|23 January 2015|
What To Look For In A Cleaning Agency
There are a number of different reasons why you may find yourself in need of f a professional cleaning service. Sometimes domestic cleaning just becomes too much for one individual. Thankfully, there are a number of home cleaning services available for your assistance. When you are contacting different agencies, it is important that you find the right fit you and your cleaning needs. Take the following tips into considering when hiring someone to assist you with house cleaning. - Get recommendations: ask around with your neighbours, family and friends to see if they have hired a cleaning company in the past. They may have a really good recommendation and be able to give you the contact details of a trusted cleaner. This is important information as often work of mouth recommendations can be the most reliable as it is open and honest feedback between friends. - Check the websites: read over the websites of numerous cleaning companies thoroughly. As you read, ask yourself some of the following questions to decide if they are a serious contender. Is the website professional looking? Are the services listed easily? Can I get a free quote? Are the contact details easy to find?- Ask questions: if you have any questions about anything, you should feel comfortable to ask. You can either send the company an email or ring up and chat to the customer service representative. The response you get, written or verbal, can be a good indication of the companies work ethos and values. If you get short, sharp and unfriendly replies, the company may not be worth your time. You want to look out for friendly and polite responses to your queries and make sure you feel valued by the person you are talking to. This communication is the first point of call with the company so you want a good impression at their end!- Make a list: make some firm decisions about what type of cleaning service you are looking for. Is it general house dusting and sweeping? Are there rooms you don’t want the cleaner entering? Do you have any breakable or valuable items you don’t want to be touched? Think carefully room by room as to what you want cleaned by the agency and what you want to keep private. You have every right to lock certain items and confidential papers away for your and your family’s privacy. Make sure you are able to clearly articulate to the cleaning agency what it is you are looking for from their services.- Be friendly: once you have hired a cleaning agency, you may be a little nervous about the cleaner coming into your home. It can be daunting letting a stranger into your home, so it is advisable to be there on the first session for a meet and greet. This way you can also show the cleaner around and be specific about what needs cleaning. Just remember to be friendly and polite. The cleaner is still a human and will likely want to make a good impression on you. This is someone who you will hopefully have a long term relationship with so you want to get off on the right foot. Treat the expert with respect and hospitality and this will become a mutual thing. You should always feel comfortable with the cleaner you hire and have trust in their ability to take care of your home.
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