A clean home is a healthy living environment. You will know especially if you have children or pets, how houses can get incredibly messy in a very short time. You may be working for better part of the day so you will not be able to see to every detail in your house. Because of this, nowadays, it has become quite common to hire cleaning services to come to your home.
There are companies and individuals who will be involved in the house cleaning business. You will have to pick which one suits your lifestyle better. An individual will be more flexible and affordable while a company will be more reliable in the fact that there will be far fewer cancellations. Even if an employee doesn’t turn up, they will send a back-up team to your house to complete the task within the schedule. But they can be quite expensive.
Before you hire a service, you need to sit down with them face to face and ask some questions so that you can clarify what you want to know. You can ask them about how they set their rates. This may be dependent on the number of employees that will be sent to your home or by the type of services you require. Some companies may charge by the hour. So you have to ask them to give you an estimate on how long it will take to clean your home. You can inquire about the type of services they offer. There are a variety of services offered by cleaning companies such as laundry service, ironing, spring cleaning, cleaning when you move out or move in to a new home, general cleaning etc. As you will be allowing the members of the cleaning team into your home, you need to know how much you can rely on them. Ask the company how they hire their employees and whether they carry out a background check on the people they hire. You can also ask whether the people sent to your home will change after each visit or if there is one cleaner who will be assigned to your house.
Another important thing to find out is whether the cleaners are insured and bonded. They have to carry liability insurance so that you will be covered for any damages. The employees should have workers’ compensation so that you will not be liable in the event that someone gets injured at your house. Some cleaning service will bring their own equipment and cleaning supplies. But in some cases, you will be required to provide the cleaning supplies. Make sure you clarify what kind of cleaning products they use and if you are unsatisfied with it, whether you can substitute your own supplies instead.