Juggling between work and family and of course household chores can be quite time consuming and sometimes stressful. Add other social obligations like taking kids to their sporting activities during weekends, and there you have it – you have become too time poor you cannot afford to give your place a good dose of cleaning it needs. This is where a professional domestic cleaning service comes in handy. Most domestic cleaners will easily take care of all cleaning requirements as instructed and their costs are reasonably affordable.
Usually, domestic cleaning services will offer to clean your home on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. Depending on your individual circumstances such as your budget, the cleanliness state of you home, you may decide that you need a one-off or regular domestic cleaning. Some of the duties you will need performed include dusting, vacuuming, wiping surfaces, washing and ironing clothes, doing the dishes and mopping the floors, just to mention a few. Some services will even remove cobwebs, clean your fireplace and in fact do anything to help out as required. This is why it is very important to choose the right domestic cleaning company to avoid ending up with dodgy operators.
As you can appreciate, once you have decided to engage a domestic cleaner, it is important to carry out your due diligence to ensure you not only get value for your money but, very importantly, ensure that you are dealing with the right people you can trust with your home. The first step therefore is to check if the company has got enough experience by doing background checks such as visiting the company website, requesting references and contacting people who have offered testimonials. Other issues you should consider include insurance details of the domestic cleaner, their personal identification and their police clearance. The latter is important because it is one way to ensure you are not engaging criminals.
Once you have done your due diligence and decided to engage your chosen domestic cleaner, it is also important to take time and think about their induction to the tasks you want them to perform. It is always good to prepare a list of all these tasks but be mindful that most domestic cleaners charge per hour. On average, a regular cleaner would take two hours to clean an average home.
You may also need to know the kind of equipment and chemicals the domestic cleaning company/cleaner uses. Are their chemicals safe and nontoxic? Are they environmentally friendly? This is important in case you have your own preferences and perhaps willing to provide your own equipment as some cleaning businesses might for example accept to reduce their price if the customer chooses to provide their own equipment and chemicals.
Allow some time to know your cleaners and fully appreciate their service. Once you have developed a relationship and you are happy of the results you are getting, you may find it easier to give them the keys to your house so they may come in and clean when you are not there. Voila, that is all it takes.
Provided you consider the key points discussed above, you should have no problems at all in hiring the right professional domestic cleaning service. Your home will be kept sparkling clean and your schedule of activities will not be disturbed.
Final point: If you are a commercial cleaning customer, the same hints provided above apply.