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If you’re feeling overwhelmed by everything you have going on, it’s time to take house cleaning off your plate. Cleaning companies are available to help you out with all your cleaning needs. Now more than ever, you want to know your house is safe and clean.

To help answer questions, we’ve rounded up a few things to ask your cleaning representative. From how the rates are determined to how often you’d like your house cleaned, here’s our go-to guide for hiring your cleaning professional. You’re already one step closer to a sparkling clean house.

1. How Do You Set Your Rates?

One of your biggest concerns when it comes to hiring a house cleaning company is their rates. You want to make sure you understand how their rates are set. Rates will most often depend on the size of your home.

Your cleaning professional will ask how many bedrooms and bathrooms you have. This will help them determine how many hours and how many home cleaners they will need.

In addition to the size of your home, the type of cleaning you choose will also set your rates. A deep clean or a move-out clean will cost different than a regular weekly home cleaning.

2. What’s Included in House Cleaning Services

Your house cleaning will include a variety of services. Your floors, countertops, surfaces, and sinks will all be clean. You’ll also have your showers, bathtubs, vanities, and mirrors cleaned.

If you’d like, you can also add-on window, baseboard, and bed cleaning. If needed, they can also clean inside your refrigerator, oven, and microwave. You can add as many add-ons as you like.

3. Do You Do Laundry?

If you’d like laundry done while your maid service is there, this isn’t a problem. Specify you’d like laundry done and it will go into your estimate. Your home cleaners can also change your bed sheets if you request it.

You can wash your own sheets and have them ready in your room for your cleaner to make the bed. Any laundry you’d like done, you can leave it in a designated area or the laundry room.

4. Will You Do the Dishes?

Your home cleaners will always tidy up your sink and countertops. If you have a few dirty dishes in your sink, your cleaner will take care of them.

If you’d like, your home cleaner can also load and start your dishwasher. If you’d like your clean dishes put away, note this for your estimate so the company can price accordingly.

After your cleaning service, you’ll love coming home to an empty sink. There’s nothing worse than scrubbing pans after a long day at work.

5. What if I Have More Than One Home?

If you have more than one home or another property, you’d like to clean, let your cleaning professionals know. They can give you a better estimate if you tell them all the dwellings you’d like cleaned.

This can be helpful if you own a multi-family unit or apartment building. You can also schedule cleanings for a vacation property you own. After your guests have left, your cleaning service can come in to clean, change bedding, and disinfect.

6. What Products Do I Need to Provide?

You’ll never need to provide your own cleaning products unless you’d like to. Your cleaning crew will bring everything they need to clean and disinfect your home.

If you would like a special product used, specify this when you schedule your cleaning. Anything, in particular, you leave for your cleaning crew can be used upon request.

7. What Products Do You Use?

If you’d like a list of products used to clean your home, ask your professional. Everything used is safe and designed to kill bacteria and leave your home looking and smelling great.

If you have a specific allergy or question, don’t hesitate to ask. If you have a question about COVID-19, as your cleaning professionals about the precautions taken.

8. How Do I Prep For My Cleaning?

To prep for your cleaning, it can be helpful to pick up things off the floor. This isn’t necessary but it can help speed things along. Other than that, there is no need to clean before your cleaning crew arrives.

Let your professionals take care of everything. If you need to relay any special instructions, give your cleaning crew a call beforehand to let them know anything you need.

9. How Will You Get Into My Home?

There is no need to be home when your cleaning crew arrives. Before your cleaning, you can leave entry instructions with a representative. Whether you leave a spare key or have a doorman, just let your cleaning company know how to get in.

If you’d like to be home when your crew arrives, this is no problem. You’re welcome to stay in your home while the cleaning crew does their work.

10. What if I Have Pets?

If you have a pet, they are also welcomed to stay in the home. Notify your cleaning representative when you’re booking the services that you have a pet. If your pet is scared or needs extra care, you can designate a safe space for them.

11. Will You Leave a Room Uncleaned if Asked?

If you are working at home and prefer, we don’t clean your office, that is no problem. The same goes for a room with a sleeping baby or an anxious pet. Let your cleaning crew know which room you would like to leave.

12. How Often Will You Clean?

You can schedule a cleaning as often as you’d like. You can schedule a one-time clean or set-up reoccurring service.

Services can take place weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. You can also schedule cleans before or after a move.

There are also deep cleans and post-construction cleans available. You can hire services for commercial spaces and workplaces whenever you need as well. 

Top Questions to Ask Cleaning Companies

Hiring cleaning companies will help make sure your household needs are taken care of. Whether you’re looking to save time or hassle, a professional cleaning crew can give you some much-needed peace of mind.

If you’re ready to get your cleaning services booked, fill out the contact form here to get a quote. All that’s left is to sit back and enjoy your clean home.