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Should You Clean a House Before Moving In?

20 Jan 2023

Moving into a new house can be one of the most stressful life events at the best of times. With so much to think about (“Have I booked the moving van? Are the utilities all sorted? When will the mortgage be complete!?”), it’s easy to overlook some of the less pressing details. But ensuring that your new home is spick and span when you move in may be more important than you think – while you might be leaving your old property in a good state, there’s just no way of knowing how clean and fresh your brand-new property will be.

So, let’s have a brief look at the many benefits of cleaning a new house before moving, and why it’s so essential.


Should I Deep Clean Before Moving In?

In a word, yes. It’s a vital step in the process of making a house a home. A clean home is a healthy home – after all, a dirty house can actually make you ill! Allergens such as dust mites, bacteria, pet dander and many others can linger in the air long after the last residents have moved on. Do you really want to inherit the dirt, grime and bad habits of the previous occupiers? Honestly, it doesn’t bear thinking about!

As well as the dirt and dust in your main living areas, kitchens and bathrooms can be hot spots for mould, which can also have a negative impact on your health. While it’s virtually impossible to eliminate allergens completely – we actually have to live in our homes, after all – there’s plenty we can do keep these levels as low as possible. Cleaning your new home when you move in and maintaining a good cleaning schedule will be good for your physical and mental wellbeing, and it’s one less thing to think about during an already hectic and stressful time.


Should I Clean My New-Build Home?

It’s easy to assume that a newly built home would be as clean as could be, but this is rarely, if ever, true. Many new-build homes will have remnants of dust and grime left over from the construction process, many of which could remain in your home for years if left untouched. Cleaning a new-build at the earliest opportunity offers the best chance to remove as much of this dirt as possible, before footfall and furniture stir up and trap allergens long-term. And how often do you ever get the opportunity to fully clean your carpets?

As stressful as it is, moving into a new house and making it a home should be an enjoyable and exciting experience. Mopheads are here to make the new home cleaning process as easy and breezy as possible.


What’s the Best Way to Keep My New Home Clean?

The answer is a simple one – regular cleaning!

Maintaining a clean home is just as vital as the big deep clean when you first move in. Here at Mopheads we offer a variety of long-term home cleaning solutions to suit your way of life. From weekly and fortnightly cleaning visits to an annual, deep spring clean, our friendly, experienced and exacting Mopheads team is on hand to keep your new home clean, fresh and spotless.

And while we’re discussing the importance of a clean home, did you know that keeping your clothes clean and fresh is important too? Thankfully the Mopheads are also experts with laundry and ironing. Just think about the peace of mind and extra spare time this could add to your life!


Help Me, Mopheads!

We take cleaning very seriously, but always with a healthy dose of good clean fun. We’ve been cleaning new homes in Birmingham, Solihull and the surrounding area for almost 30 years, always to our exacting standards and with our renowned down-to-earth approach.

We’d love to hear from you, whether you’re moving into a new home soon or are considering a cleaning and laundry service. Whatever you needs, just give our friendly team a call on 0121 605 2322, email or use our online contact form to get in touch.

Let Mopheads take the stress and worry out of new house cleaning, and rely on our team of professionals to keep your home, clothes and even your mind sparkling. It really does make a big difference.

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