Client Policy Agreement
Thank you for choosing Karen’s Kleaning! We appreciate your business! In order to maintain a professional and consistent level of service, we request that you please read the following information about our policies and procedures, and contact the office if you have any questions, comments or concerns.
- We require a credit card on file to reserve all cleaning appointments.
- We require all payments ďday of serviceĒ unless prior/special arrangements have been made.
- We prefer payment by check, although we also accept payment by credit card.
- Any changes to your payment method must be agreed on and changed by the office.
If paying by check:
- We require that the check include your client number and be on the kitchen counter upon arrival of our crews.
- If the crew does not receive a check, we will contact you to make alternate payment arrangements. If we do not hear back from you within 24 hours, the credit card on file will automatically be run for the full amount of cleaning.
- If the service cost exceeds the check amount, the remaining balance will automatically be run on your credit card (unless prior arrangements have been made).
- We charge a $25 processing fee for all returned checks.
If paying by credit card:
- The full amount of the service will be run on the credit card within 5 days of the cleaning.
Karen’s Kleaning Prices are Based on Total Labor
Karenís Kleaning prices are based on the total amount of labor required to complete the service that you have requested. Additional charges above the initial estimate may accrue if additional labor is required to complete the service, or if you request additional services at the time of your appointment. All additional charges must be authorized by both the client and the office. Please note that the total amount of labor includes time spent gaining entry to the job site, unloading equipment, communicating with the client, and communicating with Karenís Kleaning management.
Karen’s Kleaning Crew Sizes Vary
We generally send 2-person crews to job sites. Occasionally we will send 1-person, 3-person or even 4-person crews. The duration of the appointment depends on the size of the crew, but because the total labor is not affected by crew size, the price does not change. Please contact the office if you prefer to be notified if and when we have assigned anything other the standard 2-person crew to the job site. Otherwise we will assume you do not have a preference.
Late Cancellation Policy & Scheduling Information
We require at least 24 hours notice if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment. Because we are closed on weekends, Monday appointments must be cancelled or rescheduled by noon of the previous Friday. In order to avoid being charged a late cancellation fee, please cancel or reschedule your appointment in time. The cancellation fee is equal to the full price of your cleaning, and will be automatically charged to your credit card, unless you have made other payment arrangements. Please note that the late cancellation fee also applies if the appointment must be cancelled or rescheduled because the crew is unable to gain entry to the job site due to client error.
We will notify you of your appointment time at least 48 hours in advance. We schedule appointments in one–hour windows of arrival. Please contact the office if you require a more precise arrival time, and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Our hours of operation are Monday though Friday 8:00 am Ė 5:00 pm. We are closed on the following holidays: New Yearís Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. If your appointment falls on one of these holidays, we will reschedule the appointment and notify you of your new time. Please contact us ahead of time if you have special holiday scheduling requests.
Special Requests & Substitutions
Any additional requests, services or product substitutions may be subject to an additional fee.
To ensure the best possible service, please do not leave notes or give any special instructions or service changes to our crews. All information regarding your cleaning service must be communicated directly to the office so that the information is not lost or misunderstood. When possible, please refer to your client number when contacting us.
Karenís Kleaning guarantees all of our work. If you are unsatisfied with the performance of the crew or the quality of the work, YOU MUST INFORM THE OFFICE WITHIN 24 HOURS. Please let us know as soon as possible so that we can arrange for a crew to fix the job.
Cleaning Equipment & Products
Karenís Kleaning crews will supply all necessary cleaning equipment and products. We offer standard cleaning products or Green Seal certified Green Kleaning products. See products for more details.
If you sign up for maintenance service, a complimentary toilet brush will be left at your house, so that the crews can use it each time they come. It will be left in the bathroom closest to the front door. If you prefer to have your toilet brush stored in a different location, please let the office know.
Please follow the instructions listed below if you would like to take advantage of the following optional services, which are included in any basic or deluxe cleaning.
|Optional Service||Client responsibility|
|Trash liners replaced||Leave new liners on kitchen counter or in respective trash cans|
|Bed linens changed||Leave clean linens out on respective beds|
|Patios swept||Leave broom out on the patio/balcony|
Thanks for choosing Karenís Kleaning! Please do not hesitate to call our office with any questions concerning these policies. We look forward to providing you with the best cleaning service Santa Barbara has to offer!
The Staff at Karen’s Kleaning