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Tips for Hiring a House Cleaning Service

Hiring a house cleaning service is a personal decision. After all, you'll be letting strangers inside your home. Some may view this as an invasion of their privacy, but of course, it's just a job for these cleaners. As someone who needs their services, it's your job to choose the right provider.

Here are tips you can keep in mind as you look around for the best choice you've got:

Referrals and Research

Choosing a pet stain removal and house cleaning service is much like choosing a doctor or a lawyer. A referral works magically! If you want a good house cleaner, ask your friends and relatives if they can recommend someone. You can also ask your coworkers, neighbors or anyone you trust enough to give you an honest referral. And just like you would research the background of your prospective doctor or lawyer, take time to know your potential cleaner's history and reputation in the business.

Phone Interview

You may skip this part if you got your prospect from someone you completely trust. Otherwise, it's always wise to make that call and have a phone interview. Cleaning companies will usually send people to your home to give you a free consultation and estimate. Before you let them do that, it's nice to be able to talk to them on the phone and ask them a few important things. For example, what types of products do they usually use? Are they licensed and bonded (for your security against theft or damage)? How many years have they been in this business? Can they give you client references you can call?

Individual Cleaner vs. Cleaning Company

If haven't tried hiring a upholstery cleaning service before, you may be uncertain about calling one or hiring an individual cleaner instead. In general, individual cleaners provide a more personalized service, but a major issue some homeowners deal with is when the cleaner can't come for work and there will be no one to take their place. If you hire a cleaning company, someone will always be there at your door when you need them. Also, company cleaners are insured are bonded, so that means you are more secured against theft and damage.

Keeping Your Home As Is

Finally, one mistake many people make when calling in a house cleaner for an estimate, is cleaning up their home before the visit. This is not a good practice because the guy from the company will not be able to give you an accurate quote. Keep your home in its "normal" state so they can give a more correct assessment of the job. Otherwise, you could end up paying surprise charges, which should have been transparent if they had known the extent of the job from the beginning.