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House Cleaning Company VS Independent House Cleaner

Maintaining a clean home is very important for most of us, but it’s not as easy as one might hope. There are so many things most of us have to take care of, that sometimes, we just don’t have the time to clean our own homes.


Luckily, we can hire the help of house cleaners to take good care of our home’s cleanliness. In hiring house cleaners, we generally have two options: to go for house cleaning companies or opt for an independent house cleaner.


Each of the options has its own advantages and disadvantages, knowing about these will help you decide which choice suits your needs most:


House Cleaning Company


Whenever you hire a house cleaning company, you can have the confidence that the cleaner they will send to your home has been checked for any previous misdemeanors they may have committed. You can also have peace of mind that they were properly trained by the company. The cleaners are protected by insurance.


The downside of hiring a cleaner from house cleaning companies is that sometimes, the cleaners won’t go the extra mile in cleaning. And if you require them to do an additional cleaning, you need to give an additional payment.


Independent House Cleaner


In hiring independent house cleaners, you have to act as their employer that you need to conduct the background checking on them yourself. This is perhaps one of the major drawbacks of hiring an independent house cleaner. Some independent house cleaners are also insured. However, since they are directly paying for their own insurance, it might not cover a very large amount.

Still, independent house cleaners might be a lot more dedicated to cleaning your home. They are also likely to do more than what is expected when it comes to cleaning. Some are even not so strict in sticking to a specific checklist of what they are willing to clean that you can just politely request for specific areas you want them to pay more attention to at no additional cost.

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Factors to Consider Before Hiring a House Cleaning Service

Many of us are either too busy or too tired to clean our own homes regularly. The good news is, there are house cleaning or housekeeping services that can help us come home to a clean, fresh house we can relax in.


It could be quite tempting to book a house cleaning service right away, especially if you think your house needs cleaning ASAP, but there are some qualities you should look for in a home cleaning service. After all, we all know that cleaning isn’t just a simple job, especially if you want it to be thorough.


One of the most important qualities to look for is trustworthiness. The house cleaner will gain access inside your home, will stay in it for hours and will be around your valuable belongings. If this is your first time hiring a house cleaning service, it could be challenging to tell the trustworthy cleaners from those who are not. The best thing for you to do is to check with the house cleaning company if you are hiring a cleaner from a house cleaning business, or, if you are hiring an individual cleaner, do the background checking yourself.


You must also make sure that the house cleaner or the house cleaning company have the necessary insurance so you can have peace of mind that if anything gets damaged or gets lost during the cleaning, you will have protection. Make sure that the cleaner themselves are insured, so you won’t have the responsibility if they get injured while cleaning your home.


Looking into how the final cleaning expenses will be computed is quite important as well. Most companies will base their fees on the amount of time the house cleaner spent in your home, cleaning. If this is the case, make sure that you set a maximum number of hours the house cleaner is to work in your home. Otherwise, you are risking paying excessively.


Consider checking their cleaning tools and the products they will use. There are cleaning companies that will provide the cleaning product and would even give you the opportunity to choose an eco-friendly cleaning agent, and there are companies would leave the responsibility of providing the cleaning product to you.


Above all, find out what is included in the actual cleaning – if there are any additional charges to folding clothes, or cleaning a house with pets. This way, there won’t be any surprises or disappointments when you see the cleaning bill or once you check your home after cleaning.

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