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What are the different types of House Cleaning services?

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Alex, Staff Writer

Friday, 25 June 2021

House Cleaning

After a long day’s work, we have all come home to be confronted by an untidy house, and cleaning is the last thing we want to do. The same can be said of that once sparklingly clean floor or carpet you just haven’t got round to cleaning; who has the time?! If you find yourself in these situations, instead of toiling away by yourself, why not hire house cleaning services?

House cleaning services don’t have to be break-the-bank expensive, and searching for a cleaner in your area through Bark can save you both time and money.

When you hire a cleaner, there is not just one straightforward service they provide; nowadays you can hire a cleaner for just about any cleaning purpose. Let’s take a look at the different types of house cleaning services and how they can get your home looking its best.

One-time cleaning services

Cleaning services for homes come in a number of different categories, and one of the significant differences between these categories is time. While some cleaning services will be recurring, many of us will prefer one-time services. The occasions you may need one-time cleaning services for include:

  • Moving in/out of a property

  • Whether you're hosting an event

  • If you have friends/family coming to stay

  • Annual spring cleaning

Move-in/move out cleaning and spring cleaning are the most commonly requested one-off cleaning services, so let's take a look at them in some more depth:

Move-in/move-out cleaning   

Move in cleaning

If you are going through the tricky task of moving home, cleaning your home will probably be at the very bottom of your list. Hiring a move-in/move-out cleaner is a great way to make your moving process a whole lot easier. Very similar to the deep or spring cleaning services without the problem of furniture, your cleaner will give the property a complete deep clean before you move your belongings in. This is also the case if you are moving out, enabling you to be guilt-free when the new homeowners arrive.   

Sometimes a move-in and move-out cleaner is required if you’re renting a property from a landlord or landlady. Before you move out of the rented property, you will hire a cleaner to clean the apartment ready for the next tenant. This is often a clause set in your letting agreement and will ensure your full deposit is returned.

Spring cleaning services  


Spring cleaning services, or deep cleaning services as they are also known, are tasks that are far more in-depth and require greater skill and effort to complete. Looking at a spring cleaning checklist, spring cleaning services include regular cleaning services and far more in-depth tasks. These tasks include deep cleaning your oven, fridge, freezer or microwave every few months, making them look as good as when you bought them.

Deep cleaning behind appliances such as your washing machine, fridge and oven, can also be included in a spring clean. These appliances gather deep grime and dirt over a more extended period of time and should be cleaned a few times a year thoroughly. When your hired cleaner goes over the bathroom, a deep clean will include removing limescale from tiles, taps and showerheads. 

Recurring cleaning services

Apart from one-off cleaning services, you can use Bark to find an array of recurring cleaning services by creating a contract between you and the cleaner. This means, whether it be every week, every few weeks or a monthly period of time, your cleaner will come to your home and carry out cleaning tasks. The benefit of this is you know exactly when your cleaner is coming, and you may even be able to get a price break from booking them at recording intervals.

Recurring cleaning services are often no different from one-time cleaning services but happen over a longer period of time. Regular cleaning tasks will happen on a weekly basis, whereas spring cleaning and deep cleaning will often be carried out on a bi-weekly or monthly basis.

Regular cleaning services


Regular cleaning services are those that can take a day or even a few hours to complete. Your hired cleaner will come to your home and carry out tasks such as sweeping, mopping, dusting and vacuum cleaning. They can also clean dishes or wipe down surfaces - these are all normal cleaning services that don’t require too much extra equipment or cleaning products. This type of cleaning keeps homes looking their best on a daily basis and can also be part of recurring cleaning services.

To sum up   


As we have seen, hiring a cleaner isn’t limited to a straightforward work-frame, time frame, or task. By hiring a cleaner from Bark, you can tailor a professional cleaner to your own personal needs. Whether you simply need a cleaner for a day to sweep and mop an untidy home or you require the whole house to be deep cleaned every month of the year, the choice is yours. Whether you're looking for cleaning services in Toronto, Calgary, or Montreal, find the perfect professional for the job on Bark. Wondering how much it costs to clean a house? Read our handy price guide for a detailed price overview of house cleaning costs across Canada.

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