Core Cleaning Quality
Before we define a deep cleaning first we should outline universal standards all cleaning options (deep, basic, etc) should follow:
- Residue, sticky free mopping
- Core dusting
- sanitization as in using products that are rated and tested to actually disinfect vs some bunk “mint clove oil marketing snake-oil” product.
- Clean floors, counters, and restrooms
- HEPA vacuuming – reduce allergens/clean carpet/etc
Those are just basics that every cleaning should contain no how spartan the option chosen.
The Deep Clean
The primary difference with any deep clean is that it should be the option that cleans less obvious but important (to many) details.
Obvious cleaning areas that should be included in a basic clean are floors/general dusting/counters and even the outside of appliances and full bathroom cleaning.
Here are the less obvious details that should separate a deep cleaning from a basic cleaning:
- Inside cabinets (vs just outside) and drawers
- Inside appliances such as dishwashers/ovens/etc
- Pulling out all drawers in refrigerator and cleaning rails/etc
- Cleaning gaskets in dishwashers
- Wiping down ceiling fan blades (vs just dusting) and cleaning globes
- Wiping down baseboards vs just dusting them
- Minute details such as light switches, door frames, high vents, drawer rails,etc
- Wiping down blinds vs just dusting them
- More …
The list goes on of course but you get the idea. A deep clean pretty much hits every reasonable detail to the level that it would probably pass a military inspection. There should be nothing left to the imagination.