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Training Area

Cleaner Training Area

Please read the below so you fully understand how we do house cleaning here at SqueakyCleanHouse.com.
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Let me start by explaining our communication style here at SCH: 

  1. We have 2 main phone numbers we use: one for texting (four-zero-five-259-5450) and
  2. One for calls (toll free # 8-five-5-550-4045).
  3. We use a texting app called Google voice, which allows me and my staff an easier way to text some 70+ cleaners much faster than doing so on a cell phone.
  4. We do our cleanings in a ‘Man Hour’ format, not flat fee!  And we also allow you guys a lot of freedom and flexibility in terms of approving more time when a customer needs more.  Read below the main steps and feel free to text any questions you have to the 259-5450 # and we would be glad to help!


Step 1:  ALWAYS review the Work Order so you know how many man hours the customer is requesting!

Step 2: ALWAYS look for the Customers Room Priority Ranking paper before starting.  It looks like this>  Priority Checklist  (I recommend printing it off if you have a printer)
  • If the customer did not leave one, just use the ranking they gave us on the Work Order instead.
Step 3: Do a quick walk-through of the home and take a couple of pictures of each room and determine if you feel the tasks can be completed in the amount of time the customer signed up for.
  • If you feel the customer will need more hours, shoot them a text asking them for permission to add more time and how many more you feel they would need?  While waiting for their reply, go ahead and start cleaning.  Sometimes you may not know if they need more time until you are almost done.  Once you do realize this, send customer a text asking for permission to stay longer.
  • Our goal here to prevent you from rushing and doing a poor job.  It is OK to up-sell a customer more hours if you genuinely feel they need more time in order for you to do a GREAT job!
  • We estimate that 70% of the time, the customer agrees to add more hours, meaning YOU MAKE MORE MONEY!  It also means that the customer is happier too since you got to finish all the rooms!
Step 4:  Once done, take this General Clean Checklist and do a walk through of home and take pictures again just in case they are needed
Step 5:  Take the Priority Checklist  and fill out by checking off which rooms you DID and DID NOT finish and adding any notes to it and a Thank you note as well.
  • Once this is filled out by you, take a picture of it
  • If the customer did not leave the paper checklist on counter, text them so they know what rooms you did not have time to finish
  • If the customer is home, ask them to do a walk through with you
  • Ask them if it is OK if you send them a text and that they reply to it that they are happy so you can show home office:
    • Example =
    • YOU: “Hi Ms Smith – can you please confirm for us that the house cleaning was completed to your satisfaction?
    • THEM: “yes the house looks amazing!  Thank you so much;)”
  • Take a screen shot of this conversation and upload it to the payroll log below in Step 6 to speed up the payment process!

 

Step 6: Fill out the Job/Payroll Log so you can get paid!

  • You can also download and/or print this entire checklist above here:  Cleaner Training Cheat Sheet
  • If you are running late to an appointment, please take 1 minute to send them a text letting them know your estimated time of arrival.
  • Keep in mind that home office (and me) is closed on Fridays so all payroll (calls/texts) issues after this time will need to be discussed on the following Monday.
  • We typically pay you 24 hours after (next day) you fill out the payroll log and after we get confirmation from the customer that the job was satisfactory.
  • If you want to be paid via www.Venmo.com, please add us as a friend using this account: https://venmo.com/squeakycleanhouse
  • Our Venmo account also shows other payments that we have made to other cleaners so you know we are a legit company that pays its cleaners!
  • If you have not yet, please make sure you have filled out our application here

 

Step # 7 (optional): If you have not claimed your FREE local maps listing with us yet, you can do so now by clicking here.

This will take you to our step-by-step guide on how to set it up and more!

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Recommended Supplies:

Low Lint Paper towels, low lint rags, Grout Brush, Scrubbing pads, Windex, Comet, Gloves, Vacuum Cleaner, Dusters or Duster pole, mop or flat mop, Lysol Wipes and here is some additional items that we highly recommend….

 

Our main company cleaning agent we highly recommend you use is called MEYERS Clean day (any scent) so make sure you have this if you want great reviews!

Pumice Stone for toilets and ovens

 

Quick shine products for extra shiny floors!

Dust pan and Brush in case Vacuum breaks

Duster Pole w/ Washable Dusters

Flat Mop w/ 3 washable pads

Liquid Gold is not only great for wood but for shining stainless steel and brass too.

Magic erasers for wall stains work great

 

Wall flowers scented oils from bath and body works can be added to top of door frames and ceiling fans to make the house smell even better for days after the cleaning.  We highly recommend doing this plus spraying the Meyers on carpet, drapes, and furniture very lightly to give the home a great clean smell.

About Us

Owner Kurt Timsah spent over 10 years as an Information Technology & Marketing consultant before deciding to start a local house cleaning company in OKC in 2012.  After great success locally,  Kurt decided to restructure the business model to that of a house cleaning “Referral Agency” and began to expand it Nationwide in 2017 using his Marketing and IT skills.

SCH now has over 70+ cleaners in many states across the USA and are just in the beginning stages of some very exciting developments to roll out in 2018.  Kurt prides himself on making the house cleaning experience a more hi-tech and convenient one for both the cleaner and the customer.

Kurt loves being that extra or 2nd source of income for many of the independent and entrepreneurial minded cleaners out their and this is one of the things that drives his passion daily – helping the little guy/gal succeed!