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How Often Should You Deep Clean Your Home?

How Often Should You Deep Clean Your Home?
December 22, 2021

Hopefully, you are cleaning your home every week or two to keep on top of your everyday messes. While there are some things that need more attention than others, if you let things go much beyond twice-a-month cleanings, you’ll start to see some major dirt and grime that can make your home unpleasant and unhealthy.

Is it necessary to deep clean your home regularly?

Even if you are cleaning regularly, however, you should also be doing a deep clean of your home to remove all the allergens, germs, and bacteria lurking in the corners. In this article, we look at how often your home needs a good, deep cleaning and what that entails.

How Often Depends on Where

Our title is a little misleading in that we made it sound like you are deep cleaning your entire home at regular intervals. It doesn’t really work that way, though. Each room in your house has different levels of dirt and germ build-up that impacts how often you need to clean, and deep clean. For example, generally speaking, a living room doesn’t get as dirty as the bathroom or kitchen. So, the way to gauge the frequency depends on the following:

  • How often is the room used?
  • Do you have pets?
  • Do you prepare or eat food in the room?
  • Do you sleep in the room?
  • Do you attend to personal hygiene and cleaning in the room?

The more often you use a room, the more often you should be cleaning it. In the case of clean eating and preparing food, daily cleaning is a must to ensure areas such as the counters and cooking surfaces are always germ-free. As well, your bathrooms should be cleaned frequently because these rooms are prone to more germs and bacteria.

Daily Deep Cleaning

Here is a breakdown of the rooms that need a daily deep clean:

  • Kitchen: You should be sanitizing the table where you eat and the kitchen surfaces where food is prepared every single day. As well, anywhere there is food debris, there is risk for pests. Sweeping your floors and keeping counters and tables clear of crumbs and other debris is a must to reduce the risk for pests, especially if you live in an apartment.
  • Bathrooms: The more people sharing your bathroom, the more you need to clean it. We probably don’t have to explain why, but the how is important here. You should clean your toilet bowl every morning or evening using a disinfectant bathroom cleanser and toilet brush—and don’t forget the handle. Also, do a good wipe down of your faucets.

Make sure you pay attention to the floors in these rooms, especially around the toilet. Now with the threat of COVID-19 ever lingering, be sure to do a thorough sanitizing wipe of all the frequently touched surfaces in your home such as light switches, taps, and door knobs.

Weekly Deep Cleaning

Every week, set aside time to take care of the following cleaning tasks:

  • Dusting surfaces and furniture
  • Sanitizing your sponges
  • Cleaning your kitchen appliances
  • Mopping kitchen and bathroom floors with disinfectant cleaner
  • Vacuuming
  • Scrubbing and disinfecting the bathtub/shower stall and sink
  • Putting your towels and face cloths in the laundry

Bi-Weekly Deep Cleaning

Bi-weekly deep cleaning should be done in these areas:

  • Bedroom: Your bed is where you spend about eight hours each night (or day if you do shift work). Your bi-weekly deep cleaning should include tossing your sheets in the laundry. If you have pets that sleep with you, if you sleep naked, or if you have allergies, you should consider doing your sheets weekly.
  • Fridge: Every two weeks, examine your fridge and give it a thorough cleaning inside and out. Look for spills inside the drawers, as well as all the shelves, and wash them thoroughly with a good all-purpose cleaner. If you notice leaks from raw meat, though, that needs to be wiped up right away and then the area cleaned with disinfectant.
  • Floors: The rest of the floors in your home should be swept often, and then thoroughly washed with a good floor-cleaner with disinfectant every two weeks or so.

Monthly Deep Cleaning

Some tasks you should perform every month include:

  • Wiping and vacuuming your vents
  • Wiping and dusting your baseboards
  • Dusting blinds and light fixtures
  • Cleaning your dishwasher

Additional Deep Cleaning Jobs

There are also some additional deep cleaning jobs to help keep your home clean and improve air quality including:

  • Every few months, remove your mattress cover, sprinkle your mattress with baking soda, and vacuum it to remove odours and dust mites.
  • Put your mattress cover and pillow covers in the laundry every few months.
  • Clean your oven every few months.
  • Wipe down your rangehood with a grease-cutting cleanser every few months.
  • Keep an eye on your kitchen cupboards and cabinets, and wipe them down with a grease-cutting cleanser when they start to look grimy.

Annual Deep Cleaning

Every year, you should hire a professional cleaner to come in and provide top-to-bottom deep cleaning services. This is well worth the investment to get at every nook and cranny, and set the stage to help keep your home clean for the rest of the year. Consider this as part of your spring cleaning job along with a steam cleaning of your soft furniture, carpets, and drapes.

Whether it is your annual spring cleaning, a more frequent deep cleaning, or even a steam cleaning of your carpets, speak to our team at Maid4Condos today about the deep cleaning services that we offer. Call us at 647-822-0601 or contact us here.

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