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  • By Anna MURGRABIA
  • 19 Feb, 2017

The hightes standards

Crystal Property Cleaning Ltd was established in 2002 as a family-run business, providing domestic and commercial cleaning services in ‪Twickenham - Greater London. Since then it has been expanding rapidly – the demand for professional domestic cleaning services has been growing. Our cleaners continue to provide high quality and reliable cleaning services to all our customers. Being a family-run business means our reputation is the key to our success, as such, we offer only the highest standard of work, and our customer service is second to none. Whether you are looking for domestic, carpet, upholstery or oven cleaning services in London, Crystal Property Cleaning Ltd will be able to provide you with insured, vetted and trained cleaners. With a large portfolio of testimonials from satisfied customers, you can be sure that you are working with a trustworthy and qualified London cleaning company.

Many of the cleaning companies and customers use the words - "the highest standards". But many of them will not be able to answer the question - what exactly the HIGH STANDARDS means? Your home may look perfect but it does not mean that it was cleaned to a highest standards.

Unfortunately, these standards in domestic cleaning are not regulated by anybody. That's why we created our own "lab" and codes of standards to control quality of cleaning services, which can allow to define the notion of high standards in the cleaning industry.

Thank you for visiting our new website, we hope you find this informative and learn a little more about our company. Please check our menu to learn about our services, promotions, referral and how to contact us for a FREE Estimate.

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By Anna MURGRABIA 19 Feb, 2017
Crystal Property Cleaning Ltd was established in 2002 as a family-run business, providing domestic and commercial cleaning services in ‪Twickenham - Greater London. Since then it has been expanding rapidly – the demand for professional domestic cleaning services has been growing. Our cleaners continue to provide high quality and reliable cleaning services to all our customers. Being a family-run business means our reputation is the key to our success, as such, we offer only the highest standard of work, and our customer service is second to none. Whether you are looking for domestic, carpet, upholstery or oven cleaning services in London, Crystal Property Cleaning Ltd will be able to provide you with insured, vetted and trained cleaners. With a large portfolio of testimonials from satisfied customers, you can be sure that you are working with a trustworthy and qualified London cleaning company.

Many of the cleaning companies and customers use the words - "the highest standards". But many of them will not be able to answer the question - what exactly the HIGH STANDARDS means? Your home may look perfect but it does not mean that it was cleaned to a highest standards.

Unfortunately, these standards in domestic cleaning are not regulated by anybody. That's why we created our own "lab" and codes of standards to control quality of cleaning services, which can allow to define the notion of high standards in the cleaning industry.

Thank you for visiting our new website, we hope you find this informative and learn a little more about our company. Please check our menu to learn about our services, promotions, referral and how to contact us for a FREE Estimate.
By Anna MURGRABIA 18 Feb, 2017

Click Here To View Our Checkatrade Reviews

Read feedback received for Crystal Property Cleaning Ltd, working as Cleaning Services in West and South West London: Twickenham, Teddington, Hampton, Feltham, Isleworth, Richmond, Kingston,Hounslow. The reviews below represent where work has commenced and are the customers views, not the views of Checkatrade.
By Anna MURGRABIA 21 Nov, 2016

Check List

This is a recommended professional cleaning check list based on the accepted industry standards. Please note each cleaning company might use their own list. Always check with them.

Always check whether they are talking about deep cleaning or wiping.

Cleaning the kitchen

  1. Washing, sanitising and polishing all work surfaces.
  2. Cleaning cupboards and drawers inside and outside.
  3. Cleaning microwave inside and outside.
  4. Cleaning the exterior of all appliances.
  5. Cleaning taps, sink and draining areas, removing lime scale.
  6. Degreasing, cleaning and polishing wall tiles-
  7. Degreasing and cleaning oven, hobs, gas rings and control knobs.
  8. Cleaning extractor fan and filters.
  9. Cleaning and sanitising fridge and freezer (if defrosted).
  10. Cleaning washing machine and soap drawer.
  11. Cleaning dishwasher.

Cleaning the bathroom

  1. Cleaning and sanitising toilet lid, seat, underside and surrounding areas.
  2. De scaling, cleaning, disinfecting and polishing toilet/bidet.
  3. Cleaning and polishing mirrors, taps and fittings.
  4. De scaling and polishing all tiled areas.
  5. Cleaning and de-scaling bath area, washbasin and shower area.
  6. Washing and sanitising doors, cupboards, shelving, fittings.

Cleaning the Bedrooms and all other areas

  1. Cleaning and polishing furniture surfaces.
  2. Removing cobwebs form walls and ceiling.
  3. Dusting and cleaning skirting, radiators and picture rails.
  4. Cleaning socket outlets and switches.
  5. Cleaning internal windows, window frames and doors.
  6. Cleaning all glass (furniture tops, mirrors).
  7. Dusting and cleaning window sills.
  8. Vacuuming and cleaning hard floors.
  9. Vacuuming carpeted areas / Deep cleaning them on request. (Steam cleaning is normally at additional cost)
  10. Moving furniture and cleaning underneath.
  11. Removing rubbish.
  12. Emptying bins and cleaning them.

Not included

Washing the walls.


By Anna MURGRABIA 07 Nov, 2016

Cleaner

A cleaner is someone experienced in coming to your property and cleaning it. Cleaners deal with a number of different tasks including basic cleaning, spring cleans, deep cleans when you are selling or renting your home and other jobs. Cleaners will usually clean your home from top to bottom and are trained to use products and techniques to make your home as clean as possible. Some cleaners will specialise in cleaning textiles like carpets and curtains or will employ someone, especially to clean your windows or hard-to-reach places like ovens or shower drains. These professionals are able to advise you on the best products to use to clean your home and what will be both cost-effective and long-lasting. If you are selling your house and need a deep clean or even want to employ a regular cleaning service, it would be good to give the project to the expertise of a professional cleaner.

How to hire a cleaner?

Hiring a cleaner is one of those jobs that needs to be done quickly and efficiently so you should put some research into who you should hire. It is a good idea to get a recommendation from people you know who have had a full clean done by a cleaning company before moving or have taken on a regular cleaner recently or even ask at your local community centre. You will want to find someone with a lot of experience and who will be professional and quick in all aspects of the job.

If you cannot find a recommendation from someone you know, you should be able to find someone either online through their website or online platforms like Checkatrade.com . When you find some professionals who provide the service you need, including regular cleaning and maintenance and window cleaning and any other extra services like carpet cleaning, make sure you read any reviews featured online. A cleaner’s online presence should clearly display their qualifications, experience, what services they provide and whether they are part of an association like the Checkatrade , who have codes of conduct to reassure the customer that their members are experienced and trustworthy.

When you have found a cleaner you are happy with, arrange to meet them at your property to talk through the project you want done - including any restrictions and the timeframe - and if you have any special requests, such as carpet or window cleaning. From here, they should be able to walk you through the process of cleaning your home, advise you on making the most of your budget and give you an estimate of price and timeframe. If you are still not sure about this particular cleaner, ask if you can speak to previous clients and find out how efficiently they can get the job done onsite.

What services do cleaners provide?

Cleaners are trained in cleaning and maintaining cleanliness and tidiness inside and outside your home. Cleaners deal with a number of different tasks, including basic cleaning, spring cleans, deep cleans when you are selling or renting your home and other jobs. Others can do bigger jobs like carpet cleaning or window cleaning, graffiti removal or gutter cleaning. These professionals can be especially helpful when you are selling your home and want to impress prospective buyers. Cleaners are usually experienced and can usually advise on the best products for your home and what maintenance you will need in the future.

How much does it cost to hire a cleaner?

The cost of hiring a cleaner will be very varied on the size of the project, what products are needed and how labour intensive the job is. If you are completely deep cleaning your property, this will be a lot more expensive than a regular maintenance job. If you agree to keep on the cleaner long term, they may decide to lower the price too. It will be up to you and the individual cleaner you hire to organise a payment plan before you draw up a contract. A lot of cleaners will charge by the hour but others will have a daily or fixed fee depending on the job. Make sure you know exactly what is included in the price before you go ahead with the job as you do not want to get a nasty surprise if it does not include VAT.

What questions should I ask my cleaner?

  •      Have you done many of these jobs before?
  •     Do you do carpet cleaning or window cleaning?
  •     Have you worked on similar properties to mine?
  •     Do you work on your own or as part of a team?
  •     Will you be able to advise me on the best cleaning products to maintain my home long term?
  •     Do you provide any cleaning supplies or do I need to get these?
  •     Do you offer regular maintenance services too?
  •     Can you advise me on how to get the best out of my budget?
  •     How long will the job take?
  •     Can I get a written estimate before you start the job?
  •     Does your estimate include everything - materials, labour, VAT?
  •     Do you have up-to-date paperwork and insurance?
  •     Can I speak to past clients or get references about the past work you have done?

By Anna MURGRABIA 17 Oct, 2016
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

Our Specialists will visually inspect your carpet. They will identify potential permanent stains and give you evaluation of expected results. Our cleaning equipment combined with the unique cleaning process will ensure your carpets are thoroughly cleaned.

The carpet cleaning method we use is hot water extraction, also known as steam cleaning. Almost every carpet manufacturer recommends this method. Cleaning solutions are injected deeply into the carpet at high pressure and are instantly extracted.

With the many types of carpeting made today, it is important to use a knowledgeable carpet cleaner. Many of today’s carpets contain the following materials: Nylon, Acrylic, Cotton, Silk, Sisal, Polyester, Wool, and Linen. We can care for carpets in need of special care.

The recommended carpet cleaning frequency for a residential consumer is approximately every 12 to 18 months. The recommended upholstery cleaning frequency is between 12 and 24 months.

With so many different upholstering materials from genuine leather to natural fibers, vinyl and polyesters, a variety of cleaning methods and equipment are essential for offering the best professional upholstery cleaning and maintenance service available.

All upholstery fabric will be carefully inspected prior to cleaning. We then decide on the most suitable cleaning process according to the type of material and degree of soiling. For the majority of upholstery cleaning, but not all, we use the hot water extraction method, sometimes referred to as steam cleaning. With this method we are using the most powerful and efficient equipment combined with attention to detail to make sure that we gain the ultimate upholstery cleaning results.

Some materials are best cleaned using a very low moisture process. With this method we would use dry cleaning solvents for upholstery fabric to remove any soils. Our techniques and equipment ensures that the maximum amount of soil is removed with the minimum amount of drying time.

Our carpet and upholstery cleaning process involves using detergent free, environmentally friendly solutions, which are completely safe to children and pets.
By Anna MURGRABIA 19 Sep, 2016
I'm here to show you a completely safe, natural and effective way to clean your oven — no harsh chemicals and no high-heat auto-cleaning with smoke detector funny business. It takes a little time and some elbow grease, but the payoff is well worth it. Plus, you most likely have everything you need to take on this project already in your cupboards.

When I first moved into my house, the oven was coated with a suspicious black, sticky grime. It was as if someone had roasted a dozen whole chickens without using a pan. My first move was to run the auto-cleaning setting (which is probably a terrible idea, since our oven is over twenty years old). This basically turns up the heat to a point where anything left inside is burnt to a crisp, which you can then wipe out once it cools. It kind of works, but in some cases actually makes everything worse, and in our case, set off the smoke detectors — most likely a red flag.

What’s the alternative? You can buy extremely harsh chemicals that will eat through any remaining debris, but the fumes are strong enough to singe off your eyebrows. The accompanying dizziness probably isn’t worth it either.

Here's you you can clean your oven naturally with a little vinegar, baking soda, and good ol' elbow grease!

How To Clean The Oven

What You Need

Oven
Baking soda
Water
Rubber gloves
Damp dish cloth
Plastic or silicone spatula
Spray bottle
White vinegar

Instructions

  • Remove the oven racks: Remove your oven racks, pizza stone, oven thermometer, and anything else you have inside the oven. Set aside.
  • Make a baking soda paste: In a small bowl, mix a 1/2 cup of baking soda with a few tablespoons of water. Adjust the ratio of both as needed until you have a spreadable paste. For me this took about 3 tablespoons of water to get the desired spreadable consistency.
  • Coat your oven: Spread the paste all over the interior surfaces of your oven, steering clear of the heating elements. I used gloves for this portion as my oven was pretty grimy. It helped me really get in there and coat the dirtiest nooks and crannies without having to worry about all that grime under my nails. The baking soda will turn a brownish color as you rub it in; it also might be chunkier in some places than others. That is fine. Just try to coat the whole oven to the best of your abilities, paying attention to any particularly greasy areas.
  • Let it sit overnight: Allow the baking soda mixture to rest for at least 12 hours, or overnight.
  • Clean your oven racks: Meanwhile, clean your oven racks. See the full cleaning tutorial here.
  • Wipe out the oven: After 12 hours or overnight, take a damp dish cloth and wipe out as much of the dried baking soda paste as you can. Use a plastic or silicone spatula to help scrape off the paste as needed. I found that the damp cloth was enough for me, but a spatula might come in handy in those hard-to- reach places.
  • Spray a little vinegar: Put a little vinegar in a spray bottle and spritz everywhere you still see baking soda residue in your oven. The vinegar will react with the baking soda and gently foam.
  • Do a final wipe down: Take your damp cloth and wipe out the remaining foamy vinegar-baking-soda mixture. Repeat until all the baking soda residue is gone. Add more water or vinegar to your cloth as needed while wiping to really get the oven clean and shiny.
  • Replace your oven racks: Replace the oven racks and anything else you keep in your oven, and you're done!

By Anna MURGRABIA 22 Aug, 2016
We have a mobile team of cleaners who will supply all cleaning materials and equipment leaving your property smelling, feeling and looking fresh and new. All cleaning teams are supervised to ensure our high standards are maintained for every customer and client.
We offer various cleaning services to ensure the cleanliness of any to let property or premise you are advertising, covering short and long lettings. Any cleaning service we offer is available for residential as well as for commercial properties and premises.
Numerous estate agents offer short term lettings and need the property cleaned and presentable. We are experienced in cleaning any property before, during and after the stay of the tenants. We make sure that everything is in perfect order and cleaned to the best possible standard.
Our specialist team has been fully trained in property management cleaning and our services include:

  • End of Tenancy cleaning
  • Pre and After Tenancy cleaning
  • Spring cleaning
  • Professional Upholstery and Carpet cleaning
  • Furnished and unfurnished properties
  • Any property size, from studio apartments to family accommodation

Our services can also cater to short and long term lets:

Short term letting – we offer flexible and reliable daily or weekly services, including change of bed linen and full cleaning of the flat or house. We do not charge extra for our ironing service.

Long term letting – we are committed to taking care of the tenants’ needs from the first to the last day of their tenancy. With a choice of regular weekly cleaning or a more infrequent service, you can enjoy a fully cleaned flat or house. We do not charge extra for our ironing service.

The ironing is charged at nominal cleaning price.

A thorough "spring clean" at the end of each tenancy will ensure that the property is presented for re-letting in the best possible way.

Crystal Property Cleaning Ltd will clear out and clean your property at the time of tenancy ceasing. It is obviously in a Landlord's best interests to have their property as presentable as possible when marketing it again to future tenants. In this regard Crystal Propety Cleaning Ltd al will comply with the landlords requirements and can provide a range of increasing services.

Please contact us for quote or more information
By Anna MURGRABIA 18 Jul, 2016
The perfect service when you want professional cleaners, but don’t want contracts or regular commitments. Our one-off cleaning services in London are designed with you in mind. We recognise that not everyone requires a regular cleaning service, so we also offer a one off cleaning service for those that require a single one off clean.

What to expect from our cleaners when you book one off clean?

Kitchen
  • Wipe out Cupboards/ Microwave
  • Clean Out Fridge/Oven
  • Clean sink
  • Wipe Washing Machine/ Tumble Drier/ Dishwasher/ Kettle/ Toaster/ Mixer
Living room/Dining room/Bedroom
  • Clean Mirrors/ Fireplace/ Tables/ Window Ledges/ Skirting
  • Dust All Surfaces
  • Vacuum Carpet/Mop the floor
Bathroom
  • Clean Bath/ Sink/ Shower Encloser
  • Clean Toilet
  • Clean Tiles/ Taps/ Skirting/ Mirrors/ Window Ledges/ Shelves
  • Clean All Surfaces
  • Wash Floor
  • Wipe Door
Stairs/Entrance area
  • Vacuum Carpet/ Mop Floors
  • Clean Skirting
  • Clean Mirrors
If you need a One Off Cleaning Service, just call 020 8894 2425 or email us and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.

One off Cleaning Task list

Hallway/Stairs/Landing
  • Clean door/s/
  • Clean skirting boards
  • Mop/ Vacuum floor/s/
  • Clean window/s/ / window frame/s/ (inside)/ window sill/s/
  • Dust surfaces
Living and dining areas
  • Clean doors
  • Clean skirting boards
  • Mop/ Vacuum floors
  • Clean window/s/ / window frame/s/ (inside)/ window sill/s/
  • Clean blinds
  • Dust and polish all surfaces
  • Clean pictures and mirrors
  • Vacuum behind chairs and sofas
Bedrooms
  • Clean door
  • Clean skirting boards
  • Mop/ Vacuum floor
  • Clean window/s/ (inside)/ window frame/s/ / window sill/s/
  • Clean blinds
  • Dust and polish all furniture
  • Clean pictures and mirrors
  • Clean under/ behind the bed
  • Clean wardrobe – inside/out
Bathrooms and Toilets
  • Clean door
  • Clean floor
  • Clean window/s/ (inside) /window frame/s/ / window sill/s/
  • Clean bath/basin
  • Polish taps
  • Clean shower
  • Clean toilet
  • Clean tiles
  • Clean mirrors
Kitchen
  • Clean door
  • Clean skirting boards
  • Vacuum/ Mop floor
  • Clean window/s/ (inside) / window frame/s/ / window sill/s/
  • Clean kitchen cabinets – above/ inside/ outside
  • Clean fridge – inside/ outside
  • Clean hob
  • Clean extractor hood
  • Clean microwave – inside/ outside
  • Clean worktops
  • Clean sink and taps
  • Polish all appliances
  • Washing up
Notes: We empty all bins and leave the rubbish outside the property.

We use professional cleaning materials and equipment.

Please note we do not clean walls.

By Anna MURGRABIA 20 Jun, 2016
Every house needs a Deep cleaning at least once per year. Even if you have a regular cleaning service some places in your home require more attention. Our cleaners will come to your property and clean behind sofas, cabinets and carry out a deep clean of your kitchen and bathroom.

In addition to our standard cleaning services, we are able to provide a host of additional services that are only available upon request, as part of our deep cleaning service. Things that we only do for clients who have requested a deep cleaning/ end of tenancy cleaning service, and not just a regular clean are:
  • Wiping and dusting everything - including light fixtures, skirting boards, doors and door frames, sockets and switches.
  • Cleaning inside and out of emptied fridges and kitchen cupboards.
  • Moving furniture in order that we can clean or vacuum underneath.
  • Changing bed sheets.
The deep clean includes all of the same services that are included in the regular clean, as well as those extras listed above. They are highly recommended for those that have just moved home or are just about to.
By Anna MURGRABIA 23 May, 2016
It is much better if your house is cleaned a little and often, than a lot now and then. A regular cleaning service is the best way to have a clean and tidy home all week long, from Monday to Sunday.

All our professional domestic cleaners are thoroughly vetted and bona-fide references are taken.

Our domestic cleaners are youthful, reliable, well skilled and completely insured. They are methodically educated to carry out their duties to an exceedingly high standard.

We have over 15 years experience and we have built a desirable reputation for the excellence and consistency of our domestic cleaners in the domestic cleaning industry.

What should you expect from our domestic cleaners?

Kitchen
Wipe out Cupboards/ Microwave
Clean Out Fridge/Oven
Clean sink
Wipe Washing Machine/ Tumble Drier/ Dishwasher/ Kettle/ Toaster/ Mixer

Living room/Dining room/Bedroom
Clean Mirrors/ Fireplace/ Tables/ Window Ledges/ Skirting
Dust All Surfaces
Vacuum Carpet/Mop the floor

Bathroom
Clean Bath/ Sink/ Shower Encloser
Clean Toilet
Clean Tiles/ Taps/ Skirting/ Mirrors/ Window Ledges/ Shelves
Clean All Surfaces
Wash Floor
Wipe Door

Stairs/Entrance area
Vacuum Carpet/ Mop Floors
Clean Skirting
Clean Mirrors

There is no additional charge for ironing.

Regular Cleaning Task list
Regular cleaning (every week or fortnightly)

Hallway/Stairs/Landing
  • Clean skirting boards
  • Mop/ Vacuum floor/s/
  • Dust and polish surfaces
Living and dining areas
  • Clean skirting boards
  • Mop/ Vacuum floors
  • Dust and polish all surfaces/furniture
  • Clean pictures and mirrors
  • Tidy up
Bedrooms
  • Clean skirting boards
  • Mop/ Vacuum floor
  • Dust and polish all furniture
  • Clean pictures and mirrors
  • Make up bed
  • Tidy up
Bathrooms and Toilets
  • Clean floor
  • Clean bath/basin
  • Polish taps
  • Clean shower
  • Clean toilet
  • Clean tiles
  • Clean mirrors
Kitchen
  • Clean skirting boards
  • Vacuum/ Mop floor
  • Clean kitchen cabinets – outside
  • Clean fridge – outside
  • Clean hob
  • Clean extractor hood
  • Clean microwave – inside/ outside
  • Clean worktops
  • Clean sink and taps
  • Polish all appliances
  • Washing up
Extra tasks on request – ironing, clean blinds, change bed linen, clean windows (on the inside), clean oven.

Notes: We empty all bins and leave the rubbish outside the property.

Customer provides cleaning materials and equipment.

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