In this guide, we will discuss how to clean a house like a professional. We’ll also be analyzing several cleaning hacks that save time and cost.
Cleaning your home is one thing but cleaning for clients can be an entirely different experience altogether. So, what exactly are we talking about? We want to show you how to handle house cleaning jobs.
In other words, we are talking about professional house cleaning.
This is for persons interested in starting a house cleaning business but don’t know what to do or how to begin.
This article should guide you through the entire process with limited difficulties, showing you several house cleaning secrets.
How To Clean Each Section Of The House Professionally
Different areas of a home might require different approaches to cleaning.
There are the kitchen, bedroom, living room, and bathroom areas. Taking a professional approach to house cleaning will determine what strategy best fits specific areas of the home.
We will be looking at each of these areas to let you know how to clean them professionally.
Cleaning The Kitchen Area
The kitchen area of a house is one of the busiest. Apart from the food being cooked here, the pantry is also likely to be found here.
Over time, there’s a buildup of dirt irrespective of whether it is cleaned daily. A more thorough cleaning will need to be carried out once in a while to get rid of accumulated dirt.
The following are ways to professionally clean this area of the home;
i. Empty the Refrigerator
Most times, you are likely to find that things stored in the refrigerator are expired. These will need to be tossed out.
Also, there’s a gradual buildup of dirt and this requires emptying everything for thorough cleaning. Find a towel as well as any non-toxic cleaner of your choice to do this.
Here, you’ll be cleaning both the inside and outside of the refrigerator. The topside will hold some dust. This should be wiped clean too. There might be some dirt underneath the refrigerator too. This means the refrigerator will have to be moved a bit and the dirt cleaned out.
ii. Fill Up The Sink With Hot Water
This is necessary because there will be lots of dirty containers and dishes that will need to be soaked. You’ll need to add some dish soap too to make such items soak faster.
Find all items that require soaking and put them in.
iii. Clean The Microwave
The microwave should be your next focus. You should keep an all-purpose cleaner handy for such jobs.
Apply this cleaning agent within and allow it to sit for a few minutes. This should then be cleaned with a cloth moistened with white vinegar it does a good job of cleaning fingerprints on stainless steel surfaces.
Non-stainless steel surfaces can be wiped with a damp soapy cloth.
iv. Clean Stove Tops
Stovetops should be soaked with your all-purpose cleaner and left for a few minutes. Sometimes, you might encounter stubborn stains. In such circumstances, all-purpose cleaners will do little to get them off.
Adding some powdered scrub to these areas will do the job.
v. Time To Load The Dishwasher
After dirty food storage containers have been soaked long enough, you will need to load them into a dishwasher. This process is much easier than loading them directly. You shouldn’t be fast to drain out the sink though.
vi. Clean Out The Dust From High Areas
The upper areas of a kitchen usually hold lots of dust. This should be dusted thoroughly. Dusting will include the ceiling, cabinet tops, and light fixtures.
vii. Clean Countertops
The countertops will need to be well cleaned. Get a damp and absorbent mop and clean this area with your preferred cleaner.
viii. The Lower Cabinets Are Next
You might want to check if there are things that need to be tossed away before cleaning. Clear this area of unwanted stuff and clean both lower cabinets and drawers with a damp and soapy cloth.
ix. The Sink
Now it’s time to drain the sink. After draining, use an abrasive cleaner on the basin. Use hot water to rinse and wipe down using a microfiber cloth. The handle and faucets should also be wiped dry.
x. Sweep The Floor
After all the cleaning, the floor will be a mess. This should be swept clean and followed by mopping all corners.
xi. Get Rid Of Trash
Get rid of the trash, wash or clean the trash can or basket and replace a bag. Now you’ve successfully cleaned the kitchen, but this is only one area of the house.
Cleaning The Bedroom Area
There could be one or more bedrooms in a house. However, the cleaning methods are the same as you’ll find. The same process will apply to all bedrooms.
The following are helpful tips on ways to clean bedrooms;
Bedrooms are likely to be in a mess before cleaning begins.
To begin, you’ll need to de-clutter the bedroom area by picking up things that don’t belong there. Next, you need to put aside dirty clothes in readiness for laundry. A laundry basket will be ideal for this.
Surfaces like tabletops should be cleared of anything which doesn’t belong there.
ii. Dust Your Fan Blades
Dust usually accumulates on fan blades. This will require dusting. However, before you start this, do not take the dirty sheets off your bed yet. This helps collect any falling dust or web due to cleaning.
Fan blades should be wiped clean with any electrical fittings harboring settled dust.
iii. Remove Spider Webs
Spider webs are likely to be found in room and ceiling corners. Get a broom and take these off. This can be followed by using a brush on such places to remove dust.
iv. The Bed Area
It’s time to clean up this area. Take off the sheets together with any other laundry and load them into the laundry machine. While the laundry is on, you can go to the next task.
v. Dust Surfaces
You need to clean up all dusty surfaces within your bedroom. Dusting is best done with a moist cloth. The usual areas to be targeted include mirror tops and mirrors, pieces of art, dresser tops, and nightstands.
The window will need some good cleaning. Using a cleaning agent such as a window cleaner will help you do a thorough job. Windows should be cleaned of dust and stains, as well as grime.
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vii. Dust Blinds And Vacuum Curtains
Dust is collected in these areas and will need to be cleaned. The best way to do this is by vacuuming the curtains. Blinds should be dusted too.
viii. Vacuum Bedroom Floor
The vacuum cleaner should be used on the floor for the best cleaning results. Try to reach hidden areas such as behind furniture and beneath floors. There’s a gradual buildup of dirt in these areas.
ix. Make The Bed
Fresh and clean sheets should be replaced. Make the bed and change the pillowcases too. This is about the last step in cleaning a room. The same process should be followed if there are multiple bedrooms.
Cleaning The Living Room Area
A great deal of time is spent in the living room. People also allow pets into the living room area so, a lot of cleanups are expected.
First, you need cleaning supplies such as sponges, a step-ladder, dust mop, small bucket, gentle cleanser, spot remover, and vacuum with an attachment.
The following are basic cleaning procedures professionals use in cleaning this area of a house;
i. Clear Clutter
There’s bound to be a lot of clutter in a dirty living room. Take a few minutes to clear these away before the main cleaning begins.
ii. Dust Down Walls And Ceiling
Walls and ceiling areas of sitting rooms hold a lot of dust. The blades of ceiling fans should also be dusted. Get to work by cleaning these areas.
Also, check outdoors and window sills. Window sills and corners will need to be vacuumed also.
iii. Dust Hung Artworks And Photos
It is common for artworks and photos to be hung on walls. Dust settles on these too and will need to be cleaned. This can be time-consuming but is worth a thorough cleaning job.
iv. Curtains And Draperies Might Need Cleaning
The type of cleaning required for curtains and draperies will depend on directions provided by the manufacturer.
Some might only require vacuuming while others will need to wash. Window screens should also be safely and carefully removed and rinsed in water before replacing them.
v. Dust Chairs And Couches
A vacuum cleaner does a good job of removing accumulated microfiber couches and chairs. Use this to clean all of them. A damp rag should also be used on hard surfaces of this furniture to clean dust.
vi. Remove Books From Bookshelves
Bookshelves in the sitting room should be cleared of books and well dusted. You might want to even go further by sorting out unwanted books making room for new books.
vii. Dust Electronics And Tables
Electronics such as TV, home theater systems, etc should be dusted with a damp cloth. The TV screen and frame should be wiped clean of dirt.
viii. Carpets And Rugs
Sweep and vacuum carpets and rugs as well as floors. These can be followed by mopping or polishing depending on floor type.
ix. Clean Doormats
Doormats placed both inside and outside will need cleaning. These should be dusted off and dirt cleaned.
Cleaning The Bathroom Area
Bathrooms will need to be cleaned after each use. However, there’s also the need for deep cleaning. This is because the usual cleaning isn’t detailed.
The following are steps to get the job done;
The showerhead can be cleaned with white vinegar. A simple hack to try out is by pouring some of it (white vinegar) into a grocery bag. This should be sufficient to submerge the showerhead. Tie this bag around the showerhead and allow it to soak overnight.
Shower curtains should be removed and loaded into a laundry machine for washing.
ii. Clean Walls, Tiles, and Ceilings
The showerhead should be washed after it must have soaked overnight. The walls should also be cleaned in addition to shower tiles.
iii. Bathroom Sink Must be Cleaned
Baking soda or white vinegar can be used in cleaning bathroom sinks. Any of these two can be poured into the sink and rinsed with hot water.
A cleaning agent with disinfecting properties should be used in cleaning the sink.
iv. Scrub The Toilet and Clean Floors
A disinfectant is essential in cleaning both toilets and floors. Use the appropriate cleaning agent to soak and later wash dirty toilet bowls.
These are ways to carry out professional cleaning to houses. The condition of the house will determine how much time is spent on cleaning. You must also get to know what cleaning agents are ideal for particular cleaning jobs.
There are multipurpose cleaning agents though. Choose what’s best for you and use it appropriately as a professional cleaner. Sometimes, you may have to change strategies in special situations such as when cleaning for cancer patients.