4 reasons why you should have a deep clean

The bins are empty each morning, and the carpets have been vacuumed. The office kitchenette has been tidied and the foyer is clean for visitors. So, why booking an annual deep clean? Everything looks fine, so why bother?

A deep clean isn’t just needed when there has been an ineffective regular clean, or at the commencement of a new cleaning contract. A deep clean should be part of your annual cleaning schedule. 

There are four main reasons why a deep clean should be undertaken. But before we go into detail, what do we mean by a “deep clean” and what makes it different from daily cleaning that a professional operative might do?

What is a deep clean?

Deep cleaning is a more comprehensive and intense cleaning than routine cleaning. It is typically done every few months, or as needed, in order to clean areas of the home that are not typically reached during routine cleanings.

Deep cleaning has a methodology to it. The process that is followed ensures that any debris that is dislodged does not contaminate an area that has already been cleaned. It also ensures that every area of the room is cleaned, even those areas that are hard to reach or not directly visible by users. 

How is a deep clean done?

The cleaning process begins at the highest point of the room – the ceiling. Cleaning light fixtures, ceiling fans and aircon units’ outer casings are cleaned, along with other high-level areas where dust and debris collect out of line-of-sight. 

Next comes the cleaning of blinds and window frames along with high cabinets, bookshelves and vents are cleaned. 

Moving down the room, areas that are usually restricted during routine cleaning are accessed, and areas behind storage units are vacuumed. Close attention is paid to any skirting boards, ledges and vents.

All surfaces are then sanitized with antiviral cleaner. The cleaner then focuses on the floor. Scrubbing, mopping and sealing of hard floors are undertaken. 

At the end of the process, the carpet and upholstery are cleaned. This is normally done with a carpet cleaning machine. This can be steam or water extraction. We specialise in the water extraction method as we believe it gives a better quality finish and takes less time to complete.  

How does deep cleaning differ from routine cleaning?

There are many different ways to perform routine cleaning, but most contract cleaners will follow a basic checklist of tasks. This may include sweeping and mopping floors, dusting surfaces, cleaning bathrooms and kitchens, and emptying rubbish bins. The work tends to focus on basic maintenance and hygiene. Normal routine cleans will not involve moving furniture or items that are not handled on a day-to-day basis. They will just ensure that everyday work can continue in a clean environment and that workers are kept safe from health hazards such as rotten food or overflowing rubbish. 


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When should you have a deep clean?

  1. When moving premises

Deep cleans are normally undertaken when a business vacates premises. This is because businesses can incur a penalty charge if their rented property is left in an unduly dirty condition. 

It is also worth conducting a deep clean when you plan to move into new premises. The building may look visibly clean,  but you cannot be certain that antibacterial or antiviral products were used on all surfaces properly. 

  1. When renovating or refurbishing a property

Renovation, refurbishment, any form of building work, and even redecoration add extra dust and dirt to a property. Debris from increased footfall, dust from carpentry or brick dust can all spread, even if you close off certain areas.

  1. Regular Spring cleans

This has historically been part of the yearly schedule for premises used by the Care or Education sectors. An annual deep clean when the facility is closed allows for difficult-to-reach areas to be cleaned. In the Care Sector, this tends to be when carpets are cleaned. In Education, practical rooms such as Design and Technology, Art and Food Technology are deep cleaned whilst students are absent. 

  1. Hygiene cleans

Since the pandemic, there has been an uptake in office-based businesses conducting a deep clean once a year. This allows all areas to be fully accessed and thoroughly cleaned, ensuring the environment is hygienic for staff and the potential for outbreaks of sickness and illness is reduced. 

Deep cleans are essential

Deep cleaning is an important part of a regular cleaning contract. Although it may appear to be an optional luxury, it can reduce staff sickness, allow for proper maintenance of your property and create a more inviting environment for your clients and customers.