What to Expect Before & After Cleanings

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know I can trust Mint House Cleaning?
Mint House Cleaning provides a risk-free experience to all customers since we are licensed, insured and bonded. We also pride ourselves to offer an outstanding customer service and an open line of communication with our locally owned and managed units.

Besides that, we also stand behind our work with a 24-hour Guarantee. If you’re not completely satisfied, simply contact us within 24 hours to arrange for us to come back and re-clean the specific areas that did not meet your expectations. Here are more reasons why homeowners choose Mint House Cleaning.

Who does Mint House Cleaning hire to clean my home?
Mint House Cleaning is a professional maid service, and we employ insured residential maids that are careful and delivery a quality cleaning services. Upon being hired, each maid is trained to perform the detailed cleaning plans to our specifications and customers satisfaction.

What should I do before my House Cleaning Service?
To make our house cleaning services more efficient, we ask that you pick up clothing, toys and other household items prior to a visit from our housekeeping teams. Learn more about how to prepare for your home cleaning

Do I have to be home during house cleanings?

No, you don’t, most of our customers are busy at work or away and leave us a key or alarm code. If your payment has not been arranged, please leave a check or cash on the kitchen counter so we can perform the cleaning.

What time does Mint House Cleaning crew arrive?

Upon scheduling your cleaning, you will be given a time frame in which your assigned team will arrive at your home or apartment. We try our best to be on time.

Exactly when the cleaning team arrives depends on traffic, weather and the conditions of other homes on the schedule. A 1-hour window of arrival is typical. Please note that if the team arrives later in the arrival window, the actual cleaning may extend beyond the window and occasionally beyond the normal workday.

What if something is damaged during a house cleaning?

We treat you and your home with complete respect. If something does unexpectedly break, we do our best to either repair or replace that item. Residential maids are fully insured, so claims are filed when appropriate. Learn more about how Mint House Cleaning respects your home and belongings.

What if my maid service missed a spot?

Our maid services offer consistent, quality home cleaning. Like in any relationship, however, miscommunications occur and we may make a mistake. That’s why we offer a house cleaning service guarantee, which means if you notify your local Mint office within 24 hours, our house cleaning staff will correct their mistake at no charge.

What does Mint House Cleaning maids not clean?

Professional cleaning services from Mint House Cleaning are designed to help keep your home fresh, clean and comfortable. To provide this level of exceptional service within the assigned time length and keep the schedule on time to all our valued customers, there are some areas and items in your home that Mint does not clean.

Have in mind though that we can customize our house cleaning services to fit your home’s unique needs and budget at any time.

Mint typically does not…

  • Wash dishes
  • Do laundry or clean your iron
  • Pick up or remove clutter
  • Clean inside of fireplaces
  • Clean toys
  • Clean outside areas of the home like patios and balconies.
  • Do carpet cleaning, a vacuum is included while shampoo and steam are extra.

Do I provide cleaning supplies or equipment?

No. Every Mint House Cleaning service crew comes to your home fully equipped to clean with top-quality products and commercial vacuums. However, because we are flexible, if requested and provided, we may clean with your preferred products depending on the chemicals.

What happens if I need to reschedule my maid service?

Mint works with you. We typically recommend calling 48-hours before your regularly scheduled home cleaning with a more convenient cleaning time. Contact your local Mint House Cleaning office for specific guidelines regarding rescheduling/cancellations. We will do our best to accommodate your scheduling needs. Here is some more information about Mint’s rescheduling/cancellation procedure.

What if my home cleaning falls on a holiday?

We call to reschedule your service for a more convenient time when house cleanings fall on holidays. Your local Mint office will also remind you about additional maid services in which you may have expressed an interest. Perhaps that means an additional clean prior to a big holiday party. If you’ve scheduled that extra holiday cleaning service, canceling or rescheduling requires notice. Contact your local Mint Office for specific guidelines regarding rescheduling/cancellations.

How do I pay for residential cleaning services?

Payments are due at the time of the cleaning. Most customers find it convenient to simply leave a credit card on file or a check in the kitchen counter, made payable to Mint House Cleaning, however many of our locations also accept cash.

How soon can I take cleaning off my chore list?

Call your local Mint Office to get a quick over the phone service estimate and then schedule your house cleaning. Each Mint House Cleaning unit is independently owned and operated, and while most of our clients have regularly scheduled cleanings, we are experts at accommodating first-time customer requests.

How much does it cost to have my home cleaned?

Mint House Cleaning has standard service plans that 95% of homeowners accept with no changes, however, we are happy to work with every customer to create a custom cleaning plan designed on frequency, preferences and your budget.

Hourly and specialty add-on services such as refrigerator and oven cleaning are also available options for your consideration. Your time is valuable. Let us help you enjoy more of it! Learn more about Mint’s Cleaning Plans

Can I provide special instructions for my team?

Yes, you can! Special instructions will enhance the cleaning experience you receive. However, it is very important you must communicate any special instructions directly to the office phone so that we can place them in the permanent notes section of your file. This makes your notes available to any team that may clean your home in the future, as well as a reminder for your regular team

Why do I have to have an initial clean at a higher cost?

Over the years, we have found that having that first clean brings your home up to a certain standard. It’s a standard that we promise to maintain. We normally need extra time to properly clean first-time homes. After that, we do offer a good discount for regular customers as the house will need maintenance work which takes less time than the first cleaning. Contact your local Mint Office for a free estimate.

How often can you provide service?

Mint House Cleaning service can be provided weekly, every two weeks, or monthly, depending on your cleaning needs. We also offer cleanings for special occasions, as well as move-in and move-out cleaning services.

How competitive are your rates?

Our prices are very competitive, whether they are lower or higher than other services. We may have higher prices than some individual cleaning services because we have a license, liability insurance and bond which in return gives you peace of mind as a customer. Contact your local Mint office for a free estimate.

Do you always send the same team?

We believe that sending the same team is very important and we do everything within our control to send the same team on a regular basis. However, just like every workplace, we experience absences and resignations. We will send a replacement team, if necessary, in order to meet your schedule requirements.

All of our teams are trained in the same cleaning system and have access to any customization or special instruction on your file so that when another team must be used, they will deliver the same quality to our customers.

Is the team allowed to receive tips? If so how much?

Tips are not expected, however, the teams do appreciate them and are allowed to receive them. We have found it common for clients to tip a few dollars at the end of each clean, or make a larger tip at the end of the year. Leave whatever you feel comfortable with – whether that be a few dollars or a 15-20% tip as any other restaurant service. You can also leave a kind review mentioning the cleaners name, we do value this a lot! Our teams love hearing that their work is well appreciated!

Is the team OK with pets?

Yes! We are a pet-friendly company and believe it is OK to have pets in the house while we clean. If your dog/cat is aggressive in any way, we suggest leaving your pet outside or in a gated area to ensure the safety of our team and so the team can spend less time on pet messes and more time cleaning the rest of your home.

If you are not home during our clean, we ask that you note how to handle the pet so the team is clear when entering the home. If your pet isn’t the cleanest member of the family, that’s ok, we will do our best to clean anyways.

Our Service Guarantee

Mint House Cleaning stands firmly behind all of its services. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your service, please contact us immediately so we can remedy the situation. Tweaks and adjustments will be honored for 24 hours from the time of service at no extra cost.

Google Guaranteed

Mint House Cleaning is proud to announce that has been endorsed by Google with the Google Guarantee Program. This means that customers that hire us from Google are covered by a $2.000 USD guarantee. If they are not satisfied with the service, Google reimburses them up to this value. This shows our company commitment with a quality service and a respect for our customers time and trust.