If you live in the Cape, you’ll be enjoying all the signs of early summer, from the twittering birds to newly emerged greenery – a blessed relief after the parched landscapes of last summer.
Traditionally, spring is associated with cleaning. In the Cape, however, spring weather is highly changeable, with patches of cold and wet interspersed with sunnier days. Now that we’re heading into “summer proper”, it really is the ideal time to consider professional cleaning of your carpets, curtains, upholstery and mattresses.
We explain why.
Avoid the annual allergy attack
Along with newly sprung flowers and sunshine, early summer in the Cape is associated with snorts, sniffles and watery eyes. It’s the time of year that allergy sufferers dread, when pollen counts reach their peak.
At this time of year, spores, dust particles and pounds of pollen waft lazily around. They enter Capetonians’ homes through doors and windows, and on the feet of unwitting people and pets. And once they settle out of the air, they get trapped in curtains, carpets, upholstery and mattresses.
Vacuuming alone isn’t sufficient to remove pollen, pet dander, mould spores and other common allergens. In fact, the act of vacuuming tends to release these potential irritants into the air, making allergic reactions more likely.
The most effective way to minimise seasonal allergens in your home is to use a professional cleaning service that includes steam cleaning.
Neutralise the effects of the wet season
Over the damp Cape winter (and early spring), mould builds up on floor coverings, curtains, upholstery and even mattresses.
The onset of the drier weather is the perfect time to remove mould spores. Also, materials air dry much faster in the warmer months so mould spores don’t have a chance to take hold again after cleaning occurs.
Winter is tough on carpets for other reasons, with people and pets tramping in mud and debris underfoot. Now’s a good time to revitalise your carpets and loose rugs.
Capitalise on the warm windy weather
As spring merges into summer, the Cape Doctor makes its first blustery appearance. The strong south-easterly wind, coupled with the warm weather, dries out everything: the garden, your laundry and those thick slivers of sirloin and sausage hanging on biltong hooks.
One advantage from a cleaning perspective – warm, windy weather ensures super-fast drying after carpets, curtains and upholstery are professionally cleaned.
Spruce up for the silly season
The end-of-year holiday season is only weeks away. There’s not a lot of time left to make last-minute reservations and organise family festivities. At the same time, work and school tend to reach a fever pitch of busyness as the end of the year approaches.
If you’re serious about the silly season and are house proud too, now’s the time to spruce up your home – before the end-of-year rush turns into a riot!
The good news is you don’t have to exhaust yourself by doing all the heavy-duty cleaning work on your own. With our reliable carpet cleaning service, you can leave major chores in the hands of professionals.