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The benefits of hiring a professional cleaner

The benefits of hiring a professional cleaner
  • Getting a cleaner for your home is a cost-effective way to win back you free time
  • It's important to find someone that's good, and also reliable
  • There are four questions you should ask a potential cleaner

Hiring a professional house cleaner is a great way to save time for the things that are important to you while knowing that your house isn't being neglected.

Though, just as you would with any other professional you're hiring to work in your home, doing your due diligence is essential to feel confident and comfortable with someone else in your house.

The key questions you should ask a potential cleaner

Whether this is the first time you're planning to hire a cleaner or have had a less-than-desirable experience, here are five essential questions you should ask before hiring a cleaner.

How Much Experience Do You Have?

If you're hiring a cleaner, it's either because you don’t have time to do the work yourself or because cleaning isn't something you're great at or enjoy, so the whole point is to find someone who can do it better than you.

Asking potential cleaners about their experience lets you determine if they’re the right person.

Of course, plenty of professional cleaners or cleaning companies might just be starting out and not have much professional experience. However, if they’re offering a cleaning service, they should still be able to demonstrate overall experience.

So, don't be afraid to ask about their experience.

Another good way to find out how much experience a cleaner has is by asking about their credentials, such as professional training, specialist equipment, etc. Although these aren't essential for a cleaner, they demonstrate that they take their business seriously.

Do You Have References?

When hiring any professional, especially one you've never worked with, references and testimonials from past clients are essential. Of course, the exception to this is when they're just starting their business, and you’re their first client.

However, if they've been in business for a while, then asking for references or testimonials is a question they should expect and be willing to provide.

You should also make sure you call the references that are provided. Ask them for their thoughts. Did they do a good job? Where they reliable? Would they recommend them?

Which products do you generally work with?

This is a really important question to ask a potential cleaner. Since you'll be providing the products for your cleaner, they might have allergies to certain ingredients or only use non-toxic cleaning products.

If you know this beforehand, you can ensure you have the right products available for them to use, or you might decide that this won’t be the best fit for you.

What's included in the price?

Before hiring a cleaner, it's important to know exactly what you're paying for and to have expectations set from the beginning, so there’s no room for misunderstanding.

Most domestic cleaners charge an hourly rate for their services; some will specify that they don’t do things like laundry or ironing.

When interviewing a cleaner, you should ask what services they offer, which they don’t, and if these services are included in the hourly rate or billed separately.

Who will be doing the cleaning?

Many professional cleaners take on other cleaners to help manage their workload, so you might not meet the actual cleaner until the day they come to start work.

Although this is usually made clear in the initial conversation you have with them, it’s something you should ask if you’re unsure - especially if it’s important to you to meet with the person who will be cleaning your home.

Hiring a professional cleaner is a great way to save time for the things that are important to you while knowing that your house isn't being neglected.

Hiring a cleaner is no different to hiring any other professional. You need to feel comfortable with the person you’re hiring and trust they'll deliver the results you’re paying for.

So, we hope this post has helped you feel a bit more confident about the process, and when you meet with a potential cleaner, you'll know the right questions to ask.

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