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Introducing Buy 10, get the 11th 50% OFF

Posted Friday, April 11, 2014

Housekeeping Services of Hilton Head is so pleased to announce a new program for loyal customers who are on a regular house cleaning service.  Introducing "Buy 10, get the 11th 50% OFF."  This simply means that upon payment of 10 cleans in your home, you will get the 11th visit for 50% OFF.  It's a small way to say thank you for your loyalty to our service and reward you for using us so frequently!  ... Read More

Why Hire Licensed, Bonded and Insured Cleaners

Posted Sunday, April 06, 2014

The decision to hire a housekeeper or a housekeeping company to come into your home periodically to clean is probably more complex than you think.  Issues such as trust, liability, insurance, and tax implications need to be considered and addressed.   Housekeeping Services of Hilton Head is here today to help you better understand the complexities of this business and process. 

In an article written recently for Bankrate.com, Jay McDonald made these observations: “Your personal…housekeeper…may make your life easier, but they also represent your greatest threat for a high-priced lawsuit.  Wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment and privacy issues (exist).  The propensity of some homeowners to hire undocumented workers, pay in cash and fail to check if (they) have workers’ compensation coverage exposes them to an even broader vista of tax and employment practice claims.  Typical homeowners insurance won’t cover much, if any of it.”

Falls and breakage of homeowner property are also common, but often overlooked, concerns that are probably not covered by your current insurance.

The solution?  Hire a cleaning service company that has anticipated and resolved all of those issues.

When hiring a cleaning service, the Better Business Bureau says “Licensed, bonded, and insured are absolutely critical words when you hire a maid service.”  Licensed means the company has a current and “in effect” business license to operate within your geographic area.  A “bond” is a form of insurance that protects you from dishonest or criminal acts by the people that come into your home to clean it.  Insurance, including workers’ compensation insurance, general liability insurance, and a liability umbrella policy, protect you if the housekeepers are hurt or cause an accident while on your property.  These three factors combine to give you the peace of mind that the people who come into your home to clean it can be trusted, and the company you hire to provide them can be trusted.

We often hear of homeowners hiring a housekeeper or maid service missing one or more of the key components of “licensed, bonded, and insured”.  We hear of families facing litigation, or losing hard earned money, because they simply did not know.

At Housekeeping Services of Hilton Head, we want to earn your business by providing the best housekeeping services possible, but also by educating customers of the value of those three words.  We are licensed, bonded, and insured for your protection.  We understand completely the value of those words and work every day to maintain the highest levels of protection for our customers.

Call us today to find out more or request an estimate so we can come to your home and learn more about how we can solve your cleaning needs.

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Why Water Temperature Matters

Posted Friday, March 14, 2014

"Experts agree that in order to kill bacteria and other viruses on linen, laundry should be washed with detergent and bleach for (at least) 25 minutes in water that is heated to 160 degrees F. Studies have shown that bacteria, viruses, and even bed bugs cannot survive this water temperature or chemical mix." - American Laundry News, February 2, 2013 ... Read More

Cleaning Made Easy

Posted Thursday, March 13, 2014

Setting up ongoing cleaning is simple. It starts with an email or a phone call to us, we will ask you a few questions about your home, what your are looking for, whether you have had cleaning service in the past.

Who referred you? We will set up an in home consultation/estimate so we can customize your cleaning to your unique home, and give you specific pricing information. The first visit to your home is to get everything clean and ready for weekly, bi-weekly, monthly service. This First Time Clean is a larger clean, we will have 2 staff members cleaning, and we charge hourly for this visit. We will look at your home with you to determine what needs to be done. ... Read More

Selling Your Home?

Posted Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Whether listing with a Realtor, or listing your home yourself, presentation is everything. We will help you by doing a deep clean throughout the home before your open house, and keeping it clean on an ongoing basis for showings.If you are in the midst of moving to a new home, your focus will most likely be on your destination-where you're going, not where you're leaving. Unfortunatley, you're not paying much attention to the old homestead, with its all-too-familiar stains, spots, and smears. You hardly even see them anymore, but you can be sure that landlords, brokers and potential buyers will notice. ... Read More

New-Year Resolutions- Bathroom cleaning

Posted Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A brand-new year stretches before us, along with a fresh resolve to improve our lives in one or two or many ways. If staying organized and running a clean, efficient home is on your list of resolutions, let help you keep your house a home. Having regularly scheduled cleaning frees you up for the umpteen things you'd rather be doing. We offer regular schedules of weekly, biweekly, and once every four weeks. If having a regular schedule is difficult for you, we also welcome "randomly scheduled" customers. Call to discuss rates and schedules over the phone or to schedule an in-home evaluation: (843) 785-1167. Housekeeping Services of Hilton Head prides itself in offering quality service at affordable rates. ... Read More