Selecting the best house cleaning service isn’t always as simple as it may seem.
And as with any life decision, you must gather information and consider various factors to make a decision you’re going to be happy with. That’s what really matters, right? To keep things simple, we offer guidelines to help ensure your personal comfort, pick satisfactory skill set (reliability), and allocate right budget.
Trust: It’s imperative that you can trust both the cleaning company and the individual(s) who will be cleaning your house.
Are they personable? And do they “feel” trustworthy? Follow your gut instinct. Look at the client reviews, ask around, and interview the company to inquire as to how long they’ve been in business, along with their company vision. These bits of information help you determine the trust factor.
Competence: Next, verify the cleaning company has the skills and tools to satisfy your needs. Make certain you know your needs and expectations and that cleaning personnel understand them and can deliver on all counts, particularly when your cleaning needs or budget changes.
It’s important that you are happy with the specific cleaning person doing the job. Life is full of all sorts of people and you’re bound to run into a few whom you just don’t “click” with. That’s okay, but not if you entrust one of them to clean your house. Of course, some people trust the company and don’t really care who does the job for them. This is logical but on the other hand, others want to know the exact person cleaning their home, so they can establish a personal connection with someone who will get to know them intimately.
Affordability: Even with a licensed and bonded individual, cheap service by a “freelance cleaning lady” does not offer the security of a professional cleaning service. Large, internationally franchised companies charge equally large fees to cover their large numbers of employees—without a guarantee of competence. However, there’s a affordable option that provides the competence and professionalism you deserve at a price you can afford.
Mid-sized cleaning companies like us, MississaugaHouseCleaning, offer moderately priced, secure, and flexible cleaning services.
Obtain and compare fee estimates.
Cheaper services offer to do the job at an hourly rate, but they ask for a longer time to do same job. Beware this selling tactic. Ask for an estimate and compare them.
For instance, a “freelance cleaning lady” might clean a customer’s house in 6 hours for just $25 per hour for a total fee of $150, whereas we at MississaugaHouseCleaning Inc. would complete the same job in just 3.5 hours, charging $140 and doing a better job by employing adequately trained and closely supervised staff who following company’s cleaning procedure.
Know the difference between a good cleaning service and an excellent one.
Think about it. The freelance cleaning lady doesn’t have a company to stand behind her, to ensure she’s trained properly and thoroughly, to equip her with the newest technologies available, and to make certain she meets professional standards. What happens when she gets sick, takes a holiday, or has to care for an ill child or family member? What happens if she simply becomes fatigued and starts to underperform? You’re stuck trying to find someone else to get the job done.
These scenarios don’t mean medium and larger size cleaning services companies fit everyone’s need or preference. However, those are some common complaints we frequently hear from the new customers. We listen carefully to their concerns and make certain we alleviate their previous issues, so they can trust we will do the job right, minus the headaches and worries.
Common complaints about big companies include: expensive, inconsistent cleaning quality; overcharged, impersonal, and undervalued service; a high turnover rate in cleaning staff in general; and, discomfort in cleaning arrangements from the start.
We have seen these problems and we understand their source, so we can resolve them proactively.