Anyone who reads this blog regularly or follows me on social media will know that we have spent the last few months having an extension built and although I am quite a laid back person there have been times where it’s all got a bit much – especially the never ending dust.
By the time the building work was coming to an end we knew that we needed help with the cleaning. Hubby and I had very little energy left and the extension, although beautiful, had so much that needed to be cleaned. It had plaster splattered everywhere, sawdust on the floor and just dust in every space imaginable. The lounge wasn’t much better – with the TV, toys and every surface caked in dust.
But, after having a Fantastic Services Deep Clean a couple of years ago we enlisted their help to clean our house, to do an official After Builders Clean. The clean is perfect for what we needed – they’re used to plaster splatters, dust, paint and everything else and they work out how many people and how many hours are needed to clean the space.
We asked them to focus on downstairs, just the hallway, lounge and new extension – incorporating the utility room and downstairs toilet and booked them in for a morning. We were given email updates throughout the process and they arrived bang on time, at 8am on the day we’d chosen.
They weren’t concerned at the level of cleaning needed, asking us what the priorities were and telling us they’d be done by lunchtime. My main issues were the dust and the floor in the extension. They said they’d wipe down all the outsides of the kitchen cabinets, the appliances and even clean the insides of the windows. The supplied their own cleaning products, even bringing a mop and hoover with them, and I happily left them to it.
When I came back the house was sparkling. The floor was the most noticeable part for me as it had gone from being caked in dust and plaster to being so clean. The washing machine, that had lived through the building work looked shiny and new and all of the cabinets were dust free. It looked like the extension I had imagined – and I couldn’t have been happier.
Our lounge and hallway were also dust free, with all the surfaces cleaned, all the windows cleaned inside and even our sofa pulled out and cleaned underneath – I had forgotten what a dust free house looked like but Fantastic Services gave us a lovely clean home again – and I really could have cried. It was such a relief after months of building work.
Disclosure: We were provided with the above cleaning service for the purpose of this post however all opinions are my own.