How Much Will It Cost To Clean My Home?
Every house is unique, and every cleaning fee is individually based. Things that will affect the amount of your house cleaning estimate include the size of your home, number of residents, number of pets, number of bathrooms, how often you want us to clean, etc. We have a standardized formula for calculating each individual cleaning estimate in a uniform way. If you would like to see what kinds of information is gathered to estimate your house cleaning fees, simply contact us with your basic information (zip code, baths, bedrooms, pets).
Will All Visits Cost the Same Amount?
The first visit usually costs more than subsequent visits. Generally, it takes additional cleaning tasks to get the home up to Marci Cleaning Services..
Once this initial visit has occurred, your home's cleanliness can be easily maintained with our regular visit cleaning tasks. Regular visits are charged as a flat fee. You will receive an estimate for both the initial cleaning and the regular cleanings up front. Once the initial house cleaning has been completed, we will confirm your regular cleaning price.
Do I Have To Be Home When Marci Cleaning Cleans?
This is your option. You may give us a key to be safely stored? Always with double-blind security. Only the company owner and/or office manager can access the client key safe. Maids are given the keys for each cleaning appointment before they leave the office each day, and must turn these back in to management before they are allowed to leave the office each evening. These keys are returned to the key safe until the next cleaning appointment.
Do You Guarantee a Day and Time for My Cleaning Appointment?
Marci Cleaning Services ordinarily guarantees a specific day for your cleaning but not a specific time. Due to our flexible and ever-changing schedule, we are unable to commit to a specific time of day for our arrival. However, if you contact us on the day of your service, we will be glad to estimate our time of arrival. If you need a specific time guarantee, feel free to email or call us. Within reason, we will do our best to reach a mutually agreeable solution.
What If I Need to Reschedule a Cleaning?
Simply call our office prior to your cleaning day. We require a minimum 48 hours notice to reschedule your cleaning.
Unlike the airlines, we do not overbook our schedule. So, if you need to reschedule a cleaning without proper notice, we will not have enough opportunity to fill the schedule with another client. This decreases the maids pay. Without consistent wages, we cannot retain the best talent to clean for you. Thus, respecting our procedure for reschedules helps insure you will get the best service possible.
Please be sure you understand Marci Cleaning Servicesís procedures for rescheduling and cancelling visits. We do have a cancellation and will assess a cancellation fee if necessary, although we want to help you avoid incurring these fees!
What If I Accidentally Lock Marci Cleaning Out on My Cleaning Day?
Just as with Rescheduling fees, if you lock the team out on cleaning day, you will likely be assessed a lock-out fee. Please be sure you understand Marci Cleaning Servicesís lock-out fees. We want to help you avoid incurring these additional fees!
Most of our clients either provide us a key or hide one on the premises on cleaning day.
What Should I Do About My Security/Alarm System on Cleaning Day?
If you have a security system, please make necessary arrangements to give us access to your home on your scheduled day. Some clients establish a guest or temporary code for Marci Cleaning Services Team.
What Should I Do With My Pets During the Cleaning?
Please advise us if you have pets and provide any information regarding your pets that would be helpful for us to know. Though not a requirement, we prefer pets to be restricted from the areas we clean, to allow us to clean your home better and more efficiently, but We are pet friendly.
Are My Valuables Safe with Marci Cleaning Services?
If you have any special valuables, heirlooms or irreplaceable items, please put them away or instruct us not to touch them. A closed door or drawer is your signal to us that you do not want that area to be cleaned.
How Shall I Pay for My Cleaning?
You may pay by cash, check. Payment is due at time of service. If you do not intend to be at home at time of service you may choose to either leave cash or a check, on the kitchen counter the morning of your cleaning.
How Do I Know I Can Trust Your Staff?
We pride ourselves on attracting the best talent available. Combining hourly wages and bonus programs we offer some of the best pay in the industry - to insure we have the finest maids. We screen our maids carefully, we train meticulously, we inspect relentlessly and we insure adequately. We do all this so that you can have the highest confidence to trust us with the care of your home.
Do I Need to Provide House Cleaning Equipment or Supplies?
We provide all cleaning solutions and state-of-the-art equipment, so you never need to worry about replenishing your supply for our maids. If you have special cleaning products you want the maids to use, please be sure to discuss this with the Marci Cleaning Services owner or manager in advance, so that we can properly instruct the team.
What Is Mildew and How Can I Get Rid of It?
Mildew is a parasitic fungus. It requires moisture, warmth and a food source to exist. It reproduces itself by growing microscopic spores in enormous quantities. These spores are always present in the air and spread via normal air currents. A spore lies dormant until favorable moisture and temperature conditions occur for it to germinate. Mildew thrives in warm moist areas that have poor air circulation. In the average household, mildew is typically found in the bathrooms. The corners, cracks and crevices of the tub, shower, sink and toilet are the most common areas infected. It ranges in color from a pinkish-orange to black.
Marci Cleaning Services team will be able to impede the growth of mildew by removing the built up food sources that it lives on, such as soap, skin, hair and etc. However, as long as moisture and warmth are present, the spores will immediately germinate and mildew will again be growing on the host area.
To stop the growth of mildew, the area must be kept dry or it must be chemically treated to make it an undesirable environment for the spore to germinate. Chlorine bleach is a very good sanitizer to use on an infected area.
To reduce the pungent odor, the bleach can be diluted up to 50% with water. The most practical application method would be to lightly spray the area, although it can be wiped or sponged on. It is not necessary to saturate the area or to treat uninfected areas. Leave the bleach in contact with the surface area for at least an hour. Rinse any area that you will touch in later use. Repeat the application on a bi-weekly basis or when mildew reappears.
We hope the above discussion explains why mildew is such an on-going maintenance challenge. Working together, however, it can be controlled.
Do You Send an Individual or a Team Of Maids?
We most often send a 2 person cleaning team depending on the client's home size and personal preference.