Excellent reliable and cost-effective service.

-Mr P, York

Thank you for sending me two such pleasant hard working young ladies. Where do you find them?

-Mrs G, Thirsk

I would recommend the Cleanhome service to anyone it’s great value for money easy to set up and Sharon and Phil are extremely professional. My cleaner Kate always does a fantastic job.

-Mrs B, York

Cleanhome York were very quick to respond to my initial query and were able to find me the right support in less than one week. I was looking for a cleaner as soon as possible … but I never thought Cleanhome would be able to act so quickly. I had not heard of Cleanhome York before so I was very impressed with this service. Vicky has been excellent – its like having a second pair of hands … only better!!

-Mrs C, Great Ouseburn
Request a free call back

How to clean wooden floors

Wooden floors are a beautiful addition to almost any house. Whether it is laminate or hardwood, the finish they give is great and the added cleanliness of wood over carpet is great. Many people however think they are extremely difficult to clean and that they require a lot of care to maintain. This however, is simply not true. Most hardwood floors are now treated with a polyurethane finish making them very easy to clean and laminate floors also have a protective layer.


Hardwood floors – 

Goodhousekeeping.com has a great guide on how to clean hardwood floors which we will go through here. They recommend using Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner Spray, a microfiber mop and baking soda. Hardwood floors should be cleaned every one or two months. To do this simply spray the cleaner over an area approximately 3 foot squared and go over it using the microfiber mop to pick up the dissolved dirt. Ensure the mop is never very wet. A damp mop or cloth will work but never use a wet mop as the grain can raise and the wood can warp. 

When you come across a light scuff, the area can be buffed using a dry microfiber cloth or something as simple as a sock. If the scuff does not get removed through buffing you can rub the area using some baking powder and a damp cloth. Once applied rinse clean with a damp paper towel and leave until thoroughly dry. 


Laminate – 

When dealing with any kind of wooden floor one thing to remember is that wood and moisture do not work well together. If you remember this then cleaning any kind of wooden surface becomes relatively simple. Shawfloors.com has a great list of tips showing what to and what not to do when cleaning laminate floors.

  • Do not use steam cleaners or wet mops for the reasons mentioned above.
  • Clean spills as soon as they happen by blotting with a damp cloth. 
  • For tough stains such as oil, paint or ink, use acetone or nail polish remover on a cloth. Follow this with a wipe using a damp cloth and leave to dry.
  • Vacuum regularly to remove any dust and particle buildup. 
  • Never use soaps or detergents to clean laminates as they can warp or swell the flooring. 
  • Do not use a buffing or polishing machine on laminate floors. 
  • If things such as wax or gum get on your floor, you should cool the area using ice and then lightly scrape the substance off using a plastic scraper such as a credit card (do not use any card you actively use or care about). Pay special attention to not scratch the floor when doing this. 
  • Dust mop and vacuum regularly

These tips are all from shawfloors.com. Laminate flooring should also be cleaned periodically using products specially designed for laminate floors. These products vary and should be used according to their own guidelines. 


For more great tips and tricks follow our social media pages and take a look through our blog section

Cleanhome York – Bespoke Service.

We are not happy until you are! Your cleaner will usually tailor their services to fit exactly with your requirements, including spring cleaning and ironing.

Bespoke Service

We are not happy until you are! Your cleaner will usually tailor their services to fit exactly with your requirements, including spring cleaning and ironing.

Peace of Mind

Only 1 in 50 applicants makes it on to our carefully screened database. We interview them twice, visit them in their own homes and take up at least two references. And if they still subsequently don't measure up to your standards, we will send you someone who does.

Personal Cleaner

We don't operate in teams, and therefore you get the same cleaner every week. This is good because you develop a relationship with your cleaner. We have some clients who have had the same cleaner for years and years - and that's what we want for you.

COVID-19 Announcement


Firstly, we sincerely hope you and your family remain safe and healthy in these extremely worrying times.

I write in respect of the business fee as we are asking all clients who miss any cleans to keep a record of them. We can then ensure you are refunded any business fees paid over this time for the cleans that have been missed.

As the cleaners work directly for you it is up to you whether you wish to retain their services at this time and we support wholly any decision you make. We also ask that you follow up to date government advice to keep both yourself and your family safe, as well as the cleaner.

The government advice is that people are being allowed to travel to and from work, but only where that work can not be done from home. This means that your cleaner can continue to clean for you should you wish, but that government guidelines on social distancing must obviously be observed.

Most of our clients are continuing with their cleaner, however others are asking that we put the cleaning on hold for the moment, which we are also very happy to do - we will support your wishes to the very best of our ability and will ensure that any of the missed cleans get either refunded or ‘banked’ – whichever you prefer, and we guarantee you will not lose out financially.

Both the cleaners and myself are self-employed. We are a small, local business and we will continue to do our best for both our clients and cleaners in these challenging times. Our office will be open as usual and we appreciate the continued support of all our valued clients.

In return we would like to offer our assistance, if any is needed, to all our clients at this very difficult time, and in particular to our older clients who may be self-isolating. If there is any help that we can provide in any way then please, just give us a call and we will do everything we can to help.

If anything good comes out of this terrible situation, then it’s that we all need to look out for each other, and we are very happy to play our part.

Stay safe and well 😊