Factors in Choosing New Housekeeping Pros, Part 2
In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the top qualities you should be looking for in a housekeeping company. This is one of many home services you should be willing to do some research on as you look for the ideal partner, rather than just choosing the first name that comes up on a search.
At Healthy Homes Housekeeping, we welcome comparisons of our quality cleaning services to our local competition – we want all our prospective clients to get the best possible cleaning services, and we think we’re the ones to provide them. In today’s part two of our series, we’ll change paths a bit and narrow things down: Here are some of the qualities to prioritize in individual housekeepers as they perform house cleaning and deep cleaning services.
Housekeeping is one type of home service where trust between homeowners and professionals is of the utmost importance. Many homeowners leave the home for long stretches while housekeepers perform their duties – they need to know that anyone in their home while they’re gone can be trusted to respect their space and stick to the task at hand.
Some of this comes down to the reputation of the company – we will never hire housekeepers with a history of non-trustworthy behavior. In addition, however, some is built up over time with your individual housekeeper; many clients will develop a relationship with a single housekeeper or a rotating group, and will request their services time after time.
Skill and Detail Work
Beyond being trustworthy, you want to know that any housekeeper in your home is well-trained and has all the proper skills to clean your space. This job is much more than dusting a few lamps and turning on the vacuum every now and then – it carries specific skill requirements in several areas.
When working with a new housekeeper, be sure to ask about or mention any specific areas or skills you prioritize for your home. If you’re unsure about whether they can perform a given task, be sure to ask about it.
When we say the word “attentive,” we’re mostly referring to listening skills and responsiveness for special requests. Every home is different, and you need to know that your housekeeper will hear you and digest any instructions you give them.
Finally, housekeeping is one of several industries where lazy people simply won’t get the job done. You don’t want a housekeeper who cuts corners in any way – you want one who prioritizes putting in the time and effort to bring you the clean home you’re paying for.
For more on the qualities to prioritize in housekeepers and housekeeping companies, or to learn about any of our deep cleaning or other services, speak to the staff at Healthy Homes Housekeeping today.