Cost Guide And Materials
Home Cleaning Services
A thorough house cleaning is a necessity after a home renovation. The dust and assorted spills and smudges require a professional touch to get the house looking better than new. Moreover, the addition of stainless steel, marble or granite surfaces necessitates the use of special cleaning products and techniques. With professional home cleaning services, homeowners can feel confident that their investment is being protected. Whether the cleaning service is a single appointment or becomes part of the routine, there is definitely an art to hiring the right company.
Select Your Cleaning & Maid Services Project
It makes sense to interview several house cleaning services before hiring one. This way, the homeowner can compare the services and price structure of various providers. The interview process isn't so much about finding the least expensive service as it is about hiring a trustworthy, professional provider that charges a reasonable fee.
During the interview, the homeowner can ask questions about whether or not the house cleaning service is bonded and insured. This protects the homeowner from liability should the house cleaner get injured while working in the customer's home. An insured company typically covers the cost of employee injuries and protects the homeowner from liability.
It's also helpful to inquire about who will be performing the cleaning. Will it be the same person every visit? Is a criminal background check performed on employees? Satisfactory answers to these questions can go a long way toward establishing trust between the customer and the service provider.
Scheduling is another important consideration. If the cleaning service is meant to be a one time occasion after a remodeling project, it's probably necessary to schedule the appointment well in advance, so the cleaners can work it into their schedule around their regular clients. If the cleaning service will be coming into the home on a regular basis, then the homeowner will want to inquire about the frequency of the service. Weekly or biweekly appointments on regularly scheduled days and times are the norm for the home cleaning industry. Having a predictable schedule lets the homeowner plan around the appointments with ease.
Questions about the actual services performed provide indispensable information and help guide the homeowner's expectations. Most home cleaning services will clean bathrooms and kitchens, dust surfaces, and vacuum and mop floors as a part of the standard cleaning package. Some services allow homeowners to customize the list of chores so that it includes laundry, dishes, mail pickup and occasional deep cleaning.
Price is a primary consideration for most homeowners. Frequently, cleaning services charge by the square foot, but not every company adheres to this standard. Some charge by the hour, and sometimes extra charges are incurred when special services are performed. Asking questions about the pricing before service begins is the perfect way to ensure there are no unpleasant surprises when the bill is received.
Last updated on Nov 14, 2013