The initial contact from Claire was professional and demonstrated a company who want to provide their customers with a quality service – a refreshing change from a previous provider of cleaning services.
The Cleanhome service is very efficient: they found me a reliable cleaner and were very attentive to my needs.
We have been using your cleaning service since May 2015 and are very pleased with the cleaner we have each week. She is very trustworthy, reliable and helpful and I am very happy with the service we receive.
Dawn has been punctual and has carried out her required duties in a conscientious and very acceptable manner. I have no hesitation in recommending her.
The strange world we are in at the moment has many of us worrying that being at home more means using more energy. I myself have had those thoughts. As such i have found great help from ovoenergy.com. They have posted several blogs on how to use less energy while at home. I have broken these tips down into different rooms or aspects of the house.
Save energy by using a microwave instead of a hob to heat or reheat items. If you need to use a hob ensure you are using the correct size pan/hob as leaked energy or heat from pans being too small or the hob used being too large adds up a lot.
Other simple tips include leaving the oven door open once you have finished using it. This will allow the heat to disperse through the house saving on heating.
Only filling kettles and pots up with the amount of water you need also saves on energy as does putting lids on pots when boiling water on the hob.
Our final kitchen tip is to pull out your fridges and freezers out two or three times a year and vacuum the coils. This means your fridges don’t have to work as hard to cool the interior.
Bleeding radiators makes sure they work effectively and heat to their full extent meaning they do not need to be on as long. Another tip for radiators is to keep them clear! Blocking the front of a radiator with furniture or long curtains will make them need to work extra hard to heat the house as all the heat will be lost or absorbed.
Ovoenergy.com recommends turning down thermostats by 1 degree to save on average £80 a year on heating bills. They also recommend making draft excluders to cover bottoms of doors. This will allow rooms to be heated much more effectively.
When washing your clothes it can be much easier and quicker to wash at high temperature for a shorter amount of time and then put it in the tumble dryer. This costs a significant amount more per year. Washing at a lower temperature saves on per wash costs and drying clothes on a washing line or clothes horse will also save a good chunk of money.
To save a lot of money each month switch from baths to showers. This uses a lot less water meaning you save a lot more money. For those who already shower, ovoenergy.com estimate that taking a shower that is one minute shorter every day will save you £10 a year on your bills.
The final energy saving tip of today is to paint your walls with satin paint or semigloss paint. Painting with these paints means you can use lower wattage on your light bulbs as they reflect light much better. Ensuring your lightbulbs stay dust free also helps elevate the amount of light you have in rooms.
All these simple tips can save you hundreds across a year in energy bills. For more great tips and tricks make sure you check out our blog page and social media pages!
Just to let you know we are open for business as usual and you can continue to have your cleaner clean your house.
The government has made it clear that cleaners are still permitted to work inside peoples' homes as long as Government Guidelines on social distancing and staying safe are followed (see below). In summary:
You can be outside of your home for work purposes where your place of work remains open and where you cannot work from home, including if your job involves working in other people's homes.
The full text can be found here New National Restrictions from 5 January (in England; there are similar texts available for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). Specifically relating to cleaners, the guidance continues: 'This guidance applies to those working in, visiting or delivering to home environments. These include, but are not limited to, people working in the following areas:
Note this guidance is for people who are fit and well, and is dependent on the following social distancing guidelines being followed:
The good news with regard to cleaning is that the cleaners can social distance from their clients very easily, and we would advise that, if you are at home when they are there, that you remain in a separate room to your cleaner.
If you are happy to adhere to the government guidelines - and if your cleaner has not been in touch already - then please just call the office and we will ensure that your cleaning continues.
The Cleanhome Team