Are you looking for a move out cleaning in Seattle that is guaranteed to be a five start experience? Book with Dazzle today!
A move out cleaning service includes everything on our Standard Cleaning Checklist plus:
The inside/outside/under and behind the fridge and inside and outside of the stove and oven
Inside/outside of all cabinets, drawers, shelves, pantries and closets
Window frames and tracks (if they are old metal window tracks they are not included in this service but can be added on)
The outside and around the washer and the dryer
Spot check the walls (emphasis on the kitchen and the bathroom), however we will not clean all of your walls unless specifically instructed to do so which will change your quote
What’s not included:
Windows & blinds (available as an add-on)
Basements, attics & garages (available as an add-on)
Spaces that can’t be safely reached using a two-step ladder
Anything outside of the home
What about my vaulted ceilings?
Anything that we can’t reach with a two-step ladder we will dust with a 9-foot extension duster. This means that light fixtures, fans or other objects that after out of our reach using a three-step ladder will receive a sub-par dusting.
What do I need to do before my cleaners arrive?
Everything should be out of your home when the cleaners arrive. This includes furniture, food, etc.
For best results, other technicians such as electricians, plumbers, carpet cleaners or painters will not be in the home during the move out cleaning service.
Why isn’t my quote more precise?
People leave their home in a wide range of states when they move out.
You will likely be on the low end of the quote range if:
You have a regular home cleaning service
You like to clean and regularly clean hard to reach or out of sight spaces
You will likely be on the higher end of the quote range if:
You’re not sure when it was that you last cleaned the outside of your cabinets
You don’t regularly clean 360 degrees around your toilet
What happens if my quote is incorrect?
Rarely, we give a quote that turns out to be incorrect. This is usually the result of a miscommunication but is sometimes due to the home needing much more scrubbing than what is in our range of normal. If this happens, we will let you know in the first hour of arriving to the job that we have a problem. You will be contacted by a manager and we will offer you at least three options to proceed. The options usually look like this:
We can complete this job as requested but the price of the job will be X instead of Y
Without adjusting your quote we can complete the kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms but we can’t compete the other public spaces
We can cancel this job and allow you to get bids from other cleaning services
How does payment work?
A deposit of 45% of the top end of your estimate is due two days before your job is scheduled to occur. We will send you an estimate for the remaining balance after your service has been completed.
How much does it cost to hire a cleaning company in Seattle? Prices generally range from $20-$55 per hour.
7 Ways to Save on Home Cleaning:
Look for a company that has Independent Contractors instead of employees. These companies save a bundle by not paying payroll taxes such as medicare, medicaid, social security, unemployment or worker’s compensation. Low wage workers suffer because of this, but the price breaks are sometimes passed on to the consumer.
Hire a company that pushes for cash payments. This means they might be saving money on other taxes such as B&O taxes which could result in some savings to the client.
Find someone who is uninsured and doesn’t carry a bond. Most cleaning companies don’t report damage to their insurance company anyway, so it might be worth the risk to shave a little more off the bill.
Hire a company that doesn’t spend money on sales and marketing. It’s expensive to market and if the company doesn’t have a marketing budget they will be able to have lower prices. The only downside is that these companies tend to be hard to find.
Choose a company that has a mediocre online reputation.
Look for a service that isn’t generous in their community. Supporting community organizations costs money. It is cheaper to find a company that doesn’t invest in community.
Hire a company that uses harsh cleaning chemicals and doesn’t adhere to green cleaning practices. Using tough chemicals that are not environmentally friendly often saves on the chemicals themselves and they do work faster in some cases than their green alternatives.
5 Benefits of paying for a high quality, reputable cleaning company:
Quality work. At Dazzle we invest in our employees and throughly train each employee. Investing in and thoroughly training our employees leads to a company culture of excellence. This is why we have the happiest clients in Seattle.
Safety and Security. Every employee is background checked before they are offered a job at Dazzle. We carry a large umbrella policy and are bonded.
Fast, friendly, flexible and reliable. That’s our mantra. When something out of the ordinary comes up we will have this in our head when deciding how to move forward.
Eagerness to correct. Mistakes sometimes happen. When a mistake does happen we are eager to enthusiastically correct it with the client. Cheaper services don’t have as much flexibility here because they are already operating a bare bones business. If you wonder how mistakes are dealt with check out online reviews such as those found at Yelp.com
Health. The health of your family, friends and pets and of our employees and of our natural world is important to us. This is why we work hard to stay as green as possible and why we became a carbon neutral company. Curious about what it means to be carbon neutral? Check out this video on how we did it.
How much does Dazzle charge?
We base our rates on $48 per hour.
Choosing which company to go with
If you are looking for a high quality cleaning service that strives to be fast, friendly, flexible and reliable then book a service with us!
If Dazzle is outside of your budget we recommend looking for a person who cleans independently. They may not have all of their business affairs in order but they will likely be highly motivated to do work hard and provide a good service to you. Check out Craigslist or bulletin boards at the grocery store.
If you are in a sever bind and must find someone right away and you have no other options then you may want to book a service with HandBook. It is not so much that HandyBook provides a bad service it is more that they provide an extremely inconsistent service and they have a high rate of last minute cancellations. Still, they typically have a lot of availability and they are cheap.