The Leather Laundry

Alliance with The Leather Laundry

Hammer and Mop has always had allies on board, offering parallel services to our many patrons. Leather has been a sensitive aspect of the cleaning sessions – it needs an expert hand. As a result, one of our favorite allies has been The Leather Laundry. About the nice folks. The founders of The Leather Laundry have been in the leather industry… Read more →

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Difference between a Vacuum and a Sanitizing Vacuum

As an integral part of Hammer and Mop cleanups, upholstery units (sofa seats, chairs, mattresses) are vacuumed – thus removing the surface dust. Since all areas are being dusted and wiped clean, it is best to not let the upholstery units be. However, during the course of multiple conversations with our patrons, we have realized the slight misunderstanding between the scope… Read more →

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Vinda and the Pigeon Loft

Vinda Sanzgiri first called Hammer and Mop for a cleaning service on an evening, when she had realized that her loft had a few unwelcome guests. Pigeons, nesting on the other side of the water tank, refusing to move out and being responsible for a funny, undesirable odor. She needed the loft to be cleaned, and we figured out the… Read more →

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Now Hiring: A Communications Expert

It is that time of the year again, when we look for new members. Not because old ones leave (nah, they stay and evolve and gain weight and lose some), but because we grow, and expand and grow grey hair. Because we seek fresh blood, to add another layer of personality to this wonderful brand we have built together. Hammer… Read more →

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The Spirit Workshop

We recently had a call from Ajay who is moving into the city. Though the cleaning problem was taken care of, he was keen to have his upholstery (fabric sofa seats and mattresses) sanitized & disinfected. We happily agreed to schedule his session – where we use a high powered vacuum machine armed with a HEPA filter to vacuum out… Read more →

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Cleanups for Esther D’Souza

Though coffee is preferable, we admire tea for its subtlety. It doesn’t force its flavor on your taste buds, but simply exists, blending with your thoughts, soothing them if there is allowance. While our team members might relate more to the strong headed espressos, Hammer and Mop in its essence is much like White Tea. And happy customers with their… Read more →

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How to Control Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs have the potential to be a massive pain, and it is crucial to have a stern pest control session conducted to root them out. While they start by infesting mattresses and pillows, bed bugs thrive in wooden crevices, blankets and dusty corners of your bedroom. They creep out at night, suck your blood in a nasty long bite… Read more →

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A Tale of Mutual Respect

Most of our stories focus on our patrons, and the first time customers. These experiences, worthy of being documented, lend to to our insights in this sector. It is not a one person’s job – but a collective pool of experiences drawn from all corners of Hammer and Mop. Right from our field teams to the office folk who hide… Read more →

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Upholstery + Pets = Asthma + Allergies

We had never expected our upholstery to be so dirty. When we vacuum it, we’re under the illusion of it being cleaned. Mumbai is quite dusty, much like other Indian cities. Majority of dust inside our homes is full of dead skin cells and particulate pollutants. Regular Vacuuming is not enough. At Hammer and Mop, being closely involved in the… Read more →

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Hrishikesh said it with dinner!

We had a whale of a time scheduling a cleanup for Hrishikesh Ramani. First, we somehow skipped mailing him in time, so the delay. Then saying we would send an invoice across, we promptly sent in the service blueprint again. Our exasperation at ourselves quite reached its peak, but we remained calm and focused on what Hrishikesh expected us to… Read more →

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Cleanups & Haikus for Satish

Once in a while, we get an opportunity to serve someone quite adept at conversations and words – that ideal patron who appreciates the quick trick of a rhyme and demands prompt service too. We served Satish Suggala (theObservatory.in) last week, and helped make their office sparkling clean. While we did get a warm testimonial (which lives up to their… Read more →

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Thank you, Aditi!

Feedback is crucial to a young company’s health, yet quite tender in its disposition. We have had our customers share their frank feedback right from the start. Since home cleaning is a personal errand, where we clean every nook and corner dear to you, understanding how you like the service helps us be better at what we do. We need… Read more →

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Hulk mode on?

Other than extremely dusty places which have been locked up for a while, no situations had really brought out the ‘Hulk’ inside us. It came as a pleasant surprise when a dear customer recently asked us to go all out and erm, ‘dispose’ off a certain kitchen appliance. It seemed like a normal email at first- Cleanup has been confirmed. While… Read more →

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Asian Age Covers Doorstep Services

This is the second time we have been blessed by the amazing folks at Asian Age. What we love about these folks is that they don’t just do features for humble startups like us, they do it in style! They pamper us with front page mug shots, thus smothering us with attention. It takes some serious love for the underdogs… Read more →