In homes where both parents work full-time jobs, finding enough time for housekeeping tasks can be extremely challenging.  If your schedule is already overloaded, consider hiring a house cleaning service if your budget will allow it.  There are dozens of cleaning services in the area, so you need to ensure that you are choosing one that is not only reliable, but trustworthy as well.  Here are a few helpful tips for doing so.


Evaluate your specific needs and requirements – there is a lot to think about before making a list of candidates for the job.  For instance:


  • decide whether you want the entire house cleaned or just specific areas
  • determine if you want the house cleaned weekly, once every two weeks, or monthly
  • estimate how much time it will take to clean


At this point, you should consider setting your house cleaning budget.  Finally, purchase the cleaning supplies you want the service to use if you have a specific preference.

Research and select a company, not freelance individuals – from a legal standpoint, it is better to choose a company and not some individual who may or may not have the proper certification and licensing.  Look for a cleaning service that:


  • does background checks before hiring employees
  • knows how to deal with liability insurance issues
  • provides worker’s compensation


For further protection, you should also choose a company that is fully bonded, insured, and licensed.  Be sure you talk with other family members and fellow employees and get referrals from them.  Check for online reviews as well.  If none exist, ask each of the candidates on your list for references.  This is also the time to find out what they charge for their services including charges for any add-on services.  Finally, if you’re concerned about the types of cleaning solutions that will be used, ask them.

Working with the cleaning service you select – signing a contract with the cleaning service you’ve chosen is always a good idea for a number of reasons such as:


  • a listing of their services and what they charge for them
  • defining any damages caused by the person or persons cleaning your home
  • what you expect them to clean


Some services may have a policy about leaving the house or remaining there while they are cleaning.  Furthermore, if you have pets, you should ask the company if they have certain policies regarding them. Additionally, families with pets need to schedule professional cleaning more often as pet dander is one of the leading causes of allergies.

We offer a plethora of cleaning services. To book an appointment online; please contact Bebe’s Cleaning Services at We will be glad to assist you with your cleaning requirements.