The average American worker spends almost an hour per day doing housework. That’s seven hours per week taken up by boring tasks!
This cleaning time takes away from important hours spent relaxing with family or friends. Wouldn’t you love to free up that extra time?
Hiring a professional maid service can do it.
Let’s take a look at how to find the best cleaner for your home:
1. Always Check References/Reviews Closely
If you’ve never hired a cleaner before, it may be tempting to skip this process and hire whoever your friends suggest.
But, doing your own investigative work before you hire someone is essential. Remember, you’re trusting them to be in your home for multiple hours every week. Finding someone you trust is crucial and the best way to go about this is to ask for references and check them closely or browse their online reviews on multiple sites.
If you’re hiring a professional maid service, make sure they have insurance, a good reputation online and that they’re bonded.
2. Interview Several Professional Maid Services
By getting quotes from multiple companies, you can work out which suits your needs best. During your interview, you should be checking a cleaner’s:
- Available hours and schedule.
- Skills and experience.
- Equipment (and whether it’s eco-friendly).
- Their attitude and professionalism.
You will also be able to find out how this person or company will access your home and whether it’ll be the same person every week.
3. Ask About Rates Early On
When finding the best cleaner, you should take into account how much you’ll be paying them. To do this, first, figure out exactly what you want cleaning in your home every week.
For example, maybe you only want the bathrooms and kitchen cleaned with environmentally friendly products twice a week.
Or, maybe you want chores to be done which you never have time for – such as dusting high places and scrubbing showers.
By requesting a quote, you’ll know in advance exactly how much to budget. This is also a useful figure to have when comparing multiple companies.
Of course, costs can vary depending on whether you have children, pets or are a smoker.
4. Get Everything Down in Writing
When you’ve come to an agreement which you’re comfortable with, it’s essential to get it down in writing. Include details such as:
- Which cleaning products will be used.
- Exact hours and schedule.
- How the cleaner will access your home.
- Costs for regular service and costs for additional services.
By having an exact rate and agreement on paper, it can’t change unexpectedly.
5. Are You Happy with the Cleaning Quality?
When you’ve finally hired a cleaner, you should be paying attention to the quality of their work. If you’re not happy with something – speak up!
Hopefully, you’ll find that your cleaner learns exactly what you like and need over time. But, if it’s been a month and you’re still not happy with their work, it’s time to look for someone else.
Go through this process again until you find a company or cleaner who’s quality you are happy with.
Hire a Professional Maid Service Today!
If you want your home to sparkle but don’t want to lose your important free time, then hiring a professional maid service is a great option.
If you’re looking for quick responses, a green clean program, and full services, request a quote today!