Capstan Lane
Whitby
Porirua
  • What We Do
  • Regular Home Cleaning
    One Off & Spring Cleans
    Open Home Preparation
    Move in & Move Out Cleans

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45 days ago

Hutt Valley here we come..!!!

Gina Lawn from Whitby Cleaners Ltd

We are branching out again, this time we are adding the Hutt Valley to our areas covered.

If you are looking to have your Home, Office or Rental sparkled between Upper Hutt and Petone get in touch, we would love to chat about your cleaning needs.

Give Gina a call to arrange a quote at a time that… View more
We are branching out again, this time we are adding the Hutt Valley to our areas covered.

If you are looking to have your Home, Office or Rental sparkled between Upper Hutt and Petone get in touch, we would love to chat about your cleaning needs.

Give Gina a call to arrange a quote at a time that suits you. 027 222 9101.

We are competitively priced and offer a 100% quality guarantee, giving you Great Service and Great value.

You can find us on the web: www.whitbycleaners.co.nz...

And,
Facebook:www.facebook.com...

49 days ago

Up and Runing!!

Gina Lawn from Whitby Cleaners Ltd

I imagine it is not very often you have your staff telling you how relieved they are to be able to get back to work! However, the team seem to be more than happy to be back into it, which is great. I am taking that as a sign they are happy with their work and that we have done a decent job of … View moreI imagine it is not very often you have your staff telling you how relieved they are to be able to get back to work! However, the team seem to be more than happy to be back into it, which is great. I am taking that as a sign they are happy with their work and that we have done a decent job of looking after them and keeping them informed over the last 7 weeks of lockdown.

We are still in an Alert Level, we have our COVID-19 Safety Plan in place and must continue to be vigilant in keeping to the government guidance provided. Being cautious and respecting other people views is important, not just to continue to keep us all safe but also to show respect to everyone’s differing views about where each person is on their COVID-19 journey. Our team understand what is required to follow the Safety Plan to enable them to do their work and interact with clients.

There will be some catching up to do to bring our clients homes and offices back up to scratch. Some of our clients may notice the smell of burning elbow grease over the next couple of weeks!!

We have reminded the team that delivering a quality service must be at the forefront of their minds for every visit. And, we would like to remind our clients and prospective clients that you deserve a quality service, if you are not satisfied, we insist you communicate that, we stand by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you tell us we will put it right.

Be safe, be kind, have a good week.

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58 days ago

COVID-19 Update 11th May 2020

Gina Lawn from Whitby Cleaners Ltd

Hip Hip Hooray!!!!

Level 2 as of Thursday morning!!!!!

We will be ready to go under Level 2 protocols.

Our Level 2 Check list:
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Hip Hip Hooray!!!!

Level 2 as of Thursday morning!!!!!

We will be ready to go under Level 2 protocols.

Our Level 2 Check list:

 COVID-19 Safety Plan.
 Contact Tracing Register.
 PPE.
 Equipment/Materials/Product.
 Elbow Grease.
 100% Guarantee.


Well done New Zealand, didn’t you do Great….!!!!!!

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65 days ago

Level 3 Business Cleaning

Owner from Whitby Cleaners Ltd

Hello to all you small business owners across Wellington.

We are Alert Level 3 ready. Our COVID-19 Safety Plan is established and our staff are ready to work.

If you need your office deep cleaned before your staff start to return please give us a call, we will be more than happy to discuss your … View more
Hello to all you small business owners across Wellington.

We are Alert Level 3 ready. Our COVID-19 Safety Plan is established and our staff are ready to work.

If you need your office deep cleaned before your staff start to return please give us a call, we will be more than happy to discuss your office clean.

(We will restart our Home Cleaning services when we get to Level 2)

Call Gina on 027 222 9101

or contact us through our website: www.whitbycleaners.co.nz...

242 days ago

We now have the Perfect Gift idea available for you..!!

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Whitby Cleaners Gift Certificates

This is great way to treat someone special or to give someone you care about a break from the drudgery of housework or maybe you have a friend in need, these make a perfect gift.

You find them on our website: www.whitbycleaners.co.nz...

Our Certificates start at… View more
Whitby Cleaners Gift Certificates

This is great way to treat someone special or to give someone you care about a break from the drudgery of housework or maybe you have a friend in need, these make a perfect gift.

You find them on our website: www.whitbycleaners.co.nz...

Our Certificates start at 3 hours and go up to......whatever you fancy!

Each one is personalised from you to the recipient, we'll even mail it to them for you if you wish. :)

Please review our Gift Certificate page for all the relevant information.

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288 days ago

Pussy Cat Prize..!!

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Did you enter?
If not, there are only a couple of days left!!!
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457 days ago

OFFICE CLEAN

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If you're wondering if you should get a cleaning company in to keep your business office looking great have a read of our latest blog.

www.whitbycleaners.co.nz...

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510 days ago

Mad March Hare

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The Mad March Hare is Back....!!!!
He told us to give away 3 Hours of Home Cleaning - he's MAD!

What do you need to do to be in to win?

It’s easy - Go to our FB page to find out: www.facebook.com...

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522 days ago

Mad March Hare

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The Mad March Hare is coming again soon - keep an eye out for a special offer!!!

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654 days ago

Smelly Drains

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It wasn’t me – honest, it’s the drains!!

Smelly bathrooms aren’t always caused by your nearest and dearest, sinks, showers and baths can become smelly and is often caused by stuff like hair, nail clippings, and other assorted bodily debris getting stuck in soap and shampoo scum that’s … View more
It wasn’t me – honest, it’s the drains!!

Smelly bathrooms aren’t always caused by your nearest and dearest, sinks, showers and baths can become smelly and is often caused by stuff like hair, nail clippings, and other assorted bodily debris getting stuck in soap and shampoo scum that’s lining the waste pipe.

So when you notice a whiff coming out of a drain, be it bathroom or kitchen here are a few tips on what you can do about it. As per our environmental policy we try to not use chemicals wherever possible and sorting a smelly drain is an ideal opportunity to show your green credentials.

Bathroom
Flushing - Start by pouring a couple of jugs worth of boiling water down the drain. Wait five minutes and follow with cold water, this will help congeal remaining gunk. Repeat the boiling water flush to remove that last bit of congealed stuff.

Deodorise - Boil four mugs worth of white vinegar. Pour half down the drain, rinse with cold water, follow with the rest of the vinegar. This method is often enough to get through small clogs – often the source of the pong.

Scour - Run hot water for a couple of minutes, turn the water off and then dump a mug of baking soda down the drain, this works to absorb and neutralise odours. Follow up with two cups of hot white vinegar, (Yes, it will FIZZ) Wait ½ hr, and then flush the drain with a jug of boiling water.

Use the above technique every couple of weeks or so and it will help keep your drain from residue build up that can lead to small clogs.

NOTE: A possible cause is a lack of water in the p-trap (that wiggly bit of pipe under the sink) allowing smells to come back up the drain. A p-trap is designed to hold a small amount of water that blocks sewer gases from rising. If it isn’t holding water properly, this may be allowing rising pong. In less frequently used drains try running the water occasionally to refill the p-trap.

Kitchen
Here are a couple of things you can do for your kitchen to help minimize pong.

Ice Cubes - Drop some into the waste disposal they are hard so they will scour the blades when it runs (makes quite a racket!) and the cold temperature helps collect any excess grease.

Citrus Peel - When you’ve finished with that orange/lemon/lime peel shove it down the disposal and let it whizz around until gone. It does give off a nice smell and the citric acid helps remove grease buildup.

Soda & Vinegar - Pour ¼ mug of soda down the kitchen sink and then ¼ mug of white vinegar, let it all sit for 10 minutes. Rinse with a jug of boiling water. This mix works well to break up gunk, improve the smell and flushes away the loose bits and pieces in the pipe.

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675 days ago

Kitchen Cleaning

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The kitchen is a popular place for families to gather but it’s also a popular home for bacteria. Most cases of food poisoning are picked up in the home rather than outside it, often as a result of poor food and kitchen hygiene. What can you do to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria?

Here … View more
The kitchen is a popular place for families to gather but it’s also a popular home for bacteria. Most cases of food poisoning are picked up in the home rather than outside it, often as a result of poor food and kitchen hygiene. What can you do to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria?

Here are some areas that need more cleaning care than others.

Hands
Your hands are one of the most frequent causes of cross contamination in the home. When using the kitchen be sure to wash hands before and after preparing food and before eating.

Cloths
Damp cloths allow bacteria to grow quickly, these can be spread throughout the kitchen when cloths or sponges are used elsewhere. Disposable cleaning cloths are ideal or decontaminate by soaking in antiseptic.

Worktops
Worktops and cutting boards can get contaminated with bacteria from raw food, salad or fruit and vegetables. Keep raw and ready to eat food separate, try using different coloured chopping boards for each. All surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected after use, and of course wash hands thoroughly afterwards.

Surfaces
You should clean surfaces regularly as they may be contaminated from contact with dirty hands that have picked up bacteria from raw foods. Consider; taps, internal surfaces of the fridge & freezer, stove, door knobs and drawer handles.

Sinks
Your sink may become contaminated if raw food is rinsed prior to meal preparation, and this applies to rinsing kitchen sponges and cleaning cloths. Sinks and surrounds should be regularly disinfected.

Rubbish
The rubbish bin is a cosy spot for germs to live. Use a bin with a lid to stop access by pets and pests and to reduce odours. Empty, clean and disinfect regularly, not forgetting to clean and disinfect the handles and lids.

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689 days ago

Clean homes Sell

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Clean Homes Sell

I found this site page;

www.localagentfinder.com.au...

that talked about increasing your home’s value when the time comes to sell up and move on. It gave a top ten list of things to do to increase your home’s value when selling and not surprisingly one of the top ten … View more
Clean Homes Sell

I found this site page;

www.localagentfinder.com.au...

that talked about increasing your home’s value when the time comes to sell up and move on. It gave a top ten list of things to do to increase your home’s value when selling and not surprisingly one of the top ten – the one you do after all the rest are sorted – was Cleaning and Organising.

Top ten list:

1. External Wall Repair and Painting

2. Upgrade Doors and Windows

3. Landscaping and Yard Lighting

4. Interior Flooring

5. Kitchen Upgrades

6. Bathroom and Toilet Repairs

7. Internal Lighting Fixtures

8. Painting Interior Walls

9. Roof and Foundations

10. Heavy Cleaning and Organising

If you want to read the detail, have a look at the web page above.

Whilst we don’t do house renovations we do, do cleaning.

A clean home makes a house look like it’s loved and will give prospective buyers the right impression. A thorough cleaning can make a big difference, getting it right will take time and effort but with a clear objective ‘Sell my House’ your efforts will be rewarded.

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697 days ago

What Make a Great Cleaner?

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Clients of cleaning companies expect great results each and every time, clients should be thrilled with the results and hopefully tell you so, along with all their family, friends, and colleagues!! Keeping those high standards up every time is crucial to maintaining repeat business.

So, what … View more
Clients of cleaning companies expect great results each and every time, clients should be thrilled with the results and hopefully tell you so, along with all their family, friends, and colleagues!! Keeping those high standards up every time is crucial to maintaining repeat business.

So, what make a great cleaner?

Consistent
A great cleaner makes it their mission to be consistently brilliant at each and every clean. After a while it can be tempting to get complacent and start cutting corners but your client will expect you to leave their home predictably spotless every time and a great cleaner will live up to their expectations.

Attentive
Attention to detail is vital, as everybody knows there is a vast difference between something that looks clean and something that is clean. Attention to detail matters. A great cleaner is able to see things that others don’t and will always go above and beyond.

Honest
Accidents happen (apparently!), however careful you are, if you do a lot of cleaning at some point there may be an accident. it’s essential to be upfront and honest with your client so you can resolve the situation with minimum hassle and get back to what you’re great at. Open and honest communication is key.

Prideful
A great cleaner should have pride, if a cleaner doesn’t take pride in their work how can they possibly do a good job?

Punctual
Being punctual reflects your being organised so you work effectively and efficiently. If cleaners don’t feel they can complete their list of jobs to the required standard then be honest and discuss the time needs of the job with the client. Discerning client will value quality over cost.

Discrete
As a cleaner, you’re mostly alone in someone’s home. Your clients trust you to do your job without snooping. If you do come across something sensitive, it goes without saying that the information doesn’t leave that home. A client’s privacy and the privacy of their home is to be respected.

Cheery
A sense of humour helps, clients don’t want to run into a grumpy, sour faced ogre cleaning their home, so chin up, cheery smiles help give your clients the feel-good factor that will add to their appreciation of you and your work.

Fortitude
While you don’t need to be an Olympic athlete, cleaning is hard graft, it’s a great way to burn calories!

Q. So, are you a great cleaner, or if you’re a client of a cleaning company, what’s your cleaner like?

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700 days ago

Our Services

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Whitby Cleaners - Residential offer the following services:

# Regular home cleaning - Weekly/Fortnightly;

# One Off & Spring Cleans;

# Move in/Move Out Cleans.

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Whitby Cleaners - Residential offer the following services:

# Regular home cleaning - Weekly/Fortnightly;

# One Off & Spring Cleans;

# Move in/Move Out Cleans.

Our minimum clean is 3 hours.

We are happy to come to your home at a time that suits you to provide a quote and discuss your cleaning needs.

Please call or email Gina on: 027 222 9101 - gina@whitbycleaners.co.nz

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