We understand that homeowners may have questions and concerns regarding cleaning services. After all, hiring a professional cleaner means that an unknown person will clean your kitchen, living room, and even your bedroom! However, knowing what to expect from a cleaning service can help you feel more comfortable (and you will learn that some cleaning companies take your safety very seriously). In this blog post, we summarized the highlights of a professional house cleaning service.
Before the cleaning
When you hire a house cleaning service, there is no reason to do a pre-cleaning—cleaners have seen it all! When you are honest about how messy your home is, your cleaning company will know your real needs and will focus on them. However, there are some things you could do before the maid arrives:
Ensure your home is clutter-free
Clutter turns cleaning into a time-consuming task. Professional cleaners won’t expect to find a cluttered home because it can hinder their cleaning and diminish results. The minutes a maid spends picking up and organizing stuff is valuable cleaning time. Ensure your home is clutter-free at the maid’s arrival.
Grant access to your home
Professional cleaners know that many of their clients have a busy schedule, so you don’t need to be home at the maid’s arrival. How the cleaner will access your home should be accorded beforehand to ensure the cleaning will begin on time.
During the cleaning service
What does a professional maid do?
Cleaning companies should present a checklist to clarify which tasks include every service. Usually, professional cleaners can clean, dust, vacuum, and mop a two-bedroom house in roughly two hours. Cleaning services are highly customizable because every home has different needs. Companies commonly offer regular and deep cleaning, and they could offer a list of specific cleaning chores to do upon request. However, professionals may leave tasks out of their cleaning services due to safety or insurance-related reasons, like climbing or lifting heavy stuff.
Should I stay while professionals clean?
Professionals should be able to perform every cleaning task without needing you around. Cleaning companies often disclose to their clients how they select their employees to ensure they are trustworthy. You don’t need to be at home during the cleaning; however, you can choose to stay.
Who brings the cleaning supplies?
Cleaning companies commonly use their own equipment and supplies. If you want them to use a specific cleaning product or tool, let us know during the booking process. Cleaning companies should use top-quality and eco-friendly cleaning products. However, procedures like disinfection require effective sanitizers.
What about pets?
Pets are important members of the family, and every house cleaner knows it. Cleaning techniques and products should be pet-friendly. However, your best option is to keep them away while cleaners do their job to prevent distractions and maximize results.
After the cleaning service
Payment and tipping
Cleaning companies usually don’t mind if you tip the cleaners in cash. Online payment is the safest choice, and companies commonly charge you after cleaning. However, the company should disclose payment methods from the moment of booking.
Enjoy your clean home!
Clients should be happy after a quality home cleaning, but cleaning companies are always ready to hear from you and make amends if something goes wrong. If your cleaning company assigned you an account manager, you should be able to contact them with every doubt or concern you may have.
Now you know what to expect from a cleaning service. If you have any questions about Alpine Maids services, click here. We are always honest about our services and prices; no hidden fees, no surprises. Get your free quote online!