What to Expect from Your Housecleaner
Housecleaning can be hired for weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly schedules or on a one-time basis. Quotes on service depend on a number of factors, such as the size and condition of the home, the frequency of service, the amount of clutter, the number of pets, and the amount of work the homeowner is requesting. To obtain the most accurate quote, homeowners should meet with the housecleaning service at the homeowner’s place of residence.
Homeowners should be very up-front about their needs and what they are looking for in a candidate. Before hiring a home cleaning service, homeowners should be as specific as possible in what the exact duties and expectations are, including which rooms should be cleaned and how often service will be needed.
It may be helpful to go through each room of the house and write down the list of expectations for the individual rooms. This way, both parties are clear on what needs to be done. Remember that the amount of work a homeowner expects a maid to do is directly proportional to the amount of time the work will take.
A good home cleaning service will provide consistent, high-quality service, but that requires a period of learning. Any company can provide a great performance in the first cleaning, and some companies will send their best cleaning staff to the first appointment to make a good initial impression. Many customers evaluate a home cleaning service based on this initial cleaning, but this is inadequate. Customers should evaluate a home cleaning service based on how the company handles customer feedback and how the company performs over a period of time.
In a great home cleaning service, you should see initial cleaning that is of respectable quality, but may not yet be optimized for the individual household, as that requires a learning period. In the next three to five sessions, cleaning quality should go up each time, as the service provider actively pursues customer feedback. And once the service is sure of the customer’s needs and expectations, the cleaning service should remain at reliably high levels of quality over a long period of time.