Recently cleaning has become more relevant to prevent the spread of the virus. Nowadays it has become even more known that just cleaning the space alone is not enough. If you want to stop the spread of bacteria, germs or viruses, then it’s important to have regular deep cleaning practices.
Cleaning is not an easy task, it can be mundane and boring especially if you don’t have the time after a busy day. If you don’t have time, leave the cleaning up to a professional cleaning company like PCT Clean. If you’re looking to try this on your own, this article will tell you what’s included in a deep house cleaning.
What’s Included In A Deep House Cleaning?
Deep house cleaning is the complete cleaning process that removes visible dirt. It also removes bacteria and germs. This cleaning process focuses on frequently-touched surfaces and accessible spaces. It also includes regular cleaning of nooks and crannies that may not get frequent use. For example blinds, behind furniture and a bookshelf.
With deep cleaning, you are not only picking up clutter and wiping down surfaces, you’re also sanitizing and disinfecting areas and surfaces throughout your home. This way, you can get rid of germs that can make your family sick.
The process of deep house cleaning involves two steps. In a deep cleaning, first the house cleaners work to remove dirt and organic matter from surfaces. After that, they will use disinfectant chemicals to kill germs.
It’s a must to clean before disinfecting areas. That’s because organic matter and dirt reduce the disinfectants’ ability to kill bacteria. Deep cleaning aims for thorough disinfection of spaces from bacteria and viruses. This process can also help in the prevention of spreading infections, including Covid-19.
What’s included in a deep house cleaning? If you’re planning to deep clean your home, you will need the following:
- Disposable rags, scrub pads, or towels
- Two buckets (one is for the dirty or greasy water, the other is for fresh clean water)
- Degreaser, dish soap, and disinfectant spray
- A pair of rubber gloves
- An abrasive scrub pad
- A scrub brush or an old toothbrush
- A spray bottle with a 1:1 vinegar and water ratio
When you’re deep cleaning your entire home, consider the areas and surfaces you have to clean. For example, you have to dust and vacuum areas that are hard to reach during your normal cleaning routine. These include hard-to-reach ledges, windows, light fixtures, and above cabinets.
For faucets and showerheads, descale them with vinegar. Make sure to clean out aerators. For HVAC vent covers, remove them and wash them in the sink with warm soapy water.
For windows, make sure to vacuum window sills and window tracks. Don’t forget to remove cobwebs and bugs from window screens. As for doors, wipe all handles and door knobs and wipe away fingerprints and smudges.
Here are some simple tips on how to deep clean your house:
● Declutter First
You should look for a new place for any visible clutter that does not belong in the room. If you don’t need them, you should get rid of them. You can save things behind closed doors for another day. Clearing away clutter can make deep cleaning easier. Moreover, seeing tidy surfaces can help boost your motivation to keep going.
● Start High, Then Go Low
You might want to tackle huge, hard-to-reach surfaces first. You can start with your ceiling. Then the ceiling trim, ceiling light fixtures, walls, the rest of the trim, and baseboards. To clean these surfaces, you can use a microfiber mop or a duster with a telescoping handle.
Keep in mind that surfaces closer to the floor tend to build up dirt and dust faster. Make sure to use warm water mixed with a drop of dish soap. For your bathroom, you can add a splash of white vinegar to the mixture. This can stop mold and mildew. For spots where using a mop is inconvenient, you can use a microfiber cloth. Make sure to rinse it often and wring it well.
● Deep Clean Your Windows
It is simple to clean windows. First, vacuum the window sills and tracks. After that, spritz the window with glass cleaner from top to bottom. Then, let the cleaner do its thing for a minute, and then squeegee it off.
● Spruce Up Your Window Treatments
Do you want to save yourself the trouble of taking down blinds or shades? What you need to do is vacuum them using the brush attachment. Moreover, instead of laundering and ironing curtains, fluff them in the dryer. After that, hang them right back up.
● Remove Dust from Surface in Your House
Make sure to wipe all remaining hard surfaces in your home. You can use a furniture cleaner and polish with a soft cloth. If you want an extra-quick clean, you can put a clean cotton tube sock on your dominant hand to dust surfaces. You can use your other hand to move objects out of the way. After that, take a lint roller to the lampshades.
● Deep Clean Your Floors
For this process, you will have to move your furniture, even larger pieces like beds and sofas. You can place furniture slides under the legs of big pieces to make moving them easier. After that, use your vacuum’s crevice tool to get the dirt in corners and along baseboards.
If you have a hard floor, you can clean it with a microfiber mop and the right cleaner for the surface.
Do you need monthly house cleaning services? PCT Clean offers several cleaning services that may help you out. You can leave the hard work to us and enjoy your well-deserved rest. We also provide office cleaning and move in/move out cleaning. For inquiries, you can call us at (770) 422-5326. Or you can chat with one of our representatives to book one of our professional house cleaners.