How to Clean a House Professionally

how to clean a house professionally | PCT Clean

Many people are at a loss when cleaning their homes. Most don’t have the time to clean their house every day. Some don’t know the proper techniques or where to start.

The thought of cleaning your home from top to bottom can be overwhelming. An experienced cleaning company like PCT Clean can make the work seem effortless. These cleaners have the experience and skill. Cleaning goes faster because they’re not distracted by the mess since they didn’t make it. They also have no personal attachment to the things or space they’re cleaning.

Cleaning doesn’t have to be a drudgery though. Depending on the size of your home, you can finish this chore in two to four hours. Here’s how to clean a house professionally.

Prepare a Cleaning Caddy

It will be easier to clean if you have everything you need to do the job. Put together a cleaning kit. Having all of your cleaning supplies together will make it a lot easier when you work from one room to the next. A storage caddy or a big bucket with a handle will do. Make sure your kit has the following:

  • Broom
  • Cleaners for glass, floor, and bathroom
  • Cotton towels (repurpose old towels and tshirts)
  • Long-handled duster
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Mop
  • Paper towels
  • Polish for furniture and the floor
  • Rubber gloves
  • Sponge (use one with a scrubby side)
  • Vacuum cleaner

Make a Cleaning Routine or Schedule

Consistency and organization is the key when it comes to cleaning. If you clean the whole house one to two times a week, you’ll find it takes less time to do the basic cleaning. You can then catch up on the deep cleaning projects you have pending.

Make a list of specific tasks that you want to tackle that week or month. For example, you have to clean the refrigerator or behind heavy furniture. You might also want to arrange the books on your shelves or de-clutter the garage. Experts say you should do the decluttering first before you start cleaning.

Start with the Bathroom

A professional cleaning service will start in the bathroom. That should be your first stop too. Remove everything from the shower or bathtub. This means towels, soaps, and other bathing accessories.

Spray with a bathroom cleaner and leave it for a few minutes. You should always give the cleaning solutions time to do their job. Do the same with the toilet bowl. Start scrubbing the shower stall and toilet bowl after enough time has passed. Rinse well. Dry and polish the fixtures and surfaces. You don’t want to leave watermarks.

Put back all the bathing supplies and toiletries you’ve removed earlier. Clean the mirror and vanity. Polish all the fixtures until they’re gleaming. You should also have a large trash bag with you so you can empty the wastebaskets.

You should clean the floor around the toilet last. Wet the floor with a soapy mixture and scrub. You can also spray on the cleaning solution and mop it up.

Change the Bedding

The next thing a maid will do is to strip the beds and pillowcases in each room. Make the beds and take all the dirty bedsheets to the laundry area. The dust you are removing from the furniture or fan blades won’t get under the covers if you change the bedding first. To be extra careful, you can cover the bed with a sheet while dusting to ensure your bed stays clean and fresh.

Clean the Walls and Ceilings

You can use a long-handled duster or broom to clean the dust from your ceilings and walls. Make sure you brush out the ceiling corners. Work your way down the walls to the baseboards. Don’t forget to clean the ceiling fan and light fixtures.

Clean light fixtures that are very dirty on a different day. It’s labor-intensive to take them all down to wash. You can do this on a day when you’re not scheduled to clean the whole house. Housekeeping services clean the glass shades of a light fixture in the dishwasher. It does a more thorough job.

Start Dusting

Ask any maid and they’ll say that dusting is an easy chore. But it is quite time-consuming. There are specific methods you should use to do this job well.

  • Furniture. You should first remove all the small items from tabletops and other surfaces. Dust your furniture from the top going down. Make sure you reach all the little nooks and crannies. You should also polish the surfaces once you’re done dusting.
  • Lamps and Lighting Fixtures. Set aside fabric-covered lamp shades. Vacuum these with a handheld tool instead of wiping them down with a cloth. Wipe the rest of the lamp or fixture. Don’t forget to lift it and dust underneath.
  • Decorative Items. A house becomes a home in part because of the artwork, pictures, and knick-knacks we have. Wiping frames, vases, and decors before putting them back on the shelves or tabletops is a must.

Use a different cleaning cloth for them. You don’t want to smear them with furniture or glass polish.

Finish with a Thorough Vacuum and Mopping

Do the vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping once everything has been dusted. If you’re vacuuming, start with the fabrics, like the lampshades or curtains. Move to the furniture (couches and chairs) before going to the floor. Use a corner tool to make sure you get the dust in the corners. Finish up by vacuuming the carpet or rugs.

If you have hardwood floors, you can sweep them or use a canister vacuum cleaner. A roller-head mop is good for floors with hard stuck-on dirt. A damp microfiber mop is great for floors that aren’t too grimy.

Work it like a Pro

You can clean your home like a professional or you can leave it to a reliable company like PCT Clean. Let us focus on keeping your home spic and span while you concentrate on other things. Our cleaning team is well-trained and very professional. We do home and office cleaning in the Kennesaw and Marietta, GA area. We also offer deep disinfecting and maid services based on your schedule. You can rest easy knowing that all the cleaning products we use are safe and effective. You can reach us at (770) 422-5326 or request a quote here.