What’s the difference between a deep clean and a routine clean?

A clean and well-maintained home is not only easy on the eyes but also essential for a healthy living environment. While routine cleaning is crucial, there are times when a little extra attention is needed to ensure a truly sanitary and fresh home. Deep cleaning serves as the perfect complement to your regular cleaning schedule, going beyond the surface to tackle hidden dirt, allergens, and germs.

Read on to explore the significance of regular deep cleaning for residential properties, with a specific focus on vacation homes and how often they should be scheduled for deep cleaning.

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There are many benefits to deep cleaning.

Enhanced Sanitation

Regular deep cleaning eliminates accumulated dirt, grime, and bacteria, promoting a healthier and safer living space. By targeting hard-to-reach areas and hidden surfaces, such as behind appliances or within upholstery, deep cleaning eradicates potential health hazards and allergens, reducing the risk of respiratory issues and allergies.

Odor Elimination

Over time, homes can develop lingering odors from cooking, pets, or other factors. Deep cleaning helps to remove these odors, leaving your home smelling fresh and inviting. By addressing carpets, upholstery, and other fabric surfaces, deep cleaning effectively neutralizes unpleasant smells, contributing to a more pleasant indoor environment.

How Often Should I Schedule a Deep Clean?

If You Live At The Residence Full-Time

For residents living in their homes year-round, scheduling a quarterly deep clean is recommended. This interval allows for the thorough removal of accumulated dirt, dust, and allergens, ensuring a consistently clean and healthy living environment. Regular deep cleaning helps maintain the longevity and condition of your home’s surfaces, preventing the buildup of grime and reducing the need for more extensive cleaning in the future.

If You Live At The Residence Part-Time (Vacation or Rental Homes)

Vacation property owners, who use their homes for only a portion of the year, should aim for bi-annual deep cleans. When opening the property for the year, a deep clean ensures a fresh start and eliminates any dust or debris that may have accumulated during its vacant period. Similarly, when closing the property, an in-depth deep clean prepares it for the dormant months, preventing the buildup of dirt and keeping it in excellent condition until your next visit.

The Benefits of Professional Cleaning Services

Expertise and Efficiency

Hiring a professional cleaning service guarantees that your deep cleaning needs are handled with expertise and efficiency. Trained professionals have the knowledge, experience, and proper tools to tackle all areas of your home effectively. They can efficiently navigate the process, saving you time and ensuring a rigorous and meticulous deep clean.

Customized Cleaning Solutions

Professional cleaning services can tailor their deep cleaning approach to meet your specific requirements. They will assess the unique needs of your home and provide specialized cleaning techniques for different surfaces and areas. This level of customization ensures that every nook and cranny receives the attention it deserves, resulting in a truly refreshed and sanitary home.

Routine cleaning services are designed to maintain the cleanliness and tidiness of your home on a regular basis.

Our routine cleaning includes general clean-up for every room, including countertops, stovetops, and tabletops.  We will also clean your microwave and other appliances — and remove garbage.  All floors will be swept, mopped, and/or vacuumed, depending our your home’s specific needs. 

We will perform basic spot cleaning on your walls and windows to remove fingerprints and smudges as well as dust your baseboards, pictures, lampshades, knickknacks, windowsills, furniture, light fixtures, and high-touch areas.  Your furniture will also receive a good polish!

Bathrooms will be exhaustively sanitized.  Your showers, bathtubs, and toilets will sparkle, and your mirrors will be left crystal-clear.

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If you’re looking for something more than a routine clean, we can certainly dive deeper!

Here is a sample list of what is typically included in our residential deep cleaning services:

KITCHEN

-Cleaning above kitchen cabinets

-Wet wiping shelves, trinkets, and knick-knacks

-Cleaning recessed lighting, lights, lamps, and lampshades

-Dusting crown molding

-Cleaning window sills, door trim, and baseboards

-Wall dusting and removal of cobwebs

-Cleaning both sides of 6-panel doors

DINING ROOM

-Cleaning above china cabinets and grandfather clocks

-Wet wiping shelves, trinkets, and knick-knacks

-Cleaning recessed lighting, lights, lamps, and lampshades

-Dusting crown molding

-Cleaning window sills, door trim, and baseboards

-Wall dusting and removal of cobwebs

-Cleaning both sides of 6-panel doors

FAMILY ROOM

-Cleaning fireplace hearth, screen, and glass

-Wet wiping shelves, trinkets, and knick-knacks

-Cleaning recessed lighting, lights, lamps, and lampshades

-Dusting crown molding

-Cleaning window sills, door trim, and baseboards

-Dusting walls and blinds

-Cleaning both sides of 6-panel doors

-Interior cleaning of the entertainment center

-Wet wiping glass, wall art, and frames

ALL BEDROOMS

-Cleaning fireplace hearth, screen, and glass

-Wet wiping shelves, trinkets, and knick-knacks

-Cleaning recessed lighting, lights, lamps, and lampshades

-Dusting crown molding

-Cleaning window sills, door trim, and baseboards

-Dusting walls and blinds

-Cleaning both sides of 6-panel doors

-Interior cleaning of the entertainment center

-Wet wiping glass, wall art, and frames

ALL BATHROOMS

-Wet wiping glass, wall art, and frames

-Wet wiping shelves, trinkets, and knick-knacks (excluding personal care items)

-Cleaning recessed lighting, lights, lamps, and lampshades

-Dusting crown molding

-Cleaning window sills, door trim, and baseboards

-Wall dusting and removal of cobwebs

-Cleaning both sides of 6-panel doors

OFFICE / STUDY

-Wet wiping glass, wall art, and frames

-Wet wiping shelves, trinkets, and knick-knacks

-Cleaning recessed lighting, lights, lamps, and lampshades

-Dusting crown molding

-Cleaning window sills, door trim, and baseboards

-Dusting walls and blinds

-Cleaning both sides of 6-panel doors

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STAIRWAYS

-Cleaning recessed lighting, lights, lamps, and lampshades

-Dusting crown molding and baseboards

-Wet wiping banisters, rails, balusters, and spindles

-Wall dusting and removal of cobwebs

-Wet wiping glass, wall art, and frames

FRONT ENTRANCE

-Cleaning recessed lighting, lights, lamps, and lampshades

-Cleaning interior and exterior of porch lights

-Dusting crown molding and baseboards

-Cleaning window sills, door trim, and blinds

-Wall dusting and removal of cobwebs

-Cleaning both sides of the front door

-Wet wiping glass, wall art, and frames

BACK ENTRANCE / MUDROOM

-Cleaning recessed lighting, lights, lamps, and lampshades

-Organizing coats

 

***Please note that the actual cleaning tasks performed during a routine cleaning can be adjusted based on your preferences and requirements. Our goal is to provide you with a clean and comfortable living environment tailored to your specific needs.***

Regular deep cleaning is a vital aspect of maintaining a clean, sanitary, and inviting home environment.

Whether you live in your property year-round or utilize it as a vacation or rental home, scheduling deep cleans on a quarterly or bi-annual basis ensures a consistently fresh and healthy living space. By investing in professional cleaning services, you can enjoy the benefits of expertise, efficiency, and customized cleaning solutions. Take the step towards a cleaner, more comfortable home by prioritizing regular deep cleaning.

Remember, a well-kept home is not only a source of pride but also contributes to your overall well-being.

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