When it comes to home cleaning, most of us aren’t big fans of putting in the time and the effort to really clean the house in full detail. Deep cleaning, as it is often called entails a very detailed and all-encompassing cleaning that most of us simply don’t see the value in.
But there are good reasons why you shouldn’t neglect to deep clean your home every once in a while. And while you might not know how to properly do it, there are cleaning experts like Sunflower Maids who are more than willing to put in the work. We asked them how deep cleaning works and how to do it yourself.
What Do You Need to Deep Clean Your Home?
First of all, you will need time – a lot of time. Each of the rooms in your home will take some detailed work, especially your kitchen and bathroom. So, before you endeavor to deep clean your home, make sure you have plenty of time and some willpower.
When it comes to cleaning products and equipment, you’re looking at standard cleaning products and things like sponges, mops, cloths, but also a vacuum cleaner, with a HEPA filter preferably, as well as a ladder to reach all those elusive places you normally don’t have the chance to clean.
Bathroom Needs to Be Fully Sanitized
Let’s start with the (perhaps) the most demanding room to clean – your bathroom. Your bathroom is one of the rooms with the biggest potential to get really dirty and unhealthy. When you combine the moisture from showers with the (typically) less than ideal ventilation in bathrooms, you get the perfect breeding grounds for germs and mold.
You will need a strong disinfecting cleaner which you can apply to the majority of surfaces in your bathroom. Tiles, showers, baths and sinks can all be treated with the same cleaning product. Best of all, you can clean it all off with a squeegee – it’s quick, easy, and thorough.
Metal surfaces in your bathroom can either be treated with a store-bought metal cleaner, or with a mixture of baking soda and vinegar if you want to go more DIY.
Kitchen Cleaning Tips
The center of modern living, your kitchen probably gets a lot of foot traffic, and if you cook and eat in your kitchen, chances are that it gets dirty, too. This means that you need to take care of it and clean it properly.
Start with dusting every surface in the kitchen. Traditionally, it’s recommended to start with the highest places and work your way down. This way, any dust that falls from higher surfaces will be swept when you reach them.
Once dusting is done, you need to make sure that all of your appliances are cleaned and disinfected. Chances are that your appliances are stainless steel, so use a cleaning product that works well on this material.
Your countertop and kitchen table are next. Depending on the material of your countertop, there are certain cleaners you should definitely avoid. Natural stone like granite is porous, meaning any acidic cleaner will go through the pores and damage it.
Rest of the House
Once your bathroom and kitchen are clean, you can go ahead to the common areas. There are no special requirements for most other rooms. They all require a detailed dusting, wipe-down and vacuuming (or floor washing if you don’t have carpets).
Don’t forget the specific places, like the baseboards or the ceiling fans. They might not be easy to see or reach, but they still have to be treated as equal parts of your house.
Deep cleaning your home may be difficult and long, but the end result will really make you appreciate the hard work.