Charlottesville! Here Are 4 Steps To a Clean Healthy Home!

Jul 12, 2014 By Nathan 0 Comments



If you’re thinking about having your home cleaned, we encourage you to follow these four steps:

STEP #1:  Make a commitment to yourself to get your home cleaned. 

The longer it remains dirty, the worse you will feel about your environment and the greater your chance of becoming ill because of particulates and contaminants. This dust and grit is abrasive and causes your floors to loose their finish sooner, your carpets to wear faster, and causes your belongings to look dull, dingy, and worn. The longer you wait to clean, the longer you have to breathe all the pollen, fungus, pet odors, and dust mites. 

STEP #2:  List your objectives. 

Is the health of your indoor environment highest on your list, so that you would want a company that is using the proper equipment, solutions, and methods to address your concerns?  Do you want only the dust moved around– something you could do with a residential vacuum and duster– or are you concerned about removing other contaminants (bacteria, pollen, dust mites, mold spores)?  Do you want to work with an honest, reputable company – or are you willing to risk working with the company that offers you the lowest price – knowing that the company might not be in business tomorrow and might not be safe to let into your home?


STEP #3:  Ask questions. 

The way you learn about a company is to ask specific questions and listen carefully to the answers.  Here are nine questions to ask a carpet cleaner to help you feel more confident about the one that you choose:

1)      What method of cleaning do you recommend for my needs?

2)      What type of vacuums and solutions do you use to clean, and what are your cleaning steps?

3)      How often should I have my house cleaned?

4)      What training have your housekeepers had in cleaning?

5)      Do you guarantee your work?

6)      Are you insured?

7)      Do you have any references or reviews from clients who I can call regarding your work?


STEP #4:  Once you’re satisfied that you’re working with an honest, competent professional, invite them to your home and ask for a specific quotation in writing.  

A written quotation gives you the assurance that you know exactly what your job will cost – no surprises.

The purpose behind these steps is to empower you with the information you need to make a wise decision in choosing a cleaning professional.  The proper care of your home is essential to creating a healthy indoor environment for you and your family, and this decision should never be taken lightly.  These guidelines will help you to identify an ethical and excellent house cleaner.