How did Sparkly start?
Owners Matt & Crystal were working in the advertising industry for 10 years. After clocking in 90 hours a week for someone else, they wanted to put that time in for themselves, their own employees and their own clients. Being neat freaks and wanting to have a business focused on helping people, Sparkly began with a few sponges and infinite persistence.
Do I need to be home?
It’s completely up to you. Most clients are not home and have lockboxes or garage codes.
How do your arrival windows work?
When we arrive, we are able to wait up to 15 minutes for access. After 15 minutes, our cleaners will need to leave and a lock-out fee ($100) will be implemented if we were unable to access the home. We are expecting access ability at any point within the window. Most windows are 1 hour (for example, 8am-9am) due to traffic and the nature of driving to homes and bringing in supplies.
Can Sparkly hold my keys?
We are unable to keep keys due to liability. Most clients install lockboxes.
Do I need to provide supplies?
No, we bring our own supplies.
Why do you ask how long it has been since my last professional cleaning?
Like all cleaning companies, we manage an overall “master schedule” for our cleaners and clients. In order to ensure we properly resource your home, we need to make sure we get a sense of how long it’s been since a professional cleaner has been in your home. If the time indicated to us is incorrect, we will most likely have improper resource allocation for your home. In the event we arrive at a home which needs different resourcing than what has been communicated, we will need to adjust pricing.
Can I clean with the cleaners?
We’re there to take care of that so you don’t have to 🙂
If you choose to clean with our staff, we will not be able to discount the cleaning.
Do you clean blinds?
We discontinued blind cleaning due to liability.
Do you clean grout?
We clean grout, but are not grout experts. There are specialists who have tools that are focused on grout cleaning. There are many variables related to grout: age, condition, whether or not the grout is sealed properly. We do our best, but want to be honest about our specialty being in home cleaning vs. grout experts.
Do you clean outside the home?
Not at this time.
You say you clean windows, but you can’t get on ladders?
We clean things that are reachable. If your windows are beyond arm’s reach, we recommend a window cleaning company.
I paid a premium price and you did not live up to my expectations.
Please do not hire us if you feel our rates are premium prices. It’s not fair to us and it’s not fair to yourself. Perfect cleanings do not exist.
What is your rescheduling & cancellation policy?
$50 within 48 hours. $75 within 24 hours. $100 if cleaners are sent to job and can’t access (a “lock-out” charge).
Is tipping required?
Absolutely not. Our stance on tipping is if you feel compelled, it’s completely your choice.