If you’re looking for professional housekeeping or house cleaning services in Rock Hill or Charlotte, you may be wondering where to start. Perhaps you’ve found a few business cards lingering in your mailbox or newspaper holder from local house cleaners advertising their services.

(As a local business owner, I’ve left a few of those myself a time or two!)

Or maybe you’re wondering if you should go with one of the big-box chains online. Like Made Brigade or Molly Maid. While there’s nothing wrong with either of those options, I personally prefer to support local businesses. However, I can understand wanting to make sure you hire someone who is professional, licensed, bonded, and insured. Your home is a valuable piece of property, so you want to make sure that if you’re going to let someone in, they’re going to take care of it like it’s their own!

Here are a few tips to help you find a professional house cleaner in Rock Hill SC or Charlotte NC that will more than meet your needs.

1. Browse online. Most businesses have a website these days. Or they should if they’re professional. That’s not to say that the neighbor who left her business card in your mailbox isn’t professional, but if they’re willing to pay for an online presence, that’s a sign that they’ve invested in themselves and in their business. Which means they are more likely to take their job seriously and treat your house like the valuable piece of property that it is.

2. Read reviews. If a business has been around long enough, they are sure to have racked up a good amount of online reviews from current and past customers. Take the time to read through each one and make sure they are positive … for the most part. Occasionally you may find a bad apple in the bunch, but that’s the reality for any business, since nobody’s perfect.

3. Ask your friends. The people you know are some of the greatest referral sources, and chances are they’ve had a good experience with a local house cleaning company and will be able to refer you to someone they believe is trustworthy. If your friends have trusted them, then they are probably going to be reliable.

4. Price shop … but not too much. A few weeks ago, I wrote about the cost of house cleaning services in Rock Hill SC, and in that post, I explained that the lowest price is not always going to provide the best value. While I advocate for trying to find the best deal you can, there are several factors to consider in addition to cost, such as, is the professional house cleaner licensed and insured. If someone offers a very low price for their services, it could be because they don’t hold the proper paperwork, and if something goes wrong while they’re on the job, you could be held liable. I generally don’t recommend buying a Groupon for house cleaning services either, because you just never know what you’re going to get. But if you see that the reviews for a company are good and they seem to have a favorable reputation, then it might not be a bad idea to see if they’re offering some sort of deal for first-time customers.

As someone who offers professional house cleaning services in Rock Hill, I speak largely from experience on this issue! And as you probably guessed, I might be somewhat biased. Maybe. Just a little. 😉 Still, if you are looking for a professional house cleaner, I’d love to be your go-to girl. If you support me, you’ll be supporting a local business owner who is licensed, bonded, and insured, and fully dedicated to ensuring you get the best experience possible for the best value.

And did I mention I offer free estimates? Gimme a call at (803) 339-1411 to get a quote on house cleaning services.