How To Clean a New Construction Home
The housing market continues to thrive. All aspects of construction lead to a huge volume of dust. Many people want to know how to clean a new construction home.
One definite option is to hire a dedicated professional cleaning service. This will be sure to get results. If you want to take this route do your research. Read reviews of the company. Ask around. Settle on a firm you are confident will deliver.
For many people, though, the process of building a new home is so expensive that any saving is valuable so read on and discover how to do it yourself!
We will give some handy hints here to help you with this final stage of the process before you enjoy your new home.
What Do You Need?
First, assemble these essential cleaning supplies. Be prepared.
- Vacuum cleaner and attachments
- Vacuum bags
- Dust mask
- Rubber glover
- Paper Towels
- Feather Duster
- Dustpan and Brush
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Cleaning solution
Get all your supplies and take them to the garage.
Being prepared is a large part of the battle won.
Once you have everything in place, it’s time to systematically attack the whole house and restore order.
Follow these basic steps, take your time and do the job thoroughly. Do not rush things and follow the steps in order.
The Main Event
- Put on your rubber gloves and grab a dust mask. Dust will be everywhere so don't let it get in your nose and mouth as well
- Wipe down all of the ceilings in each room with a dampened sponge.
- Take off all the labels attached to the windows.
- Vacuum all the window tracks next.
- Clean all of the windows both inside and out. Perhaps for this stage you will want to use your regular window cleaning service. If so, plan in advance so that they can be here on time. Make sure you wipe off any drips from the sills, frames and tracks as you go along.
- Vacuum all of the drawers and cupboards. Take out the bottom drawers so that you can vacuum under them. Be methodical so that you remove all dust.
- Get a bucket filled with cleaning solution and lots of soft rags. Wipe down all surfaces in the house. Focus on drawers, shelves, doors, windowsills and baseboards. Again, being methodical is key. Make sure not to neglect the tops of doors and the molding. Take care to regularly rinse the rags as you clean.
- Use a cleaning solution to clean everything in the bathrooms. Rinse surfaces and polish them up with a towel or rag. Use a window solution to make the mirrors shine. Mop all of the floors in the bathroom now.
- Pop to the kitchen now and wipe then polish all surfaces and appliances. Be very careful with stainless steel. Do not use ammonia-based products on marble either. Scrub and polish the sink and fixtures until gleaming.
- Time for more vacuuming. Take care of the heating and cooling ducts. Take the hose off and reach in as far as you can. If you neglect this step then lots of dust will be blown out when the system is switched on.
- Vacuum all the carpets throughout the house. The hose attachment is great for the edges of walls and baseboard edges.
- Micro-dust will settle everywhere so wipe down the tops of the electrical outlet covers. Details like this matter.
- Wipe down and dust all of the light fittings. You can gently vacuum inside some light fixtures. Rubbing alcohol is fantastic for any chrome which needs polishing up.
- Clean the thresholds thoroughly.
- Take a mop into the kitchen and clean the floor nicely. Mop as you back out of the room for the best finish. Adding some lemon oil to the water promotes a wonderful sheen.
- Sweep and then vacuum the garage after packing away all of your supplies.
What To Do If You Want To Hire a Professional Cleaner
There are two main choices you have if you want to call in a professional cleaner.
One option is to use a recruitment agency. The benefit of this approach is that the workers will come pre-vetted. There is little responsibility or hassle for you. Place a call and the employees will arrive, clean your home and you will pay by the hour. The disadvantage is that sometimes the worker will not put in much effort so select a reputable agency. Be clear about your requirements.
The other route to take is a specialist cleaning company. If you decide to do this then research several companies first. Ask friends and family for their recommendations. Referrals always allow you to be confident in getting a job well done. Websites are a good indication of how an organization does business. Look for a site which offers lots of general information, has clear rates and ample details of the services offered. Get a feel for the company by calling them or sending an email. Remember that price is a factor for most people but the cheapest is not always the best. Look for the cleaning company that best suits all of your requirements and make the best choice for you.
If you choose to clean your new construction home yourself, taking your time and being highly meticulous will lead to a job well done.
For those who decide to contract the services of a professional, take the above advice in mind and do not rush into choosing the first company you come across.
For those who want to know how to clean a new construction home, this article should make it clear that it’s not rocket science and needs just a methodical plan of attack and a little patience.