Choosing a professional cleaner can feel like more than just a business arrangement. Having someone new come into your home and go through each of your rooms is an exercise in trust. Working with a reputable company means you get more than a great clean, you get peace of mind. Here are three tips to narrow down your options and choose a professional cleaner you’ll be happy to welcome into your home.
Before you start browsing Google, sort out what services you need. What areas of your home are you wanting to be cleaned? Consider each individual room and even outdoor spaces like your lawn and windows. Then once you know what you want to be cleaned, figure out how often you’ll need this service to be completed. For example, are you looking for weekly cleanings? Or is this just a one-off big clean for a move or post-renovation project? Answering these questions for yourself will help you tailor your list of potentials down to only the companies that offer what you need.
Reviews & Recommendations
At this point, you’re ready to start looking. The best way to find a reputable company is, and has always been, through word of mouth. Talk to your friends, family, and coworkers about companies they have worked with in the past. Take note of the good ones so you can look into them. Then take your search online and look up reviews. Be sure to take both positive and negative reviews with a grain of salt, but they do create a fairly accurate barometer for the quality of a company.
Bonded & Insured
In Alberta, cleaners are not required to be bondable, so it is important to check their certifications and insurance during the vetting process. This will cover any damage in the unfortunate and rare case that it does occur. In addition to this, don’t be shy to ask about seeing a recent criminal record check. After all, this is your home and your safe space. You should feel confident knowing that your cleaners are there to perform an excellent job without conducting any shady business.
Once you have narrowed down your scope, collected reviews, and sorted out all the adequately insured businesses, you can decide which of those you would like to work with. At this point, you can collect quotes and speak with a company representative to really get a feel for their communication style and company culture. In your search, we invite you to get in touch with our fully licensed team and find out why so many Calgarians love working with us!