THE DECKHAND CLEANING CO.

TERMS OF SERVICE

 

BY BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT - YOU ARE AGREEING TO OUR TERMS OF SERVICE

**COVID-19 ** no cancellation fee will be charged for cancellations related to COVID-19

We will be wearing masks and gloves during your service and will also be sanitizing all of our equipment in between services in order to keep our clients safe.During this time all clients must reschedule if a person in the household has had symptoms of COVID-19 or returned from international travel within the past 14 days or if they have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 30 days.  Until further notice, clients may leave the premises during their cleaning service, or choose to stay at home in a closed room that will not be part of the cleaning service.  We appreciate that this is an inconvenience, but this is only a temporary measure so that we do not have our staff exposed to others trying to pass in the hallways (not social distancing) or sneezing and coughing. 

ACCESS

You can provide access instructions during our Virtual Walk-Through Meeting, or you can choose to be present when we start and finish our service, (while socially distancing) this ensures your location stays secure.  If you need to change your access information, please give us two days (48 hours) notice so we may adjust our plans accordingly ahead of time. If we are unable to access the location and are locked out, our team will stay at your location for 15 minutes while we attempt to contact you, and you will be billed for 50% of your scheduled service.  We aim to lock all premises when we leave, it is the responsibility of the client to instruct our teams on how to do so and to provide either a key or a passcode for a digital lock so that they can lock up.   

SERVICE QUALITY GUARANTEE

We want to maintain a high-quality service so your feedback is important to us,  if you are dissatisfied with our service contact us immediately upon returning to your serviced location.  We encourage you to either send us photos of the issue, show us with FaceTime/Zoom or invite us to inspect the location immediately. If it is due to poor service quality we will provide 30 minutes of cleaning free of charge to compensate you, but if the customer has already fixed the problem themselves then this free 30 minutes will not be applied.

 

REFUND

Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds.

 

SERVICE RENDERED + FIRST TIME CLEANING

All regularly scheduled cleaning services must have an initial deep cleaning service as an open-ended time frame. 

MINIMUM OF FOUR HOURS

We have a minimum of four hours, if your space is completed in less than 4 hours, please give us a special cleaning project such as the inside of the fridge, interior windows, etc.  If you choose to add additional items added to your scheduled booking we require two weeks' notice before your appointment to schedule the additional time required.

 

PAYMENTS

Payments are due once a service is completed, and is accepted by credit card or online transfer.  We do not accept cash.  The invoice payment is due within one week of receiving your invoice, all late payments will be charged a fee of $25.00.  In cases of bounced cheques, a $25.00 fee will be applied to your invoice.

 

CANCELLATIONS + MISSED APPOINTMENTS

We require a minimum of two days (48 hours) notice if you would like to cancel your cleaning service.  We understand that things can get busy, but we run a tight ship and take scheduling very seriously - any missed appointments will result in a fee equal to 50% of your scheduled service.  You will receive a reminder 2 days before your appointment and this is the latest time for you to request a cancellation.

 

START TIME

We aim to arrive at all of our scheduled appointments on time, however in the case of unforeseen events please allow our staff to arrive within ONE HOUR of your scheduled appointment time.

 

PETS

Unless a specific arrangement is made between The Deckhand Cleaning Co and the customer, dogs may not stay in the location while cleaning services are underway.

 

BREAKAGE AND LOSS

The Deckhand Cleaning Co. is bonded and insured, if you are interested in learning more you are welcome to contact our office for further details.  Our liability limit is 2,000,000.

 

SPECIAL REQUESTS

All special cleaning requests must be communicated to our office before the arrival of the cleaning staff, this ensures that the request is safe for the employee and that the appropriate number of staff members and time are allocated to the service.  Customers are not to provide their cleaning supplies unless a special arrangement has been made with Management. This ensures the safety of our employees.

 

DISHWASHERS AND LAUNDRY

The dishwasher will be loaded and run at the customer's request, as there are a variety of special items in everyone's homes that are not dishwasher friendly, these must be indicated as such beforehand by the customer or they will be at risk for being inappropriately processed in the dishwasher.

 

Laundry is the same - items that are inappropriate for the washing machine or the dryer must be labelled as such or the customer is at risk for having damage or destruction to their laundered items.

 

Both dishwashers and washing machines will only be run if there is enough time for the cleaner to witness that it had completed its cycle, this ensures that there is no malfunction or flooding.

 

ADVERTIZING

Our staff members may take before and after photos as proof of work which will be included in our invoice and also to showcase before and after examples on our social media as a point of professional pride.  These posts will be highly professional, will not indicate the client and will be done tastefully. 

PRIVACY

The personal information we collect will only be provided to the financial institution(s) that processes your payments or payment collections.

Last Updated June 21, 2020