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We decided to close but we will be back

On Monday 23rd March we took the decision to suspend all housekeeping and cleaning services until further notice. Thanks to the support of our wonderful clients to choose a company running an employed business model  over an agency or gig economy company with a self employment business model  we are fully eligible for the government’s…
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March 25, 2020 0

Email Mum COVID-19 Policy Statement

The coronavirus outbreak is very concerning for all. But by implementing a policy to minimise potential contact to the virus, we can significantly reduce the risk to Email Mum personnel and clients whilst we work in their homes. The virus can live on surfaces for a number of days, so all Email Mum staff have…
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March 10, 2020 0

The Science behind InnuScience

One of the many amazing benefits of Biotechnology Cleaning products is that the product contains micro organisms that will continue cleaning days after application. The team at Email Mum love using these products as they help us to add even more value to our bespoke housekeeping and cleaning service. Below is a link to a…
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October 30, 2019 0

Housekeepers in Popular Culture – Part One

  Just like the stoic, efficient butler or gentleman’s valet, the housekeeper has her special place in popular culture. But unlike her male counterpart, her image has shifted a little through the ages, due to the impact of certain literature or TV characters of the times. From the no-nonsense Mrs Medlock to the terrifying Mrs…
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April 6, 2020 0

WHY TRAINING IS JUST AS IMPORTANT IN HOUSEKEEPING AS IN OTHER INDUSTRIES

  A common misconception in this industry is that domestic cleaning is easy and almost anyone can do it. After all, most of us clean and tidy our own homes and manage to do a pretty good job, don’t we? However, there are a number of key factors that professional housekeeping services employ that sets…
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February 27, 2020 0

Private and agency cleaners may not have recognized health and safety training, or correct insurance. Should our industry be concerned about this?

Every job has its risks, and home cleaning is no different. Where the divergence comes is in the form of the industry workers themselves, and what risks those working alone or as agency contractors are running on a regular basis. All UK employers have a legal responsibility to provide relevant health and safety training as…
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January 27, 2020 0

Are private and agency cleaners detrimental to our industry?

The housekeeping and home cleaning market is unique in that it is estimated that as much as 70% of service delivery is by private and self-employed agency cleaners. Is this necessarily a bad thing? Well, anyone can set themselves up as a private cleaner and there are lots of companies out there offering agency franchises…
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January 9, 2020 0

All the fun of the fair. Our supported Charity for this Christmas

A few years ago we decided that instead of sending Christmas cards to our clients we select a charity to support. We have supported various organisations ranging form cancer research to last year supporting a local food bank. This year we are proud to be associated with Circus Starr Circus Starr bring all the fun…
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December 16, 2019 0

Is it good practice to clean stainless steel with baby oil?

If you research the Internet on how to clean stainless steel appliances, there is a good chance you’ll find recommendations for the use of Baby Oil products. However, we have been advised by a respected oven cleaning company that this is actually not good practice. Why? Because the oil does not clean the appliance, it merely…
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November 25, 2019 0

The importance of staff in a successful business

An Interview with Email Mum creators, Jim and Wendy Woolfe As the majority of our adult lives are spent working, it’s no wonder that finding – and keeping – the right job is so important to us. Studies have repeatedly shown that not only is work-related stress one of the highest reasons for absence, but…
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October 30, 2019 0