General Cleaning vs. Deep Cleaning Services in Dubai

Cleaning companies in Dubai usually offer at least two packages: a regular cleaning service and a deep cleaning service. You may also have noticed that the former costs significantly less than the latter. You may also have been compelled to simply go for the regular cleaning service; after all, if the cleaning company claims that it’s going to tackle your bedroom, living room, kitchen and hallway in the regular cleaning service and the deep cleaning service, then why pay extra?

Before you act on that thought, here’s a breakdown of what exactly is included in these two seemingly similar cleaning services.

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General Cleaning

Bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen and living room are washed and wiped with the help of basic cleaning products, like detergent, water, disinfectant and toilet cleaners. Furniture is wiped and dusted and floors are vacuumed.

Deep Cleaning

Living room & study 
  • All cabinets are dusted and wiped from the inside after the contents have been removed. Once the cleaning is done, all items are placed back into the cabinets.
  • Windows are wiped down from the inside and stains are removed. Windowsill and grills are also wiped down.
  • All reachable surfaces such as shelves, tables, counters, furniture are dusted and wiped. Ornaments and decorative pieces are carefully dusted. Even difficult to reach areas such as tops of wardrobes and high shelves are cleaned.
  • All floors are vacuumed and mopped. Room corners and areas behind and under furniture are also cleaned.
  • All furniture and visible AC grills/vents are polished.
  • All trash cans and bins are emptied and the bin liner is changed.
  • All sofas, upholstery and curtains are dusted.
Kitchen 
  • All cabinets are dusted and wiped from the inside after the contents have been removed. Once the cleaning is done, all items are placed back into the cabinets. Stains are also removed.
  • The floor is vacuumed and mopped floor. Even corners and the floor under fixtures such as sinks and washing machines is cleaned.
  • The walls and shelves inside the refrigerator are wiped down after the contents have been removed. Stains are also removed. Afterwards, all items are returned to their place.
  • All surfaces are dusted and wiped. The stovetop is wiped and stains are removed. All countertops, cabinet doors, tables, furniture, and visible AC grills are also cleaned.
  • The oven and microwave are cleaned and scrubbed from the inside and
  • stains or food remnants are removed.
  • Windows are wiped down from the inside and stains are removed. Windowsill and grills are also wiped down.
  • All trash cans and bins are emptied and the bin liner is changed.
  • They will also do dishes and scrub the sink and faucet.
Bathroom
  • All cabinets are dusted and wiped from the inside after the contents have been removed. Once the cleaning is done, all items are placed back into the cabinets. Stains are also removed.
  • All surfaces are cleaned. All countertops and shelves are wiped down and walls of the shower stall are cleaned.
  • Bathroom sink, bathtub, bidet, showerheads, taps, and other water fixtures are scrubbed and washed. The toilet and mirror is cleaned and stains are removed.
  • The floor is sweeped and mopped. All stains are removed and even the corners and floor under sinks and washing machines is cleaned.
  • All trash cans and bins are emptied and the bin liner is changed.
Bedroom 
  • All reachable surfaces such as shelves, tables, counters, furniture are dusted and wiped. Ornaments and decorative pieces are carefully dusted. Even difficult to reach areas such as tops of wardrobes and high shelves are cleaned.
  • All floors are vacuumed and mopped. Room corners and areas behind and under furniture are also cleaned.
  • All furniture and visible AC grills/vents are polished.
  • Windows are wiped down from the inside and stains are removed. Windowsill and grills are also wiped down.
  • The upholstery and and curtains are dusted. The sheets and pillow cases are changed.
  • All trash cans and bins are emptied and the bin liner is changed.
Balcony/Patio 
  • Balcony furniture is dusted and wiped down and stains are removed.
  • The floor is sweeped and mopped. Even all corners and floor under the furniture is cleaned.
  • Balcony railings are dusted and wiped down.
  • Balcony doors and windows are wiped down.
Garden/external area 
  • All lawn furniture is dusted and wiped down and stains are removed.
List of materials included: 
Equipment: 
  • Bucket
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Duster
  • Rags
  • Toilet brush
  • Brushes (for floor / surfaces)
  • Squeegee / wiper (for floors)
  • Sponges
Consumables: 
  • Glass cleaner
  • Furniture polish
  • Surface cleaner/multipurpose cleaner spray
  • Disinfectant
  • Floor cleaner/detergent
  • Stain remover
  • Bin liners
  • Dishwash liquid

Thus, even though both cleaning services involve the cleaners tackling the same rooms, a deep cleaning is a more intensive procedure that cleans such areas and corners of the house that you would never have imagined require that thorough a scrubbing.

While a general cleaning should be done regularly to ensure that your house stays free of dust, dirt and other allergens, you should look into hiring cleaning companies in Dubai for deep cleaning your home if you have not been able to clean the house properly yourself, if you’re expecting to host a large number of guests at your place, or after a party to get rid of all the mess left behind. Through ServiceMarket, you can obtain and compare quotes from the most reliable and efficient cleaning companies in Dubai, and go through customer reviews to see how the experience of others has been.

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