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What You'll Get
Housecleaning is a never-ending chore, much like swallowing your saliva so it doesn't constantly stream down your chin. Let someone else do the dirty work with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $49 for a two-hour deep-housecleaning session, focused on one room ($170 value)
- $89 for a four-hour deep-housecleaning session, focused on two rooms or apartments under 500 square feet ($270 value)
- $139 for a six-hour deep-housecleaning session, focused on three rooms or a two-bedroom house or apartment ($360 value)
Microbes: Squatters in Every Square Inch
Along with dust and dirt, house cleaners help evict a less visible menace—microbes. Get an understanding of germs with Groupon's overview of these out-of-view houseguests.
Are there more microbes living in your trash can than in your bathtub? According to a telephone survey funded by Reckitt Benckiser, the makers of Lysol, 97% of Americans think so. To find out, this same group surveyed 35 homes in person, searching 32 common areas for lurking microbes—or microscopic living organisms, more commonly known as bacteria or, simply, germs. The results defied public opinion: bathtubs hosted 119,468 bacteria per square inch, whereas trash bins held only 411 per square inch. Beating out the tub was the kitchen sponge—home to a whopping 134,630 bacteria per square inch.
The implication of this study is clear: these invisible critters are crawling throughout your home, often hiding where you least expect. But before hiring a mountain lion to hunt down every single germ, consider this: microbes are actually so common that up to 200 trillion of them may be residing inside your body at any given time, according to an article in Discover magazine. Additionally, Dr. Rintala of Finland’s National Institute for Health and Welfare asserts that children exposed to microbes at a young age are less likely to develop allergies.
However, Dr. Rintala also notes that excessive exposure to some microbes such as mold can heighten the risk of developing asthma, and the fact remains that not all microbes are benign. For example, Harold McGee of the New York Times chronicled research on the “five-second rule,” the common belief that dropped food is okay to eat as long as it’s picked up within five seconds. He found evidence that both E. coli and salmonella could contaminate dropped food almost instantaneously. Although these harmful microbes are quite rare, the best way to avoid them—and reduce the chance of getting sick—is to clean high-risk surfaces regularly.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required, 48 hour advance notice required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Valid only within 50 miles of zip code 92116. Extra fee for travel outside service area. Additional rooms can be added for fee, call for pricing. Additional fee will apply for move-in / move-out cleaning and excessively dirty rooms. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.