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Why You Absolutely Need to Deep Clean Before Moving In

Why You Absolutely Need to Deep Clean Before Moving In
August 9, 2022

Moving is both stressful and exciting. You can get to know the new area, decorate your new place, and might even be gaining more space. Regardless of why you are moving, your new home should make you feel comfortable and safe. 

Why deep cleaning is a must before moving in?

Unless you’re moving into a brand-new place, your home could have a bit of an “ick factor,”, especially in the bathrooms and kitchen. Thus, for complete peace of mind, you absolutely need to clean before you move in so you can feel totally at home. This article will discuss why you need to deep clean before moving in.

Crust-Free Kitchen

Kitchens are messy places with food preparation that can leave behind all kinds of germs and crust. Greasy, grimy messes are obvious, but germs can be hard to spot, especially in a kitchen that seems to be spic and span. 

You want to know that the place you store your dishes and prepare, eat, and keep food is germ-free.

Every surface must be cleaned, including the inside and outside appliances. Use a high-quality product that fights germs and bacteria; for real messes, you’ll need a scrub brush and grease-cutting cleaning product. Some areas often overlooked include:

  • Inside and on top of the cabinets
  • Behind the refrigerator and oven
  • The range hood and fan
  • Inside the microwave
  • The sink and drain 

These areas require special attention, as they tend to be where grease likes to hide, which then attracts things like pet fur, dust bunnies, and crumbs. 

The sink and drain can also hold onto food debris that can rot and stink. Some bleach or lemon juice can get rid of debris and stink.

Germ-Free Bathroom

For obvious reasons, you want your bathroom to be 110% clean. This is the place where germs and bacteria like to hide. 

Every surface has to be washed with a good bathroom disinfectant cleanser, including the bathtub, shower stall, sink, and toilet. Even if it looks clean, you have no idea whether a disinfectant cleaner was used. 

Remember, these germs can make you sick. Therefore, be relentless with the disinfectant to feel confident that every germ is dead. 

Some things we recommend you include when cleaning the bathroom are the following:

  • Consider renting a steam cleaner to kill germs and bacteria.
  • We would advise that you invest in a new toilet seat.
  • Clean behind the toilet and the fixtures that hold the toilet to the ground, as these are common places for messes.
  • Wear rubber gloves and even goggles to avoid splashes from the cleaners.

These extra steps will create a pristine bathroom where you feel perfectly comfortable sinking into a clean, warm bubble bath.

Allergy-Free Cleaning

If anyone in your family has allergies, you want to take special care to remove as many allergens as possible. 

If the former residents had pets, this becomes doubly important. You want to remove pet hair and dander and look for signs of pet accidents that can aggravate allergies, not to mention are just plain stinky. 

A deep cleaning helps remove all signs of former pets. 

However, professional deep cleaning is preferable, as we pros have the tools and cleaners to safely and effectively remove pet stains for a completely fresh, odour-free, allergen-free home. 

Also, if you purchased your home, you might consider a duct cleaning to remove dust, allergens, and even nasty things like pest droppings or worse.


Carpeting holds onto allergens, dust, debris, and odours. All of these things are very unpleasant and often not as noticeable until you move in. 

We highly recommend you have a professional cleaner deep clean your rugs. Unless the landlord or former owner presents you with a bill proving the carpets were professionally cleaned, this is the best way to ensure your carpets are pristine and odour-free.

Vents and Returns

Take a duster or vacuum to your vents and returns to remove dust that can be sent into your home when you turn on the AC or heat. If you own the home or rent a house, be sure to replace the filter for your HVAC system as well.

Floors and Baseboards

The floors and baseboards are often overlooked and may have dust clinging to them that can aggravate allergies. 

Use a static cloth or duster to remove dust first; then, do a thorough sweeping of every room and corner. Next, use a floor-appropriate cleaner to wash the floors. 

If you have tiling, you can use a disinfectant cleaner, but surfaces like hardwood require special care. 

If you rent, you’ll want to avoid serious cleaning on your floors, as you are responsible for any damage caused. You can call in a professional deep-cleaning team like Maid4Condos to deep clean your floors safely.

Light Fixtures and Ceiling Fans

Most people aren’t going to take the time to clean light fixtures and ceiling fans. However, these fixtures are dust magnets that require a good cleaning before you move in. 

Lights often capture dead bugs that you’ll want to remove, while ceiling fan blades can scatter all kinds of debris when you turn them on.

Call in the Pros

At the end of the day, professional deep cleaning is your best bet when you move into a new home. 

At Maid4Condos, our team takes care of everything using cleaning techniques to remove mould spores, bacteria, grime, and allergens, as well as seriously cleaning germy bathrooms and greasy kitchens.

We allow you to focus on moving day while we ensure your new home is spotless from top to bottom. 

You can move in without worrying about cleaning anything or what you may have missed. 

You can just set up your furniture, order a pizza, and settle in. It’s one major worry off your to-do list and creates a clean slate that makes it easier to keep your home clean moving forward.

Let Maid4Condos take care of your deep cleaning before you move in with our move-in cleaning services that Toronto depends on, so you can have total peace of mind. Click here for an instant online quote, or call us today at (647) 822-0601 or contact us here.

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