From deep purging to fixing the repairs, moving into a new home calls for attention to minute details. We shares list of things you should strictly follow to prepare the new house afore unpacking.
Despite the ex-homeowner conducting all requisite upgrades including deep purging, it is necessary to participate in the cleaning process and assure that the new apartment is completely unsoiled and safe for your family. We brings you the list of areas that are usually ignored by the landlord and can risk your family’s safety and health.
Clean everything above your head
Ceiling fans, blinds and chandeliers could be the major dust receptacles and should be treated before unpacking the boxes. Doing this will prevent the floating dust from settling on your favorite furniture and accessories. To ensure an effective cleaning process, first dry mop the blades and blinds, followed by slightly wet mop.
Deep purge the air ducts
It is important to consider the air duct cleaning for possible reasons such as substantial mold growth, vermin infestation and excessive clogging owing to dust and debris. According to Kuntal Vyas Aggrawal, “Duct cleaning is important to improve the air quality inside a house. It generally involves cleaning the components of various heating and cooling system of forced air including the supply and return air ducts and registers, heat exchangers, heating and cooling coils, condensate drain pans, coils and grills, fan motor and fan housing, and the air handling unit housing.”
Pest control is one thing you should certainly undertake after moving into a new apartment. From bed bugs, termite to bees and wasps and cockroaches, there are several types of pests that attack your home every season and can damage not only your favorite furniture but also take a toll on your family’s health. Thus, it is important to ensure timely measures to exterminate pest and the best time is to get it done right after moving into the new place as it will be easier to do the needful in an empty space than a house full of furniture.
Disinfect the common touch points
This becomes utmost necessary, particularly, when you are moving into a rental property. Areas such as toilet seats, tubs, sinks, doors, and windows, all these areas are major sources of germs and require deep cleaning. Probably wielding a can of disinfectant would suffice. Some of the common known disinfectants are baking soda, tea tree oil and hydrogen peroxide.
Floors and walls
Scouring floor with furniture around could be a painful task. Thus, deep clean the floor while they are still clean. Not only will it be hassle-free but would also save a lot of time and energy which otherwise might get wasted in shifting the furniture and accessories. Any repair (broken tile) should also be considered at this time as it will be much easier to fix them immediately after shifting.
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