The "You get what you pay for" phrase comes to mind when I see other Cleaning Services in the elevators with us. Their dirty mops, buckets full or chemicals and cheap prices usually come at a high cost in the end to your wallet and your HEALTH! If they use their
mop at a home that has an animal that urinated on the floor and use it in your home you would never know. Over time you may begin to get sick and just think it's the office virus but it may not be.
DID THAT SAME RAG CLEAN THE KITCHEN AND THE TOILET?
It sounds nasty we know and seems like a common sense factor but we all know common sense ain't so common!
ASK YOUR CLEANING SERVICE WHAT THEY USE AND HOW DO THEY STOP CROSS CONTAMINATION WHILE CLEANING.
VACUUM FILTERS AND BAGS MATTER!
Do you know how many homes with animals were cleaned before they took that vacuum to yours? Pet dander and fibers from other homes can transfer allergens and other toxins to your home if the proper handling isn't taking place.
Vacuums have filters and a Hepa filter matters! Filters need to be changed to work and that's a step beyond just changing a vacuum bag. Opt for a cleaning service to use your vacuum or ask them their routine with filter changing and the transfer of pet and other toxins on the vacuum to your home.
ARE YOUR CLEANING PRODUCTS MAKING YOU SICK
Everything that says Eco friendly isn't and every thing that says clean doesn't. Some cleaners may clean a surface but dirty our indoor air quality. We forget to look on the back of a cleaner at the ingredients because the front advertising or scent grabs our attention. Many cleaning services keep their costs down by going to a cheap store to get cheap products. Many products need to be used in a well ventilated area but our homes are anything but well ventilated. We are in a four wall room without windows open spraying a spray which will leave a scent of some sort. If the scent is not from essential oils it could have harmful products that can cause allergies and headaches to become the norm. Air your home out and use an indoor air purifier with a carbon filter to cleanse the air you breathe of whatever product was sprayed.
YOU BREAK YOU BUY BUT CAN YOU AFFORD?
If price was the factor in hiring the service will price be a factor if they break something? Insurance, workers compensation, and many more insurances factor into pricing. If you consider the cost of all of your personal items, in your personal space would you consider the price they were charging to clean it more? There's also the fact of the non educated cleaning person using the wrong product on the wrong surface. Damages can be done without knowledge because they aren't educated in the products or your surfaces.
DOES THE PERSON CLEANING YOUR HOME HAVE A WARRANT?
It sounds drastic but it's a fact of life. It costs to run background checks and to continue to monitor the backgrounds of employees. It's very important to build trust beyond words when turning the dirt over to someone to clean.
Our homes hold many dirty secrets beyond grease and dust so when going to hire a person to take care of your personal space be personal beyond the cost.
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