So you don’t have time to keep your home spic and span; perhaps you tried to schedule time for cleaning but somehow the time flew by. Don’t worry; you still have an option here. Why don’t you hire a house cleaner? Then you won’t need to spend your time cleaning up because they will do it for you.
Here are some questions to ask when selecting a house cleaning service.
Question #1 – How Long Have You Been in the Cleaning Business?
It takes some good intentions, and a mop and a bucket to begin a cleaning company, but it takes far more to run a trustworthy and professional cleaning company. Before you choose one, confirm their experience in the cleaning industry, then check to verify that what they said is true.
You can do that by checking their website and confirming their startup date with the Better Business Bureau, or your local chamber of commerce, or the state licensing bureau for its operating license.
Question #2 – Do their customers recommend them?
Are there any letters of recommendation on their website? If so be sure to read them. Look for the details that tell how long their customers have stayed with them. Do their customers also refer others to them? Is their approval rating listed on their website or the net?
Question #3 – Do You Conduct a Background Check on Employees?
Almost all reputable cleaning company will perform background checks on their employees to ensure that their employees can be trusted, and do not have criminal records or drug problems.
Your safety and your home are important to us. You can be assured that your home, family, and even your pets will be safe when our staff are assigned to clean your home. Those background checks will allow you to entrust our staff with your cleaning needs.
Question #4 – What Type of Products Do You Use?
In this day and age, everyone is concerned about toxins. Reputable cleaners will use Green Products to clean and sanitize your home or office. Those products with a green seal on them, have been tested to ensure that they are safe for the environment as well as family and pets, without any toxic fumes filling the air. Such products actually help to decrease the incidence of breathing problems like asthma attacks. The cleaners will bring their own supplies with them.
Question #5 – What Services Do You Offer?
Some companies offer specific cleaning services such as kitchen, carpet cleaning, or lawn care. When you interview them, be sure to ask what services they offer; some services may not be listed on their websites. Cleaning services may include move in/move out cleaning, as well as regular deep cleaning for the home or office while others may only offer light house cleaning services.
Question #6 – How Do You Charge?
You need to discuss and understand what their payment policy is. Some companies charge an hourly rate, others may have a standard daily fee, while some may have charges based on the size of the cleaning task. Occasionally a company will allow you to configure your own costs based on the rooms to be cleaned.
Tipping policies can vary from one cleaning service to another, please check to see if you are expected to leave tips for the cleaners or if such fees are included in the cost, or if they have a no tipping policy.
Always make sure that you have a written copy of the charges that you are expected to pay. When you ask these questions, you can select the best house cleaner for your cleaning needs.