Cleaner The Big Clean Co: Here are six reasons why a deep clean is different from a general clean

Here’s what a “deep clean” really looks like according to a pro – and the popular products worth ditching your closet right now

  • A professional cleaner shared the differences between a general cleaning and a deep cleaning
  • She said deep cleanings should be done about every three months
  • Differences include items that require longer “dwell” time and more scrubbing
  • She said a deep cleaning will usually cost you more if done professionally.
  • Kacie explained that popular cleaning products aren’t necessary; you need dish soap

A professional cleaner has lifted the lid on the differences between a deep clean and a general clean, and revealed the popular products you don’t really need.

Kacie, who runs The Big Clean Co in Melbourne, said a deep cleaning should be done every three months to keep your home clean and free of dirt and grime.

Deep cleaning is doing the cleaning tasks that you wouldn’t normally think of doing.

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A professional cleaner has lifted the lid on the differences between a deep clean and a general clean, and revealed the products you don't really need (Kacie of The Big Clean Co pictured)

A professional cleaner has lifted the lid on the differences between a deep clean and a general clean, and revealed the products you don’t really need (Kacie of The Big Clean Co pictured)

Kacie, who runs The Big Clean Co in Melbourne, said deep cleaning should be done every three months to keep your home clean and free of dirt and grime (deep cleaning pictured)

Kacie, who runs The Big Clean Co in Melbourne, said deep cleaning should be done every three months to keep your home clean and free of dirt and grime (deep cleaning pictured)

Kacie, who runs The Big Clean Co in Melbourne, said deep cleaning should be done every three months to keep your home clean and free of dirt and grime (deep cleaning pictured)

“Here are the six differences between a deep cleaning and a general or maintenance cleaning, and why it costs more if you do it professionally,” Kacie said in a tiktok videos.

“When we do a deep clean, we use a lot more products and we wear out our tools faster.”

Also, when deep cleaning takes place, surfaces need more “dwell time”, i.e. the time during which the cleaning products are put on and marinated.

Kacie said they also needed more “agitation”, meaning “scrubbing and rubbing”, to get rid of stubborn marks and stains.

Kacie added that when doing a deep clean, a cleaner will also usually have access to an area that isn't usually cleaned, such as under your fridge or freezer (pictured).

Kacie added that when doing a deep clean, a cleaner will also usually have access to an area that isn’t usually cleaned, such as under your fridge or freezer (pictured).

“Mop water needs to be changed several times while mopping the floor,” she said.

Kacie added that when doing a deep clean, a cleaner will also typically have access to an area that isn’t typically cleaned, such as under your fridge or freezer.

Normal deep cleaning tasks include cleaning soap scum and scale from the shower head, cleaning under and behind items like the refrigerator, and dusting doors.

Other things you might expect from a professional deep cleaning are steam cleaning carpets or rugs, deep cleaning blinds or curtains, and cleaning windows and window frames.

Kacie also recently explained why you shouldn't waste your money on expensive spays, cleansers and cleansing creams (pictured);  instead, she swears by dish soap for a number of things

Kacie also recently explained why you shouldn't waste your money on expensive spays, cleansers and cleansing creams (pictured);  instead, she swears by dish soap for a number of things

Kacie also recently explained why you shouldn’t waste your money on expensive spays, cleansers and cleansing creams (pictured); instead, she swears by dish soap for a number of things

Kacie also recently explained why you shouldn’t waste your money on expensive spays, cleansers, and cleansing creams.

Instead, she said a simple, good dishwashing detergent can be used in so many ways around your home.

“You know you don’t need all that, do you?” Kacie posted alongside a video.

“And the thing is, they’re all owned by the same few giant corporations that literally clean up with all that unnecessary plastic and suspicious chemicals.”

She added: “Before I really figured out how to clean, I too had a house full of it.”

Instead, she said, dish soap is a “much better cleaner” because it’s designed to tackle hard water stains, grime, and all kinds of scum and buildup.

Kacie’s cleaning secrets revealed

* Use a scratch-resistant sponge with Gumption or Bar Keepers Friend to easily clean soap scum from a shower screen.

*Always use a squeegee to remove water, then “buff” or dry the glass with a microfiber cloth for sparkling results.

* For sparkling windows, use Bunnings’ $37 Sabco Window Cleaning Kit which comes with a 12.5-liter bucket with a lid and handle. Combine it with a microfiber window cleaner, a stainless steel squeegee and a microfiber cloth for a perfect finish.

* Dishwashing liquid and water work great for cleaning windows.

* Kmart’s #1 product for cleaning is the set of two microfiber cleaning cloths – they’re hidden in the car section.

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