You are overworked and short on time, but you want a clean home! How do you go about getting that? The answer is that you hire the right home cleaning service to suit your needs.
If you have always cleaned your own home, and this is your first experience with seeking out a home cleaning service, then ask others who use a cleaning company for their homes, who they use. Find out how much they pay on an hourly basis to the cleaners and how often they come by to do their housecleaning job. Cleaning Hanover is an excellent resource for this.
Place a call to the company over the phone and be proactive in your approach. Asking the right questions can make all of the difference in the world. The order that you ask questions in does not matter. What matters is that you ask all of the questions you need to ask to find out the information that can assist you in making the most appropriate decision.
How long has the service been in business? The longer the home cleaning service has been around the better it is for you. Contact the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to find out if any complaints have ever been filed against the company. Doing this is not underhanded but is good investigative work. You can never be too safe in this regard!
Does the cleaning company have insurance? The answer you want to hear is yes they do. If you get a no, then you need to call and talk with other companies. If you hire a company without insurance and one of the cleaners gets hurt in your house or something gets broken then you are responsible for paying the damages and this will affect your homeowners insurance.
When talking to the owners or manager of the company find out if the employees are screened, bonded, licensed and insured. Make sure you ask about all of these aspects. You want to know that every employee has had a criminal background check and that if something goes wrong in your home (such as something turns up missing) that you will be compensated accordingly.
Some companies that offer cleaning services do not hire their own employees but instead send out contractors or third party suppliers or vendors. You want to select a home cleaning service that hires its own employees to do the work. You do not want anyone else showing up at your home.
Before hiring a home cleaning service to descend upon your home with their supplies you need to know exactly what jobs they are willing to do and which ones they do not do. For instance some companies do windows, others do not. Some will do your laundry, others will not. Some will clean ovens, others will not. If you have a specific task in mind then ask the individual you speak with on the phone if that is something that the workers would be able to do for you.