These days more and more people are turning to cleaning services or maids to manage the chore of cleaning their homes. While having some help around the house is a big time-saver, actually hiring a housekeeping service can be a tedious and time-consuming process.
Where do you start?
Many people are not sure about the best way to find a suitable cleaning service. For most people, they choose to obtain a referral from a friend, or family member or read online reviews. When you’re doing your homework consider the benefits of hiring a cleaning service company vs an individual. While it may be a little cheaper to hire an individual, you could be putting yourself at bigger risk of them not performing the service in a reasonable time frame or not showing up at all. With a reputable cleaning service, there is also usually more flexibility with scheduling and the backing of a brand behind the service you’re getting.
It’s important to do your homework when deciding on a cleaning service because having someone you trust in your home with all your important possessions is no small task. With this list of questions, you’ll feel more in control and have clearer expectations for your potential housecleaning service.
2. How much experience do you have
While it may be tempting to go with the cleaning service that quotes you the least, are you sure they’re going to know the best & most efficient way to clean your home? That kind of knowledge only comes with experience.
5. Do your staff have background checks?
While most cleaning companies conduct background checks as standard, hiring an independent individual means being responsible for doing a background screening yourself.
6. Is your company insured or bonded?
Even with the most trustworthy cleaning service, this is still important to ask as accidents happen. Ensuring your cleaning service has a policy for if something gets damaged, broken, or goes missing will give you peace of mind.
Lastly, before you go off to enjoy all the spare time you’ll save with a cleaning service, make sure any agreed upon service comes with a written contract. This not only helps outline expectations but also helps avoid any unwanted surprises down the road.
Ready to take the plunge or have more questions about what services we can help you with? Contact our team at Peak Janitorial today!
It's starting to feel like it's getting cold out here in Mainland Vancouver. Are you getting ready to swap your summer clothing to sweaters, jackets and rain boots? Well, this could very well be a great time for you to declutter your home. If you are planning to declutter your space and your closet, these important tips could give you a head-start!
Do more with less
It's a great start to ask these questions: “Why do I want this? Will I use this? Do I still like this?” Let's answer these questions honesty and start piling up the things that you haven't used for years. Find a local charity, and get them a new home! Now that you have the essentials only in your home, you're more likely to use those things.
Think about your space
Not everyone has a space for a giant drawer but everyone needs some sort of storage. Browse through Ikea catalogue and see how you can make your small space work with the furnitures. If you have kiddos, choose wisely your furniture and think of ways to help them help you. What we mean is this, if you plan to have your kiddos help you with cleaning their mess, don't have furnitures with drawers that are too high for them. Opt for something like Ikea trofast so the kids can help you clean the mess, ofcourse if or when they are willing to do that.
Having the best for you and your family is about being surrounded by all things healthy, natural & non-toxic. You will be able to make different kinds of cleaners using everyday ingredients around your home. Here are our top four tips that we selected for you all:
Aside from the obvious reason of keeping a professional appearance, cleaning your carpets helps prevent the buildup of dust, mildew, and other potentially dangerous particles which may cause health and safety problems for your office employees and clients. In addition to this, leaving dirt or other particles or small objects embedded in your carpet can cause permanent damage to the carpet. More than likely, cleaning your carpet regularly is much cheaper in the long run than frequently replacing your carpets! The following is a list of factors that can influence the frequency of your carpet cleaning.