What Is Done During Cleaning?

What is done during cleaning? This is a further elaboration from common questions asked (i.e. FAQs) by both cleaners / helpers and clients (house owners, homemakers and business owners).

What is the job scope? May I have a list of things to be done? Do you have a cleaning checklist?

– Most commonly asked questions from homeowners

Find answers to all these, and more, here!

First of all, many bookings for MEIDE household services request for tasks or chores to be completed within a desired timeframe. Indeed, it is understandable that many homeowners have budget and time constraints. Therefore, via personalised booking discussions, we would give our recommendation on proposed number of hours and number of cleaners to meet your needs! Through this, we can achieve the best budget and price for your needs too! Without further ado, to start off, here is a clear diagram for homeowners to review what cleaning options, and home locations they would require cleaning for:

Select Home Locations and Cleaning Options

BedroomsDressings RoomsStudy Rooms, Guest Rooms, Adjoining Rooms
Living Room(s)Dining Area(s)Corridors or Walkways in Your House
ToiletsKitchen – Wet and DryLaundrette / Laundry Area
Staircases*Balcony / Patio*Porch / Reception Area*
Curtain CleaningBlinds CleaningUpholstery (eg. Sofa, Mattress) Cleaning
Window CleaningMold RemovalCarpet Cleaning / Vacuuming
Grout CleaningFloor ScrubbingSanitisation and Steam Cleaning
Furniture / Appliances CleaningRust Removal*Exterior Area(s) services should always be discussed with MEIDE before booking confirmation
What Can Be Done During House Cleaning by MEIDE.SG! Hint: You can screenshot this and circle the items you want, to WhatsApp us. Please indicate quantity (eg. 2 Windows, etc). 🙂

Read on for the specifics of cleaning of each location. Meanwhile do note that you do not need to select all options because that would mean pretty high costs for you! However, this is a good guide if it is your first time hiring part time maids or home helpers. At MEIDE, almost anything house-owners require to make the house and living conditions cleaner and tidier can be included!

Basic Workflow and Guide For Cleaning

Here, we elaborate on the specifics of cleaning of each location. Regardless of different booking requests, our team at MEIDE.SG has set the basic workflow for cleaners / helpers as a guide to follow. The guide is especially helpful when owners prefer for cleaners to simply do the work by themselves without instructions or specific requests. Otherwise, as protocol, we place customers’ requests as priority.

A list of the basic workflow for cleaners/helpers is as below:

  1. Bedsheets changed, washed, and arranged as per homeowner requests. This task is prioritised first to maintain the clean hygiene of your sleeping area and bedroom!
  2. Wipe down of all surfaces – including tables, cupboard, cabinets and drawers.
  3. Sweep and mop all floor surfaces and corners. Deep scrubbing, grout and mold removal needs to be specifically requested.
  4. Scrub kitchen stove and sink. Deep rust and mold removal, and cleansing for plumbing fixtures require specific requests.
  5. General toilet washing of the shower area, toilet bowl, sink and floor area. These will be scrubbed and wiped down. Deep scrubbing of the walls, tiles, drains, as well as bathtub washing should be indicated if required as these may need more intensive work and special tools.
  6. Dustbins are all cleared. (Kindly provide the cleaner/helper with your preferred trash bin liners as desired)

What Is Considered Additional Cleaning Services?

^ Furniture dusting or wiping.

^ Exterior of appliances may be degreased, dusted or wiped. Interior of appliances are only cleaned as per owner request/cleaner discretion.

^ Laundry can be done – washed (except handwashing), folded and arranged. All ironing needs to be specifically requested.

^ Washing dishes – can be done as per owner request and cleaner discretion

^ Windows, ledges and grills washing can be done if time permits. If you specifically require this as a priority, kindly indicate to us too. Our managers would advise on proposed time/manpower.

Packing and moving^ can be done as per owner request and cleaner discretion

Any other extra things owner request also within manpower, resource and time capacity.

Details for These Cleaning Add-ons (eg. ceiling fan)

^ Note that these additional services such as laundry, ironing, moving heavy objects, curtain/blinds, carpet and upholstery cleaning, hand-washing of large amounts of dishes/clothes need to be requested. Extra charges may apply. Cleaning services that are usually not included are: exterior windows/ledges, hand washing, handling of personal items and expensive products (eg. Leather Seats/Sofa, TV, Computers, Fridge, Ovens, Washer/Dryer, etc), aircon, ceiling cleaning including ceiling fans.

Window Cleaning

This section includes cleaning of windows, window ledges, grills, blinds, curtains and similar paraphernalia. Upon request for this addon, our company meide.sg can provide cleaning of the interior aspects of your windows. However, by default, we are unable to cover the exterior aspects of windows for safety reasons. Helpers are not allowed to climb out or reach out. Although with harness/safety belts it can be done, the costs are often exorbitantly high and not practical. To help solve this problem, we can use this new creative cleaning tool (where available) to help clean your window exteriors!

An exception is when your exterior aspect of window(s) is on ground level, or the area outside the window is a common walking corridor (eg. in older HDB estates). Aside from this exception, any decision for any cleaning of the exterior aspects of window(s) are purely made at absolute discretion between cleaner and owner.

For the cleaning of the interior aspects of windows, kindly ensure the following for safety reasons:

  1. Please ensure floor is dry and not wet or slippery. This is especially important in kitchen or toilets
  2. Please ensure stable stools or safety ladders are available if there is a need to reach the higher aspects of the window(s).
  3. All windows must be securely closed and locked at all times for safety.

Do also check out what equipment you should prepare for window cleaning here: meide.sg/window-cleaning!

Ceiling / Ceiling Fan

Upon request, our company meide.sg can facilitate a helper who may be willing to do ceiling cleaning for you!

This can include cleaning of the ceiling fans, lights, bulbs and other interior design or decorations!

To do this, please let us know your ceiling height and the maximum height required for helper to reach. For your benefit, the standard floor-to-ceiling height of is less than or equals to 2.6m in HDBs.

Of note, it would be tougher to complete a match if you require only female cleaners but need extensive windows or ceiling cleaning. This is because most male helpers are physically stronger, and more willing to do such wipe downs.

Based on our experience, majority of male cleaners are more than willing to perform these ceiling cleaning, with the safety precautions here:

  1. Please ensure floor is dry and not wet or slippery. This is especially important in kitchen or toilets
  2. Please ensure stable stools or safety ladders are available to reach the ceiling.
  3. All nearby windows must be securely closed and locked at all times for safety.
  4. All electricity and mains should be turned off if there are electric points, appliances, sockets, bulbs, etc close by.

Besides using ladders, our company can also provide specialized tools to reach areas that are hard to access. This is especially applicable for properties that are private or landed (eg. cluster houses). Such properties usually have ceilings higher than 2.6 meters. Lastly, do note that ceiling cleaning is performed solely based on owner and cleaner discretion as our company does not insure against this for safety reasons. We do this to protect the cleaners and prevent accidents. Nonetheless, if you require such services, kindly contact us directly for a personalized solution!

V.I.P Services

Disclaimer: every client’s needs are different. At MEIDE, we provide individualised services. This means that we try our best to match your exact/specific requirements as much as we can. You may observe this when BOOKING A CLEANING with us. Specific requests can be provided, whether via our online booking form, WhatsApp or email. All our clients and potential clients are highly encouraged to elaborate on their specific needs in detail, as much as possible. The better the detail, the higher the chance of your needs being fully met! The huge advantage of working with MEIDE.SG is that we do not use “fully automated” systems, robots, or AI to match you with your service provider. We believe that the human touch is critical and ever essential in arranging our sales and bookings.

Book your cleaning with us and experience MEIDE.SG as a V.I.P customer today!