Hiring a cleaning service in New York City is a lot like hailing a cab on it’s streets, you just don’t know what you’re getting into. You have no idea if your driver will be courteous, or if you will get to your destination without them causing some kind of incident. Cleaning services in NYC are plentiful, like taxis,and as a result you have many to choose from. We as New Yorkers are accustomed to living at a fast pace and because of that we tend to overlook certain precautions that we should not take for granted.
The good news however is that you do have the opportunity to conduct a little research on the cleaning service you choose and we want to help you in doing just that. We believe that there are certain things to keep in mind if you are thinking of hiring a cleaning company that may prevent any unfortunate occurrences. Mydust Cleaning Service hopes that every New Yorker who hires a cleaning service has the most positive experience possible, from start to finish.It just leaves a bad impression on the whole industry when you don’t.
As we mentioned before, there is a lot of competition amongst cleaning services in NYC, it is an easy business to start up and some don’t take the additional steps necessary to protect you..the client. There are certain signs you should look out for and questions that you can ask.We believe these to be the top five:
1. That initial phone call to any NYC cleaning service can tell you a great deal.
You should always pay close attention to the way the person on the other end of the phone handles the call. If you feel like you are being rushed to confirm an appointment, or that they would rather be doing something else, that’s generally a good signal to call another cleaning company. If they’re rushing you before you’re sold, how do you think they’ll handle a complaint after you’ve paid?
2. NYC maid services should be flexible when booking appointments,day or night… anytime!
This is the city that never sleeps after all. A big reason for hiring a cleaning service is so that you can have extra time to do something else. You should never allow a cleaning service to convince you in changing your appointment time, if you really need a time slot that they can’t schedule, try another cleaning company. You don’t want them cancelling on you at the last minute or no one showing up at all.
3) NYC maid services should be insured, but that’s not always the case.
Believe it or not there are many cleaning services in New York operating with no liabilty insurance. It is critical that you at least ask about insurance when hiring a cleaning service.
4. There is a big difference between the best price and the cheapest price.
The cheapest cleaning services are just that…cheap. You should not confuse a cheap service with an affordable one. ( us being the latter). Again,competition is fierce in NYC amongst cleaning companies so naturally if you make enough calls you will discover a huge price range, from ridiculously expensive to unbelievably cheap. A common mistake is to just go for the price at the bottom of you list, don’t do it. As mentioned before there are certain costs that are not required to run a cleaning business, liability insurance being one of them, so any cleaning service with an extremely low price may not be incurring the necessary expenses to protect their customers and employees.
5. Trust is important but it takes time to build, once you’ve found the right cleaning service be sure to stick with them.
It’s understandable that having a stranger come into their homes to clean may put some people on edge, unfortunately if you need a cleaning person that situation will prove difficult to avoid. What you can prevent is having it happen many times over. Stay with the cleaning service you choose if everything went well the first time, in time you will feel more at ease with your cleaner. Some of our regular clients have been with us for years and have gotten to know their cleaners quite well.Providing cleaning services is something that goes beyond just doing a service for a customer, it helps in freeing that person to do something else with their time. Mydust Cleaning Services takes pride in serving clients and we will always strive to provide the best NYC cleaning services possible.