If you’ve treated yourself to a professional house clean, you know there’s a huge difference.
Maybe you’ve marveled at how everything seems to glean. The place smells so good, and you can just feel the difference over a regular clean. So time to confess – what is the difference between a regular clean and a professional one?
We’re happy to share our secrets and give you professional cleaning tips that can get your home spick and span. Ready to go to cleaning school?
Let’s get started on home cleaning 101: how a professional clean makes all the difference.
Professional Cleaning 101: Get Your Head in the Game
When a professional cleaner enters a home, they don’t see home. They see work. This is the first crucial difference, and it affects how you approach everything.
A professional cleaner knows how to make the best use of their time to get the job done. Also, your house is not full of distractions for them. It’s so easy to start cleaning a room and get absorbed in old photos or distracted by the kids.
So the first tip is – approach your cleaning like a pro.
Take a few minutes to make a plan for cleaning each room. This is time well spent and it will come in useful every time you clean. Make a note of the cleaning equipment and chemicals you’ll need and gather them all together.
Now you’re ready to graduate to the next class: how to clean a room.
How to Give a Room a Professional Clean
Enter the room and take stock of the situation. A professional cleaner will focus on cleaning – they won’t rearrange your closets. However, if you’ve got a lot of clutter, that’s a great place to start.
Once you’ve decluttered and straightened the place up, take out the trash. Now your surfaces are clear, you’re ready to learn the cleaner’s mantra.
Start High, Work Low
Any professional cleaner will tell you there is only one way to clean a room. You start and the top, and work your way down. We have gravity to thank for this timeless cleaning tip.
If you don’t start high, dust from the walls, ceiling, fans, and light fittings will cascade down and cover the newly cleaned surfaces below. Professionals never do this.
Before you start high cleaning, grab a dust mask. Especially important if it’s been a while!
To start cleaning high parts of the room, take a long-handled duster and go around the ceiling and upper parts of the wall. Keep shaking out your duster outside so you don’t simply move dust around the room.
If you don’t have a long-handled duster, don’t despair. You can use a slightly damp duster or microfiber cloth over a clean broom.
Next, using a safe stepladder, dust your ceiling fans and light fittings. If it’s been a while, be prepared for clouds or even clumps of dust to fall to the floor. Some vacuum cleaners also have attachments that can help with this form of dusting.
Don’t forget the tops of cupboards and wardrobes. When you have completed all the high surfaces, you’re ready to move onto the lower level. Start with windows, including shutters and blinds.
How to Dust Like a Pro
When you reach the level of surfaces such as tables, wooden furniture, and picture frames you need to grab your microfiber cloths.
Microfiber is very effective at trapping dust and microbes on smooth surfaces. Start top left on a surface and work down to the bottom right corner. Follow this pattern on all vertical and horizontal surfaces, and you won’t miss any spots.
Are you tempted just to give the tops of your furniture a quick wipe? A professional wouldn’t. To get your home really clean and reduce dust levels as much as possible you need to wipe all sides.
Pros don’t neglect soft furnishings either. Put on a clean rubber glove and run your hand over the surface. Then thoroughly vacuum with your upholstery attachment.
Most homes feature a range of floors – carpet, tile, hardwood, laminate… the list goes on.
Each of these floors needs slightly different attention. Almost all can benefit from an initial pass over with a vacuum cleaner. For carpets, a thorough vacuuming should be enough.
Microfiber mops can be great for tile floors. Steam cleaners are also a great way to sanitize as well as clean these hardwearing surfaces.
Take care with hardwood and laminate floors though. Generally, it’s best to use as little water as possible on these floors, as it can cause them damage. Pros are wary of using steam cleaners and generally stick to lightly dampened microfiber mops instead.
Professional Bathroom Cleaning
The principles of good cleaning apply in bathrooms as well.
To clean like a pro, start with the high surfaces. Then work down, thoroughly cleaning all surfaces. Have designated cloths for cleaning vanities, showers, and toilets.
Microfiber is again a great choice, because of its ability to remove harmful microbes.
The key to successful bathroom cleaning is regularity. This will stop dirt, water deposits, and lime from building up. These can then be hard to remove and require stronger chemicals.
The Benefits of Professional Cleaning
Does this all sound like a lot of work? Well, it is, but it’s worth it to get your house gleaming clean.
If fitting this into your busy schedule is simply not possible, why not employ professional cleaning services. Their team of pros knows exactly what they are doing. They are well trained, have the right equipment, and do this day in, day out.
You can trust them to deliver a high-quality clean time and time again. All you have to do is enjoy the end result!
Choose Rescue My Time Cleaning Service
There’s a reason your home really pops after a professional clean.
These guys know what they’re doing, and they’ve got it down to a fine art. They have the right equipment, and they know how to use it! Are you ready to experience the benefits of professional cleaning services for yourself?
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Contact us today to find out how to hire professional cleaners for your home!