Initial Clean

Cleaning customers white dresser with bright green houseplant on top

Sometimes new customers’ homes are already beautifully maintained and don’t require a Spring Clean before a Regular Clean begins. For these A* customers we instead carry out an Initial Clean before a Regular Clean commences.

This type of clean lies somewhere between a Spring Clean and a Regular Clean with staff using their discretion to apply more elbow grease where needed, but otherwise carrying out the duties of a Regular Clean. Once finished, your home will be as spotless as any customer’s who receives a Spring Clean.

What’s included as standard?

Below are all the duties we include as standard in our initial cleaning service. All aspects of your clean can be adapted to suit your needs. Click here to see a table comparing all of our cleaning services and the duties we include.

All Rooms
De-cobwebbing, where it’s possible to reachYes
Cleaning light fittings, removing the shade if necessaryYes
Dusting light fittingsYes
Cleaning door handlesYes
Cleaning light switchesYes
Dusting plug socketsYes
Dusting skirting boards, interior door panels and door framesYes
Dusting interior window ledges and framesYes
Dusting pictures and ornaments, lifting and dusting underneathYes
Mirrors cleaned and buffed with micro fibre clothsYes
Furniture moved and cleaned behind, except desks with computers on and kitchen appliances or where furniture is too heavy or unsafe to be movedYes
Furniture polished, where appropriateYes
Furniture dustedYes
Floors vacuumedYes
Dusting radiators, front, back and between as appropriateYes
Cleaning glass panels on internal doorsYes
Curtain poles and ringsYes
Curtains vacuumed as appropriateYes
Blinds dustedYes
Upholstery vacuumed, removing cushions and throwsYes
TV & HiFi cleaned using microfibre clothesYes
Cushion plumpingYes
Bins emptied, outside of the bin sanitised and fresh bin bags addedYes
Fresh towels, dishcloths, tea towels and shower mats put outNo
Dusting plantsYes
Computers cleaned around without movingYes
Brass polishingNo
Making the bedYes
Bathrooms and Toilets
Descale and sanitise toilets. Inside of toilets are cleaned if a toilet brush is provided.Yes
Baths descaled and sanitised, including external panelsYes
Sinks descaled and sanitised including underside and pedestalYes
Toilet paper foldedYes
Towels foldedYes
Inside soap dish and toothbrush holdersYes
Showers and shower screens descaled and sanitisedYes
Bidets descaled and sanitisedYes
Taps and shower heads de-scaled and polishedYes
Tiles and taps de-scaled and polishedYes
Kitchens / Utility Rooms
Kitchen surfaces and shelves cleaned and sanitisedYes
Outside of cupboards and drawers cleaned and sanitisedYes
Tiles and splash-backs de-greased and polishedYes
Underside of eye-level units cleaned and sanitisedYes
Clean kitchen table and chairsYes
Hob cleaned and buffedYes
Extractor fan / hood cleanedYes
Inside rim of dishwasher cleanedYes
Exterior of the oven cleanedYes
Gaps between free-standing appliances hoovered and mopped where possibleYes
External clean of the microwaveYes
Exterior of appliances such as kettles, toasters, blenders, etc, cleanedYes
Sinks de-scaled and polishedYes
Interior kitchen window cleaned and buffedYes
Outside of white goods cleanedYes
Washing up the breakfast dishes or putting them in the dishwasher and putting the dishwasher on. Large amounts will not be washed up.Yes
Empty and clean the crumb trays in toastersYes
Accepting deliveriesYes
Dealing with tradespeopleYes