My Transformative Deep Cleaning Experience with Helpling

My Transformative Deep Cleaning Experience with Helpling

At over 40, you’d think I’d have long since gotten over that feeling of childish nervousness when my parents came to visit. But no, there it is again, that quiet restlessness in my stomach, especially when I think of my mother pacing through my apartment with a scrutinizing gaze. You’d think I was 16 again, expecting her to spot an unfinished household chore or a flake of dust. Well, last time she actually wiped her finger over a shelf and then showed it to me with a mischievous smile. I want to avoid that this time!

So, what does a hopeful, slightly neurotic son do in this situation? Right, he pulls out all the stops to make sure his apartment is so clean that even a five-star hotel pales in comparison. But who has the time and know-how for a complete deep clean? So I booked a deep clean with Helpling in the hope that my mom wouldn’t have anything to complain about this time. Who knows, maybe I can even impress her this time?

What is deep cleaning?

When I decided to hire Helpling for a deep clean, there was initially this brief excitement, followed by a slight uncertainty. What exactly is meant by “deep cleaning”? Would the professionals also discover those hidden corners that I had carefully avoided since my last spring clean?


  • Remove cobwebs in all rooms
  • Dust all surfaces
  • Dust the contents of shelves and put them away again
  • Clean mirrors and glass surfaces
  • Vacuum and mop floors
  • Clean skirting boards and all accessible radiators
  • Vacuum upholstered furniture
  • Clean frames, switches and sockets
  • Clean the inside of empty cupboards and drawers


  • Cleaning the inside of the refrigerator
  • Cleaning the inside of the dishwasher
  • Running the cleaning program for the dishwasher
  • Clean all surfaces
  • Remove limescale from the sink
  • Descale the kettle and coffee machine
  • Thoroughly clean the hob and oven
  • Clean the extractor hood and filter
  • Remove grease deposits
  • Deep clean tiles and joints


  • Thoroughly clean the sanitary facilities
  • Remove dirt from drains (e.g. in the shower)
  • Clean the ventilation (if accessible)
  • Run the cleaning programs for the washing machine and dryer (incl. cleaning the detergent compartment)
  • Clean and disinfect the toilet
  • Remove limescale and soap residue
  • Clean interior and exterior surfaces
  • Deep-clean tiles and joints

The service providers provide cleaning materials and equipment. 

What really impressed me about this experience was not only how spotlessly clean everything was, but also how carefully and individually my home was treated. It felt like my home had been given a complete makeover. And the best thing about it? I could sit back and relax. The partner company through Helpling took care of everything!

My experience on the day of the deep cleaning

It was a sunny morning when I looked out of the window full of anticipation, knowing that the big deep clean of my apartment was due today. Shortly after I had poured my first coffee, the doorbell rang. Two professional cleaners were standing in front of it, both smiling in a friendly manner and ready to transform my 55-square-meter apartment into a sparkling clean state.

Right from the start, they were very attentive to my wishes and concerns. “Are there any specific areas or items that need special attention?” one of them asked, while the other was already carefully taking a look down the hallway. I really appreciated this proactive and customer-oriented approach.

They went about their work with an impressive systematic approach. As I watched them unobtrusively, I was particularly impressed by the way they tackled corners and niches of my apartment that I had barely noticed before. It seemed as if they were scanning and cleaning every inch of my apartment.

After 2.5 hours, which flew by, they presented me with a detailed checklist. Upon inspection, I could see exactly what tasks had been completed. There was no area that had been overlooked. Everything was spotless, clean and fresh. Even under my bed and on the shower stall.

When the two cleaning professionals left my apartment, I felt like I was in a completely new apartment. The deep clean via Helpling was worth every penny and I am more than happy with the result. Now I just have to maintain the standard until my parents come to visit me.

The easy way to deep clean via Helpling

We live in a hectic time where it can sometimes be hard to keep your home clean. But with Helpling this is a breeze and I can only advise everyone to try this service for themselves. It’s as simple as that:

  1. Start with your zip code: To begin, simply enter your zip code on the Helpling website. This enables the system to identify suitable cleaning companies in your area. 

  1. Set your preferred date: Now you can flexibly choose your perfect cleaning date. Whether at the weekend or on a specific morning during the week, the choice is entirely up to you.

  1. Request a cleaning service: The request is sent with just one click. Soon the appointment will be confirmed and you will find out which partner company will carry out the job.

A special highlight of the service is the direct connection to the partner companies. Once you have set your preferred date, you will be connected to the selected cleaning company. And if you have any questions in advance or want to clarify certain details, you can simply get in touch via the app. This gives you an additional feeling of security and individual support.

All in all, Helpling not only offers an uncomplicated booking process but also a transparent and personalized experience.

Conclusion: Even my mother was impressed

As soon as I entered my zip code and selected a preferred date, I realized how user-friendly and intuitive the entire process is. Within a very short time, I was put in touch with a qualified cleaning company. And the ability to get in direct contact via the app before the actual cleaning was a real bonus! 

On the day of the deep clean, two professional cleaners came to my apartment. Equipped with everything they needed, they set to work with great care. Their systematic approach and thorough work were impressive. They took care of corners and areas that I had almost forgotten about.

When the big day came and my mother came to see my apartment, I could tell by the look on her face and her words that she was just as impressed as I was. With a surprised smile, she said: “It looks like a hotel!”. Thanks to Helpling, I probably got the highest praise of all. 

My overall verdict… a stress-free, simple booking and a spotlessly clean apartment at the end – what more could you want?