Most families by now are in countdown mode to the big day. With all the festive holiday celebrations, now is not the time to get behind on house cleaning. That’s why hiring a house cleaning service is your answer to a stress free holiday.
According to an article at 10news.com, “The Benefit of Residential Cleaning Service”
“With the amount of preparation that goes into hosting holiday events, house cleaning is one task which you can hire help. Whether you need an overall deep cleaning or need a spare bedroom cleaned up for holiday guests, hiring a housecleaning service can be a wonderful opportunity for you and your family to open up free time a midst your busy schedules.
Angie’s List, the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews , asked highly rated house cleaners for advice on hiring.
Common housecleaning services:
While there’s no “standard” set of cleaning services, most house cleaners will include basic tasks such as vacuuming, dusting, toilet and shower cleaning, general kitchen cleaning and tidying up. Once they’ve run through the list of typical tasks, many will ask for an additional list from homeowners — for example, cleaning blinds, tackling tough soap scum stains, or dealing with stained carpets.
Some professional house cleaners bring tools (vacuum, mop, dusters) with them, while others ask homeowners to provide what’s necessary. Similarly, some bring their own cleaning products and others want homeowners to provide a set of products for their use.
Individuals versus companies:
Consider the distinction between individual cleaners and companies.
Companies will have bonded, licensed employees but will charge more for their services. This means, however, that if a cleaning job isn’t done to your satisfaction, you can take the issue up with the company, or take them to court. Most companies will send out at least two workers on any job and will charge a minimum price no matter the size of your home.
Many individuals also run their own cleaning businesses but may not be licensed and often want to be paid in cash or by personal check. Their rates are typically lower and often their ability is equal or superior to large companies, but they are inherently fly-by-night. There is little recourse for a homeowner if a job isn’t completely to your satisfaction, especially if the cleaner chooses to shut down his or her operation. There’s also a concern if an individual cleaner gets ill or has a personal emergency. Companies typically have backups available.” To read the entire article click here.