Have you been thinking about hiring house cleaners to clean your home? There are a myriad of reasons to hire professional grade cleaning to clean your home and tackle the biggest messes – but you may be wondering, how long will it take?
Every house is different. This means that cleaning times will vary from house to house. Before you book your session, you need to calculate how many hours it’ll take for a cleaning company to leave your house spotless. The amount of time it takes to clean a space depends on the size, frequency it’s been cleaned, and some other important elements. That could include the size of the team the company plans to use. Here are a few of the top factors to consider when calculating how long you’ll book your cleaning session for.
- How many square feet is the property?
One of the most obvious determinants of how long it will take for a cleaning service to clean your home is of course, how big is your home? The more rooms you have, the longer it’ll take for maids to clean. Typically, if you live in a smaller 750-square foot house with only a couple of bedrooms and bathrooms, it won’t take longer than an hour or two for cleaning services to get through your house. In contrast, if your house is 2500-square feet or more, you can expect anywhere from 3-7 hours of cleaning, depending on the state of your home for the initial cleaning.
- How many bathrooms do you have?
Typically, a house cleaning will entail scrubbing the tub or toilet, sweeping, mopping, polishing faucets and cleaning countertops in a bathroom. Fixtures, corners, stains, and water spots that cover areas like bathrooms often take more work to disinfect and require professional grade equipment, like a high-heat steamer. This is why, if your home has more bathrooms, it will take more time for the workers to clean your house.
- Is it professionally cleaned on a regular basis?
This one is another obvious one. If your home is not cleaned on a regular basis, there is more time for dirt and grime to build up, meaning that it will take a longer time for cleaning companies to clean your house. On the other hand, if your house is regularly cleaned, a deep cleaning won’t take as much time.
- Is the space empty or lived in?
During COVID-19, you may be compelled to get a deep clean before moving into your new digs. If your space is empty, this means it will take cleaners a much shorter time to deep clean your home. However, a home with three kids, and two dogs might take much longer to clean than that of a young couple with no pets. Additionally, if your home is well-lived in, you need to factor in messiness and furnishings or decor cleaners will have to maneuver around when cleaning your home.
What Does a Deep Cleaning Include?
So, say you’ve looked at all these points and you’ve calculated about how long it might take for a deep cleaning of your home. But what does a deep cleaning actually look like?
A basic clean usually includes dusting, scrubbing, vacuuming, mopping, and disinfecting surfaces. A deep clean can be a great idea if you’re planning on moving, hosting a party, or simply looking for a more thorough clean of your house to keep your home spotless and hygienic. In the advent of COVID-19, “Spring Cleaning” has taken on a new urgency this year, and a deep-cleaning might appear more appealing than ever.
The coronavirus is known to be able to be spread through infected surfaces, including but not limited to door knobs, light switches, smartphone screens, remote controls, and countertops. In order to keep your family happy and healthy, it might be a good idea to invest in a deep-cleaning job.
Professional cleaning allows cleaners to reach spaces you might not be able to reach yourself. Cleaning services have professional equipment at their disposal that can help remove the grime and dirt from neglected nooks and crannies in your home.
The Deep-Clean Checklist
Cleaning services take hours to wipe clean all surfaces in your home, including countertops, appliances, chairs, tables, window sills, sink basins, faucets, chairs, and dressers. In a deep clean, special attention is given to showers, where mold and grime can build up over time. Organic deep cleaning avoids harsh chemicals but gets the job done with the most advanced equipment and techniques, like high-heat steam and vacuums with HEPA filtration to capture up to 99% of dust, allergens, bacteria, pet dander, pollen and other pollutants.
The deep-clean includes additional detail emphasis and focus on build-up. This can include:
- Cleaning under the hood of kitchen appliances
- Sanitizing high touch area like door knobs and light switches
- Scrubbing of shower doors and tile walls to remove mineral build-up
- Cleaning doors and frames for fingerprints
- Sanitizing wastebaskets
- Cleaning additional knickknacks in addition to usual dusting
- Steam cleaning mildew and mold
- Wiping and dusting behind refrigerators and ovens
- Vacuuming in closets, hard to reach places and around carpet edges
These are only a few of the potential cleaning features a deep-clean can offer. Of course, this will depend on your house and your wants and needs. Contact us today for an estimate today!