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11 Tips on Hiring a Cleaning Service

Keeping a clean home is tough work and time-consuming. Fortunately, there are many cleaning services that will help you save time as you aim to give your home the upkeep needed to be healthy and maintain its value.

How do you choose the right company for the job?

Here are some tips for choosing the right cleaning services for your family and pets:

1. What services do you need?

Before you choose a cleaning company, ask yourself what it is you want to get done around the house and how frequently you want it done. Cleaning companies offer different options and can customize an option for your needs. Some companies offer only one-time cleaning, while some offer recurring services. Knowing what your priorities should help you in your search.

2. Read the companies reviews.

Searching online for reviews is the best way to vouch for a cleaning company’s experience and reputation within the industry. You can check out sites such as HomeAdvisor, Angie's List, Yelp and Google for verified reviews with sufficient details for finding a cleaning company that won’t disappoint you.

3. Schedule of Company Operations

Knowing the time of operations can help you choose a flexible cleaning company. You know you’re dealing with the right service provider if it’s willing to adjust to your preferred time schedule.

4. Have a free In-home estimate and interview.

Want to know more about a company? It’s time to ask questions and meet the company. Learn about their rates and the equipment they use for cleaning your home. Do they supply the cleaning products and use their vacuum cleaners and mops? Do they mop with removable clean mop pads or use the same dirty mop and bucket in your home that they just used somewhere else. Ask about the products that they use, which is very helpful especially if you or any family member has any allergies or preferences. I good professional company would come prepared with a list of products used as well as a description of their practices and services.

5. Eco-friendly Products versus Environmental Toxic

Many companies are “Green” as there are so many great choices that clean and disinfect as well or better than their toxic rivals. Keep in mind that the products not only should be Eco-friends but non-toxic whenever possible for the protection of your pets and family. Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a great website where you can check out cleaning products and personal hygiene products for toxicity.