It's a magical feeling to open your door and find your home all clean and smelling fresh. Like Samantha from "Bewitched" just wiggled her nose and, voila, everything shines. A reliable cleaning service can do wonders not only for your home but your state of mind. But keep in mind that the value cleaning services offer may go beyond polished floors and spotless toilets. Sparkling windows, pollutant-free ducts and clear gutters and downspouts are critical to home maintenance as well. How much you'll pay for a cleaning service often depends on the extent of the cleaning job and the specialized services needed.
The most significant factors affecting the cost of any interior house cleaning or maid service are the number and size of your rooms, whether you own pets, and how often you schedule your cleanings. Many maid services will charge you less per cleaning if you have them come once a week rather than once a month. Some companies will charge more for specialty services, such as window washing, fireplace cleaning, dusting shelves where a large number of books need to be removed and replaced, and cleaning high shelving or ceilings that require a ladder. Some services also will add a trip charge if you live far away from their place of business. Continue Reading
There's a reason people talk about spring cleaning. During the winter, your property might be covered in snow, and doing exterior cleaning is nearly impossible. But once the snow is melted, you may find your home's exterior and much of your property looking messy. Depending on the company (or independent contractor) external home cleaning and lawn and garden clean-up may be charged by the scale of the project or by the hour. An experienced cleaning service should be able to give an accurate price quote before beginning the job.
Duct and Vent Cleaning
Your heating and cooling system relies on a series of metal ducts to deliver hot and cool air into your home. Over time, your ducts can get clogged with dust and debris. Left unchecked, this could encourage mold, attract pests and rodents, and affect your health.
Duct and vent cleaning involves strong vacuum suction to remove debris. But don't try this with your regular household vacuum. Vacuum systems designed for duct cleaning are considerably more powerful and can remove dust and debris that is tapped far down into your duct work. The cost of your duct cleaning depends on the size of your home. A cleaning professional should be able to give you an accurate bid by knowing the size of your home and HVAC system.
No matter what kind of cleaning service you are looking for, with a little bit of planning and talking to the right professionals, you should be able to find the right service within your budget.