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
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How often should I clean this? (Monthly Edition)

In the third blog in our “How often should I clean this?” series we will be covering the things that should be cleaned monthly. 

 

Clean washing machine

 

One cleaning “hack” that has gone viral recently is using dishwasher tablets in your washing machine to clean it. This is something that should NEVER be done! Dishwasher tablets  have very different chemical properties to laundry detergent which can cause over foaming and damage to your machine. There is however a simple way of cleaning your washing machine. Pour a mixture of ¼ cup of baking soda and ¼ cup of water into the detergent container and 2 cups of vinegar into the drum. (reviewed.com suggestion) Then simply run the machine on a high heat cycle. Once this has finished you can simply scrub any spots with a sponge dipped in a 50/50 mix of water and vinegar.
For those of us with a front opening machine it is also recommended to leave the door open after any wash cycle to allow the machine to air out and dry completely.

 

Clean Dishwasher

 

There are 3 simple steps to cleaning a dishwasher according to Today.com

Step 1 – Take out the bottom tray and inspect the drain for food waste. Remove food and gunk stuck in there to improve drainage and prevent dishwasher damage.

Step 2- In a dishwasher safe container, put one cup of white vinegar on a standard wash on the top shelf of the dishwasher. This will remove any grime and grease on the inside of the machine and remove odours too. 

Step 3 – Sprinkle a cup of baking soda across the bottom of the machine. Run the machine once more on a short hot wash to leave it stain free and smelling fresh.

 

Blinds & curtains

 

Throughout your house blind and curtains will build up dust over time. There are simple ways to clean them that shouldnt take a long time. Vertical curtains are the easiest to clean with a simple way to clean them being to simply use the brush setting on a handheld vacuum setting and to go over both sides of the curtain to remove dust and other particles. For a more intensive clean most curtains can be taken down and machine washed (check manufacturers recommendations). 

Blinds are a little more tricky however making use of a pair of tongs and cloth makes for a simple blind cleaning tool. Simply attach cloth or sponge to each side of the pair of tongs and slide over each blind for a simple dusting tool.

 

Don’t miss out on the final blog in this series coming soon with the things that should be cleaned every 3/6 months. For other great tips and tricks check out our blog and social media pages!

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