Although each cleaning company is different, you should know what to expect from a good cleaning service.
Before your cleaning team arrives, you should ask questions about who will be in your house. You want to make sure that you are hiring a cleaning team that has been vetted and can be trusted. A reputable company will run background checks and know who they are sending into your home. OCC Cleaning sends the same, trusted team to your house every visit.
Discuss if you are planning on setting up a regular cleaning service or if cleaning will be scheduled as needed. One of the best options to stay on top of cleaning is to set up regular bi-weekly services. While planning your services, you will also need to discuss how your cleaning team will gain access to your home. A popular option that many clients choose if they cannot be home, is setting up a digital lockbox. Although OCC Cleaning does not require a contact, many cleaning services do, so be sure to discuss your options.
You will want to mention any rooms that you do not want included in the cleaning. Discuss areas of your house that may need more attention than others. Most companies will not include detailed or deep cleaning unless it is specially requested. OCC Cleaning does include deep and detailed cleaning in their pricing, but you will still want to cover your expectations while scheduling your appointment.
Most companies have a lot of options for cleaning “add-ons” that you can add to your service. Oven cleaning, windows, steam-cleaning carpets, or vent cleaning are all options that can be added to your service.
It is important to have all rooms of the house that you want cleaned, picked up. If your cleaners have to spend time straightening up or moving items, it will take time away from your detailed cleaning.
Every basic cleaning service should include a thorough cleaning of all floors, including moving furniture to clean underneath. All counter tops should be cleaned, and surfaces dusted. Bathrooms should be completely cleaning, including showers, toilets, sinks, and mirrors. Unless additional services are requested, bedrooms will usually just include making beds, dusting, and vacuuming.
There are many options for cleaning companies available in the Northern Virginia area. Asking questions ahead of time and communicating your areas of concern will ensure that you are completely satisfied with the results of your cleaning service.