Tile & Grout

Is your grout starting to show signs of build-up?

 

We can help with the gentle removal of minor stains in small areas like the shower or spot cleaning areas of the floor. But if you have a large area to clean, you'll want to hire a grout specialist who can bring in larger machinery to get the job done efficiently. 

Sometimes, grout needs to be ground down and resealed in order to get rid of severe stains - kind of like when a dentist works on a cavity. We can refer you to one of our grout specialists to help with those cases.

Home Cleaning Checklist

Every home is a bit different but, in general, this is what you can expect us to clean when we clean your home. We prioritize the general cleaning tasks for recurring cleaning services. We'll rotate in the Deep Cleaning Tasks as time allows. If you need more time, you can always update your base time or add extra time to any booking.

Bedrooms & Common Areas

General Cleaning Tasks

  • Tables, counters, and shelves dusted

  • Doors and door frames dusted and spot cleaned

  • Cobwebs removed

  • Picture frames dusted

  • Mirrors polished

  • Lamps dusted

  • Window sills and frame

  • Sofa cushions vacuumed

  • Floors, rugs, and carpets vacuumed/mopped

  • Stairs vacuumed and spot cleaned

  • Empty full trash cans

Deep Cleaning Tasks

  • Ceiling fans dusted

  • Window tracks vacuumed out, blinds dusted (except mini-blinds)

  • Vacuum under sofa cushions

  • ​Accessible areas under furniture vacuumed

  • Baseboards dusted and spot cleaned

  • Carpet edges vacuumed

  • Bookcases dusted

Bathrooms

General Cleaning Tasks

  • General dusting

  • Shower/tub walls and basins cleaned

  • Shower doors cleaned

  • Vanity and sink cleaned

  • Mirrors and chrome fixtures polished

  • Floors mopped, rugs shook out or vacuumed where possible

  • Toilets cleaned inside, outside, and behind

  • Window sills and frame

  • Cobwebs removed

  • Doors and door frames dusted and spot cleaned

  • Front of cabinets cleaned

  • Empty full trash cans

Deep Cleaning Tasks

  • Grouting spot cleaned

  • Baseboards dusted and spot cleaned

  • Vent and ceiling fans dusted

  • Window tracks vacuumed out, blinds dusted (except mini-blinds)

Kitchens & Wet Bars

General Cleaning Tasks

  • Countertops cleaned

  • Outside of range hood cleaned

  • Top and front of range cleaned

  • Sinks cleaned and chrome/stainless steel shined

  • Fronts of all appliances cleaned

  • Floors vacuumed and mopped

  • Window sills and frame

  • Cobwebs removed

  • Microwave wiped out

  • Doors and door frames dusted and spot cleaned

  • Small appliances dusted

  • Empty full trash cans

 

Deep Cleaning Tasks

  • Small appliances polished

  • Baseboards dusted and spot cleaned

  • Interior oven door degreased

  • Baked on spills removed from the oven floor

  • Window tracks vacuumed out, blinds dusted (except mini-blinds)

I had an outstanding deep clean by Spring Into Clean! Communication was quick and easy, and the booking form on their site allowed me to get a price quote and customize the service to meet my needs. The team showed up on time fully equipped with all the necessary supplies, were easy to communicate with, and went above and beyond to get the apartment even cleaner than it was when I first moved in. Overall it was a great experience from start to finish, and I strongly recommend them.

Steven W

Oakland

Use the add-ons section to add extra time to any upcoming cleaning appointment. Select the number of extra cleaning hours you'd like. You can add this time on for your first cleaning, or as you need it throughout the year. 

 

A deep clean is a great way to keep your home well-maintained during any time of year. Even if you take care of regular messes with basic cleanings, a deep clean will help keep your home in tip-top shape by cleaning those hard-to-reach areas that don’t see much thorough, dedicated cleaning time.


Our deep cleaning services checklist may change depending on the type of rooms and furniture you have in your home – there is no one-size-fits-all list – but in general, our deep cleaning services include everything from the checklist below.


All-season deep cleaning often includes a thorough cleaning of hard-to-reach places, such as underneath furniture and in-between seat cushions, vacuuming and mopping floors, spot cleaning grout lines, as well as wiping down surfaces that don’t see a lot of use like ceiling fans and baseboards. Door frames, window frames, and individual decorations may also be dusted or wiped down depending on the material.

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FAQ

The Answers You Need

Yes. All employees are required to show proof of vaccination upon hire. We even pay them to take time off to get the booster.

Are your housekeepers vaccinated?

We will send one housekeeper per home. You will get the same housekeeper each time we clean for you. This way, your housekeeper knows exactly how you like your home cleaned.

How many housekeepers will there be?

Yes! Cleaning the fridge can be included in the time that is booked. Generally, we will wipe down the exterior of the fridge. If you'd like your housekeeper to wipe the interior surfaces, just let them know by either texting them when they are on the way or updating the notes for a specific booking date.

 


Keep in mind that it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to clean the refrigerator. The refrigerator doors stay open while we clean. We recommend moving any food that may spoil to another location for proper storage. 

 


Your housekeeper will clean shelves and drawers in the fridge and freezer as long as they can access them easily and without having to handle any food directly, i.e. - produce that isn't in a plastic bag. Your housekeeper will only throw away expired foods if they are clearly molding. If you would like them to also throw away anything that is in a container that has expired, please let them know. Some clients reuse containers and we don't want to accidentally throw something away that was supposed to be kept.

Do you clean inside the fridge?

Having a clean home has a lot of health benefits. Whether you clean your home on your own or you hire a professional cleaning service like us, we recommend cleaning regularly to maintain a healthy home environment.


  • Your surfaces are free from dust, grime and bacteria.

  • Your allergies won't be as severe.

  • You will be less likely to attract ants or other infestations.

  • Lowers your chance of mold growing.

  • Get rid of odors.

What are the health benefits of a clean home?

We recommend cleaning your home regularly. Most of our clients use us either every 2 weeks or every 4 weeks. But the frequency of your cleanings will largely depend on how you use your home. If you have kids or pets you may need to have your home cleaned more often.


Think about what kind of cleaning tasks your home needs daily, weekly and monthly. Then determine which of these tasks you're willing to do on your own. Consider how long it would take for the remaining house cleaning tasks to pile up. Cut that time in half.


For example, if you don't like cleaning your bathroom, you'll want to hire a cleaning service for those areas. Think about how long it takes before you start to feel like the bathroom looks gross. If it takes a month for the bathroom to start to make you feel icky, hire a cleaning service to come in and clean the bathroom every 2 weeks.

How often should I have my house cleaned?

If you're the type of household that cleans regularly, you may want to supplement your efforts by scheduling a professional cleaning service to come in and perform a one-time deep clean a few times a year.


We recommend deep cleaning every 3-4 months. Most of the areas you will deep clean don't usually get much use. They are usually things that are out of site like baseboards, ceiling fans, light fixtures on the walls, under your sofa cushions, etc. So they will get dirty at a slower rate than the rest of the home. But still, you don't want to ignore these areas for too long as they can have long-lasting affects to the overall health of your environment.

When should I have my home deep cleaned?

It will vary for each home. We've noticed that smaller homes usually take longer per square foot than larger homes. People tend to pack in a lot of items into small spaces making it difficult to move around and clean everything. A good rule of thumb is each room will take an hour to clean. With the bathrooms and kitchens taking up to 2 hours each if they aren't cleaned regularly.

How long should a deep cleaning take?

Book one of our profesionally trained housekeepers to clean for you. Select the amount of time you need and how often you'd like us to visit. Your housekeeper will customize their routine to fit your home and clean as much as they can in the time they have.

Our Housekeeping Services

You’ll notice that we smile a lot.

 

When you work with us, we’re pretty sure you will, too.

 

Our eyes are smiling and, for your health and safety and ours, our smiles are behind masks.

What we don't clean

Some cleaning tasks are best left to specialized services because they require heavy machinery, special training, or must adhere to very specific safety requirements. Below is a list of cleaning tasks that we don't provide. However, we may be able to refer you to someone who can provide these services. Just check out our Shop Local Business Directory.

  • Mold - This is a big health hazard and needs to be handled by a mold and remediation specialist.
     

  • Stains on carpets, upholstery, clothing, and other fabrics - You'll need a specialist to come out and test the fabric so that they know exactly what chemicals to use on it. For laundry, we recommend soaking your clothes in Oxyclean then washing them. But your housekeepers are not allowed to treat laundry the stains for you.
     

  • Large grout areas - We clean grout by hand so a large area is best left to someone who has larger machinery and can deep clean it correctly.
     

  • Floor stripping and refinishing - We can clean sealed floors. But if the finish is long gone, you'll need to refinish them before you can clean them properly.
     

  • Walls - We can clean minor spots and spills from walls that use paint that has a glossy finish. Flat or matte paint shouldn't be cleaned using our chemicals. 
     

  • Inside fireplaces - The soot and debris from fireplaces will damage our equipment. You'll want to call a chimney sweep.
     

  • Delicate or antique items - Your housekeeper may choose not to clean something if they feel there is a higher risk of damaging it.
     

  • Outdoor areas - We are an indoor cleaning service only. No patios, decks, pools, etc.
     

  • Curtains, mini-blinds - We can lightly dust mini-blinds but any more pressure than this and we risk damaging them. We can't trust that the curtains were installed correctly. The last thing we want is the whole thing coming crashing down on our heads.
     

  • Custom home organizing - We will straighten your home and pick things up off the floor. But if you're looking for help with a larger, custom home organizing project, we recommend calling a professional home organizer. 

How It Works

Every home is a bit different. That's why it's best to hire a housekeeper for a specific amount of time and allow them to get to know your cleaning needs. This way we can customize a cleaning program specific to your home.

Schedule

Select the amount of time you'd like to book a housekeeper for. Then tell us how often you'd like us to clean for you. Your housekeeper will clean as much as they can in the time they have.

We Clean

Your housekeeper will arrive in uniform and fully equipped to clean your home. You can ask them to focus on certain areas or leave them to do what they think is best.

Auto Pay

No need to run to the bank to get cash or write a check. Payments are processed online automatically after your service is completed. You can even add a tip online!

Why Hire A Housekeeping Agency?

Hiring a housekeeper can be a tiresome process. But going through a cleaning service like ours can make it easy.

  • We take care of the hiring and training.
     

  • You don't have to worry about any of the paperwork because you're not their employer - we are.
     

  • No awkward firing. If you don't like your housekeeper, just let us know and we'll send someone else.
     

  • You're helping your housekeeper get better benefits versus what they can get on their own.  

We generally recommend 2 hours of cleaning for a 1 bed/1 bath home. This is usually enough time for one housekeeper to complete the following basic cleaning tasks: 

  • Cobwebs, dust cleaned from surfaces 

  • Floors vacuumed and mopped 

  • Counters, backsplashes, and outside of appliances cleaned 

  • Toilet, bathtubs, showers, and sinks cleaned 

  • Wastebaskets emptied 

  • Beds made 

  • General tidying throughout the home​

What can a housekeeper clean in 2 hours?

One housekeeper can generally clean a 2 bed/2 bath 1000 sq ft home in about 4 hours. To estimate how much time your home should take consider that it takes about 1 hr to clean 500 sq ft. Add an additional 30 min - 1 hr for each full bathroom or kitchen - just depends on how dirty these areas get.

Add extra time for deep cleaning on the first visit, or as you need it throughout the year.

How much time should I book?