Professional Cleaning Service (Hourly vs Fixed rates)
You are looking for cleaning services, and come across companies having two different types of charges, either per hour basis or a fixed rate. So what is the difference? Why are companies having different types of charges? Let us find out what the differences are.
It really depends on the type of service that you are engaging for. Normally, hourly paid services are more widely used for housekeeping or routine cleaning. This is because there is no fixed set of job scopes for housekeeping jobs and the scope of work is dependent on the type of cleaning required on the day itself. The number of hours for housekeeping would normally be around 4 hours and cover not more than 5 scopes of work. Housekeeping is normally a maintenance of the home cleanliness and tidiness, done by one person and can consist of tasks such as mopping, sweeping, vacuuming, folding clothes, ironing clothes and many more. The list is non-exhaustive but do keep in mind that the chores are normally capped at light chores compared to a thorough cleaning service.
The other type of cleaning service that charges a fixed rate would be the post-renovation/ deep cleaning service. This is very different from the housekeeping service that was mentioned above. For post-renovation/deep cleaning service, there would normally be a fixed list of work scope for cleaning and this list of ‘to do tasks' covers much more cleaning scope as compared to your routine cleaning.. This will be a thorough cleaning session targeted at post renovation or for spring cleaning, and as such will be very specific cleaning that is required to remove debris or dirt from the surfaces such as floor and wall to ensure that the home is in tip top condition. The areas of cleaning that are included in this service includes windows, grilles, cupboards and many other areas. The reason you would want to engage a professional cleaning company to perform a post-renovation cleaning or deep cleaning would be due to;
1) Many areas to clean
2) Easy to overlook some of the areas that require cleaning if lack of experience
3) Experience in performing the wide scope of cleaning
When deciding to engage a professional cleaning company, it is important to know what is the purpose of the cleaning and which type of cleaning service best suits your current needs.