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Regular House Cleaning vs Deep Cleaning

If you are in need of professional cleaners, but you aren't sure if you need a regular cleaning or deep cleaning, this is the blog for you.

Before hiring any sort of cleaning services, it’s very important to understand the difference. Depending on your needs and or requirements, your property may need a deep cleaning or just regular cleaning for upkeep.

Regular Cleaning

A regular cleaning is usually intended for up-keeping purposes, it helps maintain a good level of cleanliness throughout your home. When you hire cleaning professionals for regular cleanings, you can expect that all the items and surfaces you clean on a daily and weekly basis will be thoroughly cleaned. This includes bathrooms, bedrooms, basements, hallways, kitchens, and common rooms.

Regular cleanings take less time but it doesn’t mean that the cleaners will skim over tasks or compromise the quality of their work. This just means that you won't be getting any interior appliance cleans, wall cleans, and or baseboard cleans as a few deep clean examples. They will accomplish all the essential cleaning items to help keep your home free from dust, and dirt, as well as not having to empty out the trash cans.

What is Included in Regular Cleaning?

Here are some of the common tasks included with regular cleaning:

  • Mopping floors

  • Vacuuming carpets and rugs

  • Cleaning kitchen, wiping surfaces, cleaning empty sinks as well as the exterior of appliances

  • Cleaning the bathroom including the shower, sinks, toilets, and bathtub

  • Wiping windows, and mirrors

  • Removing cobwebs and emptying out the trash cans.

Deep Cleaning

Deep cleaning is more tedious and detailed, therefore, takes more time to be accomplished and is more expensive than a regular cleaning.

The cleaners not only do all of the regular cleaning tasks that were listed above; but clean all the hard-to-reach spots including the inside of cabinets, appliances, baseboards, blinds, and the inside of windows. Now, certain deep cleaning services are only done upon request and can have different pricing, however, the purpose is to have your home looking in "like new" condition. A deep cleaning service will help remove the deep grime and dirt and overall sanitation and hygiene in your home.

What is Included in A Deep Clean?

For The Canton Cleaning Company, a deep clean covers all the areas that are traditionally covered by a regular clean, and then we have a plethora of deep cleaning options so that we can cater to each client individually. Here are some of the options that can be included with a deep cleaning:

  • Removing scale and soap scum from the bathroom and kitchen tiles, shower doors, taps, shower heads, etc

  • Cleaning inside appliances like the oven, oven head, washing machine, dryer microwave, refrigerator, and toaster oven

  • Cleaning the inside and outside of all cabinets and drawers

  • Hand wiping or dusting blinds, interior windows, window frames, and interior doors

  • Hand wiping or dusting the baseboards and doors frames

  • Carpet Cleaning

  • Wall cleaning and oil stain removal

Those are some of the deep cleaning services that are offered when you request a deep cleaning. At The Canton Cleaning Company, we also provide some additional cleaning services, including biohazard cleaning, odor removal, and disinfection services.

When Do You Need a Deep Clean?

Not in every situation do you need a deep clean. However, there are specific situations when a deep cleaning is necessary. Here are just a few examples of when your home needs a deep clean:

  • Many companies have a rule that the first cleaning should be a deep clean. So, if you’re a new customer, you might need to invest in deep cleaning before scheduling regular bi-weekly, weekly, or monthly cleanings. This however depends on when the last time your home was cleaned thoroughly.

  • When you’re moving out of a house or apt, deep cleaning is a must. You want your home in tip-top shape if you are selling and or if you're renting and leave the place in disarray, your landlord can deduct and or keep your security deposit.

  • When your house needs seasonal cleaning, don’t hesitate to hire professional cleaners to deep clean and disinfect your home.

Which Cleaning is Right for You?

When you hire cleaning services, you may wonder what type of cleaning you should choose. If it’s your first time, we recommend starting with a deep clean. Then you can schedule regular cleaning on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis.

Also, before hiring a cleaning company, it’s good to talk with their professionals to discuss which type of cleaning and methods will meet your unique needs and requirements. With the Canton Cleaning Company, we have free estimates where you can fill out a survey listing all of your cleaning needs as well as a real live human Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm to help you if you have any questions!


There you have it! Now you know the difference between a regular clean and a deep clean. This will indeed help your home stay in tip-top shape. Doing an initial deep clean and then a recurring cleaning is always the best choice when it comes to consistently outstanding results. However, any type of cleaning is better than no cleaning at all. With help from The Canton Cleaning Company, you will never have to stress about the cleanliness of your home, no matter what the occasion is.

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