Frequent Questions 2017-09-27T23:24:57+00:00
We normally work with solo cleaners although on occasion we will send a team of 2 depending on the scope of the cleaning that needs done and the size of the home.
You will, in most cases, have the same cleaning associate(s) assigned to clean your home. All of the cleaning technicians provide the same consistent service to every customer, so you should feel like you are receiving the same quality service no matter who the cleaning team is. However, if you would like to make a change, please do not hesitate to ask.
If you are unhappy with the service you received then what ever you are unhappy with should be corrected. If you are unhappy because something on the checklist was missed, please call immediately. Do not wait because after a day or two the house will be ‘lived in”. We will return within 24 hours to correct something that was obvious. If it is something minor, call the office or leave a note to ensure that it is not missed again. With a guarantee in place you should be assured good service.
We prefer that your alarm system is turned off on the day of service but can handle disarming and resetting if requested.
No, there are no complicated contracts. The only thing we ask is if you must cancel a regularly scheduled appointment, that you do it at least 48 hours in advance. Our house cleaners are paid for each home they clean. A cancellation without enough notice to reschedule another appointment directly affects the cleaning associate’s income.
We charge a $50 cancellation fee for scheduled appointments that are missed and were not cancelled at least 48 hours in advance.
We generally commit to either a morning arrival (8:30 AM to Noon) or afternoon arrival (Noon to 2 PM). If you require an appointment at a specific time we will need to schedule it for first thing in the morning. Some houses take longer than others and we don’t want a cleaning associate to leave a house before it is completed in order to keep an appointment with another customer. In any case please allow for uncontrollable variables like weather and traffic.
Unfortunately breakage does happen occasionally, even with the most experienced and consciences cleaning professionals. While every effort is made to use great care in your home, sometimes accidents do happen. Our cleaning associates are trained to immediately notify our office (and you) if something is broken or damaged so that we can handle the situation as soon as possible. If we should break or damage something, we will make every effort to have the item repaired or if necessary it will be replaced. We do limit our liability for damage to a maximum of $100, please let us know if you have breakable items of significantly higher value and we will have instructions to the team to not touch these items.
This is NEVER a good feeling but try to remain calm. Retrace your steps; about 90% of the time, whatever is missing will be found within 24 hours (it happens all the time). HOWEVER, if it is not found or if the disappearance is obvious, call our office. Provide a complete description of what is missing and we will discuss the situation with the cleaning associate. Please keep in mind that we treat the accused as innocent during any investigation. If the cleaning associate denies any responsibility for the missing item it may be necessary for you to call local law enforcement authorities so the proper officials can investigate the situation.

Fortunately, due to good recruiting practices and background checks, we have never has a case of theft in our 21 years of business.

We provide all the cleaning equipment and supplies to perform our service except for a toilet brush and step stool. If you prefer a different product be used we are happy to use it as long as you provide the product and as long as the product makes sense for the surface that it is intended for. Please understand that if you request we use a product different than what we normally use we will not be held accountable for how it performs.
Most of our customers are not at home when we come to clean. We will make personal and confidential arrangements with you on how to gain access to the house. Normally a duplicate key or garage keypad code is the best solution. If we are unable to gain access to your house for a regularly scheduled cleaning, we must charge you a fee of $50 to compensate the cleaning associate for their loss of income and driving expenses.
In order for the cleaning associate to do their job properly, we ask that you pick up clothing, toys and other household items. The cleaning associate will not know where your personal items belong and we prefer that they not go into your closets or drawers to put things away.
We limit our services to tasks inside the home. If this is a service you require please let us know in advance so we can provide you with a Power Partner for these services.
It is always a good idea to communicate whether you have concerns with the service or if you are very pleased with the service. Do not wait and write notes only when you are dissatisfied. All communicated feelings are good ones!
We will contact you to reschedule your appointment.
Please call our office at least 48 hours in advance. We will be happy to reschedule your cleaning appointment.
Yes we do, in fact we will not even consider the recruitment of a new house cleaner unless they have a minimum of four verifiable references and a stable previous work history along with a BCI (Bureau of Criminal Investigation) background check. House cleaners must be bondable, which means no felony convictions.
It usually takes us longer to clean the house the first time because there are areas of the home that we will be cleaning that haven’t been cleaned in quite a while. We only charge extra if extra time will be required.
This is an issue that should be discussed in detail before the service begins. We love animals, but sometimes they don’t love us. If you think your pet may become overly anxious while we are there, please make temporary arrangements (such as the garage, a kennel, or a closed off room) while we are in your home.
We offer several options. Unless other arrangements have been made payment is due at the time of service. We accept cash, checks, as well as Visa/Mastercard/Discover and American Express. Some services require pre-payment for first time or one time service. Payment not received within 5 business days of service will be charged a late fee of $10.00. Payment that is not received within 30 days of service will require a suspension of services and will be referred to a collection agency at which time you will be responsible for an additional collection & late fees. Credit cards are charged on the Monday following your scheduled service. If you are a routine customer, your card will be charged as a recurring charge on the Monday following service. Should you need to change your payment method, please contact our office prior to your scheduled visit.
While tips in this industry are not expected it is common for tips to be left. NEVER feel like you HAVE to tip, and NEVER tip in hopes of receiving better service! You should only tip if you feel you are receiving great service. Tips, when given, usually range from 18-20%.

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3995 Cottage Hill Road, Mobile AL 36609 United States

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