What’s the Difference Between a Deep Clean and a Standard Clean?

If you’ve ever thought about a house cleaning service in Cleveland, then one of the first questions that you may have had was: “What is the difference between a deep cleaning and a standard cleaning?”

It’s usually one of the murkier questions in the house cleaning industry and one that we hope to help clean up today. (See what we did there? 😉 )

Every house cleaning service should take care of the obvious points such as your bathroom, kitchen, living room and bedroom(s). These are always covered in both house cleaning services, but if there are some areas that need particular attention, or some particularly gimey little corners, those are the kinds of things that a deep cleaning is particularly suited for.

What is a Standard House Cleaning?

When you think of a standard house cleaning, you should think about the kinds of things that you probably already take care of on a regular basis, such as: vacuuming and mopping floors, wiping down all surfaces, taking out the trash, making the bed, dusting, and cleaning the kitchen/bathroom. 

In addition to the above, a standard house cleaning can often also tackle things like baseboards, cleaning appliances, and taking out the trash if there is enough time. 

These are the tasks that help you feel like your home is clean and tidy at all times. Standard house cleaning services are best on a recurring schedule so that your home stays spotless without letting dust and dirt have the chance to accumulate.

It often just depends on the Cleveland house cleaning company that is performing the service as to what all will be included in a standard cleaning service.

What is a Deep Clean Service?

A Deep Clean service typically hits all the same points as a standard house cleaning, but goes a little more in-depth to get all those little nooks and crannies that build up dirt and trap the dust bunnies all year long. 

We like to say that it’s the kind of work you’d do right before your mother (or mother-in-law) comes to visit, or when you want to impress someone special.

In addition to everything covered in the standard house cleaning, a deep cleaning will often also include baseboard and blinds dusting, cleaning the inside of your oven, and vacuuming all the crevices in your furniture.

Not to mention getting underneath all your large furniture and behind the toilet where it can really get nasty!

When it comes to the real value of a deep house cleaning service, local Cleveland blogger, Jaclyn of Pancakes and Dreams might have said it best:

“If I am being honest, one of my least favorite chores is to clean the bathrooms. I might say that about most household chores. But, I really do not like to clean bathrooms. There are so many little details to take care of when it comes to really getting the bathroom clean.”

~Jaclyn, Pancakes and Dreams

When it comes to scheduling deep cleaning services, it’s best done 1-2x each year when you need your home looking its best, with regularly scheduled Standard cleans in between to maintain the shine.

So, What’s the Verdict?

The difference between a deep clean and a standard clean might feel like it is a bit nuanced, but the difference is clear when you see the results. Each Cleveland house cleaning service might have their own way of going about it and which items they include in each, but knowing the difference can go a long way for your happiness when you are booking a house cleaning service.

As a general guideline, you can think of a standard cleaning service as a more simple and quick clean that includes the things that you probably already do on a regular basis, while a deep clean is much more involved and tackles the areas that you might only get to once or twice a year on your own.

In either case, the best Cleveland house cleaning services will be able to talk with you about which service might be best for your needs and give you a free estimate on what the cost might be.

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