What Is Domestic Cleaning?

What Is Domestic Cleaning?

Cleaning. We all know what it entails when we attend to the chore in our own homes. But if you are considering hiring the services of a professional cleaning company, do you really know what you are getting? Not all professional cleaning services are equal. Some offer more than others. At Be Clean, for example, our domestic cleaning in Abingdon is carried out by fully insured, trained and vetted cleaners who you can always rely on. However, with that being said, do you know what type of cleaning you need and the various differences between the different services? If domestic cleaning, commercial cleaning and end of tenancy cleaning are new to you, this post is for you. 

What is the difference between domestic and commercial cleaning?

The very first and important difference you should be aware of is that between domestic and commercial cleaning. Domestic cleaning generally takes place in rental properties or individual homes and includes regular cleaning tasks. Commercial cleaning, on the other hand, is provided to businesses and commercial entities. While they both involve cleaning per se, they are performed for different clients, for different purposes, at a different cost and are carried out at different durations. 

For example, at Be Clean, your commercial cleaning needs will be taken care of by our cleaners, who will generally cover cleaning of 

  • Floors, walls and furniture
  • Vacuuming carpets, mopping and sweeping hard surfaces
  • Sponging and refreshing dirty walls
  • Dusting electronic devices
  • Emptying bins and taking out rubbish
  • Handling recycling duties
  • Wiping down bathroom facilities
  • Polishing furniture

However, that’s not a full list and each client’s needs for their office space are taken into consideration with new tasks added to the checklist, as necessary and as required. And even further to this, commercial cleaning can be subdivided into industrial and post-building cleaning services. Whereas the former deals with industrial areas, which require the use of stronger cleaning products and other solutions, the latter can be used by both domestic and commercial clients after construction or renovation work has been performed at their properties.  

End of tenancy and domestic cleaning service

Having covered the difference between domestic and commercial cleaning, another question that often arises is what is the difference between end of tenancy and domestic cleaning services? End of tenancy cleaning can be requested by landlords, rental and property agencies as well as owners and tenants who are moving out of a rental property. It’s understandable that no tenant wants to lose their deposit owing to a messing rental property, and hence end of tenancy cleaning is performed to help them retain it. This type of cleaning service is extensive and follows a specific checklist for various parts of the home. 

These include a thorough clean of every room that includes windows, doors, floors, light fittings, skirting boards, all surfaces, mopping and vacuuming, oven cleaning, tile cleaning, cleaning inside all cupboards and drawers, ensuring that taps are polished and that limescale is removed, as well as the cleaning of appliances such as dishwashers, fridges, microwaves and washing machines among many others. 

What is included in domestic cleaning?

And now we get to domestic cleaning. This service is highly specific and it relates to cleaning domestic and private properties (whether a rental or owned) on a regular or one-off basis. 

  • Regular cleaning

In terms of regular cleaning, you’ll find that you’ll get the same cleaning expert taking care of your cleaning needs every time the service is performed. Through this service, which as the name suggests takes place on a regular basis, you’ll be able to specify what tasks should be carried out. Some of the options include dusting, polishing, tidying, vacuuming and more. 

  • One-off/spring cleaning

One-off or spring cleaning usually takes place at least once a year and includes a thorough and deep clean of your property. Unlike end of tenancy cleaning, which is also quite intensive, one-off/spring cleaning doesn’t mean that the property’s occupant is moving out. It simply means that they’d like their home in spic and span condition ready for a new season or even after a big event such as a party or a general deep clean of the property. 

When you need professional domestic cleaning services…

Anytime that you require domestic cleaning in Oxford, don’t hesitate to reach out to us and our team! We offer a fully insured service that’s carried out by trained and vetted professionals. This means you can enjoy not only peace of mind but also a freshly cleaned home every time. Our regular domestic cleaning service can be tailored to your specific needs or it can be carried out according to a predetermined checklist. Whichever option you choose, know that we’re there for you and ready to take care of a most undesirable chore, enabling you to enjoy more quality time with loved ones and to focus on the things you enjoy most.