A Comprehensive Deep Cleaning House Checklist

What's Included In A Deep House Cleaning | PCT Clean

Regular cleaning of your house alone is not enough. If you want to stop the spread of bacteria, germs, or viruses, then it’s important to have deep cleaning house services. 

A professional cleaning company like PCT Clean offers thorough deep cleaning services to remove the visible dirt in your house and eliminate germs lurking in your home. Over the years, we’ve learned the best practices of deep cleaning a house, and we’re here to share a comprehensive list of things to do when deep cleaning. 

If you want to try this on your own, use this ultimate deep cleaning house checklist as a guide. 

Deep Cleaning House Checklist

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 be used frequently—blinds, behind furniture, or cabinets. 

With deep cleaning, you are not only picking up clutter and wiping down surfaces but also sanitizing and disinfecting areas and surfaces throughout your home. This way, you can eliminate germs that can make your family sick.

Our process of deep house cleaning involves two steps. 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 the thorough disinfection of spaces from bacteria and viruses. This process can also help prevent the spreading of infections, including Covid-19.

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 deep cleaning your entire home, consider the areas and surfaces you must clean. For example, you must dust and vacuum areas you don’t get to clean 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 the 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’s a simple step-by-step guide on deep cleaning a house: 

● Declutter First

Look for a new place for any visible clutter that does not belong in the room. If you don’t need them, get rid of them. You can save things behind closed doors for another day. Clearing away clutter can make deep cleaning easier. Seeing tidy surfaces can also 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. You can use a microfiber mop or a duster with a telescoping handle to clean these surfaces.

Surfaces closer to the floor tend to build up dirt and dust faster. Use warm water mixed with a dish soap drop to wipe them clean.

For your bathroom, you can add a splash of white vinegar to the mixture. This helps stop mold and mildew. You can use a microfiber cloth for spots where the mop is inconvenient. 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, fluff them in the dryer instead of laundering and ironing curtains. After that, hang them right back up.

● Remove Dust from the Surface of Your House

Make sure to wipe all remaining hard surfaces in your home. You can use a furniture cleaner and polish it 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

You will have to move your furniture, like beds and sofas. You can place furniture slides under the legs of big pieces to make moving them easier. Afterward, use your vacuum’s crevice tool to get the dirt in corners and along baseboards.

If you have a hard floor, clean it with a microfiber mop and the right cleaner for the surface.

Do you need monthly deep cleaning house services? PCT Clean offers thorough cleaning services depending on your needs. You can leave the hard work to us and enjoy your well-deserved rest.

We also provide office cleaning and move-in and 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.