GENERAL. There is no term to this agreement between the client or GUARDIAN SOUTH. You may cancel your cleaning service at any time. GUARDIAN SOUTH also reserves the right to cancel the service provided at any time. GUARDIAN SOUTH agrees to provide all labor, supervision, material, and equipment necessary to assure performance of specified deep cleaning service for the customer. This shall include all services described in the written specification on page 3.
COMPENSATION. Compensation factors: property size, frequency, and duration.
PAYMENT POLICY. Payment is required before arrival of service. Cost of service is payable in advance and without demand before submission the service level agreement. Your payment will be applied to your account immediately. A convenience fee is applicable to each payment transaction. Since cleaning is a very personalized and subjective service, we cannot offer refunds to clients. If you are not happy, we will come back and re‐clean any areas free of charge according to our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. No checks will be accepted as payment for services.
SUPERVISION. Adequate personnel and supervision will be furnished to ensure quality service.
SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT. GUARDIAN SOUTH shall provide all cleaning equipment and supplies necessary to properly complete deep cleaning services, inclusive of but not limited to: vacuums, mop/mop buckets, brooms, cleaning agents, disinfectants, floor cleaning products, polishes and chemicals deemed safe by the material safety data sheets (MSDS). If you have a specific product you want used, please contact us so your profile can be notated.
OUR PHILOSOPHY. GUARDIAN SOUTH is committed to providing quality services the deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction. To deliver on this commitment, we bring together the best people, the most effective cleaning methods, the highest quality supplies, and the latest equipment.
GUARANTEE. If after we clean, you notice a mistake, or simply anything you believe does not meet the standards of exceptional quality we promised, let us know within 24 hours and we'll come back for free to clean any spots we may have missed. Our #1 job is getting and keeping you delighted.
CONDUCT. Our employees will be respectful and will not smoke, eat or drink, while in your home, nor do they watch TV. Their only purpose while in your home is to clean.
PETS ESCAPING FROM THE HOME. GUARDIAN SOUTH cannot be responsible for pets that “escape” when our cleaners are entering/exiting your home. If your pet will be “roaming free” during the clean, please let us know in advance, so the cleaners can be on alert when they open doors. Our cleaning professionals are trained to close doors as soon as they enter and exit your home and will not leave doors open for long periods.
ARRIVAL TIME. Cleanings are scheduled in an order that requires the least amount of drive time for each team. This means the exact time of your cleaning may differ each time. If you require an AM or PM schedule, we will make every effort to accommodate your request however no times are guaranteed.
PRICE CHANGES. The price for your recurring service is based on time between cleanings. We offer the following recurring price categories:
⌂ Weekly (Once a week)
⌂ Bi‐Weekly (Every 2 weeks but no more than 3 weeks since last cleaning)
⌂ Monthly (Every 4 weeks but no more than 5 weeks since last cleaning)
⌂ Occasional (6 weeks or more since the last cleaning)
⌂ GUARDIAN SOUTH also offers three levels of cleaning:
o Standard Cleaning
o Deep Cleaning
o Hourly Cleaning
Rescheduling your cleaning can result in the cost of your service being less than, more than or the same as your last cleaning. Time will be considered for vacations when the home is not occupied.
Example 1: a Bi‐Weekly client who skips a cleaning, creates a four‐week interval between visits and the applicable (higher) monthly rate will apply to the next cleaning.
Example 2: a Bi‐Weekly client who requests an additional cleaning in‐between scheduled visits would be charged the applicable (lower) “Weekly” rate for the next 2 cleanings as there will be a one‐week interval between both cleanings.
CLEANING FEE INCREASES. GUARDIAN SOUTH reserves the right to re-evaluate rates at any time based on the time required to perform our service to meet the client’s standards. We will monitor the actual cleaning time for the first two months and occasionally thereafter. We will contact you to discuss possible price or service revisions if the cleaning time differs drastically from the original bid. We reserve the right to adjust the estimate after the job is completed.
LATE CANCELLATION. A late Cancellation fee of $50.00 will be charged unless notification of a change has been made at least 1 business day prior to the service date and time. All notifications must be made by calling our office or emailing. Telling the cleaning team when they are in your home is not considered notification. The $50 charge will be processed on the credit card given to GUARDIAN SOUTH previously.
CHARGES. If it is necessary for you to change, cancel or skip your regular cleaning day, we appreciate at least 2 business days notice. If you do not notify our office and upon arrival we cannot enter your home, we will charge a full price lock out fee to cover our expenses. Our teams’ daily pay is based on homes scheduled. When you skip on short notice or lock out the team, we do not have time to fill in your spot and our teams’ pay is affected. It also can cause scheduling problems with our other clients. Should you at any time require a change or modification of the cleaning detail or instructions, or wish to change the cleaning schedule or frequency, a call to our office is the best way of accomplishing this. The cleaning team is instructed to follow the instructions as they appear on their personalized work order. Specific instructions or requests given to the team cannot be guaranteed from week to week.
SECURITY ALARMS. If your home is equipped with a security system, please insure that it is in the “OFF” position or inform our office of the codes and input sequence before your scheduled cleaning. Please be sure to notify our office if this code changes.
ACCIDENTS. If you have valuables or heirlooms, etc., it would be helpful if they would be put away to avoid accidents. Regrettable and although not common, from time to time, something may be broken. Our personnel are instructed to call our office at once if ANYTHING is broken, and to leave you a note advising you of the accident. In the event an item is damaged or broken, we reserve the option to repair or replace the item. A dollar value of “one-of-a-kind” items destroyed must be demonstrated in order that a settlement may be determined. We cannot be responsible for wall hangings attached with anything other than “real” picture hooks. No straight pins, thread, etc.
HOLIDAYS. The only holidays observed by our company are New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve day and Christmas Day. Regular cleaning services will be offered all other holidays. Should your regular cleaning fall on these days, our office will contact you approximately 2 weeks prior to the holiday to reschedule your cleaning. If you wish to reschedule a cleaning that falls on another holiday throughout the year, please call the office at least 2 business days in advance to avoid a late cancellation fee.
PETS and PLANTS. If you have pets, our cleaners do appreciate it when they are secured and that you pick up after them. We do not clean litter boxes or urine/feces from the floor. Due to the individual care that plants require, we are not able to water or maintain them.
EXTRA WORK. Please call us in advance for special requests (i.e. after construction, refrigerator cleaning, inside of oven, inside windows, the basement, garage, extra rooms) so we can schedule the time needed to complete these tasks. We will provide an over the phone estimate, however, we reserve the right to adjust the quote after the job is completed.
ITEMS WE CANNOT CLEAN/DO. We have instructed our cleaners to leave certain items untouched, such as items or areas containing any body fluids or excretions and litter boxes. Our teams are advised to clean around these areas. Seasonal insect infestation can also be a problem and may prevent us from completely cleaning your home. If ants, termites, roaches, fleas, etc., are encountered, we will not clean or vacuum the area. We will leave you a note, or call you regarding the problem. We do not clean inside curio cabinets. If you have other items you prefer we not clean or handle, please call the office and we will arrange to avoid those items. Our staff cannot climb higher than a step stool, work on the outside of your home, move furniture that contains electronics, lift any objects over 20 pounds, prepare meals, provide any pet or children-related services, or empty diaper pails.
CLUTTER. The cleaning will be far more satisfactory if the team does not have a great deal of clutter with which to contend. Desks that have a large amount of paperwork for instance may not be cleaned.
QUALITY CONTROL. Our quality control consists of making home inspections and phone calls. A supervisor may enter your home during cleaning to ensure standards are being followed. They may call you at home or work. We believe that inspections and client contact is the best way to help in exceeding your expectations and to improve our high standards. You may also receive a satisfaction survey. We appreciate you feedback.
TIPS. Tips are appreciated by your cleaning team but not required. A recommended tip is 10-15% of your total cleaning fee. Cash tips are preferred but may be added to debit and credit card payments. Unless you indicate otherwise, tips will be divided evenly among the team members.
KEYS. Please make sure your home is accessible to us. Please leave a key to your home in a secure, agreed upon location the day of the cleaning.
OFFICE HOURS. Our customer service hours are from Monday through Friday 9:30am to 6:00pm. Saturday and Sunday CLOSED. After hours, a voicemail can be left and we will return it on the next business day.
Guardian South is committed to providing quality services that deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction. To deliver on this commitment, we bring together the best people, the most effective cleaning methods, the highest quality supplies, and the latest equipment.
Monday to Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern