Customer’s Terms and Conditions
WHO: DUST AND MOP HOUSE CLEANING is an independent, locally owned, and operated cleaning company. Our employees are fully bonded and insured. And we carry full liability, workman’s compensation insurance, and all payroll taxes are paid through the local DUST AND MOP HOUSE CLEANING office as staff of the company.
- DISCOUNTED TOP TO BOTTOM WITH RECURRING SERVICES: Our Top to Bottom Deep Cleaning is required to be purchased with all recurring services. If you are booking recurring cleaning (weekly, bi-weekly or monthly) and a special was available to receive a discounted Top to Bottom cleaning with the purchase of 6 consecutive recurring cleans after the initial cleaning, should you cancel prior to the 6th recurring cleaning we will charge the difference of the FULL Value of the Top to Bottom cleaning upon cancellation. If you elect to decline to commit to 6 recurring cleanings your initial Top to Bottom Cleaning you would be charged at the full regular price. We have a 100% Quality Guarantee for services. Please read our complete terms of service in your emailed quote.
- COMMUNICATION: It is very important that you call us if you have questions or concerns about your cleaning service. We take great pride in our cleaning service and will make every reasonable effort to provide you with a highly professional cleaning service. One thing that really helps us provide you with an excellent house cleaning service is your ongoing feedback. Please give feedback after every visit to help us continually improve the quality of the service you receive.
- PRICING: Top to Bottom Deep/Empty House/Basic If you have booked a Top to Bottom, Basic (single or starting recurring service) or Empty House, please note that price quoted is the estimated amount (assuming your home does not have excessive buildup and with the information you have provided). If during the cleaning we feel we will not be able to complete in the estimated time frame/amount quoted, we will contact you to discuss options. We will not go above the pricing and corresponding hours without the customers consent. All online prices are subject to final inspection of your home when your team arrives and all terms of service.Basic Cleaning: If you have booked our Basic Cleaning please note that price quoted is the estimated amount (assuming your home does not have excessive buildup and does not need any hand wiping). If during the cleaning we feel we that your home needs a deeper cleaning, we will contact you with options.
- SQUARE FOOTAGE: Is verified and pricing will be based on publicly published square feet. Home square footage is readily available on Google, Realtor and Zillow.
- TEAM: We try to send the same team to your home each week, however, we cannot guarantee it due to illness, vacations, etc... Our main priority is to clean your home consistently and with the quality you demand, and we have systems in place to ensure this. The team members we send to your home are always DUST AND MOP HOUSE CLEANING employees and extensively trained on our cleaning systems. If you choose to skip or extend your cleaning to wait for a specific cleaner; fees will be charged. Any solicitation of DUST AND MOP HOUSE CLEANING for outside employment is a direct violation of this agreement and our terms of service and an employment finder fee of up to 6 months' wages will be assessed. In addition, all employees sign a non-compete and non-solicit agreement with DUST AND MOP HOUSE CLEANING. We hold our customers and our employees to high ethical standards.
- OFFICE HOURS: Our office is open M-F 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Text and Voicemail is available after hours. Email is monitored after hours and is often the best way to reach us outside of office hours.
- EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES: You are required to provide a vacuum. In addition, a toilet brush should be placed at each toilet, should you want the interior bowl cleaned.. Our cleaners do carry a vacuum should your vacuum break, however, it should be replaced prior to the next cleaning. We provide all other equipment and supplies to clean your home.
- DAMAGES & BREAKAGE: From time to time small items will be knocked off a shelf when dusting, etc… We will provide a credit for future services for incidental damages up to $200. Above that, you will need to file a claim with your homeowners' insurance for damages caused by the routine nature of the cleaning. Damages due to negligence or malpractice on our part will be handled by our insurance provider. We have a no punishment policy for breakage with our employees. This means that our employees are never get punished for reporting breakage. In addition, we will only use DUST AND MOP HOUSE CLEANING-approved products for cleaning your home. If you ask that we use your product, you assume all liability responsibility for any damage to your home caused by your products. Please remove expensive figurines or irreplaceable items to a location we do not clean or have us skip that area if you do not wish to accept the risk. Breakage values over $25 must be verified before replacement, please save the broken item for our inspection and/or repair.
- SECURING ITEMS IN HOME & NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR: Homes are lived in and like anything else they begin to break down. We cannot be responsible for items that break during normal usage, installed improperly and/or are not properly secured. For example, blinds broken while cleaning, vacuum breakage, handles/faucets falling off or breaking, items not properly secured, etc.
- 100% GUARANTEE and QUALITY CONTROL: We have a 100% guarantee. Our office must be contacted within 24 hours of your cleaning being completed. If you fail to contact us within 24 hours, we are unable to give a 100% guarantee. If it is within 24 hours, you must allow our team back into your home to correct any items missed, to qualify for our 100% guarantee. Our teams are quality inspected by management on a regular basis. They may enter your home after the team leaves. These inspections ensure the highest quality standards. We cannot guarantee mini blind cleaning. Excessive build up may require a professional blind cleaning service.
- ARRIVAL TIME: Our team cleans from 8 AM to 5 PM. Occasionally they may need to stay past 5 PM to finish the job. We can not guarantee an exact time for your visit but we do offer a window of arrival time of 8:00 am - 10:00 am for morning appointments and 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm for afternoon appointments.
- TRAINING: We are a small business and we want customers who support us in providing top notch service. Training is necessary and essential. All customers must agree to allow trainers with trainees into your home without us having to provide any notice. Should you wish to not have a trainee in your home. You must notify us (via text, phone or email) prior to 48 business hours before your cleaning. Should you turn away a trainer with a trainee on your regular scheduled cleaning day, you will still be charged the full amount of the cleaning.
- CLUTTER: We do ask that you provide us with a clutter-free environment. If that is not the case, we may not be able to clean your home in the allotted time, or extra charges may be applied if you approve.
- SAFETY: Insurance and safety issues prohibit our teams from moving heavy objects or standing on furniture. Our staff is required to wear their own shoes when cleaning your home. Their shoes cannot be removed for safety reasons. We also prohibit our staff from handling any biohazards, including pet or human fluids, rodent feces, mold, etc… We also are only able to use up to a 2 step ladder in your home to clean. That does limit our ability to clean some spaces in homes.
- SECURITY ALARMS: If your home has a security alarm, please ensure that it is turned off on the day of your scheduled clean. You may also provide us with the code and steps necessary to turn off your alarm. We will reset the alarm when we leave. However, we will not be held responsible for alarms set off by mistake.
- PETS: If you have pets, please secure and pick up after them. For sanitary and safety issues our teams are not permitted to clean flea infested homes or pick up animal excrement. We will not clean if our team members feel they are in danger due to your dog or other animals.
- RESCHEDULING: There may be times when the weather makes it unsafe for us to travel and carry equipment and supplies to your home. Driveways must be clear and accessible. Holidays may necessitate a schedule change. These will be the only reasons that we do not complete a clean on your scheduled day. We appreciate your understanding in these circumstances.
- PAYMENT POLICY: Payment is due on the day of each scheduled cleaning. We require a credit card to be on file that will be billed upon completion of service. We do not accept cash or check for payment
- SALES TAX: No sales tax is required on cleaning services in North Carolina.
- LATE FEE: If your credit card is declined and we do not receive payment within 3 business days of your cleaning a $10 convenience fee will be added to your cleaning. If payment is not received within 30 days we will assess a $35 late fee to your account. Each month thereafter that the account is past due, an additional $35 late fee will be assessed to your account. After 90 days late, accounts will be referred to an outside collection agency.
- SKIP FEE EXPLAINED: We encourage our customer to reschedule a cleaning, rather than skip. In the event that you would need to skip a scheduled cleaning, your pricing will be adjusted for the next cleaning using the fee schedule below. Please remember that your home was quoted for a specific interval between cleanings, going longer between cleanings would require the adjustment. Dust and Mop offers discounted cleanings for recurring service. We do this to provide our customers with a consistent day and time. This also allows our staff to have a steady schedule with predictable income. In addition, the skip fee is applied to add extra time and compensate the cleaner for additional time on the next cleaning. **Please note that a cancellation fee would apply if you request a skip within 48 business hours.
- Skip Fees (Must request skip with more than 48 business hours notice)
Weekly - $20 (Receive 2 FREE skips per 12 months)
Bi-weekly - $50 (Receive 1 FREE skip per 12 months)
Monthly - $73* (Skip fees apply to ALL Monthly Cleanings)
*Please note that Monthly customers who skip 2 cleanings in a row will be charged for a non-discounted Top to Bottom on their next cleaning.
- Cancel/Terminate Service/Skip (Within 48 Business Hours): All weekly and bi-weekly customers get a FREE skip based on the chart above. If you cancel or skip service within 48 business hours notice, you will still be charged the full amount of the cleaning visit or $150 whichever is greater, and no reschedule or skip fee will be due. If your cleaning is scheduled for Monday, we request notice of cancellation by 9 a.m. the Friday prior to your appointment.
RECURRING SERVICES: Our Top to Bottom Deep Cleaning is required to be purchased with all recurring services. If you are booking recurring cleaning you are agreeing to pay for the discounted Top to Bottom cleaning and then 6 recurring cleans after the initial cleaning. Should you cancel prior to the 6th recurring cleaning we will charge the difference of the FULL Value of the Top to Bottom cleaning upon cancellation. If you elect to decline to commit to 6 recurring cleanings your initial Top to Bottom Cleaning would be charged at the full regular price. We have a 100% Quality Guarantee for services. Please read our complete terms of service in your emailed quote.
SQUARE FOOTAGE: Please verify your homes square footage on Google, Zillow, Realtor, etc. We verify and pricing will be based on publicly published square feet. Although our schedule may show we are booked, we usually have availability within 7 business days. Our office will contact you to schedule your arrival time and your regular recurring service day and time preference. **Square Footage over 5100 - You must CALL the office for pricing. Our pricing matrix maxes out at 5,000 square feet and will NOT give you correct pricing.
PRICING: Top to Bottom Deep/Empty House/Basic If you have booked a Top to Bottom, Basic (single or starting recurring service) or Empty House, please note that price quoted is the estimated amount (assuming your home does not have excessive buildup and with the information you have provided). If during the cleaning we feel we will not be able to complete in the estimated time frame/amount quoted, we will contact you to discuss options. We will not go above the pricing and corresponding hours without the customers consent. All online prices are subject to final inspection of your home when your team arrives and all terms of service.
Basic: If you have booked our Basic Cleaning please note that price quoted is the estimated amount (assuming your home does not have excessive buildup and does not need any hand wiping). If during the cleaning we feel we that your home needs a deeper cleaning, we will contact you with options.
Cancellation policy is 48 business hours or fees apply.
All Cleanings - Additional services available (Fees Apply) and approved by office
- Clean inside of refrigerator-$55 (freezer must be empty to clean)
- Clean inside of oven - $55
- Clean interior side of windows - $2 per window
- Changing Sheets- $15 per bed per service
- Vacuuming Sofa- $20 per sofa
- Vacuuming Loveseat - $10 per sofa
- Vacuum Chair - $5 per chair
- Edging of carpets- $10 per room
- Screened In Porches (must provide broom and cloths) - $50
All Cleanings - What we do NOT do in a customer's home.
Please note that we do ask our customers to have their floors, countertop cleared of excessive items, etc. picked up prior to the cleaning. If those areas are not picked up, we would just do our best to work around them.
- Move Furniture
- Dishes (dishes will be placed back in sink after sink is cleaned)
- Load dishwasher
- Climb on or change sheets on Bunk Beds (we will do the best we can to make them from the floor)
- Any outdoor areas (front porches, patios, etc.)
- Go higher than a 2 foot step ladder
- Clean litter boxes
- Clean up any biohazard waste, human or animal (urine, feces, blood, etc.)
- If a toilet brush is not left by each toilet we will skip cleaning the inside of the bowl
- Pickup dirty laundry from floors