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 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 😊