Deep Cleaning Basics
Deep cleaning goes further to get rid of dirt, grime, soap scum, and other gunk around your home. It’s a more thorough service than the standard cleaning.
You’re not just picking up the clutter and wiping down surfaces. You’re often sanitizing areas throughout the home. Sanitizing and disinfecting surfaces can help get rid of germs that can make your family sick.
Deep cleaning can make your home a healthier environment by getting rid of dirt, dust, and other junk. It also makes it look and smell fresh and clean.
Deep cleaning typically takes longer than a general cleaning service, especially if you schedule a deep cleaning for your entire home. It involves lots of detail work, which takes more effort.
During a regular cleaning service, your cleaner will clean and dust all surfaces. That includes things such as your shower, vanity, mirror, and toilet.
When you get a deep cleaning, your service goes deeper. This might include:
Removing soap scum and limescale from fixtures
Deep cleaning baseboards and door frames
Cleaning inside vanities and medicine cabinets
Cleaning around the toilet base
Deep cleaning shower doors, curtains, and crevices
The cleaning leaves your bathroom sparkling and sanitized. That’s a good thing since bathrooms germs often include things such as staph bacteria, athlete’s foot, gastrointestinal viruses, and viruses spread by contaminated food, such as E. coli and salmonella.
The kitchen is another place that can get quite dirty. Food splatters and grease can leave your appliances and cabinets filthy.
Your regular weekly cleaning likely includes tidying up your countertops, wiping down all visible surfaces, and cleaning the floor.
For a deep cleaning, the following things might be included:
Cleaning behind and under appliances
Cleaning inside appliances, including your oven, refrigerator, and microwave
Interior range hood and filter cleaning
Cleaning grout lines on countertops or backsplashes
Cleaning refrigerator coils
Cleaning and disinfecting small kitchen appliances
Cleaning and organizing inside cabinets and drawers
Disinfecting knobs and switches
The deep cleaning ensures all grease and food remnants get removed. When those things build up, they can be difficult to remove, so having a professional cleaning service handle it makes it easier on you.
Your cleaner also tidies up general spaces during a normal cleaning. This includes putting things where they belong, cleaning floors, and wiping down surfaces.
Deep cleaning services might include:
Cleaning under furniture
Wiping down ceiling fans and light fixtures
Vacuuming and cleaning upholstery
Dusting individual decorations
Sanitizing trash cans and other surfaces
Dusting lamp shades
Cleaning baseboards, window frames, and door frames
Wiping vent covers
Cleaning inside window sills and window tracks
Vacuuming along wall edges and other crevices
Once you get your general spaces cleaned, it’s easy to maintain them with regular weekly cleaning. Since those spaces don’t have water or food sources like the kitchen and bathroom, they don’t tend to get as gunky as quickly.