it is not necessary for you to have to disarm your alarm systems.
If your home has a security system, please inform us how you want to handle it. Security and safety of your home is a major concern at Soft Touch Cleaning, and our staff is sensitive to security and access procedures. Our policy is to lock the door while we are cleaning and to not allow access to unknown persons.
Please note that it is not necessary for you to have to disarm your alarm systems the day of our cleaning. If you contact your alarm company they can assist you in programming a code that is unique to our company. It is common for clients with alarms to give us our own code. Our technicians are trained on how to disarm and re-arm alarms.
We bring our own supplies and tools because (1) we have tested our products to make sure they provide quality results, (2) our employees are trained in their proper use, and (3) to free you from having to keep track of what we need before your scheduled cleaning day. If you would like us to use your cleaning product we ask that you call the office or email us for pre-approval.
We do offer slat by slat blind cleaning. Blinds must be at least 2”, we do not service mini blinds. Blinds may need to be vacuumed before they are wiped; this will require additional time. Please allow for some dust resettlement after we leave, we try to limit the dust in the air but cannot prevent this entirely. We cannot be held liable for blinds/shutters that have dry rot, sun damage and/or are not installed properly.
We will move “light” furniture but we do not move refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, etc. We will try to reach all visible places either by hand or with an extension duster.
Your pets are members of your family and we respect that. However, if your pet is afraid of vacuums, territorial or overly friendly and will not allow us to do our work, we may suggest that they be placed in areas that we are not working in. Our technicians are not trained to clean pet excrement, this includes cleaning of litter boxes and dog kennels.
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Key Control Policy
Most of our clients provide us with keys to their home. Rest assured we take the utmost care in protecting both your key and your home. Keys are number coded and have no names or street addresses attached to them. All keys are immediately returned upon cessation of service.
If you decide not to issue a key to Soft Touch, and no one will be home during the cleaning, you may choose to leave a door unlocked or place a spare key in a secured place for the technicians to gain access to your home.
It is important for us to have access to every area of your home that we will be cleaning. In doing so, we need to work freely and without distractions. Excessive talking (beyond cleaning instructions) prevents us from being 100% focused.
Every effort is made to work safely and cautiously and we cannot assume liability for injury to others. We kindly ask that you, your children and pets remain out of the rooms that we are cleaning in order to prevent safety hazards (contact with cleaning products, tripping over buckets, caddies, vacuum cords, etc.).
Accidents do happen. If we are responsible for damages to your home or items in your home, we will leave a note for you the day of the cleaning. We make every attempt to repair, replace or pay for any items that we have damaged.
We will not assume liability for pre-existing damages, scratches, dings in windows, paint, furniture, floors, walls, etc. or items not secured in a proper manner (e.g. heavy pictures hanging from thumb tacks, not anchored properly to walls). Items of monetary or sentimental value should be put away on the day of cleaning and/or cleaned by home owner.
When we schedule your appointment we reserve a day and time for you and you alone. Our technicians depend on your job being there in order for them to make their salary. Cancellations cost them dearly.
We require cancellations to be communicated to us 48hrs (2 full working days) in advance to avoid time conflicts on our schedules. We have held you’re your spot and turned down business so as not to interrupt your service.
Our hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Our technicians arrive at our first house between 8:00 and 8:30, and the last house by 3:00 and 3:30 p.m. Unless you are our first cleaning of the day, we are unable to guarantee an exact arrival time. However, we can provide you with 1 hour window of our estimated arrival time if you call the office the day before your cleaning. Please allow us the flexibility of scheduling our arrival between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. We will strive to meet your requested arrival time but we cannot guarantee it.
If you want to wait for us to arrive, please be home during the estimated window of time to let the cleaner(s) into your home. If no one is please see key control policy as there are many options to let our technicians into your home.