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Cleaning Service Choices: 
How to avoid The Top 5 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make


What about a cleaning service?

We all get to a point where we look at our situations and think there must be a better way!


You work tons of hours at a job, try to fit in the housecleaning, and it still isn't as comfortable as you want. Worse, you have no time for your family.

Or, your office is just not right. People are getting sick. Employees are complaining. There must be a better way.

It can be intimidating looking for a company to clean your home or office.

This list will help you get started.......

#1. Choosing a residential or commercial business that is not a member of ARCSI (The Association of Residential Cleaning Services International). ARCSI is a member based trade association dedicated to providing opportunities for its members to come together, network and continuously learn. Don’t you want a company that is always striving to be the best?

#2. Choosing a service based on price. The days of “my cleaning lady just lives down the street and is a family friend” is fading away, but you can still find people cleaning at an extremely low price. Beware. These people are probably not insured, not bonded, never background checked, and probably could not reimburse you for breakage. Also, you better hope they never hurt themselves on your property.

About background checks: Following up on references, verifying past employment, paying a considerable amount of money on a background check insures that the service is diligent about finding the best people to clean your home.

#3. Choosing a company that pays their employees by commission. Think about it, if an employee is paid by commission, doesn’t that encourage them to rush so they can do more jobs and make more money? Ask if the employees are paid by the hour.

#4. Choosing a company that locks you into an iron clad contract. Many times residential and commercial cleaning contracts lock you into a set amount of time with extremely high cancelation fees. Make sure you don’t get locked into anything like that, after all, if you are unhappy with the service, you should not get penalized for wanting to cancel it.

#5. Not knowing what you really need and want. Is there a company representative that is willing to take the time to truly understand your needs? Are you clear on what kind of service you will receive? Do they guarantee their work? How do you define a clean house? Does the company you are dealing with see it the same way?

Would you like more information? Just call 725-5568 and ask for Anne or click here to request a cleaning service estimate.


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