Choosing the right cleaning service provider can be complex and difficult, especially when you are new to the market, lack knowledge of pricing structures or industry standards, or have not interviewed any companies.
Do your research
It is essential to do your research before you hire any company. A cleaning company that doesn’t have an online presence isn’t going to be around for very long. Look at the portfolio of pictures they present on their site, ask for references, and if you have the opportunity, go see one of their jobs in person. There’s nothing worse than spending money on a service that ends up disappointing you or not doing what they promised.
Their pricing structure
As long as they cover the basic cleaning of your home, you shouldn’t have to pay more than $25-$35/hour. Higher prices are only justified when there are a lot of items to be cleaned or if there is any extra work involved. Make sure they don’t upcharge you on cleaning chemicals or supplies and that they disclose what their routine is.
Try to get references
It’s a good idea to ask for references from previous clients and check those out as well before hiring them. Find out more about the company by reading customer reviews online, speaking with past clients, and asking for referrals from other family members, friends and professionals who have used them before.
Learn about the job
You should know that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all post construction cleaning in Delaware. If your house is large, you shouldn’t expect the same level of service from a market cleaner as you would if your house was small and tidy. There are also other factors that affect the response time of a cleaning company such as weather conditions, how much activity is going on in your home, how many persons are living in it and what day of the week it is (busy days generally require more attention to detail).
Ask their pricing structure again
Before hiring any cleaners, ask them what they charge for their services to make sure you’re not being overcharged. Ask to see their breakdown of how they charge, so you know exactly what’s included in their price. The cleaning industry is very competitive and if a company’s prices are out of line, this could be a sign that something shady is going on behind the scenes.