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By David, Aug 15 2019 11:14AM

When you think ‘house clearance’, your interpretation may be different to someone else’s. You may think of having to clear the property of a loved one who’s passed away. Whereas someone else may think of someone dealing with hoarding. Whilst we certainly do help clients like these, it may surprise you to learn that these aren’t the only types of people we work with.


We do a huge amount of work for Estate Agents in particular. We work within a 50-mile radius of Gloucester, including Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Stroud, Forest of Dean, Newent, Bristol, Wiltshire & Herefordshire. We understand that Estate Agents are huge figures of trust in people’s lives. A lot of the time, people will turn to them for recommendations for house-related services such as a house clearance. It's so much easier for them when they have a trusted company that they work directly with.



There are endless reasons why an Estate Agent may want to work with Clear & Clean House Clearance, but we’re going to give you the main 4:



1. Reliability


When an agent has successfully helped a property go from on sale to completion; or on the market to sale; there is a lot of work and proficiency involved. The last thing they want is to recommend the client a service which isn’t up to scratch and doesn’t reflect well on the agency’s reputation.


Here at Clear and Clean House Clearance, we are a well-established, trustworthy, family-run business with years of experience behind us. We’ve spent so much time perfecting the house clearance process and really excel at what we do. We are known for going above and beyond to ensure our clients get the best service possible; and the most value for their money. We have endless outstanding testimonials to read through and what’s best? We genuinely love what we do.


Also, we are a team of extremely trustworthy individuals. House clearances, particularly very ‘busy’ ones, sometimes lead to us finding forgotten-about valuables. We will always return anything perceived to be of worth back to the property-owner, even under instruction to clear the whole property.


“We can’t speak highly enough of Mr Rudd and his team, the clearance of a family property in difficult personal circumstances went very smoothly but the big surprise was the return of some valuable items they uncovered in the course of the work. Thank you!”


2. Efficiency


The worst thing that can happen with any service is that you don’t get what you pay for. This is normally because the job isn’t completed to the usual standard and the client doesn’t get what they were promised.


We, at Clear and Clean House Clearance, are known for the high standard of work that we undertake and will always complete a clearance to our highest ability. We have reviews upon reviews of people who have had amazing experiences using our services and we always aim to make sure clients have no hesitations recommending us. So, Estate Agent’s clients will always be extremely satisfied with the work we do.


"David, I just wanted to thank you so much for the quick and efficient way you cleared my mother's house. I couldn't believe how speedily you completed, what for me was a daunting task, and how presentable the house looked when you had finished. I found you online but your name was first mentioned to be by my Estate Agent, because of your ethos and service. And they weren't wrong! I would have no hesitation recommending you to anyone in need of a house clearance."


3. Friendly


Estate Agents are truly on the forefront of customer service. It’s needless to say that you need to enjoy working with people to do the job well. If agents are worried about recommending a house clearance firm whose customer service skills leave a lot to be desired, they needn’t worry with us.


We’re a family-run business and are genuinely nice people. We always take special care to ensure clients feel like they can approach with any questions. We will always encourage them to be as involved as they’d like to be within the clearance itself.


“Dave and his team were amazing at a very difficult time, clearing our family home of 48 years. They were professional, thorough and very sympathetic. They made the whole experience painless and reassuring that we had chosen the right company. I would not hesitate to recommend them.”



4. Brand alignment


We are a client-focused organisation who thrive from helping people. Especially during one of the potentially most difficult times of their lives. We work hard, are extremely passionate about what we do and love making a difference. Our clients continue to recommend us because of these reasons.


We also have a huge focus on the environment. Our whole ethos is ‘green’ and we conduct every single house clearance to ensure we are avoiding contribution to landfill. We go to great lengths to do this, preventing 552 tons of waste going to landfill every single year.


If Estate Agents are looking to work with a company who truly focus on the client whilst getting work done reliably and efficiently, look no further. If you’d like a chat about a potential future partnership, feel free to give us a call on 07909 846679 or 01452 290086.



By David, Aug 7 2019 02:22PM

‘Green’ has always been our ethos. We are incredibly passionate about the environment at Clear and Clean House Clearance. One of the many reasons that our clients love us, is because we do everything in our power to prevent contributing towards landfill.


Many people choose to undertake their own house clearance and end up simply taking everything they don’t want to the rubbish tip; regardless of whether it’s fit for purpose or not.


In fact, many of our customers say that they’d have just used landfill had they not used us. Because it was easier.


We’re always shocked by this. We're keen to spread the word of how easy it is to do good by the environment. So, we’re telling you how:


1. Stop buying plastic


Whether you’re buying new cleaning products or black bags, simply stop buying plastic. Scour your cupboards for existing bottles of cleaning products and use refuge sacks instead. Also, some cleaning product companies like ecover have refilling stations where you can take your bottles back to be refilled, rather than buy new ones.


2. Donate


If there are things you really don’t need anymore, it can be tempting to put them all in one black bag and just throw them away. But what a waste! Separate the items in good condition and take them to a local charity shop… or even see if you can sell them on local Buy & Sell sites!


Charity shops are always after donations & you get some satisfaction that your belongings will be living on.


3. Upcycle


Fancy yourself as a bit of an artist? If there’s some furniture you’re ready to get rid of, give it a new lease of life! Grab some sanding paper and some paint and get working. If not, ask your friends and family; you’d be surprised the talents some people have. Then you can either sell it on, or make room for what looks like a brand new piece of furniture!


4. Recycle


We are often left gob-smacked at the number of items taken to landfill that can be so easily recycled! Make use of your council bins and separate anything that can be recycled from the normal rubbish.


If you run out of room during a clearance, there are lots of recycling centres you can take items to!


5. Use an environmentally friendly house clearance company


Here at Clear and Clean House Clearance, we built our whole organisation around the environment. As part of the clearance process, we do all of the above to ensure that none of your items contribute to landfill. Over a year, we stop 552 tons of rubbish from going to landfill.


Once we remove and deal with unwanted items, we return to clean the property so it’s fit for whatever you need it for.


So, rather than breaking your back and wasting time and precious energy clearing a property by yourself, get us involved. We’re a local, trusted organisation who will always do their best to help in any given circumstance. If you’d like to know a little more about costs, give us a call on 07909 846679 or 01452 290086 and we’ll provide you with a free quote.


By David, Aug 2 2019 09:14AM

Every week we welcome new clients who, the week previously, weren’t even aware house clearance services like us existed.


There are a few times in life where you may be needed to undertake a large house clearance, such as when a loved one passes away and you need to clear their home to sell; if you’re tackling hoarding; if you’re relocating and taking minimal items with you; if you’re moving home and starting fresh etc.


It’s always said that moving home is one of the top 3 most stressful life experiences. And majority of the time, a full (or partial) house clearance can be even more stressful.


Lots of people either aren’t aware that our service even exists; or they think it’s likely to be so expensive, it isn’t worth enquiring. This often leads to people going down the route of doing the house clearance themselves or hiring unlicensed, uninsured companies to help, at great risk.


We’re here to tell you why the saying ‘you get what you pay for’ really is true when it comes to house clearance. And also, that… it really may not be as expensive as you think.


1. Avoiding fines/jail time


Many people will turn to local Facebook ‘Buy & Sell’ sites to ask for recommendations for someone to clear their unwanted items. When you choose to go down the route of using cheap waste removal companies, there are huge risks involved.


Some of these companies have been deemed as Facebook Flytippers. This is because they won’t be insured/licensed and will happily take your items away… and dump them in a nearby field/open space. Then, when a report is made to the council, if they find anything that leads back to your identity, you could face huge fines and potential jail time.


2. Clear licensing and insurance


It is your responsibility to check that any waste/house clearance company that you use is licensed and insured. Using a legitimate company will ensure both parties are protected against accidents/injuries, items are removed properly and you can trust that the job will get completed ethically.


3. You won’t be contributing to climate change


Whether you use a cheapy waste removal company or do a house clearance yourself, chances are, it’s easier to take your unwanted items to the tip. This contributes hugely to landfill, pollution gases and climate change.


If you use a licensed house clearance company like ourselves, who have a ‘green’ focus, you’re guaranteed that your unwanted items will be recycled, donated and upcycled. Meaning we will do everything in our power to avoid taking waste to landfill.


4. Avoid injuries


Sure, it may seem cheaper to book a few days off work and do everything yourself with some help from your friends. But will it really be worth it when you end up injuring yourself from heavy lifting/tripping and falling?


Clear and Clean House Clearance have professional staff who are trained in manual handling. So, they know how to do a house clearance professionally and most importantly, safely.


As we said above, when you think of hiring a company to do a house clearance, the cost really may not be as bad as you think. You’ll need a specific quote because prices vary dependent on property size, items to be cleared and the time it’ll take to complete. So, feel free to give us a call on 07909 846679 or 01452 290086. We can have a chat and we’ll also provide you with a free, no obligation quote.


By David, Jul 24 2019 11:15AM


Having a big clear out is good for the soul… not to mention good for your storage space! Whether you’re trying to declutter in general or doing a house clearance; one of the biggest annoyances of having a clear-out is knowing what to do with the things you don’t want.


It can be so tempting to buy a set of black bags and take a few trips to the tip. But this way, you’re contributing towards landfill which is damaging our planet daily.


We’re always shocked when we ask clients, ‘what would you have done with all these unwanted belongings had you not used Clear and Clean House Clearance?’; and they tell us they’d have gone to the tip or used a waste removal company off Facebook.


So, we thought we’d put together some tips for what not to do with your unwanted items.


1. Don’t use an unlicensed rubbish removal company


It can be tempting to go for the cheaper waste removal companies that are advertising on Facebook. The difficulty here, is that it’s hard to know whether they’re licenced or not. Unlicensed waste removal companies are known for taking your rubbish and dumping it down country roads/in open spaces.


These people are often known as the Facebook Fly Tippers. Then, when the rubbish is dumped, it’s likely to get reported to the council. If there are any items (such as letters) which lead back to you, you could be faced with a hefty fine of up to £50,000 or 12 months in prison.


If you want someone to come and remove items for you, contact a reliable, licenced company (like us), who will remove the items in the most environmentally friendly, ethical way possible.


2. Don’t put items on the street


You should never put a ‘FREE’ sign on an item and leave it in the street for someone to take. This is because it could be considered fly-tipping and you could be fined in the same manner as the above point.


3. Don’t take it to the tip


Your last port of call should be landfill. Landfill is filling the earth, polluting our air with gases and massively contributing to global warming. Your first port of call for any items you no longer need should be donation (to charity shops/up-cyclers etc.) and recycling every single thing that you can.


We know this can be time consuming, but the alternative is hugely damaging to our planet. If you’re considering bringing someone in to help, be sure that they are committed to looking after the planet. Here at Clear and Clean House Clearance, we’ll come into your property, segment absolutely everything you need clearing and then use our connections to remove everything ethically.


If you’re stuck for what to do, or don’t have the time to get rid of everything in the environmentally friendly manner that you’d like to, give us a call. We’re a friendly and reliable house clearance company who are used to dealing with all sorts of clients.


If you have any questions or would just like a chat and a quote, give us a call on 07909 846679 or 01452 290086.


By David, Jul 19 2019 09:34AM


It would be great if we could plan every house clearance around the seasons wouldn’t it? It would be ideal to wait until Spring or Autumn every year. Things would be a little cooler and manual work would be a little easier without the sun bearing down on us.


Unfortunately, as we all know, life doesn’t work that way. If you’re a hoarder who’s been working towards getting a clearance started, you won’t want to delay things until next season. Likewise, if a loved one has passed away and you’re faced with paying for their mortgage, you may need to sell the property ASAP.


The fact is, house clearances will need to take place at every point in the year. And even if completing a house clearance in the summer heat isn’t ideal, it’s doable. Plus, it’s a lot easier with preparation.


So, here are our tips on clearing a house in the Summer.


1. Stay hydrated


Clearing a house is a physical task at any time of year, never mind the Summer when it’s hotter and you’re losing a lot more water than normal. Make sure you come prepared with as much water as you need and remind everyone to keep drinking throughout the day. If you’re trying to help the planet, bring re-usable water bottles and fill them up in the sink every time they’re empty!


2. Make sure you eat well


House clearances are long and usually take a few days. It can be so tempting to work straight through lunch to get the job done, especially if you’re working on a deadline. Try to stop for lunch if you can. It’s good to be prepared and plan food in advance, maybe packing a lunch the night before.


Try and eat well too. We know popping to the chippy can be tempting, but eating a lunch that is more nutritious will fill you with the energy you need to get you through the rest of the day. If you really haven’t got time to stop for lunch, take food that you can snack on through the day.


3. Wear cool, but safe clothes


It can be tempting to do a clearance in minimal clothing through the summer. But always keep safety in mind. If you know you’re going to be doing lots of heavy lifting, or if the property is full of hazards, be mindful of prioritising your safety too.


4. Get some fans


It’s helpful to dot a few fans around the property to help cool the air. People can have a quick break to cool down in front of the fan too!


5. Enlist help


Having an extra few pairs of hands can be super helpful and lessen the impact on one person. You’re able to share the workload so there’s less to do. It will save you time too!


6. Hire a House Clearance Company


If you didn’t know it already, there are companies out there, like us, who specialise in house clearance. We’re well-accustomed to working with deceased estates, office clearances, hoarding and much more. You name it, we’ve dealt with it.


If you’re reading this and thinking, ‘I could really do with some help’, then give us a call on 07909 846679 or 01452 290086. We’ll have a chat and provide you with a free quote. Looking forward to hearing from you!



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