5 REASONS TO HIRE A PROFESSIONAL HOUSE CLEANING SERVICE

Look familiar?  I’m sure all of us would love to have someone come by at regular times and help out with the cleaning, but it’s just way too expensive… Right?  Maybe not. Did you know that the average person spends 60 hours per month cleaning?  Thats right, 60 hours!  What’s your time worth to you?

Here’s 5 reasons why you may want to look into a helping hand sooner then later.

1. NO TIME – There are a million reasons your schedule is probably jam-packed. You work long hours, you’re taking care of you’re family, time is money… Whatever the reason, hiring a professional to help you clean means cutting yourself some slack and giving yourself a break. Which will automatically alleviate some stress. Less stress and a toilet so clean you’ll let the dog drink out of it? Yes, please.

2. SANITIZE –  This is one of my favorite parts of having a cleaning service.  Guess what has more germs than almost any other part of your house? Yup, that’s right. It’s all of the doorknobs, cabinet handles, and light switches. And yet, be honest: How often do you clean them with a disinfecting wipe? Probably not at least once a week which is how often you’re supposed to… Good thing a professional will make sure to do it for you.

3. COMING HOME TO A CLEAN HOUSE – There’s nothing better than coming home to a clean home.  No dust, pet hair, germs etc. Cheers to raising your spirits after a tough day at work.

​​4. PROFESSIONALISM – A Great perk of hiring a professional house cleaning service is that you know that the cleaners are experienced, professional, reference, and background checked, as well as bonded, and insured. These are key things to look for before booking with any service. High customer ratings, and reviews are also great things to look for.

5. SAVE MONEY – Your home is probably your single largest investment. Maintaining its surfaces is essential to maintaining its overall value. Tiles, countertops, furniture, floors, walls, baseboards, and built-ins–all of these surfaces need regular cleaning to stay fresh. The longer you allow dirt and oils to build up on these surfaces, the more likely you are to need severe actions, such as sanding and refinishing, to undo the damage. If you don’t provide maintenance, you risk incurring higher costs for repair or replacement later on. Regular cleanings prevent wear and tear from progressing much faster than it normally would.

At the end of the day, the time, money, and stress you can save with a professional house cleaning service is priceless.

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QUESTIONS TO ASK A POTENTIAL CLEANING SERVICE

If you’ve finally decided to hire a cleaning service, it means it’s time to start getting some quotes and interviewing different companies around the Manchester area. When your home is being cleaned by a company, you want to be confident that they will do the job thoroughly and efficiently the first time around. So before you sign a contract, make sure to ask these questions. And if you ever feel like a question wasn’t answered to your liking, go onto the next company. At UNI-STAR Cleaning Service, we’re confident that you’ll be satisfied with our answers and how clean your home is after each visit.

How Much Do You Charge?

This may be an obvious question to ask, but it’s one that is important to get out of the way. Be upfront about your budget needs and if the prices are too high, or aren’t comparable to other companies, move on. Having a cleaning service come to your home is supposed to make your life easier and less stressful, so the finances shouldn’t add to your worry.

Are You Licensed and Insured?

When a service is in your home, you want to feel confident that they have the necessary licenses and insurance to be there. Only hire a qualified and licensed company clean your home to ensure best practices are being followed. Insurance is necessary if an accident ever occurs in your home. Without worker’s compensation insurance, if an employee was injured, you might be responsible.

How Do We Get in Touch?

After the initial walk through and after you have signed a contract, you may not have in-person contact very frequently. Having an understanding of how both parties will communicate with each other will guarantee that everyone is happy. If you are ever unsatisfied with the cleaning service and can’t get a hold of anyone, it could turn you off to the entire process.

What’s Your Training Program Like?

The turnover rate in the cleaning service industry is fairly high, so to ensure that you are getting properly trained employees in your home, ask about the training program. A thorough program should be documented and well organized to ensure that each employee is receiving the necessary training. If there are untrained employees cleaning your home, the job will most likely not be completed correctly, which again, could turn you off to the process.

What Products Do You Use?

If you want environmentally friendly cleaning products used in your home, ask if you will need to supply them or if that is part of the service. If you do need to supply the products, make sure to note how you will be notified when they need to be refilled.

The most important thing to remember is that this could be a long-term relationship so you should feel comfortable with the company. The more questions you ask, the better you will understand the integrity of the company.

At UNI-STAR, our top priority is giving the best to our clients. Our highly trained and professional employees will only do their best every time they visit your home for a cleaning. Learn more about our cleaning service and give us a call today to schedule a free estimate.

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BEWARE OF CROSS-CONTAMINATION WHILE CLEANING

You’ve most likely heard of cross-contamination and probably relate that to restaurants or hospitals, and you probably think about it when you’re making a chicken and vegetable dinner. But do you think about it when you’re cleaning up after dinner? Or when you’re cleaning the bathroom? If not, keep reading! UNI-STAR wants you to have the cleanest and healthiest home possible, whether that’s through tips like these or if you schedule our cleaning service to come to your house. So before you pick up your sponge or mop, take a couple minutes to read these tips on preventing cross-contamination.

First, What is It?

Cross-contamination is when bacteria is moved from one surface to another and could expose you to potentially dangerous germs. This can happen when you use a knife to cut chicken and then continue to cut the vegetables without cleaning the knife or the cutting board. This process of moving bacteria and germs around isn’t limited to the kitchen, though. With germs hiding throughout your home, it can happen in the bathroom, living room, shower, and even bedrooms. If you have any questions about this, feel free to give our cleaning service a call.

How to Prevent Cross-Contamination

Use Microfiber Cleaning Tools

When you spill some juice from the container of raw chicken on the countertop, what is the first cleaning tool you reach for? Is it a paper towel or a sponge? These materials are actually just moving the bacteria around instead of picking it up. Cleaning utensils around your house that are made of cotton only attract around 33 percent of bacteria, so the remaining 66 percent is still hanging out on your countertops. Microfiber tools attract up to 99 percent of dirt, bacteria, and other pathogens — giving you a sanitized surface.

Using and Training a Color Coding System

There are some color-coded products to help separate foods in the kitchen while you’re cooking. A blue cutting board and knife for fish, red products for poultry, and so forth. But take that system one step further and apply it to your cleaning utensils! Do you really want to be using the same mop in the bathroom and your dining room? We didn’t think so. By using multiple tools, and giving them a unique color, you can keep every room in the home safe from bacteria.

The key is to make sure that everyone in your household knows which color is designated for which space in your home. So before any cleaning chores are checked off, give everyone a brief training on what tools are used for each room.

Keep Tools Separate

In many Manchester and south New Hampshire homes, there is a supply closet or space in the laundry room where all of the tools are kept. When was the last time you organized your supply closet? No, it’s not very fun to organize cleaning supplies, but when you take 20 to 30 minutes to get everything in order, you can gain peace of mind knowing that mops, cloths, and dusters are separated and safe from cross-contamination. Don’t have time to organize your supplies? Don’t worry, our cleaning service is highly-trained in cross-contamination and will gladly clean and sanitize your house.

Skip Outdated Cleaning Methods

It’s amazing how much technology has advanced to help clean and sanitize your home more thoroughly. The trick is to actually utilize the new technology and finally purge your home of old, outdated methods.

  • Replace cotton mops and cloths with microfiber tools.
  • Upgrade your vacuum to one that uses a HEPA filter and can capture dust, mold, bacteria, and spores that are in your home.
  • Transition from harmful chemical-based cleaning products to green, natural products that will actually clean your home and won’t harm your household.
  • Switch the type of mopping system you use. Instead of buckets filled with dirty water, use a mop with a built-in tank.

If you’re getting ready to deep clean your home, it might be a good idea to start with giving your cleaning products and methods a makeover. Better yet, give UNI-STAR cleaning services a call. UNI-STAR has top of the line equipment and highly-trained staff who are passionate about keeping your house not just clean, but safe and sanitized.

If you live in the Manchester or south New Hampshire areas, give our cleaning service a call today to learn more about cross-contamination and how we can make your home germ-free.

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KEEP YOUR HOME CLEAN IN BETWEEN SCHEDULED CLEANINGS

It seems like the day after your cleaning service has come to your home, there is already a sink full of dirty dishes, the bathroom is covered in hair, and there’s a stain on the living room carpet. No matter how good your maid is, your home may become a disaster zone if you and your family doesn’t know how to keep it clean after the service is gone. At UNI-STAR Cleaning Service, we want you to have a home that is spotless, even days after we’re gone. Here are some tips on how to keep your home looking great until the next time we come by.

KEEP EVERYTHING ORGANIZED

When everything has a home, it will be easier to put everything away after you’re done using it. The remote? Have a bin near the TV, and possibly another one by the couch, where you can place items that are used for the TV. This could mean the remote, but also stereo remotes, and gaming console equipment. Toys? Whether it’s a shelf in a bookcase or a bin in the corner, make a home for toys to be put in after they are done being played with. You can keep an area for miscellaneous items, but be careful that this doesn’t become a catch-all, “junk drawer” and take a day once a week to clean up the miscellaneous item bin.

TAKE SOMETHING WITH YOU WHEN YOU LEAVE A ROOM

Did your family just finish a movie night and there’s a pizza box, plates, socks that were removed, and school backpacks laying around? When the movie is over and everyone is getting up and moving around, have everyone pick up one item and take it to its home. If someone is headed to the kitchen, have them take the plates. If someone is headed to their bedroom, have them take the backpack and socks. This leaves the living room clean and tidy.

 

HAVE EVERYONE DO THEIR PART

House cleaning doesn’t have to be a one-man job. Consider assigning a room to each member of the family. Someone could be assigned to the bathroom and all they do for the week is make sure that the sink is wiped clean and the floor is free of wet bath towels. Someone else can be assigned to the kitchen to keep the countertops clear and the microwave clean. At the end of the week, after your cleaning service has done their job, reassign rooms to everyone to keep everything fair for the next week.

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KEEP SHOES IN THE ENTRYWAY

This is especially important if your home has carpet. Instead of tracking in dirt and possibly mud from outside onto the carpet, have everyone take off their shoes when they come inside. The weather hasn’t been too cold in Manchester, but on colder days, consider having a pair of slippers by the door so that everyone can slip into a clean pair of house shoes after they take off their dirty outside shoes.

Keeping a house clean is one of life’s many challenges, but it’s not impossible. And with UNI-STAR Cleaning Service, it’s almost easy! Keep up with some simple daily cleaning tasks to keep your home tidy in between visits, and our cleaning service will come in for a thorough cleaning whenever you want us to.

Give us a call today to learn more about our services so that you can get back to living your life!

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