5 Things to Ask Before Hiring a Residential Cleaning Service

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Hiring a quality cleaning services service to help out with the house chores doesn’t have to be a tedious or difficult task, especially if you take a little time upfront to cover some important details before you sign on the dotted line.

Reputable home cleaning companies know it is just as important to talk about expectations up front as it is to get the vacuum whirring and the scrubbing started. Here are a few important things to cover before your quality cleaning services begin:

Confirm the price and scope of work of quality cleaning services.

Any reputable cleaning company will willingly discuss the cost of their services up front, along with any additional charges you may incur for add-on services or work that falls outside of the scope of the basic agreement. Be sure to review and personally discuss the menu of services included in your recurring cleaning arrangement so expectations are clear.

Generally, services such as wiping down baseboards or cleaning the inside of a refrigerator are not included in recurring quality cleaning services. To avoid any misunderstanding, it’s always a good idea to be clear on exactly what your expectations are so your cleaning service can quote you an accurate price.

Ask for references and insist on proof of background clearances.

Your home, family, and belongings are too important to leave to chance. As a client, you have the right to ask about the cleaning professionals who will be entering your home. For example, Grace Home Cleaning will not hire individuals who aren’t able to provide proof of a solid work history, can pass background checks and drug screenings, and have clean driving records.

You should never feel awkward asking to make sure the important detail of your safety is covered.

Explain what clean means to you.

Truthfully, if you hire Grace Home Cleaning, this is rarely an issue. Our cleaning professionals are well-known for exceeding the expectations of our clients.

It is perfectly acceptable to ask your cleaning crew to show you a cleaned area before moving to the next. If it doesn’t meet your white glove inspection, you should let them know so they can work a little harder to satisfy your definition of clean.

Verify how long a typical cleaning episode should take.

The last thing you or your cleaning crew want is to find out is that they have a limited amount of time to get your house in shape for the party that starts in 10 minutes. Quality cleaning services take time.

Schedule your recurring appointment when you don’t need to rely on having your home available for entertaining or private family time. Expect your crew to take a little longer earlier on until they get to know the lay of your home. They will become more efficient as time goes on without sacrificing quality or cleanliness.

Have any special cleaning supplies on hand.

Every home is different and requires special cleaning protocols. For example, if you wish your granite to be clean with something specific, have it at the ready and explain this to your cleaning crew. Have detailed requirements for chemical use due to allergies or children in the home? Be sure to explain this to your cleaners so they can use the solutions you approve of and are comfortable with them using in your home.

With just a little bit of planning, you can get the most from your recurring maid service and enjoy all of the benefits that come with having a cleaning crew perform your home cleaning chores. Are you ready to talk to someone at Grace Home Cleaning about your residential cleaning needs? Call us today at 402-769-0774.

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