If you have never used the services of a home cleaning company, you may not know that there are a few etiquette rules that will make the processes smoother and faster. While following these tips is not a must, your efforts to comply with them will certainly be appreciated by any professional cleaner.
Don’t distract the professionals
When someone comes to your house, you probably ask them whether they would like anything to drink or to eat. You may be tempted to do the same when the cleaners arrive. However, that will only slow them down. Cleaning teams are expected to complete their job in a short amount of time. Yet, they cannot afford to make mistakes. Therefore, do not district or prevent them from doing what they came to do. In fact, for that reason, some companies prefer to work when the client is not at home.
Do get your home ready
Don’t worry, you do not need to sanitize and mop every inch of your home before the professionals arrive. That won’t be necessary. Still, it is best if you eliminate the clutter. For instance, if you have a lot of clothes or toys on the floor, pick them up and put them in a laundry basket. That will enable the cleaners to quickly get to the actual job of cleaning your rugs, for instance. Also, if this is the first time you are hiring the company, make sure you put your valuables and jewelry someplace safe. Even though professional home cleaning companies carefully screen every job candidate before adding them to their team, you should not force your luck.
Don’t forget to mention your pet
If you have a pet, let the company known in advance. That is important since some of the maids might be allergic to dogs or cats. Also, not all professional cleaning products are safe for animals. Last, but not least, pets can prevent the professionals from properly doing their job. Don’t get offended or annoyed if you are asked to keep your furry friend away from the cleaning perimeter. It is probably due to one of the above-mentioned reasons.
Tips are not a must
There is no etiquette rule when it comes to tipping your cleaners. Still, when the professionals are sent by a company, they do not expect to be tipped. This is why you will not need to worry about that. Still, you can leave them a tip when you have set a deadline that is tighter than the usual or maybe towards the end of the year when everyone is busy preparing for the holidays. Keep in mind, however, that when the professional you have hired is self-employed, you would probably be expected to give a tip.
Finally, do not hesitate to share your requirements and wishes with the cleaner. Even if you have already informed the house cleaning company about your special requests, make sure you discuss them with your maid as well. Making a list of the priority items and areas that you want to have sanitized would not make you look rude or despotic, but organized and thoughtful.