Cleaning services are also known as house cleaning, maid service, cleaning agency, apartment cleaning and other similar terms more recently referring to a specialized external service, giving a particular service specifically to persons, companies, fraternal groups and other residential properties. When thinking about cleaning services you need to think about who you would employ. There are professional cleaning companies offering the most professional cleaning services as well as do-it-yourself cleaning services that you could engage. So, how would you decide which one would be best for you?
The most common types of cleaning services are home deep cleaning or maid services, window cleaning, garden service and exterior cleaning. Maid services are offered both inside and outside the home and these normally include doing the cooking, preparing meals and cleaning the kitchen and bathroom, having light snacks and refilling the tea pot etc. The maids will bring in fresh towels and clean inside cabinets, wash fresh laundry and dust the floors and furniture. The price will depend on the length of the contract. For example a four-hour deep cleaning service may cost more than a regular maid service.
The most popular domestic service is the one-time cleaning services for houses, offices and commercial buildings. It includes doing the cleaning of the entire home including the bedroom, bathroom, living room, kitchen and outdoors. This is usually done weekly. A cleaning company specializing in one-time cleanings will have a team of professional cleaners whose job is to go into each room and dust and vacuum all drawers, closets and cabinets. They also will clean the windows and apply floor polish and wax. For the bedrooms, they will use vacuum and dusting tools, get the mattresses clean and dust them.
Regular cleaning services include glass cleaning, window cleaning, driveway cleaning, stair cleaning, gutters cleaning, carpets cleaning, bathroom cleaning and dusting furniture. One can also avail of a deep cleaning that includes cleaning of the entire house or office including the kitchen, dining room, stairs, washroom, wash basins, window washer and polisher and bath tub cleaning. Regular cleaning services usually charge per hour but in case of deep cleaning services, the fee will be charged on a basis of the total area to be cleaned. So if there are five rooms in the house, it would be a normal charge for the entire house to be cleaned.
There are many domestic cleaning companies who provide maid service. Many of these maids work full-time and provide the services for an hourly rate. However, if you hire their help, you will have to pay them per hour. Therefore, it is important that you find out from friends, relatives, and neighbors about the cleaning companies providing this service. The best way to hire maid service is to visit the website of Better Business Bureau to find customer feedback on the company.
If you decide to go in for such services, the first thing to do is to inform your cleaner of the type of cleaning services you want. Most cleaners will then quote a price for doing the job. It is important to take the quote with a pinch of salt as cleaning prices are regulated by the state. Also make sure you inform the cleaner of all household equipment and other things that you do not want your cleaner to take.