What Are the Ways to Hire a House Cleaning Service in Singapore?

The process of cleaning your house can be difficult and time-consuming, especially if you have small children or if you work long hours at the office. If your financial situation allows you to hire a cleaning service, you will save time and have a clean home. However, selecting and hiring the right one in Singapore requires you to know your own needs and to research the reputations and specialities of various services. The following article offers tips to help you choose a good cleaning company with confidence.
Hiring a cleaning service will save you tons of time

1. Evaluating Your Needs

1.1 Decide what needs to be cleaned

Depending on your needs, the service may only perform particular services in your home, such as cleaning the mattress that makes you feel uncomfortable or treating the air in your bedroom to remove dusty odors. Depending on the kind of cleaning you need, you may be able to choose different packages. With standard cleaning, you can expect them to dust, wipe everything down, vacuum, and arrange your home. However, you wouldn't expect the person to do a deep cleaning, like washing and steaming your mattress.
Choose what you want to be cleaned: floors, mattresses, or an entire house deep clean

1.2 Choose how often you want your service to clean

Depending on your family's needs, you may require the service only once or twice a month. You might opt for more frequent visits when your budget is larger and you have a busy schedule. The cleaners can also be directed to clean different rooms every other time they visit by creating an alternating weekly schedule. We recommend deep cleaning your mattress once a month to keep it looking good and maintain an ideal sleeping environment. Asthma, eczema, blocked noses, and other allergies can be reduced to improve breathing and sleep.

1.3 Decide on a budget

Before you start calling potential cleaning companies, examine your finances. Determine the amount you're willing to pay and how much you're able to pay. In this way, you will be able to say no to companies that are out of your budget, while also making informed decisions about which services you can afford.

2. Choosing a service

2.1 Legal protection is better with a cleaning service

A cleaning company, rather than an individual, runs background checks on its employees, provides worker's compensation, and handles insurance issues. In general, this can be a better choice for families who may not have the time or legal knowledge to protect themselves from conflicts with individual employees.
  • You should ask potential cleaning services if they have performed background checks on their employees. A reputable company would have performed these checks before hiring a new employee.
  • Even though cleaning companies may charge more than individuals, the peace of mind they provide is likely worth the extra expense.
Get better legal protection and satisfaction by hiring a cleaning service

2.2 Ask potential companies what they clean and how much they charge

Companies usually have a list of the types of cleaning services they provide. Furthermore, they will tell you whether they charge a flat rate, an hourly fee, or a room-by-room fee. Ensure that you understand what is and is not included in the company's base cleaning rate. You should ask the company about any cleaning activities that aren't specifically mentioned.
Tips: If your company charges an hourly rate, you can put a limit on how many hours that service is allowed to clean to avoid escalating costs. Note that this may prevent your house from receiving a complete cleaning, especially on the first visit.

2.3 Make sure you are aware of any additional charges

After you understand what the company typically cleans, ask if any other services are performed. Be sure to ask how much these additional services will cost. Ask your cleaning service how much it will cost to clean something in your home they haven't mentioned. It is best to request a detailed checklist of what the cleaner will do so there won't be any surprises.

2.4 Find out what cleaning solutions the company uses for various surfaces

It's important to know what cleaning solutions the service will be using. You should be especially mindful of this if you have pets or children and are concerned about limiting their exposure to chemicals. In case you have a special countertop or sensitive surface at home, you should also inquire if they offer appropriate solutions.
At Ocean Clean, we only use eco-friendly solutions for our cleaning projects, as we treat you like family and always do our best to give you a natural feeling in your home.

2.5 Request a trial cleaning of your home

If possible, have a trial session with the company to see if the relationship works. You may be able to get a satisfaction guarantee that waives the fee if you don't like the cleaning services you receive. After you've completed the trial, you'll likely feel more confident about spending your money on the cleaning service.
Because of that, Ocean Clean provides a trial package that allows you to understand our process. For only $39 SGD for a 2-hour mattress deep cleaning along with 1-room air treatment (the original price is $240 SGD), you can do more than just prevent allergies; you'll feel more energized and less sluggish when you wake up in the morning. If you have a child, you should consider cleaning his or her mattress regularly to ensure that bacteria do not develop. With our cleaning service, you will no longer have to worry about dust and allergens affecting the health of your family.
That’s all our tips for you to find a good cleaning service for your beloved home. To receive further advice from us or to book our service, please call +65 9460 5016.
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