Gigi Clean Offers Free House Detailing for Cancer Patients
Gigi Clean has joined with nonprofit organization Cleaning For a Reason to offer free house detailing to Southwest Florida residents who are suffering from cancer.
“Cancer patients need to focus on their health and recovery and a clean home is an essential part of their effort,” says Gigi Bachmann, founder and CEO of Naples-based Gigi Clean. “Households impacted by cancer face so many challenges and worrying about a clean house shouldn’t be one of them.”
Cleaning For a Reason is an international organization serving cancer patients by offering free house cleanings. Gigi Clean joins more than 1,200 residential cleaners throughout the United States and Canada that have donated more than $11 million in services and helped more than 34,000 cancer patients since 2006.
Gigi Clean has committed to helping Southwest Florida cancer patients by detailing two homes per month for two consecutive months free of charge. To apply for free house cleaning, patients and their caregivers can visit the nonprofit’s website, Cleaningforareason.org. “This is our way of giving back to the community that has been so generous to the success of our business,” says Ms. Bachmann. Read more.
Free Cleaning for Cancer Patients
House detailing company joins national nonprofit to clean cancer patients’ homes at no cost.
Those suffering from cancer and their families have enough on their plates without worrying about cleaning them — and everything in the house. That’s why Naples-based Gigi Clean has joined with nonprofit Cleaning For a Reason to offer free house detailing to cancer patients who reside in Southwest Florida.
“Cancer patients need to focus on their health and recovery, and a clean home is an essential part of their effort,” says Gigi Bachmann, founder and CEO of Gigi Clean. “Households impacted by cancer face so many challenges and worrying about a clean house shouldn’t be one of them. This is our way of giving back to the community that has been so generous to the success of our business.”
Gigi Clean uses only non-toxic products and technology such as water-filtered vacuums to deep-clean, something cancer patients can appreciate as they can be particularly sensitive to chemicals and fumes emitted by artificial products. The green products Gigi Clean uses are made with botanicals and other non-toxic ingredients that are safe for people and pets. Read more.
Pursuit of perfection has led to a successful business for a Naples couple. A lingering challenge: Hiring enough people to meet demand.
“One house became five,” says Fred Bachmann, who declines to disclose specific sales figures for the business. “Next thing you know we were doing it full time.”
The goal with Gigi Clean, he says, is to offer a premium service for people who will pay a premium price. But that means the company has to be extra-careful about who it hires, using drug tests and extensive background checks to weed out problem candidates.
The company also seeks to hire people who are as meticulous and perfection-driven about cleaning houses as they are. The type of people who can clean houses with expensive artwork and furniture, not to mention high, hard-to-reach ceilings. In a tight labor market, those candidates, the Bachmanns have discovered, are rare finds. Read more.
Naples Cleaning Company Goes ‘Green’
“We’ve always been green,” Fred Bachmann said. “At the beginning, Gigi made her own cleaning solutions. Now we’re always doing a lot of research on equipment and cleaning products. We try to use the best things out there for our clients.”
The Bachmanns say people in their service area, which includes the greater Naples area and up to Bonita Beach Road in Lee County, live a healthy lifestyle by eating right and taking care of their health.
“Why not take care of their environment,” Fred Bachmann said. “They spend a lot of time in their homes.”
Gigi Bachmann said their goal is to make sure people and pets stay healthy. “We put nothing on the floors or counters that will cause long-term effects. Dogs lick the floor, and babies crawl on the floor.”
Being green doesn’t cost the customer more, the Bachmanns said, although they do spend more for green equipment. But they feel it’s important to use cleaning solutions with plant-based ingredients and essential oils rather than bleach. Read more.