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Difference between General and Deep cleaning

Updated: May 15, 2021

We are Toronto premium home cleaning services, based near High Park. We would like to give you a better idea of what to expect and how to identify which cleaning best suits your needs, when it comes to professional apartment or house cleaning services. We put together for you to learn what's normally included in a standard general cleaning or a deep cleaning.


Let's start with identifying the word general and what to expect .

GENERAL also known as Maintenance cleaning is what most people do on a regular basis e.g weekly cleaning, bi weekly or monthly home cleaning. Since general cleaning does not involve scrubbing, it normally requires significantly less time to clean any given house or apartment, it is therefore substantially less expensive than deep or spring cleaning. Final cost will of course always depend on the overall cleanliness, maintenance cleaning regularity and size of your home.

This cleaning includes:

*includes all common areas

*general dusting

*vacuuming and mopping the floors

*cleaning bathrooms ( sink, mirror, bath and toilet )

*tidying up

*waste bins emptying

*cleaning the kitchen – wiping down work surfaces, cupboards, sink , dining table etc.

DEEP means to clean surfaces which are not usually cleaned with as much attention to detail over time and need extra time for cleaning. Deep cleaning typically involves scrubbing of stubborn dirt, especially in the kitchen and bathroom area.

Whether your home is a small 1 bedroom apartment with only one bathroom or 3500sqf house with 4 bathrooms, it is very difficult to determine the exact time required to complete your deep cleaning. Since kitchen and bathrooms take up the majority of time and attention needed for deep cleaning, size of your home doesn't necessarily reflect the final time required. Most tasks involving deep cleaning are much more time consuming and physically demanding, therefore the rates and final cost is typically notably higher in comparison to general cleaning. We recommend our clients to always set the main priorities of focus, so we do those first and less important last, shall your budget prevent you from having the whole home completed in one session.

This cleaning includes:

* inside and outside fridge and freezer

* scale removal from all bathroom tiles, kitchen tiles, taps, shower heads etc.

*inside/out microwave

* inside the oven including the oven door glass

* inside kitchen cabinets including its doors & knobs

* inside the windows

*dusting every corner of your house/apartment including window blinds, behind the fridge, bed and basically anywhere it is hard to get and moving objects is required

*doors and handles

The main purpose of this article is that we are often asked what is the difference and what exactly we are going to deliver to our customers.

We really hope that our information provides you with a better idea for your future booking with us or any other cleaning company of your choice.

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