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How Do I Choose the Best House Cleaning Services?

Searching for online reviews may help homeowners find a trustworthy cleaning service.
A bottle of ammonia, a common household cleaner.
Price is an important factor to consider when choosing a house cleaning service.
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  • Written By: Lauren Romano
  • Edited By: Heather Bailey
  • Last Modified Date: 11 November 2014
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When choosing house cleaning services, there are many factors involved in making the right decision, including who is trustworthy, who will do a good job and who will do the job exactly the way it is specifically explained to be done. Doing a search for online reviews can be helpful as well as asking for recommendations. Price is also an important factor when choosing the service.

It is important to evaluate the employees in person when choosing house cleaning services. They are going to be in the home possibly when no one else is, so they need to be completely reliable. Getting more than one recommendation on the company, as well as reading online and hand-written reviews, can help make the decision on their trust level.

When asking for recommendations and reading reviews for house cleaning services, they must address every concern that matters, from trust to effectiveness. Ask neighbors and friends if they use a service and take the time to read online reviews. All of the information, when combined, can give an idea just how good they really are.

Before hiring, provide a list of what needs to be done and how often it needs to be done. House cleaning services typically offer a variety of options of how long employees can go in — from every day to once a month. The company should do everything in its power to accommodate everything on the list to get it done properly.

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When looking for house cleaning services, eliminate those that do not screen their employees. The company should also be insured, not only for their protection but for their clients as well. Each employee should have adequate training and be certified.

Many companies are choosing to go green, which means not using harsh chemicals while doing cleaning. In addition to being labeled as certified as a green company, they must also have green cleaning supplies ready and available for use. Some of these may include microfiber cloths, approved filtered vacuums and of course, products that are free of toxins. They should have their own cleaning supplies and should never rely on you to produce them.

The final deciding factor when choosing among house cleaning services that are excellent candidates for hire is price. Free estimates are an absolute must. Depending on how often they need to clean, they should be well within an affordable price range. After eliminating those that are sub-par or don't do free estimates, the rest is a matter of choosing who offers the best price.

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