Questions and Answers

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WHAT DO YOU CHARGE?

HOW CAN I BOOK?

Bookings can be made online via our online booking system.  We are a unique, bespoke service and have high demand so please book with as much notice as possible.   You can also contact us online via our contact page, call us on 0118 328 0110 or email us.    For larger job requests it may be necessary for us to visit your premises first before you can book.  Remember all bookings are subject to confirmation.

Our current rates can be found on our Prices page.  We charge one fixed hourly rate for regular cleaning and for one off cleaning a set charge.  We do not add surcharges depending on what work we are carrying out or what products we use.  We believe this is an honest, fair approach so that our customers know exactly what they are paying for.

We accept cash, bank transfer, direct debit, credit cards and debit cards. We do not accept Paypal or Bitcoin.  

 All new customers must pay for their first booking in advance to secure the booking. 

We do not charge extra or give discounts depending on the payment method you choose.

HOW CAN I PAY FOR YOUR SERVICES?

HOW MUCH NOTICE DO YOU NEED?

DO YOU PROVIDE EVERYTHING?

Our available slots are added to our diary as they become available and we book on a 'first come first served' basis. We have very high demand for our services so the more notice you give the more likelihood you will be successful in booking our services.  

DO YOU CLEAN CARPETS?

We will always try to remove spot staining as part of our normal cleaning routine but if you require a full carpet clean we can provide this as a separate service.  Please note we do not clean upholstery or curtains.

WILL YOU CLEAN OUTSIDE?

We can do minor outside cleaning and garden tidying on request

Yes! We provide all the cleaning materials, equipment and staff to carry out the service you book. 

We use biodegradable, eco-friendly products combined with microfiber and the latest floor cleaning machines to achieve the best results.  Our service will leave your home smelling clean and fresh without damaging the environment..  The only time this will change is if you have a specific request that is discussed with us beforehand or if you advise you want to provide your own cleaning materials.  For one off/deep cleans, as the cleaning products we use are plant based, there will always be times when we need to resort to more industrial strength products but this will be discussed with you first.  Please note there is no discount for clients who provide their own materials.

CAN I PAY HOURLY?

Yes, we only offer an hourly service at one set price, please see our 'Prices' page for details of our current rates. The minimum booking period is three hours.

MY NEIGHBOURS CLEANER IS MUCH CHEAPER THAN YOU?

We don't pretend to be the cheapest but we do profess to be the best. We offer a  high quality service, bespoke service and have excellent staff giving you the best possible value for your money. 

We are not an agency or broker like some other services you will find on the internet who will pass your job on to the lowest bidder.  We do not have a bank of self employed cleaners who contract for us, we do the work ourselves with our own staff ensuring we retain control of the quality of service we provide.  We are fully insured and use good quality, plant based eco products.  We use the latest technologies to help us achieve the best results in a quicker time

For these reasons we will never try and compete with unprofessional outfits who may cut corners.  We believe that you get what you pay for.  If you have been disappointed with other, less professional, cheaper services, then get in touch and you'll be pleasantly surprised.

ARE YOU INSURED?

Yes, we operate will full liability cover via Hiscox Underwriting Ltd who we believe provide the best quality of cover.  Details can be provided upon request

DO YOU REMOVE WASTE?

Yes, we do on After Builders Cleaning Services up to a maximum of five standard refuse sacks, anything more than this is chargeable.  We are fully licensed by the Environment Agency under registration number CBDL189490.  For normal cleaning services we will utilise any existing arrangements you have in place which is usually your normal weekly refuse collection by your local council.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING MICROFIBER?

Microfiber textiles designed for cleaning on a microscopic scale. According to tests using microfiber materials to clean a surface leads to reducing the number of bacteria by 99%, whereas a conventional cleaning material reduces this number only by 33%.  Microfiber also absorbs fat and grease and its electrostatic properties give it a high dust-attracting power.

IF MICROFIBER CLEANS SO WELL, WHY USE OTHER PRODUCTS?

Microfiber isn't suited to every cleaning task.  It also performs better when used slightly damp.  We use products such as Method and Ecover which are eco friendly and biodegradable.  These products have a variety of uses such as removing scale and providing anti bacterial cleaning.  In addition they smell amazing so leave your home smelling beautiful after every use.

WHY DONT YOU USE MOPS?

Mops certainly have their place but we avoid using them wherever possible.  Using a traditional mop and bucket means using the same water over and over which is not hygienic and doesn't get the best results.  Using a two chamber bucket does help to rectify this.  We prefer to use a floor cleaning machine that vacuums, washes and dries all at the same time.  This means that we do not have to vacuum, then mop, then dry your floor saving a large amount of time.  So in the same amount of time other cleaners are slopping around dirty water on your floor, we have cleaned it to a sparkle and already moved on to the next room!

WHAT OTHER PRODUCTS DO YOU USE?

We use a variety of products to help clean your home.  We always use well known brands such as Bissell, NumaticMethod, Ecover, and Barkeepers Friend amongst others.  These brands have decades upon decades of experience in cleaning homes.  We also use recycled paper products to clean toilets and sponges and bushes made from recycled materials.

 

 
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The Little Cottage Cleaning Company

9a Cantay Business Park

Ardler Road

Caversham Berkshire

RG4 5AE

Domestic Cleaning Company & Berkshire ECO Cleaners

Little Cottage Industries Limited

The Little Cottage 

High Street Sonning

Berkshire

RG4 6UP

Commercial, Preservation and Bespoke Cleaning Services

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