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Deep Cleaning vs Regular Cleaning. What is the difference?

Deep Cleaning vs Regular Cleaning. What is the difference?

Discover the differences between deep cleaning and regular cleaning for your home and business.

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What is a regular cleaning?

A regular house cleaning service is one where professional cleaners come to your home or business at regular intervals and do common cleaning tasks such as cleaning your bathroom/s, washing and vacuuming your floors, and dusting.

You can book regular cleanings for your home, known as domestic cleaning, as well as regular cleaning for your business known as commercial cleaning on a weekly, biweekly, or even monthly basis depending on your needs. However, because the purpose of this type of house cleaning is to keep your home clean, you will need to schedule regular appointments to ensure the professionals stay on top of the cleaning tasks in your home.

Regular Cleaning Services from High Class Cleaning - Brighton and Hove.

Benefits of a regular cleaning

The benefits of engaging a professional cleaner to come to your home every so often are many. For many people with busy lives that involve work and family responsibilities, having a professional cleaner means they can keep their home clean while also expending less energy and time. They also do not need to worry about when these cleaning tasks will get done.

Additionally, having a clean home means a healthier and more pleasant environment, which can vastly improve the quality of life for everyone in the household.

What is included in a regular clean?

For the most part, the tasks that are given attention by the professional cleaner you employ will depend on your specific needs and requirements. However, tasks that you can choose from for regular cleaning include:


  • Bathroom including bath/shower is cleaned
  • Bathroom including bath/shower is disinfected
  • Mould removal


  • Kitchen is cleaned including sides, floors, hob and appliances
  • Mould removal

Windows, mirrors, and doors

  • Mirrors and windows wiped down
  • Doors cleaned
  • Window frames cleaned


  • Sweeping, washing, mopping of hard floors
  • Vacuuming of carpets and rugs

Surfaces & Appliances

  • Surfaces dusted / polished
  • Fixtures and appliances wiped for dust


  • Take out rubbish
  • Make beds
  • Cobweb removal

How long does it normally take to complete a regular clean on a house or business?

Regular house cleanings are shorter than deep cleans but happen more frequently. The duration of a regular house clean tends to be around 2 hours for a smaller property with a single bedroom and bathroom. If your home is larger than this, the time needed will increase so you can add an additional 30 mins for each bedroom.

For businesses, and office cleaning things can be a little different because there tends to be a larger area to clean. To establish how long your business will require for a regular clean its best to ask your local professionals like our highly rates cleaning company in Brighton and Hove for a quote.

What is a deep clean?

Deep cleaning involves an extensive cleaning of your property. It can include the tasks mentioned above but can also include jobs that need to be completed less frequently like scrubbing floors and blinds, as well as tasks that cannot be completed during a regular cleaning because of logistics such as cleaning underneath your refrigerator, bed and furniture.

A picture illustrating deep cleaning.

Many professional companies will suggest a deep clean first before they take you on as a regular cleaning client.

What are the Benefits of a Deep Clean?

There are many benefits in making sure your home or business is deep cleaner once in a while. The first is that deep cleaning ensures your property is as hygienic and healthy a place as possible for people to spend time in. This means a healthier and more pleasant space for your family to spend time in, and a healthier space, is more conducive to productivity for your employees.

What is typically included in a deep clean?

Deep cleaning is all about paying attention to harder-to-reach, and overlooked spots in your property or business and can include:

Walls and difficult-to-reach areas

  • Walls washed down
  • Walls disinfected
  • Cleaning of hard-to-reach ledges, windows, light fixtures, and above cabinets

Windows, HVAC and Fans

  • Removal and cleaning of HVAC vent covers a
  • Cleaning window frames inside and out
  • Cleaning window glass inside and out
  • Cleaning of ceiling fans

Carpets, upholstery and floors

  • Shampoo carpets
  • Shampoo rugs
  • Shampoo upholstery
  • Scrubbing of hard floors

Windows and doors

  • Cleaning of blinds
  • Doors wiped down and disinfected
  • Doorsframes wiped down and disinfected

Bins and Waste

  • Sanitisation of rubbish bins
  • Sanitisation of recycling bins
  • Sanitisation of wastebaskets

Furniture and equipment

  • Cleaning under furniture
  • Cleaning under equipment
  • Cleaning of TVs, monitors, and CCTV cameras
  • Cleaning of the outside of cabinets
  • Cleaning of the inside cabinets
  • Cleaning behind radiators

Bathrooms and kitchens

  • Bathrooms cleaned including all the heavily soiled areas such as the grouting, around the toilet
  • All kitchen appliances pulled out and thoroughly cleaned.
  • Descaling of taps in bathroom
  • Descaling of taps in kitchen

How long does it normally take to deep clean a house or business?

One of the biggest differences between a regular clean and a deep clean is the time it takes. Deep cleanings always take longer because of the extensive nature of the work involved. For example, a typical home with 2-3 bedrooms will take around 8 hours on average to deep clean.

For a business, size again will dictate how long a deep clean will take, and it’s usually best to ask your professional cleaning company to come out and inspect your premises and provide you with a quote.

Also, the extent of the cleaning that needs to be completed will impact the length of time a deep clean requires, as places with more ground in dirt will take longer to be brought up to standard.

What are the key differences between a deep clean and a regular clean?

The key difference between a regular clean and a deep clean of either your home or your business is that regular cleans are shorter and more frequent, while deep cleans take longer but are less frequent.

The extensiveness of the cleaning involved, as well as the type of cleaning tasks completed can also differ between a deep clean and a regular clean. For example, in a regular clean, you may expect carpeted floors to be vacuumed, and hard floors to be mopped. However, in a deep clean carpeted floors may be shampooed, and hard floors scrubbed.

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