This is the fourth post in a series that I call Questions To Ask Before Hiring A House Cleaning Service. Today, I will be exploring who do you want cleaning your home.
When selecting a home cleaning service you have lots of options to chose from. And it is important that you understand what you are willing to accept before you start the looking process. Think about this; you are inviting someone into your home and you and your families lives will be on full display. Now, that I have your attention let’s look at some options.
You could go on Craigslist and simply hire the first cleaning provider that you find. And that might actually work well for you, but it might not goes as you planned. Most service providers on Craigslist and similar sites are considered freelancers. After all, anyone can place and add on these sites with no references.
Some freelancers simply provide a phone number in their ads and you can contact them by email. Some of these freelancers actually operate as a business but out of their homes. They might have a website and better yet they may have a Google+ business listing that includes an actual business (home) address.
Then you have cleaning services that are full time businesses with real offices just like any other business. This group is divided into local businesses and local franchise operations. These “established” businesses offer some benefits that generally are not available from the freelancers. They are usually bonded, licensed, and insured.
The major drawback with these companies is their business overhead. It costs to be licensed, bonded, insured, and to have a brick and mortar location. There are additional costs as well and these costs are built into their pricing structure. This makes them the more expensive option but they do generally offer more security for the home owner.
You will also need to determine whether you will be present during the cleaning process or not. If you are not going to be present you will need to make arrangements in advance. If you have pets you will also need to make arrangements for them while the cleaning is accomplished.
You will need to decide how many people will be present while your home is cleaned. If you have large home you might want to consider having a cleaning crew be present.
Then you should be honest with yourself when it comes to race, religion, immigration status, and gender. Are any of these an issue with you? If so, you should be prepared to address these before you hire someone. For those with any of these issues you will definitely benefit by having an in home consultation. This will allow you to chose someone that meets your personal beliefs. If you hire a company that cannot assure you who will show up you could be in for a really big surprise some day.
I make it a point on my website and in my ads to state that I am a mature English speaking Irish/American male. So if anyone is uncomfortable with let’s say me being a male they will know up front. I have talked people who were uncomfortable having a male house cleaner. And that’s ok with me. You just need to know what you are willing to accept.
What say you?
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