October 27, 2017

Tips for Booking House Cleaning

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These days, it seems that we have less and less time to do the things we truly enjoy. Instead, work obligations and other responsibilities demand more and more of our time. This, in turn, leads us to feel stressed out and stretched thin. If this scenario sounds all-too-familiar, then maybe it's time to do something for yourself.

Consider, for a moment, how much time you spend cleaning your home on a regular basis. All those little tasks—the mopping, the dusting, the washing of the dishes—they really add up over the course of a week. More than likely, you're spending hours each week just tidying up your home. Imagine what you could do with those hours if you hired a house cleaning service to handle those menial tasks for you!

Not so fast, though...you'd love the extra free time, but you're a little wary of trusting just anybody with access to your home. That's completely understandable, but the good news is that there are precautions you can take to find a reputable, trustworthy house cleaner and begin enjoying all the amazing benefits of a clean home without lifting a finger.

Start With the Right Company

It all begins with choosing the right house cleaning service to trust. At Joyclean, we take the security of your home and the care of your personal belongings very seriously. This is why we have implemented strict requirements for the cleaners we allow to work through our service. 

It may be helpful to consider us as the "Uber" of house cleaning; using our free and innovative app, we match you up to house cleaning professionals in the area that we've already screened and vetted! This includes running each applicant through an extensive background check as well as making sure they meet our exceptionally high standards. And for your added peace of mind and protection, we're also fully licensed, bonded, and insured with $1 million of coverage per occurrence, per order.

By utilizing Joyclean to find a local house cleaner, you save yourself the hassle and added cost of running independent background checks and you get to enjoy your choice of area house cleaning professionals. In this sense, you're not inviting a "stranger" into your home, but a professional who has been vetted and is dedicated to providing you with quality cleaning services that make your life easier.

Consider Meeting Your Cleaning Professional

In addition to choosing the right company to trust with your house cleaning services, we also recommend taking the time to meet your cleaner in person. After all, meeting somebody face-to-face is a great way to get to know them and begin building a trusting, working relationship. Many of our customers are happy to find that, through our easy-to-use app, they're able to indicate whether or not they'd like to be present at the time of the house cleaning appointment.

For your first appointment with a particular cleaner, it's never a bad idea to be present if your schedule allows for it. This will give you the opportunity that you desire to meet your cleaning professional in person, ask any questions you may have, and provide any additional guidance or information. From there, once you become more comfortable in trusting him or her with cleaning your home, you might consider moving onto giving them a spare key or otherwise arranging for them to complete their cleaning while you're away. Of course, if you desire to be present for every single cleaning appointment, that's perfectly fine! The beauty of our service is that it's set up to accommodate you!

Set Up a Smart Lock for Added Security

Does the idea of handing off a spare key to your house cleaner make you uncomfortable? It's an understandable concern. After all, most house keys can be easily duplicated, and you simply never know whose hands a duplicated key could end up in. For this reason, you may want to consider setting up a smart lock as an added security feature in your home—particularly if you're thinking about hiring a house cleaning professional.

Specifically, a smart lock allows you to designate who has access to your home's locks. You can do this by allowing one-time access, recurring access, or permanent access via your smartphone or other smart device. This is great for setting up recurring access to house cleaners without necessarily having to hand over a spare key. Instead, you can provide your house cleaner with a pin that can be entered and used only during designated dates/times to gain access to your home. What better and more convenient way to provide controlled access to your home while enjoying added peace of mind in the process? Not to mention, this type of feature can be used in a number of other ways, so it's an investment that will surely pay off.

Utilize a Home Surveillance System

If you have a home surveillance system, this can also be a great way to add security and peace of mind to your home when you have house cleaners or other workers stopping by. Don't hesitate to mention to your house cleaner that you have a surveillance or security system. And if you don't have one already but are nervous about the idea of having someone come into your home for cleaning services, you may want to consider purchasing and installing one. After all, home surveillance systems are now easier to set up and more affordable than ever before. This is surely something that can come in handy not just when keeping an eye on a house cleaner, but in providing overall added security to your home.

More About Joyclean

Here at Joyclean, we always take our clients' privacy and security seriously. That's why we run background checks and thoroughly vet all of our cleaners before we even consider them to be added to our system. Still, we live in an imperfect and unpredictable world, which is why we recommend that you take certain precautions any time you're inviting somebody you don't know personally into your home. By doing so, you can feel better about utilizing such services and keep yourself protected.

We also offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee, which is a reflection of the confidence we have in our professional cleaners. If you're unhappy with any aspect of the services provided within your home, do not hesitate to contact us. We will make it right or you won't pay for your appointment.

If you haven't done so already, be sure to download our FREE Apple or Android app to get started in scheduling your first cleaning appointment with Joyclean. All you'll need to do is set up an account, choose a cleaning package from the options provided, and select a date/time for your appointment. It really is as simple as that—and we've got a feeling that once you experience the luxury of professional house cleaning services for the first time, you won't want to go back to handling those chores yourself. You'll be too busy enjoying your new-found free time!

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