What to Consider When Selecting Residential Cleaning Services.
May 13, 2019
There are many factors to consider when selecting residential cleaning services for your home. Your home is your castle, and the chosen candidate will be spending a significant amount of time taking care of your home. Taking the time to carefully select the best individual or service for the job is very important. You wouldn’t hire a caregiver for your children without doing your due diligence or hire an employee for your business without interviewing serval candidates, andselecting the best fit for your residential cleaning is no different.
Beginning the search for residential cleaning services may seem daunting.If you are able, get a recommendation from a friend or acquaintance. If you are starting a search on your own, take the time to read reviews. Before hiring, it’s a good idea to interview several potential candidates and have a list of prepared questions.
During the interview, take a walk through the house and go over the details of what you would like to have done and what your expectations are. Different cleaners offer different services and letting the potential candidate know exactly what your expectations are will make things easier down the road. For example, most cleaning services will wash floors, wipe down surfaces in the kitchen and bathrooms and dust. However, if you expect beds to be made and dishes to be taken care of, these are not typical services and should be mentioned during the interview.
The type of products that your residential cleaning service uses can be of particular importance, especially in homes with pets and young children. Many residential cleaning services provide their own cleaning supplies, whereas some independent cleaners may not. Ask your potential cleaner if they bring their own products and if so, do they only use environmentally friendly products.
Rates can vary quite dramatically for different levels of residential cleaning services. Whether you are looking for weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly services will affect the effective hourly rate you pay. Also consider whether you want to hire a single cleaner to come in for several hours, or whether you prefer a team of cleaners to come in for a shorter period. An independent cleaner may charge less than a licensed cleaning service, but price should not be the only consideration. Look for a provider who has a good reputation, charges areasonable rate, and who is insured. The importance of hiring an insured cleaner really can’t be overstated; in the unlikely event that damage is done to your home you do not want to be responsible for repair or replacement costs.