The average American spends almost 24 hours a month cleaning. That’s almost a whole day gone! 

Many people turn to a professional cleaning service, and it’s easy to see why. It can save time, money (in the long run), and they’ll likely do a better job than you because they have the training and experience behind them.

However, if you’re going to hire professional cleaning services, you should know what to expect from them. Read on to find out.

Before the Clean

Before the clean, you should expect some friendly and professional communication with the company performing the services.

You should be able to find a day and time that works for you both, first and foremost. You might have a gathering coming up, or simply need the services performed on a specific day. The cleaning company should be able to work with you to the best of their ability.

Next, you should discuss what you need from them and get a quote. Most professional house cleaning services will have customizable services so you can discuss exactly what you need to be done and they can charge depending on that.

What to Expect During a Deep Clean

Did you book in for a professional deep cleaning service? This is a little more maintenance than just a regular clean and will leave your home looking and feeling great. Here’s what to expect from it.

All of the appliances in the bathroom should be not only scrubbed but also disinfected to give them a fresh start. The same should go for the kitchen, as these are the rooms that tend to gather bacteria.

As for the rest of the rooms, you can expect:

  • All trashcans emptied
  • All surfaces scrubbed
  • Floors mopped or vacuumed
  • All doors washed
  • Every corner dusted, with cobwebs removed
  • Pet hair and odors removed

Some services will also offer some other services, like cleaning the inside and outside of the windows and cleaning the inside of appliances. You should always ask what’s included with a service to make sure that everything you need is done, and not just assume something is included!

Overall, a deep clean should make your house ready for guests or ready for you to just relax in!

Maintenance Clean

If you’ve already had a deep clean done or your house just isn’t that messy, you might want to hire professional house cleaning services for a smaller job.

They will still dust and clean everything, including the mirrors and the floors, but things like handwashing the doors and shutters may not be included. Again, this varies from company to company, so you definitely want to ask the cleaning service exactly what they’re going to do and what’s included.

Many services have it laid out on their website!

This is a great option for those who clean their house regularly but just need someone to touch it up. Cleanliness promotes a healthy mind, so don’t underestimate how great it can be to have everything in top shape. 

A Quick Clean

You might need even less than these services. Maybe you’ve been on vacation and want to make sure the house is completely clean when you come home.

Maybe you just need someone to pop in every now and again and make sure everything is in shape.

You can ask a cleaning service to pop in and dust, vacuum, and clean the surfaces in the house. This isn’t as in-depth as the first two options, so is usually cheaper, but it still keeps everything looking great.

This is an option for those who like to clean their own house but need someone to put the finishing touches on it!

After the Clean

After the clean, you should expect to be able to provide feedback for the company. What did they do that you thought was great? Is there anything they could have improved on, or something they missed entirely?

You should be completely honest, especially if you plan to hire them again. Then they know what they can do better next time and exactly what you were happy with!

Cleaning companies have different payment methods they accept, so asking beforehand is a good idea, but you’ll usually pay at the end of the service. Try to make sure you have written proof of the quote they gave you, even if it’s just an e-mail, so you can dispute any higher charges!

Most professional cleaning companies are honest people, but it never hurts to keep track of things.

Afterward, you can decide if this was a one-off thing or if you’d like to hire them again! Most companies are very flexible and can come as often as you need, whether that’s once a week or once a month. 

For the most part, after the clean, you can expect to enjoy your home! Everything should be sparkling and ready to help you relax.

This Is What to Expect From a Professional Cleaning Service

If you weren’t sure what to expect from a professional cleaning service, now you know.

You should ask the company questions to ensure you’re truly getting what you want since cleaning services usually offer a variety of options, but you should be clear on what you’re expecting — and the cleaning service should meet those expectations!

If you’re looking for a trustworthy cleaning service in Greater Richmond, Virginia or Clearwater/St. Petersburg, Florida, contact us today for a quote! We offer a variety of services to meet your needs.