Updated: Aug 28, 2021
There are a few steps into properly looking for a cleaning company.
The first thing would be to use a search engine on a mobile device/ personal computer. You can simply use simple phrases such as “best cleaning company near me”, “best cleaning service in Los Angeles” etc.
Today we’ll be using the example phrase “best cleaning company near me” on a Google search engine on a personal computer.
The most similar style of search results will look like the image above. The first section you will always see are sponsored ads with a Google Guaranteed badge and then sponsored ads.
Feel free to click on the Google Guaranteed companies listed. Always try to look for their website if applicable. If not, peek around what the ad advertises and feel free to call the main lines displayed.
The next results are typically the top business directory services. Business directory services do require you to create a free account to gain access.
On this search the top business directory services appear as Angie’s List, Yelp, and Thumbtack. It is recommended to spend time doing research on these directory services.
Many cleaning services will be displayed. You can filter out your search base on your specific requirements.
What is neat on business directory services is that each business will display on their profile the services they provide. You will also be asked what kind of project you are looking for. This will give you the liberty to lay out what you are seeking ONCE and the results will display ONLY based on what matches you.
What to look for in a Cleaning company:
Do they provide the service I need?
Do they provide service in my area?
Do they fit with my budget?
Is the price reasonable based on quality?
Are they licensed and insured?
There will be companies that are great. Their review forums will rate similar to others. Distinguish them by asking and looking for the type of services they offer. For example, pay close attention if their profiles or websites display the services they provide. Cleaning companies will have service packages. These are usually labeled as flat rate or hourly rate. Based on your needs either job type will work in your favor.
Price may be the closing deal with a cleaning company. Stop there and reconsider. Safety should be the closing deal! You can choose a cleaning company that is not licensed and insured. Again, stop there and spend a bit more time researching! We highly recommend sticking to a licensed and insured cleaning company. Although you may temporarily save money on your services, you put yourself at risk with an unlicensed, uninsured company. SAFETY should always be first especially if you have any pets and children.