The short and highly sensible answer to this question is simply “when you have the money to spare for it.” Who would question your reasons for hiring cleaners to clean your house when you can afford to pay for it? But then again, not everyone has the funds to regularly pay for pro cleaning. Most readers of this blog are likely those who need to do proper budgeting to get by. That’s why a more practical answer is needed.
How do you know if it’s reasonable to pay for cleaning services? What specific lines can be drawn? Do you really need to get grout and tile cleaning services or should you just do it yourself?
Do you have the time? Can you do it?
In answering the question whether or not you should hire a professional cleaner to clean your house, it’s important to ask if you can do it and if you have the time for it. If you can’t do it but you have the time, you should consider using the time to learn how to do it. Arguably, it only becomes justifiable paying for cleaning services when you can’t do it because of time constraints and these time constraints are because you are doing something more productive.
Difficult cleaning tasks
There are cleaning tasks that are just innately more difficult than others. For example, if you have wall to wall carpets, cleaning them after a party can be quite a tedious task especially if you don’t have the right equipment. Likewise, cleaning and troubleshooting your heating and air-conditioning system is not something everyone can competently handle. The process of cleaning these are of course learnable but there are times when spending on professional cleaning services is justified.
Cleaning up after a big party, dealing with soiled and severely stained carpets because of newly adopted pets, and cleaning heating system vents are just some of the things that can be more efficiently handled by professionals.
Ideally, homeowners should be capable enough of cleaning their own homes. Almost everything can be learned through the internet nowadays. Those who don’t know how to deal with severe tile and grout problems can turn to YouTube and look for assistance. Those who have problems with the odor they smell from their AC units can refer to guides posted on the Internet. Almost everything can be turned into a DIY task with the help of the internet. DIY cleaning should be encouraged but this does not necessarily mean that it’s bad contacting a professional cleaner to do the job.
Definitely, if you can afford to pay for professional cleaning services, there should be no issue about preferring to pay professional cleaners to clean your home. You might be able to save on your cleaning bill if you do some of the cleaning on your own but if money is not a problem, there’s nothing wrong patronizing the services of local companies that provide jobs to locals. You just need to make sure that letting cleaners in does not result in security problems. Also, you need to ascertain that the cleaners you hire are competent, well-equipped, and experienced enough to properly and efficiently provide the cleaning solutions you need.