Our First Cleaning Visit
Why is it different?
Why is it necessary?
Why does it cost more?
Before we can even begin to perform routine weekly or every other week 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 a deep spring cleaning of your home this is our Fresh Start Deluxe. 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, the following are some examples of what we mean.
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’.
Kitchen cabinets, counter tops and appliances are 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.
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 edge vacuumed for months, bookshelves, baseboards, decorative moldings, panel doors and trim, french door glass, lock ledges & window sills, blinds, pendant lighting, ceiling fans or other furnishings and fixtures are often neglected for long periods of time and many require extra initial “TLC”.
A necessary procedure. It would be virtually impossible for your team to “skip” our standard first-time cleaning routine and try to carry on maintaining your home in a satisfactorily-clean fashion. There’s a big difference between “old dirt” and “new dirt”. If we don’t get rid of the old dirt, no matter how hard we try, simply removing the new dirt isn’t going to make things look sparkling fresh and clean.