Are you interested in hiring house cleaning services, but unsure of which one will fit the bill? Do you need someone to come help you maintain your house, but not the top to bottom clean? If so, then you need to learn all you can about the questions to ask before hiring a house cleaner.
These questions can help you dissect which cleaning company is the best fit for your needs. That way, you can get a higher return on your investment.
See below for an in-depth guide on all of the questions you should ask before hiring a home cleaner.
1. What Services Do You Offer?
Imagine hiring a house cleaning service for a deep clean, only to find out that they only offer maintenance-style of cleaning. That won’t give you the in-depth cleaning that you were hoping for.
You want to make sure that the house cleaner you hire can provide all the necessary services you need and none of the ones you don’t. This will help you maximize your budget.
Here at Hubbard’s Maid Service, we offer three different tiers for all our customers. First up is our top to bottom deluxe clean; this is where we do it all. We hand-wipe things like ceiling fans, baseboards, trim, windowsills, blinds, and moldings.
We clean and sanitize bathtubs, showers, toilets, all sinks, mirrors, countertops, stovetops, the inside/outside of your microwave, and more. We vacuum and mop all floors, stairs, and rugs. By the time we leave, your house will be spotless.
Second is our maintenance cleaning. With this service, our job is to help you maintain a clean house but offer a lower-priced option. We clean all surfaces, such as your toilets, the front of appliances, all sinks, furniture, and more.
Lastly is our vacant home cleaning, where we offer a thorough and deep clean before you move in or after you’ve moved out.
2. Are You Insured?
You might not think it, but there will always be a bit of risk when it comes to house cleaning. Whether you’re doing it yourself or hiring a professional to do it, mistakes can happen. That’s why it’s important to ensure that you’re protected.
Whenever you reach out to a cleaning company to inquire, be sure to ask them whether or not they have business insurance in place. Don’t forget to ask about the specific types of coverage they have.
All it takes is one mistake, such as a maid damaging your property or getting injured on the job, to complicate matters. If the cleaning service you hired doesn’t have insurance, you could be left on the hook to cover the damage yourself.
Business insurance is a great way to protect the company, the workers, and the clients (you). No matter what occurs, an insurance provider can help compensate you for the accident and prevent you from a financial setback.
Make sure to ask for specifics such as business liability insurance and/or workers’ compensation. These help you get protection from any type of accident that may occur.
3. Where Do You Find Your Cleaners?
You may like the person that you’re speaking to on the phone, but are they the ones that will be cleaning your house? Likely, they won’t be.
For that reason, you need to find out a bit more about whoever will be inside your property. Where does the company find them? Are they full-time workers under the company or does the cleaning service subcontract them?
If they hire subcontractors, then you may not be happy with the result. you want to make sure the company hires their cleaners and does everything they can to train them.
Here at Hubbards Maid Service, all of our cleaning techs are employees. They are each put through an intensive background-screening process before we hire them, then trained by a member of our experienced managerial staff.
4. Are Cleaning Supplies Included?
You’d be surprised how many cleaning services out there don’t have their equipment. Imagine the shock of hiring one that you expected to have cleaning supplies, but didn’t.
Make sure to ask the cleaning service you hire whether they provide cleaning supplies and, if so, what equipment they use. It never hurts to have a broad idea!
You might also ask what cleaning solutions they use and whether or not those solutions are child and pet-friendly. Many services these days are prioritizing eco-friendly cleaning solutions as well.
5. Do You Have Any Specials?
If you’re going to be spending the money on a house cleaner anyways, then you may as well see if you can receive some discounts! Make sure to ask about this on your first call.
Here at Hubbard’s Maid Service, we offer several awesome specials. We give free cleanings to anyone that refers a friend to us.
We also have $50 off our general cleaning, as well as 50-percent off of our top-to-bottom cleaning service when you purchase 6 consecutive weekly or bi-weekly cleanings. We love to help take care of those that support our business!
Hiring a House Cleaner: Use These Questions Wisely
Now that you have seen an in-depth article on all of the questions you should ask before hiring a house cleaner, be sure to use these to your advantage.
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