Your schedule is full, and you need help at home. Family activities pull you in every direction, and it seems as though there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Is it time to bring in the professionals to take care of your household chores?
If you are in the process of hiring a house cleaner, there are many factors to consider. The biggest one? Whether you should hire an independent cleaner or a professional cleaning service. When narrowing down your options to find the right house cleaner for you, this is the main deciding factor as to what your experience will be.
We may be biased, but in our opinion, there’s no other real option besides hiring professional cleaners. Why? Let’s take a look at the benefits of hiring the pros to take care of your home.
You will get a Better Availability
If you hire an independent contractor to clean your home, you are basically tied to their schedule and their availability. If you have a full calendar, this may not work for you.
What happens if your independent house cleaner is sick, has an event they can’t miss, has to pick their child up from school unexpectedly, or is otherwise engaged? You are left high and dry, with no one to clean your home. And if you are preparing to entertain or have houseguests? That can be a major inconvenience.
However, if you are working with a professional cleaning service like Cimara Cleaning, there is a plan in place if someone calls in sick or can’t make it. Cimara Cleaning Services is a family-owned and operated business. This means that your satisfaction means the world to us; we will go the extra mile to ensure that your house is cleaned on time– no matter what.
Also? Perhaps you would prefer a specific time and day of the week for your recurring cleaning. Your independent cleaner may not have the availability to make that happen. But a professional service will have more employees and more flexibility to better match your schedule and your needs.
Insurance and Legality Questions
Did you know that if you earn more than $2100 from one family in a single year, the IRS considers this an employer/employee relationship? This means that you are required to withhold and pay taxes. But when you hire a professional cleaning company? You don’t have to worry about a thing. Don’t add extra hassle to your relationship with your house cleaners– when you work with the professionals, they handle all of the taxes on their own, and you’re off the hook.
Also? Many independent contractors aren’t insured or bonded. It’s how they can afford to charge less than professional cleaning companies. But how does this affect you? This means that you are financially and legally responsible for items that might get broken, or for any injuries that happen on your property.
Because a house cleaner is not a guest, and someone who you are paying to work in your home, they are not covered under your homeowner’s insurance. And if you’ve hired an independent contractor, this means that you are personally financially responsible for medical bills or lost wages if someone is injured while they are cleaning your home. But with a professional cleaning company like Cimara Cleaning Services, all of our employees are fully bonded and insured, so you never have to worry about being financially liable.
Likewise, with an independent cleaner, if something is broken, or if the wrong cleaning product damages your wood floor or granite countertop, you are the one to foot the bill for the repair or replacement. But with a professional service, an insurance plan is in place to alleviate any financial burden you might otherwise have with an independent contractor.
You will get a Deeper Clean
Professional house cleaners go through extensive training to learn how to clean your home well, and how to clean it efficiently. There is a big difference in the result you get when you hire a professional house cleaning service. Technicians who work for a house cleaning service like Cimara Cleaning learn proper cleaning techniques to deep clean your home, as well as time efficiency, appropriate use of tools and cleaning products so that your home is cleaned to the very highest of standards, in record time. It not only looks cleaner, but it is cleaner.
If you hire an independent house cleaner, they may not have learned these skills, and it may take them considerably longer to clean your home. While a team of trained professionals might clean your home in an hour or two, it could take an independent contractor all day, with less impactful results. You sacrifice efficiency and get a home that doesn’t look quite as clean, and receive very little payoff in return with an independent cleaner.
Do you know the difference between cleaning your home and sanitizing it? Cleaning your home means that you remove all clutter and mess. Things are put in their proper place. But sanitizing your home is a focus on your house’s hygiene. Some cleaning products don’t remove all germs and viruses, which exposes your family to illness.
A well-trained team of professional cleaners know the germ-iest places in your home, and how to properly handle them. They know which products to use, and how to use them safely to kill bacteria and keep your home safe. And they focus on efficiency, thoroughness, and professionalism, cleaning every room to the fullest extent.
If you’re looking for a house cleaning company in Maryland with unparalleled professionalism, look no further than Cimara Cleaning Services. We take care of families in areas from northern Virginia to D.C., and whether it’s recurring, weekly cleanings, window cleanings, or spring cleanings, we have the services you need to get your home looking its very best.
Ask our clients– they love the work we do for them, and we could not be more proud of the impact our professional cleaning services have on their lives. That’s why we do what we do.
Let us show you the professional difference; you won’t believe how your home can sparkle and shine. Request a free estimate today!