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Ask Tam: Deep clean

Published:Monday | April 11, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Tamika Clough

A deep house cleaning will most likely cost you more than a general house cleaning, so make sure you know what's included on that deep a cleaning list.

When hiring a house cleaning service, you're probably going to have to commit to a deep cleaning. But what exactly does that service entail? In a nutshell, it means almost every nook and cranny of your home will get attention.




The local services are much more detailed. For a team of two persons to deep clean your home (no laundry), inclusive of cleaning supplies, EH&L will charge an hourly rate of $1,500-$2,500. General tidying is $4,000 per day.

A deep cleaning is a good idea if you're moving, preparing for the holidays or planning a special event. And there's no need for you to lift a finger - hire a pro to handle all the dirty work.

The tasks tackled in a deep clean versus a standard clean varies by company, so be sure to find out the specifics first. To give you a better idea of what to expect, we compiled a list of what's generally included in a standard professional house cleaning, highlighting the extras often considered in a deep clean:







• Showers - cleaned and disinfected (Deep clean: shower door given extra attention).

• Tile walls cleaned and disinfected (Deep clean: tile grout scrubbed).

n Trash removed (Deep clean: wastebaskets sanitised).

- General dusting (Deep clean: individual knick-knacks cleaned).

- Toilets cleaned and disinfected, including the base and behind the toilet,

- Vanity and sink cleaned.

- Floors washed and disinfected, carpets and rugs vacuumed. and fixtures cleaned and shined.

- Mildew chemically treated.

- Cobwebs removed.

- Towels changed.







- Outside of range hood cleaned (Deep clean: Inside of range hood cleaned).

- Top and front of range cleaned (Deep clean: inside of oven cleaned).

- Baseboards wiped or dusted (Deep clean: behind refrigerator and oven cleaned).

- Fronts of fridge and dishwasher cleaned (Deep clean: inside of both cleaned).

- Wipe table and chairs (Deep clean: doors/frames spot cleaned for fingerprints).

- Microwave wiped down (Deep clean: inside of microwave cleaned).

- Counter tops cleaned.

-  Sinks cleaned and disinfected, chrome shined.

- Cobwebs removed.

- House cleaning in living and sleeping areas.

- Beds made (Deep clean: clean/vacuum under the bed).

- All readily accessible floors vacuumed (Deep clean: carpet edges vacuumed).

- Mirrors cleaned (Deep clean: Ceiling fan dusted and wiped).

- Picture frames dusted (Deep clean: furniture and upholstery vacuumed).

- Windowsills and ledges wiped down (Deep clean: Mini-blinds dusted).

- Vents dusted.

- Stairs and closet floors vacuumed.

- Cobwebs removed.

- Baseboards dusted.

• For further information contact: Executive Housekeeping and LaundryEhlcleaners@gmail.com 512-7293, www.executivehousekeeping.weebly.com