What to Look for in a House Cleaning Service

Dealing with House Cleaning

Finding the time to keep your home neat and tidy can be difficult in today's busy world. A domestic cleaning service is an ideal solution, but you don't want to let just anybody into your home. 

What to Look for in a House Cleaning Service

Everyone prefers to live in a neat and tidy home, but in today's busy world, finding the time to clean isn't always easy. When spare time is precious, most of us can find much more enjoyable uses for it than dusting and vacuuming.

The answer is to use a professional house cleaning service, but before hiring you need to be sure that you're choosing a company who can be trusted to do a good job, while also looking after your property and possessions. Here's what to look for before signing up to a domestic cleaning service.


Any reputable house cleaning company should have adequate business insurance in place. This is not only so that they can compensate you for any accidental damage they cause to your home or possessions, but also so that any injuries or mishaps an employee suffers will be covered. The last thing you need is a disgruntled employee taking you to court over a workplace injury, when this should be handled entirely by the cleaning company or agency.

Who's Doing the Work?

Does the cleaning company employ their own workers, or do they subcontract to an outside agency? There's no correct choice, but many people prefer to have the same cleaner from week to week so that they get to know your preferences and requirements. This is perhaps more likely if the company employs their own staff.

Cleaning companies in Dubai who subcontract to agencies are more likely to have a fast turnover of workers, and this can lead to problems in both quality of work and issues of trust if you have a different cleaner every time.

Cost Considerations

Will your arrangement be based on a fixed cost, or will the fee depend on the amount of work done? Will the charge be the same every week, or could it vary? Is the cost worked out per room cleaned, or for ongoing cleaning of your whole property? Are supplies and other extra costs included in the service? You need to know all of this to avoid any nasty surprises when your bill comes in.

Flexibility of Appointments

Although a regular schedule for the cleaning work is probably the most convenient, this isn't always possible. However, you need your cleaning service to fit your diary rather than the other way round. How much notice needs to be given for a change in the routine? This is especially important if you're not comfortable with the work being done while you're out of your home.

Guarantees of Service

What backing does the company give to their work? What can you do if you're not happy with the results or the service? Just as importantly, who can you contact higher up in the company if you discover damage, or have issues with a particular worker?

Company Size and Workload

How busy are the company at any one time? While a healthy client list is usually a sign of good service, you don't want to be simply another name on their list, not getting the level of service you require. It's a tricky balancing act, but only you can decide if you want the personal touch of a small company or the solidity of a larger organization.

Licensing and Regulation

Lastly, while there's no legal requirement for a house cleaning company to be licensed, it's reassuring to know that the company you're dealing with is fully legitimate and registered with the authorities. Ask to see the company's general business license and evidence of their tax status, unless you're happy to work with a smaller non-official operator.

There's no shortage of options for domestic cleaning services in Dubai, whether you choose a large national agency or an independent local provider. Searching online and reading customer reviews is a good place to start, but asking these questions will help you narrow down your options and settle on cleaners you'll be happy to have in your home.

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