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Deep Cleaning vs Regular Cleaning

Deep Cleaning vs Regular Cleaning



Keeping the environment you spend any amount of time in clean and tidy is important to your health and wellbeing. Having a tidy home can keep a tidy mind, but sometimes weekly or daily cleaning just isn’t enough.

Deep cleaning services can spring clean your home and provide a sparkling finish to even the darkest nooks and crannies. Rainbow International’s deep cleaning and regular cleaning services will make sure that you can relax in a perfectly cleaned environment.

What Is Deep Cleaning?

Opting for a deep clean means more than standard cleaning. Going deeper into the levels of your chosen environment, deep cleaning requires looking beyond eye level and getting down into the nitty-gritty details.

It’s not just about tidying and removing any visible dirt, deep cleaning requires dismantling different areas of a room and scrubbing away any bacteria and germs.

What Is Included In Deep Cleaning?

Deep cleaning can include a variety of different tasks, as long as it is in more detail and takes more effort than the regular standard of cleaning.

Scrubbing all surfaces in the environment clean with antibacterial wipes is a good start, ensuring that all countertops, tables, appliances, chairs, furniture and window areas and fixtures are included.

Deep cleaning these areas should leave them free of germs and dirt, with extra time spent on surfaces that are used the most, such as kitchens and bathrooms. Don’t forget to include any touchpoints too, light switches and door handles are used multiple times a day and are often overlooked in regular cleaning tasks.

Softer materials should also be looked after during a deep clean.

The level of cleanliness in the home can be seriously impacted if things such as sofas, cushions and carpets aren’t deep cleaned. By using appropriate tools and products, you can remove deeply embedded dirt and grime, creating a fresher and cleaner environment for you to live within.

Inside appliances should be included too, keep things like washing machines, microwaves, kettles and fridges free of dirt buildup.

What Is Regular Cleaning?

Regular cleaning is different from deep cleaning, as it usually involves cleaning things on a daily or weekly basis. These more frequent cleans have a different aim too, focusing on keeping the area tidy and clean at surface level, as opposed to deep cleaning which usually aims to disinfect and sanitise an area down to the last detail.

What Is Included In Regular Cleaning?

Regular cleaning usually involves the following:

  • Dusting all surfaces
  • Wiping down the countertops
  • Taking out the bins
  • Vacuuming and mopping the floors
  • Tidying up and putting away
  • Disinfecting toilets and sinks

When is a Deep Clean Necessary?

The amount of times a deep clean is necessary depends on the type of environment you’re cleaning and how many people use it.

If the space is smaller and more people are using it, it’s recommended to deep clean more often. For the average home, Rainbow International advises a deep clean once a month, to ensure that any potential health risks are avoided due to a build of dirt and germs.

Deep Cleaning & Regular Cleaning Tasks By Room

Of course, cleaning task lists often look similar, regardless of whether it’s a deep clean or a regular clean. However, it’s easy to forget to add the important details, especially if it’s been a while since you’ve deep cleaned your home.

Avoid creating extra work for yourself by following Rainbow International’s room by room cleaning checklist. Whether it’s time to do a quick once over or a deep, detailed clean, waste no time in your cleaning mission and check off each task.

Make sure to add any smaller elements that are unique to your home so you can relax and enjoy a home that feels brand new.

(We recommend any deep cleaning checklist should include all of the tasks from the regular cleaning checklist too.)


Regular cleaning:

  • Sanitise the toilet
  • Wipe down the sink
  • Clean the mirror
  • Shine the taps and shower
  • Hoover and mop
  • Change the bins

Deep cleaning:

  • Use drain unblocker
  • Clear dirt from the spouts of taps
  • Scrub soap scum from all fixtures
  • Fully sanitise the toilet
  • Clean inside any bins
  • Change or clean the toilet brush
  • Clean hidden floor and wall space


Regular cleaning:

  • Change the bins
  • Sanitise the worktops
  • Clean stovetop
  • Hoover and mop the floors
  • Scrub the sink and draining board
  • Complete any washing up

Deep cleaning:

  • Clean behind and under any appliances
  • Scrub the inside of any appliances
  • Wipe away dirt from the oven hood
  • Clean inside any cabinets
  • Clear dirt from grout lines in the tiling
  • Disinfect the refrigerator


Regular cleaning:

  • Vaccuum
  • Changing bed sheets
  • Putting away clothes
  • Dusting any surfaces
  • Change any bins

Deep cleaning:

  • Vacuum any hidden flooring
  • Clean and polish inside wardrobes and dressers
  • Shine the mirrors
  • Sanitise touchpoints

General Spaces

Regular cleaning:

  • Any surfaces polished and wiped down
  • Any visible dirt scrubbed away
  • Floors vacuumed and mopped
  • Any bins changed

Deep cleaning:

  • Hidden spaces polished and wiped down
  • Appliances cleaned inside and out
  • The inside of any bins scrubbed
  • Sanitising all touchpoints
  • Washing all soft furnishings
  • Paint touch-ups

Rainbow International Deep Cleaning Services

Once you’re ready to deep clean your home, office or any environment that you spend time in, you can begin looking for extra help to make sure no detail is missed.

Using Rainbow International’s professional deep cleaning services will make the job much easier, using our detailed routine and checklist to ensure that you’re left with a sparkling clean result.

Our experts know how to clean a variety of materials, appliances and surfaces without damaging them, all whilst scrubbing away the dirt and germs that you’d normally miss during regular cleaning.

Don’t worry about moving the appliances or providing materials either, our team have a professional kit and the muscles needed to be able to shift anything in the way carefully, and eradicate any dirt and grime.

Get In Touch Today

Our team of experts can give you the best deep cleaning results thanks to their professional approach and toolkits, so get in touch to enlist their help and have your home returned to you in its best condition.

Published: 23 Apr 2022