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How to Choose a House Cleaning Company In Plano

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If you are trying to choose a house cleaning company in Plano, Texas you have come to the right place! Of course, Dallas Sunrise Maids is based in Plano, but there are actually quite a few companies and individuals to choose from. 

But how do you even start the process?

One thing to mention early on: As far as pricing, hiring an individual house cleaner is almost always less expensive than hiring a house cleaning company in Plano.

Most individual house cleaners charge between $12 – $15 per hour vs house cleaning companies who charge upwards of $20 – $30 per hour per person. One of the best places to find an individual house cleaner is going to be on Care.com

A Few Factors To Consider When Choosing a House Cleaning Company In Plano

-If this person has helpers, will it be the same people every time in your home?

-How well will you be able to explain what you would like to clean? IE will your team speak English or just your one “lady”, or perhaps no one?

-Will they always charge by the hour or will it be a fixed price, regardless of the current cleanliness of the home?

-Do they carry any kind of insurance in case someone gets injured or something gets broken?

-How long have they been cleaning homes?

You’ll want to ask any potential house cleaner where they live, as that may affect their punctuality. You may also want to ask about how busy they are, which helps you determine how likely they are to stick with you. 

And just as importantly, make sure to find out how to communicate with them on scheduling for future visits. Some prefer text, email, phone calls or whatsapp. While it’s not likely they are using a scheduling system, you never know!

The Importance Of A House Cleaning Reputation Check 

If you decide to go the route of choosing a house cleaning company vs an individual, make sure to do your homework!

Google is always great, as they allow for reviews of companies but not necessarily individuals. Same for pages like Home Advisor. However, if you are attempting to vet individuals, Facebook is a potential option, as is Instagram.

In terms of finding a good house cleaner (company or individual), the best bet is always by a referral. Check out Nextdoor and Facebook for local neighborhood groups. 

Logo for Nextdoor, a great resource for sourcing house cleaning companies in Plano

There are also several websites dedicated to finding house cleaners, including Care, Task Rabbit and Bark

Check for comments on punctuality, price, and dependability – both positive and negative. Past clients can provide great insight!

Where To Look For House Cleaning Companies in Plano

Google, Thumbtack, and Angie’s List are a few marketplaces that showcase the good, the bad and the ugly of house cleaning. So start by taking a look at the reviews and make sure you always call at least two house cleaning companies to see how they compare.

Make sure to ask about the following:

Will they bring their own cleaning supplies and equipment, or are you expected to have the supplies and equipment available?

Do they charge by the hour or by the job?

Can they provide a clear list of the areas they clean? Baseboards and blinds, for example may not be included so you’ll want to check to make sure your expectations line up with what is promised.

A Note Regarding Insurance And Liability

Does the house cleaning company you are considering carry any type of insurance or bonding in case anything goes missing or gets broken?

How many people will be in your home?

Is an inspection required after the cleaning?

Can they clean (or do they prefer) cleaning while someone is in the home?

What To Ask If You Are Looking For Recurring Service

Will you always have the same people cleaning for every visit?

Will you be required to sign a contract?

What happens if you need to cancel or reschedule?

Do you need to pay more for an initial clean vs recurring house cleaning, and if so what is the difference in the type of cleaning?

How long have they been in business?

An image of a house cleaning company cancellation on a calendar that's sitting on a desk in Plano, TX.

How often are they canceling last minute?

Do they have any other customers in your area?

How does their billing work? IE what options do you have for payment and are there any fees associated with, for example, paying with a credit card?

Some General Rules Of Thumb On House Cleaning Companies

As far as house cleaning pricing in Plano, you will always pay more for an initial clean (or a move-in or move-out clean) than you would for an ongoing, regularly scheduled cleaning. Expect to pay anywhere from $0.10 – $0.15 per square foot in Plano for the initial deep cleaning and then roughly half of that amount for ongoing cleaning. This of course will be depending on how often you are having your cleaners come out.

For your typical 2,000 foot home in Plano, in average condition in terms of cleanliness, you’d be looking at between $200 – $280 for the initial house cleaning and then between $115 – $180 per visit.  

Most cleaning companies will generally bring their own cleaning supplies and many will also allow you to use your own, if you’d like to substitute. Make sure to ask what they’ll be using if you are concerned about sensitive surfaces you may have in your home.

A Word On Tipping House Cleaning Companies

As far as tips, if you are using a house cleaning company, go ahead and ask them about tipping. In larger companies, tips are not generally expected but always appreciated. It’s never a bad idea to tip on that first cleaning, to keep your cleaning team motivated.

You’ll get the most bang for your buck, tip-wise, if you have the same cleaning team coming out every time and you spread your tips out randomly. 

At the end of the day, all house cleaning options in Plano are most definitely not created equal. And since you are literally letting people into your home, you’ll want to make sure to do your homework before choosing the right company. Rest assured, there are some great ones out there 🙂

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