Christine: Hi! I am Christine from Merry Maids and today, we're discussing how to select a cleaning service. Right now, let's talk about some other things to keep in mind when making your decision.
First, how do you select a cleaning service? Where do you begin to look? Many people often turn to referrals, talking to their friends, neighbors, and co-workers. In addition to referrals, perhaps a yellow page search or even online, using your favorite search engine.
Find out about the company's payment options. Do they accept credit cards, personal checks? Is the payment due at the time of service? What happens if you forget to leave payment at that time? These are all good questions to ask.
Be sure to ask, if the cleaning can be customized to fit your needs. For example, some rooms may be used less often, therefore need to be cleaned less often. Be sure to ask if the company will provide a scope of work document, detailing room by room instructions so that you have an understanding of what to expect. Also ask, if you can have a copy of that scope of work document.
Be sure to ask what kind of notice you need to provide if you should need to cancel or reschedule a cleaning. Also ask, what should happen if the employee should arrive to your home, but are not able to gain access.
These were just a few pointers to keep in mind when making your decision. Up next, we'll be discussing how to select a green cleaning service.