Many people ask, “Do cleaners bring their own supplies and equipment?” Most house cleaning or maid services provide cleaning chemicals and equipment. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations state that employers are required to make sure that equipment is safe to use for employees and that employees are trained on using equipment and chemicals correctly. The best way to do both things is for the cleaning service to provide the cleaning chemicals and equipment.
For example, if housekeepers bring their own vacuum, they can ensure that its electrical cords are not frayed and that it’s in working condition daily. Employees are also trained on where it is safe and not safe to use the cleaning chemicals. Proper training protects surfaces from being damaged and ensures that dangerous chemicals are not mixed.
What are the benefits of using company equipment?
If you are concerned about the cleanliness of the equipment brought into your home, ask the company how they clean, maintain, and prepare the equipment for use in your home and see if the answer satisfies you.
At Castle Keepers House Cleaning, each team sanitizes their equipment after each house and cleans all equipment each evening in preparation for the next day. Our procedure uses disinfectant wipes to wipe down anything on our equipment that comes into contact with any house surface, including vacuum floor pieces and powerheads.
Our vacuum cleaners are the best on the market and use high-quality filtration technology to contain dust and dirt inside the machine. Vacuum bags are changed daily unless there is a compelling reason to change a bag after cleaning a house. Vacuum cleaners are cleaned daily and turned in every two weeks for maintenance and thorough cleaning.
Why is it better for cleaners to bring their own cleaning supplies?
If your primary concern is the cleaning chemicals used by the cleaning company, ask about the products they use and why they chose those particular chemicals.
Castle Keepers House Cleaning uses green chemicals recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Safer Choice program. Safer Choice helps consumers, businesses, and purchasers find products that perform and contain safer ingredients for human health and the environment. Safer Choice is an EPA Pollution Prevention (P2) program, which includes practices that reduce, eliminate, or prevent pollution at its source, such as using safer ingredients in products.
Will My Maid Service Use My Equipment or Supplies?
If you’re particular about what your professional cleaners will use to clean your home, you can discuss it with them. They may agree to use it and also ask you to sign a liability release form. With equipment such as a vacuum cleaner, you have to clean and maintain the vacuum and provide filter bags unless you are willing to pay extra for the cleaning company employees to perform these tasks. If they notice a safety hazard, such as a frayed electrical cord, the team has a right to refuse to use it.
If there is a particular chemical that you would like them to use, the company will need to train their team to use the product. They will need a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for the product, as required by OSHA. Unfortunately, chemical companies that sell cleaning chemicals to retail stores are not required to provide Safety Data Sheets for their products. Not having a Safety Data Sheet for a cleaning chemical you ask a cleaning company to use puts the cleaning company in an awkward position. If the company allows the use of a cleaning chemical without
How do I find a company that uses efficient products and equipment?
Castle Keepers is a leading cleaning company that prioritizes your satisfaction and well-being. Because we wish to facilitate the cleaning process and maximize its results, we provide the products and tools necessary to perform our services. These are reliable and practical supplies, which enable our team to carry out each task meticulously. The chemicals we use are harmless to humans and pets while our tools are regularly cleaned and maintained. The quality of our work is reflected in the many excellent reviews we have.
Rely on us for time-saving and expedient cleaning services whether you need us to neutralize strong odors, want us to remove candle wax from your favorite rug, or require careful cleaning of your wooden pieces. Call us today to set up an appointment with our experts!
LET US DO THE CLEANING. YOU DO THE RELAXING.