Life can be hectic sometimes, and trying to keep up with maintaining a regular cleaning schedule in your home can be difficult. The good news is, you don’t have to go it alone —that’s where professional cleaning companies come in! A professional cleaning company takes care of that time you would spend cleaning so you have more time to do what you love.

Wondering what to do before your cleaning company arrives? To make the most of your professional cleaning service, here are five steps you can take before the cleaning company’s arrival to make the process more efficient, effective, and the best value for your money.

Secure Your Pets

Lots of homes may have pets, including yours! While we love to let them roam the house when no one is home, it is best practice to keep them safe and secure during your clean to avoid any interruption. It’s important to check with your professional cleaning company on their pet policies— it’s not just about the efficiency of the clean, but the safety of their staff as well. Some companies will allow friendly dogs and cats to wander the house while they clean, while others may require them to be secured in a kennel or crate. If your pet has aggressive tendencies, it’s best to secure them. 

Remove Clutter

To get the most effective clean, eliminating any clutter for the cleaning technician will go a long way. This clutter includes kids’ toys, laundry that needs to be put away, dirty dishes, etc. Not only does this help to maximize your clean, it will also help strengthen the client’s relationship with the cleaning service. Getting objects out of the way can help the cleaning technician do a more thorough job, and while some cleaning companies can help with tidying up, their time is better spent on actually cleaning your space. That said, while removing clutter is helpful, you certainly don’t have to do any actual cleaning, like vacuuming or scrubbing surfaces, before the cleaner arrives — that’s where their expertise lies! Removing any clutter also helps you enjoy your clean and refreshed home without having to do further tidying afterwards. 

Discuss cleaning products

When you book your appointment, it is important to remember to communicate with the cleaning company about your needs. Some people may have a preference for the type of cleaning products used in their home, or may be allergic to certain types of cleaning products. Some people prefer “green” cleaning products, and others may prefer scentless products. It’s important to find out what types of cleaning products the company uses and to also let them know your own preferences. In some cases, depending on your preferences, you may have to provide your own cleaning products or supplies for the professionals to use if it’s not something currently stocked by that company.

Entering The Home

If you plan to be away from home when the cleaning company arrives, it will be important to discuss that beforehand so the cleaning technicians know how to safely enter the home and lock up after they are done. If you have a security system, make sure they are aware of it, or provide you with a time frame when they are coming so you can disarm the system for them (helpful if your security system is operated with a mobile app). Otherwise, you may have to leave the arming and disarming of your home to the cleaning company, or if you don’t want to provide that information, leave it disarmed for their arrival. 

Discuss The Areas In Your Home

It is important to go through an outline of the areas of your home that will be cleaned, especially if this is your first time hiring a professional cleaning company. Communicating what they should stay away from, what they should be careful handling, and where to provide extra cleaning all helps them do the best job they can. Let them know if there are any changes in your home since their last visit, such as renovations, a new pet or extra visitors — this helps them to adequately prepare and allocate more time to a space if needed. 

Following these five tips can help you maximize the effectiveness of your overall clean while building a better relationship between yourself and the cleaning company. If you have any questions about an upcoming clean and the overall process, contact the Dust Queen team today. We have over 30 years of award-winning experience cleaning homes in the greater Edmonton area, and our professionally trained cleaning technicians are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to make your home Dust Queen Clean. We offer customizable cleaning solutions to fit your schedule — book your clean online today.