More Tips When Hiring Cleaners For Your Home

We have a lot of experience cleaning homes here in Vancouver, BC, Canada and we decided to share a few tips to help you decide how to hire house cleaning companies. One of the things you need to make sure about is that the cleaning company you’re hiring is operating legally. As you’re probably aware, the cleaning industry attracts a lot of businesses who are willing to skirt on quality and legalities to try and make a quick buck. This means that they hire people without work visas and pay their employees under the table. The quickest way you can tell whether a company is operating within the boundaries of the law is whether or not they only accept cash as a form of payment. If a house cleaning Vancouver service won’t accept checks or credit card payments, then the chances are high that this company a.) are hiring illegal workers, and b.) aren’t paying taxes on any revenues they’re earning. Before you think that you’re safe, remember that the IRS and CRA can and will hold consumers responsible if they think you’re aware of this fact but didn’t do anything about it.

Here’s another tip: is the company you’re thinking about hiring willing to supply references from past clients? House cleaning companies that are truly experienced in the industry will have a long list of testimonials from satisfied customers that will help you decide whether or not you should hire them to clean your home. Reputable cleaning companies will happily give you a list of references when you ask for them — or even better, proudly display these testimonials on their websites for the whole world to see. Visit as an example.

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If you’re thinking about hiring a house cleaning service to help you clean up the mess around the house, then it’s highly recommended that you ask the company you’re thinking about using questions before scheduling any appointments. After all, you do not want to be disappointed when they come and realize that they don’t do a particular task that you wanted done (for instance, a lot of house cleaning companies will not wash your plates to reduce the risk of breakage — not something you want to discover after your kitchen sink is full to the brim with dirty dishes!).

As tempting as it might be, you also should not try to bargain down the cleaning company’s rates. Even if they agree to accept lower prices, staff will be forced to cut corners with the work being done — definitely not something you want to do the landlord is coming for a detailed inspection before you move out of your apartment. You get what you pay for, and cleaning companies with low rates mean they probably aren’t paying their staff very well — which then translates to a poorer quality of cleaning work being done for you. If their rates are low, chances are staff won’t stay with the company for too long — and if you’re even thinking about having maids regularly that only means that you’re more likely to keep having strangers coming inside your home (even though they’re representing the same company, they’re still strangers nevertheless).