Deep Cleaning VS Regular Cleaning: What’s The Difference?

What is Deep Cleaning?

Deep cleaning is also known as scaling and root planning. Scaling is the removal of plaque and tarter from the surface of the teeth and gum pockets, whereas root planning is the removal of plaque and tarter from the surface of the roots. Due to the extent of the cleaning required, unlike ordinary cleanings, the cleaning may require more than one appointment. A follow-up appointment may be required in some circumstances to monitor the condition of the teeth and gums, particularly if pockets have formed.

Aside from being thorough, deep cleaning your property has a lot of advantages. For examples, deep cleaning help reduce the possibility and presence of mildew by completely eliminating it; this prevents buildup, which leads to fading or flaking paint in bathrooms/kitchens; remove dirt from nooks and crannies as well as removes any furniture polish that may cause an allergic response upon touch (such as asthma).

Deep cleaning (Source: Internet)

What is a Standard Cleaning?

The purpose of standard/regular cleaning is to stay on top of fundamental cleaning duties. This happens once a week on average. Cleaning floors, wiping surfaces in kitchens and bathrooms, putting out trash, and regular dusting are all part of the service.

Regular cleaning (Source: Internet)

Deep Cleaning House Checklist

Deep House Kitchen Checklist:

  • clean and disinfect the trash can.
  • clean the microwave (inside and outside).
  • deep clean the dishwasher.
  • clean inside the refrigerator and organize.
  • clean and organize the freezer.
  • vacuum refrigerator coils.
  • clean the oven (inside Oven).
  • clean the hood vent and change filter (if needed).
  • clean stove top burners.
  • clean and disinfect the garbage disposal.
  • clean and organize plastic ware and storage containers.
  • reorganize kitchen cabinets and drawers (inside and outside cabinets).
  • clean and organize kitchen drawers.
  • clean  and disinfect coffee maker.
  • clean and disinfect small appliances.
  • clean under the sink and eliminate the unnecessary.
  • deep clean cabinet doors.
  • deep clean floors.
  • disinfect door knobs, light fixtures and pulls.
  • remove anything from the kitchen that doesn’t belong.
Deep cleaning checklist (Source: Internet)

Deep House Cleaning Dining Room Checklist:

  • eliminate unnecessary items.
  • dust crown molding, wall corners, and floor molding.
  • scrub walls.
  • clean and disinfect light switches and outlets.
  • remove all dust from top to bottom.
  • wash table cushions.
  • clean light fixtures.
  • disinfect table and wipe down all chairs, including legs and underneath.
  • remove rug, shake, vacuum and clean floor before replacing rug.

Deep House Cleaning For Bathrooms:

  • Clean air vents from the ceiling.
  • Clean and disinfect light switches and fixtures.
  • Clean and disinfect toothbrush holders.
  • Clean and refill soap dish and/or pump.
  • Clean light fixtures.
  • Clean mirror.
  • Clean shower curtain and liner.
  • Clean shower door frame.
  • Clean shower glass.
  • Clean plastic strip at the bottom of a glass shower door.
  • Disinfect counter tops.
  • Dust and clean windows, inside and outside.
  • Mop and scrub floors.
  • Scrub and disinfect toilet, including around base, under seat and around hinges.
  • Scrub the bathtub and/or shower.
  • Scrub walls (some stains).
  • Wash toilet.
  • Wash trash can (inside and out)
  • Wipe down cabinets, knobs, towel racks and toilet paper holders.
  • Clean bathroom exhaust fan.
  • Clean shower head.
  • Clean, organize and de-clutter cabinets and drawers.
  • Clean, organize and de-clutter bathroom closet.

Deep Cleaning Checklist For Living Room/Family Areas:

  • dust crown molding, wall corners, and floor molding
  • vacuum all carpet areas.
  • vacuum under furniture and in between cushions
  • dust ceiling fans.
  • clean lights and wash light globes.
  • dust lamps.
  • dust edges of wall hangings, mirrors, and pictures.
  • clean windows and window sills.
  • remove scuff marks from doors and moldings.
  • dust electronics.
  • disinfect remote controls and electronics devices.

Deep Clean Checklist For Bedrooms:

  • take anything that doesn’t belong in the bedroom.
  • dust ceiling, corners, and upper and lower crown moldings.
  • dust baseboards and window sills.
  • dust and polish furniture.
  • dust edges of wall hangings, mirrors, and pictures.
  • clean glass and mirrors.
  • dust lamps.
  • vacuum lamp shades.
  • picked up, folded laundry and removed everything that doesn’t belong.
  • dust ceiling fan.
  • clean light fixtures.
  • organize closet.
  • clean mattress.
  • clean under your bed.
  • wash bed sheets.
  • wash pillows.
  • clean windows and window sills.
  • vacuum carpet, including edges and under furniture.
  • disinfect door knobs and light switch plates.

When should you get a Deep Cleaning?

A thorough cleaning is not usually required. It is often a one-time service obtained for a specific reason. When you move into a new home, for example, you might plan a deep house cleaning. This will give you a fresh start in your new house without having to worry about the former owners’ dirt and grime.

Another occasion when a thorough cleaning is required is when you leave your previous residence. This will provide the new owners with a fresh start.

Some people begin hiring a cleaning service by performing a thorough house cleaning. This implies that when you begin using the service, your entire home will be clean. The cleaning service business may then maintain your home at that level.

Additional Deep Cleaning House Checklist: 

  • Carpet cleaning/stain removal beyond vacuuming.
  • Unclogging drains and pipes.
  • Window washing.
  • Porch and patio cleaning.
  • Small appliance repair or cleaning.
  • Fire and water damage restoration.
  • Wood scratch or damage repair.
  • Garbage can sanitation.
  • Descaling of faucets.
  • Cleaning vent covers.
  • Defrosting and cleaning freezers.
  • Dishwasher cleaning.
  • Dish, pot and pan washing.
  • Shower curtain cleaning.
  • Aerator cleaning.
  • Decreasing stove top hood.
  • Picking up clutter.
  • Tile grout.
Regular cleaning checklist (Source: Internet)

Don’t let your house get untidy!

That’s all there is to it when it comes to learning about the differences between deep cleaning and regular cleaning. It is helpful to know exactly when you should choose deep or regular cleaning services. House cleaning is an important part of keeping your living space clean and healthy so don’t ignore it. Just remember to keep a regular cleaning schedule and make a scaling sometimes.

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