Cleaning is an ongoing process that’s never truly finished. Keeping your space tidy and free of dust, dirt and allergens is a necessary part of ensuring a healthy environment for all. But is your weekly cleaning routine enough?

Here, we discuss two types of cleaning, what each one entails and how often it should be done.

General Cleaning

Whether you hire a regular cleaning service or do it yourself, a general clean consists of the basic cleaning tasks that include sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, mopping, etc. This type of ‘surface’ cleaning is performed more often to maintain cleanliness and hygiene. We recommend every week or fortnight, depending on the size and complexity of the space.

Having a regular cleaning schedule has the following benefits:

  • Everything that’s important gets cleaned frequently
  • Tidy and organised rooms convey order and comfort
  • Prevents growth of harmful bacteria in key areas (bathrooms and kitchens)
  • Keeps odours from developing

Deep Cleaning

While general cleaning is great to maintain cleanliness, there are always some items that could benefit from a little extra TLC every now and then. As you might expect, a deep clean is a lot more thorough than your standard weekly clean. It consists of a complete rub down, including all the difficult and hard-to-reach areas that often get neglected. The deep cleaning process may also take longer, which is why we recommend scheduling a deep clean every six months to a year or in special circumstances such as moving house, cleaning up after an event or after renovations.

The benefits of deep cleaning include:

  • Improved sanitation by disinfecting items that are not frequently cleaned (oven, microwave, fridge)
  • Carpets, upholstery and fabrics can also be deep cleaned to remove stains, stubborn dirt and allergens
  • Improved air quality as a result of significantly reduced dust levels
  • An overall healthier environment free of mould, mildew, dust and bugs
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The Specialists offers both general and deep cleaning packages to suit your needs. Click to get in touch for a free quote.