standard and deep cleaning difference

standard and deep cleaning difference

Getting your home or office cleaned by a professional is a great idea because there are many health benefits of a clean home and business space. A good cleaning service guarantees you worry-free cleaning and frees up your time to attend to other important things.  

But cleaning can take on several forms, and there are different packages to suit different needs, all of which cost differently. Read on to understand the difference between deep cleaning and standard cleaning, and what you should ask for when you need to save on cleaning costs.   

What Is Standard Cleaning?

Standard cleaning entails the routine cleaning tasks people perform on a daily or weekly basis. The goal of standard cleaning is to maintain a decent standard of cleanliness in the house. The tasks covered often include:

  • Vacuuming floors
  • Cleaning and disinfecting bathroom sinks, bathtubs, and toilets
  • Kitchen and surface cleaning, trash removal, and appliance clean-up

Such tasks don’t take much time to complete but are essential to keep your house dust and dirt free, and it’s up to you to decide how frequently you want this done to your home.

The cost of a standard cleaning is primarily lower because the work done is less and only requires basic equipment.

What Is Deep Cleaning?

Deep cleaning focuses primarily on deep-seated dirt and grime and covers areas of the house that aren’t often touched in a standard cleaning service. It should be done preferably after every six months. This type of cleaning is mostly carried out when a tenant is moving in or out. It’s a law requirement in most Canadian cities such as Surrey, Burnaby, and Langley. The services offered often include:

  • Removal of scale and soap filth from showers, taps, bathroom tiles, and kitchen tiles.
  • Cleaning behind and beneath fixtures and fittings and appliances such as the washing machine, dryer, and oven. Such machines are not moved around often, resulting in colossal dirt accumulation under and around them.
  • Thorough dusting of baseboards and all doors and windows.
  • Cleaning window frames and patio doors.
  • Cleaning vent covers and ceiling fans.
  • Furniture clean-up.
  • Carpet vacuuming and steam cleaning.
  • De-scaling faucets and aerator cleanouts.

Deep cleaning is thorough and goes deeper into detail than a standard cleaning, and it costs more because much time and advanced equipment are required.

How to Save in Cleaning Costs

There are habits you can practice to help you save on your house cleaning costs, including:

1. Increasing Your Cleaning Frequency

The longer you take before cleaning your house, the more dirt it accumulates, and the higher the cost of subsequent house cleaning services. Get your home cleaned frequently to lower the chances of needing an expensive deep clean often.

2. Tidying Up

Making sure you have tidied up the house before the cleaners arrive makes it appear like less work needs to be done.  Also, it means you’re giving the cleaners fewer unnecessary tasks.

3. Location

Dealing with a local company is better because they won’t transfer their extravagant transportation costs into your cleaning quote, which would be the case if they were to travel from far. Plus, a local cleaning company understands your locality’s rules and regulations better, and this can help you avoid conflicts with the authorities.

4. Contact the Cleaning Experts

Whatever cleaning service you need: be it dusting, vacuuming, steam cleaning, mopping, or wiping, the highly experienced cleaning team at Rehobet Janitorial Cleaning Services can help! The bonded and insured company leverages modern cleaning equipment and courteous cleaners to provide quality services to all residential and commercial clients. Contact us today for all your office and home cleaning needs.