FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions
Do You Send Teams Of People In To Clean My House?
Do You Send The Same Person Every Time My Home Is Cleaned?
We try to, but that doesn’t always work out. All of the housekeepers provide the same consistent service to every customer, so you should feel like you are receiving the same quality service no matter who the housekeeper is. However, if you would like to make a change, please do not hesitate to ask.
Do We Have To Sign A Contract?
What Time Will The Maid Be At My Home?
Do You Carry Insurance For Damage?
Do You Provide The Cleaning Supplies Or Do We?
How Do You Get In My House If I Am Not At Home?
Most of our customers are not at home when we come to clean. We will make personal and confidential arrangements with you on how to gain access to the house. If we are unable to gain access to your house for a regularly scheduled cleaning, we must charge you a fee of $20 to compensate the housekeeper for their loss of time and driving expenses.
Do I Have To Do Anything Before The Housekeeper Arrives?
In order for the housekeeper to do their job, we ask that you pick up clothing, toys and other household items. The housekeeper will not know where your personal items belong and we prefer that they not go into your closets or drawers to put things away.
What If My Cleaning Is Scheduled On A Holiday?
We will contact you to reschedule your appointment.
What If I Need To Reschedule An Appointment?
Please call our office at least 48 hours in advance.
How Should I Pay For The Service?
We require the payment before we begin cleaning. If you are not going to be at home when we arrive, please leave a check made payable to The Art of Cleaning on the kitchen counter along with the cleaning supplies you want us to use.
Do You Check The Backgrounds Of Your House Cleaners?
Yes we do, in fact we will not even consider the recruitment of a new house cleaner unless they have a minimum of 4 verifiable references and a stable previous work history. House cleaners must be bondable, which means no felony convictions. We also do random drug testing.
Why Does The First Time Cleaning Cost More?
It usually takes us longer to clean the house the first time because there are areas of the home that we will be cleaning that haven’t been cleaned in quite a while. We only charge extra if extra time will be required.
What Form Of Quality Control To You Provide?
Every time we clean your home the housekeeper is going to leave you a form called a ScoreBoard©.
We would like for you to make sure that all of the items listed on the form have been done in each room that was cleaned. Please return the ScoreBoard© to our office so the housekeeper can receive credit for a job well done. Points accumulated on the ScoreBoard© determine who our “Housekeeper Of The Month” is. You can also submit your ScoreBoard online at our web site.
What About My Pets?
We love animals, but sometimes they don’t love us. If you think your pet may become overly anxious while we are there, please make temporary arrangements (such as the garage, a kennel, or a closed off room) while we are in your home.