For most people, a routine cleaning schedule helps them stay on top of basic tasks like laundry, dishes and other “must do” chores that keep a home running smoothly. But did you know that a regular deep cleaning is important as well?
A traditional spring cleaning or a post-holiday detailing can not only keep your home looking great but also coincides with your monthly appliance cleaning schedule. But when it comes to deep cleaning, where do you start and what do you do? If you’re not sure how to go about tackling a deep clean of your home, a cleaning checklist can help.
How often should a house be deep cleaned?
Unlike cleaning your appliances, deep cleaning your home doesn’t have to be a monthly event. In fact, most experts say you only need to deep clean your home once or twice a year. While spring cleaning is a traditional deep cleaning ritual, the timing doesn’t matter as much as the habit. Just find a deep cleaning rhythm that works for you!
What is deep cleaning vs routine cleaning?
Generally, a deep clean is a type of cleaning that touches on details that can get overlooked during a daily or weekly clean-up. For example, a deep cleaning may include wiping down ceiling fan blades, cleaning grout or cleaning your oven.
Deep cleaning a house can take 8 hours or more, depending on how in-depth you need to be to achieve good results. Because of this, it’s best to deep clean room by room over several days, rather than trying to tackle your entire home all at once.
When deep cleaning your home, pay particular attention to areas that may be neglected, such as window blinds and fan blades. Deep cleaning is also a great time to give your appliances their monthly cleaning. It’s important to clean appliances like washers, dishwashers and garbage disposals monthly to remove buildup and eliminate odors. Affresh® appliance care products are specially formulated to help remove odor-causing residues, hard water mineral deposits and more.