Keeping a clean home isn’t always easy, especially for those of us with busy and tight schedules. For many, using a professional cleaning service is an essential way to knock out routine cleaning tasks like vacuuming, dusting, and sanitizing. But what about those areas of your home that routine surface cleaning might miss? The answer: deep cleaning services.
Deep cleaning removes dirt, dust, and other contaminants that build up over time ─ contaminants that can cause allergies and other health issues, attract pests, or permanently degrade your home. Deep cleaning services improve your living space by reaching areas that regular cleaning doesn’t, such as under furniture, inside cabinets, behind appliances, and other tough-to-reach places.
Deep Cleaning Freshens the Air in Your Living Space
Was that a sneeze? You might be allergic ─ to your home!
According to the EPA, the average American spends 90% of their time indoors, where pollutants and allergens can concentrate and reach 2 to 5 times the levels that they are outside.
In a study of 7,000 U.S. bedrooms conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), virtually every bedroom contained at least one major allergen; in nearly 75% of them, 3-6 allergens were found. Allergies are especially found in homes where there is pet dander, tobacco or fireplace smoke, or the possible presence of pests like mice. Allergens can be high in older homes, mobile homes, and rental properties as well.
In any home, mold spores and dust mites may cause reactions like sneezing, stuffiness, eye distress, or headaches. And gas stoves, space heaters, and household cleaners can emit small amounts of toxic substances over time that accumulate in your carpets, drapes, and furniture.
A deep clean can help sanitize, declutter, and freshen the air in your living area, clearing out many potential allergens, so your living space feels clean, healthy, restful, and welcoming.
Deep Cleaning Gets Rid of Grime
Is your couch as fresh and spotless as the day you bought it? Likely not.
Even a small daily dose of dirt and grime eventually causes furniture, carpets, and other items to deteriorate – not just in how they look, but in how they perform. Deep cleaning refreshes your furnishings and can help extend their life, which may even save you money on replacing them over time.
A reliable deep clean can eliminate visible grime in bathrooms (where dirt forms from mold and bacteria) or in kitchen and dining areas (where grease and food residue can collect). And it can handle unseen dust and debris that pile up behind couches, under appliances and rugs or on high-traffic floors, in the corner of rooms, and at the top of walls.
How is Deep Cleaning Different from a Surface Clean?
The main difference? Even more intensive attention to detail. Deep cleaning dives deeper into more nooks and crannies than you or your cleaning service might manage in an ordinary cleaning. Attention is paid to hard-to-reach areas and spots that are often forgotten or skipped ─ or tasks that are just too much for busy homeowners to handle.
Here are just a few of the detailing and sanitizing tasks that a professional deep cleaning service will tackle:
- Washing curtains and cleaning blinds
- Deep cleaning kitchen appliances, such as the dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer, oven, microwave
- Changing air filters
- Dusting and mopping hardwood, vinyl, or tile floors
- Washing baseboards, doors, doorframes, interior windows and ledges
- Vacuuming beneath beds and turning mattresses
- Polishing furniture
- Sanitizing kitchen and bathroom fixtures, cabinets, switches, tubs, showers, toilets, and surrounding walls and floors
- Dusting picture frames, ceiling fans, bookcases, and shelves
- Decluttering and reorganizing kitchen cabinets or the pantry
- Spider web removal from corners, ceilings, and baseboards
- Cleaning the garage
How Often Should You Use a Deep Cleaning Service?
A good rule of thumb is to have your home deep-cleaned once or twice a year, depending on how often and how intensively you clean it yourself. If you don’t tend to clean regularly, you may start to notice occasional mold or pests here and there. Or your house may be musty-smelling or harder to clean when you do tackle it. Time for a deep clean!
Deep cleaning is also a great way to freshen your space for a special occasion, like a family celebration or a new baby in the home. If it’s your first time ever using a cleaning service, starting off with a deep clean is also a good idea. It literally gives you a “clean slate” that makes future clean-ups easier.
For a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable home, occasional deep cleaning can be worth the investment. So don’t put off that deep clean. Your home ─ and you ─ will breathe better.
About Deep Cleaning Service from Fiv5 Star Cleaning
Musty air? Mold? Grime? Fiv5 Star Cleaning has your deep clean. For over 10 years, we’ve provided high-quality, reliable maid services personalized to homes and businesses in the metro Charlotte and Miami areas.
Deep cleaning is one of our specialties. Our experts deep clean all types of residences, from condos to luxury homes, as well as office spaces. We look forward to freshening your living space.