It is the start of a new season and nothing feels better than having a clean house that is not only shiny on the surface but is also clean from within as this can really help you bring order into your life and can have a positive effect on your well-being. Unfortunately, not all of us have the time to clean the house from top to bottom and who are we kidding? A professional will do a much better job than we can performing a deep clean.
Therefore, most cleaning companies offer the option to book a deep clean. Even more so, a lot of residential cleaning companies recommend their customers to book a deep clean prior to starting their regular cleaning schedule, some even require them to do this.
But what does a deep clean entail and what is the difference between regular and deep cleaning?
Home Cleaning vs Deep Cleaning
A general house clean usually is done to maintain a certain level of cleanliness in the house. It includes vacuuming and mopping of floors, general tidying up, cleaning and sanitizing the bathroom as well as making sure that all surfaces in the kitchen and the rest of the house are spotless. This type of cleaning is done on a regular basis (for example once a week or biweekly). Deep cleaning on the other hand, is only needed once a year or for a special occasion such as a party.
Deep cleaning reaches every last crack and corner in the house and cleans out all the dirt that has accumulated over the past months as well as covering areas that are usually not taken care of in a regular cleaning session. This is why a deep clean is recommended and often required before a move.
What is included in a Deep Clean
A deep clean usually includes the cleaning behind kitchen appliances like the washing machine and oven as well as the cleaning of the inside of the oven, the oven door and other kitchen appliances such as fridge or microwave. Additionally, all blinds are washed and the windows are cleaned from the inside and the outside, this includes the window frame. In all rooms, a deep dusting is done which contains removing cobwebs and dusting individual knickknack. In the bathroom, a deep cleaning includes scale removal from all bathroom tiles, shower heads and the toilet as well as the sanitising of wastebaskets, doors and door frames. In all of the house the air vents and even ceiling fans are dusted, upholstery and furniture is vacuumed, lamp shades are dusted and the outside cabinets are washed.
When it comes to deep cleaning most companies do not charge by the hour but instead have a fixed price or charge by the services needed. A deep clean can cost between 200 USD and 400 USD, this can be nearly double the amount of a regular clean. Therefore, it is important to make sure that you get your money’s worth.
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