Deep cleaning Tips and Checklist
What is a deep clean?
A deep clean is when you take time to really get in there and scrub the nooks and crannies, pick up every little thing (and then put them back where they belong), mop or vacuum that floor. You know, all those things you'd think about doing if only it wasn't such a big job.
How do I start deep cleaning?
You might be thinking, "How am I going to fit this into my schedule?" The most important tip here is that you pick a day that you will have time to devote the whole day to the process. Next, choose a room or area to start with and block off the entire day for deep cleaning.
What is a deep cleaning checklist for a house?
Deep cleaning is a process that involves using special tools, products, and methods to clean every nook and cranny of your home. This includes items such as:
For a good deep clean, the listed items below will help you get the job done.
In the Bathroom:
What is the quickest way to deep clean a house?
The easiest way to carry out a deep clean in your house is to simply start and finish with the kitchen.
This room generally contains more germs than any other area of the home, as it's where we prepare our food and drinks before we eat them.
How often should you do a deep clean in your home?
Ideally, it should be done every three months.
As mentioned above, your deep clean will involve window cleaning so this is a good time to move the furniture out of the room and onto the deck or patio. This way you can wash down any surfaces if necessary without worrying about staining them with dirty water.
If you haven't carried out a deep clean before, you can probably expect to spend most of a weekend doing it. If you've done one recently and only need to do some spot cleaning in-between times, then your time will be more limited.
What equipment and products will you need for a deep clean?
To do a deep clean properly, some tools will come in very handy:
What is the difference between a deep clean and a regular clean?
A deep clean is intended to take care of stubborn stains, grime and dust that has built up over time while a regular clean is something you might do on a weekly or monthly basis to keep things looking presentable.
What surfaces should I deep clean?
You can clean just about every surface in your home except for couches, mattresses and non-washable fabrics. So basically the kitchen, bathrooms, floors, windowsills etc., can all be cleaned.
What tools and products do professional cleaners use for deep cleaning?
There are quite a few tools you can find at your local grocery/hardware store to assist in the deep clean. For example, scrubbing brushes of different shapes and sizes, bleach wipes or sprays, thick sponges or cloths that have been dipped in water with dish soap, the list goes on.
What is the deep cleaning cost for a standard property?
Professional deep cleaning can cost anywhere from £150 to £600 depending on the size of your house. The average time it takes for a cleaner to deep clean is about 4 hours, but this also depends on the condition of your home.
Should I use a professional cleaner for my deep cleaning tasks?
Professional cleaners are recommended when there is too much furniture in your home, there is a lot of pet hair or you have been unable to clean for a while. If you are looking to get the best results from a professional cleaner, deep cleaning should be done about twice a year.
Services offered will depend on the company you choose to hire, but as a general rule of thumb, you can expect your home to be deep cleaned, dusted and polished. Some companies may also offer window cleaning or washing up services as well as carpets shampooed.
How many hours should it take to deep clean a house?
The time it takes to deep clean a house will depend on the size of the house and its contents. On average, however, if you hire somebody to do your cleaning you can expect them to spend about six hours in your home.
This is because professional cleaners are trained in methods that get the required results quickly. This may even include stripping the beds and washing the duvets.
However, they don't tend to work on a time-based system so when you get your quote it is generally for all the hours of cleaning available in a day.
Can I deep clean my house in a day?