Hammer & Mop: For Those Who Love Cleanliness, Not Cleaning!

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Hammer & Mop attendant performing a clean-up
Sushrut, MD and Co-Founder, Hammer & Mop
Sushrut, MD and Co-Founder, Hammer & Mop

Weekend is looming up ahead and if you’ve paid any heed to our advice, there is probably a house party planned already and perhaps a customized bar service will be serving the drinks. But there may still be one thing you haven’t taken into account – the post party depression. Being hungover with a house full of empty bottles and leftover food is every party host’s nightmare. What wouldn’t you give to just leave the house for a hearty brunch, nurse that hangover and come back to a neat, spruced up house?

Start-up company Hammer & Mop promises to spruce up your house, whether you choose to remain home after your party or not. Sushrut Munje, Managing Director and co-founder of Hammer & Mop, wanted to start a facility that would provide a professional clean-up service to busy professionals in Mumbai, who generally have little time for cleaning. “As a concept it was born in February last year, but after fine-tuning the idea and finding the right people, we officially launched the service in October 2011”, he says.

Hammer & Mop attendant performing a clean-up
Hammer & Mop attendant performing a clean-up

Initially an engineering student, Sushrut says the desire to start a new company never really left him during an internship and soon after dropping out he got together with an old friend Ashish Pingle who became the co-founder of the company. “I had started up post my internship at BARC, while Ashish was a practicing dentist and a freelancing graphic designer when he joined in. We had worked on a few projects before working on Hammer & Mop together. We knew that our skill sets complement each other perfectly and that understanding worked out well”, he explains.

Hammer & Mop attendants performing a clean-up
Hammer & Mop attendants performing a clean-up

With one time clean-up packages like Moving In, After Party, Post Renovation, Pre-Diwali and many more, they are sure to be a hit. “Our customers can even sign up for periodic clean-ups, which can be customized. So they decide how and what areas they want us to focus on” says the young entrepreneur. Their clean-ups, however, are not restricted to residences. “We offer different packages for commercial property, residential complexes and offices too”.

What are some of the memorable cleanups that this 10-month-old company has conducted? “There was this one time when we had to do an overnight cleanup – so we spent the entire night cleaning. Another time, we were hired to cleanup a residence as a surprise. Cleaning while tip toeing around someone’s house was not easy!” he smiles.

Hammer & Mop attendants performing a clean-up
Hammer & Mop attendants performing a clean-up

The best part of the service, though, is that they don’t need the house to be emptied during the cleaning. Kids, senior citizens can all stay at home. “Our team is perfectly capable of cleaning up a regular residence filled with all its glory. We help shift things if necessary and try our best to make it a hassle-free experience.”

On whether or not they are expensive, Sushrut says “The rates depend on the area and the scope of work. For an average 1000 square feet residence, we charge anywhere between Rs.4000 to Rs.4500. Although, we often give discounts to our regular customers or a referral.”

Hammer & Mop attendant performing a clean-up
Hammer & Mop attendant performing a clean-up

So what else is in the pipeline for Hammer & Mop? “We are currently working on establishing a firm footprint in Mumbai and nearby cities in the next few years. We do plan to work on the ‘Hammer’ part very soon”, he says, while signing off. Satisfied customers have been known to whip up food for Hammer & Mop attendants on the spot. And Sushrut says  they have people making bookings with them up to a month in advance!

What have been some of your worst cleaning experiences? Go on, tell us!

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Likes writing. Loves reading, too. Also likes cats. And shoes. And Bollywood. And Harry Potter. And food. And her iPhone. And does not judge people who have a Blackberry.