Hiring a house cleaner can take a lot of stress out of your life and save you precious time. Most people don’t check every little thing the cleaner does every time, as it is already expected it will be done. However, there are a few things you should check from time to time to make sure you are always getting what you are paying for. Some things are to keep the overall look of your home sparkling clean, while some can be hazardous to your health and safety if not done regularly. Also, if you have not hired a service yet, make sure they know that these things are necessary, to avoid any miscommunication in the future.
You want to make sure your baseboards are being properly taken care of.
Typically, the first time a service comes to your home, they will hand-wash all of them, and every time after, touch them up and dust as needed to keep them in good condition. It is amazing how something so simple as having clean baseboards can change the look of every room.
Keeping your ceiling and room corners free of cobwebs.
This needs to be checked for and taken care of regularly. They can build up over time and create a negative feel to your home. Make sure your house cleaner is equipped with some sort of extendable duster, for the higher up areas.
Do you see any streaks, lint, or residue on any surfaces?
These are issues typically associated with an inexperienced cleaner, but it can be seen with anyone who is not being very thorough, and is a good indication of the quality of work throughout your home. All surfaces and mirrors should be free of any particulates or streaks, otherwise they will not look very clean, even though you know they have been. But keep in mind that if your home accumulates a lot of dust, some minor resettling may occur.
If you have an electric stove, the drip pans should be wiped out.
While there’s not much that can be done about burned in food, your drip pans should be free of all loose crumbs, which can easily catch fire when you are cooking. At the very least, it creates that unpleasant burning smell that can set off your fire alarms.
Your microwave should be kept in the best condition possible.
Most people don’t think much about this, but it can be a serious hazard to let the microwave build up food splatters over time. The food can catch fire, rendering the microwave useless, or even cause major damage to your kitchen or entire home.
Keeping the light switches and doorknobs clean.
Not only does it look bad to have switches and knobs grimy and filthy, but letting them go makes them major players in spreading sickness and harmful bacteria, since they are constantly being touched. Make sure your service provider’s all purpose cleaner has disinfecting properties, and that they are looking well taken care of.
Every home is different, and you may notice that there are other things you want from your cleanings. Make a list, and make sure those things are being done. And don’t be afraid to speak up if you notice things being overlooked or not done at all. Often, the issue can be handled quickly and peacefully. Click here to view our list of services, and see what you should expect with every cleaning!
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