If you are planning to have your home professionally cleaned on a regular basis, the janitorial staff that will clean your home may need to special instructions in order to provide service that meets your needs. Here are a few things that you may need to specify:
Allergies to Household Cleaners
If you or your family members are allergic to certain cleaning agents, you will need to inform the cleaning staff before the first cleaning appointment. Some people who suffer from asthma or other ailments may have strong allergic responses to chemical odors, such as those from ammonia or bleach. Without clear instructions, the janitorial staff may use the chemicals that they typically use to clean a living space safely and effectively, but those chemicals may not be best for the people in your household.
Some janitorial companies may have alternative cleaning agents that are all-natural or hypoallergenic and may be used upon your request.
Areas That You Prefer to Clean Yourself
If there are certain areas in your home that you prefer to clean yourself, be sure to let your new cleaners know about them. Some professional cleaning services are based on a pre-determined cleaning plan, so without your instructions, the cleaning crew may simply fulfill the obligations of the cleaning plan, covering all the areas specified by the plan.
Even if you only want a certain dresser or cabinet omitted, specify it, and if possible, put it in writing, in case a substitute cleaning crew is filling in for the usual staff.
How You Want Certain Areas Cleaned
If you desire for your hardwood floors to be mopped during each cleaning session, let the cleaning staff know. The crew may only plan to dust the floors on a regular basis, reserving a full mopping for periodic episodes. For instance, mopping may reserved for once a week in areas other than the kitchen and bathrooms, unless otherwise noted.
How to Handle Pets
You may not want your cat to be let out of the house when your home is cleaned, or you may ask that your dog be left in its pen. As long as the animal is friendly, the cleaning staff will likely be willing to perform small requests. If your animal does not readily accept strangers, you may need to make special accommodations for it while your home is being cleaned.
If you would like to have your home professionally cleaned, schedule an appointment with a cleaning service in your area.