Now that you have made the smart decision of hiring a house cleaning service, you want to make sure that the service provider you hire is one you can rely on. Here are a few questions you may want to ask the company before you hire them –
- Are you Bonded, Licensed and Insured?
Most homeowners will ask their domestic cleaning service but will seldom understand why. While owning a license doesn’t mean more than simply that the business is registered with the state as a business, it can give you a sense of how committed the service provider is towards what they have to offer. Anyone is in the position to start cleaning a home by simply promoting themselves in the classifieds or online. But if they have made the effort to license themselves, you know they are serious about what they do. Bonding is important when you are inviting a stranger into your home. This is a type of insurance a business will buy to cover the risks of an employee stealing from you. On the other hand, an insurance protects you as a homeowner from potential accidents the cleaner may have on your property such as falling off the ladder, slipping while mopping the floors or getting cut by a broken class.
- How many people will Come into my House?
Different cleaning services may choose to bring in different numbers of people into your home for each job. The biggest advantage of having just one person come and do all the work is that you can build a direct and trusting relationship with that person. Furthermore, in case something goes wrong, you know whom to hold responsible. On the other hand, the advantage of having multiple people visit your home is the surety of getting expert service for every job that needs to be done.
Finally, make sure you ask the service provider how much their services will cost you. This will help you make your final decision regarding hiring a cleaning company.