Move-in Clean vs Deep Clean vs Standard Clean

Are you ready to hire a professional? Are you unsure of a deep cleaning, move-in, or standard cleaning service? If so, you aren’t alone. The fact is, professional house cleaners bring quite a few benefits to the table.

However, as you hire these services, there are a few things you need to know. One of these things is what the difference is between a deep clean and a regular clean. Keep reading to learn all you need to know about these types of cleaning services.

Standard Cleaning Explained

Hiring a professional house cleaner for a “standard cleaning” will include the things you would do on a weekly basis. A standard clean is designed to help maintain a certain level of cleanliness around your house. When you invest in a standard clean (which will be what you typically receive) the home cleaner will do some of the following things:

Vacuuming and mopping your floors
Spot cleaning doors, cabinets, and dusting throughout the home
Cleaning the bathrooms – toilet, bath, mirror, sink, etc.
Cleaning the kitchen – wiping surfaces, outside of appliances, inside/outside of your microwave.

These cleaning tasks typically don’t take that long to complete; however, they are essential to help keep your home free from dust, dirt, and other debris.

Deep Cleaning Explained


Now that you know what a standard cleaning entails, it’s time to discuss a deep clean. Deep cleaning is something you are likely going to need to invest in when you first hire a cleaning service. Deep cleaning is more expensive than a standard cleaning, but typically it only needs to be done every six months.
A deep cleaning service will remove the deep dirt and grime in your home. It will cover the areas that aren’t typically covered in a regular cleaning service.
Some of the services provided when you hire a home cleaning service for a deep clean include:

Remove scale and soap scum from showerheads, taps, kitchen tiles, bathroom tiles, etc.
Complete wipe down including the baseboards and doors in all rooms
Washing the home’s interior windows
Cleaning patio doors and window frames
Cleaning the interior of the oven
, dishwasher, or fridge

As you can see, a deep cleaning is much more thorough and it is quite similar to a Move-in clean. This is the main reason that you pay more when you hire professionals. It also takes longer to complete.

What Type of Cleaning Do You Need? Move-in or Deep Clean


Move-in vs Deep Clean. In most cases, when you are starting out, scheduling a deep clean is a smart move. If you are a new homeowner, booking a Move-in cleaning is a perfect choice. It’s a good idea to speak with the professionals to determine which option is right for your needs. Doing so will help ensure you get the high level of cleanliness that you want and need for the space. For a guide, Click here to view a full list of our cleaning services offered during each type of cleaning.

Move-in vs Deep Cleaning


Moving in? Just like our Deep Cleaning service, this premium cleaning service will include the baseboards, doors, high dusting, and exterior of all your cabinets. Moving out? We’ll include inside of all your cabinets and drawers at no additional cost.

Cleaning, Organizing, and Decluttering? We Do that Too


Clutter is anything you’re keeping that doesn’t add value to your life. Decluttering is all about making room in your home for the things that truly matter. Everyone has a bit of junk lying around the house. The majority of us have more than a little that needs cleaning, organizing, and decluttering. Household clutter seems relatively harmless. But many people feel anxious like life is out of control when surrounded by more things than they can manage. For most, clutter is an energy zapper or a big waste of time spent looking for things they can’t find. In our survey, 48.5% of respondents agreed that having unwanted clutter in the house, made them feel stressed.

Organizing and decluttering relieve stress for many people by providing a sense of control and accomplishment. 61.7% of survey respondents said decluttering reduced their overall stress level. For others, getting rid of the junk frees up extra space in the home that wasn’t there before. Some may just need to purge their house of clutter before a move. Whatever your reason is for decluttering your home, and in turn, your life, The Clean Agenda will help you through the process.

Why Choose Us?


Veteran-Owned and Veteran-Operated, we offer a choice of cleaning services for homes and offices. Our professional approach to customers’ specific requirements is the key to our success. Quality checks ensure the closest attention to detail, which guarantees a high level of customer satisfaction. With team members in Hagerstown, Silver Springs, Alexandria, Woodbridge, Waldorf, and Temple Hills serving Charles, Calvert, and Prince George counties. We have team members nearby in the DMV Metropolitan area ready to serve you. As a result, The Clean Agenda is the #1 choice in tenant turnovers in the DMV. If Realtors choose us, so should you.

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