What is a ‘Deep Clean’?
As you might expect, a deep clean is a lot more thorough than your standard weekly clean which is why they tend to be reserved for special occasions or scheduled every six months or so (for those who are organised!) Whereas a regular clean might take between two to three hours, a deep clean is likely to take up to 12 hours, even with a team of people.
Although there are no hard and fast rules, a spring clean tends to be more spontaneous and governed by the change in seasons whereas a deep clean is likely to be carried out in advance of a special event or life change (family celebration, house move, end of tenancy, office launch party, etc.)
A spring clean may not be quite as thorough as a deep clean although that depends on the individual of course.
Deep Cleaning the Kitchen
Regular kitchen cleaning will involve sweeping and mopping the floor, wiping down surfaces, hobs and cupboard doors, taking the bins out and keeping the room tidy. Stubborn stains, especially those in hard to reach places, are often left alone.
With a deep clean, ovens, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwashers and other appliances will be pulled out and the spaces behind them given a good scrub. Bins should be sanitised and appliances emptied and thoroughly cleaned inside and out, including the dreaded oven. Even the toughest stains should be tackled using extra elbow grease and strong chemicals if necessary.
Deep Cleaning the Bathroom
Similarly, while your regular bathroom cleaning schedule will involve wiping down mirrors, sinks, baths and toilets and squirting some bleach around the toilet rim, deep cleaning the bathroom means getting right in behind those sinks, baths and toilets to scrub clean and disinfect outside and in. During a deep clean, cabinets will be emptied and cleaned, limescale removed from taps and shower heads, grout scrubbed clean and chrome and mirrors shined.
Other Common Deep Cleaning Tasks
During a deep clean, you should clean all windows, inside and out, soap down door and window frames and wash blinds and curtains. You should also turn mattresses (this should ideally be done every three months anyway) and change all bedding at the same time.
All books, ornaments and knick-knacks should be removed from shelves and dusted individually. The shelf can then be thoroughly cleaned and, if appropriate, polished before the items are replaced.
This service provides the perfect opportunity to have a clear out so get a charity box ready and put saleable items on eBay or take them to a car boot sale.
Deep Cleaning in the Office
Offices, showrooms, shops, restaurants and other work premises often attract heavy traffic and will need a deep clean once in a while to keep the working environment crisp, fresh and hygienic. As with a domestic deep clean, a quality commercial deep clean is very thorough, tackling ingrained dirt and grime and ensuring every nook and cranny is cleaned and decluttered.
No Time for a Deep Clean?
Whilst most of us can find enough time to vacuum the carpet, take out the bins or wash down the worktops, not everyone has the spare time (or willpower) to carry out a proper deep clean. This is where Best Clean Direct can be of service. Whether you need a domestic deep clean before you go away on holiday or a commercial deep clean following a launch party, our trained and security vetted cleaners can provide a comprehensive and cost-effective service. We even offer an out of hours service for those businesses who prefer their deep cleaning to take place when the premises are empty.