Looking to hire a local cleaner for your home? Wondering what things you need to consider before you look? Read our handy tips below to make sure you ask the right questions to get the most accurate quote from local professionals!
1. What's your budget?
This is probably the most important thing you need to consider before going out to companies. If you feel your budget is low that's fine, it just might mean that you reduce the time your cleaner visits your home but they can still get the essentials completed.
Most cleaning companies offer a "deep clean" option which starts at time spent in your home at around 3.5 hours but there are also lots of options for a general clean and you can specify exactly what it is that you need done (bathrooms and kitchens only etc).
Are you happy to have a key copied to handover to your cleaner so that they can gain access to the property whilst you're not home? Is it just weekends you'd prefer to have your new cleaning company visit or would it be better to not be a distraction?!
3. What needs doing?
It's best to write a list of all of the things that you do to clean your home. What takes you the most time? What tasks are bothering you the most that you just can't get around to enough?
It really helps the companies quoting for them to know exactly what it is that you need to be completed so that they can accurately predict the time they need to spend at your home.
4. Do they have the appropriate insurance?
Hopefully it's unlikely that accidents will happen whilst a cleaning company is in your home. But in the unlikely event that something is broken or damaged, you should ensure that they have public liability insurance to be able to quickly and efficiently replace or repair the damaged item.
If you have pets, make sure you note this when speaking with the prospective companies. Lots of cleaners are allergic to animals but also just as importantly, some have genuine fears!
6. Environmentally friendly
If products that are envriomentally conscious are important to you, look for a cleaner that uses products such as Ecover. This can have a huge impact, particularly if we all start to adapt to such eco friendly ways of life!
7. Are you contacting enough companies?
The world of Google can be confusing when searching for local professionals and there are often many companies offering the same service. But how do you know if you're getting the best value for money? If you're looking for a cleaner but don't have the time to search and contact enough companies to ensure you have the best price, use Proffer. We make one search simple and bring businesses to you.