How to clean laminate floors that are not waterproof

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How to clean laminate floors that are not waterproof

Most laminate floors have a degree of waterproof protection, but all. Do you know the best way to clean laminate floors that are not waterproof?

Incorrect cleaning processes to laminate floors can cause irreversible damage. Learn more here by taking two minutes to read this blog - it may save you quite a bit of money in the long run!

The method to clean laminate floors should remain consistent, whether the flooring has a layer of waterproof protection or not. Always remember the one key point.

"A wet mop or too much water being used on laminate flooring is highly likely to cause the floor to lift, resulting in permanent damage."

Green Fox Cleaning accredited training team

It is important to remember that laminate floors are not fully waterproof, so any spillages should be cleaned up straight away to minimise the risk of any lasting damage or warping of your floors. All that is needed to do this is a damp (not wet!) cloth to remove the spillage, and wipe to dry.

Whilst laminate flooring is tough and robust, every precaution should be taken to minimise the risk of scratching the floor. You should never use scouring pads, wire wool pads or any other abrasive cleaning tools - a soft bristled brush is best.

What is the best mop to use on laminate flooring?

The best mop for laminate floors is one that will pick up dirt, won't leave behind excess water and won't scratch the floor during the cleaning process In our opinion, the best mop option when it comes to cleaning laminate flooring is a microfibre mop.

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Microfibre mops are best for laminate flooring

Correct process to mop laminate flooring

 If you choose not to buy a cleaning solution from the store, it’s pretty easy to make your own product and save some money, and reduce chemical usage during your process to clean laminate floors that are not waterproof.

White distilled vinegar is a miracle worker when you mop laminate flooring. To make your solution, simply combine 1 part vinegar and 3 parts warm water together. Add 1 teaspoon of washing up liquid and mix together before putting it in a spray bottle.

The first thing to do it to vacuum your flooring to remove any dust, but more importantly any debris that could cause scratching if pushed around by a mop.

Lightly dampen your microfibre mop by spraying some solution onto it, then begin the process of mopping your floor. Ensure that you overlap your mopping pattern, to cover all areas of the floor and make sure nothing is missed during your cleaning process.

Remember to drain your mop if it absorbs too much water, as you don’t want your flooring to get too wet. After cleaning, allow your flooring to dry naturally. This completes the correct process to clean laminate floors that are not waterproof.

"Do you have a dog at work? Make sure you keep on top of clipping their claws, as if they get too long they are one of the quickest ways to scratch your laminate flooring!"

Green Fox Cleaning accredited trainer

The easiest way to clean laminate floors that are not waterproof and keep all your floors and the rest of your workplace looking great is to engage the services of a professional commercial cleaning company.

Green Fox Cleaning are a commercial cleaning company that deliver unrivalled local cleaning services to businesses in all sectors. Click here to learn more.

Whether it is our home or our workplace, we move premises from time to time and have to hand the premises over in a good, cleaning condition. The way this is achieved is through the completion of an end of tenancy clean.

In both a domestic and commercial setting if the premises is rented, charges can be made if the property is not returned in an acceptable condition. An agent will inspect the premises after you return it and have completed your end of tenancy clean. Any missed areas may result in a deduction to your deposit, so understanding exactly what is required from this check out clean is really important.

The purpose of this blog is to give you a better understanding of what an end of tenancy clean is, and what you should expect.

end of tenancy clean
end of tenancy clean

What is an end of tenancy clean?

End of tenancy cleaning is the term given to completing deeper cleaning at a domestic or commercial premises before giving it back to a landlord, or selling it.

The level of detail and depth of the clean should be much deeper than a regular clean, with attention to areas that the average person may not even consider.

An end of tenancy clean will include, but not be limited to the following:

Can I do an end of tenancy clean myself?

You can either carry out the end of tenancy clean yourself if you prefer, as long as you are confident you can meet the high standards that are expected, as a poor clean may cost you a lot in deductions!

The easiest way to ensure an end of tenancy at your home is completed well is to employ the services of a domestic cleaning company.

To ensure the best quality end of tenancy clean at your business as well as regular cleaning services, click here to learn more about Green Fox Cleaning and how we can help improve the appearance of your business with ours.

Can you clean fabric vertical blinds? ( Vertical blind cleaning tips )

Can you clean fabric vertical blinds? The thought of such a task may appear an extremely daunting one, but the reality is that this doesn't need to be the case.

The purpose of this short article is to give you some tips and guidance on the best and easiest way to clean vertical fabric blinds.

For daily cleaning, the easiest way is to use a brush attachment on a vacuum cleaner, and gently vacuum from top to bottom of each blind, to catch all dust.

For deeper periodic cleaning, the following is a simple five step process to keep your blinds looking great all year long. It is likely you will need to complete this process every 6-12 months.

5 step process to complete the cleaning of the fabric blinds

Step one - Remove the blinds

Before we can start the cleaning process, we need to remove the blinds from the holding rail. Carefully unclip or remove in the correct manor dependant on how they are attached. Be careful when stretching up.

Once you have removed the blinds, be sure to dust your rail with a damp cloth to make them nice and clean when you hang them back up later.

Vertical blinds

Step 2 - Wash the blinds with warm water and washing up liquid 

Fill a large bucket, sink, or even the bath if easier with warm water - do not use hot water, just warm. Some blinds have glue attachments, and hot water could perish this.

Step 3 - scrub away the stains with a cloth or soft sponge

Very carefully and gently, scrub the vertical blinds with a soft sponge or cloth from top to bottom, ensuring you cover all areas of the blind to fully clean.

Do not soak the blinds - this could result in shrinkage to the blinds.

Step 4 - Lay the blinds on a flat surface to dry

If you hang the vertical blinds when wet, this may result in them stretching. You should never tumble dry them either, as this will damage them for sure!

Lay them on a flat surface to dry. If you have some water spots, gently wipe away with a dry cloth, or use a hair dryer on the lowest setting for very short periods.

Step 5 - Rehang the vertical blinds once they are fully dry

Once the blinds are fully dried, you can hang them back on their rail, and your work is complete!

Green Fox Cleaning are a commercial cleaning company that complete cleaning for businesses of all sizes, and in all sectors. Click here to learn more about us, and how we can help improve the appearance of your business with ours.

Best way for cleaning lacquered brass door handles

Lacquered brass door handles can look simply stunning when looked after correctly. The fact is that sadly most people don't know the best way for cleaning them, and as such they rarely look at their best.

The purpose of this article is to teach you the best way for cleaning lacquered brass door handles, to keep them looking at their very best.

A short read of this article could save you a lot of time and stress in the future.

So, what exactly is lacquered brass?

It is a little known fact that most brass produced now is lacquered.  Being lacquered in production, the brass should not be polished as you may first think, but instead actually be cleaned.

Brass that has been lacquered has a clear layer and dully of the appearance will only occur if a crack appears on the surface. The thin clear layer in the short term protects the brass finish from exposure to the atmosphere and will ensure it displays the bright shine. If however this thin layer is not cleaned and protected, it will not last as expected.

cleaning lacquered brass door handles
Cleaning lacquered brass door handles

Best way cleaning lacquered brass door handles

When it comes to cleaning lacquered brass door handles, or any other lacquered brass, your best friend will be washing up liquid and warm water. Warm soapy water is going to be key in this cleaning process.

Like many other cleaning processes, use a soft cloth and wring it out so it is only damp when cleaning the brass, and never wet. After you have cleaned the brush, get a seperate clean, dry soft cloth or towel and dry fully to prevent the risk of rusting or other marking.

On a regular basis you will want to simply dust the brass with a soft cloth such as a microfibre cloth, but will rarely need to wash it.

If you do need to wipe a mark or other debris off your brass, you should only use lukewarm water and washing up liquid. The occasional use of a good quality wax polish will also help to seal and chips and scratches in the lacquer itself and is well worth doing. In exposed and external situations, more regular waxing is advised to keep it clean and protect it against the elements.

"It may be natural for many of us to think Brasso is the best option for our lacquered brass, however this couldn't be further from the truth. Brasso is abrasive and will remove the clear protective film. Brasso is only for unlacquered brass."

Green Fox Cleaning accredited trainer

Over time, your lacquered brass may lose its shine

At some point down the line, it is likely that the lacquer will deteriorate and will be beyond requiring a simple wash or dust to keep it looking great.

If this happens with your lacquered brass, it is suggested that the lacquer is removed using a lacquer remover and then polished back to its original finish using a good quality brass cleaner. You can then return to your normal maintenance and cleaning process.

In summary

We hope you have found this article on cleaning lacquered brass door handles useful, and that it will make the task a lot more straightforward for you.

Green Fox Cleaning are a commercial cleaning that can not only keep your brass door handles looking great, but the rest of your workplace also. Click here to learn more about us, and how we can help improve the appearance of your business with ours.

Doctors Surgery Cleaning

Medical practices such as doctors surgeries in England fall under the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC’s) ongoing compliance monitoring system. Part of this compliance monitoring process relates to cleanliness and infection control within your practice.

A waiting room full of potentially ill people obviously carries a high risk area for bacteria and viruses to spread. This is without even considering the consultation rooms where patients come and go throughout the day. As a result, it’s clear that a professional and reliable cleaning service is essential to keep your doctors surgery hygienic and safe. 

This is essential to ensure that staff, patients and other visitors are being kept as safe as possible when visiting.

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Green Fox doctors surgery cleaning

Click here to learn more about the full CQC requirement with regard to doctors surgery cleaning.

"Yet again the staff at Green Fox Cleaning have immediately responded to our request for help with a situation and have dealt with it promptly and efficiently. We are very grateful and very pleased that we made the switch to you."

Doctors Surgery Practice Manager

The CQC regulations around cleaning have four main aims:

Doctors Surgery Cleaning requires skill and knowlege to be done correctly and well, every time.

Doctors surgery cleaning
Doctors surgery cleaning

How to ensure professional doctors surgery cleaning is completed at your practice

The easiest way to ensure your practice is cleaned to the highest standard every day is to engage the services of a cleaning company experienced in the healthcare cleaning cleaning.

There are many benefits to outsourcing your doctors surgery cleaning to a commercial cleaning company - click here to learn more about the benefits of outsourcing your cleaning.

If you decide to keep your doctors surgert cleaning in-house, it is essential that you have a detailed cleaning schedule. This will ensure that those responsible for the cleaning of the practice know exactly what is expected of them, and makes the expectations very clear from the outset.

The schedule should detail all rooms and areas of your surgery, and every single cleaning task to be completed in that area. The schedule should also detail the frequency of the cleaning - e.g sanitise all desks daily, or high dust weekly, for example.

In the healthcare cleaning sector, nothing short of perfection will do. Daily sanitisation throughout the practice is essential to keep staff and visitor safe, with many visiting when their immune system is already low.

Selection of the correct cleaning products and equipment is key, and cleaning should be completed in a thorough and methodical way, following the cleaning specification.

Areas that could easily be missed such as light switches, door handles and other high touch points require extra attention.

Floors should be cleaned thoroughly using a suitable disinfectant, desks and chairs cleaned daily, and bins emptied daily also. When you think of all the tasks that require cleaning and different frequencies, a cleaning schedule for your practice is likely to run over many pages if done correctly.

Patient and staff toilets require extra attention to ensure full sanitisation and safety for all visitors when undertaking surgery cleaning.

The need for colour coding when cleaning a doctors surgery

Every part of cleaning a doctors surgery should be consider the measures needed to minimise any risk of cross contamination. Click here to learn what cross contamination is, and how to avoid it when cleaning.

Colour coding is in its most simple form, the use of different coloured cloths, mops and buckets to prevent the spreading of germs. Industry standard colours are common, and normally as follows:

Colour coding is essential to keep all areas of your practice as safe as possible. If you have a cleaning company currently, have a look in your cleaning cupboard. Are all four coloured options present, or are they cutting corners and pinching the pennies with just a couple of colours? If this is the case, it is certainly time to look for a new cleaning contractor.

Click here to learn ten great questions to ask when deciding on a new cleaning company for your doctors surgery cleaning - spending time making the right choice next time will save you a lot of time and aggravation in the long term!

"I must say to you that I have been so impressed with the service you have offered since the very first day you came to see us – just thought I’d let you know that!"

Practice manager, Doctors Surgery, Emsworth

Infection control

Good infection prevention (including cleanliness) in doctors surgery cleaning as advise by the CQC is essential to ensure that people who use health and social care services receive safe and effective care. Effective prevention and control of infection must be part of everyday practice and be applied consistently by everyone.

Doctors Surgery Cleaning
Doctors Surgery Cleaning

Full guidance from the CQC around infection control in general practices can be found by clicking here. Two examples of the guidance given include the need for clinical rooms to avoid the use of carpet, and bins in all clinical areas should have a foot pedal operation.

At Green Fox Cleaning, infection control is our top priority and our team have many years of experience in knowing exactly how a doctors surgery should be cleaned to ensure high levels of cleanliness throughout the building, day after day, clean after clean.

Out of hours audits and inspections ensure that a high standard of cleanliness is consistently maintained.

In summary

We hope you have found this article on doctors surgery cleaning and the high expectations of surgery cleaning useful. Selecting a good cleaning company will save you time and money in the long run!

Many GP surgeries require an out of hours cleaning service. At Green Fox Cleaning we operate 24/7 and we can be flexible and clean at a time that suits you, the staff and your patients.

At Green Fox Cleaning, our exceptional cleaning standards from our highly trained cleaning operatives ensure the surgery is thoroughly cleaned and we also offer carpet cleaning and window cleaning to be able to provide a full and extensive service as needed.

Our cleaning operatives are local to your premises, dedicated to your venue to ensure personal pride is taken, and trained by our in-house British Institute of Cleaning Science Team.

To find out more about our work in the healthcare setting and how we can help improve the appearance of your medical premises, click here to learn more.

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Green Fox doctors surgery cleaning
Nursery cleaning

You can learn more about the history of general practice from Wikipedia by clicking here.

Technology used in commercial cleaning

The technology used in commercial cleaning moves at a rapid pace as companies seek to improve their cleaning efficiency and service level delivered to clients.

The actual level of technology used at each site will vary depending on the size of the contract to a large degree - for example large automated floor cleaners costing £30,000 each will not be seen at many standard office cleaning sites, but are more likely to feature in large airport setups where huge areas of space require cleaning in the quickest possible time.

Technology used in commercial cleaning
Technology used in commercial cleaning is rapidly moving

Floor cleaning devices

In most commercial cleaning settings, the traditional mop and bucket is still very much a regular site. The balance between cost and efficiency is often hard to beat, but the risk of dirty mop heads being left in cleaning cupboards can be a concern. This is resulting in disposable mop heads being used more often, especially in healthcare cleaning settings.

Scrubber dryer machines for cleaning of hard floor areas have traditionally been large and bulky, taking up a lot of space.

Advances in technology have resulted in machine sizes reducing, and cordless cleaning options being available. These machines allow deeper cleaning of floors, and can reduce cleaning times considerably.

The below image shows a modern floor scrubber dryer being used by a Green Fox Cleaning employee at a veterinary practice that is cleaned on a daily basis by us. Cordless with good run time and quick battery changes allow this machine to run for hours at a time, with one battery used whilst the other charges in the same time.

Technology used in commercial cleaning

GPS tracking systems

A common complaint by clients generally is that their cleaning company staff are skipping time. Technology is now available to track staff, ensuring full cleaning lengths are completed every visit. Technology used in commercial cleaning to ensure agreed times are honoured should be common place with a good commercial cleaning company.

Advanced tracking systems allow a cleaning company to know the exact time their staff got to a client location, how long they spent there and their work performance there.

GPS time tracking involves the use of software and mobile applications specifically built for that purpose.

At Green Fox Cleaning, our bespoke advanced system allows accurate live time monitoring round the clock, live time by an on-call manager.

Technology used in commercial cleaning

Green cleaning

Green cleaning is to do with the use of environmentally safe products, techniques, etc, in commercial cleaning. Though it is not completely new in the industry. It is one of the best innovations so far in the industry and continues to develop day by day. Learn more about green cleaning by clicking here.

Electrostatic Sprayers (Surface treatment systems)

Modern commercial cleaning equipment like electrostatic sprayers help in saving time when undertaking a disinfection service in response to viral or other outbreaks. In terms of technology used in commercial cleaning, this is a great advance. You can learn more about electrostatic technology and cleaning by clicking here.

A good commercial cleaning company should only be offering this service if they have full understanding of the correct products to use in the application, and how this treatment works as part of a two step process.

Electrostatic cleaning
Electrostatic cleaning

Use of social media

Social media is more and more prevalent, and being used more by businesses in all sector to promote their services. This is no different in the commercial cleaning sector and is commonly used to promote services. Advances on various social media platforms allow more detailed targeting by businesses.

Social media is also used by some companies to recruit additional staff as well as targeting customers. In terms of technology used in commercial cleaning, social media has a very wide range of uses.

At Green Fox Cleaning, we invest in the best technology used in commercial cleaning to deliver the best possible service to our clients. Click here to learn more about us, and how we can help improve the appearance of your business with ours.

How long to deep clean a house?

How long to deep clean a house? Does it take two hours or twenty two hours?

Many of us have had a go at some sort of deep cleaning process at our home, and timings i'm sure have varied considerably. The reality is that most of us won't have the time or energy to deep clean our house all in one go. If this really is required, you may be better considering engaging the services of a house cleaning company.

The short answer for how long to deep clean a house is to allow roughly 8 hours for a three bedroom house with a family bathroom, and move up and down by one hour for each additional bedroom and bathroom. This is a very rough guide, and the actual time taken could vary considerably depending on the current condition of the property, amount of clutter, if pets are present and many other factors.

Deep clean your house in six days - without killing yourself in the process!

The key to a good deep clean is to ensure you have the energy and focus to focus on each part of the clean. If you try and do too much initially, you will lose focus, tired yourself and miss parts. If you follow this 6 day guide, your house will inside a week have been deep cleaned top to bottom.

Day one - deep clean your kitchen

Your kitchen needs cleaning every day after usage, and can be one of the tougher areas to deep clean. For the deep cleaning, you need to focus on the large appliances both installed and free-standing, as well as all kitchen surfaces.

Start by high dusting to de-cobweb, then work round the rooms in one direction, dusting all units high to low. This process will ensure dust and debris falls to the floor, to be vacuumed up which will be the last part of the process.

Here are some items that will need special attention:

Fridge - Remove all shelves, and wash with warm water with fairy liquid. Use this same mixture for the inside of the fridge. Don't forget the smaller shelf where milk normally stands! Be sure to sanitise your handle as well as cleaning the outside of the fridge.

Microwave - Take out any removable microwave trays and wash in warm, soapy water with fairy liquid. Wipe out and scrub if necessary with an all-purpose cleaner to remove deeper stains and marks.

Smaller appliances - Wipe clean the outside and base of all other smaller appliances, and don't forget to empty the crumb drawer in the toaster!

Give all work surfaces, inside of cupboards and floors a good clean also.

Vacuum the floors to remove debris, and finish by mopping thoroughly, corner to corner.

How long to deep clean a house? You are a sixth of the way there now!

How long to deep clean a house

Day two - deep clean your bedrooms

Start by high dusting to de-cobweb, then work round the rooms in one direction, dusting all units high to low. This process will ensure dust and debris falls to the floor, to be vacuumed up which will be the last part of the process. Don't forget headboards on beds when dusting.

Pay attention to window sills and the insides of windows in bedrooms. Also any mirrors - use a glass cleaner and microfibre cloth to ensure a streak-free finish.

When vacuuming, get right under beds and cupboards as much as possible!

How long to deep clean a house? That's a third done!

Day three - deep clean your bathrooms

One of the most heavily used rooms in your home - they can get pretty grim if not cleaned well on a regular basis. Here are the key areas to focus on.

Toilets - Spray a suitable toilet cleaner down, scrub with the brush to agitate and leave for 5 minutes or so. Then return and flush.

Showers - Be sure to tackle glass shower screens with a suitable product, as well as glass to leak streak free. Material shower curtains can normally be put through the washing machine and hing back up to dry - check the care instructions to make sure this can be done.

Sinks - Give sinks a good clean, and use a suitable limescale remover to remove any buildup on taps and plugholes.

Don't forget to mop the floors!

How long to deep clean a house? You're halfway there!

How long to deep clean a house
How long to deep clean a house

Day four - deep clean your living room

Your living room is where you want to relax, so it is nice to know it is clean.

Start by high dusting to de-cobweb, then work round the rooms in one direction, dusting all units high to low. High dust lights, pictures and furniture, plus the top of televisions.

This process will ensure dust and debris falls to the floor, to be vacuumed up which will be the last part of the process. Don't forget headboards on beds when dusting.

After this, remove sofa cushions and vacuum under with a brush attachment to remove any debris that has slipped down the gaps - especially important if you have pets!

Clean skirting boards and behind cabinets.

Finish by vacuuming thoroughly throughout your living room.

How long to deep clean a house
How long to deep clean a house

Day five- deep clean your dining room

Start by high dusting to de-cobweb, then work round the rooms in one direction, dusting all units high to low. Again, ensure you high dust lights, pictures and furniture to include drinks cabinets or anything else in your dining room.

This process will ensure dust and debris falls to the floor, to be vacuumed up which will be the last part of the process. Don't forget headboards on beds when dusting.

Clean your dining table, and dust your chairs to ahain push any debris to the floor.

This process will ensure dust and debris falls to the floor, to be vacuumed up which will be the last part of the process. Don't forget headboards on beds when dusting.

Clean skirting boards and behind cabinets.

Finish by vacuuming thoroughly throughout your dining room.

How long to deep clean a house? One more session and you're done!

How long to deep clean a house
How long to deep clean a house

Day six- deep clean your hall and stairs

Start by high dusting to de-cobweb, then work round the rooms in one direction, dusting all units high to low. This process will ensure dust and debris falls to the floor, to be vacuumed up which will be the last part of the process. Don't forget headboards on beds when dusting.

Starting up, clean skirting boards and work to the bottom.

Finish by vacuuming all areas.

How long to deep clean a house? You're done, and we expect with plenty of energy left, as well as a great feeling of achievement.

How long to deep clean a house
How long to deep clean a house

Green Fox Cleaning are a commercial cleaning company that clean businesses of all sizes, and in all sectors. Learn more about our deep cleaning and regular cleaning services by clicking here.

How to stop office chairs damage laminate floors

Laminate flooring is more and more common in workplaces in a wide variety of sectors now.

The purpose of this short blog is to share with you how to stop office chairs damaging laminate floors, and keep your flooring looking great and free of damage.

A big cause of damage to laminate flooring in the workplace environment is that of office chair wheels moving across them. Whether the wheel becomes slightly damaged and drags its rough edge over your flooring or it a piece of sharp debris gets lodged under the wheel, these are both quick ways to ruin the appearance of your flooring.

There are two options available to you when it comes to how best stop office chairs damage laminate floors.

Option one - replace the office chair wheels for specialist chair casters for chairs used on laminate flooring

Quite often it is the wheels supplied with the office chairs that cause the damage, as they aren't really suitable for use on laminate floors. One option open to you is to replace them with more specialist wheels suitable for use on laminate floors.

One great thing about these wheels is that they were made and designed for sensitive floors such as laminate flooring. They are made from rubber rather than plastic, which means they won’t leave any marks on your expensive floors the way that plastic wheels can.

In addition to this they glide nicely over laminate floor - they don’t make any sound or noise when moving the chair while working unlike standard plastic wheels.

What are the other benefits of these specialist caster wheels?

The best example of these wheels we have found can be viewed by clicking here - please note we are not affiliated in any way with this product - it is based on the massive number of positive reviews and price balance. Please note that these ones are not compatible with IKEA chairs, and you would need to check suitability before making a decision.

This is a simple solution to stop office chairs damage laminate floors by changing the wheels. There is another option to stop the problem where office chairs damage laminate floors, detailed below.

Option two - place office mats under the desk area the chairs are

The second option to stop office chairs damage laminate floors is to invest in mats to be placed on the floor. These are normally clear plastic mats which stop the wheels damaging the floor.

There are different styles available - some will have no slip grips underneath to prevent sliding. These are normally more expensive than those without, but well worth paying for in our opinion if choosing this option to stop office chairs damage laminate floors.

Which option you choose to stop office chairs damage laminate floors will largely be a personal preference. If it was us, the office wheels are a more elegant solution without the need for mats everywhere, but both will solve the problem for you.

Green Fox Cleaning are a commercial cleaning company that provide cleaning services in all sectors. Click here to learn more about how we can help improve the appearance of your business with ours.

Deep Cleaning House Checklist.

When it comes to house cleaning, there are two types of cleaning. There are regular cleaning services where either a domestic cleaning company will clean your home, or you will do it yourself. This is our normal maintenance cleaning to include the cleaning of floors, and basic cleaning of toilets, kitchens and other rooms.

Every now and then, you will require a deep house cleaning service, either by a company or by yourself to get that deeper dirt and grime, to keep your home looking great. The cleaning schedule is more detailed, more elbow grease is required and the time taken is much longer.

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Deep house cleaning - what is it?

We thought the best way to explain what you should do, or expect from a deep house cleaning service is summarised in a useful list below.

Deep House Cleaning Kitchen Checklist

Deep House Cleaning Dining Room Checklist

Deep House Cleaning For Bathrooms Checklist

Deep House Cleaning For Living Room checklist:

Deep House Cleaning Checklist For Bedrooms:

Additional Deep House Cleaning Checklist:

For any areas not covered in the above rooms, these are areas that you should ensure are cleaned during your deep house cleaning process.

At Green Fox Cleaning, we specialise in deep cleans of all commercial premises, of all sizes and in all sectors. Click here to learn more about us, and how we can help improve the appearance of your business with ours.

Film and TV set cleaning - a serious business

As a studio or production company, you’ll know that a film or television set is where a lot of different elements come together: props, makeup, wardrobe, visual effects, and catering, to name a few. Film and TV set cleaning needs knowledge of the sector, and skill to meet the high expectations of production companies.

As you would expect, when large numbers of of actors and crew members are gathered in one place, keeping everything safe and clean can be a real challenge.

In a time where shooting can last from early morning until late at night, and production needs to stay on schedule, no one seems to have the time, energy or often skill and correct products to clean the set.

With recording times scheduled down to the minute, delays as a result of slow cleaning or incomplete cleaning is simply not an option and selecting the right cleaning company requires careful consideration.

Film and TV set cleaning
Film and TV set cleaning

COVID-19 and the impact on productions

Since COVID and the extra challenges, processes and compliances this has introduced, it is essential more than even to select the right company for your film production cleaning requirements.

As part of our service at Green Fox Cleaning, we will identify frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, light switches, desks, water coolers etc and ensure these are fully sanitised throughout the day, to keep everyone involved in the production safe.

We have worked with various production companies and provided both daily cleaning sanitisation services, as well as deeper cleans before and after filming as required, with every schedule bespoke to the clients individual needs.

How Green Fox Cleaning serve the film and TV production sector

Imagine that your characters are a wealthy family, but there are dirty floors and wall stains in the background. Or a couple having a romantic moment on a beach littered with rubbish.What about confetti dropping from the ceiling during a scene or a messy murder scene? At the end of a take you’ll need all that cleaned up. Working strictly on- schedule, our experienced cleaning teams will ensure that surfaces and floors are spotless and free from litter so that the set is ready for the first or next take.

Whether you’re filming in a stately mansion, a studio, or a white-sandy beach, a clean environment really adds to the overall look and feel of a scene. The selection of the right film and TV set cleaning company is therefore essential.

How we work behind the scenes

When the cameras stop rolling, our crew will spring into life and put your set back in tip-top shape, ready for the next take or scene as needed.

This includes quick on-the-spot cleaning during scene changes, as well as deeper cleaning after filing has finished for the day.

At Green Fox Cleaning, our goal is to create a safe and healthy environment for your cast and crew, while helping to ensure your film set is a well-oiled machine.

Our experience with film and TV production set cleaning

Our work with the BBC1 hit show The Repair Shop bought us praise from all involved, including the set manager and production manager. You can learn more about our work in the film production cleaning sector and television filming sector by clicking here. In summary, we had dedicated teams on site for ten hours of filming every day, plus deep cleans every night by other teams.

"I would like to pass on a huge thanks from me and the entire Repair Shop team for all your hard work keeping us clean and safe!"

Production Manager - Ricochet. A Warner Bros Company.
Film and TV set cleaning

Why choose Green Fox Cleaning for your set cleaning requirements?

Film and TV set cleaning with Green Fox Cleaning will allow you to focus on your production, and not the cleaning. Learn more about our work in this sector by clicking here.

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Film and TV set cleaning by Green Fox Cleaning

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