Monday, August 13, 2012

Why Choose a Professional Cleaning Company?

Why Choose a Professional Cleaning Company?

With families going for dual income these days, cleaning of the home is mostly outsourced to others to ensure the cleanliness of the house yet giving the owners a chance to rest on their off days instead of having to allocate duties to each family member depriving them the opportunity to recharge or even to spend some quality family time together. Their home will be upkeep so that health will not be compromised by having to live in a filthy and pest infested house that the busy city dwellers have failed to maintain.

While we are spoilt for choices as to whether to use a maid, we need to also understand that there is hidden cost such as maid’s food and necessities incurred when one chooses to get a full-time domestic helper. Not to forget mentioning the upfront administrative fee one has to put up, one has to arrange a room for the maid to stay. When the maid is sick, there will be no others to replace her duties and employers need to pay the addition medical expenses for the maid. When a maid leaves, there is a window period when the family will lost the domestic help and there need to be an alternative arrange to ensure the cleaning of the house and other chores are completed in the absence of a new maid. If coordination permits, there might be an overlapping, double paying of wages for the handover of the new and the old maid, which to some employers are not a very ideal situation as well.

If one opts to have a regular freelance cleaner, similar problem arises when the cleaner is going away or when sickness renders her unfit for work. When she resigns, one needs to go hunting for a new cleaner and there will be a need to retrain or inform what the things to be done to the new helper one engage. Please be noted that, engaging illegal freelance cleaner, you are putting yourself in a risk of being fined.

However, if one chose a professional cleaning company, the above problem will not arise as the company would have a pool of well-trained helpers thus customer’s interest will not be compromised when any one helper is not able to tend to her duties. With a contract in place, a helper would be allocated to you and even if the helper is not a regular one, the company would have briefed them on the job scope, saving the home owners the necessity to teach and train the helper assigned. Details of the individual household needs would have been on record and if there is any feedback on the standard of work delivered, it would have been easier to speak to a company representative than to tell the individual helper who might take immediate offence to any suggestions or comments given.

In the event the company changes hands, the contract is still valid and the new business owner will continue with the contract thus there will be no lapse in the supply of a domestic helper. Have your made up your mind which suits you better? A Professional Cleaning Company or engaging a freelance cleaner or a maid is more appealing?

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Home Cleaning Services – Window Cleaning

Home Cleaning Services – Window Cleaning

Clear, sparkling-clean windows can give your home and offices a newer and flattering look.  An enhanced appearance also can raise the market value of your property if you intent to sell or let it out.  Another beneficial yet often unnoticed advantage is the indoor lighting energy saving that you will see on your electrical bills.

Dirt, when accumulated into layers, can develop into water stains that cannot be easily removed without special equipment and methods.  Under the sun, dust also accumulates and becomes solidified. As time goes by, this stubborn “solidified dust” gets more difficult to rid off and permanently clouds the window, causing the glass surface to both lose its luster and smoothness.

Looking back, window cleaning has indeed come way a long from mere soaps, water and rags. Rags used to leave traces on glasses, soap seeped into openings, and un-removed water stains clouded panes.  Today, window cleaning has been made much easier and efficient with better tools and innovations, leaving you with lesser streaks and yet spotless gleaming reflections.

House Cleaning Company often recommends that window cleaning be carried out on a regular basis. It was a household core that most families undertook some time ago, until job commitments forced us to drift away from it. Clearly, it is no longer a joyful thing that we used to appreciate. Need not worry however, as today, there is an entire industry of people who spend their entire lives perfecting this art, and are most happy to offer their services and knowledge to you.

Residential Services
A good house cleaning company will have the rights tools and knowledge to perform the necessary tasks (clean windows, tracks and frames) efficiently. While some would use wipers on extendable equipment, some merely use easy pressurized water with a delicate brush.  Most would prefer not to use strong detergents that are not environmental friendly.

Commercial Services
Services can range from contemporary soap washing to more laborious works like construction clean-ups, frame cleaning, stain removing, etc.  Work-sites can be from homes to offices found in low and dangerous mid-rise or high-rise buildings,

Here are some cautions to exercise when engaging professional services:
1. Your house cleaning company has to be insured. Accidents do happen even to well experienced professionals.  In such situation, it is better to be sure than sorry: don’t end up being held liable for any misfortunes that may happen.

2. Your house cleaning company should come with good reviews.  They should, on top of providing a good job, also ensure that your property is not upset in the course of it. 

3. Only environmental friendly products should be used.  Some cleaning products are so strong that they can adversely affect one’s health.  Some are potentially harmful to plants.

4. They should be professional enough to deliver what’s promised timely and competently. They should also be willing enough to put things back on track.

5. Get written estimates before giving the go-sign.  It the asking is too good to be true, and then it probably is. Ask for what you are paying.

Great thanks to this exclusive group of cleaners for diligently taking up this skill knowing that most of us hate doing it. They sure offer us alternatives to use our time productively.