What is home cleaning?
27 Sep 23
Have you been thinking about hiring a house cleaner, but don’t know what to expect? While all home cleaning services do things a little differently, this guide aims to help you understand what a house clean includes, how to hire a home cleaner, how to make sure you get the best results and more.
What is home cleaning?
Also called domestic cleaning or house cleaning, home cleaning is a service provided all across Australia that involves a cleaning technician tackling all the chores you don’t have the time, energy or desire to do.
You can hire a one-off cleaning service or book a regular house cleaner who will come to your house at the same time each week, fortnight or month.
Why should I hire a house cleaning service?
These days, we’re all busier than ever with work, family and other commitments. And that means we end up spending our precious free time putting our home in order.
When you hire a professional house cleaning service, you can spend more time doing the things you love with the people you love, rather than wasting hours upon hours battling with the housework.
Plus, because a quality home cleaning service will invest in training and equipment – and they bring a wealth of experience to every service – they are likely to be able to get your home cleaner and more hygienic than if you were to do it yourself.
What’s included in a home clean?
This is where you have quite a lot of choice. Generally, a standard service will include:
- Mopping floors
- Cleaning the bathroom(s)
- Cleaning the kitchen
- Cleaning mirrors
- Vacuuming floors
- Wiping down appliances
- Dusting all surfaces
These are the kinds of cleaning tasks you likely do each week. If you want a more thorough clean, you’ll likely need to book a deep cleaning service in which the cleaner takes care of:
- Scrubbing bathroom tiles
- Cleaning the shower head
- Cleaning kitchen appliances inside and out
- Emptying rubbish
- Cleaning the oven
- Window cleaning
- Washing blinds
- Cleaning out the fridge
- Restoring shower screen(s)
- Spot-cleaning doors
- Cleaning under sinks
- Vacuuming upholstery and furniture
- End of lease cleaning
With a full-service cleaning company like V.I.P., you can even add-on services like carpet cleaning. This is a great way to keep on top of your household maintenance, as you can get a whole load of cleaning tasks taken care of without having to waste time ringing around.
It’s a good idea to ask your chosen home cleaning company what’s included in each service, so you know what to expect.
What isn’t included in a home clean?
To ensure you’re happy with the end result, it’s also important to know what a home cleaning service can’t do – and how long it may take to get the very best results.
For instance, many people don’t realise that it can take several cleans to remove built-up dirt, grime and stains around the home. This also depends on the size of your home and how often it’s professionally cleaned.
It’s also worth noting that your home cleaner will need to visit your home a few times before they get a good understanding of the layout and how to work most efficiently.
So if you want your cleaner to focus on a particular area – say you want your bathroom to really sparkle – give them a heads up so they know what you’re after. Remember, they want to do the best possible job and leave you satisfied with the service, so don’t be shy about guiding them in this way.
Here are some other things a home cleaner typically won’t do:
- Run errands for you
- Declutter and tidy up: they’ll assume you’ve cleared the floors and surfaces ready for them to clean
- Rearrange your furniture
- Tidy the garden – that’s something your local V.I.P. Lawns & Gardens franchisee can do!
Hiring a professional home cleaning service
Now that you have a better idea of what to expect from a house cleaner and how they can give you back your free time, you’re ready to request a quote from your local V.I.P. Home Cleaning franchisee. They own their business, are fully insured and police checked, and have a great reputation with homeowners in your area.
And if you have any other questions we haven’t answered here, just give us a call and our team will be happy to help.