House Cleaning Japan
by Kevin R Burns
House Cleaning Japan, how to keep your home in Japan, no matter how big or small, spic and span. What uniique problems come up in the Japanese climate, and how to deal with them? What good cleaning services have your discovered and how much do they charge?
The summers here are hot and humid. So there is often a problem of mould in the summers and the walls, and flooring in the hot humid weather. In the winter, with condensation, the mould grows on the windows. How do you deal with it?
For House Cleaning Japan, get some Kabe/Kabi Kila (in Katakana). It is a product sold in Japan to get rid of mould. We use it in our bathroom area, and it should be okay on most walls. Some people use a mixture of water and vinegar for the walls. The vinegar kills the mold.
You can buy plastic boxes of water absorbing pellets (shikke tori) that help to keep closets and other areas mold free.
We have an air cleaner and dehumidifier, and this helps limit the mould build up. Even air conditioning seems to help keep it to a minimum. House Cleaning Japan - Futons
To clean your futons you can simply vacuum them, and be sure to hang them out to dry every few days or so. Be sure to beat them to get rid of extra dust build up. Home Cleaning Services in Japan
Cornelia at the Tokyo with Kids Forum mentioned Clean Partners:
Clean Partners Home Cleaning
free dial 0120-37-4044
whole kitchen without "kenkisen" (ventilation fan) = Y8,800ventilation fan only = Y8,800
whole bathroom (bathtub, walls, ceiling and light) = Y8,800
Air conditioner = Y8,800
Commercial size Air Conditioner = Y25,000
Toilet room = Y6,000
Senmendai (face washing sink ensemble) = Y4,000
Veranda = Y5,000
Floor cleaning = Y1,250
per 1 jo or 1/2 tsubo
Any two services: 10% off
Any three services: 15% off
Regular cleaning (3x week) = Y4,500 per one hour per one person
So it is not cheap. However, there are many cleaning companies, and some are cheaper than others.
toll free number: 0120-35-8990
3-13-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
1-2-8 Subaki, Adachi-ku, Tokyo
3-31-5 Nishi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
581-8 Matsudo Shinden, Matsudo City, Chiba
2-36-28 Higashi Koigakenbo, Kokobunji, Tokyo
556-310 Horizakicho, Saitama City, Saitama
House cleaning Y7800 per hour. It's not clear if this is for a team or just one person but I am guessing it's for at least two people. They clean kitchen, toilet, bath, windows, air con, wax floors, etc.
PS their staff carries picture IDs Duskin House Cleaning Services
We provide periodic (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly) cleaning all rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms. Dust furniture, vacuum and sweep/mop floor.
We clean the open surface areas and common use areas of your home only. We do not open drawers, cupboards or closets. This is to protect your privacy and our integrity.After thoroughly cleaning with a safe and tested detergent, faucets and sinks will be wiped dry with the dry cloth to avoid water-spots.
It has been said that one of the tips of good cleaning is; always clean from the upper part to the bottom, from the second floor to the first floor, and from the back to the front. If you clean out of sequence, the place will be covered with dust again. Take it from a Pro, finish one room at a time and never carry the dirt to other rooms.
Standard charge (3DK/3LDK):
One time per a week: 16,800 yen - 23,100 yen
One time per every two weeks: 21,000 yen - 28,350 yen
One time per every four weeks: 27,300 yen - 36,750 yen