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Why I Do Not Offer Phone Or Email Estimates

http://www6.indep.k12.mo.us_employeesI would like to explain the reasoning behind the no email or phone estimates policy for my cleaning services. The first reason is that they simply end up disappointing both the owner owner and the service provider. How can I or anyone provide you an accurate estimate without first knowing what is the extent of the services required?

For that matter, how can anyone provide an estimate without truly understanding what needs to be done to complete the cleaning process? Consider this; When your cars engine light goes on you take your vehicle to a mechanic. They usually run a diagnostic test which usually runs over a 100 bucks or so to complete. Then they provide an estimate based on the test results. In other words, they need to see what is required to fix your vehicle prior to getting your approval. This may also avoid unpleasant surprises when the bill is presented.

Another reason for not providing sight unseen estimates comes down to perspective and truth. You see everyone’s view of clean is different. What is an acceptable clean to one person may not meet your or my standards. Another reality is that home or apartment owners generally under estimate what the job requires. The consultation allows me to be able determine what are your exact requirements and expectations.

That’s why I take the time to provide a free consultation. One family may require that the refrigerator is cleaned weekly while another wants it done monthly. Some don’t want you in the frig at all. Still others may have a home office or craft room that needs special attention or again, not at all. It all depends on what you need, want, and desire. After the consultation I put everything in writing with my bid which I will provide by email. And that’s how I do business. I’m a one person cleaning crew and that’s all I have time for while I fulfill my caretaker duties for Geri.

Often people want to lock in a lower price over the phone without revealing the true extent of the work that is required. I made the mistake once of providing a bid over the phone sight unseen on a move out clean up of a foreclosure based on the info provided by the realtor. That turned out to be a really bad mistake. The home had no power or water available, when I arrived, but I was expected to be able to clean. He also greatly under estimated (lied) about the work load at the site. With no power or water the job could not be completed. All the realtor wanted was a home that was able to be shown for sale nothing else mattered to him.

Another sad aspect of this scenario is that the realtor had no respect for me as a person. All he cared about was getting this house sold with as little cash outlay as possible. To put it mildly this young man was arrogant and didn’t like being questioned about how I could do the job without power or water. Had I taken the time to have meet with him in person I http://www.9to5.org_local_california_ourwork_events_day-of-action-phone-inwould never had accepted this job for three reasons. There was no power, there was no water and he was rude and arrogant. I learned from this experience and I no longer offer sight unseen estimates.

Scheduling is also a big problem if you have never been to a home previously. Some mostly clean homes can take an unusually long time to clean due to the contents of the home. This is especially true if the home includes many small collectables on shelves that require regular dusting. Every home is different. If you bid a job, sight unseen, for two hours of work, but it takes three and a half hours to complete you can easily run into scheduling problems. This creates extra stress on both the home owner and the service provider.

Now, since I offer regular scheduled cleaning services and will be coming to your home on a regular basis it is important that we feel comfortable with each other. For me, it’s all about trust and relationships. If you can’t respect someone who is willing to clean your toilets then I don’t wish to work for you. It’s really that simple! I’m not interested in just cleaning homes I’m interested in making a difference in your lives by making life just a little more comfortable for you and yours.

Many companies send out different people to clean a home or they may send out cleaning crews. I don’t know about you, but I would not want different people showing up at my home for my regular cleaning service. I would like to see one person, the same person, on a regular basis. And if that’s you, then we should be talking about your needs, wants, and desires, as it relates to cleaning your home.

Some companies like to send out crews that include up to three cleaners at a time. They do this so they can schedule more jobs in a day. But I don’t know about you I don’t want several strangers showing up and then spreading out throughout my home. I had a carpet cleaning company do this to me once and I did like the idea of three strangers in my home at once. I ended up only allowing two into my home. And I kept a very close eye on them both.

As for my current schedule, I usually accept only one cleaning job a day so that I have time to complete my health caretaker duties at home. I do have current openings.

What say you?

I also invite you to visit my home page to learn more about House Cleaning Tucson.

Are you ready to experience a professional and dependable housecleaning service in Tucson? For more information please call 520-248-5183 or email me.

House Cleaning Tucson
814 N Belvedere Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85711

House Cleaning in Tucson For Seniors

Green House Cleaning Tucson LogoHi, if you are new to this blog I would like to welcome you. I also want you to know that I am writing this blog post with the hopes of earning your business. First, I would like to establish that I am a young senior myself. I also would like you to know that I am a one person business that only serves seniors and others who have life limiting illnesses or disabilities.

I believe just about anyone who is healthy can clean a home. And I have no desire to serve those who can clean and maintain a home themselves. However, I have dedicated this business to only serving those who can no longer maintain a home like they would want due to age, disability, or illness.

I recently lost my soul-mate, Geri, in December of 2012. I was her sole caregiver. This gives me a unique perspective when it comes to house cleaning and doing domestic chores. Because of my experiences I have dedicated my life’s work to assisting those who truly need an extra set of hands around the home. House Cleaning Tucson Geri

Originally, I provided only house cleaning services. But that only solved part of the problems that seniors experience. This is why I now offer domestic chores for both inside the home and out. I will gladly pick up your meds at the pharmacy or pick up some eggs at the grocery store. I also can provide light yard maintenance. The whole idea here, for me, is to provide a positive impact in the lives of seniors across Tucson.

All of my services begin with a free in home consultation where we will discuss all of your needs, wants, and desires. I will then produce a detailed written proposal for services. It will also include all fees involved and scheduling options.

What say you?

I also invite you to visit my home page to learn more about Green House Cleaning in Tucson.

Are you ready to experience a professional and dependable housecleaning & domestic chores service in Tucson? For more information please call 520-248-5183 or email me.

House Cleaning Tucson
814 N Belvedere Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85711

House Cleaning Tucson – The Video

Please take a peek and check out House Cleaning Tucson’s first marketing video.

Things have been really crazy lately with my soul mate Geri going through radiation treatments for Lymphoma. Time has been at e real premium, but there is some good news here. She is feeling well enough to drive herself to her Cancer Center for treatments, This provided me time to create and market the first video for my House Cleaning Tucson service. Take a look at then please provide some feedback. Heck, while your at it maybe even tweet it or give it a like.

What say you?

I also invite you to visit my home page to learn more about House Cleaning Tucson.

Are you ready to experience a professional and dependable housecleaning service in Tucson? For more information please call 520-248-5183 or email me.

House Cleaning Tucson
814 N Belvedere Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85711

Cleaning Services For Critically Ill in Tucson

House Cleaning Tucson vacThis post has special meaning for me as I am also a caregiver. My “honey” Geri has been living with a  liver disease for over three years now. Then most recently, she has developed lymphoma, a word I didn’t know how to even spell correctly a few days ago. As her caregiver I do almost everything around the house. This of course means cleaning.

Now, cleaning isn’t a chore that I have ever dreaded. I grew up in a home with 10 other siblings and yes, I was raised Catholic! Even with 13 people in our home I can never remember the house being dirty or cluttered. A lot of this has to do with we all had our chores to do. I usually got stuck doing the dishes.

So clean comes naturally to me. And because of my caregiver I have special insights into how an illness can make simple chores like cleaning the home extremely difficult task for those with a critical illness. This is specifically why this business, House Cleaning Tucson, specializes in providing services for those whose health has been compromised. I really like the idea of assisting those who can no longer clean their own homes or apartments.

My nature is to be compassionate about many things and helping those with limited mobility makes life worth living for me. I already provide these services in my own home so it only seemed natural that I extend my services to others with compromised health. I also really have no interest in cleaning up after someone else’s kids that could clean for themselves. No, my desire to assist those with physical limitations. So if you have found that you or a family member needs cleaning assistance then please do call 520-777-6479 for a free house cleaning consultation.

What say you?

I also invite you to visit my home page to learn more about House Cleaning Tucson.

Are you ready to experience a professional and dependable housecleaning service in Tucson? For more information please call 520-248-5183 or email me.

House Cleaning Tucson
814 N Belvedere Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85711

I Don’t Do Luandry

http://zaclaundry.com/?q=content/company-profileAs a house cleaning provider I compete with maid services that’s just a fact of business. And even though laundry services are never mentioned on these pages I still get calls from those desiring this service. So I thought that I would make it official. House Cleaning Tucson does not provide laundry services. In a pinch, I will through in a load to make someone’s day go easier, but I have no interest in folding someone else’s clothes and then putting them away.

House Cleaning Tucson will stick with merely offering green friendly housecleaning services in central Tucson.

What say you?

I also invite you to visit my home page to learn more about House Cleaning Tucson.

Are you ready to experience a professional and dependable housecleaning service in Tucson? For more information please call 520-248-5183 or email me.

House Cleaning Tucson
814 N Belvedere Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85711

Welcome To House Cleaning Tucson

Welcome To House Cleaning Tucson

Green House Cleaning Tucson - AI wanted to take a moment to say hell-o and to let you know a little bit about myself and my business, House Cleaning Tucson. I am Urban and my business is a green friendly housecleaning that serves central Tucson. For me, green friendly means this, I avoid using harsh chemicals whenever and wherever possible. As an avid outdoors participant I have always had an inclination towards green solutions. This goes all the way back to the 70’s when I first was introduced to recycling.

There is another sound reason for me to take a green approach to cleaning. I have asthma and I am sensitive to VOC’s. I once ended up in the emergency room that was caused by a cleaning spray that I was using. The cleaner sent me into an asthma attack, thus I am very careful about what products that I use in my home and yours! I don’t use any cleaning agents in your home that I don’t already use in my home.

I have limited my business service area to central Tucson. My core customer base is young professionals without children. The other core group is seniors who have health or mobility difficulties and can no longer effectively clean there homes.

As a caregiver, I understand very clearly how illness can effect a home and family. And as a baby boomer I am more than willing to assist other seniors who need some assistance keeping their homes clean. What I am not interested in is cleaning up after someone’s children!

I also have lots of allergy problems. That is why I use a HEPA filter vacuum. Most vacuums create a cloud of dust when they are turned on. That dust cloud contains dirt and allergens from other homes where it was been used. Services that use these types of vacuums introduce someone else’s  dust and dirt into your home every time they are turned on.. And I just don’t see that as a good option. My job is to remove dust and dirt and not to introduce it!

There is another huge reason why you should consider using my service that goes way beyond my years of cleaning experience. I say what I will do and I do what I say plus I show up on time! Not only that, I put everything in writing. This way everyone knows what to expect. I also don’t cut corners! And I don’t schedule back to back appointments so I am not in a hurry to get to my next appointment. I am simply seeking an additional income stream to assist with some of the medical bills.

All of my services are based on the job and not by the hour. This avoids many time related issues as it relates to billing. I also offer a free home cleaning consultation where we get to meet each other to discuss your homes cleaning needs, wants, and desires.

What say you?

I also invite you to visit my home page to learn more about House Cleaning Tucson.

Are you ready to experience a professional and dependable housecleaning service in Tucson? For more information please call 520-248-5183 or email me.

House Cleaning Tucson
814 N Belvedere Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85711