Our First Visit
Our first cleaning visit is more like spring cleaning or perhaps “catch-up” cleaning. Before we can begin regularly scheduled cleanings of a home, there are a variety of first-time tasks that require extra time and effort. 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 new dirt isn’t going to make your home sparkle. It’s not uncommon for us to spend from four to six times longer on a first-time cleaning than it takes us on regular, repeat maintenance visit.

Throughout the House 
Perhaps no one has vacuumed/cleaned behind or beneath the sofa, beds, or small furniture for months. Shelves, baseboards, window sills, doors, blinds, and shutters are prime candidates for long periods of neglect, and may require extra time on the initial cleaning.

Kitchen cabinets, counter tops and appliances usually require extra attention on our first visit. Grease, fingerprints, and other dirt seem to make their way through everyone’s home and gravitate toward the kitchen. It doesn’t take long for kitchen dust to become saturated with grease, which is more difficult and time-consuming to clean than a week’s worth of ordinary surface dirt. 

We need to spend time and effort to get the shower doors, shower-door tracks, shower and bathtub surfaces, faucet fixtures, light fixtures/switches, and floors thoroughly cleaned, otherwise, these objects won’t look really clean no matter how often we visit. 


OUR SERVICES 
  • Basic Cleaning (continuous service)
  • Deep/Spring Cleaning (interior only)
  • After construction cleaning (interior)
  • Move in / move out one-time cleaning
  • Window cleaning (1st and most 2nd floors)
  • We provide our own equipment and supplies

Formal Living, Dining and Family Room Areas:


  • Dust furniture
  • Vacuum carpets
  • Clean under couch cushions
  • Dust light fixtures, lamp shades
  • Dust windowsills and most window coverings (blinds, shutters, etc)
  • Sweep and clean floors
  • Baseboards
  • Doors and door knobs
  • Decorative fixtures (frames, mirrors, etc.)
  • Remove cobwebs
  • Exposed vents
  • Empty bins

Kitchen and Laundry Areas:


  • Clean counter tops and decorative fixtures
  • Clean small kitchen appliances 
  • Microwave inside and out
  • Stove exterior
  • Refrigerator exterior, rubber seals and air vents
  • Cabinet exterior
  • Dishwasher exterior
  • Trash compactor exterior
  • Sink, faucet and drain
  • Kitchen window over the sink cleaned inside and outside
  • Dust window sills
  • Vacuum, sweep and mop floors
  • Baseboards
  • Washer and dryer exterior
  • Remove cobwebs
  • Exposed vents
  • Empty bins

All Bathrooms:


  • Tub/shower stall(s)
  • Toilets inside and out
  • Light fixtures, mirrors and counter
  • Sinks, faucets, and drain
  • Clean cabinet exteriors
  • Paper holder/towel racks
  • Vacuum rugs, sweep, and clean floors
  • Dust exposed vents
  • Baseboards
  • Window sills
  • Doors and door knobs
  • Empty bins

Bedrooms


  • Dust furniture
  • Dust light fixtures, lamp shades 
  • Decorative fixtures (frames, mirrors, etc.)
  • Vacuum carpets
  • Clean floors
  • Dust exposed vents
  • Baseboards
  • Dust windowsills and most window coverings (blinds, shutters, etc) 
  • Doors and door knobs
  • Remove cobwebs 
  • Empty bins

Extra Task Assignments: (for an additional fee)

  • Vacuum drapes
  • Clean ornate chandeliers
  • Remove ashes from fireplace
  • Clean inside oven (please run self-cleaning ovens the night before)
  • Clean inside the refrigerator
  • Change bedding