Before you book a house cleaning service…
When looking for the best house cleaning service, we know it is easy for the prospective client to become overwhelmed.
Sorting through websites, getting quotes, and speaking with each provider could take several days, maybe even weeks, to go through.
Even then, you still may not be sure whether you’re getting the most out of your money. We list below a number of factors to consider when narrowing down your choice of companies.
5 Insider Tips on How to Choose a House Cleaning Service.
You’ll learn what to look for in a reputable house cleaning service, the best times to book, and how to make your cleaning services cheaper.
If you’ve never booked a housecleaning service before or are in the market for a new clean service, make sure to read this before booking anywhere.
1. Lessen the Scope
Decide what you need cleaned in your home
What do you really need help with?
First of all, it’s important to take stock of the things you really want cleaned because not all cleaning services perform the same services. For example, some do your laundry, make the beds, wash the dishes, etc. – so it’s important to know what you need before you book and make sure that the company you hire does those tasks.
Don’t assume anything. There’s nothing worse than coming home and expecting the laundry to be folded and realize it’s not done because it’s not part of their service contract with you.
Secondly, if you’re on a budget, deciding on what you really need cleaned is a way to customize your cleaning to make it a little cheaper.
For example, maybe all you really need help on is the kitchen and bathrooms? Daisy Bee Clean allow you to book cleanings for just parts of your house (usually the bathrooms and kitchen because they’re the hardest parts of the home to clean). Dusting and wiping down of other surfaces they take care of themselves.
But if you’re only looking for a little bit of help and not a more thorough cleaning, it’s good to know that that option is out there.
Another thing you can do is reduce the number of appointments in a month. So instead of weekly appointments maybe you can get away with bi-weekly appointments. Or if you don’t have kids, even monthly visits might be fine.
The More Frequent the Appointments, the Better
Just keep in mind that generally, the more frequent your appointments are, the more easily manageable your home will be and the less hours the cleaner will need to spend to get you back to where you want to be.
Move outs and one-time appointments will almost always cost the most per visit because of how intensive the cleaning is and because it’s not an ongoing, regular service.
3. Ask For Reviews Or Ask Friends For Recommendations
Asking friends, family and co-workers who have had hired a house cleaning service before for their recommendation can save you a lot of headaches because you can be relatively sure that if they had a good experience, you will too.
If you don’t have anyone to ask, or want to do your own search, reading up on a companies’ customer reviews can give you an idea of what you’re getting into.
4. Flat Rates and Walk-throughs
Flat rate is better
You know that jaw-dropping cleaning quote that’s so much less than the others?
Yes it sounds great and all but you’ll definitely want to double check to see what you actually get for your money.
Chances are that it’s not and that they’ve grossly under estimated the job.
Which is how you could end up with a additional hours needed to complete it to your satisfaction, thus giving you an extra bill at the end – not such a cheap option now?
Not only that, but the efficiency and effort of the team is not something you will know beforehand.
Do a walk-through
This is one we can’t stress enough.
Once the cleaning has been done, do a walk-through with the cleaner to ensure that nothing has been missed.
This gives you a chance to see if anything was missed or if an area of your home needs a bit more attention to be done a bit better.
Once the cleaners leave, it’s virtually impossible to get them to come back the same day, so make sure everything looks good before they leave.
If you can’t be home at the time of service, make sure to do the walk-through as soon as possible. The more reputable cleaning companies, such as Daisy Bee Clean, have a cleaning service guarantee but you usually have to notify them within 24 hours about any problems.
5. Look For A Better Cleaning Experience
There are advantages and disadvantages to each and those differences lead to huge differences in terms of your experience.
Everything from prompt response to scheduling, appointment reminders, and more, we use technology to create a better customer experience for you.
We’re also up front with the costs or charge you for cleaning add-ons that you don’t need. Our policy is to be transparent, breakdown costs and manage effectively.