initial house cleaning service

Get ready for clean!

Thanks for considering Green Frog. Here’s a few things to keep in mind about your first time house cleaning with us.

Your initial house cleaning differs from regularly scheduled maid service in several important ways.

It would be virtually impossible for your team to “skip” our standard first-time cleaning routine and try to carry on maintaining your home in a satisfactorily-clean fashion. There’s a big difference between “old dirt” and “new dirt”. If we don’t get rid of the old dirt, no matter how hard we try, simply removing the new dirt isn’t going to make things look sparkling fresh and clean.

We offer two levels of first time cleaning to get your home ready for regular maid service:

First Time DELUXE Cleaning

  • Our most popular first time house cleaning. This is a deep “Spring Cleaning”. It encompasses all of our General Cleaning tasks plus Rotational Tasks. We generally send a team of two or three cleaners on the DELUXE clean. Great for move out cleaning and move in cleaning. This is house cleaning San Diego at it’s best.

First Time General Cleaning

  • This covers all the tasks on our regular maintenance schedule. On our first visit we will spend more time focusing on “catch up” cleaning. This brings your home to a “maintenance level” and prepares it for regularly scheduled house cleaning San Diego. This is generally done by a team of two cleaners



Before we can even begin to perform routine weekly or bi-weekly maintenance cleaning on a home, there are usually a variety of “first-time” tasks which require extra attention on our first visit. Our first cleaning visit is more like a spring cleaning (especially the DELUXE), or what we call a heavy, deep-cleaning. In fact, it’s not uncommon for our teams to spend from four to eight times longer on a first-time cleaning than it takes us on regular, repeat maintenance visits. While the situation in every home is unique and different, following are some examples of what we mean.


It is not unusual for us to spend as much time cleaning one bathroom on our first visit as it takes to clean the entire home on subsequent visits. For example, if we don’t spend the time and effort usually needed to get shower doors, shower-door tracks, shower and bathtub walls, bathtub surfaces, plumbing fixtures and porcelain artifices deep-cleaned, these objects will never look clean no matter how often we come. If built-up mineral rings or hard-water stains are present we’ll need to get these surfaces back to “ground zero”.


Kitchen cabinets, counter tops and appliances often require extra attention on our first visit. Grease, fingerprints and other dirt seems to make its way through everyone’s home and gravitates toward the kitchen (and seems to think that the top of the fridge is an especially good place to hide!). It doesn’ take long for kitchen dust to become impregnated with grease ~ certainly a lot more difficult to clean then a week’s accumulation of ordinary surface dust. Some clients ask us to clean the oven or inside the refrigerator on our first visit, too (this is an extra task, just ask your cleaner or our office).


The amount of time and effort required to bring all rooms back to ground zero depends on many factors. Most of our clients hire us because they simply don’t have time to clean the in-depth cleaning that we are really good at. Perhaps no one has vacuumed behind or beneath the sofa for months (and moving furniture to clean isn’t as easy for one person as it is for a team of cleaners). Bookshelves, baseboards, window sills, windows, chandeliers or other furnishings and fixtures are often neglected for long periods of time and may require extra initial .TLC..

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