It’s finally time to wrap things up at your new home, and you’ve collected the keys. Everything is ready, except for the fact that your newly renovated house requires a thorough deep cleaning session.
Most homeowners find renovation a rather taxing project, so post renovation cleaning becomes even harder. After renovating, there is bound to be leftover dirt, stains, dust and debris all around the house. It is therefore essential for us to go through every nook and cranny of our homes after renovating.
In this article, we deep dive into a few common mistakes that homeowners make when it comes to post renovation cleaning, and why it is important to engage professional house cleaning services.
Doing the cleaning by yourself
After every renovation project, the house is left clad in dust, dirt and grime. Without a doubt, general cleaning carried out by homeowners themselves with a vacuum cleaner and a mop would not be sufficient. Most people would engage professional post renovation cleaning services to assist in the process, since it is extremely tedious to do it by yourself.
By leaving the work to the experts, you can rest assured that every corner will be sparkling clean and free of renovation prints. Professional cleaners also have the appropriate cleaning solutions – tools, chemicals and cleaners – to keep your house clean and disinfected.
Not engaging the right service provider
We know many homeowners who do not engage the right service provider, simply because they were “in a rush” to get the job done. As a result, some customers hire companies that only offer specific cleaning services, such as upholstery cleaning or janitorial services.
At this stage, it is integral to do your research properly and shortlist a few service providers. Afterwards, ensure that the service provider you go for has the specialization that fulfills your needs – post renovation cleaning.
Here at Superb Cleaning, we pride ourselves on providing quality one-stop residential and post renovation cleaning services in Singapore. With over 10 years of experience, our team of professionals is trusted by clients island-wide. Contact us today to learn more about services and get a quotation.
Choosing companies based on price competitiveness
Although price plays a big role in influencing many people’s decision-making, we recommend not scrimping on the essentials. It is common for many Singaporeans to pick the cleaning company that offers them the lowest-priced package, especially if they think post renovation cleaning is not as important or difficult as it should be. However, it is notable that the process is rather tedious and long, so it’s all the more crucial that the service provider delivers quality work.
Of course, this is not to say that cheaper services means lower quality, but there is some correlation there, and you should not avoid the pricier companies just because of their cost. After all, you do get what you pay for (most of the time, at least).
Choosing companies that do not offer warranty for their work
Renovation works in Singapore can get rather costly, and it is therefore all the more necessary to not scrimp on the final touches. Some companies might offer cheap packages that sound too good to be true, and while it might deliver decent results right after project completion, it is always best to check if they offer insurance.
Ensure that the service provider has a warranty period tied to its service, as it will cause another headache for you if the house is damaged (somehow) and you’ll have to hire yet another professional to step in.
Not looking through the portfolio of the service provider
Social proof is the largest influencer of all, so client portfolios are key in sealing the deal. Ensure that the company you ultimately go for has an extensive client portfolio, especially ones that cover your needs. Apart from clients’ diversity, make sure that the visual images of their work are up to standard and are what you are looking for.
Forgetting all about the contract signing procedure
Contracts are important – they literally seal the deal in black and white. Whenever there is a mistake or flaw in the company’s work, you can revisit the contract you signed to see if there are any discrepancies or loopholes. As far as it goes, written agreements are still necessary in post renovation cleaning projects, and you will be in a better position to make claims if the company fails to deliver as promised.
Not making an appointment ahead of schedule
Last but not least, many owners do not make an appointment to schedule the post renovation cleaning. This neglect can cause quite some inconvenience, especially if you are running on a tight schedule and the selected company does not have enough slots to fix you in.
Always make sure that the company you’re working with is flexible in arrangements, and book your cleaning appointment ahead of time to secure a slot.
With that said, these are the most common mistakes we see in homeowners who are looking for post renovation cleaning services. Don’t scrimp on the finishing touch, and ensure that you plan ahead of time with a reliable service provider for a sparkling clean house.
Superb Cleaning offers professional cleaning services for both residential and commercial clients. Our large client database gives us extensive experience in many aspects – post renovation cleaning included. Contact us today for a quick quotation!