National Cleaning For a Reason Week, April 18-24

Deserved Comfort House Cleaning Celebrates Six Years of Helping Cancer Patients
By Lucy Lee



Columbia, SC – April 21, 2020 – Deserved Comfort House Cleaning has been donating cleaning services to local cancer patients for the past six years through their partnership with nonprofit Cleaning for a Reason. Since 2014, Deserved Comfort House Cleaning has supported a total of 38 cancer patients with a donated value of $14,010 in cleanings.

Owner Marlo McKelvey Kanipe wants to bring heightened awareness of the cause to the area during Cleaning for a Reason Week, April 18-24. The goal is to help more households battling any type of cancer to receive the gift of a clean home.

“Nine years ago, I was blessed by the amazing support of my clients and my staff when I was undergoing cancer treatment,” said Kanipe. “I made it our company mission to give back in every way possible. Our technicians are amazing not only for their professionalism, but also for their compassion. They are committed to helping ease the burden of home cleaning for cancer patients and their families.”

Kanipe added, “During this coronavirus pandemic, it is important to clean for health reasons. As an essential business, we are working to provide clean, healthy, and safe homes for all of our clients and especially the cancer patients. All staff are trained to properly clean, sanitize, and disinfect and are equipped with masks and gloves, while also practicing social distancing.”

Through partnership with Cleaning for a Reason, Deserved Comfort House Cleaning provides services for two cancer patients’ homes each month for two consecutive months free of charge. This is an ongoing service to cancer patients residing in Columbia, parts of Lexington, and Irmo.

About Deserved Comfort House Cleaning
Launched in 1986, Deserved Comfort House Cleaning is a family business providing recurring residential cleanings, one-time cleanings, and small office cleanings. Unlike many companies, Deserved Comfort House Cleaning does not work in teams, but sends in one professionally trained technician for each cleaning and assigns that same technician to the same clients. In 2016, a technician was recognized as ARCSI’s Professional House Cleaner of the Year and ARCSI Best Uniform.

Deserved Comfort House Cleaning has been awarded The State's Best House Cleaning Service, Best of Columbia Metropolitan, Columbia Living Magazine Best of Columbia, and Angie's List Super Service Award. The company was the first runner up at the 2019 BBB Torch Awards and was awarded 2019 Highest Quality Score by Quality Driven Software. Deserved Comfort House Cleaning is a member of ISSA/ARCSI and an IICRC Certified Firm. For more information about the company, see

About Cleaning for a Reason
Cleaning for a Reason partners with more than 1,200 residential cleaners throughout the United States and Canada to offer free house cleaning to any household battling cancer. Since 2006, the nonprofit and its partners have donated more than $13 million in services, helping more than 39,000 cancer patients. In 2017, Cleaning for a Reason was adopted by ISSA Charities, the charitable arm of ISSA, The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association. To learn more about Cleaning for a Reason and to apply for free house cleaning, see

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