- What services does Clear Interiors offer?
We offer a range of domestic cleaning services in and around Norwich, Norfolk. Services include Regular Cleans, Spring Cleans, End of Tenancy Cleans and more. All cleaning services can be tailored to meet individual needs. Click here to learn more about our services.
- How do your cleaning services work?
Our regular cleaning services normally work by arranging a regular day of the week for us to visit, and the frequency you would like (e.g. weekly, fortnightly or monthly). We can act as secure key holders meaning you don’t have to stay in and wait for teams to arrive. On the day of your clean, a team of two cleaners will visit your home to do a thorough top-to-bottom clean, only leaving once the entire clean is complete, not when time is up. Your clean will be given a fixed price to cover the entire clean regardless of time taken and will be brought up to the same standard each time.
- Who will clean my home?
We have an experienced team of staff who all receive the same, thorough in-house training. Usually teams work in pairs and management carries out regular spot checks of work being carried out to ensure standards are being maintained. Click here to meet our team!
- Will the same people clean my home every time?
We do not guarantee that the same staff will visit your property every time, but everyone at Clear Interiors is able to deliver the same standard of service.
The reasons for different teams sometimes needing to attend are due to things like: new staff joining, sickness, holidays, maternity leave, a staff member leaving, and also because of the complexity of scheduling all our customers in the most efficient way, which helps to reduce our travel time and therefore our carbon emissions.
You can find out more about our staff here, and all teams will be identifiable by their uniforms. We are more than happy to discuss this with you if it is of any concern.
- What time will my clean take place?
Teams carry out cleans on weekdays from 08:30-16:00. The time may vary from week to week, however, it is sometimes possible to allocate some customers to receive their clean first. This means their clean will begin between 08:30-09:00. Please contact us if you require this and where possible we will arrange this for you.
- Can I choose which day of the week my home is cleaned?
We will always try to accommodate any preference for a particular day of the week. Once a day has been agreed, your clean will always take place on this day unless we contact you to request a different day.
- How often does my home need to be cleaned?
This will be discussed and decided during your initial appointment with us. This can be tailored to suit your needs and budget. Most customers opt for weekly, fortnightly or monthly cleans.
- Will my home need a Spring Clean initially?
- Can you accommodate special requests?
If you have any special requirements, or if there’s anything we should take into consideration, do let us know. We’ll add notes to your job-sheet, which teams check before commencing any cleans or ironing. Have a look at our Additional Services and Bespoke Cleaning Rota pages for more information about the extras you can add in.
- How do I book a clean?
Booking a clean is easy. You can call 07889 489 174, email, or book directly here to arrange an initial appointment. One of our experienced managers will come to your home to discuss your needs. We’ll provide a quote and give you time to decide if we’re the right fit for you.
If you decide to go ahead, we’ll arrange a convenient date to get started!
- Do I have to provide anything?
You must provide safe access to the property, legal parking, electricity and hot water. Fresh bin bags may also need to be provided where appropriate.
- Do you provide all equipment and chemicals?
Yes. We provide all equipment and chemicals. Our staff are all trained to safely use our effective products in your home. Read more about our products here.
- Do I have to do anything before a clean takes place?
No. However, to get the most out of the service, we recommend tidying up surfaces and floors, washing up and putting away pots, unless there are only a few breakfast things left out. We know this isn’t always possible so please don’t worry if you cannot always do this.
- What cleaning duties will be carried out?
The standard duties carried out for each type of clean we offer can be found on the individual service pages. If something you would like us to do is not covered, please discuss this with us and we will always try to accommodate specific requirements.
Click here to see a table comparing the duties included as standard for our different types of clean.
- Is there anything you won’t clean?
Occasionally there may be items we will decline to clean. Most often, this will involve animal, human or medical waste. Anything that causes a health and safety risk to our staff will not be possible. We can only climb 2 steps up a ladder, which allows us to use small stepladders, due to insurance coverage limitations.
- Is it ok if I am in the house during the clean?
Yes. We are more than happy to work around you! We just ask that where possible, you vacate the room the teams are cleaning in.
- What’s included in the cost of my clean?
We will stay until the job is done each and every time, providing uniformed, fully trained, insured staff, cleaning products and equipment. Our management team is always on hand to help oversee the quality of the clean, and ensure holiday and sickness cover is provided.
As our staff are employed directly by us (we are not an agency), you do not have any responsibility to check that they are legally able to work in the UK, insured and paying the correct taxes. You don’t need to advertise, interview, train and hire/fire your cleaners and you don’t need to keep an eye on supplies of cleaning products and equipment, or leave out to do lists.
Visit our individual service pages to see which duties are included for each type of clean.
You’re free to sit back and enjoy your home and use your time for something more enjoyable!
- What payment options do you offer?
You may pay by cash, cheque or bank transfer. Cash or cheque should be left out somewhere prominent for the team to collect when they visit. Bank transfers must be made within 3 days of your clean taking place. Invoices can be emailed to you, or printed and left in your home at the end of a clean.
- How long do I have to pay?
For any one-off services, such as a Spring Clean or End of Tenancy Clean, we will ask for a 50% deposit to be paid at the latest, 48 hours before the clean takes place. For all other services, full payment is expected within 3 days of the clean taking place, except where alternative arrangements have been made.
- Do I have to leave a tip?
Tips and gifts are greatly appreciated and a powerful way to say thank you, however you are not required to do so.
- Where will staff park when they visit my home?
Parking is something we ask customers to be responsible for. You will need to ensure there is somewhere for our team to park legally. This may mean providing a permit, allowing access to your drive, or letting us know of some nearby street parking. If this is not available, we can discuss the option of paid parking, the cost of which you will be liable for.
- Is it safe to leave keys with staff?
Yes. We hold keys for most of our customers, which makes using our service even easier. We keep keys separate from our job-sheets, which contain identifying information and keys are coded in a way that means they cannot be identified with each customer. Keys are kept securely, locked away and are not left in staff cars when out and about.
- What if I don’t provide a key?
If you do not wish to provide a key, you, or someone else will need to be present on the day of the clean to allow access to the property and to lock up at the end.
- I have an alarm system, is this ok?
Yes. We are used to keeping alarm codes and resetting house alarms before leaving. Just provide us with accurate information about your alarm system and keep us updated if the code changes.
- Do I have to sign up to a lengthy contract?
No. There is no contractual obligation between Clear Interiors and its customers. We instead hope to develop returning customers through provision of an excellent service, open communication and responsiveness to feedback or complaints.
- I have pets. Does this affect how you work in my home?
We are a pet friendly company! We will ask for some information about them at your appointment and get any specific instructions about how we should work around them when in your home. We’ll also check with you if there are any areas of the house that we should pay special attention to, such as extra vacuuming of the sofa, if pet fur tends to build up there. All of our cleaning products are pet friendly too.
- What should I do if I am going on holiday or need to rearrange a clean?
If you need to amend your booking, please let us know at the earliest opportunity. We require 24 hours notice for cancelling or rearranging a Regular Clean and 48 hours notice for cancelling or rearranging a Spring Clean/End of Tenancy Clean/Initial Clean. Please see our Terms and Conditions for details of cancellation fees that may apply where notice is not provided.
- What if something is missed during my clean?
Occasionally something may be missed. If this occurs, you should let us know within 24 hours of the clean taking place. We will send a team to re-clean the missed items. You must allow the cleaner to return and you must be present at this time in order to confirm that the work has been carried out to your satisfaction.
- What should I do with fragile or valuable items during a clean?
Fragile and valuable items should ideally be put away when a clean is carried out to avoid breakage.
- What happens if something gets broken?
If a breakage occurs, our staff must report this to us. Customers should also let us know if they are aware of a breakage within 24 hours of the clean taking place. If it is agreed that our staff caused the damage, we will offer to have the item/s repaired, or we will rectify the issue through our insurance, by crediting you with the item/s if it is found to be our fault.
For full details, please see our Terms and Conditions.
- What if staff are off sick or on holiday?
As all our staff have received the same training, any of our staff will be able to clean your home to the same high standards. When a team member is off sick or on holiday, our other staff will normally be able to cover all the cleans we have scheduled. There may be rare instances where we will need to contact you to rearrange a clean.
- Are you insured?
Yes. Clear Interiors has Public and Employer’s Liability Insurance. We are happy to discuss the details of this with you if you have any questions.
- How are staff vetted and trained?
All staff go through a rigorous recruitment and training procedure. They must all submit an application form and attend an interview. If successful, we will verify their right to work in the UK, obtain two satisfactory references and put them through our 6 month probationary and training period. They are overseen by our two managers and will work alongside an experienced Trainer during this time. In addition, all staff are continuously monitored, with work being regularly spot checked, and all receive regular training.
- How do I know who is coming into my home?
You will recognise our staff by their uniforms. If you are ever unsure of who has arrived at your home, you can always call our office for reassurance. You can also see our Meet the Team page to get to know some of our staff and see who may be visiting.