How to Clean Your Ceilings And Walls Regularly To Prevent Dirt Build-Up
As a tenant, one of your responsibilities is to keep your rental unit clean. This includes regularly cleaning your ceilings and wall surfaces to prevent dirt build-up.
As part of your Tenancy Agreement, undertaking minor repairs and maintenance to the property includes cleaning your ceiling and wall surfaces. You may think that cleaning your ceiling and wall surfaces seems like too much trouble but in fact, it is fairly simple to do. Of course, you can call a contractor to do it but this will likely cost £80 upwards.
The steps below are a basic guide that will help guide you in cleaning your ceiling and wall surfaces correctly.
What You'll Need
To effectively clean your ceilings and walls, you'll need the following supplies:
A step ladder or stool
A long-handled duster
A sponge or soft cloth
An all-purpose cleaner or mild detergent
Optional: distilled white vinegar and old newspapers or old towels to catch dust, cobwebs, and spills
Step-by-Step Cleaning Guide
Before you begin, move any furniture away from the walls and lay down old newspapers or drop cloths on the floor to protect against spills. If possible, open windows or turn on fans to ventilate the area.
Inspect the ceiling for any cobwebs and dust them away with your duster. For any stubborn dirt build-up, you can use a hoover with an attachment to remove them.
Fill a bucket with warm water and add a mild all-purpose cleaner. Dip your cloth or sponge into the solution and wring it out until it's only damp.
Starting at one end of the room, wash your ceiling in small sections using circular motions. Be sure to rinse your cloth or sponge often to avoid re-depositing dirt onto the ceiling. For those hard-to-reach corners, use your long-handled duster with a sponge head attachment.
Once you've washed the entire ceiling, move on to washing the walls using the same method. Start at the top of the wall and work your way down.
Once you’re finished cleaning, inspect the surfaces for any missed spots and clean as necessary.
When you're finished, allow the area to air dry completely before moving the furniture back into place.
For best results, plan on cleaning your ceilings and walls every two months as part of your regular cleaning routine.
How Often Should I Clean My Ceilings and Walls?
Ideally, you should clean your ceilings and walls at least once every two months.
However, if you have pets or kids in the home, you may need to do it more frequently to prevent dirt build-up, like once a week.
By staying on top of your cleaning schedule, you can help maintain a healthy and comfortable living environment for yourself and your family.
Clean Ceiling And Wall Surfaces Means A More Hygienic And Healthy Home
By following these simple steps and doing them regularly, you can easily keep your ceilings and walls clean and free of dirt build-up.
But if you find that cleaning your ceiling and wall surfaces has not been successful, please contact us on 01522503717 and we will be able to send out a contractor. However, if the repair needed falls under your responsibility as a tenant then you will be charged for the work.
Reminder That You May Be Charged - Where our contractor has arranged a time with you to attend and you postpone, cancel, or don't show up or where it is your fault for the appointment not proceeding you will be responsible for paying the call-out charge for the contractor and potentially any restocking fee for parts. Where the fault, issue or damage, is put down to your or other tenants, permitted occupiers, or guests' actions, you will be responsible for paying for the repair. These terms are already part of your Tenancy Agreement.