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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!!

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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. 

 

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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 5th January Update

 

Just to let you know we are open for business as usual and you can continue to have your cleaner clean your house.

The government has made it clear that cleaners are still permitted to work inside peoples' homes as long as Government Guidelines on social distancing and staying safe are followed (see below). In summary:

You can be outside of your home for work purposes where your place of work remains open and where you cannot work from home, including if your job involves working in other people's homes.

The full text can be found here New National Restrictions from 5 January (in England; there are similar texts available for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). Specifically relating to cleaners, the guidance continues: 'This guidance applies to those working in, visiting or delivering to home environments. These include, but are not limited to, people working in the following areas:

  • 'This can include work in other people's homes where necessary - for example, for nannies, cleaners, social care workers providing support to children and families, or tradespeople (this is not an exhaustive list)'

Note this guidance is for people who are fit and well, and is dependent on the following social distancing guidelines being followed:

  • No work should be carried out in a household where people are isolating or where an individual is being shielded.
  • The cleaners can continue work, providing that they are well and have no symptoms. No work should be carried out by a cleaner who has coronavirus symptoms, however mild, or when someone in their own household has symptoms.
  • No work should be carried out in a household where any occupants are clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus, or households with a possible or confirmed case of coronavirus.
  • Whilst in the house. a cleaner should maintain a safe distance of at least two metres from any household occupant at all times, and ensure good ventilation in the area where they are working, including opening the window.
  • Upon entering the home, cleaners should wash their hands using soap and water for 20 seconds.
  • Cleaners should wash their hands regularly, particularly after blowing their nose, sneezing or coughing, and when leaving the property.

The good news with regard to cleaning is that the cleaners can social distance from their clients very easily, and we would advise that, if you are at home when they are there, that you remain in a separate room to your cleaner.

If you are happy to adhere to the government guidelines - and if your cleaner has not been in touch already - then please just call the office and we will ensure that your cleaning continues.

Best regards

The Cleanhome Team