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8 Steps to cleaning your BBQ

Useful Tips on getting your BBQ ready for Summer

BBQ season is nearly upon us, below are 8 useful tips to get your BBQ clean and ready for use for the coming Summer months.

  • Get your BBQ to full heat
  • Put the lid on and leave for 15-20 minutes
  • Wait for the BBQ to cool down, then scrub the bars with a steel brush.
  • Remove the grills
  • Using soapy water, wash the bars
  • Rinse and dry them immediately, then rub a light cover of vegetable oil over them to prevent rusting
  • When cleaning the drip trays, use cat litter to soak up the grease
  • Wash all trays using warm soapy water
Summer cleaning work

BBQ Season

Always remember to check your manufacturers instructions before you clean your BBQ.

Cleaning your BBQ after use will help when you want to put it back into storage at the end of the Summer.

Why not try the perfect marinade to liven up your meat or poultry.

Mexican Marinade

1/4 cup of water
3 cloves of garlic
Juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon Cumin
1 tablespoon of oregano
1 tablespoon sea salt
2 teaspoons mild chilli powder
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 teaspoon ancho chilli powder

Combine all the ingredients and store in a plastic container with a lid.  This can be stored for up to 5 days as long as it is kept refrigerated. Marinate your meat for about 6 to 12 hours, poultry 4 hours and fish and hour and a half.


Domestic house cleaning agency SelClene Herts are an honest, reliable cleaning service which operates in Herts, Beds and Bucks.

All our cleaners are fully vetted, honest & reliable, friendly & local.

To book a free appointment, to discuss the services we offer, or call our office on 01727 828875.  The offices are open Monday to Friday 9am until 5.30pm.

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8 Questions to help you De-clutter your home

Is it time to De-clutter your home?

Before de-cluttering your home there are 8 questions you need to ask yourself.

Is this item broken or is it worth fixing?
Generally if the item is broken and you haven’t needed to replace after 3 months, then throw it away, and don’t replace it as you obviously don’t need it.

Have you used it in the last year?
If you haven’t used the item in a year then it’s time to get rid.

Do I have a similar item that does the same thing?
Why have two items that do the same thing? I’m sure your local charity shop would be happy to receive one of these items.

Does this item have sentimental value?
This can be very difficult as you don’t want to get rid of something that your sentimentally attached to, however, ask the question, do I need all of the items or can I make do with just a few?

Does it fit me?
Fashions change and if it doesn’t fit then donate to charity.

Would I buy this?
If you feel that you would not buy this then your probably not using the item and have no need for it.

Will you use the item again?
Are you using the item, do you plan to use the item again, be realistic, if not then it’s time to go.

Do you feel you are wasting money if you get rid of an item?
Why not sell this item, then at least you are recouping some of the money you spent on this item.

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Clear your clutter away!

Once you’ve cleared your clutter, why not give us a call on 01727 828875 to book a Deep clean to make your home sparkle!

We offer a fantastic deep clean service which is extremely popular and often get repeat bookings

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Cleaning with white vinegar

The versatile ways you can use vinegar to clean around the house

White vinegar is an all purpose cleaner, brightener, herbicide and more.  Try these tips to see how vinegar can make your life cheaper and easier.

Kill Bathroom germs
Spray full strength vinegar around the sink and bath.  Wipe clean with a damp cloth.

Brighten your toilet
Pour a cup of diluted vinegar into the bowl of your toilet and leave for several hours or overnight. Scrub really well with the toilet brush and flush.

Removes carpet stains
Make the vinegar into a paste mixing 2 tablespoons of white vinegar and a quarter of a cup of salt or baking soda. Rub the paste into the stain and let it dry.  Vacuum the next day and the stain will have been removed.

vacuum cleaner hooving carpet

Hoover the residue left from the vinegar mixture

Freshen your carpets and fabrics
Fill a spray bottle with white vinegar and spray on fabrics and carpets, this will neutralize any odours

Remove crayon marks
If your kids have drawn with crayons on your walls and floor. Simply dip a toothbrush in white vinegar and gently scrub, this will break down the wax and leave you a clean wall.

Clean your showerhead
Your showerhead often becomes clogged due to hard water in this area. In order to remove this soak the showerhead in a mixture of half a cup of vinegar and a quarter water.

Why not let us help with your cleaning?

SelClene Herts are a reliable domestic cleaning service which operates in Herts, Beds and Bucks.

All our cleaners are fully vetted, honest, reliable, friendly and local.

To book a free appointment to discuss the services we offer or call our office on 01727 828875.  The offices are open Monday to Friday 9am until 5.30pm

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Our March Cleaner of the Month goes to Cilla from Abbots Langley

March Cleaner of the Month – Cilla from Abbots Langley

Congratulations Cilla on being our March cleaner of the month.

Your voucher is on it’s way!


Cleaner of the month reward

Although Cilla has only been with SelClene Herts a short time, she has proved to be an excellent member of the SelClene Team.

Cilla has regular clients and also manages to help with cover work.

I am very please with Cilla, she is very thorough – Dawn from Bricket Wood

Cilla takes a sensible approach to getting the most out of her time in my house.  She is punctual and shows initiative – Clare from St Albans

She great! – Jason from Hemel Hempstead

June 2014 - Thank You!

Thank you

We’re always happy to hear your comments about your cleaners, why not nominate your cleaner for our April cleaner of the month?

If you feel your regular cleaner deserves a nomination please do let us know. Every month we send out at least one of our cleaners a gift voucher to thank them for their hard work and commitment. To nominate your cleaner either complete the feedback form or call us on 01727 828877. If you are happy with your cleaner this is a great way to let them know it.

Cleaners can be nominated for quality of work, adaptability, reliability and going that little bit further than most people would or perhaps for a kindly deed with an elderly relative. Whatever the reason, let us know and we will make sure that they receive a thank you.

It’s a great way of saying thank you to your cleaner and showing them you appreciate their hard work and reliability.

SelClene Herts offers a professional domestic cleaning service.  We vet all our cleaners and have set standards before we will recommend a cleaner to a client.  You will have the same cleaner each week at the same time.

Click the link to book a free appointment, to discuss the services we offer, or call our office on 01727 828875.  The offices are open Monday to Friday 9am until 5.30pm

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Cover Cleaning Work available over Easter

Easter Holiday Cover

It’s coming up to that time of year again!

Easter cover cleaning work is up for grabs to regular and new cleaners.


Please let us know your holiday dates ASAP and let us know who will need a cover cleaner.

The more notice we get, the easier it is to cover everyone who needs it.

Call us on 01727 828877 or email us at with as much information as possible.

Cleaning Work Available:

We have temporary cleaning work available over the coming months.

If you are looking for extra cash over the Easter period, or know someone else who is then please contact us ASAP.

For existing cleaners can 01727 828877. For new cleaners call 01727 828876 to register for work.

Why choose SelClene?

  • Part time hours to fit around your schedule.
  • You can choose as few or as many hours you like – from 2 hours per week to 22 hours per week.
  • We can help and support you if you would prefer to be self employed and full time.
  • Phone support during office hours. Any issues with your clients we can give you advice on.



Cover Cleaners


If you are unsure if we are aware of any absences, please do call or email us to check.

If for some reason a cleaner hasn’t let us know that you want cover there is little we can do.

Please give us as much notice as possible. We cannot guarantee to cover the same timeslot that your regular cleaner does for you but with more notice it is easier to liaise with you about availability and suitable time slots.


Phone (Clients): 01727 828877

Phone (Existing Cleaners): 01727 828877

Phone (Recruitment): 01727 828876

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