If you need help getting and keeping your house in order, you may be considering hiring a cleaning service. This can be extremely beneficial if you make a good choice but can cause you problems, stress and money if you make an unwise selection in who you trust with access to your home and belongings. Here are five mistakes to avoid when hiring Portland maid service.
#1 Choosing Strictly Based on Price
We all want a bargain, but you should be mindful that with cleaning services you get what you pay for. A company that offers a very low price may be using a lowball offer to entice you to choose them and then will charge add-ons or raise your rates. The lowest prices will usually be offered by individual cleaners. This is a risk because they likely have no insurance and are not bonded. Low price cleaning services may ask you to supply cleaning products and equipment and this can be a hassle and added cost.
#2 Choosing without Checking References
Hiring Portland maid service should take a little research, but it will be well worth it in the long run. Unfortunately you can’t always trust what companies say. Almost any will say they are hard-working and reliable, but who knows if that’s accurate? Verifying the experience of current and former clients will give you a good sense of what you can expect if you hire them.
#3 Choosing without an Interview
Not only is it helpful to meet with a cleaning service before you hire them, the fact is that a cleaner cannot give you an accurate quote without seeing your home and how much square footage they’ll be cleaning. This will also give you a chance to form an impression of who will be coming into your home and for them to discover what your preferences are and how you like things done so that they can meet your needs and ensure you get the results you want.
#4 Choosing without Specifications
You will have certain requirements when it comes to how you want your home cleaned and what tasks are important to you. Not every cleaning service will offer the services you want. Some refuse to do certain tasks such as cleaning your oven or have a strict menu of services and don’t offer optional tasks. Be sure when you interview the cleaning service that you spell out what you would like to see accomplished and make sure that falls within the scope of services they offer.
#5 Choosing without a Guarantee
Because mistakes sometimes happen, you want to make sure that you get a guarantee from your cleaning service. Portland maid services that don’t offer a guarantee should not be considered. Whether it’s a redo of a task that was missed, a refund or a credit applied to your next service, you want something in writing that spells out how the situation will be handled if you are dissatisfied for any reason with the cleaning services provided.
Hiring Portland maid service can be as easy as calling Maids by Trade
We offer an in-home consultation on all cleaning services. Whether you want your house cleaned weekly, biweekly, monthly, or only occasionally, Maids by Trade can help. We always use certified green supplies, we are bonded and insured, and we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our services. For the best cleaning service in Portland, Lake Oswego, or the Tigard-Beaverton area, call Maids by Trade today!
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