What is domestic cleaning?
Below, we’re answering what is domestic cleaning and what you can expect from a domestic cleaning session. We’ll also explore the differences between domestic cleaning services and other common cleaning services that people use to help you choose the right cleaning service for your home.
What is domestic cleaning: What to expect from domestic cleaning?
Domestic cleaning is a type of cleaning service to help with the weekly cleaning chores or one-off cleans that you don’t have time or expertise to do. These time-consuming household cleaning tasks can often pile up, so home cleaning services can be used to help.
The cleaning duties of a domestic cleaner vary depending on your weekly needs. A consistent cleaning service is usually enough for most households to maintain a high standard of cleaning throughout the home.
What do regular domestic cleaning services include?
Domestic cleaners will do a variety of cleaning tasks to help you manage the cleanliness of your home. This could be vacuuming carpets, wiping the kitchen surfaces, dusting, emptying bins, cleaning the bathroom or changing bedding, for example. Home cleaning services may also include things like ironing, stacking the dishwasher, putting the washing on, folding laundry, making beds, mopping floors etc.
House cleaners are there to help with the everyday cleaning tasks that need to be done around the home. A typical regular domestic cleaning session is two hours per week. So, a cleaner won’t be able to do things like oven cleaning, carpet cleaning or deep cleaning during these sessions. If you feel that your home is in need of a thorough cleaning, then you can get a one-off deep clean as a separate service.
Difference between domestic and End of Tenancy Cleaning?
It is best to think of regular house cleaning as a cosmetic cleaning of your home. The cleaners will vacuum, for example, but won’t move the furniture to get every area of the carpet.
An end-of-tenancy clean, though, is much just like a deep cleaning of the property. Every inch of the property will be cleaned perfectly. This includes the kitchen cabinets, behind the toilet, and every other commonly missed area. Our cleaners even use a cleaning checklist to ensure we don’t miss any areas that could result in additional charges to our customers.
Carpet cleaning, oven cleaning and window cleaning can also be added to end of tenancy cleans to ensure that the property looks perfect for handover.
While our professional home cleaning service is ideal for general cleaning help around the home or for a spring clean, our end of tenancy cleans are the best option to use if you are moving out of your rented property. They ensure an exceptionally good cleaning of the whole property and can help you avoid any cleaning charge being added to your deposit.
Read our article about the differences between domestic deep cleaning and End of Tenancy cleaning to learn more.
Average domestic cleaning service rates in the UK
The average hourly rate you pay for house cleaning services in the UK at the moment is between £15 and £25 per hour according to Check-a-Trade. This depends on the quality of the cleaning company and the area you live in.
Do domestic cleaners need to be insured?
While there is no law that states a cleaner must have insurance, any good quality cleaning company will have various insurance policies to protect their customers and staff. If any damage occurs in our customer’s homes during one of our cleaning sessions, we have the insurance to cover all damage and resolve the matter quickly.
Can a domestic cleaner customise their cleaning jobs?
Yes, they can. Well, the domestic cleaners at Cleaning Express are more than happy to customise the cleaning services they provide to clients; some cleaners may vary, though.
Sadly, our regular cleaners can’t offer a one-off deep clean, for example, during a standard house cleaning session, but you can book a deep cleaning session as a separate appointment.
What other domestic services do cleaners provide?
Cleaning Express has a nice variety of house cleaning services to choose from; these include:
- Spring cleaning (also known as a deep clean)
- Carpet cleaning
- Upholstery cleaning
- Ironing services
- After building cleaning
- and more
How to find a domestic cleaner?
For a professional cleaning service in London, give Cleaning Express a call today. We have years of experience providing the highest quality cleaning sessions to customers across the city. If you aren’t in London, look for a cleaning company that has plenty of experience, liability insurance and highly trained cleaners that can perform all of the cleaning you need.
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