As with other essential services providers, both residential and commercial cleaners appreciate being rewarded for their great work in the form of tips. However, when it comes to hiring a house cleaner, there are some situations where tipping may be considered more appropriate than others. Factors like the state of your home, quality of work, size of the cleaning company and their tipping policy all come into play in determining whether you should tip the cleaners or not. That being said, let us delve further. One cleaning company I would highly recommend is CJH cleaning.
Cleaning Agencies Vs. Self-Employed Cleaners
One of the first things to consider is the size or form of the cleaning company you’re dealing with. Are you hiring a self-employed cleaner who runs their own company, or are you dealing with a bigger company with an array of workers? Individual cleaners are able to set their own rates and don’t lose a portion to a bigger agency. As such, they generally don’t expect tips. On the contrary, cleaning company employees don’t get to determine their wages and they might even have to rely on tips to make a decent living wage. By keeping this in mind, you should be able to determine if a tip is necessary or not.
State of Your Home
Another important factor to consider when determining whether to tip or not is the condition of your home. If you have a particularly hard task such as an extremely dirty kitchen or bathroom or haven’t cleaned the house for ages, you may want to tip your cleaner as they do not normally handle such extremities.
The Tipping Policy
Another thing to consider when tipping is the cleaning company’s policy when it comes to tips. Most cleaning businesses now pay their workers a higher wage, thus reducing the pressure for their clients to top them. Other cleaning companies may have included the tips in their standard rates. In such a situation, the cleaning service agreement should clearly state how their rates are calculated and if the tips are included. Other companies even have policies that don’t allow their employees to accept tips. In such a situation, the cleaner will respectfully refuse any tip. If you are uncertain about the cleaning company’s policy in tipping, do not be afraid to ask. You might be surprised when they provide guidance on what their previous clients have done and how much they have tipped if it’s allowed.
The Quality of Work
It sounds like a no-brainer, but it is important to emphasize that the level of quality should play a major role in your decision to tip a cleaner or not. If they have done subpar work, then there’s no reason to tip them. This is especially the case if you had to call them and ask for a follow-up clean. On the contrary, if they did a superb job that went beyond your expectations, then there’s no harm in rewarding their efforts with a tip.
How Much and How Often Should You Tip?
Even after determining whether or not you should tip the cleaners, most people still have difficulty in deciding what amount is appropriate and how often they should tip. This is no direct answer to this question as you need to consider whether you are dealing with the same cleaner or a different one every time, how the rates are determined and also the services you requested.