How Do Deep Cleaning Services and Regular Cleaning Differ?

How Do Deep Cleaning Services and Regular Cleaning Differ?

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If you are considering hiring the services of professional cleaners, you will most likely want to understand the difference between a deep cleaning service and a standard cleaning.

The first thing you will notice when you look into various types of professional cleaning services is the price difference. A deep cleaning service will almost always cost you more than a general cleaning job. However, depending on your needs, the increased price could be well worth it.

In order to help you decide if you need a regular cleaning service, or a more thorough deep cleaning service, we will explain what each type entails. After explaining each service, we will take a look at some of the benefits of a deep clean, which will help you determine if it is worth paying extra for this more thorough service. Finally, we will provide some things to keep in mind before hiring either type of cleaning service.

Regular Cleaning Service

Essentially, a regular cleaning service is going to take care of a set list of basic cleaning tasks on a regular basis. For many people, a regular cleaning service makes sense when they lack the time or energy to complete routine cleaning tasks themselves.

Regular cleaning tasks are what most people will do on a daily, or weekly basis in their own homes. Basically, this is the standard cleaning you would do to maintain a basic level of cleanliness in your home or workplace.

Regular cleaning services often include the following:

  • Cleaning exposed floors throughout the home or workplace (mopping, vacuuming, sweeping).
  • Dusting visible surfaces.
  • Cleaning kitchen countertop surfaces and appliances with chemical cleaning products.
  • Disinfecting and cleaning bathrooms (sink, mirror, bath, shower, toilet, etc.).
  • General tidying and removing clutter.

Hiring a regular cleaner will provide a respectable level of cleanliness throughout your house or workplace. The services of a regular cleaner will keep your space free from dust, dirt, and clutter. Paying for a regular cleaning service is a practical solution for those that do not have time or the desire to complete these tasks on their own.

Deep Cleaning Services Explained

As the name suggests, a deep cleaning covers areas that are not touched by regular cleaning services. Deep cleaning services are intended to remove the deep dirt and grime that can build up in a home or workplace when it has not been thoroughly cleaned for a while.

Where regular cleaning jobs are more about upkeep, a deep clean aims to thoroughly clean your space and make sure every nook and cranny has been cleaned.

Deep cleaning services can include the following:

  • The removal of scale buildup and soap scum from bathroom fixtures, such as showerheads and faucets.
  • Cleaning areas behind appliances that are not regularly visible (refrigerator, oven, dishwasher, washing machine, etc.).
  • Cleaning interior glass inside ovens and microwaves.
  • Washing blinds and dusting curtains.
  • Cleaning underneath sinks in the kitchen and bathrooms.
  • Cleaning the inside and outside surfaces of windows.
  • Cleaning grout between bathroom and kitchen tiles.
  • Clean doors and baseboards of all marks and built up grime.
  • Cleaning of skirting boards and architrave.
  • Mildew stains chemically removed.
  • Cobwebs and dust completely removed.
  • Carpet, rugs and upholstery cleaning.

As you can tell, a deep cleaning service is much more thorough and intended to make your space look fresh and new. As a result, a deep cleaning service will cost more than a standard regular clean.

Even if you do not need a deep cleaning on a regular basis, paying extra to have your space deep cleaned roughly every six months will ensure you have a clean and sanitary space.

Many people will choose to invest in a deep cleaning before signing up for a regular schedule of standard cleans. Others will pay extra for a deep cleaning service for particular occasions, such as when they are preparing a home before putting it on the retail market, moving in or out of a space as in an end of tenancy clean, hosting a special event, or want to freshen up their home at the start of the year- sometimes called a ‘spring clean’.

Why Should You Give Your home or office a Deep Clean?

Making sure your home or office undergoes a deep clean will make sure it is free from the dirt and grime that can build up over time. Often, we grow accustomed to an unclean space and it is only after it has been deeply cleaned that we realize how dirty it was.

Having a truly clean home or workspace will give off a positive impression to your guests. It shows that you care about your space and value cleanliness and organization.

Even occasional deep cleans can make sure your space is sanitary. A thoroughly cleaned space is far less likely to have mold and bacteria that can make you sick. Air quality is important and thoroughly removing dust and debris from carpets and surfaces makes sure you are not breathing it in.

There are also psychological benefits to living in a clean space. Studies have proven how dirty, cluttered, and unorganized spaces can cause us to feel stressed and unhappy.

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