Benefits Of Choosing A Cleaning Agency Over A Cleaner
If you find that you are not able to complete the cleaning of your Home, you will be faced with the task of finding someone that can help. In most situations, this often means choosing a cleaning agency or an individual cleaner. Your decision will be influenced by a variety of factors; in some cases a professional domestic cleaning agency may be best suited to your requirements, while in others an individual cleaner may be the best option for you.
In our article, we outline some of the benefits of choosing a cleaning agency such as Swissmaid over an individual cleaner.
1) Established Reputation That You Can Check
Before choosing a domestic cleaner, it is likely that you will want to check the reputation of the cleaner that you are considering. In the case of a cleaning agency, this should be a relatively easy task. You will be able to check their website for testimonials that they have received from their clients. Many cleaning agencies, including Swissmaid, also use an independent company such as Checkatrade to collect testimonials. This provides you with additional assurance that the testimonials are independently verified and genuine. In addition to this, it is likely that the agency will have a Google business profile with further reviews for you to read.
However, in the case of an individual cleaner it is unlikely to be as easy. They may not have a website that you can check or a Checkatrade profile with indepdently verified reviews. It is therefore likely that your checks will be limited to the references that they provide or verbal recommendations that you receive. While these can be very reliable, they may not be truly independent.
2) Provide Holiday And Sickness Cover
If your cleaner decides to go on holiday or if they are unwell, will they be able provide a replacement cleaner? Many individual cleaners may not be able to find a replacement for you, especially if the cover is required at short notice.
While a cleaning agency cannot guarantee that they will always be able to find a replacement cleaner for you, it is often possible for them to find another cleaner from their list of approved cleaners.
At Swissmaid we always aim to provide alternative cleaners for our clients in the absence of their regular cleaner. In many cases, this ensures that you still receive your regular cleaning service from a trusted and reliable cleaner.
3) Hold Professional Cleaning Insurance
While cleaning may not be the most dangerous profession, it is still important that your cleaner has adequate insurance in place. Insurance will protect you and the cleaner carrying out the cleaning in the event of an accident.
A professional cleaning agency will have appropriate insurance in place to cover the activities of its cleaners. As many cleaning agencies are members of professional bodies or organisations such as Checkatrade, having insurance in place is likely to be a mandatory condition of their membership. In this case you know that you are protected in the event of an accident. Clients of Swissmaid can rest assured that we hold full public liability insurance to cover all our cleaning services and cleaners.
Individual cleaners may have cleaning insurance in place to protect their clients, however it is not always clear who is responsible for having this insurance. It could be argued that as you have engaged the cleaner as an individual, they can be regarded as your employee. In which case, you would be required to arrange appropriate insurance as their employer. This can result in additional hassle and expense that you, as the client, may not want to incur. If you choose a cleaning agency they will be responsible for ensuring that adequate insurance is in place.
4) Experienced And Skilled Cleaners
Achieving a sparklingly clean house is not as easy as it seems. Great cleaning requires experienced and skilled cleaners that are adaptable to suit your individual requirements. A cleaning agency uses cleaners that are likely to have gained experience and skills from cleaning a range of different houses. This often means that they have cleaned a house that is similar to yours and are more likely to be able to meet your requirements.
By engaging a cleaning agency you are able to benefit from the experience and skills of their cleaners. Their skills and experience will be clear in the end result of the cleaning service.
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About Swissmaid UK
Swissmaid UK is an established domestic cleaning agency, which has been helping their clients with cleaning since 2001. As an independently owned cleaning company, they are able to provide reliable and flexible cleaning solutions to domestic and business clients.