DIY Cleaning Vs. Deep Cleaning: What’s the Difference?

To save time and ensure your house is a safe place to be, many families will hire a residential cleaning service. But while some homeowners are under the impression that all types of house cleaning are essentially the same, there’s actually a significant difference between a general house cleaning and a residential deep cleaning. Many times, your residential cleaning company will actually require you to start out with a deep cleaning session, but you may be confused about what this entails or how it differs from the house cleaning you want done on a regular basis. Here are some of the main differences between the two:

Deep Cleaning
On average, a residential deep cleaning will be more expensive than a regular home cleaning, but that’s because it’s much more thorough. It may also take longer, so you should allot more time for these services to be completed. While it’s appropriate to schedule a deep cleaning at least once a year, it’s a great idea if you’re moving out or have just moved in, or are hosting a special event. If you suffer from allergies or frequent colds, you may want to schedule a residential deep cleaning that focuses on your carpets. Wholly 10% of all cleaning revenue is earned by carpet cleaning services alone, so there’s definite value in focusing just on your floors. Typically, more attention will also be given to sanitizing and cleaning tough areas of your home like tile and grout, ovens and refrigerators, or furniture and upholstery.

General House Cleaning
This type of residential cleaning is more about upkeep, which is why most companies will want your home to be deep cleaned first. Normally, regular home cleanings will be less expensive, but they will need to be performed more often to maintain cleanliness. Usually, you’ll want to have your home cleaned every two weeks, but some families opt for a monthly cleaning. But just because it’s about maintenance doesn’t mean important parts will be skipped over. For instance, your shower, toilet, and tiles will still be cleaned and disinfected, and your kitchen floors will still be mopped. It’s comprehensive, but it’s not as extreme as a deep cleaning.

At Lambert Cleaning, we offer both maintenance and residential deep cleaning packages to suit your needs. To get a free proposal, contact us today!