Dadpreneur Series: Episode 4 — Going Against the Grain

Vacuums and The WellNest Way

In building WellNest, we have had to make a couple of decisions that are definitely unexpected for a residential cleaning company. One particular decision — we are a residential cleaning company yet we use our customers’ vacuums. Rationale below.

  • Vacuums: The cleaning companies we used to hire always brought a vacuum. Had they not, we probably would’ve wondered why we were paying them. But the same vacuum used to clean other homes was also being used in ours. Even the Image of Tommy Tummy Time pic best HEPA vacuums are inherently surrounded by dust, pet dander, bacteria, dirt. What from the prior homes were being blown all around our home? Call us clean freaks but that is worrisome, especially with an infant who has a weak immune system.
  • Floor mops: Same story, except this, is really gross. Where has that mop also been used? The mop we saw one company using in our home was brown. I don’t think it was brown when it was purchased. With little man soon to be crawling (shameless cute plug — check out my little dude doing tummy time), this mop thing simply grossed us out.

Microfiber Mops for WellNest Homes

For WellNest, the mop issue was easy. Our microfiber mops are velcro-based, detachable, and machine washable. Microfiber is known to be the most effective type of mop out there. We bought a huge box of mop heads and use a clean one for each individual cleaning. It’s simple and straight forward.

Smart Choices for Eco-friendly Cleaning

But how could we be a cleaning company and not use our own vacuums? And actually, encourage the use of our customers’ vacuums? This is completely against the grain but we’re a residential cleaning company. We do deep cleans of our client’s homes. That’s what we are paid to do so we’re going to do it in the absolute most effective way possible. Details matter!

I’m really interested to see people’s reactions to this post. WellNest Home Cleaning is the only professional cleaning company around here (that we know of) that has taken this stance and so far, it’s been well received. Feel free to leave a comment below or shoot us a note at if you have any questions or thoughts on the subject. Cheers to living clean!

Side note — We do own and carry vacuums with HEPA filters in our cars, especially for move-in and move-out cleans!