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Why your business will benefit from a contract cleaning service

Does your business forgo hiring a cleaning service, thinking it’ll be only another expense to pay? Do you often complete all the housekeeping tasks, saving money but not time?

If this sounds like you, you should carefully consider the benefits of hiring a contact cleaning service.


When you hire a third party service to clean your office regularly, you will never have to worry about whether your office or commercial space is clean. By contracting them to clean your business space, you can ensure that a high standard of cleanliness is maintained through regular, light cleaning. This is particularly important if you have clients or potential employees visiting regularly, as good impressions are paramount.


Although you may not need deep cleaning right away, establishing a relationship with a contract cleaner that regularly cleans your office space will ensure that when the time comes, a helping hand is ready. Contract commercial and industrial cleaners can thoroughly clean items such as carpets, appliances, exterior walls, and windows – which all contribute to cleanliness and overall impression.


Yes, really! By investing in contracted cleaning, you’ll no longer have to source major cleaning products, and they can purchase supplies wholesale to keep costs low.  Professional cleaners will establish a relationship with businesses, and work with their specific needs to ensure money is well spent.


Leaving the cleaning to professionals means that you’ll be free to prioritise your daily responsibilities. Professionals are also very efficient at cleaning, and they will get the job done quicker, more thoroughly and with less staff disturbance.


A cleaner office is also a healthier office, as regular cleaning controls allergens like dust mites that thrive in dirty and dusty environments. If your staff are wheezy, sneezing, or experiencing itchy eyes, then you need to utilise a professional cleaning service, and fast. The productivity of employees can be affected by the cleanliness of surroundings, and they must remain fit and healthy to deliver results.

If you think this service would benefit your commercial space, get in touch today for a free quote!


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How to keep your home sparkling all summer long

Spring cleaning is usually the time when you de-clutter your home and give each room a good and thorough clean. Unfortunately, these chores don’t disappear throughout the summer months and with the warmer weather and kids on a break from school, there’s even more tasks to keep up with during the summer.


With the kids at home during the day, the kitchen can get super messy with toys cluttering up the table and floor, and sticky ice cream finger marks get on appliances. To keep the clutter in the kitchen to a minimum, encourage everyone in the house to put everything away once they’ve finished using them. To easily remove finger print marks from appliances, use lemon juice or warm soapy water and wipe the marks away with a soft cloth.


It’s important during the summer months of warmer air to keep the windows open in the bathroom as much as possible. Keeping the bathroom aired will help to reduce humidity in the room which can cause mould.

Laundry Room

With the kids spending more time outdoors over the summer holidays, there’s far more washing to be done and clothes have more outdoor stains. To avoid being overloaded with mountains of washing, organize it in to piles such as what is a priority or what may need to be treated with stain remover before being put in the machine.

Pests and insects

During the summer, flies, bugs and spiders invade your home. To manage these pests, use an insect repellent spray and make sure to keep on top of the dusting to get rid of cobwebs.

Be sure to let us know your top tips for keeping your home clean this summer!

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An easy tutorial on cleaning tricky places in your bathroom

Cleaning the bathroom can sometimes be a daunting task. There’s plenty of places which are often difficult and unpleasant to clean. But with these easy tips, cleaning will become easier, and germs and gunk will be a thing of the past!


The best part about this little trick is that there is no scrubbing involved – just let it sit overnight! It will not only make the shower head gleam, but it’ll also improve water pressure.

Pour an ample amount of white vinegar into a plastic grocery bag, submerge the showerhead in the liquid and tie it in place for an overnight soaking. Remove it in the morning and run the water to rinse.

When tackling the chore of cleaning the toilet, there is a right way to begin to prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses. Firstly remove everything from around the toilet to prevent splashing cleaner on items. Flush the toilet with the lid closed, and add your choice of powdered, liquid or gel cleanser to the bowl. Apply as close to the toilet rim as possible to prevent diluted cleanser.

Then progress to cleaning the toilet’s exterior and seat, as the solution soaks into the toilet grime in the bowl. Spray the tank, handle, and tank edges with cleaner and wipe down. Start with the sides and front before cleaning the bottom edges of the toilet where it meets the floor. Spray the seat, inside lid, rim and hinges with cleaner.

Scrub the inside of the bowl from the top down, ensuring to get under the rim and remove grime. Finally, flush the toilet with the lid down.


Hair can cause a major problem in bathroom drains, causing them to get blocked and become slow to drain. It is easier than it looks to remove the stopper and get the gunk out.

Here are the tools you will need to do the job: a screwdriver, a pair of skinny pliers, some baking soda, some vinegar and a few paper towels.

Remove the top part of the drain by unscrewing it. If the insert can be removed with a screwdriver, remove it. This is where you may find the hair, which is often caught in shampoo and conditioner. Ensure there are paper towels near, and remove the gunk from the drain with the pliers. Continue until the drain looks clear.

The next step is purely for maintenance. Pour about half a cup of baking soda down the drain, and then pour in vinegar until it bubbles up to the top. Leave to soak for 15 minutes, and pour hot water (not boiling) down the drain. This will help disinfect the drain and clean it, too.

Voila – clean drain! Have you got any secret cleaning tips you’d like to share? Let us know by sending us a tweet or Facebook post!

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Cleaning kitchen appliances, made easy!

Kitchen appliances can get pretty messy, and scouring away hard-to-remove grease can be time consuming, but it’s a job that can’t be avoided if you want a hygienic kitchen.

With these easy tips and tricks, making your appliances shine and sparkle will be easy!


Put equal amounts of water and vinegar in a microwave-safe bowl, along with a small wooden object – like a toothpick – to prevent boiling or other dangers. You can also add lemon to the mixture for a fresh, clean scent. Set the microwave on high for five to ten minutes. Wait until it cools, open the microwave and wipe down the inside with a sponge or paper towel.


Keeping your dishwasher in tip-top shape is key to making it last longer, along with ensuring your dishes are as clean as possible.

An easy way to clean the nasty build up of food debris, grease and soap scum is to place a dishwasher-safe cup with plain white vinegar on the top rack of your empty dishwasher. This will wash away the grime, sanitise, and remove odours. Use the hottest water setting and run the dishwasher through a cycle. When it finishes sprinkle a handful of baking soda around the bottom of the dishwasher and run through a short hot cycle. This will further deodorize your dishwasher and remove any stains.


Remove the shelves from your dirty oven and place them in individual large sealable bags. Add half a bottle of oven cleaner and set aside while you clean the oven. Pour the remaining oven cleaner directly on to the oven floor, scrubbing it into the door and floor to remove the dirt. When possible, leave the cleaner soak in overnight, or at least for four hours. Sponge away the cleaner and remove the shelves from the plastic bags. Sponge away the remaining grime on the shelves and dry the inside of the oven with a clean cloth.


Unplug the appliance, empty the crumb tray and remove the toaster-oven racks. Sit them in warm, soapy water and scrub off any charred food with a sponge or a brush. Wipe the toaster’s inside with a cloth wet with water and washing up liquid, and dislodge food with a toothbrush. Wipe the outside with a soapy cloth, scrubbing around knobs and hinges with a clean toothbrush.


Remove blades and other removable parts, soaking them in a sink filled with warm soapy water. Hand wash the food-processor bowl or cup, and scour the blades with a nylon brush to remove any particles. Dry the pieces thoroughly with a clean towel or cloth to prevent rust. Wipe down the bases with a damp clean cloth – do not submerge them in water.


Leading Welsh cleaning company wins substantial student accommodation contract

A student accommodation project in the SA1 development area of Swansea has enlisted the services of a local cleaning company, to provide its professional cleaning services as the second phase of the development begins.

The student accommodation project recently entered its second phase. Phase one of the project saw the construction of a 375 bedroom student accommodation building, with the second phase seeing an extension of a 340 room build.

The ongoing building work at Morfa Road, Swansea, which is due for completion in summer 2017 by construction company Watkin Jones, has called on the services of Clean Sweep to complete full commercial cleaning in and around the building site.

Clean Sweep has been contracted to work simultaneously with Watkin Jones during the ongoing building work, ensuring the building and surrounding areas are cleaned in preparation for each stage of the build, to meet required health and safety standards. Clean Sweep will also conduct its deep cleaning service within the new 340 room phase two development; 329 rooms are cluster bedrooms, with the remaining 11 being studios.

Due to an increase in substantial and long-term commercial contracts, Clean Sweep has increased its staff base to meet demand.

Helen Williams, managing director of Clean Sweep commented:

“With the company winning an increasing number of commercial contracts in recent months, such as this Morfa Road student accommodation build, we have needed to expand our team accordingly. This means we are already meeting the growth and development targets we set for 2017.

“I am extremely proud of our skilled and experienced team for their continuous hard work and efforts on expansive and commercial projects such as this.

“It is great to work alongside Watkin Jones during this project build and we look forward to seeing the final result in summer 2017.”

Dylan Williams, project manager at Watkin Jones comments:

“This is the first time Clean Sweep has worked with Watkin Jones Group, and are currently undertaking the builders clean to a 340 bed student accommodation extension to an existing phase.

“The current standard of work is very good and matches our expectations for a builders clean, and this will follow on with the sparkle clean prior to handover. Labour levels are consistent with the work required and Clean Sweep has achieved all the dates as per the programme”.


Welsh cleaning company nears final stage of school project

A leading cleaning services company has recently completed the third of a four-phase project for Afon Taf High School in Merthyr Tydfil.

Clean Sweep has been contracted by Interserve, the international construction and support services group, conducting a live renovation of the high school, to complete cleaning services on each phase of the ongoing project.

Clean Sweep has provided this service since August 2015, with the most recent stage being completed during September 2016. As a result of the high standard of service the company has provided, Clean Sweep has also been awarded an additional contract to provide its services during the final stage of the project, due to commence in Spring 2017.

As the renovation of the school is ongoing, often during term times, Clean Sweep has needed to adapt to new schedules when instructed, and when Interserve need specific areas cleaned, in preparation for the next stage of the rebuild.

Some of the services Clean Sweep has completed for Interserve and Afon Taf High School include full clean of the new buildings from ceiling to floor, as well as cleaning of the beams in the school’s sports hall.

The cleaning company has since secured further contracts for projects with Interserve as a result of the high level of service provided since the project commenced.

Founder and managing director of Clean Sweep, Helen Williams, commented:

“Working with Interserve on this project has been extremely rewarding. Not only have we had our contract extended to complete the remaining phases of the renovation, but we have also obtained a further two contracts in the South Wales area as a result of the high quality work we do.”

Operations manager of Clean Sweep, Ian Williams, explained:

“This is testament to our team and service offering, showing we are able to provide domestic and commercial professional cleaning services, as well as flexible industrial cleaning services for large projects.”

Clean Sweep, based in Swansea, was founded by Helen and Ian Williams in 2006 and provides domestic, commercial and most recently, industrial cleaning services in Wales.


Swansea UFC star Brett Johns helps raise funds at annual charity football match

Fresh from making his UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) debut in Belfast last month, Swansea’s Brett Johns made a guest appearance at an annual charity football match at Pontlliw Park on Sunday (4th December) to help raise money for the Ty Olwen charity and Papworth Hospital.

The annual ‘Sheila Mary Cridland Cup’ event is run by Ian and Helen Williams, founders of leading Welsh cleaning company, Clean Sweep, in the memory of Helen’s mother, Sheila Mary. Dai Mathias, who also helped organise the event, was team captain along with Ian Williams.

This year’s event raised £1,500 that will be donated to Ty Olwen, the charity that provided palliative care for Helen’s mother, and the Papworth Hospital that cared for Pontlliw committee member, Russell Truelove, after undergoing a full heart transplant after collapsing while playing football.

Brett, from nearby village Pontarddulais, presented the trophy to the winning ‘Blue’ team, captained by Ian Williams, which won on penalties after the match ended 5-5. He also helped raise more funds at a raffle and auction in The Buck Inn, Pontlliw, after the game.

Brett commented:

“It has been an amazing couple of weeks for me since making my UFC debut, but it is fantastic to come to an event like this back in my own community and help two fantastic causes.

“A lot of hard work goes into organising an event like this and I was delighted to help in any way I could. It was a great way to spend a Sunday and I thoroughly enjoyed watching the game and helping raise funds afterwards.”

Helen Williams, founder and managing director of Clean Sweep, commented:

“We were so happy to welcome Brett Johns to the event this year and everyone had such a great time. Both Ty Olwen and the Papworth Hospital have done so much for not only our family and close ones, but for so many others too – it’s so important for us to try and give back.

“Last year was a real success and we strive to make each year bigger and better – all in the name of supporting these charities and raising funds for them.”

Operations manager of Clean Sweep and team captain, Ian Williams, said:

“The aim of each year’s event is to raise awareness and support those who have used the services of these charities and care units in the past, while raising funds for a great cause. I would like to thank every single business and individual who participated and donated.

“These events are always well received by the local community and really make for a fun day out for everyone involved.”


Cleaning company completes substantial work on new primary school

Swansea-based cleaning company Clean Sweep, has helped to make a new primary school sparkle and shine after completing a substantial cleaning contract on a new multi-million pound development in Gowerton, Swansea.

Clean Sweep carried out the cleaning contract on the new Gowerton Primary School, in Swansea.

Work on the school has cost £6.8 million and has been funded jointly by the Welsh Government’s 21st Century Schools and Education Programme, and Swansea Council. The purpose of the programme is to bring together the community at one site after Tregwyr Infant and Tregwyr Juniors merged in 2010.

Helen Williams, director and founder of Clean Sweep, said:

“We are delighted to have won what is a substantial contract for us. Cleaning the new primary school has been a very big job for us and the team were fantastic in getting the cleaning work done on time.”

“I am really proud of the team, who all worked extremely hard over the last few weeks to get everything in order for the start of the new school term.”

Cleaning company completes substantial work on school refurbishment

Swansea-based cleaning company Clean Sweep, has helped to make a newly refurbished high school gleam after completing a substantial cleaning contract, which saw them work on the new development from top to bottom.

The work was carried out on the updated Afon Taf High School in Merthyr Tydfil.

Afon Taf’s refurbishment, which was split into two phases, included new facilities for Art, Design and Technology, IT, Science and Welsh. Clean Sweep were contracted to carry out a deep clean after phase two was complete.

Afon Taf is part of the 21st Century Schools Programme that plans to implement long-term improvements to educational facilities through a £12 million funding scheme with the Welsh Government and Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council.

21st Century Schools is aiming to create better learning environments in Wales through a more sustainable education system and a greater economy for learning environments.

Helen Williams, director and founder of Clean Sweep, said:

“We are delighted to have won what is a substantial contract for us. Cleaning the newly refurbished Afon Taf High School has been a very big job for us and the team were fantastic in getting the cleaning work done on time.”

Ian Williams, head of operations for Clean Sweep, said:

“This job was great news for us as it has allowed us to expand even further across Wales. I am really proud of the team, who all worked extremely hard over the last few weeks to get everything in order for the start of the new school term.”

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Ty Olwen gets a special delivery

Ty Olwen, a purpose built specialist Palliative Care Unit based in Morriston, Swansea, had a special delivery last week when a cheque for £1000 was handed over, after Swansea-based cleaning company, Clean Sweep held a charity football match to raise money for it and all of the staff.

Back in May, 2015 a number of local celebrities including Swansea City legend Lee Trundle turned up to for a charity football match at Pontlliw FC to raise over £1000 for Ty Olwen, and The Papworth Hospital Trust.

After further fundraising, and a local company match-funding what was raised to make the final total £2000, Helen Williams, owner of Clean Sweep, delivered a cheque with her new baby daughter Florence Mary Williams, who was six days old, in her special made Clean Sweep uniform, to staff at Ty Olwen, for £1000.

Ty Olwen was chosen partly for the help and service it provided for Helen’s mother and Florence’s’ Grandmother Sheila Mary, during her battle with cancer. The Papworth Hospital Trust was selected because of the help it has given to long-time Pontlliw FC player Russell Truelove after he collapsed while playing football nearly 20 years ago. Papworth Hospital Trust also received a cheque for £1000.

Helen Williams, director and founder of Clean Sweep, said:

“We are so thankful to the 30 players that turned up to help raise money for such a good cause. A big thank you to Lee for playing, and thank you to everyone who came down to the park to watch the game, and support the teams.”

Team captain, Ian Williams said:

“It was an absolutely fantastic game, and everyone played really well. We managed to raise over £1000 for the two charities and everyone had a great day. It was great to captain one of the teams, and Dai Mathias did a brilliant job as the opposing team captain.”

Baby Florence, Ian, and Helen