How to Choose the Right Cleaning Services
Cleaning services can make a home or business sparkle and keep it well maintained. Here are some tips while choosing one:
Reputation: The person or crew that is cleaning your abode or business should come highly recommended.
Get word of mouth referrals from friends, family members and business associates. If the cleaners haven’t done work for people that you personally know, get a list of customers and call each of them to obtain feedback. Professionals should be bonded and have a business license so that you are protected from damage to property or any liability issues.
Fees: It is important to discuss fees up front. Some cleaning services charge per hour while others have costs per visit. Prices also vary depending on how often they come.
The more visits per month, the cheaper each visit usually is. This is like buying in bulk, and also assures that them that cleanliness is kept at a certain level so each visit takes less time. Certain big jobs will cost extra, such as waxing and stripping floors or cleaning carpets.
Chores Performed: Ask what regular services are included in a visit. Make a list of what you want to have done and see if your needs align with what they offer.
Cleaning Products: When it comes to cleansers, there are a couple of choices to make. One decision will be about who will provide the products. Some services supply the products, while others prefer that the homeowner or business manager supply the cleansers.
Another important consideration is what type of chemicals that will be used. Green products are those that are free of toxins and are therefore healthier for both the inhabitants of the building and the environment. Some of the chemicals in classic, old-fashioned products can be highly toxic and cause adverse reactions in certain people.
Taxes and liability: When hiring a person or company to clean your property, it is important to make certain that they have insurance and pay their own taxes, as an independent contractor, or under a business organization. If a company or homeowner hires a person who is not licensed, they will become an employer of the cleaners and therefore liable for taxes and workers’ compensation.
Talk to your accountant and make an informed decision before hiring someone to clean your house or office building.
When good cleaning services are looking after one’s property, it can make a home or office building more comfortable and attractive to be in. Having an environment that looks neat and tidy can be a wonderful thing.