It’s easy to decide that you need help cleaning your home. It’s harder to decide which Wisconsin home cleaner you want to clean it. Fortunately, these questions can help you narrow down the list of cleaning services and cleaners so you can enjoy a clean home.
The first step is to know your options. Typically, Wisconsin homeowners have two options: an individual cleaner or home cleaning service. There are advantages and disadvantages to each home cleaning option. A home cleaner offers personalized service, and the comfort of having the same cleaner each time.
Local home cleaning services use local home cleaners trained in residential cleaning. Some home cleaning services can pair an employee with a household while offering other cleaners when that employee is unavailable. (Unfortunately, an individual home cleaner typically can’t offer the same and may not be able to do cleanings when sick or on vacation.) A home cleaning service typically trains employees and can offer the same consistent service. Home cleaning services can also offer less frequent or as-needed cleanings, while home cleaners typically request a regular cleaning schedule.
Once you’ve narrowed down your options for local home cleaners, it’s time to ask prospective cleaners these important questions.
“How long have you been in business? Can you provide references?”
An experienced home cleaner or home cleaning service should be able to offer references from clients who have used their services in the past.
“Is your service insured?”
Both home cleaners and home cleaning services should be able to respond with a strong yes. A cleaner’s insurance is important in cases when damage is done to the home.
“Are background checks a part of the hiring process?”
Wisconsin homeowners should expect the same from an individual cleaner or home cleaning service. A background check ensures that the cleaners entering your home are trustworthy.
“Does your service supply cleaning products?”
Some cleaning services provide cleaning products and supplies. If you need a service that provides these items, always ask the cleaning service these questions when hiring a home cleaner.
“How can I schedule a home cleaning? Who should I contact if I have any issues?”
The answer to this question may seem obvious, but some cleaners have set processes that ensure a prompt reply, service, and conflict resolution. Some Wisconsin homeowners see this part of a cleaning service an advantage because they can contact a manager with complaints and feedback.
“Would you prefer that I am here during cleaning? Where should I keep my pet when the cleaner comes?”
Some home cleaners and cleaning services require that pets be secured during cleaning. You may need to put your pet in a bedroom or crate to ensure that there are no issues during the home cleaning.
“What is the cost of cleaning services?”
The cost of cleaning services depends on the amount of cleaning needed. Before contacting any cleaning service, you should make a list of cleaning services you need (i.e. cleaning the bathrooms, washing dishes, etc.) so you can get an accurate quote—and be satisfied with the cleaning and the cost.