The average American moves 11 times in their lifetime and around 24% have moved within the last 5 years. We’re pretty mobile people, which means you’re probably about to embark on a move yourself. In this case, you might put your trust in the previous house owner or landlord to ensure the place is ready for you to move into. But you shouldn’t put the entire responsibility on them; you should do some new house cleaning too.
In this article, we’ll discuss why deep cleaning a house before moving in is necessary.
It Relieves Some of Your Stress
No matter if you’re moving across town or the country, you already have plenty on your plate when it comes to relocating. Not only do you have to pack everything up, but you also have to either throw away, donate, or sell everything you’re not bringing. In addition, you’ll have to figure out the logistics of getting everything from one house to the other, and then you’ll have to unpack and put everything in its rightful place.
Needless to say, it’s an exhausting process, and you don’t need to add anything else on top. Yes, the homeowner or landlord has the responsibility of cleaning the property before you move in, but there’s nothing better than taking matters into your own hands to ensure everything’s done to your standards.
All things considering, you probably don’t have the time or energy to go out and scrub the place down yourself. The next best thing is to hire your own preferred professional cleaner to deep clean the place before you move in. By doing so, you can have peace of mind knowing you don’t have to lift a finger to clean once you’re settled. This can relieve a lot of your stress about relocating.
It Makes Things Easier After You Move In
Let’s say you move into your new home, unpack everything, and then notice that there are some bits of the property that aren’t 100% clean. When you’ve already put everything in its rightful place (such as a table and chair in a room), it’ll make it much harder for you to clean around these items. By having the house deep cleaned before your big move, you’ll have a clean new house waiting for you that doesn’t need any additional dusting, mopping, or spot cleaning.
As we’ve mentioned before, this can be a lot less stressful for you. In addition, it can also make life a lot easier since you won’t have to worry about maneuvering around the furniture to get to those pesky dirty spots that were there before you even arrived.
Your Home Will Be Bacteria and Germ-Free
The fact is, there was at least one other person who resided in the home before you moved in. This means they’ll have left behind some traces of themselves, such as dust (which is dead skin cells). Plus, there may be some mold they may not have been aware of, like on the bathroom walls. You don’t want to move into a new house to experience health issues straight off the bat. To avoid this, you should have professionals thoroughly deep clean the property.
Not only can they completely remove dust, mold, and other potential allergens, but they can also properly disinfect all surfaces so you get a fresh new start with your home. This will ensure you move in without any immediate health problems.
Ensure There Are No Clogs
It can be frustrating to settle down in a new place, only to find out the toilet clogs or the kitchen sink’s water won’t go down easily.
Some professionals can do jetter cleaning, which will completely flush out your pipes and sewage line. Taking this extra step in cleaning a new house will be completely worth it when you don’t have to unclog the toilet every other day. This can also decrease the chance of you needing a pricey plumbing repair months within moving into the property.
It Keeps Pests Away
Depending on how long it’ll take for the previous inhabitants to move away and for you to move in, it can become the perfect home for pests. When there are no humans around to disturb the area and shoo them away, they’ll start moving in. If there are perfect living conditions, then even better. For example, if there is lots of junk and/or bits of food left on the floors, this is like placing a huge welcome mat on your property.
So once the previous tenants or homeowners move away, have the house completely deep cleaned so that not only is it dust, mold, and bacteria-free, but also that it’s as clean as possible to discourage pests from being attracted to your home.
You don’t want to move in, only to find that you need pest control services straight after. In this case, you’d have to move everything back out again so they can do their jobs. By deep cleaning as soon as possible, you’ll save yourself the trouble of needing pest control services right after you move in.
Deep Cleaning a House before Moving in Is Necessary
As you can see, deep cleaning a house before moving in is a must. Not only will it make sure your homes completely clean from things that can cause health issues, but it’ll also keep pesky pests out.
Even if the previous owner assumes responsibility for cleaning, you can never be 100% sure it’s to your liking unless you hire your own cleaners. This small investment can be completely worth it when you can move into a property you feel comfortable in.
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