What to expect from a deep house cleaning

What to expect from a deep house cleaning

What to expect from a deep house cleaning

Sometimes, you just can't get your house clean no matter how hard you try. There's always some dust left, or some mould in a place you just can't reach. When that happens, you can always opt for a deep house cleaning services.

Are services worth it?

Deep house cleaning services provide you with a really in-depth cleaning service. Professional cleaners will have a deep house cleaning checklist of stuff to do that includes the basic cleaning tasks and regular cleaning tasks as well as the extra, more detailed tasks to help you really reset your home or to clean your office. There's nothing better than a fresh start. You can use a cleaning service to deep clean your entire home as an occasional service instead of a weekly one, to help with the spring cleaning or to remove deep grime that has set around your home over time.

A deep house cleaning is especially useful when you feel like you've hit a slump, or when you're just struggling to keep on top of everything. They work to remove grime and gunk instead of just tidying. They can be really useful for tenants about to get inspections or for people who are about to move house.

What's included in a deep house cleaning service?

If you're looking at getting a deep clean done in your home, you'll want to know what is on the cleaning service's deep cleaning house checklist. Every company is different, but this is what a deep cleaning service from Cleanup Team will involve:

A bathroom deep clean

A deep clean will usually involve a professional house cleaning team working a little longer in order to:

  • Scrub floors
  • Clean the grout
  • Clean shower head to remove soap scum
  • Empty and sanitise trash cans
  • Clean the sink and any accessories (i.e., your soap dish)
  • Dust baseboards
  • Clean mirrors
  • Deep cleaning the shower, including the curtain, glass shower door and bathtub
  • Disinfect toilet and clean the seat and lid
  • Clean the outside of the toilet
  • Disinfect light switches

If you're unsure whether your chosen cleaning company covers everything you want doing (perhaps you can't tell whether they are going to be unclogging drains or not, for example) it is always worth messaging them!

A kitchen deep clean

Deep cleaning the kitchen will involve a number of tasks that are always the least favourite. For this list we grabbed notes from As well as the regular cleaning service jobs like wiping surfaces and emptying trash cans, a kitchen deep clean will involve:

  • Cleaning under and behind appliances
  • Cleaning inside and outside cabinets
  • Cleaning inside appliances (like the washing machine and oven)
  • Disinfect light switches
  • Disinfect small appliances
  • Remove scuff marks
  • Cleaning floors
  • Disinfect the refrigerator
  • Deep cleaning the sink

A living room deep clean

A deep cleaning of the living room will surprise you. You might think that your living room is not in need of a deep clean, or that it is the cleanest space in your home - after all, you use it all the time so you make sure it's clean! But just wait until you see your living room after a deep clean. It'll open your eyes to the wonder of deep cleaning services. We got this list from Valet Queens who moved into upholstery cleaning and extra services after having success cleaning pram fabric:

  • Cleaning the floor (someone will dust, mop and vacuum floors)
  • Dust lamps
  • Dust ceiling fans
  • Scrub walls
  • Clean light fixtures
  • Wash pillows on the couch
  • Clean window sills
  • Clean windows
  • Dust electronics
  • Wash light globes
  • Disinfect remote controls
  • Dust door frames
  • Wipe down and dust cabinet doors
  • Dust vent covers
  • Clean glass
  • Wipe and disinfect door knobs
  • Dust picture frames

A bedroom deep clean

Your bedroom should be your sanctuary, and a home deep cleaning can help to make it your safe space again. You can rely on deep cleaning services to make sure that your bedroom is wonderfully clean, from the floors to the ceiling fans. A bedroom deep cleaning will include:

  • Dust lamps
  • Change bedding
  • Dust vent covers
  • Clean windows
  • Clean window sills
  • Vacuum and clean floor
  • Put laundry away
  • Scrub the walls
  • Vacuum wall corners
  • Clean under the bed
  • Clean light fixtures
  • Dust crown moulding
  • Clean door frames
  • Dust edges of mirrors and clean the mirrors
  • Clean lights

How long will a house cleaning take?

This really depends on the cleaning services you are receiving and on the cleaning company that you use. Some cleaning services with more members of staff will be able to do a whole house cleaning in a couple of hours.

Generally speaking, though, a two-bedroom house will take an average cleaning service around 7 hours to deep clean. You can add or subtract hours per bedroom to get a rough estimate or you can contact your cleaning company to ask them for their opinion as a professional cleaning service.

What about the outside of my house?

This is another matter altogether and there are often not many companies that provide a one stop shop for all of the services you might need to clean the outside of your home. Right Wash appears to cover everything from the roof down so companies do exist for this but it would need to be with another contractor other than the house cleaning company.

How do I prepare for a deep house cleaning?

You obviously don't need to do any cleaning before your deep cleaning. Well, not really. You should make sure that you have decluttered before your deep cleaning, giving your cleaners enough space to actually work their magic. Likewise, you should have washed any dishes and put them away to ensure that they are able to properly clean your kitchen (unless they specify that they do pan washing as part of their services). You will also need to communicate effectively with them to make sure that you're all on the same page. This will help to make sure that anything you need cleaning is put as a priority on their list, and anything that's off limits will be avoided.

You will also, on the day, want to put your pets and anything fragile away. The pets will be better off either at a daycare, at a friends, or out with you for the day. This will stop them from getting irritated by any of the cleaning products and will keep them out of the way. Place any fragile items somewhere safe, perhaps wrapped in bubble wrap to keep them extra safe. 

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