What is special about a Zen Home house cleaning?
In our Green Home Cleanings, we use only non-toxic cleaning products that have never been tested on animals. These products are safe for you, your children, and your pets. What also makes us different is our commitment to a 5-star level of service. All of our cleaning consultants are intensely trained in using our products and also in providing excellent client services. We also provide special amenities unique only to our services such as apartment aromatherapy, complete bedroom turn-down service and complimentary bed top gifts.
How is your service different from other cleaning services?
First and foremost we are a service that is committed to the health of our planet and our clients. We only use eco friendly and non toxic cleaning products when cleaning our clients homes. We provide a more detailed level of service than most and our employees are especially trained in subtle organizing skills. After a Zen Home cleaning your home will not only be sparkling clean but the aesthetic of the home will be enhanced as well. We provide a service comparable to that of a 5-star hotel and our special amenities are a wonderful treat to come home to. And lastly to ensure our high standards we have dedicated quality control managers and supervisors in the field every day committed to making sure our clients are always receiving stellar services.
What are your rates?
Our rates depend on the frequency of service that you choose (Weekly, Biweekly or Monthly). Please call your local Zen Home office to inquire about rates, discounts and promotional offers.
My apartment is really small. Do I need all four hours?
Our experience has been that four hours is the shortest amount of time in which we can complete a Green Home Cleaning for even the smallest apartments. Because our cleanings are so thorough, our cleaning consultants need the time to clean, scrub, and dust all the corners of your rooms. First-time appointments also take the longest to complete because our cleaning consultants are not familiar with the layout and condition of your space. When you book your first appointment with a Zen Home client services representative, you will most likely receive an estimate of how many hours we think we need to clean your home. We may also suggest booking a complimentary walk-through estimate with one of our Quality Control Supervisors to ensure that we allot enough time and cleaning consultants for your appointment. We book estimates for all Spring Cleaning appointments.
What does a regular cleaning include?
Our General Green Home Cleaning includes a thorough cleaning of all surfaces, floors, countertops, baseboards, mirrors, furniture, and windows. Unlike other cleaning services, our cleaning consultants will always clean corners and underneath beds and other furniture. We will move objects on countertops and shelves in order to clean underneath them. Our Green Home Cleaning also includes kitchen and bathroom disinfection. We also provide our signature amenities of apartment aromatherapy and complete bedroom turn-down service.
What is a Power Cleaning?
Our Power Cleaning service includes everything provided in a General Cleaning, and more. This cleaning is very intense and detailed, and requires at least two cleaning consultants. We clean all kitchen appliances inside and outside, including your refrigerator and oven. We clean inside your kitchen and bathroom cabinets and organize the contents. We perform a full dusting and cleaning of all bookcases and CD racks, inside and outside of windows if they are safely accessible from the outside, lighting fixtures and ceiling fans, ceiling moldings, and any other surface that might need cleaning.
Do you do laundry and is it an extra charge?
We are happy to do laundry for you as long as the facilities are located inside your building. Please be aware that laundry services usually adds additional time to appointments, depending on how many loads need to be run. We ask that clients provide their own detergent and money for the machines. Please be sure to inform the cleaning consultants of any special garment-care instructions.
What supplies do I need? Can Zen Home supply me with cleaning tools?
Zen Home cleaning consultants bring all cleaning agents, sponges, and towels with them to Green Home Cleaning appointments. However, for sanitary reasons, we ask that clients provide some basic cleaning tools of their own. Clients should have a toilet bowl brush, a mop and bucket, a broom and dustpan, a step stool, and garbage bags. Vacuum cleaners are suggested for heavy duty dusting and homes with pets. Keep in mind that the better quality these tools are, the more efficient our cleaning consultants can be. For example, if you have a good vacuum cleaner, we can more efficiently clean underneath your furniture and other dusty corners than if you had only a broom and dustpan. We do have some of these items available for purchase from our office, so please advise if you would like us to deliver any cleaning tools to you.
What type of products do you use for your Green Home Cleanings?
Zen Home uses their own signature cleaning product line of eco friendly and non toxic cleaning products. When sourcing the right manufacture we did months of product research before making our final decision. We also insist on corporate as well as ecological responsibility, and we purchase only from companies who demonstrate this same commitment. Zen Home product line is also available for purchase at our Zen Home Shop.
How easy is it to get an appointment for a Green Home Cleaning?
Our office staff makes every effort to accommodate our clients’ busy schedules. Availability for appointments varies depending on the time of year and the amount of advance notice we have to look into our calendar. We tend to get the most appointment requests for Mondays and Fridays. The spring and fall are the most popular times for Power Cleanings.
Can I book someone to clean once every three weeks?
We are happy to book recurring appointments on a weekly, biweekly, or monthly basis. Unfortunately, we cannot currently accommodate requests for appointments on a different schedule structure.
Can I have the same cleaning consultant if I use your service regularly?
We always strive to keep your Zen Home experience consistent. Though we cannot guarantee that you will always have the same cleaning consultant we can however commit to giving you an outstanding Zen Home experience with any cleaning consultant that we schedule to service your home.
Are you insured against damages? What about sentimental objects?
At Zen Home, we treat your home as we would our own. However, in the event that an object is accidentally damaged, please notify our office within 24 hours of your appointment, and we will take action to provide compensation. We understand that our clients have sentimentally valuable items which may not be replaceable, which is why we take extra care in your home to be respectful of all your belongings. We are licensed, bonded and fully insured.
How does Zen Home ensure 5-star quality service?
Zen Home cleaning consultants are specially selected based on their ability to pass our rigorous product and service training. They understand that they are part of an quality-oriented company that provides an elite level of service. We also have unique quality control measures in place to help ensure consistency in our standard of service.
What type of training does your staff receive?
All cleaning consultants must have considerable cleaning experience prior to employment with our company. We hire employees after a lengthy interview and orientation process. Each cleaning consultant must complete several weeks of product and service training with our Quality Control Supervisors. The owner of Zen Home personally ensures that all cleaning consultants are diligent, courteous, and trustworthy.
Do I have to be home when someone cleans?
Most of our clients are not home during their Green Home Cleaning appointments. Some clients let us in before they leave for work. Some clients leave keys with their front desk staff or have keys on file at our office. We have some clients who feel more comfortable being home for their Green Home Cleanings. Whatever your preference, we are happy to make your Zen Home experience pleasant and convenient.
Will your cleaning consultants have a problem with my pets?
Many of our clients have pets, and we are happy to clean around them. We even have a special pet-hair-removal training session for our cleaning consultants! If your pets tend to get anxious around strangers, it may be a good idea to keep them in an enclosed area until they become accustomed to your cleaning consultant.
What is your payment policy?
We require all clients to keep a valid credit card on file in our office. We process all payments one day prior to Green Home Cleaning appointments.
Should I tip my cleaning consultant?
While tipping is not required, it is customary for excellent service. Some clients leave cash or a check for their cleaning consultants; others prefer to have our office staff add a gratuity to their appointment payment.
Do you offer discounts or promotions?
We offer a referral discount that entitles you to 10% off your next Green Home Cleaning when you refer a new client to our services. If you refer four new clients to us, you will receive a 4 hour complimentary cleaning! We also offer seasonal discounts through our e-newsletters, which we publish once a month.
What is your cancellation policy?
While we are sensitive to last-minute schedule changes, we require 48-hours notice for all cancellations. Due to the high demand for our services, we charge a $35 cancellation fee for all appointments canceled after this 48-hour window. Because we process all payments the day before the appointments, we charge the full amount of the appointment if you cancel with less than 24-hours notice. If a Zen Home cleaning consultant arrives at a scheduled cleaning appointment and is unable to gain access to your home, we are unable refund the charge for the appointment.
How do I give feedback to Zen Home?
We welcome feedback from all of our clients, as we are always trying to improve our services. Please call or email our office to share your experience with one of our client services representatives. Additionally, you can submit a review on the Zen Home website or visit our page on the “Customer Lobby” website to leave your feedback directly.