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How can we help?

We've answered your most frequently asked questions below. Still can't find the answer to what you're looking for? Contact us today.

General FAQs

What is Service Octopus? is a comparison website and booking platform for cleaning and other related services.

Gone are the days where you’ll need to call individual companies for quotes, now you can do it all on one website!

Click, compare and book directly with companies through our website.

How do you approve companies?

We manually approve each company on our Service Octopus. Find out more about our 3 step approval process here.

If you have any questions regarding our approval process please email us.

Isn't it cheaper if I book direct?

We promise you will never pay more with us than by going direct to the company.

If you are offered a cheaper quote, email us. Our objective is to make sure you get the best deal possible.

View our price promise for more information.

Complaints, suggestions or feedback?

If you’d like to get in touch, visit our contact page.

Making a Booking

Parking and congestion charging

If you can provide free parking on the day then chances are you won't need to pay for parking. There may be a charge for congestion charging.

Parking and congestion charges are not part of the quote and may be added on to the balance owed on the day. Please make sure you check with your service provider to avoid any surprises.

Cancel or amend a booking

You will need to contact the company that you booked the service with. Please check your booking confirmation email for their contact information.

Please note that the company may impose a cancellation or amendment fee.

Confirmation email hasn't arrived

Sometimes our emails go to spam. Please check your spam folder and if still can’t see a confirmation email then email us.

Is the service guaranteed?

Most subscriber companies offer a guarantee for their work. If a guarantee is offered this will be displayed when comparing quotes.

If you are unsure about the guarantee after making a booking please contact the company directly.

How do I pay the balance owed?

Each company has its own preferred method of payment. Please contact the company directly to discuss your payment options using the contact information in your booking confirmation email.

About the Service

How long does end of tenancy or deep cleaning take?

We suggest allowing 2-5 hours for a full end of tenancy or deep clean. This will of course depend on the size of the property and the condition.

What does end of tenancy cleaning include?

We advise cleaning companies to follow this end of tenancy cleaning checklist. Read our full end of tenancy cleaning guide here. If you have any additional requests, you can add them on the checkout page of the booking process.

An end of tenancy clean will include a single oven cleaning. A double oven may incur additional charges.

Do the companies bring their own equipment/supplies?

Yes, prices include the company bringing all the necessary chemicals and equipment needed to carry out the service on the day.

Is the company insured?

This information will be displayed on the comparison page before you make a booking. If you are unsure about this please contact us.