself, but why put yourself up to all that extra time? We’ll do it faster so you can move in sooner. If you’re looking to clean out a vacation or rental home between guests, we can do that, too!

Got any questions? Heard enough?  Want to get the job done? Feel free to get in touch and find out what we can do for you! We’re standing by and ready to go whenever you need us!

 

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Tips to Keep Your Business Sanitized

keeping your business sanitized during covid-19Covid-19 has left us with a sort of Schrodinger’s Economy – it’s both going and not going at the same time. Still, there’s the possibility that businesses will be given the go ahead to reopen soon. Whether or not this is a good thing is also in a state of quantum flux, but one thing is certain: people are going to be nervous about going places for a while. That means it’s a good idea to keep your business sanitized.

Hopefully you’ve already been doing that, but just in case, let’s go over some things you should know for keeping your business sanitized.

1. Set Up A Plan

Keeping your business sanitized is going to require some careful thought and coordination. Everybody’s going to need to know what to do to keep things clean. Make sure to get your plan written out and printed up so you can give a copy to each of your employees. They need to know what they’re doing as much as you do.

2. Hand Washing

washing your handsOne of the most effective ways to combat the spread of the virus is to wash your hands. Simple soap can destroy the tissues that hold viruses together, making it impossible for them to infect you. It’s usually a good idea to have a hand washing policy anyway, but it’s critical at this time. The CDC recommends you and your employees wash your hands after any of the following actions:

  • After using the bathroom.
  • Before, during and after food preparation.
  • After blowing their nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • After touching garbage.

If you cannot get enough soap, alcohol based hand sanitizer is the second best option.

3. Sneezing and Coughing Etiquette

Covid-19 is a respiratory virus. It gets into your lungs, intentionally provoking coughing so it can spread. It’s important that you teach proper hygiene for coughing and sneezing to help reduce the spread.

You should avoid coughing or sneezing into your hand. People use their hands for everything, so sneezing into your hands will simply spread the virus. Instead, cough into your shoulder, or a tissue. After doing so, throw the tissue away and wash your hands.

4. Provide Options for Employees

You don’t want employees to feel like they need to come in and work if they’re sick. If they do, they’ll only infect everyone, which will cause the disease to spread more quickly. To avoid this, make sure your sick leave policy is ready to cover your workers if they need to take time off. Ask your employees to report if they get tested and if they do, do not wait until the results come back to take them off the work schedule. If they are getting tested, they are probably showing symptoms, which means they have already been infectious; forcing them to come into work will only make things worse. Small business loans can be taken out to cover sick leave and policies are in place which could allow you to have those loans forgiven if they are used to cover sick leave for your employees. Check what benefits are available to help you out.

Where possible, arrange for a work-from-home program. There are many jobs in different businesses that can be done from home thanks to the internet. If your business is one that does not absolutely require employees to come in, give them the option to not do so.

5. Keep Workstations Clean

Encourage all of your employees to regularly clean their workstations. Regular cleaning of workstations should be done once per hour if you can manage it. Use cleaner to spray down the desk and office equipment, and wipe things clean.

In addition to workstations, all high touch surfaces should be regularly cleaned as well. These include all of the following:

  • Credit card machines
  • tables and chairs
  • Doorknobs
  • menus
  • salt and pepper shakers
  • sauce containers
  • food trays
  • light switches
  • railings

Use some good judgement to come up with any other high-touch surfaces that should be cleaned.

6. Do Weekly Full Cleanings

covid cleanupIn addition to the routine cleaning your employees should be doing every day, you’ll want to do full cleanings once a week. Designate a day during the week when you do the least amount of business for this. Shut down your business for the day and have a professional cleaning company come in and clean everything out. You might balk at the extra expense at first, but if you ignore this advice, it might cost you more later. Your employees will be more likely to be exposed to the virus without it and that could shut down your business even longer.

Take No Chances When Sanitizing Your Business

You don’t want to take any chances with the Covid-19 outbreak. Although the disease isn’t very deadly by itself, it can cause many complications and large numbers of cases stress hospitals to their breaking point. There are also many at-risk groups who are more likely to suffer serious side-effects from infection. All of these things can make the deadliness of the virus worse for those who don’t take it seriously.

Not only will sick employees cut into your business’s efficiency, but if your customers think that they might put themselves at risk going to your business, they’ll probably choose to stay home. Make sure you’re doing everything you can to keep your business sanitized.

We Can Help

Full cleanings can be a serious strain on any janitorial staff. They might also need to take sick leave as well. You might find yourself stretched for regular cleanings if you’re taking this seriously. Fortunately, we here at Clean Freak are here to help. If you need an extra hand getting your business sanitized, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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Spring Cleaning for Pet Dander, in Cache Valley

Spring Has Sprung

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Look at him! So cute! So fluffy! So much pet dander!

Spring has finally arrived. The snow is melting, the weather is warming, and my “going outside clothing” has decreased from six layers to two. Since spring has finally arrived, that means its time for spring cleaning. If you let your pets come indoors, it’s highly likely you’ve let them in more over the winter.  There’s a good chance that, among other things, you’ll have more pet dander in your house that needs cleaning.

Pet Dander

As a semi-rural area, Cache Valley has a lot of allergens. Pollen will start spreading over the next few weeks. The wetness will make your shoes sticky, bringing in dirt and grime from the outside. And then there’s pet dander. Here in Cache Valley, we love our pets. I’ve owned many dogs myself over my life. They’re great companions.  As much as we do love them, they do make their messes. Even if you’re not allergic to pet dander, it’s still a good idea to do some deep cleaning for it this spring. Here’s why.

1. Allergies

Even if you’re not allergic, others might be. Pet dander is one of the more common allergens. Symptoms of these allergies range from stuffiness and sneezing, to swelling and itching, and can even cause people to be completely unable to breath. Even if you can handle it, you don’t want to make your guests uncomfortable, do you?

2. Other health Concerns

dust mites and parasitesBeyond allergies, pet dander can attract other health risks. There are many types of illness causing parasites – like dust mites – that can feed on pet dander. There are also parasites that may be on your pet that can come off with the dander and spread into your carpet. You don’t want these things wandering freely.

3. You’ve Got To Clean Everything Else Anyway

Being clean is just a good idea in general. Over the winter, you’ve been doing more indoors, which has been building up more dust than during the warmer months. You’re going to want to clean up anyway, so why not give a good, deep clean to get rid of the pet dander? While you’re cleaning that up, you’ll also get rid of dust, dirt, and grime as well. It’s just a good idea in general.

Let Us Help!

Clean Freak, Cache Valley, UtahWhile keeping clean is an important part of your health, sometimes it’s hard to manage a good, deep clean. We all run a vacuum cleaner now and then, and we should all be wiping our countertops, sinks, and tables. A casual cleaning only works for so long. Sooner or later, the dirt missed will start to build up. If you don’t do a regular deep cleaning, it can clump together into hard, tightly packed bits of grime that will be extremely difficult to break up. If you’re having trouble finding time to do a good, deep cleaning this spring, why not let us help you out? Get in touch with us today and let us give your home a good scrubbing. Your home will look great and you’ll be feeling much better afterward!

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How Deep is Your Spring Cleaning?

5 Simple Tips to Faster Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

Don’t let spring cleaning overwhelm you!

Spring Cleaning is an age-old must-do. All winter long, you’ve been spending more time indoors to get away from the cold. When you do go outside, the snow dampens your shoes, making more dirt, grime, and ice-melting chemicals stick to them, which you then bring inside. Maybe you’ll take longer, hotter showers, steaming up your bathroom more than usual. Have a pet dog? All that fur will bring in even more dirt and grime than your shoes, not to mention all the pet dander. All this combines to make a big mess in your house by spring-time. Naturally, the first thing you want to do as soon as it warms up is get it out.  As we move into February, it’s time to start planning for it.

That’s a huge job, though.  Just thinking about all that work is enough to make your arms ache. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get it done faster and with less trouble? Well, here are some tips to do just that!

1. Have A Checklist

Not knowing what to do slows you down a lot. This is why having a cleaning checklist is the first step to getting the job done quicker. If you have a checklist to refer back to, you know what you’ve cleaned and what you haven’t, so you don’t have to spend any time trying to remember what you’ve done. It will also help make sure you don’t miss anything. Another great advantage of a checklist is that it gives you a place to start. Deciding what to start with is often the hardest part of any big job. With a written checklist, you’ll be more inclined to starting with the first item on it, removing that pesky indecision from the equation.

2. The Tube Sock is Your Friend

Instead of throwing out old socks with holes in them, use them as cleaning rags. When it comes to cleaning blinds, a tube sock is an amazing tool. Dip it in a mixture of hot water and vinegar and rub it across one side of the blind, flip it over, and wipe down the other side. Repeat for each individual blind. Wipe it dry after and let them hang in the sun where the remaining dampness can evaporate quickly. This is far more effective than a duster and won’t get any dust in the air.

3. Give Your Dishwasher a Drink of Lemon Kool-Aid.

No, I’m not joking. The citrus in lemon Kool-Aid is surprisingly effective eating the lime deposits and stains in your washing machine. But only lemon flavor seems to work. Just pour a packet of it into the detergent coup and run a cycle without any dishes or silverware. You’ll be surprised!

4. Bathroom

Your bathroom is definitely a place you’ll want to clean out. The bathroom is one of the places most likely to develop mold infestations. Mold can be hard to get rid of, but a good cleaning can help prevent it from taking root. For that, here’s a couple of tricks.
Tiles: Mold can’t grow on tiles because it needs organic material to feed on. The dirt and grime that builds up on grout is its favorite food in this case. To get rid of it, mix ¾ cup of baking soda with ¼ cup of bleach to make a thick paste. Use a brush to apply that past to the grout and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then scrub it even deeper and let it sit for another 5-10 minutes before rinsing it off. Once it dries, you’ll be amazed at how clean they are.

Shower heads: If you want to clean and unclog your shower head, fill up a plastic bag with white vinegar. Wrap it around the shower head and tie it off with a twisty-tie. Leave it sitting for 2 hours and it will clean away the dirt and lime build-up, letting your shower run as clean and good as new.
The advantage of these tricks is that it only takes a little bit of prep-work to prepare the cleaning materials. Once applied, you can leave the bathroom to work on other quick cleaning jobs, letting you kill two birds with one stone.

5. Steam Clean Your Microwave

Microwaves get a lot of food splatter on them. That can be a pain to clean through the usual methods. Fortunately, the very way that microwaves cook food can allow you to quickly steam clean them. Fill a microwave safe bowl with a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar, put it in the microwave, then run it on high. The liquid will evaporate, condense on the inside surfaces and attach to the grime. When the microwave finishes, simply wipe it down with a paper towel and watch the grime come right off.

More Tips

These are just a few of the deep cleaning tips you can make use of to speed up your spring cleaning, but they’re far from all. If you want to see some other deep cleaning tips to get a good clean going, try looking at some of these.

Don’t Get Overwhelmed!

Clean Freak Utah cleaning servicesThe biggest tip is not to overwhelm yourself. Springing cleaning is a big job and it’ll take time, but if you let that get to you, it can be overwhelming. Don’t look at everything at once, but instead focus on individual tasks (your checklist will help). You don’t have to do it all in one day, either; you can take your time. Allow yourself to have a break now and then.

Sometimes, it’s just nice to have a bit of help, too. Whether some physical limitation is slowing you down, you just don’t have enough time between work and whatever else goes on in your life, or you just have trouble getting started, we’re there for you. We’re the expert cleaners in Cache Valley, whether it’s for businesses or residential homes. Get in touch and let us know how we can help. We’ll get the deep cleaning done so you can have more time to focus on things that matter to you!

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3 Reasons to Hire a Professional Cleaning Company for Rental Properties

Nowadays, it’s popular to own rentals. They’re essentially cheaper and more lucrative than renting out a house. You have more tenants paying you monthly instead of just one family or a couple of people. However, your tenants have to make sure everything is clean on move out. But we all know that not everything is always done correctly. 

 

This is why you should hire a Professional Cleaning Company to come in and do everything right, so that the next people to move in will feel right at home instantly. Here are three reasons you’ll want to outsource a Professional Cleaning Company if you own rental properties.

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Time Is Valuable

As an owner and manager of any business property, you’re busy. Your time is valuable. So what you do with the time that you do have is super important? You can definitely use your time more wisely by hiring a cleaning service. While you worry about more important matters, such as handling move out costs, signing contracts, and meeting with new tenants, a cleaning service can do all the cleaning, making your rental property “move-in” ready.  

 

Professional Agency Vs. Outsourcing Local Contact

Hiring a professional is, well professional and hiring a local friend or family could get messy. The professional will definitely be a better choice, and here’s why. 

Professional Cleaning services already have all the cleaning materials and with outsourcing a friend, they (or you) might have to buy all of the right cleaning things. And even if you did manage to buy the right chemicals to get the job done, you would have to spend the time doing it or supervise someone doing it. Hiring a professional could save you a hassle and costs of cleaning materials.

 

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Liability Insurance 

Liability Insurance. This reason basically explains itself. Any professional cleaning service would offer some kind of insurance to protect (and insure) someone or some property. If by some miracle, something did get ruined or someone did get hurt while cleaning, you and the cleaning service would be covered. 

Here is more information as to why small businesses benefit from liability insurance. 

 

Cache Valley is full of rental properties. And there is one professional cleaning company right here in Cache Valley that would would make sure your rental properties are looking nice, neat, and clean. Clean Freak UT is one of the best cleaning services in Cache Valley. If you have any questions on how we focus on doing the best cleaning, don’t hesitate to call us or visit our in town location!

 

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After Party Mess Clean-Up

Celebrate the New Year

New Years PartyWho doesn’t love a wild party, besides your neighbors at 4:30 AM? December is a time for great parties all around. Christmas and New Year’s revelries are a great chance to spend some extra time with family and friends. For businesses, an end of year party can really help your employees enjoy the workplace and their coworkers.

But then comes the after part. The clean-up. Garbage, spills, etc., it all needs to be taken care of before you go back to normal life. You dread it, don’t you? Everyone does. There’s just always so much mess, sometimes you just don’t know where to start.

Party In the House

A lot of people dread having parties at their homes. It takes so much time and effort to get the party ready. You have to cook the food, you have to clear space for activities, and if your relatives are traveling a long way to get to it, you might even have to find a place for them to sleep. On top of that, you have to clean your house twice, once before and then after. The before part might not be too much of a problem if you normally keep your house clean, but the after is unavoidable.

Party In the Office

after party messA business party offers so many opportunities to improve employee morale. Give them some good food they wouldn’t otherwise try. Good team-building exercises can build solid working relationships while developing problem solving skills. Getting to know your coworkers in a casual setting helps you get along with them better. Also, it’s just nice to have some fun. All work and no play makes Jack try to murder his family with an axe and then freeze to death in the snow. Or something like that, anyway.

The clean-up afterward is less fun. You have to take down the holiday decor, clean up all the confetti, wash the carpets. There’s a lot of work to do after.

We Can Help With the Mess

Whether its an office party, or in your own home, sometimes the clean-up just needs a few extra hands. If you’re busy, or you travel a lot, or just don’t know where to start, don’t let that stop you from living it up. Here at Clean Freak, we’re always ready to help with the mess. Whether it’s before or after the party, we can help you get your place spic and span! Get in touch with us today and let us know how we can help.

3  Cleaning Projects You Can Avoid This Holiday Season In Cache Valley

It’s the holidays. Time to be with friends and family, eat a lot of food, and not think about all the cleaning up you will have to do after all the festivities. We all get stressed this time of year, but there is hope! We know of some cleaning professionals that can help you tackle (and even help avoid) this holiday season. Here are three less thought of cleaning projects you can avoid this holiday season in Cache Valley.

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Corporate Parties

It’s definitely that time of the year for your business. The holiday. Which also means many holiday parties with lots of decorations, food, and people. Everyone will have a great time and leave with a good time, but after all is said and done, who gets to clean up after the festivities? It’s definitely a cleaning project that is thought of afterwards.

What if a professional company could take care of all the mess and party that is left behind? 

 

Nasty Floors From De-Icer Being Tracked In

Have you ever noticed how gross and dirty your floors become during the winter months? In Cache Valley there is a Phenomenon called “Black Snow.” It comes from a mixture of salt and de-icer that the City puts on the roads, and then all the pollution that lingers in the valley. All your customers walk and track it through your business making your floors look disgusting. The floors are constantly looking dirty and messy making your business look unkempt.

This cleaning project may need a little more deep cleaning by professionals. Wouldn’t it be more beneficial if a professional cleaning service just came and took care of it for you? 

 

Cleaning and Organizing Holiday Decor

No matter what holiday your business will celebrate, we bet that you have plenty of decorations stored away somewhere. Your holiday decor could be stored in a closet somewhere collecting dust and sitting in disarray and who wants to deal with all that? It’s really a cleaning project that no one actually thinks of. Why clean the decorations when they will just go back into storage within a month? No one would notice, right?

Wrong. This cleaning project is important because it allows all of your decorations to stay nice and last for many holidays to come. If you want, check out these tips for storing your holiday decorations before storing them for the year to maybe help save you from the following year.

 

Last Minute  

These cleaning projects may be a last minute cleaning project that you or your staff may not have time for. That’s why cleaning professionals at CleanFreak UT is at your service. We can take care of any of those last minute cleaning details or after party cleaning projects. Give us a call or look at our website to see how we can help with any of your cleaning projects.