Wondering how to hire a professional cleaning service provider? This guide tells you everything you need to know.
Selecting a professional cleaning service company to clean your home, especially if you’re going to let them in while you’re not there, requires careful selection and consideration. You need to know that you can trust the housekeeper who will be attending to your domestic cleaning needs, and this can make the hiring process somewhat stressful.
There are many professional cleaning service agencies in London offering a wide range of services — from carpet cleaning to ironing services. Some charge a pretty penny, other’s not so much. There are also independent or private individuals offering housekeeping services, and there are also professional companies that have people working for them that offer a consistent and reputable services.
So which one should you opt for?
We’ve put together a how-to guide that can help you narrow down the search and find a trustworthy housekeeping professional to clean your home.
Step 1: Figure out why you need to hire domestic help
Do you need someone to come in occasionally or regularly? We ask this question to all of our clients to help them assess their need for domestic help. Knowing why you want to hire a professional housekeeper will help you look for someone who can fulfill your requirement for domestic help.
Step 2: Check references
Once you know who you want to hire, it’s essential that you check their references. Letting someone into your personal space requires a lot of trust, and you want to make sure that the person who might be cleaning your home without your presence is trustworthy.
You can ask for previous employers or request a professional cleaning service provider to provide DBS checks for the housekeeper who will be sent to your home.
Step 3: Consider the price
A lot of the time, customers look for the cheapest housekeeping service provider to save a couple of pounds. However, we suggest that a cheap price tag is not always a cost saver.
Compare prices and the different packages that different companies or individuals are offering you. Make sure that they include all supplies and are not charging you any hidden fees along the way.
Step 4: Have a tryout
Many professional housekeeping companies offer a free trial run with their employees so that you have an idea what is included in the package and what kind of service they offer. Ask around and see if any of the companies or independent cleaners are offering you a trial run so you know exactly what you are getting for the price you are paying.
Step 5: Satisfied with your trial? Hire them immediately!
Once you have the trial run with a potential housekeeper and are satisfied with their work, it only makes sense to not waste anymore time and hire them. In this step, you might want to ask questions regarding the details of your service package with the professional cleaning service agency or private cleaner you are about to hire. Asking questions such as housekeeper availability and over-time charges are good to inquire about so there are no surprises once the housekeeping service starts.
In case you are hiring a private cleaner instead of a professional housekeeping agency, you should also draw up a housekeeping contract that outlines the specifics of your arrangement. It’s highly recommended to have a contract in place if you are hiring a private cleaner due to many privacy and theft related issues. Here is a good reference to help you make one.
There is always a benefit for hiring a professional cleaning service provider over independent cleaners. Not only are they properly trained and offer a professional touch, they also go through rigorous background checks to ensure your safety and protection of your home. Get in touch with St Anne’s today to get a professional cleaner to come in and give you the best service in town!