Choosing a Cleaning Service

by Charlotte Wood
(last updated December 23, 2013)

When you venture into the crazy, topsy-turvy world of adulthood, you come into contact with so many new responsibilities and obligations. One of the big new adventures you'll have is the adventure of coming to own your own home. Besides the mortgage payments associated with owning your own home, you also have to deal with things like painting, household repairs, mowing the lawn, maybe moving furniture, and cleaning.

Unfortunately houses do not clean themselves, and so you need to stay on top of maintaining the cleanliness and overall quality of your house. There are a few different options for you when it comes to going about cleaning your house, which include cleaning it yourself, or if you either don't like or don't have time to clean your house yourself, you can hire a cleaning service to come and clean your house for you. If you choose the latter, then here is how you choose the best cleaning service for you.

You fist need to determine your cleaning needs. Do you need basic dusting and vacuuming? Do you need specific cleaning of something in your (like carpets or upholstery for example)? Do you need your bathrooms cleaned? Do you need your floors mopped? All these are questions to ask yourself when choosing what cleaning service to go with when choosing a cleaning service. Once you know your needs, you can then look in the yellow pages, contact various agencies and find a handful that meet your cleaning needs.

Once you have a handful of options, you can then start comparing. Obviously price is an issue, but really what you want is quality, so the best thing you can do is look for ratings a particular agency may have on its services (if the service has a website, there's a good possibility there will be customer ratings on the quality of the service received). One of the best ways I've found to settle on a cleaning service is to go by word of mouth. Talk with your friends in the PTA, at the gym, at church, and see who they have clean their houses (if they use a service that is). The best way to decide whether or not a company is quality is to see what the general consensus is on the institution.

If word-of-mouth is hard to come by in your neighborhood or circle of friends, then you can always have a trial run with the cleaning service; most cleaning services have some kind of test run incentive price anyway, and so you should take advantage of any first-time offer they may have. If you like the work of the cleaning service, then continue with them, and if you're not impressed then don't feel obligated to continue your relationship with that cleaning service.

Author Bio

Charlotte Wood

MORE FROM CHARLOTTE

Cooking in a Crock Pot

The crock pot is an amazing culinary invention, but many don't know how to use it. Learn the basics of the crock pot and ...

Discover More

Getting Debt Relief

Debt relief is one thing many people desperately want. Debt is a heavy burden and it's hard to see the way out sometimes. ...

Discover More

Skin Care Products

With so many skin care products from which to choose, actually choosing one is overwhelming. Here is something that can ...

Discover More

Tough Tools for Tough Cleaning Jobs O-Cel-O sponges and Scotch Brite scrubbers are truly a fashion-meets-function success story. The highly absorbent and durable sponges in this handy six-pack make quick work of tough cleaning problems in any kitchen, bathroom, or garage. Check out Scotch-Brite Heavy Duty Scrub Sponges today!

More Cleaning Tips

Maintenance Services

Do you have tasks at your home or business that need to be completed? If you just don't have time to do them yourself, ...

Discover More

Saving Money When Cleaning

In these tough economic times, who doesn't like to save a little money? Since we can't all be huge banks, it only makes ...

Discover More

Cleaning Old Photographs

When working with old photographs it is best to try to determine the method by which they were processed before you ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

View most recent newsletter.

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is 1 + 7?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Newest Tips
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

View the most recent newsletter.