Moving into a pre-owned home, whether it is a rental or your own home, has a low likelihood that the previous tenants took the time to thoroughly clean after they moved out. When the living space has been cleared of the clutter and possessions, and maybe at best the hair from the sink was removed and maybe the carpets were half-heartedly vacuumed, the initial presentation might give the illusion of clean. But once you have the keys in hand and you take a closer look, you might see excessive dust on the baseboards, window sills, and ceiling fan, the cabinets, drawers, and pantry littered with trash and crumbs, some questionable residues on the windows and mirrors, and perhaps even some potent odors emitting from the fridge. It is far from clean to say the least. With that in mind, we at Baker Sandoval Cleaning would like to suggest some cleaning tasks you conduct prior to moving in.
How to Deep Clean and Apartment or House After Moving in
You may need to plan for a few days of cleaning before move-in day, depending on how many hours you can dedicate to the cause a day, but these jobs would be better done before the boxes start to come in.
Cleaning Bathrooms: Arm yourself with your favorite disinfectant cleaner, glass cleaner, and toilet cleaner. If there is a window, open it up to help ventilate the cleaning chemicals, or at the least switch on the exhaust fan. The light switch, light fixtures, counter tubs, toilet’s exterior, plumbing fixtures, towel rack, toilet paper rack, tub/shower and any other surface should be treated with the disinfectant spray and thoroughly wiped down. Use a flexible duster to remove the dust from the exhaust fan, light fixtures, ceiling and walls, complete with removing the cob webs. If there are any spots on the walls, use warm soapy water to clean it off. We recommend replacing the toilet seat, but if you chose not to be sure to disinfect the seat and the exterior bowl, tank, and handle; clean the inside of the bowl with your toilet cleaner. Shine the mirrors and if the shower has a glass door, hit that as well with the glass diner. Remove all manner of trash and debris from the cabinets, medicine cabinets, and drawers; a shop vac can make easy work if you have one available. In accordance with the type of floor that is in the bathroom, sweep and mop the floor. A professional deep clean might be in order if the previous owner neglected the service. It will remove all the grit and grime, making the grout look bright and fresh.
Kitchen Cleaning: Begin the kitchen with the appliances, clean both interior and exterior of the microwave, refrigerator, freezer, stove, oven, vent hood, and so on. We recommend you pulling out the fridge and cleaning behind it as well. Touch up on the cupboards and drawers, removing the trash and debris from inside, and wiping down the exterior. Use your disinfectant spray to wipe down all the surfaces. With the flexible duster, dust the ceiling fan, light fixtures, walls, ceiling, and baseboards. Finish the kitchen with off by sweeping and mopping the floor according to the type of flooring.
Miscellaneous Clean Up: With the flexible duster, clear the dust from window sills, baseboards, walls, ceiling, ceilings fans, and other surfaces throughout the house. Clean the windows and mirrors. If any blinds remained, use a vacuum and the upholstery attachment to remove the layers of dust from the surface. Clean the storage space, closets, linen closets and so forth. Go through the house with your disinfectant spray and wipe down door knobs, light switches and other such surfaces. Vacuum any carpets and sweep any other remaining floors; mop where applicable.
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We know there is more to clean than one might think, and it can be very time consuming. To help alleviate all the burdens you carry from moving, working, and other responsibilities, let the professionals of Baker Sandoval Cleaning provide our move-in cleaning service to ensure your home is clean, disinfected, and deodorized before you move in. Contact us for all your house cleaning and janitorial needs!