Comparing Cleaning Services – Deep Cleaning and General Cleaning

Many house cleaning services will want to do a deep cleaning in a home before committing to a weekly general cleaning schedule. This deeper clean is a once-over of every dark corner, inside every appliance, and under every piece of furniture. Some people hire a company for a deep clean before or after a move, for holiday preparations, or for special events in the home.

Comparing Cleaning Services - Deep Cleaning and General Cleaning

There are a few advantages to an initial deep clean before a company begins a weekly, general clean. The house cleaner gets to know the home, and has a baseline for general cleaning tasks. A deeper clean also helps keep the family healthier through the removal of dust, dirt, and grime that is typically hidden from the homeowner.

Deep cleaning and general cleaning tasks vary by company, but the following is a general idea of what is included in each type of clean.


        General Cleaning

  • Clean and Disinfect Showers
  • Clean and Disinfect Walls
  • Wipe Baseboards
  • Remove Trash
  • Complete General Dusting
  • Clean and Disinfect Toilets
  • Clean Sink
  • Clean and Disinfect Floors; Carpets
  • Clean Mirrors, Shine Fixtures
  • Treat Mildew
  • Remove Cobwebs

        Deep Cleaning

  • Shower Door Scrubbed and Delimed
  • Scrub Tile Grout
  • Clean Fingerprints from Doors and Frames
  • Sanitize Wastebaskets
  • Clean Individual Items, such as Knickknacks


        General Cleaning

  • Remove Grease from Outside of Range Hood
  • Clean Front and Top of Range
  • Clean Baseboards
  • Clean Front of Dishwasher and Refrigerator
  • Mop and Vacuum Floors
  • Clean Chairs and Tables
  • Clean Outside of Microwave
  • Complete General Dusting
  • Clean Countertops
  • Clean and Disinfect Sinks
  • Clean Drip Pans
  • Remove Cobwebs

        Deep Cleaning

  • Remove Grease from Inside of Range Hood
  • Clean Inside Oven
  • Clean Behind Oven and Refrigerator
  • Clean Inside Dishwasher and Refrigerator
  • Wash Outside Cabinets
  • Clean Fingerprints from Doors and Frames
  • Clean Inside of Microwave
  • Clean Individual Items, such as Knickknacks

Sleeping/Living Areas

        General Cleaning

  • Make Beds
  • Empty Trash
  • Dust Flat Surfaces
  • Vacuum Accessible Floors
  • Clean Mirrors
  • Dust Picture Frames
  • Clean Window sills, Ledges
  • Dust Large Knickknacks
  • Dust Vents
  • Vacuum/Mop Closet Floors, Stairs
  • Remove Cobwebs
  • Dust Baseboards

        Deep Cleaning

  • Clean Under Bed
  • Sanitize Wastebaskets
  • Dust Lamp Shades/Lamp Bases/Under Lamps
  • Vacuum Edges of Carpets
  • Dust Ceiling Fans
  • Vacuum Furniture
  • Dust Mini-Blinds
  • Dust Each Knickknack Individually

For more information on our exact deep cleaning/general cleaning process, contact us today!