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What’s the Difference Between a Standard Clean and a Deep Clean?

Professional cleaning companies offer numerous services. When it comes to a house cleaning, you can choose between a standard clean and a deep clean.

Without a basis to compare these two cleaning services, it can be hard to determine which one you need. This article will provide an overview of standard and deep professional cleaning so that you can hire the right janitorial service for your home and budget.


Standard Clean


A standard clean is less expensive, less thorough, and takes less time to complete than a deep clean. It maintains the cleanliness of a home on a regular basis.


When You Need a Standard Clean:

Standard cleaning is ideal for those who want to hire a professional home cleaning service to keep up with ongoing cleaning needs. Hiring a professional to do the cleaning for you is great for those who are too busy to clean themselves or have large families with several children.

What’s Involved:


Throughout the house:


  • Floors cleaned
  • Carpets and rugs vacuumed
  • Surfaces, (including picture frames and important objects), and vents dusted
  • Baseboards wiped down
  • Mirrors wiped down
  • Windowsills wiped down
  • Trash is taken out
  • Beds made in bedrooms


bathroom deep clean



In the bathroom:



  • Showers, (including the tub and walls), toilets, and floors cleaned and disinfected
  • Sink, taps, and countertops cleaned
  • Mirrors and light fixtures wiped down
  • Water mold and mildew chemically removed


In the kitchen:



  • Front of refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave wiped down
  • Outside of range hood, top and front of range cleaned
  • Drip pans cleaned
  • Countertops wiped down
  • Sinks wiped down and disinfected
  • Chrome polished
  • Dining table and chairs wiped down



Deep Clean


While a deep clean is pricier than a standard clean, it will leave your home spotless from top to bottom.


When You Need a Deep Clean:


  • Oftentimes, when you first hire a janitorial service, you’ll be required to get a deep clean. This is a standard rule for many cleaning companies.
  • If you’re moving out of an apartment, condo, or rental home, you’ll need to deep clean the area so that the security deposit is returned to you.
  • When moving into a new property, many people like to deep clean the area so that they feel more comfortable in the living space.
  • If you’re hosting a large event or party in your home, a deep clean can prepare the space for guests.


What’s Involved:


A deep clean involves all the cleaning tasks listed above for a standard clean, plus:

Throughout the house:


  • Trash cans wiped down and disinfected
  • All decorative objects dusted and cleaned
  • Doors, door frames, and doorknobs wiped downdeep clean oven
  • Vacuum underneath beds, couches, furniture
  • Furniture and upholstery detailed
  • Carpet edges vacuumed
  • Dust and wipe down ceiling fans, lamp shades, and mini-blinds


In the bathroom:


  • Shower door thoroughly cleaned
  • Tile grout scrubbed and disinfected


In the kitchen:


  • Inside of the oven, behind the oven, and range hood cleaned
  • Behind, under, and inside the refrigerator cleaned
  • Dishwasher interior and exterior cleaned
  • Microwave interior and exterior cleaned
  • Cabinet exteriors wiped down


While a standard clean is perfect for the upkeep of living spaces, a deep clean will prepare your home for a move-out or special event. These services from professional janitorial businesses can help you meet cleaning needs and maintain a beautiful home.

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