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What is Included in a Deep House Cleaning?


By Carrie Dixon, Blog Editor

What a deep house cleaning coversWhen you are considering hiring a maid or house cleaning service, you will likely find that most of them require you to have a deep cleaning the first time they visit your home. This is completely normal and makes the job of the cleaners easier, but it may make you wonder exactly what a deep cleaning entails. We’ll look at that in more depth below but for now, the best way to describe a deep cleaning is as a thorough cleaning that makes sure every inch of your home is thoroughly cleaned.

Cost and Value

Depending on where you are located and how large your home is, you can expect a deep cleaning to cost anywhere from about $200 to $400. Routine cleanings, which are the regular weekly or monthly cleanings thereafter, typically cost from $100 to $150. While a deep cleaning is more expensive, there are good reasons behind that. There is a lot more done to your home during a deep clean than an average routing cleaning session.

When to Deep Clean

As mentioned above, you may be required to have a deep cleaning before subscribing to a routine cleaning service. There are other reasons to consider a thorough cleaning, though. If you are in the process of moving or are planning to host family for a holiday, a deep cleaning can give you peace of mind that everything will be perfect. Plus, you don’t have to do all of the cleaning on your own. You can instead spend time on other important tasks.

In order to give a better understanding of the differences between a routine cleaning and a deep cleaning, we’ll go over what is covered and what isn’t by each service. These may vary based on location and the company you choose but are fairly standard in most cases.

Bathroom Cleaning

With a standard cleaning, you can expect that your garbage will be remove, dusting with occur, the toilet will be cleaned, and fixtures will be disinfected. It’s also common to expect your walls to be wiped down, your shower cleaned, and your sink rinsed out. Some of the extra services you can expect from deep cleaning include cleaning the door for fingerprints, dusting each individual knickknack, and scrubbing the tile grout. In either type of cleaning, mirrors will be shined, mildew treated, and towels changed.

Kitchen Cleaning

Deep cleaning is going to mean that your kitchen is spotless. The cleaner who is visiting you will clean inside the stove hood and the oven, sweep up behind any large appliances, wipe out the dishwasher and refrigerator, and clean the doors for fingerprints. On top of that, you get the services associated with a regular cleaning. This might include wiping down the front of the refrigerator, cleaning the table and chairs, dusting, and wiping the top and front of your stove. You can also expect a shiny clean sink, as well as countertops.

Living Areas & Bedrooms

Both bedrooms and the living room will be cleaned in full with a deep cleaning. You can expect everything from straightening to vacuuming and dusting to occur with any cleaning, but a deep clean will include many other services. Your blinds will be dusted, your mirrors and ceiling fan wiped, and your bed vacuumed from underneath. The other area of the home, such as stairs, will also receive plenty of cleaning.

After a deep cleaning your home will be spotless and bright. Those of you who are planning an event will find that your tasks are easier and you have much less to worry about after the cleaners have visited.