Cleaning is something we need to do to keep our house presentable, the process maintains hygiene and prevents disease. There are a wide variety of cleaning products – all of which are targeted for specific areas of the home; for example; the bathroom – there will be toilet cleaner, shower cleaner, The kitchen will require cooker cleaner, kitchen cleaner, floor cleaner and a fridge cleaner, many products contain the same ingredients and do the same job!
Employing a Cleaner
Occasionally house holders, usually ones with a busy lifestyle – employ a “cleaner” to help them with basic and boring household chores. There are many specialist home cleaning companies, cleaning companies vet and employ trustworthy individuals to clean people’s homes. When looking at cleaning companies it is essential that you check the company’s credentials, look for reviews and complaints online.
Choosing a Cleaning Company
When researching companies, it is important to ensure that the company is fully insured and has public liability on their insurance policies. Companies usually charge more than someone from the local paper will but there are benefits to paying more, as long as the company is properly insured you will be covered in the event of damage or loss. Make sure all members of their staff have been checked and have an up to date CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check. Many domestic help companies offer a variety of different services – ironing, household cleaning, carpet cleaning, one off cleans, garden cleaning and much more.
A cleaner or representative will come to your property to find out what type of cleaning you require, frequency of cleaning and discuss a time when they can attend your property. The cleaner will then provide you with the information about the company and advise you of the costs involved. Some individuals book a cleaner for a couple of hours a week, whilst some book fortnightly cleans. When a contract has been drawn up by the representative, you will have the details of the company, the cleaner who will attend your property, how often they will attend and the hours set. Make sure you get a few quotes and speak to a few different companies before you decide which one you want to go with.
Getting a contract will cover you in the event of damage and make sure you can rely on your property being cleaned properly.
Why you should consider Hiring a Cleaner
How much is your time worth? – Could you be doing something more productive than cleaning? If you have a part time business or work from home you may find hiring a cleaner more cost effective, you can then make money whilst your house is being cleaned. You may find a professional cleaner can clean your house faster than you can which means you make even more money.
Spend time with family – Hiring a professional cleaner can mean you have more time to spend with family and friends, cleaning and looking after children at the same time can be a real pain.
End of Tenancy Cleans
Many people seek cleaning help when they are moving – hiring a cleaner can ensure the property they are leaving or moving into has had a thorough clean. Many cleaning companies offer this type of service for a flat fee. If you have been renting a property you may want to look into an end-of-tenancy clean so you can recover as much deposit as possible.