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The first time cleaning

A Necessary Procedure

The first Time Cleaning

Before we can even begin to perform routine weekly or bi-weekly maintenance cleaning on a home, there are usually a variety of “first-time” tasks which require extra attention on our first visit. Our first cleaning visit is more like a spring cleaning, or what we call a heavy, deep-cleaning. In fact, it's not uncommon for our teams to spend from four to eight times longer on a first-time cleaning than it takes us on regular, repeat maintenance visits. While the situation in every home is unique and different, following are some examples of what we mean.

BATHROOMS
It is not unusual for us to spend as much time cleaning one bathroom on our first visit as it takes to clean the entire home on subsequent visits. For example, if we don’t spend the time and effort usually needed to get shower doors, shower-door tracks, shower and bathtub walls, bathtub surfaces, plumbing fixtures and porcelain artifices deep-cleaned, these objects will never look clean no matter how often we come. If built-up mineral rings or hard-water stains are present in the commode, we do our best to bring these surfaces back to “ground zero”.

THE KITCHEN
Kitchen cabinets, counter tops and appliances often require extra attention on our first visit. Grease, fingerprints and other dirt seems to make its way through everyone's home and gravitates toward the kitchen (and seems to think that the top of the fridge is an especially good place to hide!). It doesn’t take long for kitchen dust to become impregnated with grease ~ certainly a lot more difficult to clean then a week’s accumulation of ordinary surface dust. Some clients ask us to clean the oven or inside the refrigerator on our first visit, too.

ALL ROOMS
The amount of time and effort required to bring all rooms back to ground zero depends on many factors. Most of our clients hire us because they simply don’t have time to clean with more than a “lick-and-a-promise”. Perhaps no one has vacuumed behind or beneath the sofa for months (and moving furniture to clean isn’t as easy for one person as it is for a team of cleaners). Bookshelves, baseboards, window sills, windows, chandeliers or other furnishings and fixtures are often neglected for long periods of time and may require extra initial “TLC”.