When you decide to hire someone to clean your home, you have two alternatives: a person providing such services on their own, or a specialized company.
Considering the pros and the cons
Sites and newspapers are full of ads in which “hardworking, punctual and responsible” people offer their services to those looking to hire someone to clean their home. However, in practice, it is not so easy to find a person that you can unreservedly allow in your home. Opting for the services of a professional cleaning company will save you from this trouble, but you will still need to check if the company is licensed, ensured and experienced, before signing any contract.
Price and Legal Aspects
An individual will charge less than a cleaning company and you will only need to worry about providing the supplies and cleaning products for the cleaner to use. Then again, things are not that simple. Consider what happens if something from your property is broken or stolen, or if the person you hired becomes sick or suffers an accident on your property. What is the legal base to solve these issues? If you hire a cleaning company, things are legally clear, because any professional contractor is licensed and must carry liability insurance as well as worker’s compensation.
Professional Tools and More Options
Another important thing to consider is that, even for residential cleaning, professional tools can make a big difference in the quality of the provided services. A cleaning company has all the necessary tools for a great and fast job, while individuals depend on the tools and the products you give them to use.
Typically, cleaning companies have different service packages, some of them customizable to match the needs of every client. The basic services required by customers and included in most of the professional packages are:
- vacuuming , mopping or machine washing the floors;
- dusting , cleaning and disinfecting toilets and other surfaces;
- cleaning house appliances;
- cleaning mirrors and shelves;
- washing windows; carpet cleaning;
- disposing of garbage;
- deodorizing and refreshing the rooms.
Basically, cleaning companies provide safety, rapidity, professional tools and solutions; they are more expensive than hiring individuals, but they offer full customer satisfaction and minimize any potential problems.
Keep in mind that cleaning is almost never fun; it is quite difficult and time consuming, causing a lot of headache sometimes. You surely have enough to worry about as it is, so why not consider leaving “the dirty job” to the true professionals?