Cleaning artifacts is a major task for maintenance, especially those housed in a historic structure.

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s former home, created a housekeeping policy that outlines how to clean the specific types of objects found in the house, such as wallpaper, woodwork, windows and doors, marble, floors, and bathrooms.

Bulleted points explain concisely the type of cleaning materials to use and the where these architectural and decorative components are located within the home.

This is a useful document that focuses on how to care for materials and can be used as a model for other sites creating a cleaning plan.

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