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5 Simple Tips on How to Choose the Best House Cleaning Service

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Before you book a house cleaning service…

When looking for the best house cleaning service, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with information overload.

Sorting through websites, getting quotes, and speaking with each provider could take several days, maybe even weeks, to go through.

Even then, you still may not be sure whether you’re getting the most out of your money or not.

So to help you navigate the world of housecleaning, we’re sharing 5 Insider Tips on How to Choose a House Cleaning Service.

You’ll learn what to look for in a reputable house cleaning service, the best times to book, and how to make your cleaning services cheaper.

If you’ve never booked a housecleaning service before or are in the market for a new clean service, make sure to read this before booking anywhere.

 

1. Lessen the Scope

Decide what you need cleaned in your home

What do you really need help with?

First of all, it’s important to take stock of the things you really want cleaned because not all cleaning services perform the same services. For example, some do your laundry, make the beds, wash the dishes, etc. – so it’s important to know what you need before you book and make sure that the company you hire does those tasks.

Don’t assume anything. There’s nothing worse than coming home and expecting the laundry to be folded and realize it’s not done because it’s not part of their service contract with you.

Secondly, if you’re on a budget, deciding on what you really need cleaned is a way to customize your cleaning to make it a little cheaper.

For example, maybe all you really need help on is the kitchen and bathrooms? Some cleaning services allow you to book cleanings for just parts of your house (usually the bathrooms and kitchen because they’re the hardest parts of the home to clean). Dusting and wiping down of other surfaces they take care of themselves.

Keep in mind though, not all cleaning services allow you to do this. For example, at Scrubbi we quote a flat rate based mostly on the size of your home and the number of rooms – but we do consider the scope when it comes to Move Out cleanings.

But if you’re only looking for a little bit of help and not a more thorough cleaning, it’s good to know that that option is out there.

Another thing you can do is reduce the number of appointments in a month. So instead of weekly appointments maybe you can get away with bi-weekly appointments. Or if you don’t have kids, even monthly visits might be fine – although there are some adults more messy than most 5 year olds!

 

See also: Scrubbi’s House Cleaning Checklist

 

2. The More Frequent the Appointments, the Better

Frequency matters

Need a monthly cleaning, bi-weekly, or weekly cleaning? Or maybe just a one time clean for moving out? Take a really close look at how often you need house cleaning appointments. Maybe you can get away with bi-weekly cleanings instead of weekly?

Just keep in mind that generally, the more frequent your appointments are, the cheaper it will be in terms of cost per visit.

For example, bi-weekly cleanings will be cheaper per visit, than monthly visits, sometimes costing just a few dollars more per month. You could also try going weekly, then adjusting your cleaning services later on if you feel like you don’t need it as often, or vice versa by going monthly and increasing the frequency if needed.

Move outs and one-time appointments will almost always cost the most per visit because of how intensive the cleaning is and because it’s not an ongoing, regular service.

 

Scrubbi is nationwide. Here’s a list of cities we service across Canada

 

3. Look Up Reviews Or Ask Friends For Recommendations

Asking friends, family and coworkers who have had hired a house cleaning service before for their recommendation can save you a lot of headaches because you can be relatively sure that if they had a good experience, you will too. That’s one of the main ways Scrubbi grew the way we did.

 

A side benefit of going through a cleaning service that was recommended you is that in some cases, they’ll give a referral credit to you AND a credit to the person recommending you. It’s a win-win for both of you.

 

If you don’t have anyone to ask, or want to do your own search, reading up on a companies’ customer reviews can give you an idea of what you’re getting into.

Look them up on Google, Yelp, Homestars, and their own website for reviews that people have put up.

 

4. Flat Rates and Walk-throughs

Flat rate is better

You know that jaw-dropping cleaning quote that’s $100 less than the others?

Yes it sounds great and all but you’ll definitely want to double check to see if it’s a flat rate.

Chances are that it’s not and that they’ve grossly under estimated the job.

Which is how you could end up with a surprise $350 bill at the end when you thought you were getting it for about $170.

Not only that, but the efficiency and effort of the maids is not something you will know beforehand – a flat rate is more stable and ensures that you know what you’re paying for and aren’t shocked when you see the final bill.

 

Do a walk-through

This is one we can’t stress enough.

Once the cleaning has been done, do a walk-through with the cleaner to ensure that nothing has been missed.

This gives you a chance to see if anything was missed or if an area of your home needs a bit more attention to be done a bit better.

Once the cleaners leave, it’s virtually impossible to get them to come back the same day, so make sure everything looks good before they leave.

If you can’t be home at the time of service, make sure to do the walk-through as soon as possible. The more reputable cleaning companies have a cleaning service guarantee but you usually have to notify them within 24 hours about any problems.

 

See also: Scrubbi’s 24 Hour Service Guarantee

 

Visit our website: www.scrubbi.com

 

5. Look For A Better Cleaning Experience

There are advantages and disadvantages to each and those differences lead to huge differences in terms of your experience.

Everything from online customer support chat to scheduling, appointment reminders, and more, we use technology to create a better customer experience for you.

We’re also up front with the costs and don’t try to trick you with “man-hours” or charge you for cleaning add-ons that you don’t need.

 

What exactly are “man-hours”?

What happens is people fall into the trap of being quoted a price per hour but they don’t realize is that this price per hour is per cleaner.

So for example, if a company says they’ll charge you $25 per man hour and three cleaners arrive, you’re actually being charged $75 per hour (3 x $25).

The other problem with charging by the hour is that the cleaners don’t have an incentive to work harder or faster – in fact, they actually have an incentive to go SLOWER!

Luckily we’ve found a solution to both these problems by charging a flat rate and giving our cleaners a bonus if you’re happy with your cleaning.

This ensures that you get the great quality cleaning that you’re looking for without the surprise bill at the end.

 

The “More Maids” fallacy

I get why people think that having more cleaners is better.

It makes sense to think that having more maids will mean that your home will be cleaner and be finished in less time than just one.

But that line of thinking is based on a few assumptions like: A) all maids are great at cleaning and B) there will be no chit chat or wasting of time while they’re in your home.

But while ‘B’ isn’t as big of an issue, ‘A’ certainly is.

The truth is, it’s difficult enough to find one great maid that: pays attention to details, has the knowledge to get out different stains on a variety of surfaces, is reliable, shows up consistently, and works efficiently.

Having entire teams of 2, 3, or more great maids like that are – while not impossible -very, very rare.

You can read more about the “More Maids” fallacy here.

 

Bonus: What to Look Out For in MOVE OUT Cleaning Services

Moving in or out of your home? The above tips still apply for the most part with some changes. Here’s a quick overview of what to watch out for:

Book early

Not only can it get more expensive as you get closer to the end of the month, bookings fill up FAST. If you wait to long, you could miss out and have to clean the home yourself (which doesn’t help when you’re already busy) or you’ll have to settle for any help you can find – not exactly ideal for a time sensitive project like moving out of a home.

Flat rate is still better

If you’re booking a move-out service, go for one that cleans for a flat rate instead of an hourly rate. The efficiency and effort of the maids is not something you will know beforehand ad a flat rate ensures that you know what you’re paying for and aren’t hit with a shock when you see the final bill.

 

Do a walk-through

This is one we can’t stress enough. Once the cleaning has been done, do a walk-through with the cleaner to ensure that nothing has been missed. If you can’t be home at the time of service, make sure to do the walk-through as soon as possible. The more reputable cleaning companies have a cleaning service guarantee but you usually have to notify them within 24 hours about any problems.

If you decide to go through an independent cleaner, many times they don’t have a service guarantee and will automatically dispute any problems you claim if you bring it up with them. The same goes for anything that may have been stolen or damaged so again, double check your insurance to see if you’re covered.

 

Read all of our tips for a smooth, stress-free move out cleaning service here: 3 Tips For a Successful Move Out Cleaning Service

 

If you ever have any questions don’t ever hesitate to give us call at 1-877-551-9876 or connect with us on Twitter or Facebook and ask us there.

 

 

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  2. I agree, a lot of thought has to go into choosing how often you actually want the cleaning service to come by and clean your home. As the article points out, the more regularly you have your house serviced, the cheaper it will usually be; however, you may not exactly need a service that often. That’s why it is so important to focus on finding a good balance between how often you need your house cleaned and how much you’re willing to pay for it.

  3. It is good to know that when working with a cleaning service, it is appropriate to check their work to see satisfactory areas and other areas that could use some improvement. It would be best to find someone who can successfully complete the specifics of the tasks you need done. Another thing to consider would be to tidy up a bit before the service arrives to allow them to perform an even deeper clean instead of wasting time on the surface.

  4. My father’s home is big and has become too much for my father to handle by himself. You advised asking friends, family and coworkers for recommendations for good cleaning services. I’ll have to have my father ask some of his friends, as I’m sure they’ve used services especially since it’s harder for them to clean by themselves now. Thanks for the great read.

    • Scrubbi Author
      scrubbi Reply

      You’re very welcome Rachel. Thanks for reading!

  5. My wife and I have noticed that we don’t have the same time to clean our house like we used to, and we were thinking about hiring a service to help us out. It’s interesting that you say to read up on some of the customer reviews that the company has. It would be nice to contact a few of them and hear their experience first hand.

  6. Thanks for the tips for choosing a house cleaning company. My wife has been pretty overwhelmed with housework and the children, so I want to find somebody to help out around the house. Thanks for mentioning that the more frequent the visits, the cheaper they normally. We will have to set a good schedule and figure out exactly what we need.

  7. I agree that frequency of appointment matters for a cleaning service. It would seem that you would want them to stop by your home frequently but also at a time that would work in your schedule. I’m looking for a cleaning service to help keep my home clean so I’ll have to find one that visits frequently.

  8. My house is a mess but I am so busY I hardly have time to clean it. I liked when you talked about being clear about what you need before you choose cleaning services. It is important to remember that consulting with several companies and comparing their services can help you find the one that has the best reviews.

    • Scrubbi Author
      scrubbi Reply

      That’s right John, it’s a huge help and helps to make sure that expectations are met and/or can be met. Thanks for reading!

  9. The article brings up a good point with how frequently you’ll need your home cleaned. After all, this can vary greatly depending on how busy you are. It might be best to talk it over with the cleaning service and see what they think based on how big your home is, what needs to be cleaned, etc.

    • Scrubbi Author
      scrubbi Reply

      Thanks for reading Kyle!

  10. My wife and I have very busy schedules. She has recently gone back to school, so we are looking for a cleaning service that can help us have more relaxation time. I didn’t realize how important it is to look up cleaning companies online to see what others say about there service, and this can be particularly helpful if family and friends don’t have recommendations. I’ll be sure to share this information with my wife.

    • Scrubbi Author
      scrubbi Reply

      Thanks Tomas! Glad we could help. 🙂

  11. It is good to know that flat rates are better when it comes to hiring a cleaning service. Giving the worker an incentive to get the work done but to also be aware of what you will be paying for. I have heard that it is a good idea to interview a few possible cleaning services before selecting one to get a few different bids.

  12. Thanks for the tips for choosing a cleaning service. I have been thinking about hiring somebody to help out around the house, but I haven’t known what to look for. Thanks for mentioning that you should try and schedule more regular appointments because it will be cheaper. I will keep that in mind.

    • Scrubbi Author
      scrubbi Reply

      Glad it helped Ernest and best of luck in your search for a cleaning service. Let me know if you have any other questions.

      Thanks for reading!

  13. Since both my husband and I have been super busy lately, the housekeeping has been a little neglected. We are looking to hire a cleaning service that can help us take care of the house. Like you said, we’ll be sure to do a walk-through after the cleaning is done with the cleaner to make sure that nothing has been missed.

  14. I like your advice to ask family, friends, and coworkers about any cleaning company they’ve worked with as well as looking up online reviews. This could help you choose one that offers excellent services and will treat you well as a customer. Researching the cleaning company could also give you the chance to learn more about the services they offer and their location to make sure that they’re nearby and will be able to get to you quickly whenever you require their assistance.

  15. Thank you for discussing that the more often a house cleaning company visits, the cheaper they are (per visit). I’m just looking for some help from cleaners about once a month, to help me with the more in depth stuff. I’ll be sure to see what the different house cleaning companies’ rates are for a monthly visit.

  16. I agree that you would need to consider what you need to be cleaned in your home before you choose a service. It would be good to define this early so as to avoid confusion. I’m looking for a cleaning service for my home, so I’ll have to find one that is qualified and experienced.

    • Scrubbi Author
      scrubbi Reply

      Thanks Gloria! We hope you found the article helpful and let us know if you have any questions.

  17. I like that you mentioned that the more frequent your cleanings, the cheaper they will be. It makes sense that the pricing would scale in this way. My wife and I want to find a cleaning service to help us keep our home in good shape during the week, and we are wondering what to look for. I will definitely keep this in mind, thanks.

  18. Your suggestion to ask family and friends for recommendations is great. My grandmother lives on her own and isn’t able to clean her home anymore. I want her to have the best service and feel comfortable. I’ll be sure to ask around to see if any of my family and friends have had a good experience with a cleaning company.

  19. It really helped when you mentioned how you should take the time to assess what you need when looking for a good cleaning company to provide them for you. I understand that taking the time to do some research can help you find the best company to help you get the type of services you need. Personally, I would want to take the time to read online reviews and rating in order to find a cleaning company that has a good reputation in my area.

  20. Tammie Houston Reply

    I like your suggestion of looking at reviews from other people or asking friends about their recommendation. It goes without saying that if they are satisfied with the outcome, then I’ll most likely be satisfied as well. I want to get my house cleaned for the holidays, and I need a professional to do it. Thanks to your tips, I have more ideas in terms of what I need to consider.

  21. This blog is very useful. We always try to save money as much as we can so these tips which you have given are really helpful for house cleaning. Good work!!
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  22. My wife and I are going to be hosting Thanksgiving next week, and we thought it would be a good idea to get our house deep cleaned before then. I loved that you said to look them up online and look for reviews. It would be nice to get an idea of how well the cleaned other people’s homes.

  23. I like that you mention knowing what you want and need to be cleaned before hiring someone. It’s important to hire someone who is able to meet your needs, but it’s also good to set realistic expectations since not every cleaning services will offer the same type of service. I’ve been thinking about hiring someone because I work a lot and It’s hard to keep the kitchen and bathrooms clean. Hiring a cleaning service would really help me manage some stress in my life.

  24. A friend of mine shared this site and I am loving it. Really nice information. We should really take things into consideration before hiring someone for cleaning services. It is so satisfying and wonderful. Thank you for this lovely post.

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    • Scrubbi Author
      scrubbi Reply

      Thank you Richard!

  25. I agree that you need to consider the reviews of a cleaning service before you choose it. It would be good to consider this because it would show their experience. My sister needs a cleaning service, so she’ll have to find one with good reviews.

  26. After moving into our new home, my fiance and I are thinking of getting a home cleaning service. Both of us are struggling to keep things orderly on our own and need some help. We will be sure to look for someone with a reasonable hourly rate or a flat rate.

  27. These tips which you have given are really helpful for choosing house cleaning. Thank you very much. Good work!! We always try to save money as much as we can so these tips which you have given are really helpful for hiring house cleaning. Good work!!
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  28. I agree that you would want to look up house cleaning reviews when choosing a service. Finding out what past clients have to say would help ensure that they are qualified. My brother needs help finding a house cleaning service, so he’ll have to consider their reviews first.

  29. I like that you talked about deciding how much you want your home to be cleaned and how much you need it to be cleaned. My sister is looking to get some air quality testing in her home because she just had a baby and wants clean air. I think I will also talk to her about how often she wants a service to come if she decides to do that as well.

  30. I like that the first tips revolves around deciding on what you actually need help with cleaning in your home. After all, it is still possible for you to do some cleaning while you have the service hired. As an example, you may just need them to clean the floors since your knees are bad and you cannot handle it yourself.

  31. A friend of mine is getting ready to move out of their apartment, and we were curious about how you would find the right company to help them out. I love that you say to look for someone that has online customer support. That way, you will be able to contact them whenever you need them.

  32. It’s very difficult to find a cleaning services provider that is consistent in quality and flexible to your needs. But your tips made it easier. Thanks for sharing this article with us.

    • Scrubbi Author
      scrubbi Reply

      No problem and thanks for reading Michel!

  33. It’s interesting that you talked about choosing a service that will charge you a flat rate. My wife and I have been looking for someone to clean our property once a week. It would be nice to choose a flat rate because that way we know exactly how much to pay.

  34. You make a good point about the importance of determining what you actually want cleaned, and how often, before choosing a service. If you can handle all the big stuff but you hate dusting (like my wife), you’d probably have more options than if you needed everything done. Now that I’m retired I have a harder time getting to everything I used to, so I think a cleaning service would be really useful for me.

    • Scrubbi Author
      scrubbi Reply

      Thanks for reading Bradford! Your wife isn’t alone – I think we all hate dusting. HAHA

      Let us know if you need any more info.

  35. I agree that you need to determine what you really need help with when choosing a cleaning service. It would be good to do as you say, and consider the best things for your budget when deciding what they will clean. Now that my husband and I are both working full time again, our home gets neglected a lot more. When I decide what cleaning service to choose to help us keep things in order, I’ll have to determine what I need help with the most.

  36. This is a great compilation of tips on how one can choose a house cleaning service. I think the company should provide some healthy cleaning solutions with good benefits. I will surely remind these things while choosing. This is so helpful. Thanks!
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    • Scrubbi Author
      scrubbi Reply

      Thanks for the comment. 🙂

  37. Thanks for the post on how to select the right cleaning service and what to look for when choosing a provider. I love how you mentioned that you should read through the contract and actually read what they are going to do — sometimes there can be misconceptions and wrong expectations. I still remember when I was little, my mom had someone come over to clean and they did an amazing job. Now that I am really busy and my wife deals with kids, we should hire someone to come help us out with the home. Thanks again!

  38. Thanks for the tips for choosing a cleaning service. I like how you said that we need to ask friends and family if they’ve hired anyone to clean their homes. I’m pretty sure some of our neighbors have, so I’ll start asking around! I just really want a clean house.

  39. This is amazing. This is very useful for a busy person like me. This tip makes me more comfortable with Choosing the Best House Cleaning Service

  40. I’m thinking of hiring a cleaning service in the near future for my home. I like how you suggest taking the time to get recommendations from people I know when looking for a cleaning service. How many recommendations do you suggest I gather from people I know before deciding on who to hire?

    • Scrubbi Author
      scrubbi Reply

      Hi Raymond! The more the merrier, but having at least one gives you something to work with since there are so many cleaning services out there. When it comes to the safety of your home, it helps to have that recommendation.

  41. Thank you for suggesting that after the cleaning is done you should make sure and do a walkthrough. This seems like a great way to ensure they are doing good work. I’ll have to make sure to do this once I find the perfect cleaning company to help get my house ready for my family reunion next month.

  42. My husband and I want to sell our home, but first we want to get it professionally cleaned to help attract more customers. You had some great tips for choosing a house cleaning service, and I liked how you said to choose a company that offers flat rates, as other companies that offer hourly rates can end up costing you a fortune. Thanks; we’ll keep this in mind when choosing a cleaning service for our home.

    • Scrubbi Author
      scrubbi Reply

      Thanks Jocelyn and good luck. 🙂

  43. I like the tip that you gave to ask your friends if they know of a good cleaning service. My realtor has asked me to get my carpets professionally cleaned, and I want to make sure that I get great service. I will be sure to talk to my friends if they know of a good cleaning service, so I can be confident that they will offer great service.

  44. Thanks for the tip about finding a home cleaning service that will meet your needs. Identify the needs would help you know they are qualified for what you need. My husband and I are looking for a home cleaning service, so we’ll have to identify our needs first.

  45. Thanks, it’s very informative

  46. Thanks for these tips on how to find a good cleaning service. It would make sense to find someone who is qualified and can clean in the scope that you need. My husband and I need a home cleaning service, so we’ll have to check their qualifications first.

  47. I like the tip that you gave to choose a cleaning service that has positive reviews. My wife and I have been talking about finding a cleaning service to keep our windows clean, and it would be important for us to know that we could find one who we would be able to trust in. If we decide to find a cleaning service, I will be sure to check their reviews beforehand.

  48. I like the tip that you gave to choose a cleaning service that is referred to you. My wife and I have been talking about finding a cleaning service for when we are selling our home, and it would be important for us to know that we could find one who we could trust in. If we decide to find a cleaning service, I will be sure to look for referrals.

  49. I like the tip that you gave to check the reviews of a cleaning service before you decide to hire them. My wife and I have been talking about finding a cleaning service to help us if we were both working, and it would be important for us to be confident in who we choose to hire. If we choose to find a cleaning service, I will be sure to look for one who has good reviews, so I could be confident in our choice to hire them.

  50. I like the tip that you gave to choose a cleaning service that will work on a time that will be okay for you. My wife and I have been talking about finding a cleaning service to help us if we were to choose to put our home up for sale, and it would be important for us to know that we could find one who we could trust in. If we choose to find a cleaning service, I will be sure to look for one who will have a schedule that will work with me.

  51. Thanks for these tips on how to find a good cleaning service. After my husband and I both started full-time jobs this last month it’s been harder and harder to clean our home ourselves. When we hire a cleaning service to help us out, we’ll have to remember your advice about how bi-weekly cleanings are cheaper than monthly ones.

  52. Thanks for these tips on how to find the right cleaning service. It would make sense to find someone who can clean your home bi-weekly, as you suggest. My husband and I are looking for a cleaning service, so we’ll to check how often they can clean.

  53. I like how you mentioned that when looking for a home cleaning service, you should start by asking friends and family for referrals because it will allow you to have an inside look at what a company is all about. My kids are always making messes, and with my job, it’s hard for me to have a lot of time to clean, so I’ve been thinking about hiring a house cleaning service, but don’t know how to go about finding one. I will definitely keep your great tips and information in mind when trying to find a suitable house cleaning service to reduce my stress and keep my house in great shape.

  54. I like the tip that you gave to choose a cleaning service that will be able to work frequently. My wife and I have been talking about finding a cleaning service to help us if we choose to get help with preparing our home for when our family visits this summer, and it would be important for us to know that we could find one who we could trust in. If we choose to find a cleaning service, I will be sure to look for one who could work frequently.

  55. Thanks for these tips on how to find the right cleaning service. I agree that you wan tot check your budget before you choose them. My husband and I are looking for a cleaning service, so we’ll have to check our budget first.

  56. Thanks for these tips on how to find a good cleaning service. It would make sense to find someone who can fit your scope. My husband and I are looking for a cleaning service, so we’ll have to check their scope.

  57. I like the tip that you gave to choose a cleaning service after you check their reviews. My wife and I have been talking about finding a cleaning service to help us with our home while we are putting it up for sale, and it would be important for us to know that we could find one that other people have been satisfied with. If we do, I will be sure to look for one that will offer positive reviews.

  58. Thanks for these tips on how to find a good cleaning service. It would make sense to consider how frequent the cleaning is. My husband and I are looking for a cleaning service, so we’ll have to check their qualifications first.

  59. I like how you mentioned asking friends, family, and coworkers for house cleaning recommendations. My sister is thinking of hiring a residential cleaning service to help her keep her house in order. I think doing so would be really helpful for her peace of mind.

    • Scrubbi Author
      Scrubbi Reply

      Hi Johnny! It’s amazing what a difference a housecleaning service can make in your life. I hope your sister enjoys it!

  60. Thanks for these tips on how to find a good cleaning service. I agree that you want to consider your budget in order to know what is right for you. My husband and I are looking for a cleaning service, so we’ll have to check our budget first.

  61. I have noticed that I don’t have much time to clean my house and that means it is messy most of the time. It makes sense that I should look for a home cleaning company that has great reviews from their customers. This way I can be sure that their customer service and quality of cleaning is top-notch.

  62. Ena Gerritse Reply

    I live in St.Albert alberta.
    Where is scrubbi located? Are services available here?

  63. I like the tip that you gave to choose a cleaning service that you can book early. My wife and I might need to find a cleaning service. If we do, I will be sure to book them early.

  64. I like the tip that you gave to choose a cleaning service that has good reviews. My wife and I have been talking about finding a cleaning service for our home. If we do, I will be sure to look for one who has good reviews.

  65. I am not able to clean my condo because of health reasons, I live in a Condo in Chilliwack BC

    • Scrubbi Author
      Scrubbi Reply

      Hi Jeanne! Thanks for the comment. That is outside our service area at the moment but we are looking at expanding to the Abbotsford and Chilliwack areas in the near future.

  66. You have some great advice about how to find a good cleaning service. Deciding on your budget would help you out very well. My husband and I are looking for a carpet cleaning service, so we’ll have to check on our budget first.

  67. I like the tip that you gave to choose a cleaning service that has good reviews. My wife and I have been talking about finding a cleaning service to help us with our home while it is up for sale, and it would be important for us to know that we could find one who we could trust in. If we decide to find a cleaning service, I will be sure to look for one that has good reviews.

  68. Thanks for these tips on how to find a good cleaning service. I agree that you want to consider your budget first. My husband and I are looking for a cleaning service, so we’ll have to consider the budget.

  69. It’s interesting to know that you need to make sure what your cleaning company will do for you before hiring them. My husband and I spend a lot of hours a day in our jobs, and we are looking for advice to hire a cleaning service. I will recommend him to hire a cleaning service that will do everything that we don’t have the time to do.

  70. Claudette Gallant Reply

    The Cleaning Company that is invited to your home and to help you clean your house, comes with a clipboard and will tick off the service you want to use from them. Usually always the kitchen/bathroom/living room/family room are the main things, Shower/tub/toilet in master bedroom and vacuum clean the whole house. Dusting, do you have a glass cabinet filled with a collection of hundred things (tiny shoes/figurines/etc, this take mega time to clean. Do you have hardwood floors with area carpets and carpets around your chairs, that take mega time to do. How about your 10 ft. mirrors and jacuzi tubs, glass shower doors, etc, this does take time. Do you want that oven cleaned, now that is one ugly job, and takes time. Just giving you something all to think about when hiring someone to clean your home. I know from experience, I have been there done that and expectations can be more than can be done in the time allowed.

  71. It really helped when you said that you should ask for recommendations and look up reviews! Last week I started a new job, my 2 kids went back to school, and I just can’t seem to find time to clean my home and I want to make sure that I can find a good service to help. Thanks for the tips on how to find the best cleaning service!

  72. Thanks for discussing that we can learn about what we’re getting into by searching for reviews from other clients of the cleaning services. I love the idea of hiring a house cleaning service because it’s the last thing I want to do on my own after getting home from a long day at work. Your article was valuable to me because you provided some great resources I can use in my search for a high quality house cleaning service.

  73. I liked that you mentioned you need to consider how often you will need cleaning services before choosing a company. My husband and I are thinking about hiring a cleaning company to help with our house, and we are looking for advice. I will call a professional company after we decide how often we need them to clean our house.

  74. Marj Reply

    Can or should you be at home when they are cleaning? I’ve never done this before so not quite sure what the procedure is. Do I give a complete stranger the key to my house? How does that work?

    • Scrubbi Author
      Scrubbi Reply

      Hi Marj, great question! Most of our customers actually aren’t home for their cleaning. They either provide: remote access via their phone (like buzzing them in if it’s a condo), they have a keypad and give us a code to enter, they have a lockbox with a key in it, are home to let us in and then leave, or they place the key in a hiding spot which they tell us in advance.

      It’s part of our policy to not take keys off site or make copies of keys so you would have to provide a way for us to get in like mentioned above.

      I hope this helps. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  75. These are good tips on how to find a good cleaning service. I agree that you want to lessen the scope and make sure that you know what you want to be cleaned. My husband and I need a cleaning service, so we’ll have to consider what we need to be cleaned first.

  76. I thought it was helpful when you suggested to look for a cleaning service that has good reviews. My wife and I have been talking about finding a cleaning service to help us with our home while it is up for sale. When we look for one, I will be sure to choose one that has good reviews.

  77. I agree that you should choose a cleaning service that has good reviews. My sister is selling her house, and she needs to hire a cleaning service to clean the house. With that set, I’ll pass her the info so she can find a reliable cleaning company.

  78. Thank you for stating that you should ask friends for recommendations when looking for a cleaning service. My husband and I are currently looking for a cleaning service. I will definitely keep all of your great tips and information in mind when trying to find the perfect cleaning service.

  79. It was interesting to see what you said about lessening the scope. My sister is looking for someone to help her clean her house better. Making sure that it is really clean would really clear her conscious.

  80. I don’t have time to clean my house due to my busy schedule. I hope I’ll be able to find a cleaning service that will attend to my house’s cleaning needs. Thank you for these reminders by the way; I’ll see to it that I’ll be specific with my commands; I will them what are the spots of the house that needs cleaning.

  81. My aunt is having an open house, and she needs to find a cleaning service after the event. I like the tip that you gave us to choose a cleaning service that has good reviews. This will be useful to help her finds the right company for the task.

  82. You made a great point about making sure the cleaning service you get cleans as often as you need and how sometimes you can save by having less often cleanings. My husband and I both work full time and we don’t have a lot of time to clean our home in Jackson, WY, so we are looking for a cleaning service to help us out while we’re at work. We will keep these tips in mind as we search for a professional we can work with.

  83. Thanks for these tips on how to find a good cleaning service. I agree that you want to check the reputation of them online before you hire them. Because I just started a full time job, I’ll have to find a qualified cleaning service to keep my home clean while I work.

  84. It’s good to know I should walk through the house while they’re still there so I can address any problems since they probably won’t come back after they’ve left. My wife started working a different shift that makes it so neither of us are home for very long, so we are considering hiring someone to come help clean parts of our house. We’ll definitely want to get off on the right foot and make sure we each have the same expectations for what’s supposed to get cleaned.

    • Scrubbi Author
      Scrubbi Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Oscar. 🙂

  85. After getting a promotion that involves a relocation to a new city for my job, I am in the market to sell my home. Before I actually list my home, I’ll need to find a qualified cleaning service to make it look presentable. When I do, I’ll follow your advice and find exactly which things need to be cleaned in order to know how much I will actually spend.

  86. My wife and I want to get our carpets cleaned before the birth of our child so that we can eliminate as many allergen sources in our home as possible. We found it helpful when you explained that it is a good idea to consider a company’s reviews when you are considering hiring them. These tips you shared will help us find the best service to hire.

  87. It is very interesting that you pointed out the importance of looking at reviews of potential cleaning services on their website as well as other places like Google and Yelp. My husband and I moved into a basement apartment a few weeks ago, and cleaning the outside of our windows is very difficult because they are in window wells. Hiring a cleaning service to handle the washing for us would be very helpful, and I will make sure to look at their online reviews before making a decision.

  88. This is such a helpful article for someone who is about to hire a professional cleaning service for the first time. This is an investment in yourself more than anything. It’s a decision you won’t regret. Not only will you find more free time to spend with your family and friends, but you will also be able to enjoy living in a clean house without having to put in the time and effort to clean it yourself.

    • So true Max! Once we get someone to use a housecleaning service, they can’t imagine living without it. 🙂

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