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The world of cleaning isn’t for amateurs. In fact, it takes a lot of skill and technology to clean up spills, garbage, and other grimy stuff the world has to offer. A lot of people fall into the trap of DIY or doing-it-yourself methods when it comes to cleaning.

Although simple messes like litter can easily be picked up by an everyday jane or joe, complicated messes such as biohazard wastes, chemical spills, and oil stains require a much more professional approach.

If a person does insist on handling difficult cleaning tasks, grave harm to the environment and the people around, including themselves is a real possibility. The dangers of cleaning are genuine. The way people handle such tasks can be very detrimental to the well-being of a community.

For example, common roadkill animals include armadillos. Studies show that armadillos can easily transmit diseases like anthrax and leprosy to humans. If an ordinary clean up crew who have no knowledge of handling biohazardous waste were to clean it up, then an outbreak can occur.

The scenario above is just one reason why people should consider hiring professional cleaning services. Here are more reasons why people need to step back and let the professionals handle all the big spills that are bound to happen.

Better Equipment

In highly urbanized cities, tall buildings and skyscrapers are a common sight. Eventually, the windows on those structures are required to get dirty from all the smog and dust. Ordinary cleaning crews might try to clean those up, but those in the extreme higher levels need proper gear and cleaning materials.

An example of this situation is how professional window washers in Houston, Texas handle such heights. Professional services such as those in Houston, utilize military-grade ropes to scale buildings and look for dirty windows to wash.

Well-trained Personnel

Aside from the right gear, these people are well adapted to situations and are not afraid to get the job done, even if it is a dangerous one. Such situations would be near impossible for most people to get through, let alone doing a job.

Hazmats or Hazardous Materials found at home should only be handled by professional crews in the event a chemical or biological disaster happens. People who handle such cases are well trained and know the dangers of cleaning up.


Most well-equipped teams work diligently to meet deadlines, especially that they are the experts when it comes to this field. A property owner can expect no less from a professional team to finish a task properly and finish it on time as well.


Depending on contracts by the employer and the professional cleaning crew, both can decide what to do if the property is damaged, either through negligence or by accident. This fact is another great reason why hiring professionals are more practical than DIY jobs.


A lot of people view the cleaning industry negatively. In fact, a lot of people are afraid of even getting into the business because of all the grime and dirt involved. But the truth is, people, look at cleaning as something as simple as preparing breakfast.

A lot of people think this way and end up suffering the consequences. Toxic wastes from chemicals and other substances can be hazardous when handled by amateurs and ordinary citizens. You need to get the service of some professional cleaning crews to make sure the job gets done.

These experienced cleaners are fully equipped, well trained, and are prepared to handle anything that can cause a disaster when left lying around.


New research shows that spring cleaning can burn off even more calories than running a marathon.

Houseproud homeowners typically burn up 3,655 calories each year just by cleaning and tidying their homes in time for the summer.

That’s about the same as 30 large glasses of white wine or 20 chocolate eclairs – or a little more than one marathon run.

Over a lifetime this amounts to almost a quarter of a million calories or 783 bacon sandwiches.

The study was carried out with a group of home owners who were asked to monitor the amount of time they spent spring cleaning and the tasks carried out.

Popular tasks included dusting and vacuuming, emptying and cleaning cupboards, scrubbing floors, cleaning windows and moving furniture.

Cleaning cupboards burnt the most calories with those taking part spending on average four hours on this task alone, using up 952 calories. This involved emptying, cleaning out and repacking the cupboards.

Dusting was the least strenuous task burning off just 170 calories per hour. Those being monitored spent two hours doing this gentle task.

The average spring clean took the home owners 16 hours and 20 minutes spread over four days.

At 3,655 calories it was well ahead of a marathon run which typically burns between 2,500 and 3,500 calories depending on the runner’s height, weight and build.

One woman who took part said: “I’m surprised at how many calories I use just by giving the house a thorough clean. There is a lot of stretching and lifting involved so great for the upper body, and walking up and down the stairs and the ladder to get into the loft are great for my legs.

New research shows that spring cleaning can burn off even more calories than running a marathon

New research shows that spring cleaning can burn off even more calories than running a marathon

“I’m almost tempted to clean up more often now I know how beneficial it is!”

Another added: “I often ache after spring cleaning – now I know why! It is incredibly rewarding to see the house de-cluttered and gleaming, even better when I know I can indulge in a few of my favorite treats without feeling guilty afterwards.”

A spokesperson for PromotionalCodes.org.uk, who conducted the study said: “Housework is a great way to exercise and knowing how many calories it burns makes it much less of a chore. After all, as well as a lovely clean house, we’re also toning, firming and making ourselves much fitter.

“There are lots of time saving devices now which means our spring clean takes less time than it did years ago. But regardless of the help we have, we’re still stretching, lifting, walking and bending – all great for getting our hearts pumping and body working hard.”

Vacuuming (1 hour) 238 calories

Dusting (2 hours) 340 calories (170calories/hour)

Emptying, cleaning, repacking cupboards (4 hours) 952 calories (238 calories/hour)

Scrubbing the floor (1 hour) 258 calories

Climbing up and down loft (20 mins) 181 calories (544calories/hour)

Turning mattresses and making beds (1 hour) 136 calories

Moving heavy furniture (2 hours) 476 calories (238calories/hour)

Cleaning windows (3 hours) 612 calories (204calories/hour)

Cleaning external doors (1 hour) 204 calories

Deep clean bathrooms (1hour) 258 calories

Total: 3,655 calories