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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.

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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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What to clean when someone in your house is ill

With almost all news stories recently being dominated by the Chinese Virus called Coronavirus, we thought it would be a good time to talk through the top areas to clean as soon as anyone in your house, especially a child, gets ill. These tips should help to keep illness away and stop it from spreading if you do get ill. 

 

Air out the house 

Cracking open the window for as little as 15 minutes is very important as it allows fresh air into the house. 

 

Hand Washing 

It is very key to wash your hands often when people in your house are ill. Help children understand the importance of washing your hands with them. This can be done to the tune of happy birthday which lasts approximately 30 seconds. 

 

Hand Towels 

Having followed the previous tip of handwashing it is also then very important to change any hand towels at least once a day. 

 

Tissues 

Whether it’s the common cold or the full-blown flu, tissues are an essential item to have. These can, however, end up piling up very quickly. A good way to avoid this is to keep a dedicated bag or bin for tissues close to where the ill person is located, be that the sofa or in bed etc…

 

Clean Bathrooms 

When someone is ill, bathrooms should be kept extremely clean. A deep clean should be done at least twice a week and surfaces (especially taps and door handles) should be wiped down with antibacterial wipes at least once a day. 

 

Common Surface Cleansing 

Clean commonly touched items and surfaces with cleaning cloths and rubbing alcohol. Items and surfaces such as remotes, phones, door handles, fridge handles and light switches are all places you should wipe down once a day. 

 

Bedding 

Whilst someone is ill you should change their covers once every two or three days depending on how ill they are and then once they are better all bedding including pillows blankets and duvets should be washed. 

 

Toothbrushes 

Something many people forget when they are ill or someone else is ill, is to wash their toothbrush. Cleanmama.com recommends leaving your toothbrush in hydrogen peroxide for 15-30 minutes and then thoroughly rinsing it in water. Toothbrushes or toothbrush heads should be replaced once the ill person has recovered.

 

These are all simple ways to reduce the risk of spreading infection and following these on a regular basis should reduce the chance of you or a loved one getting ill in the first place. Cleanhome offer great fully vetted cleaners at affordable prices. Be sure to check our blog section and social media for more great tips and tricks. 

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