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.
6. Insurance and Theft Bonding
Since accidents can happen while they are working, a cleaning company should have insurance for its employees. This should cover medical costs in case of accidents on the job. Aside from medical insurance, a cleaning company should also have liability insurance, which gives it full responsibility if their employees break or damage something around the house. Bonding protects the homeowner against employee theft.
7. Certified Technicians.
Bringing someone inexperienced in your home brings a lot of risks. You don't want to work with a cleaning company that doesn't meet comply with high standards of quality and safety. Don't forget to ask if the crew they sent are licensed and certified technicians. All technicians regardless of experience must be put through extensive training focused on safety, effectiveness, thoroughness and efficiency.
8. Flexible Pricing.
Ask for price quotes from the cleaning company. Invite them to do an on-site estimate. They should tell you how long it will take to clean your home and get it ready for maintenance cleaning. They should be able to give a quote for maintenance cleaning as well. If the price is over your budget you can remove some rooms or items from your list.
9. How does the employer screen their staff?
Ask how the company vets its staff. They should do a rigorous screening process like performing drug tests, checking references and checking applicants against state and local registries. This will help to ensure that your home is in the right hands.
10. Employees living-wages.
Find out if the cleaning staff are contractual or permanent employees. Compared to a contract worker, a permanent employee is a better set up which allows the company more input and oversight. It is important to go with a company that pays a living wage and honors the hard physical work and accountability that is required for this type of work. Higher pay encourages quality work without issues.
11. English as a way of communication.
Cleaning and maintaining a home is very detailed work. Homeowners should able to communicate with their cleaners via spoken and written word to advise of changes in the household and special instructions.
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