If you have been thinking that you would now like to receive a little bit of help with the cleaning of your home, you will want to make sure that you are hiring the best person or company for the job. To help you do that, you will want to review the following points.
A Cleaning-Specific Contract
A contract is important to protect both the worker and the client. Without one, you really cannot say what was or was not agreed upon should there later be any disagreements. The contract should outline things such as the type of cleaning that is expected to be done weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. For example, you might want every floor swept and mopped every week, but the washing of the windows is something you feel will only need done once a month. The contract should also outline the price of the services, as well as the fact that the company or independent contractor should carry their own insurance policy in the event of an accident.
Not only will you need a set schedule for when the house cleaner is to come every week, but you also need to factor for when he or she should arrive for any missed days. For example, there may be days when the cleaner needs to call off sick. There could be a snow storm that is too dangerous for him or her to travel through. There could be a wide variety of reasons for a scheduled cleaning day to be missed. What you need to do is to make sure that you are discussing how the cleaner will make up for that last time. Is it simply skipped and your bill for the month is reduced? Maybe the day will be skipped but extra cleaning will be performed on the next scheduled day. This will ensure that all of the floors, bathrooms, windows, and anything else that gets cleaned is still caught up on.
You will need to know upfront whether the cleaner plans on using your household cleaning products or if he or she plans to bring their own. It might seem strange that a professional cleaner would use the products owned by the client. However, some people actually prefer their own products to be used because they are familiar with the smells, the quality of cleaning that the product gives, and they already know that no one in their home is allergic to the chemicals used in those products. If your cleaner will be bringing cleaning supplies, it is important to make sure that the kinds of products are being discussed. This way, if you are allergic to anything or if you prefer to have products that are friendlier to the environment, it can be discussed.
With those three things in mind, you should have a much easier time making sure that you are finding the best possible professional house cleaner for your needs.
For more information and options, talk with local residential cleaning services directly.