When you first hire an Upper Valley House Cleaner you have high hopes and expectations that they are going to do a great job. You set goals together and expect them to fulfill the goals each week in cleaning your home. Over time you may notice that some things seem to be missed or just not done very well. You may even get to the point that you are frustrated with your cleaner, but don’t want to go through the hassle of finding a new cleaning company. Here are some tips to get the most out of the cleaning service you hired.
1 How much time did they allow for the job?
When you hired them to clean your home, you agreed upon a price and time frame for them to clean. Go back and validate the amount of time they contracted with you to clean your home and hold them to the contract. If they say it takes, 3 hours, then you should only be billed for three hours and all of the work should be done properly. If they are in and out of your home to fast, then they are cutting corners. If they are taking an enormous amount of time to clean your home, they could be trying to drive up the price.
2 How do they communicate?
Does the cleaning company you use to communicate with you on a regular basis? They should be checking in with you on a weekly or monthly basis to validate that you are a happy customer and address any concerns you might have with the cleaning service. More communication is better than no communication at all.
3 Is it really clean?
The last thing you want to see when you get home is dirty surfaces! Walk through your home and check to make sure they emptied the trash, cleaned the floors and every area you hired them to clean. Is the kitchen still dirty? Trash still in the bucket? Dust still on the window sills? Look for the small things that are easy to miss.
4 The Right Tools
Do they have the right tools for the job? A good cleaning company will bring their own vacuum and cleaning supplies. That is one of the first signs that you are dealing with professionals. If they ask to use your cleaning supplies and vacuum, that is a red flag right away that you may have problems. A good cleaning company will do background checks on all of their employees to prevent theft in your home. Ask the cleaning company representative what type of training they have gone through to make them an expert.
These are just some of the questions to ask a cleaning company before you hire them. Before you get started with a cleaning company, sit down with the owner or manager fo the cleaning staff and set clear expectations and pricing. Don’t sign the contract until you know what you are getting.