When’s the Best Time to Get a Deep Clean?
First let us determine the difference between regular cleaning and deep cleaning …
We often get asked…
What’s the difference between regular cleaning and deep cleaning?
REGULAR CLEANING is what most people do on a regular basis e.g weekly vs a DEEP CLEANING which is every 6 months to a year.
It’s often to maintain a level of cleanliness around the house. Regular cleaning often covers things like:
· hoovering and mopping the floors
· cleaning bathrooms – sink, mirror, bath and toilet
· Tidying up
· cleaning the kitchen – wiping down work surfaces, cupboard doors, hob etc
If you have heard the phrase “cleanliness is next to godliness” then you’ll know that being clean is a sign of spiritual purity. For those of us who are not religious, being clean is a sign that we practice good hygiene. However, many of us may look clean but the real question is:
How well do you clean your house?
Do you often find yourself frantically hoovering the floor before having guests? Do you let your plates pile up in the sink? Or maybe you change your sheets once a month. Many of us find cleaning a tedious job that we don’t have time for, but keeping your house clean prevents harmful germs and disease-causing bacteria.
We have written some tips for you to incorporate into your life to make sure your house is clean and fresh.
1 Always do your washing up after you have had your meal. If doing the washing up by hand is too much effort, why not get a dishwasher?
2 Every week, wash or mop all hard floors. Vacuum carpets and floors. Thoroughly clean the bathroom from sink to the floor with disinfectant. Attend to the areas of the kitchen not covered by your daily cleaning routine (microwave, fridge, windows, disinfect the bin). Around 2,000 dust mites can live happily on one ounce of carpet dust, so it’s worth keeping those carpets clean!
3 Nominating a day for laundry will prevent your dirty clothes from piling up. (Mondays for towels, Tuesdays for bed linen). Make sure you keep your washing machine clean by cleaning it with bleach.
4 Keep surfaces clear and free from clutter to make cleaning easier and to prevent dust from collecting. Be sure to use that disinfectant too.
5 Change your sponges frequently. A study documented found the modest kitchen sponge to be 200,000 times dirtier than the average toilet seat!
6 Change your tea towels and dishcloths daily.
7 Keep your kitchen sink and drainer clean and tidy. Prevention is key, and is the best way save your hard-earned pennies literally going down the drain.
8 Always check your fridge for expired food before going grocery shopping. As much as 4.2 million of tonnes of food waste a year would be saved. Oh, and the amount of money it saved would be pretty large too!
9 Change your bed sheets every 2 weeks. This is even more important with the news that bed bug population tripled in the US last year.
10 Incorporate a daily cleaning routine to prevent dirt build up. Another study showed that a daily cleaning routine can in fact help burn calories on par with activities seen in the gym.
So, there you go! You have learned some cleaning tips for you to maintain the hygiene at your sweet home.
So, let's move on and discuss further about deep cleaning.
The New Home Deep Clean: What to Clean When You Move
A new house or apartment presents so many possibilities. Bare walls, an uncluttered space, and a bare canvas upon which to make yourself a home. But before you get started on the fun parts of moving to a new place, you have to take care of the basics. Namely, the new home deep clean.
Whether you’re renting or buying, move in cleaning (or pre move-in cleaning, if you’ve got some lee-way with your timing) is a big necessity. The person or people who lived there before you, no matter how well-intentioned, inevitably left behind some dirt, grime, and dust that you’ll want to take care of before you really settle in. Unless you’ve just moved in to brand-new construction, that blank slate isn’t quite as blank as it looks.
Cleaning a house before you move in is the ideal way to go, since you won’t have the added difficulty of needing to work around a bunch of furniture and boxes. But if you have to wait until after you move that’s fine – just don’t skip the clean entirely. The same goes for if a cleaning crew came through prior to you getting the keys. This is one corner you just don’t want to cut.
Deep cleaning is very different and is often a requirement before a tenant moves in or out, also known as an end of tenancy clean.
Move in cleanings for when you want to start off on the right note
Using cheap move in cleaning services to give your new home a good going-over before you move in is the ideal way to start off your new life in your new home. It does not matter if you’re renting or buying; cleaning up someone else’s mess is never any fun – particularly if you’re strapped for time. Do you really want to spend the first evening in your new house, flat or apartment, scrubbing the bathtub, or would you rather be sitting on your sofa, enjoying a well-earned glass of wine and a home-cooked meal?
Whether you’re renting your home or apartment and hoping to get your deposit back, or you’re a property owner preparing the space for the next inhabitants, keeping on top of the cleaning is important. If you’re about to move out of an apartment and you want to be sure prospective tenants are rushing to give you their first month’s check, the best way to do that is to make the place sparkle. Luckily, KAREN’S GREEN CLEANING is here to help with move in cleanings and move out cleanings! They provide quality deep home cleaning.
Here are some guide for deep cleaning:
Clean high before you clean low
Dust isn’t relegated to floors and counter tops. Ceiling fans, overhead lighting fixtures, shelving, and other features close to the ceiling are just as prone to getting grimy, but they (a) don’t get cleaned as often, and (b) tend to sprinkle dirt and dust onto the space below them when they finally do get a scrub down. Since cleaning these high up features will inevitably lead to the area below them getting a bit filthy too, start at the top in each room and then work your way down.
*Pro tip: Ceiling fan blades are notorious for raining down dust. To minimize the collateral damage, slip an old pillow case over each blade and wipe away from the center of the fixture using the inside of the pillow case’s top layer. Most of the escaping dust will get collected in the case, which you can just clean or toss once you’re done.
Tackle the rest of the space
For the rest of the cleaning process, go item by item instead of room by room. Per step one, you’ll want to do this top down, so start with the ceiling. Don’t forget the easily overlooked surfaces, such as the tops of doors, windows and window treatments, light switches, and closet interiors. For most of these areas, a good vacuum attachment will help you suck up the dirt and dust, which you can then follow up with clean damp rags.
*Pro tip: Don’t wash the windows when the sun is at its height, as it will make it difficult to see grime and streaks. Wait until evening, or at least start with windows that are in the shade.
Deep cleaning is different from regular or spring cleaning because it reaches the deep grime and dirt in your home.
It covers areas which are not traditionally covered by a regular or spring-clean for example:
· behind kitchen appliances like the washing machine and oven, cutting through the grime that builds up
· under the sink
· inside the oven including the oven door glass
· inside of window frames and patio doors
· inside and outside of all windows
· washing all blinds
· full and deep dusting including all the corners of rooms for cobwebs
· scale removal from all bathroom tiles, kitchen tiles, taps, shower heads etc
Let’s take the bathroom as an example. As well as covering what a regular clean would, deep cleaning the bathroom means cleaning the inside and tops of the cupboards, including the medicine cabinet, underneath and behind the sink and toilet and using professional limescale remover to remove all built up scale from all taps, tiles and the shower head.
This is of course reflected in the time it takes to carry out the clean. Most regular cleaning is done for 2-3 hours a week. A deep clean of a two bedroom house can take a cleaning team of 3 up to 12 hours (average condition).
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Using our professional cleaners to source the best move out cleaning service for your needs is the best way to ensure that you leave your old home spotlessly clean. For renters, this is a great way to safeguard against unexpected bills at the end of a lease. Using the platform to connect with move out cleaning professionals ensures that you can’t be billed for any clean-ups that need to be done after you have left.
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