Pune: To get away from the added stress of cleaning the house at once before Diwali, smart Puneites are now outsourcing house cleaning agencies to take care of all cleaning work in less time. One can book these agencies on a suitable day so that clean the house in the presence of family members in a short period of time.
Some agencies prefers to use eco-friendly chemicals to clean the house. Pramod Kamble, owner of Eco-friendly Services Chinchwad, said, “We use Taski chemical for cleaning purpose, which is an eco-friendly chemical and costlier than the local ones and does not have any side effect.”
Bookings start almost a month prior to Diwali. Shiv Shetkar of Daily Clean, said, “Mostly, the bookings are done a month before Diwali. We have cleaned more than 405 flats in 45 days. Bookings mostly come from Wakad, Baner, Balewadi, Pashan, Bavdhan, Nigdi, Amanora Park and Magarpatta City.” These areas are mostly where young houseowners and IT professionals reside.
Shetkar said the cost ranges from Rs 4,000-Rs 6,000 depending on the size of the house.
Sayan Mukherjee, founder of Ease This company in Chinchwad, said, “Along with Pune, this trend is a big hit in Mumbai and Bengaluru. There are certain standardised packages decided by the firm like festive cleaning, only wall clean, sofa shampooing, kitchen cleaning, full house cleaning, washroom cleaning and many others, according to which the rates are decided.”
Bhushan Bhorkade, owner of Get It Fixed agency in Hadapsar, said, “According to last year’s data, the number of orders in Diwali has shot up. This year, in last one month, we have cleaned more than 500 residences.”