Once you have decided to outsource some (or most) of your cleaning out to a professional cleaning company, how do you find someone who is good and that you can trust? The key to making outsourced cleaning better your lifestyle is to have someone who is not only good at cleaning, but is able to understand what you need out of a cleaner and be flexible enough to deliver it on a weekly basis.

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What you should look for

“Our research tells us that most people outsource their cleaning

because they hate having to find the motivation to start a

cleaning job and hate the guilt of constantly putting off a cleaning job”

Experience

You should look for a company that has experienced cleaners. They know how to clean properly in a shorter time period

References

The company you are thinking about hiring should have a number of great references either online or that they can email you. You need to be comfortable that other people like you are happy with their service

Trustworthiness

You need to be able to trust this company being in your house alone and that they clean what they are being paid to clean. References are always a good measure, as is a company who has strict vetting procedures when hiring staff.

Insurance

Make sure any cleaning company that you hire has appropriate insurance.

No lock-in contract

 If it’s residential house or apartment cleaning you’re looking for then make sure you don’t have to enter into a long term contract. You’ll need a company who values their client’s need for flexibility.

 Cost

Make sure they are at least competitive. We wouldn’t recommend going with the cheapest as you often get what you pay for. The cheapest companies on the market typically have to compensate for lack of positive reviews and credibility.

Checklist

This is really important. A good professional cleaning company should use checklists so they can maintain quality control over their work. Too many of our clients say their previous cleaner would often have to be asked to return to complete either sloppy or incomplete work. A company that uses checklists (which include a final inspection) almost never have to be called back to rectify a job.

Flexibility and different packages

This is perhaps the most important because it separates the average cleaning companies from the 5-star cleaning companies. A great cleaning company understands that a weekly clean of dusting, vacuuming and wiping surfaces does not give their client proper chore-life balance. It’s just cleaning the easy stuff. A great cleaning company will educate their clients on different cleaning life-cycles. Not everything needs to be cleaned every week! Some things are better on a monthly or quarterly cycle. Our research of our client base tells us that most people outsource their cleaning because they hate having to find the motivation to start a cleaning job and then hate the guilt of constantly putting it off.

“Most cleaning companies don’t solve their client’s

reason for coming to them in the first place”

People often get weekly cleaning only to discover that in 3 moths time they have to clean that oven or fridge themselves. Most cleaning companies don’t solve their client’s reason for coming to them in the first place. Great cleaning companies offer multiple cleaning cycles with multiple options.

If you’re looking for a great cleaning company in Darwin

We can walk you through a number of options and explain different cycle options (weekly, monthly, quarterly) that can really solve the problem you’re trying to solve at an affordable price. For a no-obligation quote, Give Us a Call, or fill out our Quote Request Form.