Four things to consider when hiring a house cleaner

It’s probably fair to say that people who enjoy cleaning – whether that’s the morning after an eventful party or simply the regular upkeep of your house – are in the minority. So for many, having a professional do the job for you is a godsend. But it’s not always as straightforward as it may seem, so to help you make an informed decision first time round, we’ve included Bark’s top tips for hiring a cleaner below.

Rubber gloves at the ready!
Rubber gloves at the ready!


Unlike hiring a plumber or hiring an electrician, who are generally brought in for one-off jobs, the majority of people looking for cleaners will want a regular service. This means it’s likely your cleaner will spend a large proportion of time alone in your home, making trust imperative. While initial contact may well take place online, don’t be afraid to ask for a face-to-face meeting to get a better feel for them.

Everyone’s favourite task!


So the meeting with the person you’re interested in hiring goes really well – but don’t take their word for the quality of the work they do. It’s important to seek out endorsements and recommendations from third party sources. Look particularly for testimonials on channels that aren’t run or owned by the cleaner – such as directories, listings, and – to get the best, impartial insight in to their standards.


Is your cleaner being vague about their fees? Then your ‘spidey senses’ should be tingling! Cleaning, as a service is largely charged by the hour and tends not to differ immensely from building to building, apart from if you’re looking for more complicated packages such as a deep clean, additional ironing services or for your cleaner to bring their own equipment. An upfront answer should therefore not be hard to come by.

Leave the equipment to the pros...
Leave the equipment to the pros…

Trial run

You may get on with your cleaner well; they may be both local and affordable but if they don’t clean your house effectively, then what’s the point? Inviting professionals for a trial session is commonplace and will help you when making your final decision. At the same time, you’ll be able to show them where things are tidied and allows time for any questions.

There’s plenty more info in our cleaning checklist. And for more tips and insights, why not check out our other blogs?

5 thoughts on “Four things to consider when hiring a house cleaner”

  1. Carpets are usually one of the biggest investments and its highly recommended that they be cleaned professionally on a regular basis. So we better have some ideas on hiring the professionals carpet cleaners. And you have helped with some best tips for those who seek the professional cleaning service provider.

  2. It sure got my attention when you said that aside from listening to the promises of the cleaning company, it is also a good idea to visit their websites to check the comments and testimonials of their previous clients. That sounds fairly easy and yet a reliable way to confirm the quality of the cleaning company’s service. I will be sure to take note of that as I am planning to get the house cleaned soon, and I want only the best to do it. Thanks!

  3. Thanks for helping me understand that the price is done per hour and not per building. I will share this information with my sister since they will be needing the services in their house for the preparation of the party that they will be hosting. She just needs to know the pricing since they are on a limited budget due to the food that they bought.

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  5. Thank you for stating that you shouldn’t be afraid to ask for a face-to-face meeting to get a better feel for the house cleaner before hiring them. I have a beautiful vacation home that I want to start renting out to people, so I’ve been thinking of hiring a cleaning service to clean it so it’s ready to be rented. I will definitely utilize all of your great tips and information in my search for a great cleaning service.

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