What is the difference between a deep cleaning and a regular cleaning

An In-depth Guide to Deep Cleaning

Cleaning your home is something we do on a regular basis. Well, on a *mostly* regular basis, anyway. However, there comes a time when dirt and grime start accumulating faster than you can clean them. At that point, regular housekeeping simply doesn’t cut it anymore. Fortunately, there is a solution to that problem.

By now, you’ve probably heard about something professional house cleaners in Northeast Portland do, called “deep cleaning” which leaves your home super-fresh and sparkling. But, what is it and how does it work exactly? Stay tuned, because that’s what we’re going to find out!

What is the difference between a deep cleaning and a regular cleaning?

Regular (basic or routine) home maintenance is the basis of every deep cleaning. As such, it is important to know what it includes. When you hire them, professional cleaners will perform various types of housekeeping activities, so you can expect them to:

  • Dust ceiling fans, chandeliers, light fixtures, lamps, blinds, window sills, furnishings, baseboards, picture frames, and ornaments;
  • Vacuum carpets, floors, and upholstery (where appropriate);
  • Sweep and mop the floors;
  • Remove cobwebs;
  • Clean the countertops, and the exterior of kitchen appliances (fridge, stove, microwave, dishwasher) and cabinets;
  • Clean the toilet, bathtubs, showers, sinks, vanities, and bathroom fixtures;
  • Clean and disinfect door handles;
  • Empty garbage bins;
  • Make beds and change linens;
  • Do the dishes.

Do note, however, that the extent of your cleaners’ efforts will depend on the specific package you choose. Some companies offer only a portion of the services noted here, while others have deluxe packages that include all of them and, sometimes, more.

Either way, you certainly noticed that the above list is quite comprehensive. However, for professional cleaners, it is not comprehensive enough! Enter deep cleaning.

What is included in a deep cleaning?

Deep cleaning takes regular housekeeping and elevates it to a whole new level in terms of attention to detail, thoroughness, and precision. When you opt for this type of service, you can expect (in addition to previously noted services): 

  • Hand washing ceiling fans, light fixtures, light switches, shutters, blinds, window sills, woodwork, mirrors, baseboards, doors, countertops, and garbage bins;
  • Wiping and polishing furniture, mirrors, picture frames, and ornaments;
  • Disinfecting the bathroom
  • Removing gunk buildup and scrubbing away limescale deposits from tiles, tubs, showerheads, and other bathroom fixtures;
  • Disinfecting kitchen countertops
  • Scrubbing the inside of the appliances (fridge, oven, stove, drip pans, and splashes);
  • Vacuuming/cleaning crevices and hard-to-reach areas.

As you can see, when you opt for this type of tidying up, you can count on your housekeepers to do a full-house cleaning or designated area maintenance, left-to-right, top-to-bottom, with no nook or cranny left behind.

The best thing of all is, professional house cleaners are so efficient, they will only need your instructions and none of your help to finish the job in a record time. You can kick back and relax, or take your kids for a full-day outing at Columbia Children’s Arboretum, and return to a sparkly clean home. Yes, it really can be that easy!

What is included in a deep cleaning

How to find some of the best house cleaners in Northeast Portland?

If you’re looking for a reliable and detail-oriented housekeeping service in Northeast Portland, look no further than NW Maids. For years, we’ve been helping our clients find expert cleaners to freshen up their homes or give them a thorough makeover.

Professional maids we collaborate with are rigorously vetted and trained, possess ample housekeeping experience, and use modern equipment and safe cleaning supplies. Give us a call today and let us help you find a team to make your home the best version of itself.

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