Kitchen Deep Cleaning Checklist

In addition to our basic cleaning tasks we have also added a deep cleaning check list. This check list will help you see the deep cleaned areas that were addressed each time we clean. Deep cleaning generally takes 2 to 4 times longer and it will be done on a rotating basis. For example, you have a ceiling fan that is covered with dust and stuck on dirt. A basic cleaning will not clean the fan with a regular dusting. The fan blades will need to be hand washed and then the light fixture taken apart and washed and dried. After this is done the ceiling fan will not need to be deep cleaned the next few visits. We can then concentrate on another area that needs to be deep cleaned. By doing this rotating deep cleaning we keep your house deep cleaned all year round.

( ) Clean cooking oil and grime build up on surfaces of stove

( ) Clean aluminum burner drip pans and under the stove top (on an electric stove)

( ) Replace aluminum foil on drip pan sleeves

( ) Hand wash dishes and dry and put away

( ) Clear items out of garbage disposal and freshen up

( ) Detail hand wash appliance faces

( ) Detail clean and disinfect cabinets fronts

( ) Detail hand wash baseboards, windowsills, doors and door frames

( ) Clean tops of cabinets, bookcases

( ) Detail wash fan blades and attached light fixtures

( ) Detail wash light fixtures

( ) Hand wash underside vent-a-hood and filter

( ) Clean the top of refrigerator and base grille

( ) Hand wash silk flowers and artificial plants

( ) Hand wash mini-blinds, vertical blinds or shutters

( ) Detail wash inside windows, frames and tracks

( ) Hand clean hanging pictures, photographs or artwork

( ) Hand wash ornaments or what-knots

( ) Spot clean walls (note: only with washable paint)

( ) Vacuum under area rugs (note: due to dye transfers, we do not mop underneath area rugs)

( ) Clean A/C vents of registers in the floor, wall or ceiling

( ) Clean clutter, excessive paperwork, clothing or items on counters, floors and tabletops

 

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( ) Clean inside of fridge or freezer

( ) Clean inside of oven

( ) Pull out major appliances and sweep and mop behind them

( ) Clean refrigerator drip pan located in the bottom under the fan and condenser

( ) Clean and disinfect the trash or garbage can

( ) Hand wash wall surfaces (note: only with washable paint)

( ) Detail wash outside windows screens, frames and tracks

( ) Clean inside of pantry or cabinets

 

Tips & Warnings

 

Kitchen Cabinets: Never put lemon oil on your finish before its six months old. Cleaning wood kitchen cabinets at this stage means to only wipe down with soap and water. It's a good idea to clean your cabinets with a good furniture polish in between times you actually wash with soap and water. Too much water can, over time, damage your finish, especially if it's not wiped up quickly. Murphy's Oil Soap is also a good cleaner for your kitchen cabinets. It is gentle enough to use on wood. It is made with oil and lye, which, when mixed, result in a chemical reaction to make the soap. No oil or lye is left in the finished product, so you don't have to worry about getting any oil on your cabinet finish (making any future refinishing easier).

 

How to Clean a Garbage Disposal: Cleaning your garbage disposal is a quick and easy way to help keep your kitchen smelling fresh and your sink drain working properly. Although well-maintained garbage disposals that are used correctly should generally clean themselves, the following tips will help keep your garbage disposal in tip-top shape. Deodorize the garbage disposal by pouring in 1/2 cup baking soda and 1/2 cup hot white distilled vinegar. Let sit for 5 minutes then run hot water down the disposal.

 

Cleaning coffee maker: Pour straight vinegar into it as if you are making the coffee, no filter is need. Turn coffee maker on as if you were making a pot of coffee. Repeat this with a new batch of vinegar until it runs clear of calcium deposits.

 

Microwave Deodorizing: To freshen up and deodorize your microwave, place a bowl of water in the oven and add three or four slices of lemon. Cook on high for thirty seconds. You can also try putting a little vanilla in a bowl, place it in your microwave and turn your oven on High for one minute. Repeat if this doesn't remove the smell after one try.

 

Use Baking Soda to Deodorize a Trash: Freshen your recyclables before they're picked up for collection day. Sprinkle baking soda on top of your recyclables on a regular basis.Keep your refrigerator smelling fresh with one of these deodorizer ideas: An open box of baking soda or an open bowl/container filled with baking soda. A small muslin or cloth bag or open container filled with fresh coffee grounds. Keep an open container of charcoal briquettes in the fridge Open dish with 1/2 cup baking soda and 2 TBS vanilla extract or 2 TBS lemon juice mixed in A dab or two of vanilla extract on a cotton ball Salt packed citrus shells: fill an empty orange, grapefruit or lemon shell with salt then put in the back of your fridge. The salt will help absorb nasty odors.

 

Kitchen floors experience the most traffic in a home. To prevent premature wear of the floor, place an area rug in front of the sink and stove area. Shake out or vacuum the rugs frequently. Finally, using a humidifier or dehumidifier in conjunction with a furnace or air conditioning system to maintain relative humidity in the home at 30-50% will maintain the moisture in the wood and minimize cracks between the boards.

 

Deep Cleaning Checklist

Relax and enjoy your weekends while Cleaning Solutions by Panther Enterprises cheerfully and thoroughly cleans your home from top to bottom. You'll love how easy and convenient it is to hand over all those dreary house cleaning chores to house cleaners who will love making your home or office sparkle