New York Comes Clean

Written By Clemence Fontaine | August 21, 2013
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Living in New York implies a busy and fast-paced lifestyle, little time spent in your apartment, and even less time dedicated to cleaning it. If you want to avoid cockroaches or mice, New York’s dearest population, there is a crucial need for you to make a choice. If you do not want to turn into an angel in the house, then you’ll probably need to call a cleaning service. 

Thanks to your messiness, cleaning services have burgeoned all throughout the city and have provided jobs to numerous low-skilled workers. Combining rapidity with efficiency is what most cleaning services seek to offer so how to choose among all the services available? 

First try and talk to your friends, neighbors and coworkers—that’s how we often find the best pieces of advice. Before considering getting a membership, maybe try different housing services to see which one is the most efficient and discreet. Indeed, as you’re giving access to your most intimate belongings and most private spaces to strangers, make sure the service is trustworthy—no hasty decisions. 

An important requirement for any good professional provider is to have an insurance, otherwise if your maid gets hurt while on the job you could end up with a costly hospital fee. The guarantee matters as well. A good service will make sure that your maid show up on the right date and at the right time so as to avoid unpleasant surprises once you get out of the shower. 

While you’re shuffling through the web also pay attention to how does the company pay its employees. Low-prices often comes with unethical tax payments. To not get into any troubles, prices will help you make the difference between real employees and independent contractors. Besides, real employees are often more trustworthy as they are bound to a privacy clause. In addition, to distinguish good provider from less reliable ones, proper companies should try to provide the same cleaning team each time so as to offer more privacy and consistency. 

From the start, agree on prices and on what is included or not inside the package-service. Make sure you have a clear understanding because some cleaning service might try to come up with additional items that they consider they needed to clean, and take advantage of it to increase your bill. If the company’s website do not have reviews from clients, Yelp is always a good source of information. 

For even more high-scale services, see if the company is going green and comes with eco-friendly products. It reduces the risk of toxic contamination; something to consider especially if you have children running around the house. 

Among the myriad of offers, MyClean has held our attention as one of the most reliable company in New York with an extensive offer and a guarantee that cleaners are bonded, insured, well-trained, and use green products. Cleaners are full-time workers, and the 80% of users that have subscribed to the membership service vouch for MyClean’s trustworthiness. As a matter of fact, the firm keeps growing and it will soon launch a mobile app and expand to other cities starting in New Jersey. Its two entrepreneurs, Mike Scharf and Mike Russell never thought that their little startup would soon turn into a multi-million dollar business. It just show how cleaning can actually change your life!

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