Stair cleaning service

The City of Edinburgh Council stair cleaning service helps you keep your stair clean. The aim is to provide a reliable, value for money service, quality cleaning and a simple payment process for private owners. Council stairs are cleaned weekly based on the number of tenants and private owners in the service.

Each time the cleaners visit they should sweep and remove dust / litter from hard floor surfaces; use a spray to apply a cleaning solution to clean and disinfect and wet scrub stairs, landings and deck access areas when required. The cleaners should also wipe down the handrails and window ledges and sweep / wash the front and back steps. Walls, windows and spindles are not included in the standard clean.

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The Stair Cleaning service stopped temporarily last year due to Covid-19 and the cleaners focused on emergencies and sheltered housing cleaning only for a short time. This was done because it was vital to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and protect residents and staff. Normal service was phased back in from the beginning of May with additional cleaning being carried out to bring stairs back up to a satisfactory standard. Full service resumed at the beginning of July 2020.

If you have any queries, or want to report an emergency stair clean, please contact us on

[email protected]

0131 529 6695.

For an emergency clean on a public holiday, weekend or out with office hours please phone

 0131 200 2000 / 0800 0325968.

Advice on Covid-19 is changing all the time, you can keep up to date by visiting NHS inform.

The City of Edinburgh Council will use your personal data for the purpose of providing the stair cleaning service only. More information about our data protection arrangements, including details of your rights and how you can contact us, can be found in our privacy notice.