1) Some rooms need weekly cleaning while others only occasionally. Do you
need to tell them before they arrive which cleaning is required, or can you
tell them when they arrive, and then simply pay the hourly rate?
2) Is cleaning ususally done by one person, or a team of two or more?
3) Rough approximation of the cost?
Yes, location does matter as does whether individuals or crews do the work.
We finally settled on a crew service after trying individuals. The owner
came out for our first visit, did a check of the house, asked what we wanted
cleaned regularly and what brands of cleansers we wanted used in case of
allergies or objections to certain odors. Then, he worked with the crew to
develop a service list. That list became the pattern for the work crew of
three or four people who come every two weeks. At least one person, usually
the crew leader, is familiar with the house; the others can vary. They do
the whole house (2700 sq.ft. including a home office, no pets, 2, sometimes
3 people) in an hour for less than $100. We live in a midwest suburb.
I like the fact that they are in and finished so fast. There's a flury of
activity and then they're done. The house is spotless when they leave after
a last mop of the floors. We've now used them for 6 years. The same
service does "move in" and "move out" cleaning as well as heavy duty
cleaning of walls, ceilings and windows as arranged.
Don't smoke; eat well; exercise; die anyway wrote:
Our cleaning lady comes every other week.
2 story house with no kids but one indoor cat.
Takes about 6 hours to finish. We pay 150.00 cash.
Good dependable cleaner is hard to come by around here.
We and our daughter is lucky to have her.
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