My home with three boys gets pretty messy on a day-to-day basis. In fact, it looks like we’ve been burgled half the time! It takes a lot of effort just to clear up the kitchen and living room while the kids are in school. I do have a part time cleaner to help with the bathrooms and other general chores, but making the whole house look pristine is simply beyond me.
When it comes to the time of the year for spring cleaning, getting professional help from cleaning companies like Empire City Consultants (ECC) is the way to go. I need every nook and cranny of my house to get special attention, and I need help for someone to clean those blind spots I haven’t seen for a long time. With more than 40 years of industry experience, ECC certainly has ‘pedigree’ too – they clean commercial buildings leh! Surely a domestic home is peanuts to them?
The team of four and their supervisor arrived at my doorstep one weekday morning, armed with all their cleaning supplies, paraphernalia and wide smiles. The kids were at school so it was one of those rare mornings where I could sit back and have a cup of coffee AND not have to do any clearing up. After going through the house and discussing who should be doing what, the team set to work right away. 3 hours later, TA DA… I felt like I was walking into a sparkly, shiny, good-as-new house. I’m pretty certain it was cleaner than when we moved in one year ago!
While observing how they worked throughout the 3 hours, 2 things impressed me. The first is that these guys know how to clean windows and mirrors fast and well. I was so amazed my mirror got wiped in lightning speed! We have a lot of glass in the this house, thanks to my husband who loves big mirrors and french folding doors. So that was a lot the guys had to work through and I’m happy that it was professionally done.
The second thing is that these guys are very meticulous. I have high expectations of commercial grade cleaners because they cost more then general cleaners. It is a more intensive procedure that cleans areas and corners of the house that I would never have imagined require that thorough a scrubbing. The team from ECC did their job well without much briefing from me. So, taking initiative –> A+.
Some of the tasks include:
- Window grilles are dusted and cleaned, and glass is cleaned with a microfiber.
- All shelves, cabinets and other pieces of furniture are dusted, and all generally unreachable nooks and crannies are thoroughly cleaned.
- In the bathroom, walls, mirrors and floors are scrubbed and washed.
- All bathroom fittings, such as tiles, basins and bathtubs, are descaled and tile grout is scrubbed.
- Toilets are disinfected and sanitized, and all stains are removed.
- All cabinets and shelves are wiped and dusted.
- Hob and hood are cleaned with the help of a degreaser.
A spring cleaning service for a 5rm flat like this would set you back around $175, which in my humble opinion, is money well spent. Other services Empire City Consultants offer are painting and plumbing. Don’t just take my word for how great they are either, check out these testimonials from some of my friends who tried their services! Now, you know who to look for the next time you need help with spring cleaning!
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Disclaimer: Mommy Chuck received complimentary spring cleaning services from Empire City Consultants. No additional monetary rewards were given. All opinions are 100% of my own.