What is domestic cleaning…?
Here at the DCA, our definition of domestic cleaning is – quite simply – housework.
Any cleaning which has to be done as part of the day-to-day running of someone’s home – this is domestic cleaning. Despite all the social and technological changes which housework has seen over the last century, it remains a physically demanding activity. No wonder more and more people are choosing to seek help around their homes by hiring cleaners and cleaning-service providers.
Click here to read about some of the changes which have occurred within the domestic cleaning industry over the last 100 years.
Not every aspect of housework is undertaken by all domestic cleaners. Carpet cleaning, oven cleaning, and external window cleaning are just a few examples of this. However, you will be able to find dedicated service providers who specialise in these areas.
So what can you expect when hiring a cleaning service? From the point of view of the DCA, we strongly believe that the customer has to take full responsibility for setting and monitoring the standards in their own home – after all, it is the customer who pays for the service and has to live with the end results, and most customers have differing requirements which are specific to their needs and their home.
We also believe strongly that a modern professional cleaning service is there to supplement the household cleaning regime rather than be the regime itself – few customers are in a position to pay what it would cost to hire a cleaning service to take over the running of the home, and if you take an average of, say, three hours professional cleaning once a week, it immediately becomes apparent that this could never include all that is needed to keep any house completely clean.
However, a reliable and consistent cleaning service can go a long way to help keep a home in the manner which the residents desire.