Reliability, cost effectiveness, and a job well done is what every vacation home owner looks for in a cleaning company. The upkeep of a home isn't an easy task, especially paired with the constant shuffle of travelers in and out. It can be overwhelming if you're handling this task on your own as an owner. More often than not, vacation home owners seek out a cleaning company they can rely on to make sure the house is clean and cozy for their next guest. If you are looking for a cleaning company, here are a few things to consider when making that decision.
RELIABILITY IS A MUST
Choose a cleaning crew who ALWAYS has someone available. There will be times when you or your go to cleaning person are not available. This is where reliability comes in. You don't want to be stressed out at the last minute trying to figure out how to make your home magically clean. Make sure the cleaning crew you choose has a backup and their backup has a backup. Reliability is essential in the hospitality industry.
ATTENTION TO DETAILS
Little things matter the most. When it comes to the cleanliness of your vacation home, it's often better to have a second set of eyes to ensure the house is perfect for your guests. The right cleaning company will notify you if anything has been damaged. They will know if something is missing and report back to you. They will make sure the house is fully stocked and prepared for the next guests. Putting yourself in the guests' shoes is a necessity to ensure your home is perfect for their stay. Paying attention to small details also shows you care.
CHECKLISTS ARE A GOOD THING
It is good to have a checklist of expectations. There may be some additional areas you want cleaned and it is important to have that communicated with your cleaning company. Cleaners will already know the basics but a checklist is a good place to communicate any specifics(how many towels to place in bathrooms, place settings, etc.) Having a checklist will also ensure that everything is taken care of prior to guest check in.
KNOWING WHAT TO EXPECT
Your cleaning company will do the general cleaning duties. Laundry, changing sheets, cleaning bathrooms, kitchens, floors, taking out the garbage, etc. If you have a special request, say so. It can be a good idea to only supply what a guest will need during their stay to ensure guests aren't over using supplies or linens. This can potentially create a mass amount of laundry for your cleaning company. Scheduling quarterly "deep cleanings" are also essential as your home will always be in use.
DOES A CLEANING FEE DETER GUESTS
Charging a cleaning fee is very normal and accepted for anyone who utilizes vacation homes when traveling. This is also a sure way to guarantee your guests know you care about cleanliness.
HOW DO I CHOOSE A CLEANING COMPANY
Making the right choice can be difficult, especially if you aren't local to the area. If you are out of the area, reading online reviews about the company can definitely help. This may help you gather peace of mind and assurance.
When in doubt, or if time does not permit, Easy Air can handle all of the above for you. We specialize in assuring that your vacation home provides only the best for your guests. Our team is reliable and detail oriented, giving you peace of mind.