We have been cleaning leading schools in London since 1996 and having seen almost every cleaning issue and foible that occurs in school cleaning, we can anticipate and address them before they occur. Although the highest standards of cleaning should be taken for granted, we feel that managers and supervisors being on-site early in the morning during the cleaning process helps the cleaners understand what is expected.
Our cleaners are taught how to understand exactly how teachers (including difficult teachers) like to find their clean classroom each morning. Our prompt response to any requests or issues ensure that clients know how much we care about the levels of service we believe in.
With constant training and having achieved the ISO9001 & ISO14001 accreditations we meet all Health & Safety and Environmental Standards on and off site.
All schools are different and Calabash listen to each individual to grasp what is most important. We often hear from people who are unhappy with other companies. Typical complaints include:
“The quality of the cleaning service is inconsistent”
“We need to chase the cleaners to get the job done well or leave them a note”
“We don’t get the levels of supervision our school needs”
“It is very difficult to find someone to talk to when we have a problem”
We appreciate that in schools you cannot afford to have any fluctuations in the cleaning service. With children and parents visiting the schools, they have to be pristine every day. This can only by achieved with training and constant on-site supervision.
We provide more supervision than other London cleaning companies and our cleaners are visited regularly, educated and cajoled to ensure they fully understand the cleaning requirements and high standards of each individual school. In this way we believe our cleaners take more pride in their work.
For instance, we appreciate that the cleanliness and hygiene of the children’s toilets are of paramount importance.
If you have any issues or need advice, we come out at very short notice to help. Our goal is make you proud of your school (both for your students and for your staff).
One of our leading client puts it this way:
“We had heard that people who cannot afford to compromise their standards and must have the very best service choose Calabash; Appointing them to look after our school has meant that we can leave them to professionally manage our daily school cleaning service, while we focus on our business.”
How can we help you?
What’s the first step to using Calabash? Contact us. Each space is unique so we would like to visit your premises in order to fully understand your requirements. Once we have completed this initial inspection, we will recommend the best solution for your store cleaning at the most cost effective price.
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"We have tried a number of companies over the years and our main concern has always been reliability. Calabash have proved themselves reliable and their service personnel are always polite, friendly and professional. As well as fulfilling their contractual agreements with us, there are usually a number of times throughout the year when we need to ask them for additional services. These requests are always met positively. I have no reservations about the service they are providing for us."Ted Townsend, Ardingly College
"During the tendering process, you will hear promises of performance from many companies but few will actually deliver. However, Calabash are unique, in a fairly desperate business, in keeping all their promises. You would be mad not to appoint them."Tobyn Thomas, Thomas’s London Day Schools
"We are delighted with the service we are receiving from Calabash. I would particularly like to thank Lorena who services our soaps etc. She has kept us stocked up in her calm and efficient manner even during our building works when soap dispensers and air fresheners disappeared for a while (and she always remembers the fragrances that we do not like). As one of the faces of Calabash she is a credit to you."Glenis Clark, The Roche School
"We are very pleased with a friendly and professional washroom service we receive from Calabash. Communication is the key and we have the same person who always phones before they service."Adrian Trewhella, Farlington Girls School
"I wanted to thank you for the great washroom hygiene service that we are receiving from Calabash Washrooms, you have a great team there and the quality of the services that our school is receiving is testament to that."Andy Sivyer, Sir William Perkins’s School, Chertsey, Surrey
"Thank you Karen for a continued excellent service and streamlined operation from Calabash. Our clean sanitary bins mean a lot to an all-girls school."Tanya Coleman, Portsmouth High School
"It is reassuring to know that with Calabash looking after our contract we are in safe hands. The quality of the service we receive is outstanding."Julie Burns, St George’s School Ascot
"Mandy is lovely to work with. She is conscientious, thorough and always advises of any concerns. A great asset and the best person we have had on our washroom hygiene service."Sheena Logan, Wimbledon High School