It usually takes us longer to clean the house the first time because there are areas of the home that we will be cleaning that haven’t been cleaned in quite a while. It is our experience, and that of other cleaning companies (since they all pretty much say the same thing) that the first clean needs to be a Deep Clean. Some companies even say it takes several deep cleans or “detailed cleans” before being able to provide recurring service at discounted prices. This is because the more extensive the first cleans are the easier it is to maintain going forward and this equates into taking less time to clean on subsequent visits – when recurring service is weekly, bi-weekly, or tri-weekly.