Here’s how you can choose the perfect cleaning service for you.
FAQ: Benefits of Cleaning Your Home Regularly
It might make things easier for you to understand the meaning of each type of service and the differences between them.
If you want to learn more, including the list of cleaning and organizing tasks that Toronto Maids has to offer for each type of service, keep reading!
Clean home, happy home. Photography: Mitchell Luo / Unsplash
If you’re here you are probably looking for guidance with hiring a cleaning service. Don’t worry! This is fairly easy and it shouldn’t take you more than 60 seconds.
First things first. Assess your needs and your house cleaning status right now. Did you just move in and you want your home to be clean and tidy to start things off on the right foot? Do you have a special event at home and you want to impress your guests? Or perhaps you’re looking for a more standard, long-term cleaning service?
In this post you’ll find the three main types of cleaning services that Toronto Maids has to offer. This guide will come in handy if you have no previous experience hiring a cleaning service or if you need to confirm everything that’s included in each type of service.
Feel free to check out this guide and if you still have questions, we’ll be happy to answer! Just check out our FAQ page, and if you can’t find your question or you have additional comments, don’t forget to contact us.
Cleaning companies usually offer more than one type of cleaning service. This is because, depending on your circumstances, you might need a set of tasks in particular to be included in your cleaning service.
Those tasks can involve cleaning specific areas, performing tasks that are not part of an everyday cleaning checklist or paying extra attention to rooms that require so.
The reason for this is that not every area of your home needs to be cleaned with the same frequency. Some surfaces, rooms or belongings inside your home are used everyday, while some may be used once a month.
Or maybe, they are used often but they are hard to reach or require special equipment or cleaning techniques. The inside of your kitchen appliances is a good example.
Your kitchen is a high-traffic area and it should be included in every cleaning service. Photography: Ricky Singh / Unsplash
Standard Cleaning includes every task that’s considered essential in a cleaning service and that will make the most positive impact on your home.
In order to accomplish the most effective use of time and resources, the cleaning staff focuses on high-traffic areas that require regular maintenance and that are used frequently.
Some examples include the most used surfaces, appliances, and furniture in your kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedroom. These are areas that you spend most of your time in when you’re at home, and that need to be cleaned to increase your safety and comfort.
Read more: Top 3 Areas That Require Cleaning in Your Home
Although effective, Standard Cleaning takes care of only the essentials and might leave some areas unattended. This is why Deep Cleaning is recommended to be performed at least 3 to 4 times a year, in order to take care of those areas that are not vitally important.
Unlike Deep Cleaning or Move In and Move Out Cleaning, this type of service is ideal as part of a schedule. Whether it’s once a week, twice a week or once a month, you can think of it as a more permanent service to continue making your life easier.
A Deep Cleaning is a more thorough service. It will take care of those areas, surfaces and items that standard cleaning didn’t. For example, front of cabinets, ceiling fans and picture frames. They might not be the first thing you notice when you enter a room but, if they stay dirty, in the long run, they will impact your household negatively.
These areas are meant to be cleaned occasionally, because they tend to collect dust which might cause respiratory or allergic related issues.
There’s an aesthetic component as well. Perhaps they don’t make a big difference on their own, but after a good deep cleaning, you’ll notice right away that your home now looks great.
Your window blinds should be part of a deep cleaning. Photography: Kate Bezzubets / Unsplash
There are different situations that can make Deep Cleaning the right service for you.
Deep Cleaning is ideal for you if you’ve never hired a cleaning service, or if you haven’t done so in a long time. Perhaps you are planning on getting a regularly scheduled service, once or twice a month.
Either way, it’s good to start things off with a Deep Cleaning. This will allow you to see results immediately, and keep track of the last time your home has been deep cleaned.
This way, the consequent cleaning services can be standard, until some time has passed and you require a deep cleaning one more time.
If you have a special occasion and you want to treat your extended family, friends and acquaintances to a reunion or party, Deep Cleaning can be the perfect choice.
It will bring a fresh vibe to your house and your guests will leave impressed.
A birthday is the perfect occasion to request a deep cleaning. Photography: Christine Jou / Unsplash
Deep cleaning should be performed every once in a while, even if you clean your home constantly or if you’ve hired a standard cleaning service regularly.
You should get your home deep cleaned at least a couple of times a year. Certain times of the year, such as the start of spring or winter, are the perfect opportunity to deep clean your home.
Remember, not deep cleaning your home will lead to dust and, possibly, mold and bacteria starting to build up on areas you would not notice right away.
Read more: Deep Cleaning
Toronto Maids also offers a Move In & Move Out Cleaning service. Let’s read about these two scenarios and the reasons to hire a cleaning service for each one of them.
If you’re moving into a new home, you just never know how the previous owners took care of it. Cleaning before moving in allows you to get your home to look almost brand new.
It is also an opportunity to find out the state of your new household and discover details that went unnoticed, like small stains on the floor, cabinets that don’t close properly, small dents or scratches on surfaces and so on.
Another good reason to clean before moving in is to invest your time wisely. When you’re moving in, you probably have so much to get done. You can’t wait to unpack all your stuff and start decorating and enjoying your home.
Those are activities that you’d want to do on your own, but cleaning can be perfectly done by someone else, especially by a professional. Hiring a cleaning service will give you more time to focus on what’s important.
Read more: 5 Things To Clean ASAP After Moving Into a New Home
When moving in, invest your time in what really matters. Someone else can clean. Photography: HiveBoxx/ Unsplash
Moving out is another great reason to hire a cleaning service.
In many cases, it can be part of a contractual agreement to have the house cleaned before leaving. Make sure you read your contract, specifically the sections regarding the actions you need to take before you leave.
Even if it’s not mandatory for you, it can be a good gesture to leave your home spotless if you’re not living there anymore. Your landlord or new owners will appreciate that.
The second main reason is more related to your circumstances when you’re moving out. You have a lot to pack and declutter, you’re planning your move to another home and you need time and energy.
You can do all that after everything from your old home is pack and ready to go, while you leave professionals to clean everything before starting a next chapter in your life.
Read more: Move In & Move Out Cleaning
Here’s a checklist that will help you compare what’s included in each type of cleaning service. Feel free to read through them and choose the one that suits your current cleaning needs.
As you can see, both Deep Cleaning and Move In and Move Out Cleaning offer most of the Standard Cleaning services, alongside additional features to leave your home spotless.
Take into consideration, however, that standard cleaning is ideal as part of a scheduled cleaning service, whereas Deep Cleaning and Move In and Move Out Cleaning work great for special events or circumstances, such as moving or having a celebration at home.
We recommend that you read carefully what each cleaning service includes, as well as our advice to decide which is the one that’s best suited for you.
You can contact us too if you have further questions or comments!
Besides the list of cleaning and organizing chores that come by default on each type of cleaning service, Toronto Maids allows you to customize your cleaning service and select extras, or give specific directions for the way you want your service to be performed.
It’s not uncommon for people to need special attention for certain areas or furniture, such as kitchen cabinets or appliances. Maybe you want additional cleaning chores such as doing laundry.
In any case, our cleaning staff is prepared to assist you with your cleaning needs, and you can always contact us for comments or questions before proceeding with your cleaning service.
You can customize your cleaning service by asking to clean the oven. Photography: Stefan Asafti / Unsplash
There you go! Now you have all the information you need to know the difference between regular, deep, and move in/move out cleaning.
That being said, remember to feel free to contact us. We are always open to listening to our customers and giving further information if needed. You can check all our social media and forms of contact down below!