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How to find the right Cleaner for your home

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Zara, Staff Writer

Friday, 7 May 2021

When you’re looking for the right cleaner for your home, it can be difficult to know where to begin. You want someone that can clean to your high standards, but also someone that you can trust to be alone in your home.

In this article, we’ll give you tips on what to look for in a cleaner, the questions that you should ask a potential cleaner, and the best place to find a cleaner.

What to look for in a Cleaning company

There are a few things that you should look for when you’re choosing a cleaner, whether they’re a self-employed cleaner or a cleaning company.

Firstly, you should check reviews of the professional. To do this, you can use social media, look for testimonials on their website and check sites such as Google Reviews and Trust Pilot. This will give you a good idea of whether they are trusted and respected professionals.

Next, you should arrange a pre-visit, so that you can get to know them and ask any questions that you might have. During this visit, you can show them around your home and get an idea of the sort of work they will do during their cleaning visits.

It’s always a good idea to ask to see insurance details, to ensure that your potential cleaner is covered if they damage something within your home or have an accident on your property.

Finally, it’s always a good idea to ask for references, and a professional cleaner should be happy to provide these. The references should be people they currently work for or cleaning companies they have worked for in the past.

Five questions to ask a Cleaner

You might wonder what questions you should ask a cleaner before deciding to hire them. Asking the right questions will help you to make the right choice, as well as ensuring that you have all the information you need.

Here are five questions that you should ask a cleaner during the interview process:

How long have you been in business?

It’s a good idea to find out how long the cleaner or cleaning company has been in business. This will give you an idea of their level of experience, reassuring you that they are the right cleaner for you.

Will it be the same person every time or do you have a team?

If you’re speaking to an independent cleaner, the chances are that they’ll be your cleaner every single time. However, if you’re considering using a cleaning company, there’s a chance that your cleaner may vary depending on who is working that day. It’s a good idea to ask whether it’ll be the same cleaner every time or whether it may vary.

How do you take payment?

Some cleaners may request cash on the day, whilst others may prefer a weekly or monthly direct debit to be set up. This will vary between cleaners, so it’s a good idea to ask up front how payment should be made.

What is your cancellation process?

It’s always good to know what your cleaner’s cancellation process is. Some cleaners may require a month’s notice whereas others may not need any notice at all. Asking this upfront will save any awkward questions later down the line.

Do you bring your cleaning products?

Some cleaners will bring their products whilst others will use yours. This question is particularly important if you have allergies or if you prefer vegan or eco-friendly products to be used.

How many hours should you hire a Cleaner for?

Some cleaners may charge depending on the size of your home. However, many cleaners charge by the hour, and you’ll need to decide how many hours a week you want to hire a cleaner for.

The number of hours that you choose to hire your cleaner for will depend on the size of your home and which areas you want to be cleaned. Some people choose to hire a cleaner for just 2 or 3 hours per week to clean their kitchen and bathroom. However, others may hire a cleaner for 10 or more hours per week, thoroughly cleaning the entire home, as well as ironing clothes.

It’s a good idea to discuss your expectations with your chosen cleaner when they visit your home, so that they understand what you’re hoping to achieve from the service. They will then be able to give you an idea of the number of hours that it will take to achieve your goals.

You can also specify some backup tasks that your cleaner can complete if they manage to finish their work early and have some time to spare in your home.

Where to find House Cleaning services

There seem to be cleaners everywhere, from social media and job posting sites to online directories and even notice boards. But where is the best place to look for a reliable and trustworthy cleaner?

The best places to look for a cleaner are websites that bring everything together. Somewhere that you can see the qualifications and experience of a cleaner, as well as reading honest reviews from current and former clients. This will give you the reassurance that you’re hiring a trusted professional who won’t let you down.

Bark is the ideal place to search for a local cleaner, as you can find everything that you need to know in one place. Rather than needing to contact a long list of cleaners before you find the right professional, you can simply create a job and wait for trusted local professionals to contact you.

On Bark, you can browse the profiles of local cleaners and read genuine reviews from current and former clients, saving you time and helping to ensure that you hire a trustworthy professional. It really is that easy!

If you’re ready to discover the perfect cleaner for your home, search for a cleaner on Bark today. 

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