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How Often Do You Need Deep Cleaning?

How Often Do You Need Deep Cleaning?
January 17, 2022

Cleaning your home is a painful ordeal, unless you happen to be like Monica on Friends! Hopefully, most of us are trying to keep things under control with a regular weekly cleaning. Of course, it all depends on your schedule and the level of mess you tend to make each week. As well, some areas of the home need more attention like the kitchen and bathroom, which tend to be grimier and more germy.

How often should you deep clean?

Therefore, while light cleaning every week or so helps, you also want to do a deep cleaning once in a while too. But how often do you need a deep cleaning? Here, we break it down for you so you can keep on top of things.

Consider the Room

Deep cleaning really depends on the room. And this varies from home to home as well because you might not use your rooms in the same way a typical home is used. Some rooms are obvious, like the kitchen and bathrooms, but you might have a room you use for something specific, such as arts and crafts or other messy hobbies or work that can get dirtier than the average spare room. So, ask yourself a few questions to help determine the level of dirt and germs in the room:

  • How often do you use the space?
  • Do you have pets?
  • Is the room used to prepare food?
  • Do you eat and/or sleep in the room?
  • Does the room need to be more hygienic?
  • Do you tend to your personal grooming in the room?

It makes sense that the more the room is used, the more you will need to clean. As well, hygiene is very important, so if you eat, prepare food, or attend to personal grooming in a room, it is going to have a different amount and type of dirt that requires a more frequent and deeper level of cleaning. Therefore, the following rooms require a germ-free, deep cleaning more often:

  • Kitchen
  • Dining room (if used as the main place where you eat)
  • Bathroom
  • Bedroom (if you do a lot of grooming here)
  • Any room you use for messier work like arts and crafts 

Rooms Requiring Daily Deep Cleaning

Based on the above, the following rooms need a daily deep cleaning:

  • Kitchen: Not surprisingly, the kitchen tops the list. This is where there is a higher chance for germs and bacteria to lurk, which can make you sick if your meal prep area isn’t cleaned properly. So, every day after every meal you need to ensure you are completely wiping down your counters with a germ-cleaning, food-prep-friendly cleaner. As well, you want to remove food debris, including dirty dishes from the sink. Your floors need to be swept too. Doing this will keep your home germ-free, as well as reducing the risk for pests.
  • Bathrooms: The “ick” factor goes up exponentially for the bathroom because of obvious reasons. The main areas to focus on here are your toilet bowl using a toilet brush and disinfecting cleaner, as well as your sink where you brush your teeth. Because you are often barefoot in the bathroom, your floors also need attention, as does the shower/bath. Handy cleaning tools like a Swiffer for the floors and bacterial wipes for the counters make it easy to disinfect each day.  

It’s always a good idea to ramp up your disinfecting cleaning in the cold and flu season. With COVID-19 posing an even higher risk of infection, it makes sense to wipe down those frequently touched surfaces including switches, taps, and door knobs daily using sanitizing wipes or sprays.

Rooms Requiring Weekly Deep Cleaning

The good thing about daily cleaning is that it helps make other cleaning tasks easier. When you pay attention to surfaces in your bathroom and kitchen, you reduce the elbow grease required for your weekly deep cleaning. So, what tasks should you tackle weekly? Here’s our list:  

  • Dust all the surfaces in your home, including your wood furniture.
  • Clean your kitchen appliances, including the doors, handles, and tops.
  • Use a disinfectant cleaner on your kitchen and bathroom floors.
  • Vacuum the whole home.
  • Do a thorough scrubbing and disinfecting of your bathtub/shower and sink.
  • Replace your dish towels, bathroom towels, and face cloths with clean ones, and toss the used ones in the laundry.

Also, this might sound odd, but be sure to sanitize your sponges and/or cleaning tools. They actually can do more harm than good if they have a buildup of germs and bacteria, even if used with disinfecting cleaners.

Bi-Weekly Deep Cleaning Recommendations

We recommend you tackle these deep cleaning tasks bi-weekly:

  • Clean your bed sheets and pillow cases.
  • Clean your pet blankets.
  • Clean the inside of your fridge shelves and drawers using a clean cloth and all-purpose cleaner, preferably on grocery day before you put your groceries away.  
  • Sweep and then clean your floors with disinfectant.

This will help keep you on top of the germs and allergens in your home.

Monthly Deep Cleaning Tasks

Every month, set aside time for the following deep cleaning tasks:

  • Wipe and vacuum your vents.
  • Wipe and dust your baseboards.
  • Dust your window blinds.
  • Dust your light fixtures and ceiling fan blades.
  • Run your dishwasher with a dishwasher cleaner.
  • Turn on your self-cleaning oven.

If you don’t have a self-cleaning oven, use an oven cleaning product. Be sure to keep the windows open and turn on your kitchen fan to reduce the fumes.  

Occasional Deep Cleaning Tips

A few things to keep your eye on include:  

  • Every few months or so, toss your mattress cover in the laundry.
  • Sprinkle your mattress with baking soda, and then vacuum it all up to sanitize your mattress, reduce odours, and remove dust mites (don’t do this if your vacuum doesn’t have a handheld attachment, as you won’t get all the baking soda).
  • Use a grease-cutting cleanser to wipe down your range fan in the kitchen.
  • Wipe down your kitchen cupboards with a grease-cutting cleanser.

We also highly recommend hiring professional deep cleaning services every year to set a clean base for your own deep cleaning regime. For more information, speak to our pros at Maid4Condos today. You can call us at 647-822-0601.

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