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Hong Kong is currently experiencing its third wave of COVID-19 infections, with cases rising in triple digits daily. Now more than ever, the immediate benefits of deep-cleaning are at the forefront of our minds. Though the term has been thrown around in the news—usually relating to nightclubs, gyms, restaurants, or cruise ships that underwent thorough disinfection and deep-cleaning—what is the difference between deep-cleaning and just regular cleaning?
First and foremost, deep-cleaning is not a scientific term nor concept; instead, it can have various meanings for different people and businesses. Despite the broad terminology, deep-cleaning covers areas which are not cleaned as frequently, such as the inside and outside of all windows, window frames and patio doors, or under the sink. In essence, it reaches and banishes the deep grime and dirt in your home, in all sorts of places you wouldn’t normally think to clean.
Deep-cleaning services tend to be more intense and advanced. Don’t be alarmed to see cleaners in full gear of PPE (personal protective equipment) masks and hazmat suits. Unlike general cleaning, deep-cleaning also takes longer to complete, often taking a couple of days due to the different chemical used.
Need a scrub for your office or home? Here are five companies in Hong Kong that provide deep-cleaning services.
ISS has been offering various cleaning services to the Hong Kong public for over 70 years, setting the standards higher and higher with each passing year. In fact, this experienced company was the one that provided assistance at the Prince of Wales Hospital during the SARS outbreak in 2003, cleaning up after the severe infection cluster in Ward 8A. Not only does ISS provide deep-cleaning and sterilisation services, but they also offer general cleaning for both personal and commercial spaces. Their qualified, skilled, and friendly staff help to ensure the best results for your deep-clean session, making ISS one of Hong Kong’s most convenient options to keep the dirty pests away.
Johnson Group offers a plethora of cleaning services with non-toxic, environmentally-conscious, and pet-friendly disinfectants, ideal for allergy-sensitive customers with the health of our ecosystem in mind. Their deep-cleaning services for living spaces include mattresses, couches, carpets, and rugs, just to name a few. Besides the basics, these unsung heroes also go above and beyond in providing services such as mould removal and prevention, as well as sanitising and disinfecting air conditioners, dehumidifiers, washing machines, and driers. Johnson Group even has a service and conservation programme to help you relocate unwanted beehives to bee farms!
Providing homes with efficient and thorough solutions, Easy Home has been cleaning up a storm since 2003. Known for their friendly and approachable service and eco-friendly disinfectants imported from Germany, this homegrown business satisfies customers with their consistent quality and effectiveness. Not only do they practice the utmost care for your well-being and health with their use of environmentally-friendly solvents, but Easy Home also utilises a high-heat stream which eliminates and kills dust mites, bacteria, and other harmful substances thoroughly from carpets, mattresses, pillows, upholstery, and sofas.
TNT Cleaning Centre specialises in deep-cleaning carpets, sofas, mattresses, and curtains mainly for homes and personal spaces, but their professional expertise also covers public venues such as clinics, private jets, and hotels. What you get with TNT that helps them stand out from other conventional cleaning companies is their use of a 180-degree superheated, eight-bar high-pressure professional steamer for removing stubborn dirt splotches and killing bacteria and dust mites to keep homes to the highest hygienic standard.
China Tech Global distributes Aegis Intelligent in Hong Kong, a revolutionary sterilisation coating service that offers hygienic protection. Once applied to surfaces, it guarantees long-lasting disinfection efficacy for up to 12 months. Their most popular and innovative product is the CleanTech, the world’s first three-in-one sanitising tunnel, with a disinfection installation and an advanced air purification technology. Using physical puncture plus photocatalytic cleansing, it essentially sterilises a person’s body, killing bacterias and viruses. If the set-up looks familiar to you, that’s because they are already installed in various sites all over Hong Kong, including the AsiaWorld-Expo.