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Keeping a workplace clean and tidy is vital. In a clean and tidy workplace, all employees can do their jobs much more effectively. Injuries, hazards and the risks of fire can all be reduced by housekeeping.
Below, we have some tips for workplace housekeeping, but the biggest tip to take away from this cleaning article is that workplace housekeeping is never done. You need to implement cleaning and tidying routines into the everyday operations of your business in order to keep everything in order. If you don’t, the workplace can become dirty, messy, unorganised and dangerous.
Your workplace housekeeping should be closely linked to your business’ safety culture. So, here are some handy tips for cleaning up your workplace and ensuring the safety of your employees.
Slips, trips and falls
All workstations should be kept clean and sanitary. This includes desks, workbenches, passageways, store rooms and service rooms. All floors should be dry and clean without any tripping hazards in place. All floors in wet processing areas should also be kept dry.
Employers should also select the correct flooring based on the work that is to be conducted in this area. And provide non-slip mats wherever appropriate.
To prevent slips, trips and falls in the workplace, you should do the following:
- If you see a spillage, clean it up, or notify someone to clean it up
- If anyone sees an accident, report it to a supervisor or the employer straight away. This information can then be used to prevent accidents from occurring in the future
- Report any damage to flooring or mats
- Employees should keep their workstations tidy
- If you see items on the floor creating a tripping hazard, these should be moved to a safer location
- If you are required to wear PPE and it gets damaged, notify your supervisor or employer to arrange for a replacement
- If you notice any dangerous working situations, notify your supervisor or employer as soon as possible
Employees should be responsible for keeping unnecessary combustible material from piling up in work areas. It is the employer’s job to create a safe place for these combustible materials to be kept on site.
To help keep fire hazards to a minimum, employers and employees should do the following:
- Carry out fire safety risk assessments regularly
- Keep flammable substances and ignition sources apart
- Avoid accidental fires by anchoring portal heating units to prevent them from tipping over
- Smoke alarms, fire alarms and bells should be installed around the workplace and tested regularly
- Fire exits and all escape routes should be kept clear at all times
- All workers should receive training on fire safety procedures they must follow, including fire drills
- Review and update the company’s risk assessment regularly and make any changes needed
Good fire safety housekeeping practices
Good fire safety procedures and risk assessments should be implemented in case of a fire. However, preventing a fire in the workplace should also be considered. Good housekeeping can help to prevent fires too. Housekeeping ensures that all bins are emptied, no dust is lingering on surfaces and that dirty rags are thrown away safely, etc.
Housekeeping can also make people aware of any fire hazards they come across during their rounds, ensuring that there is an additional level of safety. A clean and clutter-free workplace is much less likely to have a fire that gets out of control. And with more eyes on the workplace, fire hazards can quickly be dealt with.
Why is poor housekeeping a fire hazard?
If your business isn’t kept clean and tidy, this can create the perfect environment for a fire. For example, if you work in a factory making wooden furniture and there are wood finishing products lying around, dirty rags covered in varnish, sandpaper and sawdust all over the floor and a portable heater that isn’t anchored down correctly that is a big fire risk. All it takes is for someone to knock the heater over, and a fire can spread very quickly.
However, if the rags are disposed of correctly, the wood finishing products are kept correctly, and the floor is swept and clean, the fire would struggle to move around the workplace at all, even if the heater was knocked over.
Poor housekeeping is a big contributor to fires in workplaces. Workplaces must be cleaned correctly and precisely in order to prevent fires. Risk assessments are great at letting you know where the business can improve, and fire alarms are excellent for detecting fires, but good housekeeping practices are essential for preventing fires in the workplace.
There are three main types of dust that workplaces need to concern themselves with:
- Silica dust – this is created when working with things like mortar, concrete and sandstone
- Wood dust – created when working with soft and hardwoods, plywood and MDF.
- Lower toxicity dust – this is created when working with limestone, plasterboard, marble and dolomite.
If your workplace deals with any dust at all, good dust collection must be installed to help to collect the dust correctly and at the source. Or a water system that prevents dust from getting into the air can be used in certain situations.
Once the dust is safely collected, it must be disposed of in the same manner. Any bins for dust must be kept outside to prevent the dust from spreading back into the working environment, and all employees should know how to safely and correctly empty all dust extraction systems. Air filters can also be used to clean the air in the workplace.
Prevent Falling Objects
To prevent objects from falling on workers, place heavy objects lower down on shelving wherever possible. Avoid stacking heavy objects close to where workers walk or work and keep heavy objects away from the edges of shelves and desks. You should also keep the layout of your business in mind. The layout of walkways, for example, can be adjusted to ensure no one is walking near heavy objects.
Falling objects can lead to severe injuries. Your workers should be provided with and wear the correct PPE for the environment and the correct layout and stacking procedures should be put in place. Housekeeping can also help keep track of heavy objects notifying supervisors of anything needing their attention.
A cluttered workplace makes for a cluttered mind, but can also be extremely dangerous to people working in it. Good housekeeping practices can keep clutter down to a minimum, as can organisation from the workers. Putting things back once a job is complete, ensuring all walkways and workstations are clutter-free and clean and keeping everything in its rightful place will ensure that a workplace stays as clutter-free and clean as possible.
Purging untidy workspaces should happen frequently. This prevents injury to workers and may help to increase productivity as well. Creating a housekeeping plan that allows the cleaners and workers to declutter the workplace ensures safety and cleanliness are kept in good order.
Regular waste disposal
Good waste management starts at the source of the waste. If your workers are not putting waste into the correct bins, the housekeeping team can dispose of it correctly. Training your workers to dispose of things correctly, hazardous waste, for example, ensures that waste disposal is done correctly and safely.
The housekeeping team can then empty all bins and put the waste in the correct waste disposal units outside. These should be emptied regularly, and may not be included in your regular waste disposal services. If this is the case, regular visits from the correct waste disposal services should be arranged.
Create a cleaning checklist for housekeepers
Written health and safety rules are really important, but so are written housekeeping rules. Whether you have a team of cleaners on site or you hire a cleaning company to clean your workplace for you. A checklist for the cleaners responsible for cleaning your workplaces ensures that all of the cleaning work is carried out and that everyone knows what is expected of them.
If the cleaning team isn’t doing the job correctly it is also much easier to see with a cleaning checklist in place. Plus, a cleaning company can recommend cleaning tasks to be added to the checklist for additional safety.
Please see our office cleaning checklist
Your business needs to be cleaned regularly to make sure your workers are safe and working in a clean and tidy environment. This will create a productive, clean and safe working environment that your workers will enjoy being in.
Different businesses required different levels of cleaning, but most businesses can benefit from a daily cleaning service to do all of the regular cleaning tasks, and then a deep cleaning anywhere from once a month to every three months.
Keep on top of your workplace housekeeping
As you can see, workplace housekeeping takes commitment, planning and a team of cleaners. However, if you put the correct housekeeping plan together you can make your business safe, clean and clutter free for your staff. You can drastically reduce the risk of injury and fire and ensure that your staff are happy, motivated and ready to work.
Looking for a commercial cleaning company to undertake your workplace housekeeping? We are Cleaning Express, an award-winning cleaning company based in London. We have fully trained cleaners that can clean your workplace for you. We clean offices, warehouses, industrial units, medical facilities and more. To find out more about our cleaning services and for our help creating the perfect housekeeping cleaning plan for your workplace.
Also read: Is commercial cleaning worth it?
For the safety of staff and students, a school cleaning checklist must be extremely thorough. This stops the spread of illness throughout a school and ensures that students have a clean and vibrant environment to learn in and that staff can focus on teaching.
Below, we’re going to take you through a comprehensive school cleaning checklist. As you’ll see, the checklist is long and very thorough, but it needs to be. Every area of every room in a school must be cleaned correctly in order to provide the best atmosphere and environment for everyone to enjoy.
Cleaning Checklist for Schools
We will mention deep cleaning for schools below, but first, we want to focus on the daily cleaning of schools. The daily cleaning of a school is extremely important. This cleaning service ensures that every room, corridor and activity space is clean and free from viruses, dust and clutter.
The main areas that cleaners focus on are the classrooms, corridors, main entrance, lobbies, offices, restrooms, gyms, kitchen and break rooms. And here is a breakdown of the cleaning checklists for each of those spaces.
Corridors can be left in a rather sorry state at the end of the school day. It is a cleaner’s job to ensure that the corridors of a school are an inviting space for the following day. So, the cleaning checklist for corridors in schools may include the following:
- Sweeping, vacuuming or mopping the floors
- Removing any clutter or rubbish
- Disinfecting locker doors
- Dusting the top of lockers
- Emptying bins and putting rubbish in designated disposal areas
- Ensuring any seats are disinfected and arranged correctly
- Cleaning and disinfecting water foundations or drinking water stations
- Cleaning both sides of entryway doors
- Disinfecting door handles and push bars
School bathroom cleaning checklist
A school bathroom can see a lot of mess over the school day, so it is vital that a cleaner spends the time to bring the restroom back up to high standards. As I’m sure you’ve guessed, the checklist for a school bathroom is rather extensive and may include the following:
- Sweeping and mopping of the floors
- Disinfecting and cleaning taps and sinks
- Wiping all mirrors for a streak-free shine
- Sanitising hand dryers, soap dispensers and toilet roll holders
- Sanitising stall walls
- Wiping all tiled surfaces
- Cleaning and sanitising all toilets
- Emptying all bins
- Ensuring any sanitary bins are emptied
Classroom cleaning checklist
While classroom cleaning checklists may differ depending on the cleaning company that provides your school cleaning service, here is a breakdown of what cleaning tasks may be included:
- Sanitising desks and chairs
- Sweeping or vacuuming the floors
- Emptying bins
- Dusting shelves
- Disinfecting doors and door handles
- Cleaning the inside of windows
- Spot cleaning the walls to remove any noticeable marks
- Sanitise all work surfaces, computers, monitors and printers while ensuring work papers are not disturbed.
Staff room and offices
The behind scene spaces of a school are just as important as the spaces that the students see. The teachers and staff must have tidy and clean spaces they can enjoy and work in. Here is a breakdown of the cleaning tasks that will take place in the staff room and offices regularly:
- Vacuuming or sweeping and mopping all floors
- All surfaces will be wiped and sanitised
- All bins will be emptied
- Plates and cups will be washed
- Any kitchen equipment (coffee machines etc.) will be sanitised and cleaned
- Kitchen surfaces will be sanitised and cleaned
- Seats will be cleaned and placed correctly
- Desks will be wiped down while ensuring no work papers are moved or removed
- Bins will be emptied
- Computers and monitors will be dusted and wiped clean
- Glass in doors will be cleaned
Please also read our office cleaning checklist
The reception area of a school is a place to welcome visitors and parents, so it is a vital space to keep clean and organised. For many, the reception area is the first part of the school that they see. So, what this area says about your school, will transfer to the rest of the school. The cleaning checklist for the reception area may include the following:
- Sweeping and mopping or vacuuming all floors
- Removing all clutter and emptying bins
- Dusting of workstations, desks and benches
- Wiping all hard surfaces like desks, coffee tables and tables
- Cleaning all mirrors, windows and glass partitions
- Dusting all school photos and other wall-mounted objects, like artwork (this is usually done during a deep clean)
Entryways into your school play a vital role in making students feel welcome and ready to learn. These should be as clean as possible, which can be challenging, particularly during the cold and wet months. The cleaning checklist for entrances into your school may include:
- Sweeping and mopping or vacuuming all floors
- Replacing floors mats
- Wiping all glass partitions
Gyms and sports facilities are breeding grounds for bacteria in schools. So, it is vital that all of the sports equipment and facilities are kept very clean. This keeps the spread of bacteria low and ensures students and staff are healthy and happy. Checklists for these areas may include:
- Disinfecting all surfaces and sport equipment
- Cleaning all lockerroom spaces and disinfecting all surfaces
- Removing clutter and emptying bins
- Polishing gym floors
- Reporting any damaged equipment that the cleaner finds
To cultivate and create brilliant minds, a clean and tidy library is vital. While the librarians will take care of the books, the cleaners will take care of:
- Decluttering all work surfaces
- Wiping and sanitising work surfaces
- Dusting computers and monitors
- Vacuuming or sweeping and mopping the floors
- Emptying all bins
- Dusting bookshelves
School kitchen cleaning checklist
The school kitchen is the heart of any school and should be as clean as possible for the health and safety of the students and staff. A school kitchen cleaning checklist is likely to include:
- Disinfecting all surfaces in the kitchen and the dining hall
- Mopping and sweeping all floors
- Emptying bins in all areas and ensuring waste is disposed of correctly
- Disinfecting all food preparation and serving areas
Key daily cleaning checklist for schools
The checklists for each area of a school above are substantial and in-depth. Here is a quick dive into what a daily cleaning checklist for a school should include. These cleaning tasks should be carried out in all areas of the school.
- Disinfecting all work surfaces, computers and monitors
- Sweeping and mopping or vacuuming all floors
- Emptying all bins and disposing of the waste correctly
- Dusting and disinfecting lockers, shelves etc
- Ensuring all restrooms are cleaned thoroughly
- Tidying all clutter while not removing work papers
- Sanitising chairs and desks
School deep cleaning checklist
A deep clean is a very intense cleaning of every area of the school. It ensures that nothing is missed, and every surface is dust-free and sanitised for the students. So, along with many of the other cleaning tasks we’ve mentioned in this article, the cleaners will also:
- Remove books and papers from shelves and dust them
- Remove monitors and computers from desks and clean them
- Sanitise all desks and chairs in each classroom
- Wipe all skirting boards and walls
- Sweep and mop or vacuum every floor (carpet cleaning may also be available)
- Help to declutter offices, classrooms and staff rooms
How often should a school be cleaned?
A school should be cleaned thoroughly every day, with a deep cleaning service being carried out weekly in some areas (sports facilities and restrooms, for example) and monthly in other areas (staff rooms, classrooms and offices, for example). This ensures everyone who uses the school is safe from bacteria and viruses and provides a clean and vibrant space to learn and teach.
Cleaning Express school cleaning services
Cleaning Express provides high-quality school cleaning services in London. We currently clean some of the best and brightest schools across London, and our cleaners are fully trained in all aspects of school cleaning. For more help and advice about keeping your school clean or to learn more about our fantastic school cleaning services, get in touch with Cleaning Express today.
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How do cleaning companies come up with their pricing? Are the prices made up, or do cleaning companies actually have a formula for working out how much a cleaning session should cost? Well, prices tend to be set by a few different factors that we’ll get to below. We’ll also take a look at different cleaning services and what you can expect to pay on average for these in the UK in 2023.
House cleaner cost breakdown
There are many factors that can affect how much a cleaner costs. While the cleaning service you receive won’t cost any more (for example, a cleaning company won’t charge more per session if you have children, for example), the number of cleaning sessions you require a month will be affected. You will need more cleaning sessions per month if you live in a house with children because they make more of a mess, for example. Here’s a breakdown of factors that can affect the cost of cleaning services and some things to factor into your budget.
How many bedrooms need cleaning?
If you have a one-bedroom flat, this is usually going to be cheaper to clean than a four-bedroom home. Especially when it comes to deep cleans or end-of-tenancy cleans. This is simply because a four-bedroom home is larger than a one-bedroom flat, so there is more work for the cleaners to do.
Also, if you have a larger home, you may need more regular cleaning sessions to complete all of the cleaning tasks around the home. So, rather than a cleaner coming once a fortnight for an hour, you may need a cleaner every week for two to three hours. This, of course, increases the cost of house cleaning services.
How many bathrooms do you have?
Professional cleaners tend to charge based on the number of bedrooms and bathrooms in a home. So, if you have multiple bathrooms, a house cleaning service will likely be more expensive. This is true for deep cleans and end-of-tenancy cleans, but a regular house cleaning service can also be affected by this as there are more rooms to clean, so a cleaner will need more time to clean in your home.
Do you have children?
A single person or couple doesn’t make as much mess as a family. If you have children, you’ll know that the mess from the kids can pile up quite quickly. As we said, house cleaning companies won’t charge you extra just because you have kids, but your home will need additional cleaning services or a cleaner for additional hours to make sure all the cleaning is completed.
Do you have pets?
House cleaning costs can also be determined by if you have pets or not. Independent cleaners and professional cleaners won’t charge more if you have pets, but you may need additional cleaning services to stay on top of the mess that your pets create. This could be carpet cleaning services, upholstery cleaning or regular deep cleans to stay on top of pet hair and stains, for example.
A house cleaning service is also likely to cost more based on where you are in the UK. In big cities, you can expect to pay more for cleaning services than people living in smaller towns and villages. The average house cleaning cost is London, for example, is higher than in a small village in Essex. Cleaning services in London usually range from £12 to £22 per hour depending on which cleaning agency you go decide to go with. Whereas, cleaning services outside of London may range from £10 to £18 per hour.
House cleaners charge more in cities for various reasons, but travel costs and higher living costs do play a factor. So, if you’ve just moved from a town into a city, expect to pay more per hour for cleaning just based on your new location.
How much do cleaning companies charge per hour UK?
The factors that we mentioned above all play a role in how many hours a week a home will need to be cleaned. If you live in a very large house with children and pets, for example, you can expect to need a few hours extra of regular cleaning sessions per week than someone who lives alone.
A single person in a one-bed flat may only need a cleaner for an hour or two every two weeks, for example. While a busy family in a two-bedroom home may need a cleaner for a couple of hours (or more) every week.
Please read our article on what can a cleaner do in 2 hours?
If you really aren’t sure how often you need a cleaner, it is best to ask the cleaning service you intend to use. A professional cleaner will be able to help you choose the perfect amount of cleaning required for your home. You’ll then be able to factor in house cleaning costs to your budget.
Weekly cleaner cost
The average cost of an agency cleaner for weekly cleaning appointments in a home in the UK is £20 per hour. The average cost of an independent cleaner is £15 per hour.
Fortnightly cleaner cost
The costs of a cleaner coming to your home fortnightly will usually be the same as a cleaner coming to your home weekly. So you can expect to pay on average between £15 and £20 per hour.
One-off cleaning cost
One-off house cleaning services are typically priced per room with any additional cleaning services added on. For example, an end of tenancy cleaning cost is based on the number of bedrooms and bathrooms a property has, and if the property requires carpet cleaning or window cleaning services, these additional costs are added on.
Below, we’ve got all the average costs for one-off cleaning services. However, because these are based on how big a property is and don’t take into account any additional cleaning services, these prices may not be as accurate as the ones above.
End of tenancy cleaning cost
The average cost of end of tenancy cleaning in the UK in 2023 is about £300. For smaller properties, this price will be lower, and for larger properties, this price will be higher. This also doesn’t factor in additional cleaning services.
Is a landlord trying to make your pay for cleaning? Read our article on if landlords can charge for cleaning?
Carpet cleaning cost
In a typical one-bedroom flat, carpet cleaning will cost anywhere from £100 to £165. For a four-bed home, carpet cleaning can cost anywhere from £250 to £360.
Carpet cleaning is a tricky cleaning service to provide a price without information about the property. Many professional carpet cleaners use professional equipment so they charge additional costs per stair or landing too. If you want to get the most accurate quote possible, then give a clear layout of your property to the cleaning agency.
Please read our guide on carpet cleaning costs in the UK
Deep cleaning cost
The average deep cleaning service in the UK costs around £90. Again, though, the more rooms you have, or the more additional cleaning services you require, the more expensive this cleaning service will be. Read our article on how much does deep cleaning cost?
How much do house cleaners charge per hour?
The cost of an independent cleaner is on average £15 per hour. Whereas an agency cleaner will charge, or average £20 per hour.
Agency vs Independent cleaners cost
There are many reasons why independent cleaners and agency cleaners charge different rates per hour. While it can be tempting to go for the cheaper option, there are benefits to using agency cleaners and cleaning companies. For example, agency cleaners are vetted extensively by the company to ensure they are trustworthy, reliable and hard-working. They are also fully trained by the cleaning company for all cleaning tasks around the home. Therefore, they can tackle any and all of the cleaning tasks you’ll ever need them to do.
What’s more, cleaners working for an agency also have amazing liability insurance. If anything is damaged or stolen during a cleaning session, the matter will be solved quickly. And if an agency cleaner is ever sick, a replacement can be called in quickly.
Using an agency cleaner is a bit more expensive, but you have more peace of mind and a very trustworthy and highly trained cleaner that is reliable and being paid and supported fairly.
Please read our article on how to find a cleaner in London
Cleaning Express domestic cleaning services
If you live in London and are looking for regular house cleaning services, Cleaning Express can help. We have cleaners across the city, fully trained and vetted by us. Our cleaners can tackle every cleaning task you need them to, and we have completely flexible cleaning packages for you to choose from. Our regular domestic cleaners can be with you whenever you need them to be.
Cleaning Express also offers affordable yet high quality one-off cleaning services too. From the best deep clean in London to the most thorough end of tenancy cleans in the UK! For more info about Cleaning Express’ cleaning services, get in touch today!
Do your own or manage a business and are interested in office cleaning as well? Read our article on how much does office cleaning cost?
If you’re getting ready to move out of a rented property in the UK, you might be wondering if your landlord can charge for cleaning after your tenancy.
It can be a daunting experience navigating your tenancy agreement and reading between the lines. However, we have all the information on tenancy laws on whether your landlord can charge you for a professional cleaning below.
What will your landlord or letting agent be looking for?
The letting agents or your landlord will be looking for any issues with the cleaning. They will typically look at commonly missed areas like behind the toilets, inside kitchen cabinets and for any stains on the carpets. They will also look at the general cleanliness of the entire house, of course.
Most tenancy agreements in the UK state that a tenant should leave a property in a good enough condition so the landlord can move in new tenants.
Therefore, they will examine all areas of the property to ensure there is no damage during the handover process. Your tenancy agreement is there to protect you too, which we’ll go through below.
Can landlords charge for wear and tear?
Landlords cannot charge tenants for repairs or replacements which are caused by fair wear and tear. Fair wear and tear may sound quite ambiguous, and it can be. However, examples of fair wear and tear include minor scruffs and scrapes on the walls, faded curtains, worn carpets, dirty windows and worn keys.
If there are stains on the carpets, or damage to plaster, for example, a landlord can deduct money from your deposit protection scheme for damage like this.
Of course, very heavy damage, like damaged carpet, interior doors and countertops may need to be replaced. Currently, there is no maximum limit to what a landlord can charge for replacing things that are damaged.
Can landlords charge for carpet cleaning?
If there is minor wear and tear to your carpets, then landlords usually won’t charge you to have them cleaned. Faded or slightly worn carpets are usually accepted as minor wear by most landlords in the UK.
However, if your carpets have a lot of wear, perhaps from pets scratching them, or stains from food and pets, a landlord may deduct money from your deposit for carpet cleaning.
Can landlords charge for professional cleaning?
If your rented property has been left in a clean and tidy condition, then your landlord cannot charge you for professional cleaning services. You are also completely in your right to do it yourself or enquire with a cleaning company of your choosing.
If you have hired a professional cleaning service to do your end of tenancy cleaning, keep the emails and receipts as evidence.
Also, give the property a thorough check after the cleaning company has left and take photos. If you notice any areas they have missed, give them a call and arrange for them to come back and put things right.
Whether you do the end of tenancy clean yourself, or you hire professional cleaners to do the work for you, most landlords will consider this a good quality clean, and you won’t have anything deducted from your deposit. Unless there are areas missed, stains you couldn’t get out, or anything that they consider to be more than fair wear and tear.
Can landlords charge for end of tenancy cleaning?
According to the tenant fees act 2019, landlords, letting agents and estate managers cannot force tenants to pay for end of tenancy cleaning fees. They also certainly cannot force you to use a cleaning company that they are affiliated with.
If your landlord has requested that you use a certain cleaning company for your clean, you can use that company, or you can use another cleaning company of your choice.
How much can landlords charge you for cleaning?
While a landlord cannot charge you for additional end of tenancy cleaning, a cleaning charge may be applied if the cleaning that you have done doesn’t meet their requirements.
The easiest way of ensuring that everything goes smoothly is to hire a professional company to do the cleaning for you and secure your tenancy deposit.
The average end of tenancy cleaning cost in the UK is about £300. Although this depends on how many rooms the property has. It will often work out cheaper for you to pay for this rather than your landlord.
Can you clean the property yourself?
Yes, you can do an end of tenancy clean yourself. If you are planning to clean a rental property yourself, use an end of tenancy cleaning checklist to help clean the property thoroughly and not miss any areas.
An end of tenancy clean is a really big job. Unless you love cleaning, you will likely get very bored with cleaning by the end, especially when you have to do oven cleaning yourself.
Of course, moving homes is also pretty stressful, so adding the biggest cleaning job you’ve ever done into the mix can be a bit more stressful than most of us are willing to accept.
Read our article on how long does an end of tenancy clean take.
Pro tip: Wherever possible, try and remove all of your stuff from the flat or house before you start this clean. This makes it much easier to clean only the areas you have to clean. And ensure that all commonly missed areas are cleaned thoroughly. It is also worth taking photos as you go, so you have evidence of the cleaning.
Cleaning Express end of tenancy cleaning service
If you are in London looking for end of tenancy cleaning services, we’re here to help you secure your tenancy deposit. We are Cleaning Express. We have expert cleaners that follow a strict checklist during all of our end of tenancy cleans, and inspectors that check all of the work.
Using Cleaning Express for your end of tenancy cleaning gives you a professional cleaning service that you can depend on. You’ll have access to additional cleaning services like carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning and window cleaning.
You can book our cleaning session in advance, or we can be with you as quickly as tomorrow. Cleaning Express offers the most comprehensive and trustworthy end of tenancy cleaning in London.
Please also read our article on how much does a cleaner cost?
Commercial cleaning is really important for any business premises, but what is commercial cleaning and what does it mean for your business? Regular cleaning ensures a business looks its best and that employees also have a safe and healthy environment to work in.
Now, there are loads of commercial cleaning services available, and we are going to look at those cleaning services below. We are also going to touch on commercial cleaning vs domestic cleaning to see the difference between the two. So, let’s dive right in, shall we?
What Exactly is Commercial Cleaning?
Commercial cleaners visit businesses, usually once a day, although this can depend on the type of business and the cleaning services it needs. During the visit, the cleaners will perform all of the daily cleaning tasks that the company needs. Regular commercial cleaning can include:
- Emptying bins
- Tidying and cleaning kitchen spaces
- Cleaning internal glass
- Sweeping and mopping all hard floor
- Using floor polishers
- and more.
Commercial cleaning companies ensure that a business premises looks its best every day. And ensures that employees can do their jobs correctly and safely in a good environment.
Types of commercial cleaning services
From industrial cleaning services to office cleaning, there are loads of different commercial cleaning companies offering lots of different services. While the cleaning equipment may change in some spaces, the objective is the same; to keep the space as clean as possible for staff and customers.
Here are a few different types of commercial cleaning services:
It is vital that an office space stays as clean as possible. Whether that business is inviting new clients into the office and would like to show their business off in the best light possible, or they want to create a light, bright and vibrant atmosphere to help their staff focus on the job.
All of this can be achieved with regular cleaning sessions from the right commercial cleaning company.
During an office cleaning session, the cleaners will perform all daily tasks that are needed. Emptying bins, hoovering, wiping the desks, cleaning bathrooms and food preparation areas, etc.
Many hotels in the UK and elsewhere rely on good quality commercial cleaning companies to provide professional hotel cleaners for all of their cleaning needs.
These cleaners are responsible for preparing the rooms for new guests, keeping guests’ rooms tidy, changing bedding, emptying bins and cleaning bathrooms. As well as ensuring all communal spaces are nice and tidy.
As you can imagine, keeping a hotel tidy is a big job, so typically, hotels have a professional cleaning company on call throughout the day, offering housekeeping services whenever they need them.
Most cleaning companies will clean the internal side of a business’s windows, but some won’t have the cleaning equipment or experience to provide external window cleaning services. However, the external part of your business is just as important as the inside of it.
To make the best first impression on guests, customers and employees, the outside of your business should be just as clean and tidy as the internal space. This is where good quality cleaning methods can really help.
Medical facility cleaning
A commercial cleaner can clean a wide variety of businesses during the week. However, one of the most challenging has to be medical facilities. These need thorough cleaning during every visit to ensure that everyone using the space is as safe as possible. So, medical facility cleaning is often much more like deep cleaning than the regular cleaning that most businesses receive.
This type of cleaning can include the usual stuff of hoovering and mopping floors, for example, but may also include cleaning medical equipment, beds and more.
Gyms and leisure centres can hold a lot of bacteria and can spread viruses very quickly. As a result, a strict and consistent cleaning plan must be put in place. Gyms should be cleaned every day and have a deep cleaning every month to stop the spread of viruses while making sure that the space can be enjoyed by everyone.
While some shops rely on their staff to keep spaces clean, some businesses hire retail cleanersto ensure that the space is exactly what their customers expect. Retail spaces must be an exceptionally clean environment for customers to enjoy; if not, people may think twice about visiting that shop again.
Of course, schools and colleges must be kept as clean as possible to protect the students and staff from bacteria spreading and to ensure a safe environment to learn in. This means that school cleaners will clean every day but also provide deep cleaning services to schools during the school holidays to maintain a high level of cleanliness.
Why is commercial cleaning important?
Commercial cleaning is an extremely important part of a successful business. Not only are you providing a tidy and clean space for your staff and customers to enjoy, but there are other factors, too, including:
Health and safety reasons
Good quality commercial cleaning plans reduce the likelihood of illness spreading around a business. This reduces sick days and keeps all of your employees safe. Cleaning services can also tidy away things that otherwise may be tripping hazards, or cleaning up hazardous waste bins, for example. There are a lot of health and safety reasons why commercial cleaning is so valuable to a business.
Good first impression
Ever been in a shop that is dusty and has bins that are overflowing? Or stayed in hotel rooms with bedding that looks like it hasn’t been changed in a while? Have you been back to that shop or hotel since?
Having a clean environment for your business ensures that anyone entering it gets the best first impression possible. It says that this is a place that takes care of the small details and that can make a massive difference to potential clients, customers, staff and guests.
Cleaning can prevent damage in many ways. Cleaners can notify you of any issues they see during their visit. Any maintenance issues, for example, any carpets that are lifting up or floorboards that may need attention.
Maintains commercial building
The cleaners can alert you to concerning areas of the business so that you can quickly resolve the matter, for example. Having more eyes on your business ensures that the property is maintained thoroughly. Any issues that a cleaner spots during their rounds can be passed on and solved quickly.
Improves employee productivity
A clean space can reduce sickness in your employees, which is excellent. However, it can also improve their mood and make them feel happier to be at work. This increases productivity, and so your business will benefit greatly from professional cleaning services.
Domestic cleaning vs. Commercial cleaning services
Some of the cleaning services that a commercial cleaning company provides are much the same as a domestic cleaning service. They will vacuum or mop the floors, empty the bins, tidy kitchens and bathrooms, etc.
However, commercial cleaners provide these services much more frequently than domestic cleaners. A domestic cleaner may come to your home once a week, while commercial cleaners will come to your workplace every day or every few days.
Commercial cleaning companies also have fully trained cleaners that can handle hazardous materials and follow strict disposal guidelines. They are also trained on how to complete every cleaning service that a business may need.
So, for commercial spaces like hotels, shops, restaurants and offices, the cleaning service may appear to be what a domestic cleaner does. However, commercial cleaners are also able to handle lots of other very vital parts of cleaning a commercial space.
Should you hire a professional cleaning service or get in-house cleaners?
Whether you should hire a professional cleaning company or hire in-house cleaners depends on how much cleaning is required and how often you need the cleaners to be there. If you need cleaners on-site 24/7, then having an in-house team makes sense.
However, it is often much cheaper for businesses to hire a professional cleaning team to come in when they need it. You are only paying for the cleaning sessions you receive, so this often works out cheaper than hiring a full cleaning team for the business.
Commercial cleaning services
Cleaning Express has been providing businesses in London with high-quality commercial cleaning services for many years. Our fully trained and highly skilled commercial cleaning team is here to undertake all aspects of commercial cleaning that your business needs.
If you’ve been looking into domestic cleaning sessions for a while now, you likely have questions about what can a cleaner do in 2 hours. Typically, a domestic cleaner will come to your home for 2-3 hours every week, although you can customise the cleaning duration to suit your needs.
For example, what cleaning tasks can be done, and is a cleaner really going to offer you any more than you can do yourself? Well, we’re going to take a deep dive into the cleaning routine you can expect a house cleaner to provide in the two hours below.
What Can You Expect A House Cleaner To Do In Two Hours?
While a cleaner can’t clean your entire house in two hours, you may be surprised by what can be included in this cleaning session. Of course, the cleaning routine will vary depending on your needs each week, but in 2 hours you should expect your cleaner to:
- Fold laundry
- Mop floors
- Wipe kitchen surfaces
- Basic hoovering
- Empty bins
- Clean the toilet
Remember, this isn’t a deep clean of your home; a cleaner can only do so much and likely won’t be able to get to the whole house or even every cleaning task on your list. There are ways of maximising your time with the cleaner, though.
How to Make the Most Out of a 2-Hour Cleaning Session
During a two-hour session, a cleaner can only do so much, but what they do is up to you. So, here are some tips on how to get the most out of your two-hour cleaning session with a professional cleaner.
Communicate with your domestic cleaner
Clear and precise communication from you to your cleaner is really important. The time they have in your home should be maximised to ensure as much cleaning is done as possible. So, if you have specific cleaning tasks that you’d like them to focus on, let them know. They can prioritize cleaning these areas over others.
Building a good working relationship with your cleaner ensures that communication is open, and this allows all important cleaning tasks to be done during the two hours you have with them per week. So, don’t be afraid to ask the cleaner to focus their efforts in the areas you need them to.
Prepare your house before the cleaner arrives
A cleaner isn’t there to declutter or help you organise your home. So, the age-old question comes in “Should I clean before my cleaner arrives?” Well, there is no need to pop on your rubber gloves and scrub the floor, but ensuring your home is clutter-free can certainly help the cleaner with their tasks.
Ensuring that your home is free of clutter allows the cleaner to focus on the tasks you need them to. This saves them time and allows them to focus on the cleaning process, ensuring they can complete the cleaning tasks you need.
Prepare the cleaning equipment
The day before your cleaner comes to your home, it is worth checking if you have all the cleaning products they need during the sessions. Then, on the day of the cleaning, ensure the cleaning equipment and products are easily accessible to the cleaner.
If this is your first session with a new cleaner, show them where you keep the cleaning products and equipment to make sure it is easy for them to find everything. If you’ve run out of bin bags or furniture polish, for example, consider changing the tasks they need to do on that day. You can then ensure you have everything they need for a thorough clean the next week.
Make a checklist for the cleaner to follow
During a two-hour house clean, it is really important that the cleaner knows what is expected of them, rather than you giving them cleaning tasks throughout the session as they complete each task. To maximise the time you have with the cleaner, give them a checklist of specific tasks that you’d like them to complete when they arrive.
This way, they can stay focused on the cleaning and plan their precious time in your home to ensure that as much of the checklist is completed as possible. Just remember, though, it isn’t possible for the cleaner to do deep cleans during a regular cleaning session.
So, during this two-hour session, try and include tasks that can be completed. Cleaning one bathroom instead of two, for example. Or wiping the kitchen worktops and mopping the kitchen floors instead of cleaning the kitchen cabinets out, for example. A domestic cleaner is there to help with the weekly cleaning routine, not to provide a deep cleanse of all your rooms.
Having this expectation in mind ensures that cleaners can focus and get the job done right with enough time for all the tasks. If they have any time left over, they can then begin other cleaning tasks for you.
Please have a look at our end of tenancy cleaning checklist to help your draft up a checklist.
Prioritise your rooms
Another good thing to do when planning for your cleaning session is to think about which rooms you’d like to be cleaned the most. If you’d like the cleaner to focus on the kitchen or bathroom, for example, ask them to focus on these areas of the house.
You can provide them with the cleaning tasks that you need to do in these rooms or simply ask them to do a general cleaning of the room. So, they can mop the kitchen floor, empty the dishwasher, wipe the kitchen counters, or clean the bath, shower and toilet, for example.
Asking your cleaner to focus on one room each week is a great way of getting an overall cleaning of the entire home over several weeks. The cleaner won’t be providing a deep clean of each room, but each room will be bought back to a high level of cleanliness.
Give your cleaner feedback
One of the most crucial parts of any working relationship is feedback. Providing your cleaner feedback is the best way for them to learn about your cleaning process. If you like things done a certain way, let the cleaner know. If the cleaner missed a really important area, let them know the next time they visit.
With any working relationship, there are kinks that need to be ironed out, and using professional cleaning services is no exception to this. A cleaning business should take your feedback on board and adjust their cleaning accordingly within reason.
A regular cleaner is not a deep cleaner
We’ve stated this throughout this cleaning article, but it is worth mentioning again. Two hours a week is not enough time for a cleaner to do a deep cleaning of your home. If you feel that your home could benefit from a deep cleaning, we’d recommend hiring a professional deep cleaning service before having regular domestic cleaning sessions. This brings the overall cleanliness of your home back up to your standards, and from there, regular sessions will keep it looking great for a while.
A regular cleaner is happy to focus on one room per session. Again, though, this won’t be a deep clean of that room. Deep cleans take a long time; they can even take the entire day, depending on the condition of a property. So, bear in mind that while a regular cleaner is more than happy to do as many cleaning tasks as they can in two hours, doing a deep clean of even one room just isn’t possible in this time frame.
Do a deep cleaning once a month
To ensure your home looks as good as possible, a deep cleaning routine will still need to be in place. Regular cleaners won’t move furniture during the vacuuming or clean your kitchen cabinets, for example. So, to keep your home as clean as possible, these tasks will still need to be done throughout the year.
You can do a deep cleaning once a month if you have time, and you can prioritize cleaning areas where the cleaner hasn’t been during this time. Or, you can hire a professional deep cleaning company to do it for you. In fact, the cleaning company that your cleaner works for may have a deep cleaning service that you can use.
If you do decide to use a deep cleaning service, they can be customised to focus on areas missed by the regular cleaner. Things like under the furniture, inside cabinets and wardrobes. This may keep the cost of the deep clean down while ensuring your house looks beautiful.
Regular domestic cleaning services
Now that you know what a cleaner can do in 2 hours, you might want to learn a bit about our regular house cleaning services in London. At Cleaning Express, we have highly skilled and thoroughly trained cleaners across the city. We offer a friendly and high-quality cleaning service for homes that are completely customisable to suit your needs.
From regular two-hour cleaning slots to housekeeping services and deep cleans, Cleaning Express offers every cleaning process and service that a home may need, and we can be with you as quickly as tomorrow.
Please also read our article on how much does a cleaner cost?
What can a cleaner do in 1 hour?
In 1 hour, a cleaner will typically just do a few light cleaning tasks such as dusting, sweeping, and tidying up cluttered areas of the home.
What can a cleaner do in 3 hours?
In 3 hours, a cleaner can thoroughly clean a larger room or two smaller ones, including hoovering, mopping and the cleaning of surfaces.
What can a cleaner do in 4 hours?
In 4 hours, a cleaner is able to deep clean a medium-sized home or several rooms, including dusting, hoovering, organising, disinfecting bathrooms and wiping of surfaces.
What can a cleaner do in 5 hours?
In 5 hours, a cleaner is able to do a thorough deep clean of the home, tackling the hard to reach areas in all rooms and ensuring the ovens and bathrooms are fully deep cleaned and good as new.
An office cleaning checklist will help keep your office space clean to ensure your staff have a safe and healthy work environment.
If you are currently looking into a commercial cleaning service, below, we have all the info you need about daily, weekly and monthly office cleaning checklists.
The Importance of a Clean Workplace
Daily, weekly and monthly office cleaning ensures that your office and reception area is as clean as possible. This creates a vibrant, happy and healthy atmosphere your employees can thrive in.
Without regular cleaning, office spaces and office equipment can quickly become dirty and dusty. This means that your staff can become unmotivated to work and even unwell because of the conditions.
Potential customers can also be put off due to low cleaning standards.
Therefore, having a good cleaning policy in your office ensures that your staff are happy and healthy and that your customers see your business in the best light possible.
Daily Office Cleaning Checklist
The daily tasks of professional cleaners in your office may include the following:
- Dusting furniture, chairs, desks and cabinets
- Emptying all bins and removing rubbish
- Spot-cleaning the entrance of your business
- Cleaning all interior glass surfaces and doors
- Vacuuming all carpeted areas
- Vacuum hard floor surfaces
- A dry mop of all hard floors
Weekly Office Cleaning Checklist
The weekly tasks of a professional cleaning crew will consist of many of the daily cleaning tasks on the office cleaning checklist above, as well as:
- Dusting window sills and the tops of partitions
- Removing dust and debris from door frames and thresholds
- Clean and sanitise all phones
- Vacuum hard floors, including hardwood surfaces
- Damp mop all hard floors
Monthly Office Cleaning Checklist
The monthly cleaning tasks will include all the tasks within the daily and weekly checklists, as well as:
- Dusting high surfaces and any hard-to-reach areas like shelves, ledges, ceiling fans and vents
- Dusting blinds
- Dusting all wooden furniture
- Cleaning all light switches
- Removing cobwebs
- Cleaning baseboards, skirting boards, carpet edges and corners
- Vacuum and clean upholstery
Please read our article on how often you need to clean the office.
Office cleaning checklist for office desks
While most office cleaning companies ask for office workers to clear their desks of any important notes and devices, most will clean the desks too. Office desk cleaning includes:
- Removing any rubbish and clutter (leaving anything the cleaner isn’t sure of)
- Dusting, wiping and disinfecting the desk
- Emptying the bin
- Dusting and wiping the exterior of filing cabinets
- Cleaning the chair and armrests
Cleaning checklist for a reception area
The office reception area of your business is the first thing any potential clients see. Therefore, it is important the cleaning is done to the highest standards here. The cleaning checklist for the reception area of your building includes:
- The interior of all glass windows will be cleaned
- The reception desk will be dusted and disinfected
- All bins will be emptied
- Any coffee tables and chairs in the waiting area will be wiped and cleaned
- Mop and vacuum floors
Checklist for office bathrooms
The cleaning checklist for office bathrooms will include the following.
- Empty all bins
- Vacuum and mop all hard floor surfaces
- Clean all toilets
- Wipe and disinfect all surfaces, including counters, sinks, toilets and walls
- Clean and polish taps
Additional services can also be added to keep your office bathrooms fully stocked with things like toilet paper, paper towels, sanitary towels, hand soap, and more. Some cleaning companies can supply hand dryers, hand towels and more.
Checklist for office kitchens
The cleaning checklist for office kitchens includes the following:
- Wiping and disinfecting table tops, counters and exterior of cabinets
- Emptying bins and removing old food
- Cleaning the exterior of all kitchen appliances, including microwave oven, fridge and kettle
- Vacuuming any carpets
- Vacuuming and mopping the kitchen floors
- Sanitise and clean the sink
Read our article about the benefits of carpet cleaning in offices
If your staff have a break room, the cleaning schedule will be similar to the above and include many of the same tasks, with any additional cleaning tasks being considered.
A cleaning company can also supply janitorial supplies to keep your kitchen stocked with lots of things you may need, including garbage bins, garbage bags, paper towels (kitchen towels) dish washing liquid, disinfectant cleaners and more.
How often should a workplace be cleaned?
A workplace should be cleaned every day ideally. If not every day, then as regularly as possible. Things like the toilets, the kitchen and kitchen appliances, for example, should be cleaned every day or every couple of days at a push, but vacuuming floors can be done every week in some cases.
If your office has a lot of staff with lots of foot traffic, though, it is highly recommended you have it cleaned every day.
Cleaners can come to your office at a time that suits you, so planning your cleaning sessions ensures that your staff are not interrupted, but the cleaning will get done regularly.
If regular cleaning sessions aren’t possible for whatever reason, you may want to look into office deep cleans instead.
What office cleaning supplies do I need?
The cleaning supply cupboard at your office should be stocked full of all the cleaning products that the cleaners may need. This includes:
- Glass cleaner (a good quality glass cleaning spray)
- Furniture polish
- Disinfectant sprays
- Plenty of microfibre cloths
- A good quality vacuum cleaner
- Mops and buckets
- A floor polisher if you have large areas of hard surfaces for the cleaners to clean
If you have exterior surfaces you’d like the cleaners to clean as well, additional cleaning products for those areas will need to be supplied as well. Decking cleaner or fascia cleaning products, for example.
Office cleaning service
Cleaning Express offers high-quality office cleaning services across London at very affordable prices. Our cleaners are experts in cleaning all types of offices. We can create a complete cleaning package for your business that suits its needs perfectly. We offer daily office cleaning, office deep cleans, janitorial and washroom supplies, as well as much more. You can also read our school cleaning checklist if you want an in-depth view of school cleaning.
- 21 types of cleaning services
- Why use professional cleaners to clean your office
- End of Tenancy Cleaning Checklist
- What is office cleaning
We will explore everything there is to know about end of tenancy cleaning services and look at how long an end of tenancy clean takes. We also will discuss whether a professional service is the only way to go, or if you can do the cleaning yourself. Furthermore, we will dive into additional cleaning services you can add to an end of tenancy clean, like carpet cleaning services, for example. But first, let’s jump in and find out exactly what this cleaning service is, shall we?
What is End Tenancy Cleaning?
A professional end of tenancy cleaning service is a comprehensive clean of an entire house. Every inch of the rented property will have a thorough cleaning to ensure that the tenants get their full security deposit back and that the landlords can get new tenants in quickly.
During an end of tenancy cleaning, professional cleaners use a checklist to ensure that no areas of your home are missed. Throughout the cleaning process, the cleaners will tick off each task. The cleaning checklist is extremely thorough, as you may expect. It ensures that all door frames, skirting boards, ceilings, kitchen cabinets, window sills and more surfaces are all dusted and wiped. All of the floors will be swept, mopped or vacuumed, and all commonly missed areas, like behind the toilet and inside cabinets, will be wiped down.
The goal of an end of tenancy cleaning is to wipe the slate clean. To give a blank canvas back to the landlord to rent out straight away, as this is the final cleaning that the property will receive in most cases. If the cleaning is done correctly, the tenants will receive their full deposit back, and the landlords can fill their rental property quickly.
What does the End of Tenancy Cleaning Service include?
End of tenancy cleaning services from professional cleaning companies include a deep cleaning of the entire property. Most professional services use a tenancy cleaning checklist to ensure no areas are missed. Here’s a quick breakdown of the cleaning service you may expect:
- Dusting and wiping all surfaces
- Cleaning skirting boards and mouldings
- Cleaning door frames, door handles, light switches and glass
- Oven cleaning (as well as any other kitchen appliances)
- Cleaning inside the kitchen cabinets
- The interior side of the windows, sills and ledges will be cleaned
- All other glass surfaces (the shower door and any glass in interior doors, for example) will be cleaned.
- A complete clean of the bathroom, including the shower door, behind the toilet, the toilet bowl, taps and the sink
- All hard floors will be swept and mopped
- All carpets will be vacuumed.
For an extra cost, the cleaning team can do additional cleaning services to ensure your end of tenancy cleaning service is a complete cleaning in line with your rental agreement. These extra cleaning services can include carpet cleaning (this is great at removing stubborn stains) and window cleaning, for example.
How long does the end of tenancy cleaning take?
For a larger home, with more rooms, for example, the end of tenancy cleaning will take 4-5 hours. However, the time of an end of tenancy cleaning can vary depending on a few factors. In a studio apartment or a standard one bedroom apartment, an end of tenancy shouldn’t take any longer than a few hours.
What affects the end of tenancy cleaning time?
Many factors can affect the cleaning time on a big job like this. If any of your things are still in the property when the cleaning company arrives for the appointment, this can increase the time. If the property isn’t in the cleanest condition, this can also slow the cleaning process down. Additional cleaning services like window cleaning, for example, can happen the day after the initial deep clean, but this depends on the schedule of the cleaners.
So, when booking your end of tenancy cleaning, try to arrange it so that you have all your stuff moved out and the property is ready to be cleaned. That way, the cleaning team can be as efficient as possible when they arrive.
How long does it take to clean a 2 bedroom flat?
Cleaning a two-bedroom flat, or house, for that matter, should only take a couple of hours. If you hire professional cleaners, they make very quick work of this very intense cleaning service!
How long should an end of tenancy cleaning take?
In general, an end of tenancy cleaning shouldn’t take longer than a few hours or up to about 5 hours if your house is very large.
However, if you have additional cleaning services like window cleaning or upholstery cleaning added to the clean, it may take a bit longer. Most tenancy cleaners, though, will have the job done within a day, no matter the condition of the property or the additional services you need.
Should I do End of Tenancy Cleaning myself or call a professional cleaning company?
You can do self-cleaning for an end of tenancy clean, and there are cleaning checklists available online to help you clean the property correctly. However, we’d strongly recommend hiring a professional service so you can secure your deposit.
Please read our article about can landlord charge for cleaning?
While we can all clean our homes and keep them looking great week-to-week, this cleaning is one of the most intense that any property goes through. If you miss any areas, this could impact you receiving your entire security deposit back.
So, yes, you can do this cleaning yourself, and there’s plenty of information to help you. However, with the stresses of moving house already on your plate, we’d suggest hiring a professional cleaning service to help. You’ll save time and stress, and you’ll be really glad you used the pros when you see the results.
Benefits of hiring a professional end of tenancy cleaner
There are a host of advantages to hiring a professional cleaner or team of cleaners to clean your rental property. Here are just a few:
Most of us struggle to do the regular cleaning (the vacuuming and a general tidy-up) in just a few hours. However, a professional cleaning company can clean your entire house and get it ready for the handover to your landlord in this time!
It is amazing how quickly a professional cleaning team can turn a property around. And while they focus on cleaning your property, you can focus on moving house.
Experience and knowledge
Do you know how to remove all of the stains on your carpet? Do you know the best way of getting rid of limescale on taps or soap scum on a shower door? All of this needs to be gone quickly, and professional cleaning companies know exactly what cleaning products to use to make these jobs easy.
Peace of mind
Professional cleaning service providers offer a free re-clean if the landlord or letting agent notices any areas of concern. This guarantees that if anything is out of place or cleaned correctly, the cleaners will return and put it right.
This means that your rental agreements will be adhered to, and you won’t receive additional charges on your security deposit. So, once you hire the pros to do the job, they will do it until it is complete. This takes so much stress off of your plate.
Our end of tenancy professional cleaning services
Cleaning Express is a professional company based in London. We provide a host of cleaning services, including the best end of tenancy cleans in the city. We have extensive experience cleaning rental properties across London and use cleaning checklists approved by landlords, property managers and letting agents to ensure that all of our customers receive as much of their tenancy deposit back as possible.
To save time and stress when you’re moving out, choose Cleaning Express for your end of tenancy cleaning. We provide a free consultation for all our cleaning services and ensure a fantastic end to your stay in the property.
This is a comprehensive guide to provide a full list of the types of cleaning services. Whether you are new to the types of cleaning or have limited experience with professional cleaning services. There are many different types of cleaning services you need to know about, so let’s get started!
A list of the most common types of cleaning:
- Regular domestic cleaning
- Deep cleaning
- End of Tenancy cleaning
- Carpet cleaning
- Upholstery Cleaning
- After building cleaning
- Eco-friendly cleaning
- Window cleaning
- Regular office cleaning
- Office deep cleaning
- Car showroom
- Janitorial supplies
Types of Cleaning: Domestic Cleaning
Regular house cleaning services
Regular domestic cleaning services are one of the most common cleaning services. Professional cleaners will come to your home and do some basic house cleaning that you do not have time to do. House cleaning services are always completely customisable to suit your needs. Cleaners can come to your home every week, fortnightly, monthly, or as a one-off, if you simply need a bit of help every so often.
The cleaners will complete any cleaning tasks you have checked off on a provided checklist, such as vacuuming, or mopping floors. Most domestic cleaning customers book cleaners for two-hour basic cleaning sessions, usually once a week, but the choice is yours.
A residential cleaning service is there to help you with the weekly cleaning chores that you do not have time for.
Book house cleaning services or apartment cleaning services that suit your needs. You can ask to add additional services if you require laundry services or waste removal with your package.
Deep cleaning service
Deep cleaning services are a very in-depth cleaning of your entire home. A cleaning team will come to your home and clean every inch of every room of your house. All of the dusting and floor cleaning such as hoovering, and mopping will be done throughout the whole house.
Limescale will be removed from taps in bathrooms and kitchens as well as a thorough bathroom cleaning. Tiles will be wiped down. Everything will be vacuumed, and the cleaners will move your furniture to get every hair and every spec of dust.
A deep clean is ideal if you have been looking for a cleaner for a while. Or simply do not have the time to deal with tasks such as kitchen cleaning. It allows you to wipe the slate clean and start with a freshly cleaned home again.
A lot of cleaning customers do a deep cleaning first and then use our regular domestic cleaning services to maintain a high level of cleanliness going forward. Deep cleans are the perfect way of getting back on top of the cleaning in your home, and after it is completed, your home will feel clean and ready for a fresh start.
End of tenancy cleaning services
An end of tenancy cleaning service is the most thorough cleaning service. It follows a strict cleaning checklist to ensure that every inch of a rented property is cleaned to perfection and ready for handover. Clients can also add additional cleaning services to an end of tenancy clean, like a professional carpet cleaning service, for an even more thorough clean.
If you are ready to move out of a rented property and are concerned you will not receive your entire deposit back, a professional cleaning company is your best. The cleaners will make your rented property look good as new and ready to be handed back to your landlord.
Carpet cleaning services
Carpet cleaning services, or floor cleaning services, as some call them, bring your carpets back to life. While regular vacuum cleaning does a great job of keeping your carpets clear of hair, dust and dirt on the surface, it cannot reach into the pile of the carpet. Carpet shampooing machines force carpet shampoo deep into the pile of the carpet and then use high-pressure air to extract it. This leaves your carpets looking brand new, even after years of not being cleaned.
Carpet cleaning services are often used in conjunction with some of our other cleaning services, like deep cleans and end of tenancy cleans, but they do not have to be. This cleaning service is available as a stand-alone service if you want to maintain your carpets or if you have had a large spill recently that you do not want to stain your carpet.
Upholstery cleaning services
Upholstery cleaning services are very similar to carpet cleaning services. It uses a professional cleaning machine that soaks the fabric in a cleaning solution and then draws it back out again, along with all the dust, dirt, pet hair and anything else. Upholstery cleaning can be used on curtains, chairs, sofas and pretty much any other soft furnishing.
This is an excellent cleaning service for preserving the look of your soft furnishings. It will make your sofas and curtains look brand new again and get rid of any stubborn stains as well.
Housekeeping cleaning services
Housekeeping services provide even more to regular domestic cleaning customers. Sometimes, regular house cleaning services do not provide enough. Some house cleaning business customers usually find that they require cleaners for a longer time or required other tasks to be done.
Housekeeping services allow cleaners to spend more time in your home and tackle more tasks in your home.
If you feel that regular domestic cleaning sessions will not provide you with everything you need, and you would like a cleaner to take care of all the cleaning in your home, then housekeeping services may be the way to go.
You can create a custom housekeeping schedule to suit you and the needs of your home, you can even ask to add laundry services or let them pick up your dry cleaning.
Cleaners can provide ironing services and are typically fully trained in all ironing practices and can iron all types of clothes. They will also fold all of your clothes neatly and put them away for you. They are happy to learn how you organise your clothes, or, if you would prefer, they can place them in each bedroom ready for you to put away.
You can hire someone from a cleaning company to do your ironing for you as a stand-alone service.
After-building cleaning services
If you have ever had building work done in your home, you know that brick dust, wood chips and cement dust will get everywhere. Even into areas of the home that had no building work.
After-building cleaners use industrial vacuums to get rid of everything and will give your entire home a thorough clean to remove any dust left behind by the builders.
Whether the building work you had was a small job where the builders took the time to clean up, or it was a massive job, and the builders did not do any cleaning at all, it is best to seek out cleaning experts.
Eco-friendly cleaning services
Eco-friendly cleaning services offer a more environment-friendly manner. Using eco-friendly cleaning solutions to clean your home ensures that the planet is not affected by the cleaning services you are having, yet, you still get the same great results.
Eco-friendly cleaning is becoming more and more popular, as many people are trying to do their part for the environment and help out our planet.
Some individuals choose green cleaning services if someone in the house is sensitive to certain cleaning products, or has asthma or even allergies.
Window cleaning services
Window cleaning services are excellent for keeping your windows clean all year round. You can use this as a one-off service in addition to your house cleaning services. For example, you can add exterior window cleaning to a deep clean, end of tenancy clean, or after-building clean to ensure your home looks perfect. You can usually get fascia and gutter cleaning to make the exterior of your home look as clean as possible.
Types of Cleaning: Commercial cleaning services
Regular office cleaning services
A regular office cleaning service is ideal for keeping your office clean and tidy. It is a great commercial cleaning service to use if you want to provide a fresh and vibrant place for your staff to work and ensure an excellent first impression of your business.
Cleaners will take care of all daily cleaning tasks like emptying bins, washing up cups and plates, dusting, mopping floors, wiping surfaces, and a great deal more. Office cleaning services are available at a time to suit you and your staff.
Office deep cleans
If you have just moved into a new office, had a refurbishment done recently, or are about to welcome in a very important potential client, an office deep clean is the ideal cleaning service to use to get your office spaces ready. A cleaning team will come and clean every inch of the office. Every meeting room, every desk and every square inch of the floor will be cleaned thoroughly.
Many businesses use office a deep cleaning service throughout the year to keep their office spaces looking perfect.
Antiviral disinfectant cleaning services
This cleaning service was heavily used throughout the pandemic in many commercial businesses and homes. A fogging machine is used to lay down a layer of disinfectant that kills viruses or bacteria. It then leaves a layer of protection behind on every surface.
While the threat of the pandemic is mainly over now, there are still businesses using this cleaning service. Many businesses use antiviral disinfectant cleaning services to protect their staff from colds and the flu during the winter and allergies and hay fever in the summer months. It can greatly reduce the number of sick days your staff have and improve their working environment.
Retail cleaning services
Shops are expected to have a high level of cleanliness. It is something that many of us take no notice of when we enter a shop unless it is dirty, and then everyone notices it.
Cleaners clean a variety of retail spaces and commercial businesses across London and can clean yours too.
Cleaning service providers can create a commercial cleaning package for your retail space that works perfectly for you. So, if you only need to clean the customer-facing parts of your retail space, then you can ask the cleaners to only work when the shop is closed so that your customers can shop in peace.
Gyms can get very dirty extremely quickly if they are not cleaned. It is recommended that a gym use commercial cleaning services on a regular basis to stop the spread of viruses and bacteria.
Commercial cleaners will visit your gym during the quietest times of the day or when it is closed. Whichever works best for you. They will maintain a high level of cleanliness throughout the gym, and ensure any deep cleans are thorough enough to combat all dust, dirt, grime and bacteria.
Church cleaning services
Having a nice place of worship is very important to all of us. A calming, relaxing atmosphere is very difficult to achieve if a place of worship is not kept clean through commercial cleaning services.
Cleaners will come to your place of worship regularly and do all of the cleaning tasks for you. The cleaners can work within the church itself and any backstage areas to keep everything tidy, clean and calming for everyone. They can also provide deep cleans for churches and other places of worship if you have been unable to find a cleaner for any length of time.
School cleaning services
Cleaning a school is a very big job, but a very important job at the same time. The teachers and students need a clean and fresh environment to teach and learn in, so they can all be focused. They also need an environment free from bacteria and viruses to keep them fit and healthy.
Hiring a cleaning company for your school cleaning ensures you receive a team of professional and highly-trained cleaners for the whole cleaning job. The cleaners will clean your school on a daily basis and perform all daily cleaning tasks like vacuum cleaning, dusting and wiping the desks.
It is a good idea to get a deep clean during the school holidays to get the school ready for the students and teachers to return.
Car showroom cleaning
Car showrooms are some of the cleanest places on the planet. They have a very open, light and vibrant atmosphere, and this can be a real challenge to keep clean. It is not enough to simply sweep and mop the floors. Every aspect of a car showroom should be cleaned correctly each day to ensure that every customer has an excellent experience.
The cleanliness of a car showroom says a lot about the business, which is why commercial cleaning services are ever so important.
From work parties to kid parties and first dates to 50th anniversaries, restaurants see thousands of people come through their doors every year. Thousands of people expect to eat in a very clean and tidy restaurant.
Keeping a restaurant clean and tidy when you have so much foot flow, though, is not an easy thing to do at all. So, let a cleaning company help you with your commercial cleaning.
Cleaners can make quick work of making your restaurant look perfect and feel hygienic for your customers. Cleaners can be arranged to come in at a time that suits you, and ensure that your restaurant is always perfectly clean and ready to welcome customers or the health inspector!
Washroom services are overlooked by many, but they are a must-have for any business. The service will provide hand soap dispensers, hand towel holders, sanitary towel holders, air fresheners and a great deal more.
Washroom services also can provide maintenance schedules to keep all of your washroom supplies in good working order and ensure you always have soap. You can choose a washroom package to suit you and only supply you with what you need.
If you do not currently use a washroom service, then it is definitely a must to keep your employees and customers comfortable in your facilities.
Janitorial supply services
Cleaning companies can provide janitorial supplies and cleaning equipment that your business needs for commercial cleaning. From paper towels and toilet rolls to hand soap, dishwasher tablets and bin bags. You can order a janitorial supply package for your business’s cleaning supplies if you require it.
Hope you learned something about the types of cleaning on our list. If you have any questions about the types of cleaning mentioned here, you can further explore the Cleaning Express website.
The Cleaning Express customer service team is there to help too. Give them a ring, and someone can talk you through the perfect professional cleaning service for your home or business, or we can tailor one to suit your needs perfectly.
What are the 3 types of cleaning
The 3 types of cleaning:
- Regular cleaning: weekly or bi-weekly cleaning sessions that usually involve hoovering, mopping, dusting, and dishwashing.
- Deep cleaning: full deep clean of a home or office that targets important areas of the home such as the kitchen and bathroom.
- End of Tenancy cleaning: similar to a deep clean but follows a strict checklist approved by a landlord.
What are the two major types of cleaning
The two major types of cleaning are domestic cleaning to help people with their regular cleaning tasks and commercial cleaning for offices to help maintain a clean and tidy work environment for office staff.
What are the types of commercial cleaning services
- Regular office cleaning
- Office deep cleaning
- Car showroom
- Janitorial supplies