Before giving you an estimate, other cleaning companies perform a walkthrough, simply to mark up the price if your home is nice or if it's messy. We believe in equally treating all of our clients. We only provide estimates on the basis of your house size and the frequency of your cleaning.
Our clients do not want to get locked into long contracts, we realize. Sometimes the quality of your cleaning can deteriorate over time when you're stuck in a onetime cleaning agreement. By letting our clients choose when to begin and stop service, we prove our trust & value of each and every cleaning. We're proud to say that we've been working with our customers for over 5 years, on average.
No Fees for Reschedule
Your life has been busy. Changes to your schedule. The next thing you know, when you least expect it, people will visit. We're getting this! We know that the lives of our clients are hectic and that your cleaning company should not add to that stress. Need to reschedule yourself? Not an issue. To move or reschedule an appointment with SmartLiving, you'll never be charged a fee.
Eco-Friendly products for cleaning
Since we started in the mid-'70s, SmartLiving® has a distinguished record of using environmentally friendly cleaning products. Before the recent popular trend for all natural products, we were eco-friendly. Each item we use is non-toxic and non-abrasive, which protects the environment, the homes of our customers and the members of the crew who provide our services. It's always been and always will be that way.
A Reliable Clean by SmartLiving
Before we hire them, we carry out detailed background checks on every crew member, and SmartLiving is bonded and insured so that you can rest easy. You can concentrate on the advantages of deep cleaning - including our detailed 165 point cleaning checklist - instead of worrying about who will carpet clean your home. Each cleaning, we provide a reliable crew with a quality cleaning to ensure that your entire family benefits from a deeply cleaned home!
Locations all over North America
It may be time-intensive and unpredictable to manage an individual 'cleaning lady'. To ensure your cleaning is consistent and the quality of the work never decreases, gain the advantages of working with a nationally recognized cleaning service. Our call center will guarantee that it's a breeze to schedule. SmartLiving consistently receives the highest quality reviews from our customers across the nation with over 30 years in the company and 40 locations in the United States and Canada.
Use Our Instant Quote Tool for Free
Do you want to know how much cleaning your home will cost? Use our online quote tool, which is fast and simple. Don't waste time waiting for someone to come to give you an estimate at your home. Simply enter your home size, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the services and the desired frequency, and you will receive a free quote. There are no walkthroughs needed. With SmartLiving, save time up front and get your first move out cleaning scheduled even quicker.
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Looking for the best Portland house cleaning has to offer? SmartLiving is for you here!
Homeowners in Portland, Oregon know that they can trust SmartLiving's superior and complete house move in cleaning services. With over three decades in the industry, SmartLiving knows the specific needs of homeowners and is dedicated to providing a money-back guarantee for immaculate, eco-friendly cleaning services!
Most of our Portland clients choose weekly housekeeping services, but we are also pleased to offer customized packages, including a bi-weekly or as-needed cadence, to meet whatever your needs may be!
We know how committed Portlanders are to being environmentally friendly, which is why, without using any harsh chemicals, all of our cleaning services are environmentally friendly. While other bandwagon maid services have jumped into the green trend, since our launch in the 1970s, SmartLiving has been dedicated to providing environmentally friendly house cleaning services. Each and every item we use is non-toxic and non-abrasive because we are committed to safeguarding the environment, your home, your family (including dogs, cats, and other pets!) and our employees from the effects of harsh chemical cleaners.
Standard services from SmartLiving cover it all!
- Cleaning of the kitchen: cupboards, sink, pantry, microwave oven, counters, baseboards,
- Cleaning of the bathroom: shower, bathtub, sink, toilet, outdoor cabinet, baseboards,
- Surface Dusting: light fixtures, furniture tops & sides, ledges
- Cleaning of furniture: vacuum upholstery, hard surfaces for dust, pillows & blankets tidy up
- Vacuuming of carpets: edging and vacuuming of all closets, halls, stairs and rooms
Hard Floor Cleaning: We wash the bathroom, kitchen, and foyer floors by hand and provide damp mopping on request for other hard surface floors.
And so much more: check out our full checklist here for cleaning!
We understand at SmartLiving that your time is valuable. When you can spend quality time with family and friends, don't spend your precious free hours cleaning your home. You can rest assured that SmartLiving will take care of your house cleaning so that you can experience Freedom From Housework® as a great feeling!
In order to request a quote for house cleaning in Portland, Lake Oswego, Happy Valley, Milwaukie, or Clackamas, contact SmartLiving today. We are looking forward to working together with you!
Q & A
Answers from the experts on Thumbtack to commonly asked questions.
What's the best way during the COVID-19 pandemic to set up a consultation or an appointment with a house cleaner?
Using virtual, online tools is the best way to set up a consultation with a house cleaner during the COVID-19 pandemic. Begin by conducting an online search for local house cleaners. To conduct a consultation, send them a message to set up either a phone call or a video call. They can give you recommendations during this call and may be able to estimate the cost of their services. Be sure to discuss whether virtual payments are accepted and any precautions they can take to safely perform the work.
Are there ways to be safe when I hire a house cleaner while distancing myself?
Do not make physical contact if you employ a house cleaner to clean the inside of your home. At all times, remain at least 6 feet apart, sanitize any surfaces after cleaning and thoroughly wash your hands. Exchange all transactions digitally rather than with cash. Put a plan in place when contacting a house cleaner to ensure the safety of everyone.
If a house cleaner is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider, how can I find out?
A house cleaner during the coronavirus pandemic is generally not considered an essential service sector. Visit your town and state government to find out which services are considered essential, and read their guidelines. On the CISA site Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19, a national list of essential service providers can be found. This web page lists 16 different sectors of infrastructure considered essential. However, CISA's definitions of critical infrastructure are not followed by all jurisdictions.
Could I pay for house cleaning using digital payments?
Not only do many house cleaners accept digital payments through platforms such as Zelle, PayPal, Square Cash, Google Pay, Venmo and more, but as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes more service workers to digitize, this may become more common. This means that without making physical contact or handling cash, you can pay your house cleaner.
If job cleaning during the current crisis is absolutely essential, consult the house cleaner in advance to ensure a secure monetary transaction that complies with current government guidelines and social distancing recommendations.
Is it necessary for a house cleaner to enter my home?
Yes, a house cleaner needs to get into your home in almost all cases. However, if they exclusively clean outside areas, a cleaner may not need to enter your home.
There may be some instances where a cleaner is essential. If so, take precautions, avoid being in the same room, make no physical contact, sanitize any surfaces, and pay instead of using cash through a digital service.
Do remote or virtual services offer house cleaners?
In general, apartment cleaning is done in person, but some may be prepared to offer remote services. If you find the profile of a house cleaner that states they offer remote services, contact the pro to discuss your options.
You may be able to book an appointment at a later date if you would prefer to hire a house cleaner to clean your home when the pandemic is over. Start by side-by-side comparing local house cleaners in your area.
Should I recruit a cleaning service for a move-out or do it myself?
Depending on your budget, time frame and whether you are going to get a deposit back, you may benefit from hiring a professional move-out cleaning service. Hiring a green cleaning service takes the stress out of your journey. But if you've had your house deep-cleaned regularly, or if your landlord charges you for cleaning anyway, by DIY-ing it, you can save costs.
What is the distinction between the housekeeper and the cleaner of the house?
Although some house cleaning and housekeeping duties could overlap, the top-to-bottom cleaning of a home is charged to a house cleaner. House cleaner tasks typically include basic and deep house cleaning, such as countertops, floors, tubs, toilets, kitchens, and more for window washing and sanitizing.
Housekeepers or maids are hired to clean and maintain certain elements of the house easily. This could include dusting, washing dishes, changing sheets, preparing some meals and replenishing the groceries and personal care products of the client.
It is also worth noting that one person employed at home (sometimes hired as a live-in) is usually a housekeeper or maid, while a house cleaner is often accompanied by a cleaner team.
Before hiring them, what should I ask a house cleaner or maid?
Before you hire them to make sure they're the correct fit, there are many questions to ask a cleaning service. Such questions could include:
- How much are you charging?
- How are your prices set—per hour or per square foot? Or, are you levying a flat rate?
- What's your past experience at work? Can I see a reference list?
- Are you used to working in various types and sizes of homes or apartments?
- Can you work in a house with children or pets?
- What types of products do you use for cleaning?
- Do you bring cleaning supplies and products of your own?
- How often can you make my home clean?
- Is there anything you recommend that I do (or don't do) before you arrive at my house?
How much does it cost to clean a house?
The national average cost of house cleaning, per cleaner, ranges from $25 to $50 per hour. The cost of house cleaning facilities near you, however, could be different.
House cleaning rates vary depending on how many square feet the house is, how dirty the house gets, and how often the cleaning service arrives. And, in areas with lower living costs, in large cities or in affluent regions, prices can be lower.
Some businesses charge a set amount per square foot, such as 5 cents, with a minimum amount, such as $100. By increasing the frequency of your house cleaning visits, you may save money. When you schedule more time cleanings per month, a company will often charge you less for cleaning. The cost benefit rewards your loyalty, and also reflects the fact that it is easier to maintain a high level of cleanliness in your home with more frequent cleanings. For the first visit or for one-time services, a housecleaning service can charge more than for recurring cleanings