Choosing the right person to come into your home every week or every month can be a difficult task, and when it comes to choosing a regular house cleaning service, you need to ensure you ask all the right questions upfront. But what kind of information do you need to know to help you choose a cleaner that will work for you?
What services do you need?
House cleaners can cover a wide variety of services and having a list of what areas you want cleaned each time is a great way to start narrowing down the field. Some cleaning companies provide a basic house cleaning service where they undertake the general tasks – wiping down benches, cleaning the bathroom, vacuuming and mopping the floors and so on. Others provide more in-depth cleaning services such as cleaning the oven, cleaning and organising the pantry or fridge or cleaning the windows.
How often do you need a cleaner?
You may only want a cleaner as a once off every few months before you get visitors or have a dinner party. On the other hand, you may want someone to come in once a week to keep the house in order. It is always best to have an idea of how regularly you want someone to come in and clean before you start looking.
How much do you want to spend?
Regular house cleaning is one of those areas where you get what you pay for generally. A cheaper cleaner may not have insurance, or they may not carry their own supplies expecting the home owner will supply them with cleaning materials. A more expensive cleaning service may send two or three people to do the job, come with full insurance and bring all their own supplies. The cost doesn’t always match up with how well the job is done, but if you are looking for a professional cleaner rather than someone who just does it on the side to earn some extra money, you may be better off paying that little bit more.
Are my belongings safe with an unknown person in my house?
This is one of the biggest fears of home owners when they hire a cleaning service – does the person doing the cleaning check out and will your personal items be safe? When hiring a cleaning company make sure you ask them if they do background checks on all their staff, and what happens if something goes missing or gets broken. All professional cleaning companies should do background checks on their staff like any business does and they should all have in place a policy for items that go missing or get damaged while your home is being cleaned.
Most businesses these days have some sort of online presence whether that be a website, social media or even just a Google Business link. Make sure you read up on their reviews and ask for recommendations from family, friends and work colleagues to get a good idea of what the business is like.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions
Choosing a regular house cleaning service is a tough job, so make sure you ask all the right questions before hiring. If you have any doubts about services offered, staff background, policies or anything else, ask questions until you are satisfied with the answers.
Having a clean home is important, and if you don’t want to do it yourself, making sure you choose the right regular house cleaning service is extremely important. A little bit of time spent researching and finding out who can fulfil your requirements ensures you walk into a clean home each and every time.