Designer Maid FAQ's
written by: Jeffton
Below are answers to some of the common questions that our customers frequently ask. You are free to call us for further clarification or if you feel your query have not been addressed as you wish.
Is it mandatory for the customer to provide a credit card number?
Yes. The company cannot proceed with a cleaning contract or assignment before obtaining a verifiable credit card from the client. The card’s details is kept on a file and cross-referenced with our internal software for the purposes of streamlining payment process, non-entry or working out cancellations. We make sure that all our clients receive all the relevant documents outlining the terms and conditions for engaging us. Additionally, the client is free to make cash payment or settle using personal checks.
What is the cancellation procedure?
Because we normally schedule our jobs for several days in advance, cancellations tend to create a host of unnecessary inconvenience to us as a company, both in terms of time and resources which having been committed cannot be expended after cancellation. To cover for the inconvenience of cancellation we charge the sum of $25. However, this cancellation fee can be waived if the client reschedules the job within five (5) days after the cancellation of the job.
Does the client have to be physically present when the cleaning work is being conducted?
No, not necessarily.
However, it is usually a good thing to have the customer showing our team around and pointing out specific aspects of the cleaning assignment he/she wishes to have attended to or giving out some special instructions in person concerning that job.
The company’s supervisors will provide detailed report in writing to enable the client assess the work done with ease.
For those customers who are not in position to be physically present, it is necessary that they provide the company with keys, garage codes or any other necessary detail that will enable our team to access the work area with ease. The safety of our clients’ keys or codes is guaranteed as we keep it in a locked box with maximum security and readily accessible to the customers to whom the same can be made available at the earliest opportunity.
Is it possible to always have the same team cleaning on separate occasions?
The company does endeavor to maintain the same crew for subsequent cleaning assignments involving repeat clients. However, it is not humanly possible to always maintain the same crew constantly. In the event that the crew comprises of a new member, efforts are always made beforehand to make sure that the relevant details of a cleaning assignment with regard to a repeat client are conveyed. However, the client is free to request the same team if he/she is impressed by the particular team’s services.
What are my options in case I need extra time?
If a client needs extra time the company can always accommodate him/her if he/she calls ahead in time to inform us of the same.
It would be a prudent step also if the client takes the initiative to inform us in advance of any activity in the house which might prolong the cleaning services. Events such as construction activity, painting job, addition of pets, holding of a large party and other activities of these nature should be reported early.
What do I need to supply to the company?
The client is not required to provide the company with anything as we come well stocked and fitted with our own materials and equipments required to complete a cleaning assignment. We use the best and quality products which are environmentally friendly and guarantee the safety of our clients. In case the client desires a particular brand or product which we do not have, he/she is free to provide the information to our crews who will follow client’s instruction to the letter.
What if I am dissatisfied with the services offered?
The company endeavors to ensure your full and complete satisfaction with the services we offer. After a cleaning job, the crew leader will always ensure that the client is given the first opportunity to inspect the work done for him to give his/her assessment in person. The client is free to bring to our attention any incidence or aspect of the cleaning job which has not been concluded to his/her satisfaction. Our team will always address the issue straight away. In case something was not done properly during a schedule cleaning job, the client is can call within 24 hours and the company will make sure the issue is addressed. We will also take note to ensure such occurrences are minimized in future.
How are your rates calculated?
The company charges for its services by the hour or on scheduled work piece. For work done by the hour, the company will charge the client for the duration the cleaning crew spends on the client’s assignment. On scheduled assignment the company will charge a flat rate but the time limit for such work will not be exceeded. For any additional work, the client can always arranged with the office for extra time to be allocated for the extended work which will be charged hourly.
Is the client at liberty to determine the time and day for conducting the cleaning?
The client is free to choose whichever day and the time that he/she would like the cleaning to be done. Our appointments begin at 9 AM in the morning. We do make a point of calling our customers to alert them of our arrival at least one hour in advance of the scheduled cleaning time. Our teams will always alert customers about their arrivals if any delay is anticipated or not.
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