Everyone wants to have a clean, organized home. Not only will this increase your property’s value and functionality, but this will also benefit the household health-wise. You and your family can get sick if your abode is full of dirt, dust, and germs, especially if you have allergies. That’s why it’s important to make sure that every corner of your house is free of any of these contaminants.
The biggest problem among most homeowners today (including yourself, perhaps), is the time constraint. With today’s busy lifestyles, you don’t have enough time to thoroughly perform all house cleaning tasks. Though you can regularly sweep and mop the floors, wipe the surfaces and tidy up rooms during weekends, this is not enough to ensure a truly germ-free and clean home.
What’s the best solution, then? Well, consider getting reliable home cleaning services for your house today. Here are eight key considerations that will help point you in the direction of the best service providers in your area.
A cleaning company that has been in the industry for years is sure to have dealt with several properties already. Their reputation is often backed by their superb work history and satisfied former and existing clients.
So it would be wise to ask for references and ask them yourself if they are satisfied with the company’s service. This is one of the best ways to make sure that the home cleaning service providers you want to hire are reliable.
2. Cleaning Supplies
Some independent maid services may expect you to supply the cleaning products for a job. However, reputable service providers often bring along their own house cleaning products that are effective and safe both for you, your family, pets, and the environment.
In addition, good house cleaners also make use of a wide range of high-quality equipment to make the cleaning process more effective and efficient.
If a housekeeper unintentionally fell or slipped while cleaning your bathroom, this situation might not be covered by your homeowner’s policy. So make sure that the cleaning company has liability and employee accident coverage, which covers the maids, the company, and your home.
4. Hiring Process
How the maids are employed by the company is also a crucial consideration. This ensures that the cleaners you let inside your house are dependable and are carefully screened to ensure that they have no criminal record, for your peace of mind.
5. Quality Assurance
A trustworthy maid service implements quality assurance procedures to make sure that their house cleaning services meet quality standards. A manager can inspect how every cleaning task is done to be sure that a high quality of service is upheld at all times.
6. Customer Satisfaction
Reliable cleaning companies will prioritize their clients’ satisfaction. You must ask how the company measures this. Some may use a survey on paper or online, while the others may call you right after the cleaning is done to get your feedback. If a company takes steps to measure how satisfied their clients are, it means that they value their customers’ satisfaction and are happy to improve their processes based on feedback.
The cost of the cleaning services is indeed one of the crucial considerations, but remember not to base your decision on price alone. Instead, look into the services included in the quote provided.
Also, decide if you are going to pay the cleaning company a flat fee or by the hour. The problem with paying by the hour is that the housekeepers may stretch out jobs so they’ll take more time. On the other hand, paying a flat fee may mean that the cleaners will rush through their work.
But remember that regardless of whether you pay by the hour or pay a flat rate, the best cleaners will always do a great job.
8. Trial Period
If you have narrowed down your options to at least two cleaning companies, it would then be a smart idea to begin a trial period (say, a month). This will give you an opportunity to assess what the cleaners are capable of. If you are not satisfied with one company’s service, then proceed to the other service provider.
If you are satisfied with their work, you would want to take note of the names of the professional cleaners who worked on your home and request that they be the ones to clean your home again during your preferred cleaning schedules. Remember that a trial period will protect both you and the house cleaners.
Hiring professional home cleaners on a regular basis can definitely bring you a sense of relief, but this will only happen if you have performed thorough research to determine who the best service providers are.
So before allowing professional cleaners to enter your abode, take these eight above-mentioned things into consideration to make sure that you hire the best maids possible.
Mohamed Samad is the Founder & CEO of Matic Services. He started the company in 2016 after a series of small start-ups within the home services sector.
I’m the owner of ECT Moving & Cleaning News. I started the site after running my cleaning and moving companies for just over three decades so I can still stay involved in the industry but not actively me moving and cleaning!