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We often struggle to keep our homes clean to the standards we desire. This is why it makes sense to call in the professionals when we seem to be running out of time all the time.
There is no shortage of cleaning agencies in the UAE; the challenge is to find one that’s trustworthy. So, do your research and read reviews. It is better if it has certifications such as ISO and BICS (British Institute of Cleaning Science), or is a member of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Word of mouth is also a good way to pick a reliable cleaning service.
Most cleaning companies provide multiple services such as vacuuming, mopping, dusting, bathroom cleaning, laundry, dishwashing and ironing. They also offer heavier periodic tasks such as carpet cleaning and window washing.
Cleaning companies always have staff on hand to provide services on hourly, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. They usually carry out background checks on their cleaners and provide them with professional training.
Most companies offer rates starting from Dh35 per hour, but rates can vary depending on the work assigned, time and during public holidays. Payments can be made at the end of each session or weekly.
Thus, it is better to talk to the agency to understand their rates. You can also discuss about customizing cleaning packages for you.
• Hire a reputed and certified cleaning company
• Consider three to four firms before picking one
• Check if the company can customize packages
Source: Asha Das, Special to Classifieds
The writer is a freelancer