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What to Expect from a Cleaning Service

With work, family, and personal life commitments, it can become difficult to find the time to clean your home. Little clean-ups may get done here and there, but life can keep you from doing any kind of deep cleaning. That’s where a professional cleaning service comes in! Cleaners will tackle even the toughest spots, leaving your home feeling brand new. It’s also helpful that you can customize your cleaning schedule to fit your needs, as these professional services usually offer one-time, bi-weekly, and weekly cleanings.

If this is your first time hiring professional cleaners, you may be wondering what to expect. What does a professional cleaning include? Will you need to provide any products? What gets cleaned in each section of the home? It’s normal to have questions! Here are some things to expect from your professional cleaning service.

Living Area

In your main living space cleaners will tackle vacuuming, dusting, and wiping surfaces. These areas do not usually require deep disinfecting or labor-intensive work. If you do want something done specifically that would not usually be considered, let your cleaners know ahead of time.

  • Vacuum carpet / rugs

  • Mop floors

  • Dust surfaces

  • Wipe windows, tables, glass frames, vases, etc.

  • Vacuum between couch cushions

  • Dust fan, blinds, and other hard-to-reach areas


The kitchen can easily get dirty, even if you don’t cook every day. Crumbs, dishes, and trash can pile up, and appliances attract fingerprints and messes. You can expect this room to get a deeper wipe-down, ensuring every corner and crevice is spotless.

  • Wipe down counters

  • Scrub and disinfect the sink

  • Clean the inside and outside of the microwave

  • Wash and wipe down stove and inside of oven

  • Scrub messes off backsplash, floorboards, cabinets, etc.

  • Wipe down appliances

  • Clean refrigerator doors and any messes inside


Similar to the living area, bedrooms don’t usually require strong disinfectants, but the professional cleaners will spend time removing any dust and refreshing your space. Some cleaning services offer laundry services for bedding and linens but it is important to ask ahead of time.

  • Vacuum all carpet / rugs, including under bed and behind furniture

  • Mop hardwood floors

  • Dust and wipe hard surfaces

  • Wipe windows, glass fixtures, etc

  • Make the bed


Bathrooms require a lot of attention in order to get everything disinfected and spotless. The cleaners will use strong cleaning products and tools to scrub any germs and grime. A deep bathroom clean takes time, so it can often get pushed back when we have busy schedules. This is where a professional cleaning service can really come in handy.

  • Wipe down counters

  • Scrub inside of shower and tub

  • Clean and disinfect inside and outside of toilet

  • Spray and wipe mirrors, shower doors, picture frames

  • Scrub grout between tiles and floorboards

  • Wipe down faucet, shower head, sink

  • Dust light fixtures

In general, you can expect floors to be vacuumed and mopped, surfaces and items to be dusted and wiped down, and any glass or mirrors to be sprayed and wiped in every room. Heavy-use areas and any germ hot-spots will be disinfected. If you have specific needs that the cleaners may not anticipate, make sure you discuss them ahead of time so they can come with proper equipment.

The main thing you should expect from hiring a professional cleaning service is a new sense of freedom! You will take back your free time and stop stressing about messes. Hiring a cleaning company is meant to relieve you, not cause you stress, so don’t worry too much about your new service. Professional cleaners are there to help you and are happy to answer any questions you may have.

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