4 steps to hiring the right house cleaning service

4 steps to hiring the right house cleaning service

Hiring the right house cleaning service can be a difficult job. When you hire a house cleaning service, you are not only making an agreement with the company, but you are essentially placing your whole house at their disposal, on the basis of trust. 

There are a number of different things that you must keep in mind before you hire the house cleaning service so that you are able to get the service you desire while still making sure that the company you are working with can be trusted. 

Below are four steps to hiring the right house cleaning service.

1. Check for their training .

A good house cleaning service will make use of top of the line methods in order to make sure that their maids and cleaners receive the very best training. Training is very important before you hire the maid service company, because it will help you in making sure that the service you get will be unparalleled. 

It would be worth your while to take a visit to the training headquarters and get an idea of the training methods used by the company directly from their manager. Alternatively, if they train on the job, you might want to ask for a peek at their training materials. Any good maid service focusing on quality assurance has training materials.

2. Reputation matters.

The reputation of a company is extremely important in the cleaning business. If the cleaning company that you are working with hasn't been around in the business for a considerable period of time, it wouldn't be worth your while to hire them in the first place. 

Being in the cleaning business for a long period of time means that the company is more likely to have a better reputation. Any business can state they have been in business for years, so it is best to check it out for yourself. 

You can easily check with the state or the county how long the company has been registered for. An even easier method is to check how long their website has been in existence.

3. Get a demo.

Hiring a cleaning company without taking a demo of their services is a potentially foolish idea. Make sure that the cleaners pay maximum attention to their work and are capable of working with absolute dedication. 

You want your house spick and span, and in order to get the maximum value for the money that you are paying, this step is absolutely crucial. A demo does not have to be expensive. We suggest something as simple as purchasing a discounted coupon, as this will give you a clear idea of whether the company you are hiring is good enough or not.

4. Set a budget.

Don’t underestimate the importance of setting a budget for yourself. Without a budget, you might end up putting an extra load on your wallet without any necessity. 

Numerous companies have a range of different packages that you can take advantage of, so make sure that you first establish a monthly cleaning budget for yourself before you start looking out for companies.

About this Angie’s List Expert: Adriana Ross represents Zena’s Detailed Maids, providing house cleaning services in Dallas. Since 2007, Zena’s Detailed Maids has specialized in general cleanings and maintenance as well as full Spring cleanings. You can follow this #ALExperts contributor on Twitter @ZDMaids and Google Plus.

As of December 10, 2013, this service provider was highly rated on Angie's List. Ratings are subject to change based on consumer feedback, so check Angie's List for the most up-to-date reviews. The views expressed by this author do not necessarily reflect those of Angie's List.

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