8 Simple Steps To Finding A Great House Cleaning Service
Finding a house cleaning service can be a difficult and frustrating task. If you are like the average homeowner, dealing with work, family, and other priorities can make cleaning your home yourself a challenge and one that you’d sooner avoid. There are hundreds of cleaning services that serve the Atlanta area, specifically the Johns Creek Georgia area and surrounding suburbs. They are ready and willing to do the work for you. Because there are so many companies available, knowing how to choose and hire a house cleaning service can seem like an overwhelming task, but if you follow the 8 Step Guide that I have prepared for you, you can pick the best option.
Step 1 – Decide What Needs To Be Cleaned
Decide what areas of your home need to be cleaned before choosing a cleaning service. For example, are there rooms that are off-limits or specific areas that are more important for the service to focus on? Do you want them to do windows and laundry too or only standard cleaning, such as dusting and mopping? Once you know what you need, you can build a list of requirements to narrow down candidates, as some companies don’t offer a full range of services.
Step 2 – Gather A List Of Cleaning Companies
Ask family, friends, or neighbors for referrals. Many customers may be happy to share a positive experience with you, and they may even be eligible for a bonus through the cleaning company if you choose its service. Check out the Internet and do searches for cleaning companies that service your area. For instance, if you lived in Alpharetta Georgia, you might Google the term “Home Cleaners Alpharetta Georgia” and look at the websites of the first couple or three pages of listings.
Step 3 – Narrow The List
Reduce the list of potential companies to a manageable number of candidates. You should use several criteria to do this:
- Eliminate any companies that are not bonded and insured. Should any accidents happen during cleaning or any theft occur while the service is there, a bonded and insured service will take responsibility. If you choose a service that doesn’t have these, the responsibility will be yours as the homeowner.
- Eliminate companies that don’t have a website, or whose website doesn’t look good, work properly and provide complete information about their services and have customer feedback and testimonials. If the company doesn’t have the resources to produce a good website and do a great job on their own website, then they may disappoint you with the quality of work they do in your home.
- Contact the potential services to ask if their maids are legal residents and what type of background checks they have gone through for screening to make sure their maids are responsible and haven’t committed any crimes. If they don’t do proper screening, you need to eliminate the company.
- Eliminate companies that don’t offer a reasonable guarantee of satisfaction. It should be straightforward and something that protects YOUR interests.
Collins Cleaning Company team members are licensed, bonded, and insured, they are all legal residents that are authorized to work in the USA, and they have undergone background checks to insure your property is safe when we are there. We have a fantastic website with testimonials and reviews from our clients. We have zero unresolved issues. Visit our website and then get a free, no obligation quote for cleaning services in and around Johns Creek, GA.
Step 4 – Ask For A Consultation
Ask your field of candidates to provide you with a free consultation. This usually involves having a representative come to your home to review the work to be done and giving you their price for the cleaning work. Be skeptical of a company that isn’t willing to offer this because you both should be aware of what is expected before the job begins.
Collins Cleaning Company will happily give you a consultation regarding your premises. We want to earn your business.
Step 5 – Flat Fee vs. Hourly Rate
Choose a company that offers one flat fee as opposed to a per-hour charge. With a per-hour charge, you run the risk of the maids moving slower in order to collect a bigger paycheck. A flat fee almost always works out better for all concerned. The cleaners can get your work done at a pace that allows them to earn more income by doing more jobs per day. You are protected by their satisfaction guarantee, so they won’t hurry and do a poor job – it takes twice as long to redo a bad job as it does to do it right the first time.
Collins Cleaning Company only does business on a flat fee basis. You will never be surprised at the charge for a cleaning of your premises when you hire us.
Step 6 – Choose Value Over Price
Avoid letting the “cheapest price” be your determining factor. If one service is significantly less expensive than others, there may be a reason why. Be wary of a deal that’s too good to be true, and investigate a really good deal thoroughly to find out what kind of service you’ll actually be getting. Chances are they’re taking some sort of shortcut or have a bad reputation, and you’ll want to be aware of what you’re getting into before committing.
While we may not be the cheapest cleaning company that you can hire, we definitely are the best. The price you pay will be more than worth the value you receive when you trust Collins Cleaning Company to do your residential or commercial cleaning.
Step 7 – Check The Chemicals
Ask what kind of chemicals the service uses during its cleaning process. If you have children, pets, or allergies, knowing what’s in the cleaners is essential. If the company refuses to tell you or if it uses cleaning agents with toxic ingredients, choose another service for your needs. ON the other hand, look positively on a company that is willing to tell you and even more positively on one that will make arrangements to meet special needs or requests in terms of the cleaning agents that they use.
Collins Cleaning Company will happily disclose all the chemicals we use during the cleaning of your premises. We will also be happy to work with you to use special cleaning agents to accomodate any special needs you may have.
Step 8 – Take A Trial Run
Don’t Make long term contractual commitments. Hire the best choice and give them a trail run of one or two cleanings to see how they do and how well they follow your instructions in cleaning the areas that you designate. After you do that, and they perform well, then find out if they offer discounted rates for committed service intervals.
If you follow these steps, you should be able to find a house cleaning service that will meet your needs for house cleaning and give you piece of mind that your home will be thoroughly clean and your processions will be safe and protected from theft.