Supplement Your Regular Cleaning With Professional Services

Most people clean their homes or businesses on a regular basis. But whether you handle the cleaning yourself or hire a maid or janitorial service, your normal cleaning schedule is not enough to achieve the deep-down clean your building needs. In order to ensure the health and safety of the people who live or work in any building, normal cleaning needs to be supplemented by in-depth cleaning by certified professionals.

Why Use Certified Cleaning Technicians?

First of all, there’s a difference between professional cleaners and certified cleaning technicians. Professional cleaners can be anyone who cleans for a living. But certified cleaning technicians have been educated and verified by a third party organization to be capable of delivering the right results.

For example, G.W. Savage is an IICRC-certified firm (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification). Being IICRC-certified means we must meet a rigorous list of standards, not only in cleaning expertise, but also in business ethics. So you’re guaranteed to get the deep cleaning you need to maintain the health of your building.

Along with your regular vacuuming and checking for water damage, using a professional restoration company for supplemental cleaning also helps extend the life of your flooring and upholstery.

Finally, advancements are constantly being made in the field of cleaning and restoration. The techniques and best practices change often, and certified cleaning technicians keep up-to-date on the latest developments to ensure that your home or building is being cleaned and decontaminated in the most effective ways possible.

What Areas Require Supplemental Cleaning?

Upholstery & Fabric

Regular vacuuming, cleaning spills, and other maintenance is good for maintaining your fabric and upholstered furnishings, but having them cleaned by a certified professional is even better. It is recommended that you have your fabric furnishings professionally cleaned about every 2 years. Furniture manufacturers say that you shouldn’t wait until your furniture becomes excessively dirty before cleaning it, because you may not be able to restore it to the original appearance.

Regular cleaning of upholstered and fabric furnishings by a certified professional can help restore your furniture’s appearance, extend its life, and keep it in good condition.


No matter how good your vacuum cleaner is, the fact is that you will eventually need to have your carpets professionally cleaned. The normal wear and tear of daily life means that the fibers of your carpet become soiled and take on a dull appearance. Even if your carpet appears clean on the surface, periodic professional cleaning will help remove what you can’t see.

Hard Surface Flooring

Many people today choose hard-surface materials for their flooring (wood, concrete, stone, and other specialty flooring) because they have the idea that these floors are easier to maintain. However, soils tend to build slowly over time on hard floors, which can lead to erosion of the material.

The usual mopping isn’t effective enough to prevent this buildup entirely, and eventually it will be time to call in a certified professional. They will have the right experience and training to select the proper cleaning chemicals, equipment, tools and techniques for your specific job.


Decontamination is an important part of maintaining a healthy building wherever people live or work in close quarters. Many people think of decontamination as a necessary step after a fire, sewage backup, or other biohazard event. But decontamination should be a standard part of your yearly (or more frequent) cleaning cycle, especially for facilities like schools, hospitals, and workplaces.

Having your home or building professionally cleaned by certified technicians is important for maintaining a healthy living and working atmosphere for all building occupants. Be sure to supplement your regular daily or weekly cleaning with periodic professional cleaning. In addition to helping you create a clean environment, certified cleaning technicians can offer advice for maintaining a clean and healthful home or business overall.

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