Online cleaner booking service expands to Cardiff

A tech start-up that lets you find and book domestic cleaners online has launched in the Welsh capital., which is quickly becoming a market leader in its field, is expanding operations to Cardiff and the surrounding areas.

The service is available to customers through an online website and mobile app for iOS or Android. Once downloaded, they enter their postcode and select a time, date and the required cleaning tasks.

Following this, users can select from a list of available cleaners, all of whom have been vetted prior to joining the platform. Reviews on their performance are also available to read.

It was established in 2012 and has grown thanks to receiving $6 million of investment from Acell Partners, a firm that has also put money into tech giants such as Facebook and Dropbox.

Since launching, the London-based firm has set up operations in other major UK cities, including Manchester and Birmingham. Its 2,500 cleaners have put in more than 1 million hours to date.

And last year, it merged with Helping in a bid to create the biggest cleaning platform outside the US, now operating across nine countries and three continents.

Currently, 35 cleaners have signed up and been vetted to offer their services to customers in Cardiff. They benefit from managing their own bookings online and taking control of their work hours, the firm claims.

Sam James, managing director of Hassle, said: “Cardiff has one of the fastest growing populations in the country, ranked number eight across the UK for population growth. In addition to this increase in people, the city is firmly establishing itself as a centre of excellence for technology startups.

“Such growth will drive demand for online services such as, where we will help ease the burden of cleaning for time-strapped working professionals and families across the city.

“This is equally a fantastic opportunity for local cleaners who are looking for additional earnings and flexible working hours.

“All cleaners working through are set up as a microbusiness, allowing them to choose where and when they work, and each earn above the minimum wage and industry standard.”

Prices start at £10 an hour.