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 reach Yes
Cleaning light fittings, removing the shade if necessary Yes
Dusting light fittings Yes
Cleaning door handles Yes
Cleaning light switches Yes
Dusting plug sockets Yes
Dusting skirting boards, interior door panels and door frames Yes
Dusting interior window ledges and frames Yes
Dusting pictures and ornaments, lifting and dusting underneath Yes
Mirrors cleaned and buffed with micro fibre cloths Yes
Furniture moved and cleaned behind, except desks with computers on and kitchen appliances or where furniture is too heavy or unsafe to be moved Yes
Furniture polished, where appropriate Yes
Furniture dusted Yes
Floors vacuumed Yes
Dusting radiators, front, back and between as appropriate Yes
Cleaning glass panels on internal doors Yes
Curtain poles and rings Yes
Curtains vacuumed as appropriate Yes
Blinds dusted Yes
Upholstery vacuumed, removing cushions and throws Yes
TV & HiFi cleaned using microfibre clothes Yes
Mopping Yes
Cushion plumping Yes
Bins emptied, outside of the bin sanitised and fresh bin bags added Yes
Fresh towels, dishcloths, tea towels and shower mats put out No
Dusting plants Yes
Computers cleaned around without moving Yes
Brass polishing No
Making the bed Yes
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 panels Yes
Sinks descaled and sanitised including underside and pedestal Yes
Toilet paper folded Yes
Towels folded Yes
Inside soap dish and toothbrush holders Yes
Showers and shower screens descaled and sanitised Yes
Bidets descaled and sanitised Yes
Taps and shower heads de-scaled and polished Yes
Tiles and taps de-scaled and polished Yes
Kitchens / Utility Rooms
Kitchen surfaces and shelves cleaned and sanitised Yes
Outside of cupboards and drawers cleaned and sanitised Yes
Tiles and splash-backs de-greased and polished Yes
Underside of eye-level units cleaned and sanitised Yes
Clean kitchen table and chairs Yes
Hob cleaned and buffed Yes
Extractor fan / hood cleaned Yes
Inside rim of dishwasher cleaned Yes
Exterior of the oven cleaned Yes
Gaps between free-standing appliances hoovered and mopped where possible Yes
External clean of the microwave Yes
Exterior of appliances such as kettles, toasters, blenders, etc, cleaned Yes
Sinks de-scaled and polished Yes
Interior kitchen window cleaned and buffed Yes
Outside of white goods cleaned Yes
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 toasters Yes
Accepting deliveries Yes
Dealing with tradespeople Yes