Gutter Clearing

The season of falling leaves is approaching, and although they look beautiful, they can be a nightmare for your gutters! Thankfully, Sharp cleaning services are on hand to help you out. Give us a call if you notice your gutters are leaking/dripping. We can also make any minor repairs that may be required. Here’s a gutter clearing job that’s very pleasing to the eyes…

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Non Toxic cleaning products cont...

Continuing on from our last post and lots of research, we are now using a multi purpose non toxic product to clean! Maybe I’m wet behind the ears, but I hadn’t heard of Castile soap and it’s diverse usefulness. Thankfully this lovely base for our cleaning product is completely natural and organic! We simply mix it with distilled water, and a few naturally anti bacterial essential oils. Our favourites are tea tree and peppermint for a very fresh and zingy scent. Castile soap mixed with baking soda makes a fantastic cleaner for stainless steel too, just rinse and buff for a sparkly finish. We’ve also tested out a range of supermarket products, we’re currently using Ecover’s toilet cleaner which has a really pure smell and doesn’t get on your lungs like a lot of other cleaning materials. We love the fact that their products are mostly plant based, and are never tested on animals (yay!). In conclusion, we’ve realised we were using way too many products for cleaning and the amount of toxins in them were not sitting right with us. Being able to use a homemade all natural product feels very liberating and so much simpler.

We love clean cleaning products!

Non Toxic Cleaning Products

Sharp Cleaning Services are currently testing out some new non toxic cleaning products, for the good of the environment and for the health of our staff. There are some great homemade recipes out there as well as many brilliant brands who are committed to providing lovely, healthy, non toxic products for our use. Have you ever used products like this? Your tips and any information you have would be greatly appreciated - please comment.

The Importance of Online Business Reviews

What a great article we have found:

https://planetmarketing.com/blog/why-are-reviews-important/

These days, everyone checks reviews on everything before spending their well earned cash. So always remember to help out your local businesses or providers by leaving them a helpful comment. We find our Google business page is the easiest way to leave a review. If you have a business and would like to boost your popularity, the article above shows you how to set this up so that you can receive lots of comments from happy customers!

Happy reviewing!

The Sharp cleaning team.

New cleaning client in Darlington, County Durham

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We’re very happy to announce that this week we have just starting working with a Web design and SEO company in the Darlington area.

As part of the contract we will take on their commercial cleaning to the office space. We will also focus on giving a periodic deep clean to the office space to ensure all cleaning tasks are covered.

To find out more about our Deep Clean commercial cleaning service, please do not hesitate to call 07794 685 377 or email info@sharpcleaningservices.co.uk

In other news, Stobart Group have been named operator of local airport, Teeside International Airport. This may mean more low cost airlines providing flights to the airport. (Source: BBC News)

New Office Cleaning client in Shildon, County Durham

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A County Durham based flooring manufacturer asked Sharp Cleaning Services to review it’s cleaning needs and provide a good solution. Unfortunately their current provider wasn’t giving a quality, consistent job.

We will carry out a deep clean to the office space, bathrooms, kitchen and communal areas. No stone will be left unturned, all furniture will be pulled out and cleaned. Every surface sanitised.

Following this we will continue to clean their work space on a weekly basis. Letting them get back to what they do best, make high quality wood flooring.

Are you based in the North East and need a cleaning provider?
If you think your commercial office space could benefit from a fresh approach and a quality service, just call Joel on 07994 685 377 or email: joel@sharpcleaningservices.co.uk

In other news: Owners of Darlington covered market have revealed plans for a potential £3.5m regeneration to the development. (Source: Northern Echo)

New Commercial Cleaning Client - Darlington

We’re very happy to announce that this week we have just starting working with a Logistics Software company in the Darlington area.

As part of the contract we will take on their commercial cleaning to the office space as well as the window cleaning to the site.

To find out more about how we can meet and exceed your commercial cleaning expectations, please do not hesitate to call 07794 685 377 or email info@sharpcleaningservices.co.uk

In other news, Storm Gareth is set to hit the North East today meaning we’ve had to postpone some window cleaning in Darlington, Durham and Newton Aycliffe (Source: Northern Echo)

Before and After Work images

Everyone loves a before and after shot. Images of a commercial property, cladding and canopies cleaned and gutters cleared.

 

PRESS RELEASE: SafeContractor Approved

Sharp Cleaning Services


Press Release
Top Safety Accreditation for Sharp Cleaning Services.

Local business Sharp Cleaning Services has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.


Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies.
Sharp Cleaning Services is principally involved in the Cleaning sector, specialising in commercial window cleaning & external services. Their most recent clients have included major players such as Lambert Smith Hampton.

The company’s application for SafeContractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. SafeContractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to win new contracts, and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.

SafeContractor APPROVED : SHARP CLEANING SERVICES

SafeContractor APPROVED : SHARP CLEANING SERVICES

Gemma Archibald, Director of Alcumus SafeContractor said: "Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place."
"More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Sharp Cleaning Services has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector. SafeContractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.”

Joel Sharp, manager at Sharp Cleaning Services said "This marks a great day in the business. When we began in 2012 we had ambition but were yet to reach that bonafide reputation that we aspired to. Today is a major milestone in the pursuit of excellence."


For further information, contact:
Lauri Sharp
01325 494 066 - 07794 685 377

Cleaning blogs: What we're into

Pretty much everyone wants to spend as little time cleaning their home, but be left with the best results possible. 

When we clean offices and other commercial premises this is simply efficient use of time and skills. But sometimes in the home we stick with the traditional wisdom that's always been used. 

With this in mind we've collated some of our favourite blogs to help get you inspired. Spend less time cleaning, get great results and have more time to put your feet up glass of wine in hand. 


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1. APARTMENT THERAPY 

This is first because it focuses on organisation a lot of the time. Get organised first, clean second.

The way the article are written is witty too. 


2. CLEAN MAMA

We love the Clean Mama blog. We've linked especially to the printable checklists. It's great having the internet at your fingertips, but what happens when you're meant to be cleaning, then every time you look at your checklist you get kidnapped by Facebook, Instagram or videos of cats. Check out everything on this site, you've struck GOLD.


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3. A BOWL FULL OF LEMONS

This blog is great for this. That long week at work, when you get in and realise you've got friends visiting in T minus 12 hours.

We particularly liked the 7 Steps of cleaning the home. It tells you where to start and what to do. It's idiot proof, which is an absolute relief for me....


This blog looks great, and gives a ton of great advice. Jillee has a huge range of topics she covers, but we especially liked the cleaning blog posts on things like; Cleaning glass lamp fittings, 10 cleaning do not's and cleaners homemade vs. store bought. 

These blogs are just a few of our highlights, but if you'd like any more to look at, just ask. 

Lauri: A new adventure

November, a prime time to start window cleaning... I have officially joined the ranks of Sharp Cleaning Services. I've gone from the warmth and comfort of a 9 to 5 office job to, very early mornings, cold (usually muddy) hands, and far fewer tea breaks. However, I'm enjoying the new challenge immensely. After 8 years of working in an office environment in Darlington, I decided that I'd like a change and so after a lot of thought and preparation, here we are.

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So far, apart from a few achy muscles, it's going well. There were a few furrowed brows when I told people of the decision to work with Joel, but thankfully we're loving working together and I haven't wrung his neck! Yet.

I'd now happily tell anyone that if you have the opportunity to work for yourself, do it! There's so much freedom and satisfaction within self employment, I wish I'd made the decision sooner. Cleaning windows and gutters may not be the most glamorous of jobs, but with a VERY much improved hourly rate and more time to spend doing what I love, who cares! 

We will continue commercial cleaning, pressure washing and window cleaning throughout the County Durham area as a team until further notice! Or until Joel gets tired of my constant humming and whistling... Who knows.

Lauri

 

Window Cleaning for Schools

School window cleaning in Newton Aycliffe

School window cleaning in Newton Aycliffe

We provide a professional window cleaning service for schools and colleges in County Durham, Tyne & Wear, Cleveland & North Yorkshire.  

Our tailored service comprises: 

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  • Expert ladder free window cleaning techniques
  • DBS checked staff (formally CRB check)
  • £5 million Public Liability Insurance
  • Uniformed & competently trained operatives 
  • Method Statements & Risk Assessments as standard
  • Service booked at a time to suit school terms and holidays

We'd love to help you keep your school or college windows clean.

Feel free to call or email and we will be sure to arrange a quote in the next 2-3 days. 

 

What we're working on: AUGUST 2016

Pressure Washing and restoring paving is dirty work. But it's rewarding. For this project we were working in Wolsingham, County Durham. 

Whilst most pressure washing contractors will do a thorough job of the cleaning itself, it's the aftercare that is most important. Re-sanding then sealing is vital to guarantee that the drive looks great today, tomorrow and in a years time. 

Before & After: Block Paving restoration

Before & After: Block Paving restoration

Pressure Washing can transform a driveway to look like new. 

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Pressure washed, resanded and resealed

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We only carry out work to our high standards. If you'd like to see more examples of pressure washing check out our other blog posts.

What we're working on: JULY 2016 -Block Paving Restoration

We've recently had the pleasure of working with a customer based in Darlington to restore their block paving.

We use a tried and tested method of:

  1. Pressure Washing paving thoroughly
  2. Spraying weed killer to all joints
  3. Sealing each block with a Matt anti-moss sealant  
  4. Re-sanding the whole area with kiln dried silica sand

We were happy that the hard work paid off. Check out the results.  

 

Pressure washing to block paving in Darlington

Pressure washing to block paving in Darlington

Pressure Washing project in Darlington

Pressure Washing project in Darlington

Before & After - Pressure Washing

Before & After - Pressure Washing

A most ingenious town

Darlington, 'the birthplace of the railways'. So says anyone trying to improve the calibre of this town to a guest or visitor. 

But had it not been for the experiment that was steam locomotion on the Darlington & Stockton Railway, we may not have had the rail network the world has today.

Aside from considering the butterfly effect of George Stephenson and Edward Pease meeting to discuss the railway, it is worthy to consider the industry that still graces Darlington today. Engineering expertise to service based businesses and telecoms. 

Considering this. We are delighted to announce we are on board with Ingenious Darlington in every way possible. Proud to be part of the town, it's economy and it's culture. We're looking forward to working with Ingeniuous Darlington and the businesses associated with it to try and make Darlington stand out. 

Whilst we operate in a simple industry (we make things cleaner), our aim is to try and find ingenious ways of doing our work and dealing with our amazing customers. We're hoping to see more of Ingenious Darlington branding when we're travelling around town window cleaning, pressure washing or clearing gutters etc.  

If you would like to get involved or find out more info just click http://www.ingeniousdarlington.co.uk/

 

Commercial window cleaning

Commercial Window Cleaning shouldn't be your main concern.

It should be ours.  

In many industries,one of the first impressions a potential client will have, is your shop front, office or workplace. One of the easiest, most affordable ways of maintaining your commercial premises is Window Cleaning. Using modern techniques the whole façade can be cleaned each time to ensure signage, window frames, doors etc are always clean and representing your business in the correct manner. 

Ever since we began operating, we've set the goal to give our commercial window cleaning clients 5 Star service. This means that we will endeavour to clean your windows at a time that suits you, often early in the morning, so that when you arrive, our work is done. We offer invoicing that does not hassle members of staff and always ensure your satisfaction. 

We operate throughout the North East including Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Durham, Darlington and anywhere in between. 

We're proud of the customers we work with, such as:

  • Hotels 
  • Service Stations 
  • Supermarkets 
  • Radio Stations
  • Café
  • Factories
  • Retail Stores
  • Estate Agents
  • Offices 
  • Restaurants
  • Pubs 
  • Charities 
  • Solicitors
  • Care Homes 
  • Farms
  • Education facilities

If you would like to set up a trial with your new commercial window cleaner, Just Call.