There are many cleaning companies out there and the difference between an adequate, bad, and excellent Wohnungsauflösung Berlin company really make a difference. So how do you know which professional cleaning business to use? Here is a list of 15 things to look for before hiring a cleaning service. After reading this list, you will know how to tell which cleaning company is good and which one isn’t (before you hire them):
1. Get price quotes from at least three companies.
There are a few reasons why this should be done. Not only to know which cleaning company is the best priced but also to see how much a gap there is in the prices for the same service. “You get what you pay for” might be cliche but that doesn’t make it untrue. While if the differences in prices aren’t so great, it’s probably best to go with whatever professional cleaning business gives you the most bang for your buck. But if the discrepancy in prices is exponentially different, this should tell you something and give you a reason to be skeptical.
Also when asking for what the price quotes are, it’s recommended to ask if the price quotes include everything (the materials and the labor) and how much a special customized cleaning service might be in additional to the cleaning services which are offered.
2. Ask how long they’ve been in business.
There are many businesses which come and go so a business that has managed to stay in business for awhile says something positive about the cleaning company. While longevity isn’t a guarantee of greatness, it should be a factor that is weighed in. (After all, how can a business stay open for so many years if without having satisfied returning customers?)
3. Ask if they guarantee their work.
Most companies say that your satisfaction is guaranteed, but what does that mean? Does it mean they will offer you a refund if you are dissatisfied? It’s important to find this out before you hire anyone to do a job for you (especially one that guarantees satisfaction).
4. Ask for a list of references.
A good company will have loyal and satisfied customers. It’s advisable to ask for a list of references so you can feel comfortable knowing that you are dealing with a cleaning company that has a large client base of satisfied customers.
5. Can they provide all the cleaning services you need?
When hiring a professional cleaners it’s best to know all the services they offer. Why hire a bunch of cleaning companies when you can hire one to do all the jobs you need? It’s easier to keep track of one company you are hiring (and not having to go over this list every time you hire a new cleaning company) over many? Does the cleaning company do floor waxing, carpet cleaning, have a maid service? It’s best to know all the services they offer before you hire a them. If there are two cleaning companies to choose from and all other things being equal, it’s probably best to hire the one that offers the most services.
6. Do they offer green cleaning products?
Thanks to the influx of the green cleaning movement, one can hire a green cleaning company without worrying if the products they use are less good because they are good for you. Nowadays, green cleaning does just as good a job as non-green cleaning, but does it better, since it cleans without adding chemicals and toxins to the earth. If you are interested in green cleaning, make sure the professional cleaners you are looking for meet the green seal of approval.
7. Do they offer 24/7 emergency cleaning services?
If there is an emergency, such as a flood, broken pipes, clogged toilet, or other such problems that need to be immediately dealt with, it’s reassuring that you can call the cleaning company any time of day to save you from any disasters that may happen. After all, your cleaning company should already be acquainted with your building and has access to it, so it’s easier for them to solve cleaning emergencies and disasters than someone who hasn’t worked for you before.
8. Are they licensed, bonded and insured?
It’s important when hiring a cleaning company (or any company for that matter) to make sure that they are licensed to do the job. Also make sure that there are bonded, which means that they are responsible for any damages, loss, or any other failure that might happen. A professional cleaning business being bonded guarantees that you will not have to suffer any losses on their part since they are responsible for any damages, or failures that could possibly arise. Also, never hire a cleaning company that can’t show you proof that they are insured.
9. Is a customer service representative assigned to your account?
Sometimes it’s hard to get a direct contact to the person who is cleaning for you and if you call the cleaning company you may be directed to someone unfamiliar with your account. Make sure you know who is working on your account and if there is a direct number you can call them at (so you don’t have to waste unnecessary time being transferred and scoping them out).