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Don’t Stop the Party! Here’s our Tips for Event & Party Cleaning

As part of our event and party cleaning service, there is a huge range of possible scenarios of after and pre-cleaning services that we can help with. This may be a party at home with friends and family, or a corporate business-bash with large accommodation and arrangements.
 
No matter what the extent and nature of these are, there are a few common-tips which will help you prepare for them and not get bogged-down and panic afterwards by having to deal with the aftermath. You should be enjoying the party and event, not worrying about how to clean up afterwards!
 
So here are our top 5 tips to consider:

1. Working with Others Works a Treat 

By the very nature of special events, you’re going to be working with other people and businesses, therefore it’s imperative for the cleaning to work alongside everyone else and complement each other to pull off the perfect happening. 
 
So whether it’s a careful programme with the maintenance or hospility crew, or alongside the host of the house, we can work with them from day one to get this all ticking along nicely.

2. Getting the Timing Spot On 

Things need to happen like clockwork, so make sure you get the timing just right. 
 
Maybe some things do need doing ASAP straight afterward the event, even into the early hours of the morning, whereas others can wait until afterwards. Whatever times you come up with, then make sure it can happen okay with practical factors such as access, any over-time pay being needed, and additional services such as the caterers being around.

3. Preparing Back-Up Cover 

Unfortunately, as we all know, things can go pear shaped, but will a little pre-planning you can easily make sure you’re not swamped and things get easily sorted. 
 
Maybe it’s extra cleaning-power at the time, or arranging emergency repairs and maintenance afterwards – all worth getting ready for beforehand.

4. Going Deeper and Deeper

Unfortunately, a general clean just won’t cut the mustard most of the time, so get ready to get your hands dirty. 
 
Extra deep-cleaning will be needed, particularly in prone areas like floors and carpets, and exposed areas like kitchens and toilet areas.

5. It’s All a Load of Rubbish

You’ve got it, there will be loads of rubbish to deal with afterwards, and often the first job on the to-do list. 
 
As well as quantity of rubbish to think or plan for, be prepared for unusual forms of rubbish as well, including waste food and drinks, and even more unpleasant mess-ups.
 
Therefore, as you plan your event or party, go through these 5 tips and begin to ensure that the clean-up happens effortlessly, without taking more time and energy than it needs to. 
 
It doesn’t matter whether this is being completed by yourself or being outsourced to others, these time-and-tested measures will work a treat. 
 
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3 Simple Mini Clean Steps

As part of our mini cleaning service in Birmingham, we can provide those one-off cleans here and there to help keep on top of things. It may be just a quick spruce up after an event or DIY job, or just a little extra to keep on top of other things.
 
In addition to bringing in the cleaners to do this, or even doing yourself, we have helped local charities to encourage their own volunteers to muck-in with this as well. Not only for the regular cleaners that they have, bot more general building or activity users who with a little direction and training can soon help prepare things both before and after they use the space to keep on top of things. 
 
This basic housekeeping approach can pay surprising dividends over time, and help deal with that assumption that someone else will sort out the mess, and they’re there simply to use and enjoy the space.
 
So with this charity we help draft basic ‘Mini Cleaning’ procedures to include in training for all their volunteers, and then all building users and people hiring rooms. Under the golden rule of ‘leave things how you’d expect to find them’, this slowly helped create a better culture of people preparing rooms and keeping on top of things. 
 
So it wasn’t a full clean, and in actual fact people needed to know what they could not do as much as what they could do in order for the main charity cleaners to complete, but once established this was invaluable to help them do the basics.
 
In short, here are the simple 3 steps it boiled down, literally taken from the one-page Mini Clean summary we helped develop for them:  

1.  TIDY UP AND REMOVE RUBBISH 

* Move items back to where they should be like chairs, tables, and catering equipment
 
* Place rubbish in the nearby bin or take full bin-bags direct to the outside carpark bin (key on top
 
of fire-alarm panel)

2.  CLEAR AND HOOVER FLOORS

* No mopping needed, just safely wipe up any spillages with a cloth to then dispose of or have
 
cleaned
 
* Henry Hoover is kept near or in the ground-floor stairs cupboard

3.   WIPE SURFACES CLEAR

* Use dustpan and brush where needed
 
* Spray surfaces and wipe clear, no water is needed. Used cloths are placed in the black bucket under the first/second floor kitchen area
 
Obviously some of the information is unique to themselves, such as where things are practically stored, as it is important to get that level of detail in for people. Exactly what to do, where to get it, and as above what not to do as well.
 
Feel free to use and tweak this how you wish, or contact us for any more help and advice.
 
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Here’s How to Deal With Builders & Construction Mess & Cleaning

As part of our builders cleaning service in Birmingham and the surrounding West Midlands, we come across all kinds of mess from building and construction works. Whether that’s from DIY jobs at home, or serious project works at work, there are similar principles that help this became more manageable. This is both for occupiers and owners direct, or working with contractors to help them in this massive task.
 
The sheer mess you see from these work can seem too much, but once you break things down and get proactive, it all starts to click into place. Once the clean-up is accomplished, you not only have a great -looking property back, but those building works look oh so much better.
 
So here are a  few pointers to make the most of this:

1. The Dreaded Dust Factors 

This is the real killer with cleaning up building- and construction-works mess. 
 
The obvious bits are easy, but dust has a habit of getting everywhere. Not only upstairs or in other rooms that you never imagined, but even after you’ve got rid of it, then in a matter of hours it can still be coming down to settle again. 
 
Therefore in reality you need to cover everywhere imaginable, and many times over across s a period of time.

2. A Helpful Wind Problem 

Having a wind through an area can help move the dust along nicely, even just a simple open door or window. 
Make sure it travels the right way, with nothing blowing back, and that you don’t get too cold and wet.

3.  Tackling the Floors

These tend to be worse by having the brunt of the works, and where dust and everything settles. 
 
You’ll probably need an initial sweep and clean to get the bit items up, and ongoing vacuum cleaning or mopping to really sharpen things up. 
 
And as above with the dust factor, make sure this is done several times, and that the equipment and filters in the vacuum machines are big enough to cope with the mess

4.  Wipe, Wipe, and Wipe Again 

Often you just need to do that – keep on wiping away surfaces. As you wade through the layers of dust and mess, you will get there, often just with good old hot water and a cloth to begin with before getting the final ones done with the right cleaning substance

5.  The Hidden Areas 

Look out for all those hidden areas like behind curtains and blinds, and any personal items and ornaments. 
 
Ideally cover them or take them away before hand, or take the time and effort to carefully clean and wipe afterwards.

6.   What a Load of Rubbish 

Yes, you guessed it – there may be literally piles and piles of rubbish to then get rid of. Not only usual items, but all the loose bits and pieces from the building job that got missed before. 
 
Hopefully these will all bag up, but even then you may need to make special arrangements to remove or at least leave safely somewhere.
 
The key is to be proactive with things, and plan before you even begin the building works to accommodate all these points. 
 
But don’t worry if you’re caught short with the mess now, our builders cleaning service in Birmingham and beyond is here to help.
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Our 6 Spring Cleaning Pointers

When it comes to a good ol’ spring clean, the secret is to go that extra mile than any other general clean. Whether it’s literally in spring or some other time of year, it’s always worth going this extra mile not only look fresh but have the peace of mind that all those hidden germs and dirt have been eradicated.
 
Our spring cleaning in Birmingham and the West Midlands service helps detail the sort of areas we cover as part of this service – if you’re tackling yourself, or you have a cleaner doing it for you, here are a few tips to get most from your spring cleaning

1. Delight in Decluttering

This not only means clearing up items that have been left everywhere, but going through all your hidden and not-so-popular items and having a good old clear out. Whether it’s a book shelf of books or a box of kid’s toys, now spend time to get roofless.
 
In addition, make sure the moved items are somewhere productive rather than just being left around – maybe a lost and found box, or even a box to sell things on eBay. 

2. Accessorise Nicely

Those finishing touches will make all the difference, whether a fresh vase of flowers, new scented candles, or even small pictures and décor items. Such small visual items can suddenly transform the whole look or feel of a room

3.  Rope in Some Help 

It’s easy to take it on board yourself, but get others involved as well. Not only will this ease your own burden, but it can help others get stuck in and do something productive, a classic example being children and teenagers. 

4.  Go in Deep

Remember that everything needs doing well, and a much deeper clean. So not just a quick flick with a duster but a proper clean with water and suitable substances, to get rid of those nasty bits and pieces.

5. Bling up Seen Surfaces 

Okay, you’re on the home run, so add that special wow factor to things, after all you’ve already done all the hard work. Polish is great for that nice look and smell.

6. Don’t Forget Outside 

Although it can be a whole new job don’t forget the great outdoors, particularly if you’re heading into summer. Whether a patio and BBQ area, or outside garage and store, it may be worth doing this all at the same tim 
 
In short, you need to think outside the box and consciously complete those little extra jobs that you wouldn’t normally do. Without this focus, and in the frenzy of wanting to complete its easy to default back into the old ways, whereas these 7 nifty tips will help keep you on track 
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