The Cleaning Company Routine Part Two
Dusting – Wipe Downs – Sweeping – Mopping – Vacuuming
When your towels, linens, and rugs are in a cleaning rotation, you can add the next layer of household cleanliness by tackling your surfaces. From countertops to floors, this guide breaks it down so that you can live in a house that shines. This is part two, continued from the previous blog which went into detail on how using a cleaning company can keep your home shining clean.
“Never underestimate the good feeling of a clean home.” –Unknown
Dusting & Wipedowns
Houses get dusty over time, and grime can build up on countertops. Leaving windows open, walking through the front or back door, and not replacing your air filter can contribute to the dust accumulation in your home. Grime build-up can happen to your bathroom and kitchen surfaces from food and bacteria build-up. There might even be soap scum!
Have your cleaning company take care of the surfaces on your home by dusting surfaces using multi-purpose cleaner spray or wood spray, depending on the surface. For kitchen and bathroom countertops, have your cleaner use an antibacterial cleaner and/or a bleach spray to get the grime off of any surfaces while combating bacteria. This fight against bacteria means that your family and friends will be safer against viruses like COVID-19.
Sweeping & Mopping
When it’s time to clean surfaces, your cleaning crew can move to the next step. Using a ‘top-down’ cleaning method, your cleaning crew cleans from the top to bottom of a room to ensure everything is cleaned without leaving debris behind or allowing debris to fall into an already cleaned surface. Your cleaning company will know to sweep the floors before mopping them. If needed, you can have your pile of debris that has been swept into a pile sucked into the vacuum for an extra layer of added clean. For moping, make sure the water is hot and has a good cleaning solution mixed in. Allow the floors to dry for about 15 minutes before entering back into a freshly moped area.
Your cleaning team may bring a vacuum of their own to clean your carpets. If you prefer your cleaning company to use your personal vacuum, you can reduce the likelihood that germs may be spread from another household. There are several great vacuums on the market if you are looking for an exceptional clean. Let your cleaners vacuum from the back of the house to the front. No time needed to wait after the floors are vacuumed, simply have the vacuum-packed away and enjoy your clean floors! You may choose to pick up or move furniture items around so that the majority of your carpet surfaces get cleaned.
Once your household surfaces are clean and your linens are washed, you can start to enjoy living in a cleaner home. Try to pair up your rotation of surface cleaning with your linens. This can be weekly, on the same day, or a day after. When you’ve mastered parts one and two, you can start part three of keeping your home clean and orderly. After all, living in a clean home feels great!