The day before your cleaning, we text and email you a reminder. The day of your cleaning, your assigned housecleaner (or team, if it is your very first cleaning) arrives at the agreed-upon time, and gets to work cleaning the surfaces in your home. When your cleaner is done, she walks through your home and uses our 50-point checklist to ensure that everything was cleaned to our standards. When we are done cleaning, we do a final check, put your bagged garbage in your bins, pack up our cleaning supplies and equipment, and lock the door behind us when leaving (unless instructed otherwise). Our office puts through payment using your preferred credit card, which shows up on your statement as “Belle Home”.
You come home to a sparkling clean home. It’s as simple as that.
Call or email us and let us know what you’d like done, and we will let you know if we can do it, and will give you a price for the service. Some examples of special services are:
If you have any suggestions, we are always happy to hear them. We’ve received many great suggestions for products, services, and procedures from the people we serve and we appreciate your suggestions as to how we may continue to raise the bar on housecleaning service.
A block of your cleaner’s time is set aside for your requested cleaning. We require a 48-hour notice if you need to cancel or reschedule a scheduled cleaning so that we can assign other work to your cleaner(s). We understand that this is sometimes unavoidable, so if you must call within the 48-hr window, we do have to charge you in full for that date. We will however, happily reschedule this clean to be performed for you within the next 5 business days to make up the charge.
Our goal is to do your cleaning just the way you’d like it done, every time. If you are dissatisfied with anything we’ve cleaned for you, please call us within 24 hours of your cleaning. We will send a Cleaning Technician to your home to redo any work that was not done to your satisfaction.
A tip is optional – your cleaners don’t expect a tip, but always appreciate them. It is totally up to you. Some Customers tip every cleaning, and some Customers give one larger tip around the holidays.
Payment is expected at the time of service. We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express credit/debit cards.
We are pet-friendly and will be happy to clean your home while your indoor pets are in the house (just let us know if they are escape artists, so we will take extra care when entering and leaving your home!) If you have any aggressive pets, please keep them in a secured area that we will not need access to, such as a crate, or in the garage, for the duration of the cleaning. If you have glass tanks for fish or other animals, and prefer that we do not clean the outside of the tank, just let our office know and we will note that on your cleaning checklist. (Note: We do not let any pets in or out of the house during the housecleaning, and we do not clean pet waste.)
Most of our customers are not at home when we clean. If you prefer to be at home while it is being cleaned, we will be happy to work around you. We do ask that you not clean alongside your cleaners, as it is a bit disruptive to our cleaning methods and makes for a less efficient cleaning. If you will not be home at the time of your cleaning, we can work that out in several ways. Some customers give us a code to enter the house through a front or garage door. Many customers supply us with a spare key to their home. (For security, all keys are coded with a numeric code. Only our office staff has access to our key codes). Some customers place a key in a certain location – under the back doormat, in a mailbox, etc. You can also purchase a lockbox (like the ones that real estate agents use, available in hardware stores or through the internet) and leave the key in it on your scheduled cleaning day.
We do not clean on the following holidays when they fall on a weekday:
We will contact you the week before a cleaning visit that falls on a holiday, to schedule your cleaning at an available time that is convenient for you.
Yes, we are insured and bonded.
Our office hours are Mondays through Fridays 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The arrival time for the first clean of the day is 8:30-9:00 a.m. Arrival time for the second cleaning of the day generally falls between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. We do have some Saturday cleanings available on an on-call basis. Because we do not have full staff availability on Saturdays, we ask that, if you need a Saturday cleaning, to please contact the office two weeks in advance to schedule. If you’d like to be at home during the cleaning, or to let the cleaner(s) in, we will make every effort to accommodate your schedule.
We assign one Housecleaning Technician to your home so that your home is cleaned by the same maid consistently – we’ve found that makes for a more personalized housecleaning experience. If your assigned housecleaning technician is on vacation, or ill, we will send another experienced Housecleaning Technician who can step into their shoes for the day. (We fully document your household cleaning needs and setup on our work orders, so that any senior cleaner that we send will do the same work in your home that your regularly assigned cleaner does.) Our General Manager and Home Checkers also conduct pop-up “White Glove” inspections now and then at the tail end of your cleaning, to ensure that we are consistently giving you our highest level of service and that the same detail and care is shown to your home each and every time.
You don’t need to provide anything for us to use, except for a toilet brush (for sanitary reasons we do not bring them with us). We bring our own supplies and HEPA filtration vacuum cleaners, and we use eco-friendly products wherever possible. Each home we clean has fresh set of microfiber towels and mop heads. If you’d like us to use a specific cleaning product that you have on hand, please let our office know and we will be happy to note that on your cleaning checklist.