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Deep Cleaning House Checklist.

When it comes to house cleaning, there are two types of cleaning. There are regular cleaning services where either a domestic cleaning company will clean your home, or you will do it yourself. This is our normal maintenance cleaning to include the cleaning of floors, and basic cleaning of toilets, kitchens and other rooms.

Every now and then, you will require a deep house cleaning service, either by a company or by yourself to get that deeper dirt and grime, to keep your home looking great. The cleaning schedule is more detailed, more elbow grease is required and the time taken is much longer.

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Deep house cleaning - what is it?

We thought the best way to explain what you should do, or expect from a deep house cleaning service is summarised in a useful list below.

Deep House Cleaning Kitchen Checklist

  • clean and disinfect the bin
  • clean the microwave (both inside and outside)
  • deep clean the dishwasher inside, and clean the front
  • clean inside the fridge, removing all shelves to do so
  • clean the freezer by removing all shelves, and defrost if needed.
  • clean the oven (inside oven as well as the front)
  • clean the hob extractor vent
  • clean hob top burners..
  • Empty and clean kitchen cabinets and drawers. (inside and outside cabinets)
  • clean kitchen drawers
  • clean insides of windows
  • clean and disinfect small appliances (kettle, toaster etc)
  • clean sink and taps to remove any limescale
  • deep clean cabinet doors and unit fronts
  • deep clean floors
  • disinfect door handles and light switches with sanitiser

Deep House Cleaning Dining Room Checklist

  • high dust throughout
  • clean walls to remove obvious marks
  • deep clean skirting boards
  • clean and disinfect light switches and door handles
  • clean insides of windows
  • remove all dust from top to bottom
  • clean light fittings as needed
  • disinfect table and wipe down all chairs, including legs and underneath.
  • remove rugs, shake, vacuum and clean floor before replacing rug

Deep House Cleaning For Bathrooms Checklist

  • clean ceiling air vents
  • clean and disinfect light switches and door handles.
  • clean and disinfect toothbrush holders inside thoroughly
  • clean and refill soap dish and/or pump.
  • clean light fixtures.
  • clean mirrors to leave streak free
  • clean shower curtains if present
  • clean shower door frames
  • clean shower glass screens to remove marks and limescale
  • clean plastic strip at the bottom of a glass shower door to remove mould
  • disinfect all surfaces
  • dust and clean inside of windows
  • mop and scrub floors.
  • deep clean toilets
  • deep clean bathtub and taps
  • clean walls and wall tiles thoroughly
  • clean and empty toilet bins
  • clean bathroom extractor fan.
  • clean shower head to remove limescale buildup
  • clean cabinets and drawers.

Deep House Cleaning For Living Room checklist:

  • high dust throughout
  • dust crown molding, wall corners, and floor molding
  • vacuum all carpet area.
  • vacuum under furniture and in between cushions
  • dust ceiling fans.
  • clean lights and wash light globes.
  • dust lamps.
  • dust edges of wall hangings, mirrors, and pictures.
  • clean windows and window sills.
  • remove scuff marks from doors and moldings.
  • dust electronics.
  • disinfect remote controls and electronics devices.

Deep House Cleaning Checklist For Bedrooms:

  • take anything that doesn’t belong in the bedroom.
  • deep clean skirting boards
  • dust and clean window sills.
  • dust and polish all furniture.
  • dust edges of wall hangings, mirrors, and pictures
  • clean glass and mirrors to leave streak free
  • dust lamps and lampshades
  • dust ceiling fan if present
  • clean and sanitise light switches and door handles
  • clean door frames
  • clean under the bed.
  • clean bed frame including headboard
  • wash bed sheets.
  • wash pillows.
  • clean windows and window sills
  • vacuum carpet, including edges and under furniture

Additional Deep House Cleaning Checklist:

For any areas not covered in the above rooms, these are areas that you should ensure are cleaned during your deep house cleaning process.

  • carpet cleaning with specialist machine to remove stains
  • unclog drains and pipes if needed
  • external window cleaning
  • porch cleaning from top to bottom
  • sanitise any other internal bins, and external dustbins.
  • descaling all chrome and fitting to remove limescale
  • dishwasher cleaning
  • pot and pan washing and drying
  • declutter
  • clean tile grout to remove mould

At Green Fox Cleaning, we specialise in deep cleans of all commercial premises, of all sizes and in all sectors. Click here to learn more about us, and how we can help improve the appearance of your business with ours.

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