There are times when you just can’t face it. There’s dust on the TV stand, the bathtub’s grubby, the windows are opaque with greasy hand prints, there’s dog hair on the sofa. Who has the time to deal with such things? Who has the energy after a long day at work? There is a solution.
Spend More Time Doing What You Enjoy
More and more people are using a cleaning service to free up their own precious time. Whether in an attempt to spend more time with the kids or even to increase their capacity for work, there are certainly legitimate reasons not to tackle that mountain of housework. And, of course, nobody said here has to be reason. If you don’t want to do it … don’t.
But if you’re really going to use a cleaner make sure it’s a company that has a bit of savvy.
Here are 5 reasons to use professionals to clean your apartment.
Most professional cleaning companies are locally based. Even if it’s a big international firm the chances of your cleaner not being from the local area are slim. It’s always better to have someone with local knowledge. If they know the area there’s more chance of work being carried out on the specified schedule. Also, if a working relationship flourishes, it’s handy to have someone who knows the community well – popping in with a coffee and a chocolate donut can be a lifesaver.
Professional cleaning services usually allow for one-off calls or scheduled services. It may cost a little more for one-off cleans but it’s nice to have the option. Many part-time cleaners find one-off cleans to be financially unviable. If long-term contracts are not offered, they tend to be reluctant to commit.
Needless to say, none of us want to give a stranger the keys to our home, but a professional service should ensure all employees have been vetted by the local police. Independent cleaners are not subject to such screening, and unless you have sound references, it’s unwise to allow them unsupervised access to your home.
Something goes wrong and you don’t have to worry. A legitimate company will have full public liability insurance. If a bathroom tile gets cracked, you’re covered. If the kitchen floods you’re covered. The whole settlement will be the responsibility of the company.
Any half-decent cleaning business these days should be able to offer an online booking service. We may not have the time to call during business hours, or a change of plan may not transpire until after the company has closed for the day. The ability to amend a schedule at any time is a useful facility.
A conclusion to using a pro to clean your condo
These are just a few things to consider when deciding on which cleaning company to go with. Sometimes we might accept a cleaner because it’s convenient, but with a little consideration before choosing we can expect a higher quality of service, and possibly a very rewarding working relationship.