Pricing FAQ’s

At any business, but especially with ours, we get a lot questions about pricing. Since every home, office and room is different, prices vary. We rounded up some of our most frequently asked questions, to help you make your decision as you pursue a cleaner indoor space.

How do you price your services? 

We price all floor and rug cleaning based on the square feet of area cleaned.   This applies whether we are cleaning only the traffic areas or wall-to-wall.  Upholstery cleaning is priced per linear foot.  Add-ons such as Scotchgard carpet and fabric protector, or post-cleaning fragrance, are priced the same way.

Why don’t you charge by the room like other carpet cleaners?

We believe the best way to serve you is to customize our cleaning service to your needs.  Pricing by the square foot or linear foot ensures you pay only for the service you want and need.

What’s your minimum service fee? 

Our minimum service fee is $95 for most in-home service.  This includes carpet, upholstery, tile, and drapery cleaning.  This does not include rug cleaning, water or fire damage, or duct cleaning.

What does your $95 minimum service fee cover?

This depends on what service you choose.  For carpet cleaning, you can expect two bedrooms and a hallway to be covered by this price.  For tile cleaning, this will generally cover a large bathroom or small kitchen.  For upholstery cleaning, this covers a recliner and possibly a small ottoman.

How much does an average sofa or couch cost to clean? 

Most standard 7-foot sofas can be cleaned for $140.

How long will my floor or furnishings take to dry?

Carpet generally takes 6-8 hours to dry.  Add two hours if you purchase Scotchgard carpet protector with your service.  Turning down your A/C or running a ceiling fan will speed things up a bit.  It’s ok to walk on your wet carpet if you must, but be very careful walking from the wet carpet to a hard, slippery surface such as tile or wood.  For tile cleaning, it will generally be dry to walk on in 1-2 hours.  Upholstery is mostly dry in 6-8 hours.

How should I prepare for your services? 

The main thing we ask is that we have easy access to the areas being cleaned.  We will gladly move furniture during the cleaning process if requested, but we ask that any personal items or breakables be removed from the area being cleaned.  Also, please secure pets to prevent any great escapes!

What if you can’t remove all spots and stains on my floor? 

We stand behind all our procedures and cleaning agents as the best the industry has to offer.  This does not mean we can safely remove 100% of permanent stains or spots in your carpet, tile, rug, or upholstery.  If you are not completely satisfied with our work we will always make a 2nd attempt at cleaning any areas of concern at no cost to you.

Are the chemicals you use safe for my children and pets?

Effective cleaning requires using chemicals that are generally not present in the home.  All the cleaning agents we use are carefully formulated to break down soil on the item being cleaned and to rinse away free of residue.  This ensures you get the best clean possible without the worry of lingering chemicals on your furnishings.  When possible, we try to use low VOC formulations.  None of our chemicals are toxic to humans.

Janitorial – Commercial Cleaning Benefits

Janitorial CleaningYour workers might be doing their best to keep their work spaces clean, but your office might be in need of a deeper janitorial cleaning. Not only will a deeper clean attract more business and keep existing customers happy, it will make your office more efficient and keep your workers focused.

 

Safer Work Environment
Offices are a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. In a recent study by The University of Arizona, the average toilet seat had 49 germs per square inch while a keyboard had almost 21,000 germs per square inch. Also, dust particles build up over time and can affect air quality. To keep everyone breathing easy, clean your ducts every few years to remove dust and allergens from your office. While you may not see the dust, you may see a decrease in sick days taken over the year.

 

Less Stress
When business owners delegate cleaning duties to office staff, morale can sink. Office workers do not want to clean the bathroom, empty the trash, dust, etc. Allow your workers to do what they do best and leave cleaning to the professionals.

 

More Productive Workers
There have been numerous studies on workplace productivity and workplace cleanliness, and they all point towards one thing: a cleaner workplace leads to happier, more productive workers. In a survey by OfficeMax of more than 1,000 U.S. adults, 90% admit that unorganized clutter has a negative impact on their life, with 77% claiming that their productivity is affected the most.

 

Higher Quality Clean
Though you might think you’re doing an adequate job as the full-time manager and part-time cleaner, there’s no one better at cleaning than the cleaning professionals. Why? Because they not only have more knowledge, but they also have more tools, as well as a better understanding of how things need to be done.

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Dusty Areas You May Be Overlooking

Dust particles naturally settle on unused surfaces all over our homes. You likely notice the dust accumulating in obvious areas, like on your bookshelves or the tops of your dressers, and you probably dust these off whenever you feel it is necessary. But there are other areas all around your home collecting dust that you aren’t even aware of. These areas can be a bother to clean, so you may want to hire residential cleaning services in Leesburg, GA, to take care of it for you. Here are just a few of these common problem areas: […]

Household Ingredients You Should NEVER Mix Together

Green cleaning methods and DIY concoctions are all over Pinterest, and every blog has another solution to tackle your chore list. But not all ingredients are good for your home and health…even if they are natural. When you get frustrated with your cleaning routine please curb the urge to experiment with mixing up different solutions. Some highly hazardous reactions can occur if you’re not careful.

 

Here is a list of common household ingredients that should NEVER be mixed:

 

1. Baking Soda + Vinegar: Skip any DIY cleaner that tells you to add these two together…it’s a waste of ingredients. Baking soda is a base and vinegar is acidic, so when combined the solution turns into mostly water. In addition, baking soda causes vinegar to foam up and can explode when stored in a closed container.

 

2. Hydrogen Peroxide + Vinegar: Combining these two can create acid which is potential toxic and can be irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory system.

 

3. Bleach + Vinegar: When combined these two produce chlorine gas, which even at low levels can cause burning eyes, coughing, breathing problems and watery eyes.

 

4. Bleach + Ammonia: These two chemicals produce a toxic gas called chloramine which cause chest pain and shortness of breath.

 

5. Bleach + Rubbing Alcohol: You’ve probably heard of chloroform, but never actually been around it. Mixing these two create chloroform which can be irritating and cause breathing problems.

 

Source: www.goodhousekeeping.com

I have pets. How can I keep my home clean and odor free?

  1. Minimize pet access to carpeted areas and upholstered furniture as much as possible.
  2. Respond quickly when you discover a pet “accident’.
  3. When you discover an “accident” area, blot the excess, soak the spot with a neutral cleaning agent, and blot (don’t rub) to remove the moisture.
  4. Call a certified cleaning professional. Avoid the grocery store remedies. Most merely mask the odor while the urine contamination problem worsens.
  5. Clean more frequently. According to public heath officials, homes with pets and children should have carpet and furnishings cleaned more frequently. Cleaning not only removes normal household soils, but it also removes pet hair and body oils that contribute to ongoing odor problems.

Who should I call when I encounter fire or water damage at my business or home?

After a fire has been safely extinguished and secured, you should contact your insurance company to report a claim. In the case of water damage, you should first ensure that the source of the water has been eliminated. Next, your insurance company will assign an adjuster for your claim and recommend restoration companies you may want to contact. As a home owner or business representative, it is your responsibility to choose a professional and certified restoration company to perform mitigation or construction services. Your insurance company cannot choose a firm for you, and they cannot guarantee any one company’s work over another. It is very important for you—the policy holder—to choose a qualified and experienced company to help you through the emotional process of restoring your belongings.

What does IICRC mean?

IICRC stands for The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification. The IICRC has served as the Industry Guardian for the cleaning, inspection and restoration service industries for more than 30 years. As a non-profit certification organization, the IICRC helps ensure that consumers like you have access to trusted and trained cleaning professionals by establishing and monitoring certification programs and standards for these industries. To qualify for IICRC-Certified Firm status businesses must demonstrate proof of insurance, maintain a written customer complaint policy with documented follow-up and provide ongoing education and training leading to certification for all technicians. IICRC Certified Firms are also required to abide by the IICRC Code of Ethics. For more information, go to http://www.certifiedcleaners.org.

If I’ve used Bishop Clean Care for previous cleanings, do I still need some one to come to my home to provide an estimate for the new services?

Generally we do not need to come to your home for another estimate for the same service. However, if it has been over 2 years since we performed the service, or something has changed in the area being cleaned, we would like to update your estimate with a personal visit. Some conditions requiring an updated estimate are: newly installed carpet, new stains or spots, additional areas requiring cleaning, or pet urine contamination. A representative in our office will be glad to help you determine if a new estimate is necessary for previously performed services.

Why do I have to schedule an estimate before I can schedule a cleaning?

We truly believe that our customers are best served when we provide a free in-home estimate.  This way we can cater our cleaning to our customer’s needs and provide an exact price before we get started. There are no surprises when you use Bishop Clean Care.

Why doesn’t Bishop Clean Care charge for carpet cleaning by the room?

Every home is different and every customer has different needs.  Our customers shouldn’t have to pay the same for carpet cleaning regardless of room size, furniture density or condition of the carpet. That is why we charge by the area cleaned and not by the room.