Things to Lookout While Hiring Professional Cleaners

A thoroughly clean house not only is a treat for the eyes but also makes your home more healthy to live in. However, when it comes to cleaning the home, most of the owners loathe it and find it really tiring. Everyone expects that when they come back from their work in the evening, their home somehow magically gets cleaned. As a matter of fact, this magic can be done by hiring the services of a professional house cleaning agency.

Being professionals in their work, they have a team of expert cleaners, who are great at transforming your home into a sparkling and shiny place. Be it dusting, cleaning cobwebs, removing tough floor stains, cleaning kitchen counter, washing clothes or ironing, for them it is a day’s work. However, before you go on and hire a cleaning agency for your cleaning needs, make sure you keep the following things in mind.

Save Time And Energy
With professional cleaners taking care of the cleaning of your home, you can devote your time and energy on other important tasks. Better, spend that time with your loved ones. However, it is also important that you monitor the work performed by the cleaning agency. You’ll be paying them and would obviously want the work to be performed to your satisfaction.
Furthermore, you have many valuable items in your home and you would obviously not want anything to get damaged or be misplaced. The risk of damage is always there, but being cautious can save you from any unnecessary problems later.

Cleaning Agents
Cleaning services company uses both organic compounds based cleaning agents as well as eco-friendly cleaning agents. You can ask them to use eco-friendly cleaning agents as these are milder, safe for the environment and are safe for the residents of the house.
However, if a home has tough stains, then it would require organic compounds based cleaning material for effective cleaning. Remember, these compounds may leave strong aroma for a while that can be harmful to someone with the bronchial or asthmatic condition. So make sure to take care of someone with such conditions.

Hiring For Small Assignments
If you’re hiring the services for the first time, it is best that you get a first-hand experience of their cleaning services before you go on and hire them for the cleaning of your whole property.
Hire them for cleaning assignment for a single room. This will give you a fair idea regarding the level of work they perform, type of service they deliver and cleaning material they use. A professional cleaning agency will always deliver the same level of service, be it a single room or whole property.

If you are satisfied with their services you can go ahead and hire them for all your cleaning requirements.

The amount you are willing to spend is directly proportional to the scope of services that will be provided by a cleaning agency. The price, however, in no way will affect the quality of the service but will limit the number of services that will be provided.

It is best that you list your requirements to the cleaning agency. Once you get a quote, you can then exclude the services that you don’t really require until you get a mix that has the services you require and are within your budget.

Cleaning agencies generally have a lot of options at varied prices, you can interact with their representative over the phone, over the internet or ask them for an on-site assessment of your property to get the services that match your budget.

Well, these are a few of the tips that you should follow before you go on and hire a cleaning agency. Need to hire someone expert for cleaning of your home? Why not hire SelCleneherts? Get a free consultation today, visit to know more.

Holiday Cover Cleaning

Holiday Cover Cleaning

Summer is fast approaching and cleaners holiday dates are beginning to come in slowly. If your cleaner hasn’t mentioned any holiday dates, check their plans with them. Let us know about your cover cleaning needs as soon as possible.

Holiday cover

Getting away over the summer? Let us know!

We have a really good cover service across the areas but it is our busiest time of year for the cover service, the more notice the better! We will try and cover you for a similar timeslot to your existing cleaner but if this is not possible then we may need to liaise with you to find something convenient. Please be patient with us while we try to accommodate everyone!

If you are not sure then you can contact us at any time. 01727 828877; or by contact form.

If you are on holiday:

  • If you want weekly cleaning as normal then just let your cleaner know and carry on as usual. Holidays are a great opportunity to catch up on things like windows, skirting boards etc. There is often not the time for these things every week but when the house is empty is a great time to get these chores done.
  • If you do not want your cleaner while you are away please give them as much notice as possible. Many cleaners rely on their clients for a regular income. We will have many cover cleaning jobs available for cleaners so knowing in advance if they will be free will mean we are more likely to be able to get them a replacement.
  • If you and your cleaner are away at the same time, but you wish to have cover cleaning let us know in the usual way. Notice needed as keys would need to be arranged.
Summer cleaning work

Summer holiday cover cleaning work

– SelClene Herts – Regular weekly cleaning and ironing –

Our May cleaner of the month goes to Cheng

Congratulations to Cheng – cleaner of the month for May

Cheng is one of our amazing cover cleaners and totally deserved the title of Cleaner of the Month for May!

We can always rely of Cheng to help us out, and her work is fantastic.  A lot of the clients she covers for ask for her to be their regular cleaner.

Cheng joined the SelClene family this year and has proved to be a valuable member of the team.

Cleaner of the month - Great Job!

Cleaner of the Month for May

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.

Weekly & Regular Domestic House cleaners

SelClene Herts Ltd

Not got the time to clean then why not book for an agent to come to your home to discuss your needs.

SelClene Herts is a reliable domestic cleaning service, who fully vet their cleaners to ensure they are honest, reliable and able to use their own initiative.

You will receive the same cleaner each week.

To book an appointment please call 01727 828857 when we will be happy to help you.

Selclene – Hertfordshire – Professional – reliable – insured – fully vetted – quality weekly domestic cleaning service

How to clean and polish aluminium in your kitchen

How to clean and polish aluminium in your kitchen

Both your appliances and pots and pans can be made of aluminium and sometimes they can dis-colour, this is caused by oxidization and can cause the shiny silver to become grey and dull.

Here are some tips to help you restore the shine.

For pots and pans, the first step is to wash them in hot water which should remove the layer of grease and oil on them.

However, if this doesn’t come off with this method then use a sponge with a scrubbing side, this will help remove any stubborn grease or oil.

Don’t use anything more abrasive as this will leave scratches which you won’t be able to remove.

To remove the tarnish, this can be done with a mild acid for example add water, vinegar and a whole sliced up lemon in your pot and then bring to boil allowing to simmer for 20 minutes.

Make sure you rinse your pan after this and dry thoroughly.

To brighten up your appliances make sure you:

Remove grime, food, grease and fingerprint marks from the surface.  This can be done by using a clean cloth with washing up liquid.

Once the appliance is clean, then you need to make it shine!

Both olive oil or baby oil can be used to do this.  Simply dampen a microfiber cloth and wipe over the appliance.  Make sure you completely rub in the oil to avoid streaks and buff away any excess oil.

If you leave oil on the appliance dust particles will stick to it as well as insects.

Stand back and enjoy the sparkle!

Thanks for your amazing work!

Good Job on cleaning your aluminium kitchen appliances

Why not try our fantastic deep clean service which is extremely popular and often get repeat bookings

Domestic Cleaning Service

Contact our Sales line to enquire on 01727 828875

Unexpected Guests and the House is a mess!

How to clean your House in 10 minutes when unexpected guests call

That dreaded phone call, we’re 10 minutes away can we pop in?  You look around your home and you realise the house is a mess!

How are you going to clean this in 10 minutes?

Follow these simple steps and you’ll be amazed what you can achieve in such a short time:-

Start in your kitchen, clear any clutter and put in a cupboard or drawer, clear the draining board.

Put dirty dishes in the dishwasher or pop under the sink

Wipe down all surfaces placing any crumbs etc in the bin, put dirty tea towels in the washing machine and replace with clean ones.

De-clutter the living room, putting magazines in the rack or a cupboard, place any papers, letters or bits and bobs in the laundry basket.

Straighten throws, cushions etc, wipe dust off of surfaces and any marks on the furniture.

Unexpected guests, place dirty plates in the dishwasher

Give the bathroom and toilet a quick clean, remembering to clean the mirrors and taps, hide any dirty towels and bath mats in the bath and pull the shower curtain round.

Remember to hang a fresh towel

Hoover round making sure all bits are picked up.

Make sure everything you have stashed away cannot be seen and spray the rooms to air freshener

Thanks for your amazing work!

Good Job

If you’re struggling to keep on top of your housework then why not give us a try.

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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