Preparing your Home for a Professional Cleaner

Preparing your Home for a Professional Cleaner

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You’ve booked your first professional cleaning with Pristine Home — congratulations!

Enlisting the help of a professional cleaner frees up your and your family’s schedule, but you might still need to do a bit of tidying up to help our cleaners perform better and become more efficient with their cleaning.

Things To Do Before We Arrive

It’s easy to assume that just because a professional cleaner is coming over, all the cleaning will be done by our team. To help make the job more efficient and so we can do it the best way we can, here are some things for you to do beforehand:

Organise or pick up items lying around



Doing a bit of organising before we arrive will help us a great deal. We’ll have more time doing the actual cleaning, as opposed to organising your home. Do remember that our home visits have a time limit — you want to make sure that the time spent in your home is maximised. Doing some tidying up will decrease any chances of anything getting misplaced.

Be conscious of your personal documents

Bills and other such personal documents should be stored properly as these may look like trash to a professional cleaner. You may keep them in a folder on a desk, in a drawer, or simply write a note that says “Do not touch” on a touch of a stack of bills and important mail.

Secure personal jewellery, small electronics, and loose cash

All of our professional cleaners have undergone strict background checks and have been hired based on recommendations and their past work experience. However, despite such measures, this won’t completely prevent any theft from occurring. To be on the safe side, keep valuables like jewellery, small electronics, and loose cash in a safe and secure place.

If you have pets, put them away for the time being



To help our cleaner feel safer, and for your pet to be more comfortable, it’s best to keep your four-legged friend in its cage for the meantime.

Identify any broken things in your home

Have a quick look around and check for any items that are not working properly or are already broken. Doing so will spare you the hassle and embarrassment of putting the blame on the cleaner for something he or she didn’t do.

Check for areas in your home that need special attention

You might have hired one of our team members to help you clean a specific area in your home (your bathroom for example) but it wouldn’t hurt to see if you want other areas to be given extra attention by our cleaners. Do keep in mind that add-on services such as carpet cleaning come are charged separately; it might be better to lay out such special cleaning instructions before booking so a more accurate fee will be charged. You can learn about prices here. 

Give access to your home

If you have booked a cleaning while you’re on vacation or in the office, leave special instructions about how our professional cleaner can gain access to your home. If you live in a condominium, you may inform the front desk about a professional cleaner coming over.

How Much Does a Professional Cleaner Cost?

At Pristine Home, our most basic cleaning service includes dusting, sweeping, and wiping surface areas. If you wish to have certain areas cleaned in a specific manner or using a special product, do let us know beforehand.



Our prices vary depending on what service you decide to get and how long the cleaning will be. Prices also vary depending on your location. We highly recommend setting a weekly or fortnightly cleaning schedule with us to help maintain your home’s cleanliness.

Basic home cleaning services make use of your products and tools; we find that this is best to prevent cross-contamination. This is also especially helpful if certain surface areas or floorings need to be cleaned with a specific cleaning product.

What happens if you or your cleaner finds Asbestos?

Asbestos is a hazardous material that was commonly used in construction until the 1980s. If you or a home cleaner comes across asbestos while cleaning, they should immediately stop working in the area where it was found and follow these steps:

  1. Limit access to the area: Asbestos fibres can become airborne and spread easily, so it’s essential to limit access to the area where it was found. Close the doors and windows, and if possible, seal off the area with plastic sheeting and duct tape.
  2. Do not disturb the asbestos: It’s crucial not to disturb the asbestos material to prevent the release of asbestos fibres. The cleaner should not sweep, vacuum, or dust the area. They should avoid touching or disturbing the asbestos material as much as possible.
  3. Wear protective gear: The cleaner should wear protective gear such as gloves, a respirator, and a disposable suit to prevent inhaling or coming into contact with asbestos fibres.
  4. Contact a professional asbestos removal company: Asbestos removal should only be done by a licensed asbestos removal professional. The cleaner should contact a professional asbestos removal company immediately to assess the situation and safely remove the asbestos.
  5. Inform the homeowner: The cleaner should inform the homeowner or the property manager of the situation and advise them to contact a professional asbestos removal company.

It’s important to remember that asbestos is a hazardous material that should only be handled by professionals trained in asbestos removal. As a home cleaner, your main responsibility is to protect yourself and your clients by recognizing the signs of asbestos and informing the appropriate authorities.

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