What Is 'Deep' Cleaning?
When hiring a professional cleaning service to spruce up your home you will find the words 'deep cleaning' popping up when you research the internet listings for cleaning services in your area as well as in the customer reviews. So what does 'deep cleaning' mean versus a regular cleaning? The scope of the cleaning services is will be much larger when deep cleaning your home and commensurately the charges may also be higher.
When preparing for the Diwali season, or festive holidays like Ugadi and Baisakhi, when Indian homes are traditionally spring cleaned from top to bottom, it is a good idea to hire a professional cleaning service to deep clean your home instead of doing all the heavy lifting yourself. A professional deep cleaning service will reach every nook and cranny of your home, sometimes cleaning spaces that have not even occurred to you!
Here is what a deep cleaning service will cover versus a regular cleaning:
In a regular cleaning, shower area, vanity and other surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected, in a deep clean the bathroom will be cleaned from top to bottom including tiles, grouting, taps, shower doors etc. Even the top of your water geyser/heater will receive attention and so will any fans or exhaust fans. Floors will be washed and mould and mildew will be removed. Some services may offer to steam clean your bathroom as a final touch and at an extra charge to sanitize it completely.
Professional deep cleaning will include the wiping down of all surfaces in the kitchen like with a regular cleaning followed by cleaning inside your oven, cabinets, under sink areas, inside the chimney, chimney filters, exhaust fans. Professional deep cleaning services will offer to descale kitchen sinks and faucets as well as sanitize and disinfect kitchen slabs and back-splash areas removing accumulated oil and grime effectively and leaving every conceivable surface in your kitchen sparkling.
When deep cleaning your living areas, all flat surfaces will be dusted, waste baskets will be cleared and sanitized if you so wish, lamps and lights and shades will be wiped clean or washed if required, floor areas will be vacuumed after rolling away any carpeting if possible and the carpet itself will also be shampooed and cleaned. Walls and ceilings will be cleared of cobwebs and dusted using a vacuum attachment that removes minute dust particles. Doors and windows will be wiped down, blinds will be cleaned and vents or skylights may also be cleaned if accessible. Furniture upholstery will be vacuumed and shampooed if required.
In a bedroom the same process as the living areas will be followed and in addition your mattress will be vacuumed using an industrial, high suction vacuum to draw out settled dust and dust mites. You may request the cleaning service to sanitize or shampoo your mattress for an extra charge.
These are a general set of guidelines where a deep cleaning is distinguished from a regular cleaning. When hiring a cleaning service to deep clean your home, draw up a checklist and crosscheck items with the service, mark as covered and included in their standard deep cleaning or those that come at an extra charge. This is a good way to ensure that you receive the service and cleaning standard that you require in the price discussed. You may then choose to add on any other cleaning items and pay over and above the discussed fee.