Initial House Cleaning

Choosing the right type of service to be performed in your home is the only way to have a successful outcome when you hire a cleaning service. We want to help you choose the level of service that you value. We don’t want you to purchase a lesser service than you need and be disappointed with the outcome.  So let our professionals help you choose the best service for you. Read our descriptions below to pick the best cleaning for your needs.  Or you can call us if that would be easier. We love to talk cleaning!

Top-To-Bottom Deluxe Clean

Our most popular initial cleaning is the Top-to-Bottom Deluxe Clean. We strongly suggest that you start with a Top-To-Bottom Deluxe for your first service visit because it gives your home a clean slate, making your ongoing cleaning much easier and effective.  Of course, visit our Recurring Cleaning if you would like Top Mops to help you maintain following a Deluxe Clean.  If you pick up items in your home before we arrive, this facilitates the best cleaning. It helps our Cleaning Technician focus on cleaning, not tidying.  

Typical Top-to-Bottom Cleaning Tasks

    • Ceiling fan blades within 2-step stool reach (hand wiped)
    • Light fixtures within 2-step stool reach (hand wiped in place/not removed)
    • Cobwebs removed
    • Blinds & shutters (hand wiped if appropriate or dusted)
    • Moldings & woodwork, window sills, & lock ledges (hand wiped)
    • Baseboards (hand wiped, reachable w/out moving furniture)
    • Pictures & knick-knacks (hand wiped as appropriate)
    • Uncluttered shelves (hand wiped)
    • Furniture (dusted including fronts and reachable sides and legs)
    • Top of refrigerator (hand wiped)
    • Outside of appliances cleaned/inside microwave
    • Stove Top, grates or drip pans scrubbed
    • All Cabinet fronts (hand wiped)
    • Vacant homes: drawers, empty shelves, inside cabinets, inside closets
    • All Interior doors and door frames (hand wiped)
    • Light switch plates (hand wiped)
    • Counter tops & back splashes (hand wiped)
    • Sinks (cleaned)
    • Mirrors (cleaned)
    • Tub/shower & tiles (scrubbed for build up)
    • Toilets (inside and outside including the floor and baseboard around the toilet)
    • All bathroom counters & fixtures (sanitized)
    • Wastebaskets (emptied/exterior wiped)
    • Stairs (vacuumed and/or damp mopped as appropriate)
    • Floors (vacuumed and/or damp mopped as appropriate)

We do not climb higher than a 2-step stool, so higher items will only be dusted w/ an extension duster. We only move light furniture that can be picked up with one hand. But we do reach any visible places either by hand or with an extension duster. Most homes have at least one chandelier or vaulted ceiling fan that we cannot reach by hand.

We cannot guarantee the results of mini-blind cleaning. Excessive build up may require ultra-sonic blind cleaning (we can recommend a service to you). We do try to dust furniture, shelves and knick-knacks so that their is minimal dust resettlement after we leave, but we cannot prevent this entirely.

 

General Cleaning

For the initial clean, Top Mops usually recommends a Top-to-Bottom Clean.  However, you can choose a General Clean if you have had professional cleaning in the past four weeks.  As always, if you pick up items in your home before we arrive, this facilitates the best cleaning. It helps our Cleaning Technician focus on cleaning, not tidying. 

Typical General Cleaning Tasks

    • Ceiling fans & light fixtures (dusted)
    • Cobwebs (removed)
    • Blinds, window sills, & lock ledges (dusted)
    • Moldings & woodwork (dusted)
    • Baseboards (dusted)
    • Lamps & lampshades (dusted)
    • Pictures & knick-knacks (dusted)
    • Furniture (dusted)
    • Top of refrigerator (dusted if cleared)
    • Outside of appliances (cleaned)
    • Stove top & drip pans scrubbed
    • Counter tops & back splashes (cleaned)
    • Sinks (cleaned)
    • Mirrors (cleaned)
    • Tub/shower & tiles (scrubbed)
    • Toilets (inside and outside including the floor and baseboard around the toilet)
    • All bathroom counters & fixtures (cleaned)
    • Wastebaskets (emptied/exterior cleaned)
    • Stairs (vacuumed and/or damp mopped as appropriate)
    • Floors (vacuumed and/or damp mopped as appropriate) 

 

Peace of Mind Sanitizing Service

We clean and sanitize common high-touch areas to reduce the spread of illness.  Some of these touch points are door handles/knobs, cabinet & drawer fronts/handles/knobs, appliance handles & dials/touchpad, and light switches & plates.  This cleaning can be a one-time clean or recurring cleaning.

 

Move Out/Move In Cleans

Whether you are coming or going, the last thing you want to think about is cleaning that home or apartment.   We love to catch up your nook and crannies after you leave.  We also like to prepare your new place like it is a clean slate.  Top Mops can clean the exterior and interior cabinets, interior and exterior appliances, and interior windows. 

Getting ready to list your home on the real estate market?  It can feel like a lot of work to prepare to show your house.  Let us help you!  Consider not only an initial deluxe clean to catch up any cleaning that you haven’t had time to do but also let us schedule you some temporary cleans while you are in the process of showing your house regularly.

 

Rental Apartment Cleans

We can take care of your rental turnovers.   Just let us know whether you want a General Clean or Top-to-Bottom Clean. See our Add-On services below if needed.    

 

Custom Cleaning (home and office)

Top Mops loves cleaning and we are professionals. Our Cleaning Techs clean homes and offices on a recurring basic and for specific events.  Sometimes there just isn’t enough time to do it all and you pass this responsibility on to us.  You might need cleaning for last minute weekend visitors, an upcoming birthday celebration, an office party, preparing to move, getting your rental house ready for new tenants. It is simple.  Call or email Top Mops and tell us about your specific need because we like to help you determine the most appropriate approach to your cleaning appointment.  Our goal is to help meet your quality standards, while trying to consider your budget and priorities.

 

Add-On Services for One-Time Cleans

    • Interior Appliances (if empty)
    • Interior Windows
    • Extra Tidying/Organizing

Also see…

Recurring Cleaning