Benefits Of An Expert Deep Clean; Something Wonderous and Results!

Before and after banister clean

Introduction

Are you thinking about a deep clean? It can sometimes feel daunting! We’ve all been there—life gets busy, priorities shift, and suddenly, our once pristine home could use a little extra attention. Fear not, there’s absolutely no judgment here. We understand that there can be feelings of embarrassment or apprehension about the perceived state of your home. Rest assured, it’s never as bad as you think, and there’s never any judgment from our end. We have four children a dog and a cat and work all the hours we can, so we get it!

A clean home is essential for our health and well-being, but sometimes, regular cleaning routines just aren’t enough to achieve the level of cleanliness we desire. This is where deep cleaning comes in. In the below guide, you can explore the concept of a intensive cleaning, its importance, and how it can benefit both your home and your health.

What is a Deep Cleaning?

It may also be known as intensive cleaning or thorough cleaning, is a meticulous process that goes beyond the surface-level cleaning tasks of everyday maintenance. While routine cleaning focuses on tidying up and maintaining a basic level of cleanliness, deep cleaning targets areas and surfaces that are often overlooked.

The Importance of a thorough clean

Deep cleaning serves several important purposes:

  1. Removing Built-Up Dirt and Grime: Over time, dirt, dust, and grime can accumulate in various areas of our homes, including behind appliances, inside cabinets, and under furniture. A deep clean helps to eliminate this build up. We especially love the tops of kitchen cupboards
  2. Eliminating Germs and Bacteria: In addition to visible dirt and grime, there are also invisible threats lurking in our homes: germs and bacteria. Deep cleaning involves disinfecting surfaces and high-touch areas, such as doorknobs, light switches, and remote controls, to reduce the risk of illness and promote a healthier living environment. One of our favourite touch points is the banisters!
  3. Preventing Allergens: Dust, pet dander, and other allergens can exacerbate allergies and respiratory issues. Deep cleaning helps to remove these allergens from your home, providing relief for allergy sufferers and improving indoor air quality.
  4. Maintaining and Prolonging the Life of Your Home: Regular deep cleaning can help to prevent the deterioration of surfaces and furnishings by removing dirt and debris that can cause damage over time. By investing in deep cleaning, you’re not only keeping your home clean and hygienic but also preserving its longevity and value.

What is involved?

Intensive cleaning encompasses a wide range of tasks, including but not limited to:

  • Dusting and wiping down skirting boards, even behind furniture
  • Vacuuming all areas of the home, including behind furniture and up high
  • Cleaning inside cupboards, taking everything out
  • Appliances, including fridges, microwaves and washing machine drawers
  • Windows and especially window channels – ideal before the summer starts!
  • Bathrooms, including toilets, sinks, showers and screens, as well as the bath
  • Disinfecting high-touch surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, countertops and bannisters
  • Removing cobwebs and cleaning light fixtures
  • Mopping floors

When Should You Do It?

While regular cleaning should be done on a frequent basis, a deep clean is typically done less frequently. Some people choose quarterly or every six months. You may wish to have a deep clean before special occasions, such as Christmas or a big birthday party. Sometimes it may be after these events!

Conclusion

Deep cleaning is a vital component of maintaining a clean, healthy, and hygienic home. By going beyond the surface and tackling hidden dirt, grime, and germs, deep cleaning helps to create a living environment that promotes well-being; tidy house tidy mind! Whether you’re preparing for a party, getting ready for summer (if it ever comes), or simply striving for a cleaner home, we can help you with a deep clean. Contact us and schedule your deep clean today! You could even start by using our Pricing Calculator to get a rough estimate of the cost. We look forward to hearing from you.

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How Much Does It Actually Cost Me? Introducing Transparent Pricing!

As you consider hiring a cleaning company you will most likely have a myriad of questions, with one of the most crucial being, “How much does it cost?” We recognise the significance of this question and are here to shed light on the factors that influence pricing.

Understanding Cleaning Categories: Cleaning needs can be categorised into two main areas – Residential/Domestic and Commercial. Before choosing a cleaning company, it’s essential to ensure they specialise in the type of space you need cleaning, whether it’s your loved home or a bustling office.

Exploring Types of Cleans:

From regular maintenance to deep cleans, end-of-tenancy to new house cleans, and specialised cleans, each has its unique requirements. Here at Evolve Cleaning we tailor our services to match your needs, ensuring a customised approach that aligns with the specifics of your cleaning project and is transparent in answering, “how much does it cost?”

Why Do Prices Differ?

Cleaning isn’t a one-size-fits-all service and so answering your “how much does it cost” question needs some clarification. The size of your property, the time required, and the specific cleaning needs all contribute to the final cost. A bedroom may look like a bedroom, but the time and effort to clean each can vary significantly. We consider these nuances to provide a fair and accurate pricing structure.

Factors Influencing the Price:

Size: Whether it’s a cozy bedroom or a spacious living area, the size of the space plays a pivotal role in determining the cost.

Time: The complexity and challenges of a particular space impact the time needed for thorough cleaning, influencing the overall price.

Finer Details or Added Extras: Additional services such as washing up, making beds, or addressing specific requirements may be considered as added extras. For specialist cleans, unique equipment or products might be necessary, affecting the pricing.

Total Price or Hourly Rate: Understanding the pricing structure is crucial. Some companies provide a total price, while others adopt an hourly rate. It’s essential to be aware of the contributing factors and ask for an itemized quote for transparency.

Company or Solo Cleaner: with a host of options available, you will need to consider if it is a company you are hiring or a solo cleaner. A company is likely to have larger overheads, a bigger team and other expenses that will all add to the price. A solo cleaner may have more availability and could be quicker to fulfil your clean.

What to Expect in Terms of Rates

Hourly rates generally fall within the £14 – £22/hour bracket, but keep in mind that VAT registration and additional charges for travel may apply. Requesting an itemised quote allows you to see the breakdown of costs clearly.

In Conclusion

While we can provide you with a general outline, each cleaning company will have its unique approach. When faced with variations in pricing, don’t hesitate to ask for an explanation. Understanding the factors discussed here will empower you to make an informed decision about the best cleaning service for your needs. Stay tuned for more insights into the world of professional cleaning as we continue to answer your most pressing questions.

What Cleaning Services Are On Offer To Me? Know More!

Not all cleaning companies are the same or offer the same types of service. Have you ever asked what cleaning services are on offer to me? Asking this is key to finding the perfect match. Some companies may offer one or two of these services whereas others will offer them all. Knowing what service is on offer will help you choose the best fit for your cleaning needs.

1. Regular Cleans: the foundation of a clean home and organised space. Scheduled at intervals that suit your lifestyle, these cleans maintain a standard of cleanliness in your home or office.

2. Deep Cleans: Sometimes you require a more thorough approach. Deep cleans, conducted less frequently (perhaps monthly or quarterly), target hidden dirt and grime, ensuring your home or offices remains pristine and hygienic.

3. End of Tenancy Cleans: Moving out or welcoming new tenants? End-of-tenancy cleans are designed to leave your property spotless, helping to meet the requirements for deposit return and ensuring a fresh start for the next occupants.

4. New Home Cleans: For those buying a new home, these cleaning services extend to preparing your home before you move in. Ensure a clean canvas for your next adventure.

5. Specialised Cleans: Beyond the general categories, there are specialised cleaning services to cater to unique needs. Whether it’s a specific room, an outbuilding, or a games room, a clinical area, high up or low down.

6. Oven Cleaning: Your kitchen’s focal point deserves special attention. Oven cleaning services tackle stubborn grease and grime, ensuring your appliance operates at its best. This is often a separate service as to do a full and complete job, specialist equipment and solutions are required.

7. Carpet Cleaning: Carpets harbour dust and allergens, impacting indoor air quality. Professional carpet cleaning services use advanced techniques, equipment and solutions to revitalise your carpets, leaving them fresh and allergen-free. This is often a stand-alone service due to the nature of the equipment needed.

8. Upholstery Cleaning: Furniture and soft furnishings are an integral part of your home. Upholstery cleaning services rejuvenates your sofas, chairs and curtains enhancing their appearance and extending their lifespan. These cleans are often carried out by the same team as the carpet cleans.

9. External Window Cleaning: The exterior of your home or office makes a lasting and immediate impression. External window cleaning services ensures that your windows sparkle, enhancing the overall “curb appeal” of your property. External cleaners may also offer soft washing, gutter clearance, jet washing and more.

10. Additional Services: In addition to the listed services, cleaning companies may offer various extras. From internal window cleaning to washing up, making beds, and putting clothes away, these additional services can be tailored to your specific requirements.

Always ensure you speak with the cleaning company for full details and information about all the services on offer to you, before making a decision to confirm they are the right fit for your needs.

How important is a ladder? Does your cleaner have one?

Do you have a cleaner? What sort of cleaning do they do for you? I will assume they are not a giant? The average roof height in the UK is just under 8ft tall (2.4m) and the majority of kitchen units, sit just below this. So my question is this? How important is a ladder? If your cleaner doesn’t use a ladder or steps of some description, are they carrying out a thorough clean?

This is most relevant if your property is having a deep clean or an end of tenancy clean, where a cleaning team has a single opportunity to carry out a fantastic job and not miss any spot, high or low – and low is as easy to miss as high. A little easier to bend down to but you really do have to get low and look from all angles, another reason I assume there are not too many giant cleaners out there!

Typical spots that we know are easily missed are tops of kitchen cupboards, high windows, ledges that stick out and other unusual areas that may be taller than the average. If a customer is requesting a deep clean it is more often than not because they cannot reach these dizzying heights or that they are not the usual places that are cleaned on a regular basis. We can all manage the bathroom, toilet and kitchen surfaces pretty easily.

We see every property we clean before we send a quote to you, this is partly because your version of clean and mine is very different and your two bedroom house may be some what larger than my two bedroom house! But, when we see your property we know what to expect and what equipment we may need to bring. Not every clean is the same and as such we should always be prepared to have all the tools we need to hand.

That said, just in case we have missed something or you ask us for a little more, we always carry extra bits and pieces including low steps and a larger ladder to ensure we get to all those spots that you expect to be cleaned.

Are you asking the right questions? Price is usually the first question and rightly so but in our experience value is more important and are you getting the value for money that you expect and deserve? While a cleaner carrying a ladder with them may not be the be all and end all of value, it may well be an indication how they approach the job and ultimately the value that you will get from them!

Wonderful Christmas Hamper Competition; Results are in!

Prior to Christmas we ran our hamper competition to find two lucky winners; the first an individual or family and the second a local business. The individual hamper is a cream tea for two and the office hamper is a larger hamper that colleagues are able to share in the new year! Both were supplied by the fantastic team at Devon Hampers.

Winners announced, Chiefs Style!

At the time of the draw we were lucky enough to be at an Exeter Chiefs training day and it was fantastic to see the team in training ready for their upcoming match – which our of interest they won, beating Tigers 29-10!! During a meet and greet with the players we were cheeky and asked if one of the players might be able to select a winner from those that had entered. Olly Woodburn was kind enough to agree to do this for us.

Here Olly is reading out the name of the lucky individual winner…

Well done to Sam Thomas who will enjoy a lovely cream tea for two, come the new year!

Here Olly is reading out the name of the lucky business winner…

Well done to Amy Woolfenden of Complete Build Partnerships who will be able to share a host of goodies with the team come the new year.

Thank you to our wonderful entrants and customers

We has such a lovely response to our competition and it is always sad to have to pick only two winners but everyone who entered has received a little thank you gift as well!

We wish everyone a very happy and prosperous 2024 and hope that the year brings all that everyone would like and works hard for. We have some exciting plans that we will of course share as the year starts and moves on!

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all!

Focus On The Unseen: More Awesome Attention To Detail

Introduction:

As I was cleaning a window channel at a client’s house the other day, my daughter who had joined me for the day, asked, “Why do you do that? No one will notice!” It was a simple comment that got me pondering over the essence of what we do at Evolve Cleaning. It’s about those details that often go unnoticed, yet they define our commitment to excellence. So let’s look at our services, the standard practices that set us apart, and why these seemingly small tasks matter more than we realize.

The Window Channel: A Microcosm of Excellence:

Opening a window in your new home should be a moment of excitement, not dismay. That’s why we clean window channels, a task that might go unnoticed when impeccably done. The irony is that when clean, these channels often escape attention – that’s the beauty of it. Our philosophy is simple: creating a space where even the unseen is cared for, making every corner a delight.

The ‘Unseen’ Champions:

Our attention to detail transcends window channels. Imagine the surprise of finding a pristine fridge or freezer, a washing machine with a sparkling detergent drawer, and a sink area devoid of hidden dirt (underneath and the plugs themselves). These aren’t just chores for us; they’re the unsung heroes of a spotless living space. Cleaning under sinks, addressing cat flaps, meticulously caring for window frames and channels, refreshing front doors inside and out, and even tending to the often-overlooked picture rails – these are the subtle acts of care that define our service.

Beyond the Surface: Uncovering the Essence:

Our approach isn’t just about cleanliness; it’s about crafting an experience. The uncommon, emotional, and powerful moments lie in those areas we so diligently clean – spaces that might not draw immediate attention but collectively contribute to the ambiance you’ll cherish and remember. It’s about the satisfaction of opening a door, knowing it’s as clean on the inside as it is on the outside. It’s the reassurance that every nook and cranny, every forgotten corner, has been tended to.

Conclusion: The Essence of Unseen Brilliance:

As I ponder my daughter’s question, I’m reminded that real attention to detail often lies in what’s unseen. It’s in the effort we put into the overlooked corners, the unnoticed areas, and the details that may escape immediate attention. At Evolve Cleaning, we’re not just cleaning; we’re crafting an environment where the unseen is as exquisite as the seen. So, the next time you open a window, peer into a fridge, or stroll through your front door, remember – it’s the ‘unseen’ care that defines the brilliance of your space.

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Amazing new construction cleaning contract; excited to be working with CBP for the first time!

Evolve Cleaning, renowned for its transformative approach to cleanliness, proudly shares its construction journey and unveils a thrilling new partnership with Complete Build Partnerships.

Transforming Spaces, One Project at a Time:

Evolve Cleaning isn’t your average construction cleaning company – we’re the choreographers of cleanliness, bringing life to spaces with an eco-conscious touch. Our journey through various construction and renovation projects has been fascinating and a steep learning curve. From the initial stages to the final completion, we ensure our high standards are maintained.

Beyond Cleaning: A Commitment to Excellence:

Our commitment to excellence is the cornerstone of our ethos. Each project we undertake is a testament to our dedication, and desire to help our customers, whatever the size of their project. We aim not only for cleanliness but also for an unwavering commitment to perfection and a passion for enhancing the projects on which we work.

Stability Amidst Construction Chaos:

Navigating the chaos of construction and renovation can be daunting, which is why Evolve Cleaning offers stability. We ensure that your space emerges not just clean but also welcoming and inviting, ready to unveil and show off. Our collaboration with project teams and experts guarantees an experience that’s seamless.

Introducing a Thrilling Partnership: Complete Build Partnerships:

Today, we’re thrilled to announce an exciting new project starting later this year. Evolve Cleaning is delighted to be working alongside Complete Build Partnerships for not one, but two fantastic new housing development projects. These ventures are a testament to our shared commitment to innovation, quality, and delivering spaces that inspire.

A Future of Elevated Cleanliness and Transformation:

As Evolve Cleaning embraces this new chapter, our commitment to transforming spaces and delivering unmatched cleanliness remains stronger than ever. The partnership with Complete Build Partnerships is another step in our journey and company development.

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For more information about Evolve Cleaning and our transformative approach to cleanliness and construction work, see our website here.

Really powerful collaboration with fantastic company

Where it began

When we started Evolve Cleaning, although we had a general idea of what we wanted our business to become we jumped in without a clear road map! If you asked us then, about our future, I am pretty sure it wouldn’t reflect what we have achieved thus far!

However, one thing that has remained unwavering is the desire to have a minimal impact on the environment and ensure that the products we use and the choices we make, are aligned with our customers. We consider ourselves as eco-conscious because we understand that sometimes there are certain products or methods that we cannot avoid using in order to complete a particular cleaning need (click here for our services). We also drive diesel guzzling vehicles; this is pure practicality as we are not in a position to afford fully electric cars and actually have no way of charging them at our base. When these issues are resolved, this is a route we will of course explore in more details.

Collaboration

We were also keen to collaborate with other other local firms who share a similar ethos to ourselves. We were lucky to meet Alex and Emma from Elmkind who are based in Dawlish. Like us, they are a family run, local business and are “dedicated to providing honest, natural and beautiful cleaning products.” We love their products, with no single use plastics, refill options and sustainable aluminium bottles – the latter being particularly handy when lugged around a building site!

Conclusion

We often reflect on our past business plans and journey, learning we can improve and make small, strategic changes. It can sometimes be frustrating to realise that we are not where we feel we should be! However, this is common for smaller and growing businesses! What we do take comfort in, is the consistency of our core values of offering a high end cleaning service, providing excellent customer care and support, and all the while minimising our environmental impact.

An informative, need to know low-down of Evolve Cleaning

Introduction

Here at Evolve Cleaning, where we take pride in providing you with exceptional cleaning services while prioritising your health and the environment. As a family-run business, we have been operating for several years, offering high-end cleaning solutions using eco-conscious products. Our journey began with a simple desire to be our own bosses and to deliver a service that truly makes a difference.

Services we offer

We understand that your home or project has unique cleaning needs and that’s why we offer a diverse range of specialised cleaning services. From thorough end-of-tenancy cleans to sparkling new home cleans, from meticulous deep cleans to efficient construction cleaning, we have the expertise and skills to tackle all of these. Our goal is to meet and exceed the expectations of homeowners, landlords, and professionals who value impeccable cleanliness. For full details click here

The Evolve Difference

We are passionate about sustainability and minimising our impact on the environment. That’s why we have made a conscious choice, where possible to use eco-conscious cleaning products throughout our services. By opting for these alternatives, we ensure that your homes and offices are not only impeccably clean but helps you feel they are playing your part for the environment.

Customer Experience

Customer satisfaction is at the heart of everything we do at Evolve Cleaning. We take pride in going above and beyond to exceed your expectations. Our attention to detail, dedication, and commitment to delivering exceptional results have earned us a loyal customer base. It’s not just about completing a job! It’s about leaving you delighted with the transformation we bring to your homes and spaces.

Who we work with

Building strong collaborations and partnerships has been instrumental in our growth and success. We have formed valuable relationships with local developers and builders, earning their trust and recognition for our reliability and professionalism. Additionally, our ability to secure contracts with international companies speaks volumes about the quality of our services. These collaborations and partnerships enable us to expand our reach and continue providing top-notch cleaning services.

Engaging with you

In today’s digital world, effective marketing is essential. At Evolve Cleaning, we utilise various marketing strategies to connect with our target audience. Being active members of BNI, a business networking organisation, has allowed us to build valuable relationships and friendships. Giving us a network of partners we share with you, allowing us to refer other local, reliable businesses to help complete projects.

Our strong online presence through social media platforms and a user-friendly website, help showcase our services and values and gives a personal introduction to who we are.

The challenges we face

Running a business comes with its fair share of challenges, and we are no exception. Staffing has been a recurring obstacle, with high turnover and the need to find the right people. However, our determination in recruiting and retaining highly skilled cleaning operatives has allowed us to overcome these challenges and maintain the high standards we are known for.

Awards and Recognition

In recognition of our commitment to excellence, we were honoured to be nominated for the Best Family Business in the Entrepreneurs Circle national awards in 2022. This acknowledgment reflects the dedication of our team and our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional service.

Conclusion

At Evolve Cleaning, we take pride in our ability to transform your home or spaces while promoting environmental sustainability. With our specialised cleaning services, eco-conscious practices, and a customer-centric approach, we are dedicated to providing you with the highest level of cleanliness and satisfaction. As a local family-run business, we have grown organically, relying on word-of-mouth referrals and the trust we have built within our network.

Looking to the future, our vision for Evolve Cleaning is to continue expanding our team of highly skilled cleaning operatives, ensuring that we can meet the growing demand for our services without compromising on quality. We strive to remain at the forefront of the industry by constantly evaluating and evolving our business to adapt to the changing needs of our customers.

It’s never just a quickie! Remarkably Revealing!

We are often asked to do just a quick clean, “don’t worry it just needs a quick once over!” It is never, nor should ever be a quick once over! It usually comes down to people’s perception of what clean is, how involved the cleaning process can be and a concern that it may cost more if too much time is taken. Rest assured if your cleaners really did just give it a once over, you would complain the job hadn’t been done.

So, let’s look at each of the above in turn, starting with what clean is. Surfaces can look clean and indeed may be disinfected, but what about behind the kettle, the top of the drawer or down the cracks. These are all areas that may appear clean but ask a friend to make a cuppa and what might they find lurking behind the kettle and in the cutlery drawer?!

How hard can the cleaning be, a quick wipe over and its done?! This is true and cleaning in general is not quite rocket science but it does require thought and consideration. Imagine that your brand-new stainless-steel hob or shiny kitchen cupboards are cleaned with the wrong type of product and cloth, suddenly they’re not looking so clean and those scratches will never come out!

It will be cheaper if its quick! Well, this may be true, but you should be paying for the value your cleaning team offers. If they do a speedy, rushed job, the chances are you that job will need repeating at further expense and even at the expense of the company’s reputation, all because it turns out that it wasn’t actually just a quickie!

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