Standard Cleaning vs. Deep Cleaning - What's the Difference?

Deep Cleaning

You’ve heard these words being spoken around your mom friends, or maybe your auntie has just “had one,” but you’re wondering what the heck they’re talking about. “Do I need one?” Don’t panic. This is a common question asked by new clients when they come on board with Red Rock Cleaning Services. Often people don’t think they need deep cleaning, or they’re unsure when it comes to deciding whether your home needs a deep clean. So to simplify this process, we wrote this article to explain the difference and how often you should do this practice.


What is the difference?

A standard clean is something that a homeowner does (or should do) regularly to upkeep the cleanliness of their homes. Regular chores, such as vacuuming and mopping the floors, general bathroom cleaning, kitchen cleaning, and dusting.

When you initiate a residential cleaning service with us, your home will get a thorough cleaning, to bring the home to our standards. This cleaning will be longer than future recurring cleanings. At the initial cleaning, we include, for instance, wiping the doors, dusting exposed baseboards, chairs, dressers, and other small furniture, dusting window sills, sink basins, and cabinets. We pay attention to places in your home that tend to go unnoticed.

A deep clean, to us, is when on top of the “special attention,” more effort is needed, scrubbing, dusting, and wiping. Take a look at these bathtubs and guess which one would be considered to need a deep cleaning:

In most cases, be the case when the same level of cleaning is required in the kitchen, bedrooms, and living areas. In general, deep house cleaning takes more time, and also require more effort, compared to a regular maintenance cleaning. That’s why it is slightly more expensive.


What Does My Cleaning Include?

At Red Rock Cleaning, we recommend that a deep clean should be carried out if the house has not been professionally cleaned in the last three months. After the initial cleaning, you may also want to repeat this ritual once per year after you become our client, or when a tenancy ends.

We make this easy for you through our booking form. Simply, “add on” the “deep cleaning” and let us know the accurate size and condition of your home so we can provide you with an accurate estimate. More details of what is included in a deep cleaning service can be found on our service page.

Don’t panic! We don’t hide anything from you. The additional add-ons are listed on our booking page, or we can talk about them during a phone consultation, so don’t worry about hidden costs. We’re a full disclosure company and want you to be informed about what you’re getting for your buck!

Psst, it doesn’t include the inside of the oven or fridge, windows, inside cabinets or drawers, or top of floating cabinets. Every home is different, so we must separate these items to provide a fair flat rate based on the number of rooms and the size of the house.


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