We're more than just a house cleaning & maid service. Serving Coquitlam, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam and all of the Greater Vancouver area.

Why Woman Need Housecleaning Services

Do women who work two jobs, or have three children need housecleaning services? Yes.

After six years of offering my housecleaning services I’ve come across a number of women who feel they should get their homes cleaned ONLY if they have insurmountable strife in their lives. I’m a double amputee, have 6 children, and getting my masters… I think it’s ok to ask for help maintaining my home.

Maybe we (women|) believe that by giving ourselves the time for a pedicure or getting our lashes extended (yes,that is a real thing) we have given ourselves a sufficient treat…the value of being away from a day of vacuuming and dusting. BUT I will tell you this. There is not woman alive, who, while being pampered during her hour facial, is not (even just a little) thinking…”I need to clean my house” in one way or another.

Men are judged by their work…women by how well their children are behaved and how clean and “Pinteresty” their homes are.

The days have gone when only the Snooty McSnootersons got their homes cleaned (little pinky in air).

Today’s woman has decided that they want a clean home but not at the expense of their TIME away from family, friends, or God forbid…for themselves.

Women need to shed the guilt associated with having someone coming in to clean. Women today do not want a maid. They want competent, intelligent women coming in to MANAGE and maintain their homes…THEY DO NOT WANT A MAID!

It’s important to recognize the psychology in this. When you relieve someone of the mundane responsibility they would rather not do they apply that energy to something positive…(Heather’s wisdom)

A woman with a clean home and the the lack of responsibility of having to worry about it […]

Coquitlam Housecleaning Services Makes Life Easy

Coquitlam HouseCleaning Services Makes Life Easy!
Coquitlam family says, “We didn’t realize how cost effective it was to hire someone to clean our house. Spic n Span house cleaning services are reasonably priced and Heather cleaned places we would never want to admit neglecting. We recommend this housecleaning service to all Coquitlam homes!”
SPRING is in the air … and so is all the dust, dog, and cat hair.
You know that moment when the sun shines through the window and you look down at your couch and wonder when it grew a hair blanket?
Spic ‘n Span knows and understands that cleaning isn’t just a surface wipe down.  It’s wet-wiping down that couch…and other furnishings.  It’s turning the chairs over and de-hairing the bottom of the legs.  It’s actually moving the table to remove the month long hair halos created over the winter.  I did this last week and found a candy cane… lol.

This week we are looking to expand our house cleaning services to include more Coquitlam families. We know that families are busy, and we make sure to clean the late night snacks remnants between the cushions. You wouldn’t believe all the hidden spots we find dog and cat hair. It’s important for your health to keep your house clean, and we just hope you decide to use our house cleaning services. Spic ‘n Span has developed a technique that is thorough and saves you, the customer, money hiring professional apolstery cleaners. 
Nothing like the bright sunshine of the onset of SPRING to show your home at….uh, its worst, right?  The lovely floating dust of window ledges being left untouched for a season…or two. 
 The back splash area in the kitchen hidden behind the toaster, mixer, blender, and every other gadget owned,or at least made […]

SPRING IS IN THE AIR…AND SO IS THE DUST, DIRT, AND PET HAIR!

Spic ‘n Span Housecleaning Services know that With the sunshine Spring brings it also shows all the layered dust, dander, and general weather-related indoor dirt that has nestled cozily into the corners of the furniture and behind the tv.

Spic ‘n Span will tackle what has had months to accumulate in just a couple of hours…leaving your home lavender fresh.

Spic ‘n Span Cleaning services Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Pitt Meadows, and Maple Ridge. We pride ourselves of being your reliable choice when choosing a cleaning company to come into your home.

So before your children get more than a handful of Easter eggs from under the couch let Spic ‘n Span get those DUST bunnies.

EXPECTING A NEW ADDITION TO YOUR FAMILY… HOW EXCITING!

SPIC ‘N SPAN HOUSE CLEANING FOR…      EXPECTING MOMS
PREGNANT…how wonderful!
I understand the joy of  having a new baby.
I also understand how tiring the first trimester is for an expecting mom.  Your body is preparing itself for amazing changes.
The last thing you want to do is clean your home!
Let me come in and take care of your living space and let you get the rest you need.
  It has always amazed me that during the third trimester moms-to-be turn into amazon-like women who want to create, build, and NEST for their new baby.
  This is an exhausting task and to be expected when expecting.
  I would like to help make your home pure and clean before you bring home your bundle of joy.
  Our scheduling can be directly based on making your pre/post pregnancy clean as easy as possible.
  After all, aren’t their more important things you want to do in preparing for your new baby’s arrival?
If it’s a girl you can name her Heather 🙂
 

COQUITLAM CLEANS UP WITH SPIC ‘N SPAN HOUSECLEANING

Coquitlam cleans up…Spic ‘n Span Housecleaning

The stunning areas in Coquitlam have come to depend on the helpful and reliable housecleaning services Spic ‘n Span has to offer.
Our house cleaning service is recognized and gratefully appreciated by the residents in Coquitlam.
  We accommodate those with needs including hous cleaning, organizing, move in and outs, and a variety of home-related chores.
We pride ourselves on being the number one company called in for emergency move cleans and last minute fixers.
  Just last week we were called in to do a simple move out clean.  When the customer arrived at her new home she was devastated to see that her new home had not only NOT been cleaned, but was in a state of  disrepair.
Shewas overwhelmed!.  We immediate went to work and assured her we would have her housecleaning needs taken care of and made ourselves available all weekend and weekday evenings.
  In fact I am going on Saturday with one of my fantastic housecleaning home enhancers for what is estimated to be another 12 hours of deep cleaning.
  That’s what we do for you. We’ are prepared to do the job until the job is done right.  YOU are our priority!
With Spic ‘n Span housecleaning Services you can rest assured and take the job of housecleaning off your “TO DO” list.
We Are Cleaning Up In Coquitlam!

HOUSE CLEANING POACHING…and i don’t mean EGGS

 

SOMETIMES In the service industry, like housecleaning,  we encounter what we call POACHING. Poaching is when an employee solicits work with an existing customer OUTSIDE of the company.

Sometimes it happens the other way where a customer approaches an employee and asks them to work independently. This happened with one of my fantastic “Home Enhancers” within the last 2 weeks.  The loyal young woman called me immediately and was furious that an attempt was made to hire her without the SPIC ‘N SPAN umbrella.

It is no way flattering nor kind in nature to ask someone to work without the benefits they derive from the house cleaning  company they work for.

People who choose to do this type of thing should be aware of the consequences, not only to the contracted employee, but to themselves as well.

In the first place, if the house cleaning  company offers, insurance, worker’s compensation, and all other LEGAL protection then you are asking them to be void of these securities while in your home.

If their employee is under  contract, she is probably legally bound not to solicit or be solicited outside the house cleaning  company for a duration of time.  To do so would cause legal scrutiny and monetary compensation to the company.

Secondly, should the employee work without a safety net and is injured while house cleaning, or simply by falling on the job, it will likely be YOU, the household owner, who will be held responsible and can be sued.  This could ruin your life.

Third, and just as important, is what if something is stolen or broken.  How does one collect compensation?  Who is held accountable and responsible?

It has been my experience with my house cleaning company  that customers are eager to know […]

NO SMOKERS at SPIC ‘N SPAN HOUSE CLEANING SERVICES

HOUSE CLEANING SERVICES. I DO NOT HIRE SMOKERS!

CLEAN…FRESH…and absolutely NO SMOKERS allowed! Spic ‘n Span house cleaning in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody as well as the surrounding areas in ANY home we clean do NOT smoke.

SMOKING is not synonymous with CLEAN! SMOKING is not permissible with our house cleaning service or what we promise to be a complete detailed clean.  You will NEVER have a SMOKING  Spic ‘n Span home enhancer.

Our primary customers live in the tri-cities consisting of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody.

These areas promote a fresh outdoorsy atmosphere where a large population enjoy the great outdoor walks around the many parks and walking trails provided.

These customers care about the products we use, the tools we use, and specifically like the fact that we avoid cross contamination of outside allergens and dander by not bringing in outside mops.

The mere idea of SMOKING BEFORE entering someone’s home is a detriment to those standards we promote.

SMOKE lingers on clothing and tools being brought into a customer’s home.  The cloths used will be contaminated and the presence of stale smoke will affect the clean as well as those with allergies.

Customers in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody call me daily telling me these stories and ask us to come in and “clear the air” so to speak.

We pride ourselves on arriving fresh, clean, and ready to offer the best in customer service and house cleaning in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody.

We present and represent ourselves with professionalism and without addictions and negative habits.

 

 

How to Create a Great Customer/Cleaner Relationship

CREATE A GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR HOME ENHANCER

How To Create and Maintain A great Customer/Cleaner  House Cleaning Relationship in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody.

We want to be your number 1 choice for all your house cleaning needs   in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody and we strive to be not only the best, but want to have a long standing working relationship with you, the customer.

We know that besides the ability to do a good detailed job TRUST is MOST important.

We understand that complacency kills in any working relationship and it is our goal at Spic ‘n Span to prevent this from happening by being fresh and innovative.  We want to create the perfect relationship that says, ” we love being in your home,” and has you saying, “we love having you here”.  Our focus in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody is YOU.

Here are a few things our home enhancers can do to not only provide you with superior house cleaning services in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody, but maintain a strong, long lasting working relationship.

1.   We will be  on time.  If for some reason we are running late, we will  call and give an eta.

2.   We will be  prepared with all cloths, materials, full supplies necessary for any type of clean and be in appropriate Spic ‘n Span attire.

3.   We  will be well informed, if a new clean, of what areas are to be cleaned.  What areas are not., and be up-dated in transitioning with another’s customer.

4.   We will be  positive and polite.  We will be present in the clean and have strong communication skills with the customer.

5.   Speak well of the company and the members therein and not gossip.

6. We will share the business  motto […]

No Milly, Molly, or Maids Here

NO Milly, Molly, or MAIDS  Here!
 
There won’t be a single MAID found working at Spic ‘n Span House Cleaning Services in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody
I like the names Milly and Molly…just not MAID.
MAID  conjures up pictures of disheveled (Berta’s) who  would be on hands and knees with the soap bucket…scrubbing the tirelessly while being given direct orders.
I am proud to say that we have broken that stereotypical image of the person coming into your home to do the house cleaning.  We are “Home Enhancers” and we hold ourselves to a higher level of standards for house cleaning in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody.
We actually enjoy what we’re doing and get a great deal of satisfaction knowing we are making a real difference in how your home looks and how your time is freed up.
Unlike MAIDS we create a unique profile about you, your family, and what your household needs are.  For some, we simply do general house cleaning in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody.  For others spending quality time with our customers helping with organizational projects is on the agenda.
For most, we like to shake it up a little, incorporating general cleaning as well as paps (pick a project).  We also recognize seasonal chores that need tending and offer those services as well.
The  house cleaning services we offer surpass those of any MAID cleaning services in the Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody areas.
We are happy and proud to say we are NOT MAIDS, and moreover, our customers treat us like the independent contractors that we are and truly appreciate the our hard work and ethical standards we hold dear while providing  the best in  house cleaning services.
No Milly, Molly, or MAIDS here…but we are MERRY!

Spring House Cleaning

                         Spring House Cleaning

                            
Once again we hear the early birds singing  and the blossoms beginning to bloom.
With those come the thoughts of dusting off the wear of winter… the drab of damp,cold, and clutter.
Spic ‘n Span House Cleaning serving Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody is getting prepared for the onset of SPRING CLEANS!
These house cleaning chores usually consist of a more thorough deep clean, and usually include windows, inserts and sliders, blinds, and MORE!
But don’t be shy…if there’s a chore inside or out that you would like taken care of…ASK us!
This will be our 6th house cleaning SPRING season in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody, and we are prepared to get the job done.
Along with the general spring house cleaning we also offer deck cleaning, as well a travel trailers for those last minute weekend trips to take advantage of when the warm sunny weather arrives.
Coquitlam, Port Moody, and Port Coquitlam offer so many local activities to enjoy this Spring.  A walk along Rocky Point, a picnic at Old Orchard  Park, or  Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to just go and not worry about your house cleaning services?
You and your family deserve to get out and enjoy the sun (when we have it) and let us do all the house cleaning  for you.
Remember, Spic ‘n Span House Cleaning offers more than just house cleaning services in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody.
Call today and get out and play!