Tile & Grout Cleaning

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.

How do I know if my grout needs to be resealed?

Grout in the shower should be resealed once a year. Grout in other areas of the home such as the kitchen or hallways can be resealed every 3 years. When the grout is sealed properly, you'll see water bead up on the surface. When that seal has worn away, water will be absorbed into the grout. This is was leads to stains and mold. We won't be able to clean the grout as well if it isn't sealed. You'll want a specialist to help with that.

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)

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Recurring housekeeping services for your house, apartment, condo, or other primary residence.

Housekeeping

FAQ

The Answers You Need

Yes, your housekeeper will bring everything except the garbage can liners. If you'd like your housekeeper to take out the trash, just tell them where to find extra liners and where to take out the trash.

Do you provide the cleaning equipment?

On a scale from 1 to 10 where 10 is the strongest, we'd say our chemicals are around a 7. Every home has different surfaces. Some have real wood floors, others laminate, engineered tile, etc. So we have to make sure that our cleaning products will work for the widest range of surfaces. Our cleaning products will gently clean most hard, non-porous, water-safe surface without leaving a residue. That allows us to do the majority of the cleaning you'll need. But there is a small percentage of cleaning that requires specialized cleaning products due to the sensitivity of the surface or severity of the stain. If you would like your housekeeper to tackle those messes, you'll need to provide the products for us. 

How strong are your cleaning chemicals?

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. However, we may, as our schedule allows, send an additional housekeeper so that there is a backup for your home should your primary housekeeper be unavailable.

How many housekeepers will there be?

Your housekeeper can fold and put away clean laundry. We recommend using a pick-up/drop-off laundry service like Family Laundry in Oakland to have your items cleaned. You can schedule a pick-up online or through their app. Your laundry is cared for by Family Laundry employees, not contracted out. Laundry is washed at their own laundry facility that is closed to the public.

Can my housekeeper do laundry?

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 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?

Yes! But there is a difference between deep cleaning a restorative cleaning. Clients often think these two are the same. Click here to learn more about our deep cleaning services.

Do you offer deep cleaning services?

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.

Recurring Housekeeping Services

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 if the paint on those walls is designed to withstand moisture. Typically, that means only paint with a shiny finish, not a matte finish. 
     

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

  • 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. 

Manage Your Cleaning Schedule Online

We've made it easy to log in any time day or night and update your cleaning details online.

Reschedule

Going out of town? Need to schedule an additional cleaning? All of this can be done from our online Client Portal.

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Billing

Update your billing info or add a tip any time using our secure online billing system.

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 exterior surfaces 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.

This is just a general estimate. Since Spring Into Clean is not choosing the amount of cleaning time, we don't guarantee we can clean everything in the amount of time scheduled. But we will do our best to clean as much as we can.

How much time should I book?