Residential and Commercial Services

Scheduled Clean-up

As part of our customized cleaning services, we’ll create a cleaning schedule that works for you, your family, and your lifestyle. Some clients request cleaning once a month, while others prefer biweekly or even weekly. Similarly, some visits may be focused on the entire house while others are spot-cleaning or room-specific. Whatever you want, we can do! 


We’re happy to provide turnover cleaning for rental properties, including AirBNB and VRBO. If you’d like A Fresh Start to thoroughly clean your property after guests leave in preparation for the home’s next stay, give us a call! We’ll have your rental property sparkling clean for the next guests in no time.  

Move In/Out

Moving is stressful enough. Let us handle the thorough cleaning for you. For move-out cleaning, we’ll methodically work through the house or apartment, making sure each room is spotless so you can get your deposit back (for renters) or have a list-ready home (for sellers). 

Move-in cleaning is just as thorough, so you can enter your new home knowing every inch has been dusted, deep-cleaned, and shined.  

Construction Clean-up

After a flip or remodeling project, thorough cleaning is required to make the space livable. Our construction clean-up services include a careful vacuuming/sweeping to remove any dust or debris from the work. All surfaces (including walls, baseboards and trim) are wiped down and sanitized. Think of this as the last step in a construction project. 


A Fresh Start Cleaning Services uses state-of-the-art disinfecting equipment from Evaclean called the Protexus. Known as “the new standard for infection prevention,” Evaclean uses sustainable chemicals and advanced technologies to provide a systematic approach against infection threats. If you want to effectively sanitize and disinfect areas within your home or business, call A Fresh Start today.

One Time Clean

If you’re preparing to host a holiday or big event, or just want a top-to-bottom deep-clean done, consider our one-time cleaning service. We’ll focus on four main areas: 

  • Kitchen: We often start here and focus on your countertops, cabinets, floors, backsplash, appliances, sink, and more. You’ll return to a spotless kitchen that smells fresh and clean!
  • Bathroom (s): Bathrooms are often the dirtiest rooms in the house, so we devote extra attention to these rooms. We’ll clean your tub/shower, sink, mirror, toilet, floor, and more. 
  • Bedroom (s): We want your bedroom to feel like your sanctuary, so we’ll make your bed (and change bedding as needed), vacuum, and dust, taking care of nightstands, dressers, bookshelves and lamps.  
  • Living/Dining Room: Your main living areas deserve attention too. As part of our one-time cleaning, we’ll vacuum/sweep, dust, and attend to all furniture. 


Lindy Garritano, Owner​

Lindy Garritano understands the value of a clean space, and a fresh start. A native La Portean, Lindy recently left a career in aerospace quality assurance to start anew, bringing high-quality cleaning services to residents and business owners in Northwest Indiana and beyond. As a working mother of two young children, Lindy understands how stressful and time-consuming cleaning can be on top of all of life’s responsibilities. A Fresh Start Cleaning Services is here to handle your cleaning needs, giving you more time to do what you love with the ones you love. 

Before working in quality assurance, which gave Lindy a keen attention to detail, she spent 10 years as military police. There she learned the importance of providing peace of mind. She understands that when clients allow a cleaning service into their homes and businesses, they deserve the utmost care and level of professionalism. 

A Fresh Start is driven by integrity and customer-service. Services are customizable to fit each client’s specific needs, including working around any sensitivity to products, scents, or cleaning agents. 

Contact Lindy today for all of your cleaning needs. 



As a locally owned company, we are dedicated to providing the most reliable, thorough, and thoughtful cleaning experience.  We use products specifically from the EPA checklist to reduce the spread of Covid-19, seasonal flu, MERS, etc.  Employees are background checked, insured, and trained to properly clean your space.  Our top priorities are communication and customer satisfaction.  We can customize your cleaning needs and offer you a free quote.

We are a professional cleaning service.  This means our employees are vetted, background checked, insured, and held to the highest standards.  Employees follow a multi-point checklist to assure nothing is overlooked and every customer’s specific requests are met. While we strive for perfection, if something is overlooked please contact us as soon as possible.

We put the utmost priority in our relationships with our clients and strive to keep the lines of communication open on both ends. From getting a quote, scheduling appointments, and receiving feedback we are responsive and here to listen. We feel the more you share with us ways we can improve, the better we will be able to serve you.

Payment is expected at the time of cleaning.  We offer many payment options.  While most people prefer to leave cash or personal checks, we also offer payments via PayPal and square.

A free quote is available.  We base our pricing on a combination of factors, including but not limited to square footage, length of service, add on services, and more.  Discounts are available for clients who sign 6 and 12 month contracts that are paid up front.  Our services are satisfaction guaranteed.

Additional services may also be added. 

  • Changing Linen
  • Washing dishes
  • Interior of fridge
  • Inside of oven
  • Windows/Screens
  • Sanitization/Disinfecting Sprayer

No.  Our team will show up with everything necessary to clean your space.  However, some people prefer specific products or one scent over another or have sensitivity to some products.  If a client prefers to provide their own product, that is fine.  We will discuss that prior to our arrival so we know that we are prepared to meet your needs.

No.  In most cases a key or code is provided or a door left open.  If you are home, that is certainly not a problem but it is not necessary.

Nobody knows your furry friends as well as their owners so we will leave it up to you. We love animals as much as you do!  In most cases, leaving them out is not a problem.  However, if they aren’t comfortable with strangers, or the sound of vacuums irritates them, putting them up might be a better solution. 

Although we do our best to treat everything in your house or office with as much respect as we would treat our own, accidents can happen.  If so, take comfort in knowing that our employees are covered with insurance to protect themselves, you, and your property. 

  • Toys
  • Pet accidents/ litter boxes/ kennels
  • Wash Dishes
  • Wash Laundry
  • Pick up clutter
  • Fireplace
  • Furnace/Utility Room (For safety reasons)

We hope to leave every client feeling happier, less stressed, and excited for the next time they walk into a clean space that THEY DIDN’T HAVE TO DO THEMSELVES!  However, we are humans and there is always a chance that something might not be done to your satisfaction.  In that case, notify us as soon as possible so we can work together to resolve any issues.

Fresh Start implements practices and products to promote a better environment and a healthier home.  This includes using microfiber rags in place of paper products whenever possible.  We also use plant-based products and natural cleaning solutions whenever possible as long as we are able to still provide the most effective cleaning and disinfecting your space.  We do not “green wash” our services by making false and outlandish claims.  We believe that a good balance of both green and more traditional cleaning products has given us the best results.  

Tips are not necessary but are appreciated.  Some clients like to leave a little extra each week or gift during the holiday season. Leaving reviews on our social media pages, Google, and via email is also a great way to share your appreciation for the exceptional service you receive.

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