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Back-to-School Cleaning Checklist

Posted by Hammond Knoll on Aug 8, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 8/25/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.

Summer was great, but all good things must end.


It’s time for the kids to get back to school and for a “normal” schedule to return.

Know what that means?

Turning your attention to parts of the house that have been neglected. 


With the season of summer barbeques and playing children – activities that bring on tons of dirt and grime into the home – coming to an end, start by hiring a professional cleaning company to do the hard work for you! 

A beautiful, clean house is easier to enjoy throughout the year and will help keep those allergies under control.

Here are five things you need to think about when it’s time for end-of-summer cleaning.

1. Open windows = dirt, debris and allergens

It’s delightful to have the windows open in the summer. Nothing beats a nice breeze blowing through your home.

Unfortunately, some unwanted hangers-on catch a ride on that fresh air and that’s not good.


Think pollen, dust, dirt and debris. Yuck.

When these pollutants become embedded in your carpet and furniture upholstery, vacuuming and dusting aren’t good enough.

You need to trust a professional cleaning company to handle the job.

2. Tracked-in dirt shows up like it owns the place

If you enjoy outdoor activities in the summer, or you have kids and pets who are on a constant loop of in-and-out, you can’t stop the dirt.

You might think, “Oh yes I can – I have a doormat and everyone takes their shoes off when they come in!.”

Hate to break it to you, but that’s not good enough.


Dirt and pollutants are still on your clothing and will make their way into your carpet and your furniture.

It can get so deep into your carpets, rugs and upholstery that hiring a professional cleaning company is the only way to truly get rid of them.

3. Your winter health depends on a professional cleaning

We’ve already talked about the allergens and other pollutants that can aggravate your allergies and make you sick.

It’s vital to get rid of these unwanted visitors before the season of hunkering-down-because-it’s-so-cold hits.

But your physical health isn’t the only thing at stake. 

You’ll also feel better mentally when you know your home has had a deep cleaning.


This is an especially important factor if anyone in your family struggles with the Winter Blues.

As you’re cooped up in the house together, it’s reassuring to know that you’re in a clean house.

Let a professional cleaning company come to the rescue

It’s vital for you to take the right steps to protect your health and the health of your family as summer comes to a close.

A deep cleaning by a reputable professional cleaning company is the best way to get rid of the dirt, grime, pollutants and allergens that come in on shoes and clothes or catch a ride on the fresh breeze.

It’s also a great remedy for the winter blues.

HammondKnoll employs highly-skilled professionals who are committed to providing you with an unsurpassed level of service with the highest standard of care. 

We offer cleaning and restoration services that include: 

  • Carpet. 
  • Upholstery. 
  • Leather. 
  • Rugs. 
  • Tile, grout & natural stone.
  • Hardwood, LVT and concrete. 

We take pride in our craftsmanship and our ability to provide you with excellent customer service.

So use this back-to-school cleaning checklist to give your home a thorough, deep cleaning, and rest assured that it’s in tip-top shape for all that fall brings.

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