Price Quote Edition: Minute Cleaning Hacks
Get up, feed the kids, drop them off at school, hit traffic on the way to work. Then meetings, phone calls, back to traffic, off to the kid’s practice and home to make dinner. Finally time for everyone to go to bed to start all over again. So, you decide you want a cleaning service to clean your home, apartment or business. A quick Google search later, you have a ton of options. Your first thought is, FANTASTIC! Then comes the confusing part, the wide range of price quotes. You gave everyone the same information so, why are the prices so different? At Maid in a Minute Residential and Commercial Cleaning Service we pride ourselves with being as transparent as possible with our pricing. Below are somethings to consider when making your choice for a cleaning service.
Are They an Actual Company
In order to compare apples to apples, you need to first know if the quotes you received are from an independent cleaner versus a professional cleaning company. Someone operating their business as a hustle or a way to make some extra money can charge less than a company with employees. That independent cleaner however is less likely to be bonded or insured. Therefore something they accidentally break while they are cleaning may fall on you to replace. They will also be less likely to have a back-up plan in place in case of emergency, potentially leaving you stuck if they can’t clean on your scheduled day.
As with most industries, experience is desirable. The price quote from a professional cleaning company with years of experience will generally charge more than someone just starting out. Sadly, once they have become more established, they will begin cycling out customers they deem not paying enough. You will then need to start the process of finding a cleaning service all over again.
One-time and deep cleans will have a higher price than a regular weekly or bi-weekly clean. To ensure that you’re comparing the price quotes correctly, make sure that you know which package the price is for and if there are any discounts or specials factored in. It is also important to ask what items are included in the package. A cleaner dusting around items without removing them will take less time and therefor cost less.
Per Hour vs Square Foot vs # of Rooms
Many house cleaning companies charge for the job based on total square footage or by the hour, but others create an estimate based on the number of bedrooms and bathrooms. In-home or virtual estimates are the best way to get the most accurate pricing for your particular circumstance. When you receive a price quote based on hours, the hours are “work hours” (also called “man hours”). If the cleaning company sends two cleaning techs to do a four hour cleaning, you will receive four total hours, not four hours from each cleaning person.
Professional cleaning services should be able and willing to provide references so you can get an understanding of whether you’re hiring the right company for your needs.
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