Having professional cleaners at your home is sometimes necessary, due to the lack of time, which makes it impossible for you to clean everything. Whether you hire an independent cleaning maid or a company for the job, there are always good ways to check if they are thorough in their jobs and clean properly everything. I am here to give you some tips on how to inspect your home by yourself and look for the things cleaners might have missed.
First of all, you should already have a picture in your mind of how things should be looking after the cleaning procedures are done, but try to remember to have realistic expectations.
Realise that bigger properties require more time to be cleaned. You cannot simply ask for a deep cleaning service, for example, of a four bedroom house and expect it to be thoroughly and completely cleaned in just two hours. It sounds ridiculous, unless a team of at least five people will be cleaning it. This strongly depends on whether you seek individuals or whole cleaning companies.
If you want the cleaning to go as you imagine it, then leave some kind of directions and preferences, or state them over the phone. If you have any particular things in mind, telling them to the cleaner/s will be a good idea, if you want everything to be done the way you want. You cannot expect to have deep cleaned and organised kitchen cupboards, if you don’t specifically note it.
The first look of your home surfaces is not what you should be looking at after a cleaning service has been delivered. Whoever cleaned the house will probably not leave dirty kitchen surfaces or soap residue in the bathroom sink. Look for harder to reach or difficult to clean surfaces – they will show you if the cleaning procedures were properly done:
Apart from giving you tips on which parts to check to find out if the cleaning procedures were done correctly and thoroughly, we have a few tricks on how to know if the people who clean your home are really reliable and trustworthy:
The last thing, you need to remember, is that you can always hire another person/company for the job, if you are not satisfied with the service you get, for the money you pay. If your expectations are not met, a change needs to be done, and it’s probably not your fault. Remember, also, to be polite to those who clean your home. Being bossy is definitely not nice, while saying or writing “please” can change lots of things.