To help illustrate the importance of hiring a deep cleaning service in Philadelphia, and why you need it twice a year, think of a baby in a womb. Yes – it sounds like a crazy analogy but I want you to keep reading. When a woman is pregnant with a baby, it is important that she stays active, takes folic acid and Vitamin D, thinks about what she eats, and takes the right steps in order to ensure a safe pregnancy. She must not smoke, take drugs, or do anything that might harm the baby. Now, I want you to imagine your home as the womb and you and your family as the baby. If you keep your home clean and organized, you will feel the clarity of mind and it will inspire you to be the best version of yourself. A deep cleaning, recommended twice a year, is an intensive cleaning that will deliver wonderful aesthetic, health-related, and psychological results that will positively improve you and your family’s well-being. So here are the 3 reasons:
When looking for deep cleaning services in Philadelphia, always remind yourself of this analogy. Why? Because your home is your sanctuary. Only grant access to a trustworthy service that will treat your home as if it were a womb carrying a precious baby.
We hear this question a lot. Tipping is an expectation in many industries, particularly the restaurant industry. A tip is seen as a way to thank the provider of a service for their great work. In the home services space, especially house cleaning, tipping isn't an expectation as it is in the restaurant industry. There a few reasons for this. Firstly, if cleaning pros work with professional companies or agencies like ours that pay well, they have the opportunity to make as much as an analyst at an investment bank. Furthermore, clients don't like the pressure of tipping when they are set up with their cleaner on a recurring schedule. Some clients might leave $5 or $10 on the countertop labeled "tip", but cleaning pros don't expect it; the service price that is quoted to the client is all-inclusive. Finally, tipping can send the wrong signals. If you tip your house cleaner $20 after the first cleaning and $10 after the second, they might think the lower tip is because of a subpar performance. In the restaurant industry, you are most likely not going to see the waiter who served you for a while (especially considering the industry's high turnover) so tipping doesn't carry the same pressure.
All that being said, it is not uncommon to tip your house cleaner 10% - 15%. It is a nice thing to do. You should not worry about building up an expectation for tipping with your house cleaner. If your house cleaner is asking you for tips, then either the service price is not high enough or you probably need to find a new cleaner.
Sometimes, you want to give your cleaner specific instructions, or maybe even a list of them, without coming across as too demanding or annoying. If you know what I'm talking about, then rest assured - there is absolutely no reason to feel awkward about making sure the service meets your needs. In fact, real professionals will welcome your instructions and often, they will be the ones asking you questions in order to better serve you.
For recurring Standard Cleaning service, we have found that clients like to provide their cleaning professional with a list of instructions. After a cleaning or two, the pro usually won't need the list anymore but they can snap a photo of it just in case. If you want to add any instructions to the list, always be open and communicative with your professional as they want you to be satisfied with their service. Cleaning professionals care deeply about client satisfaction, because they know that their current and future work opportunities depend on it.
While it is perfectly okay to tell your cleaner what you want at any time, I would advise against shadowing them along every step of the cleaning process. In order for your professional to give you their best effort, you want them to feel at ease; shadowing them could signal that you don't trust them or you doubt their expertise. Of course, you would not hire a cleaner if either of those two assumptions were true, but that is how the cleaning professional might perceive the situation.
In a Deep Cleaning, your requests might be more exhaustive since it is a more intensive cleaning. I would suggest writing a clear list of your instructions and handing that to your cleaning pro(s). You should always check to see what your cleaning pro has said about their Deep Cleaning offering in order to ensure it lines up with your needs. If it does not, then you should let your pro know in order to avoid any misunderstanding,
So, the short answer is that you should never feel awkward about telling your cleaning professional what you want done, but you should let them do what they do best once they have heard your requests.