Our Services

Residential Cleaning Services | Carpe Diem Cleaning

What we love to do…
We are a residential cleaning service and primarily serve homes and a few small offices. The main services that we provide are: removing buildup on the surfaces in kitchens and bathrooms, dusting, bed making, vacuuming, mopping, and taking out trash and recycling. To summarize, we make your home look and feel great!

What we won’t do…
Our focus is on cleaning the surfaces of a home, so we don’t provide services which may be more typical of a maid service (or Downton Abbey), such as: washing and ironing laundry, dish washing, silver polishing, food prep, or childcare. We are also not a janitorial or commercial cleaning company and do not do floor waxing or buffing or use any other heavy duty equipment or chemicals.

Products We Use
When it comes to our cleaning products, we try to keep things simple. The majority of our products are green, but we also use a few bleach-based products in order to sanitize bathroom surfaces. Our cleaning process is baby and pet-friendly, we are committed to keeping the use of bleach-based products to a minimum, and only in areas where sanitation is important.

Regular Maintenance Cleanings
We provide regular service to clients on a weekly, every two week, and every four week basis. (Clients tend to be happiest with an every two week schedule – it’s the best bang for your buck, and besides being affordable it’s really the best interval of time for keeping a home maintained!)

Regular schedules begin with an in-home consultation with one of our managers, followed by a Deep Cleaning to establish a baseline level of clean which we will then maintain with regularly scheduled cleanings. Maintenance cleanings include removing buildup on the surfaces in kitchens and bathrooms, dusting throughout the home, bed making, cleaning baseboards and trim, vacuuming, mopping, and taking out trash and recycling.

Contact our office today to schedule your in-home consultation!

Kitchen, Bathrooms, and Floors
A Carpe Diem favorite! This economical package includes all the exposed surfaces in your kitchen and bathrooms as well as vacuuming all carpet and mopping all hard surfaced floors throughout the house. Many clients prefer this style of cleaning as they can focus on dusting personal items as needed and can leave the heavier work to us. We offer Kitchen, Bathrooms, and Floors as an option for both as-needed cleanings and regular maintenance cleanings.

Please contact us at least 1-3 weeks in advance to schedule your cleaning.
As-Needed Cleanings

Kitchen, Bathrooms, and Floors
A Carpe Diem favorite! This economical package includes all the exposed surfaces in your kitchen and bathrooms as well as vacuuming all carpet and mopping all hard surfaced floors throughout the house. Many clients prefer this style of cleaning as they can focus on dusting personal items as needed and can leave the heavier work to us. We offer Kitchen, Bathrooms, and Floors as an option for both as-needed cleanings and regular maintenance cleanings.

Please contact us at least 1-3 weeks in advance to schedule your cleaning.

Deep Cleaning
Deep Cleanings are for furnished homes and include: dusting from top to bottom (light fixtures and ceiling fans, window blinds and wall hangings, knick knacks and furniture), vacuuming upholstered furniture, cleaning the baseboards and trim, cleaning all the exposed surfaces in the kitchen and bathroom areas, and cleaning all floors.

Download our Deep Clean Checklist.

Please contact us at least 1-3 weeks in advance to schedule your Deep Cleaning.

Move Out Cleaning
Move Out Cleanings are for empty homes and include: dusting from top to bottom (light fixtures and ceiling fans, window blinds), cleaning the baseboards and trim, cleaning the exposed surfaces in the kitchen and bathroom areas, cleaning the inside of cabinets and drawers, cleaning the inside of the oven and refrigerator, cleaning the inside glass of windows, cleaning any porch areas, and cleaning all floors.

Download our Move Out Clean Checklist

Please contact us at least 1-3 weeks in advance to schedule your Move Out Cleaning.

Carpet Cleaning
Carpet Cleanings can be scheduled for both furnished and empty homes. We also clean upholstered furniture and area rugs, and can treat tough stains. The cleaning process and products we use are child and pet-safe. We use a steam clean truck mount system that is designed for quick drying (approximately 3 hours) and to protect furniture.

Download our Carpet Cleaning Checklist

Contact us today to schedule your carpet cleaning!
Environmental Stewardship
Environmentally Safe & Sustainable Cleaning Service | Carpe Diem Cleaning

We’re committed to providing quality cleaning services that are safe and sustainable for employees, clients, and the environment.

Our long term goal is to continue to find creative sustainable solutions for the challenges of conducting business in a changing world. We want at all times to treat people and resources with respect and dignity. We care about the people within the local communities we serve, and therefore have a responsibility to positively impact the environment of those communities. Additionally, as participants in the global economy it is also our objective to contribute positively to the health of the Earth’s environment at large, and to protect its precious resources.

Some of the ways in which we practice environmental stewardship are:

eco-friendly house cleaning service | Carpe Diem CleaningUsing cloth towels instead of paper towels
We use cloth towels for cleaning, which can be washed and reused many times, while paper towels can be used only once before having to be tossed in the garbage. We also use cloth mop covers which can be washed and reused many times, unlike Swiffer pads.

eco-friendly house cleaning service | Carpe Diem CleaningUsing eco-friendly cleaning products
We use cleaning products that will have a low impact on the environment as much as possible, such as water, vinegar, and hydrogen peroxide. We try to keep using bleach-based products to a minimum, and only in areas where sanitation is important.

eco-friendly house cleaning service | Carpe Diem CleaningMaximizing the efficiency of driving routes
We work to create efficient driving routes for our teams to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and wear and tear on vehicles.

green house cleaning service | Carpe Diem CleaningRecycling and reusing items
Both in our office and in our clients’ homes we participate in recycling all recyclable materials.In our office we reuse items as much as we are able, such as using worn cloth towels for cleaning our office when they are no longer acceptable for use in our clients’ homes, and using parts from old vacuums to fix new ones.

green house cleaning service | Carpe Diem CleaningBuying in bulk to reduce packaging
We buy products in bulk as much as is possible in order to reduce packaging.

green house cleaning service | Carpe Diem CleaningRepurposing vehicles
The majority of our fleet of vehicles are police cars that have been repurposed for our teams.

green house cleaning service | Carpe Diem CleaningTransforming unused space into office space
Our office is housed in a historic building in East Durham which was transformed from an abandoned warehouse to community office space.

environment-friendly house cleaning service | Carpe Diem CleaningFostering an environment of sharing and exchange
We encourage our employees to bring unwanted clothing and household items to pass on to others, so that employees can utilize existing resources rather than purchasing new materials.