Hire a Professional and Trust Them to Do the Job Right
When you hire a plumber to fix a leak or install a new toilet, you research ahead of time to find a professional. You hire someone who is trained in his or her job and you ascertain that he knows exactly how to accomplish the tasks you need done. I bet you don’t hover over him and tell him how to do his job because he is a professional.
The same goes for hiring a professional house cleaner. Your professional cleaning company thoroughly trains staff on the most up to date cleaning techniques and safety issues and technicians know how to use the cleaning chemicals that they bring with them. A professional knows how the chemicals will work and how to use them to their utmost performance. You would not ask your plumber to use your tools, would you? Of course not. The same goes for cleaning professionals. Allow them to do their job with their own supplies and equipment and the final results will be guaranteed by the cleaning company. You will be a happy camper!
What Due Diligence Should Be Done?
When you do your due diligence, look for things that will tell you that the company you are hiring is professional. They should have a license from your local government. They have a bond which guarantees their honesty and they are insured which protects you from any accidental breakage or damage.
You might want to choose a company that is accredited by the Association of Residential Cleaning Services International. This means that the company in question does background checks on their staff and they adhere to the ARCSI Code of Ethics. It also means that they are a legitimate business registered with the IRS. The latter of these is important. If you hire an individual, you are on the hook for withholding their FICA taxes. The IRS requires that you match their amount yourself.
The IICRC bestows another certification. IICRC is a body that conducts classes on the science of cleaning and proper safety standards in the cleaning industry.
Custom Maid has earned accreditation from both ARCSI and IICRC. We hold monthly safety classes for our cleaning staff and our work is guaranteed. Call us at 499-8568 and mention this blog. Sign up for weekly or biweekly service and your 5th cleaning will be free. We look forward to hearing from you!
Editor’s Note: We originally published this post in July 2015 and we have updated it for freshness, accuracy and comprehensiveness.