Things To Look For When Hiring A Professional Cleaner

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Having a clean home is an essential part of living a healthy and less stressful life, but keeping your home clean is time-consuming and seems like a never-ending task that causes a lot of stress. This is the reason people consider hiring house cleaners to handle these tough tasks. There are few things you should consider before hiring the right cleaner for your home.


Companies or Individuals?


When hiring people to clean your house, one of the first things you should decide is whether you want to hire a self-employed individual or a larger cleaning company. 


Pros of hiring an individual:

  • Prices are usually cheaper
  • Usually have a more personalized experience

Pros of hiring a larger company:

  • Usually more reliable
  • Insurance and bonding
  • Perks and discounts
  • Customer service
  • Background checks
  • Cleaning teams

Cons of hiring an individual:

  • May not be insured
  • May not be bonded
  • No way to report poor experience
  • Background checks not guaranteed
  • Trust factor

Cons of hiring a larger company:

  • Cleaning teams
  • May get expensive

Reviews

We live in the age of the internet and it’s important to look into reviews of previous customers before making your final decision on a company. If you notice negative reviews for the business please read the reviews carefully and make your best judgement if the company is right for you. Sometimes people can be harsh without explanation. 


Types Of Services 

Not all cleaning companies offer the same services. Most cleaning companies offer basic cleaning, deep cleaning, and moving cleaning. 


Here’s what all three service types come with:


Kitchen:

1. Cleaning/Dusting Baseboards & Trim Work

2. Vacuuming floors

3. Mop kitchen floor

4. Wipe down countertops

5. Dusting accessible surfaces

6. Sanitize kitchen

7. Wipe down appliances

8. Remove cobwebs and dust ceilings

Bedroom:

1. Cleaning/Dusting Baseboards & Trim Work

2. Vacuuming floors

3. Mop floors

4. Wipe down countertops

5. Dusting accessible surfaces

6. Sanitize

7. Wipe down appliances

8. Remove cobwebs and dust ceilings

Bathroom:

1. Cleaning/Dusting Baseboards & Trim Work

2. Vacuuming floors

3. Mop bathroom floors

4. Wipe down countertops

5. Dusting accessible surfaces

6. Sanitize bathroom

7. Wipe down appliances

8. Remove cobwebs and dust ceilings

Common areas:

1. Cleaning/Dusting Baseboards & Trim Work

2. Vacuum floors

3. Mop floors

4. Wipe down countertops

5. Dust accessible surfaces

6. Sanitize

7. Wipe down appliances

8. Remove cobwebs and dust ceilings



Questions for cleaners

Can you have custom cleanings?

Companies usually have different cleaning processes that you may not like so make sure to ask if you can customize your cleanings. Make sure you and the company you are working with are on the same page about your cleaning preferences.


How long do the cleanings take?

Want faster cleanings with less attention to detail or slower cleanings with more attention to detail. Not all companies work at the same pace. Make sure you ask in advance in case you live on a strict schedule or you need to be present during the cleanings.


Do you need to provide your own supplies?

Most larger companies provide their cleaning supplies, but not all smaller companies and individuals provide their own cleaning supplies. To avoid any confusion, ask before finalizing your cleaning appointment. You can also ask if it's possible to use your cleaning supplies if you don’t want them to use theirs.


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