Need a hand to repair and clean your home this Diwali? These startups can help you outAyesha Roy
Whether its cleaning your floors, cabinets and bathrooms, washing your car, repairing appliances or fixing leaky taps, these startups offer you a helping hand to do some serious deep cleaning at home.
It’s that time of the year when most Indians start to clean their homes with a vengeance and prepare for a high-spirited and tidy Diwali. Be it clearing the clutter, giving your walls a new lick of paint or getting the grime off your tiles, it’s not something you can attempt on your home without exhausting yourself. As families grow smaller and urban lifestyles leave working people with little time to tend to their homes, on-demand online services are fast becoming the go-to places this season. As these platforms see a surge in demand, many offer services and professionals at discounted rates during the festive season to draw in more customers.
Companies like Urbanclap and Housejoy had a headstart in this space. Urbanclap now services nine cities (including Dubai) while Housejoy services five. Here are a few more startups that can help you keep a clean and tidy home this Diwali or through the year.
Founded by Debadutta Upadhyaya and Lovnish Bhatia in 2013, this Mumbai-based startup helps book services ranging from deep cleaning to repairing appliances, plumbing, electrical fittings to carpentry and even pest control. Timesaverz is offering discounts on all services, loft cleaning, pest control, mattress cleaning, water-purifier repairs, carpet cleaning, chimney cleaning, car-spa, etc.
With Timesaverz, you can book home services over their app, website or directly call the customer care or chat with their executives. Available in Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Gurugram, Delhi and Chennai. Website
Founded in 2014, by Amit Kumar, Anubhab Goel and Gaurav Shrivastava, this platform solves your woes with repair and cleaning. It offers an array of services such as plumbing, electricians, carpenters, appliances repair, sofa spa, car spa, carpet spa and pest control. Currently servicing Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Delhi, Gurgaon, rest of NCR and Bengaluru.
Originally founded as Zimmber in Mumbai, today it is a brand under the Quikr umbrella. This Diwali they are offering a 40 percent off on pest control, home deep cleaning and sofa cleaning on a minimum booking amount of Rs 600. Website
This Delhi-based cleaning services company helps you keep your homes and offices spic and span. Founded by Samrat Goyal and Ishan Baisoya, Broomberg offers a variety of services ranging from deep cleaning of homes, offices and restaurants to clean-ups for just kitchens and bathrooms at a residence. Broomberg too is offering discounts on deep cleaning, steam disinfection, dry cleaning, etc. Services are currently available in Delhi, Gurgram, Greater Noida, Noida, Faridabad, Indirapuram and Ghaziabad. Website
Based in Noida, Mr. Right is an online home improvement aggregator that offers home repair services and professionals. With more than 300 home services, Mr. Right offers everything from repairing ACs and providing plumbers to pest control, car washing and painting as well as laundry. Founded in 2013 by Prashant Chaudhary and Mayank Agrawal, it provides services in 15 cities, including Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Pune. Website
Book my Bai
During the festive season, you’re more than likely to have house guests or host parties, which means you’ll need all the help you can get. And if you have babies or senior citizens at home, help at home is a boon.
Founded by Anupam Singal and Vikash Chowdhuryin 2015, BookMyBai was established to provide reliable house help, including housemaids, cooks, baby sitters and personnel for senior citizen care.
Given how difficult it has become to hire reliable domestic help, this Mumbai-based startup makes the process and profiles completely transparent. You can view the complete profile of hundreds of maids and shortlist them based on your preferences. Services are available in Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Surat and Kolkata. Website