Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Our goal is to provide the best customer service and to answer all of your questions in a timely manner. Below are just some of the frequently asked questions we receive at The Cleaning Authority. If you do not see your question below or if you need further clarification, please contact us at 1-866-827-0062.

We have been cleaning homes like yours for over three decades. We love putting a smile on your face—whether it’s for our exclusive Detail-Clean Rotation System that gives your home a deep, detailed cleaning all year long, or for using Green Seal Certified® house cleaning products, along with HEPA vacuums and microfiber dusting cloths preferred by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. We hope you smile for both.

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At The Cleaning Authority, superior cleaning is standard. Our Exclusive Detail-Clean Rotation System gives your home a “Detail-Clean” within the first two cleans. On the first clean, we Detail-Clean your kitchen and bathrooms and thoroughly clean the rest of your home. On the second clean, we Detail-Clean the sleeping and living areas and thoroughly clean the kitchen and bathrooms. We then follow with a system that maintains a detail-level of clean throughout your home. We are committed to using Green Seal Certified® housecleaning chemicals, HEPA vacuums, and microfibers throughout your home.

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Green Seal, Inc, a premier independent eco label in the U.S. that has been identifying products that protect people and the environment from toxic chemicals and noxious fumes since 1989, has developed comprehensive standards for environmentally preferable household cleaners. Green Seal Certified® products reduce impact on the environment and your family’s health.

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The Cleaning Authority appreciates it if the customer provides the cleaning team with a clutter-free environment. If that environment does not exist, the team may not be able to fully complete your clean.

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If you’re ever unhappy with any area we’ve cleaned,we’ll return the next day and reclean it.

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A team of professional housecleaners, trained and employed by The Cleaning Authority, will clean your home. All employees of The Cleaning Authority are uniformed, fully insured, and bonded. Our professional housecleaners will not eat, drink, smoke or operate any appliances while inside your home.

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We provide all cleaning equipment and products. If you have a special cleaning product that you would like for us to use, please be sure to discuss this with the local office owner or manager in advance, so that they can properly instruct their team.

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When determining your home cleaning cost we recognize that every home is as unique as the homeowner. We base your exact price on many factors including pets, clutter, floor types, as well as, the number of people who live there. Call us today at 1-866-827-0062 for a free phone estimate and schedule an appointment to meet with the local owner or manager for more details about our service and an exact price to clean your home.

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The Detail-Clean Rotation System starts with two Initial Cleans. The Initial Cleans get your house detail clean by cleaning areas other companies often neglect. Because these two cleans take additional time we typically charge an additional fee. Once your Initial Cleans are complete we will begin our Detail-Clean Rotation System.

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While we can commit to a specific day, there are many factors throughout the day that may affect our actual arrival time. If you desire an estimated time of arrival on the day of your clean, please call us, and we’ll be glad to oblige.

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Absolutely not. In fact, most of our customers prefer not to be home when we clean!

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If you have pets, we ask that you prevent them from entering the areas that we clean. For sanitary and safety reasons our teams are not permitted to clean flea infested homes or pick up animal excrement.

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Payment is due the day of each scheduled clean. Most of our customers simply leave a check on the kitchen counter or pay by major credit card (credit cards accepted at participating locations only). Please contact your local office for details.

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It’s simple. Call 1-866-827-0062 and speak with a representative from The Cleaning Authority. They would be more than happy to provide you with a free phone estimate and schedule your appointment to meet with a local office owner or manager of The Cleaning Authority.

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Mildew is a type of fungus that can be found growing on a multitude of surfaces where moisture and temperature levels are high. Mildew can typically be identified by its color ranging from a pinkish-orange to black. Most mildews are caused by an overgrowth of its close cousin, mold.

Our professional housecleaners will be able to impede the growth of mildew by removing the built up food sources that it lives on, such as soap, skin, hair and etc. However, as long as humidity is present, mildew will grow in the area.

To stop the growth of mildew, the area must be kept dry or in many cases, it must be chemically treated. Chlorine bleach is a good sanitizer to use on an infected area.

To reduce the pungent odor of the bleach, dilute it up to 50% with water. The most practical application method would be to lightly spray the mildew affected area. It is not necessary to apply bleach to uninfected areas. Leave the bleach in contact with the surface area for at least an hour. Rinse any area that you will touch in later use. Repeat the application on a bi-weekly basis or when mildew reappears.

While chlorine bleach is not a Green Seal Certified® chemical, it must be used in some severe cases when you or your family’s health is at risk. Because this product is not Green Seal Certified®, The Cleaning Authority does not carry it, but you can find it easily in your local grocery store.

We hope the information above explains why mildew is such an on-going challenge. Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have additional questions.

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If you are unsure of the appropriate gift amount for your gift certificate, we encourage you to contact the local office of the recipient for assistance in choosing the perfect gift. Once the gift certificate has been gifted, all the recipient needs to do is contact the local office and schedule service.

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To be eligible to win a free year of housecleaning you must be in one of our service areas and fill out the form on our giveaway site. Winners are selected quarterly and notified by email or phone. For official rules and regulations, please visit www.winfreecleans.com.

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We understand that you have plenty of passwords to remember and keep track. If you forget or misplace your password you can click to reset it from your MyTCA Account login page. If you also have forgotten your username you will need to contact your local office.

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To sign-up for MyTCA Rewards you must be a current customer with a portal account. If you are not currently signed up for a portal account, please visit your local offices page and click on "Access MyTCA Account." From there you can follow the prompts to create an account. Please note you will need your account number to create an account. Your account number can be found at the top of the Detail-Clean Rotation Slip left at your home at the end of every clean.

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To redeem your points for certificates first login to your MyTCA Account through your local offices page. Next, click on the "MyTCA Rewards" Tab. From there you will see your account balance and a button to "Redeem Points" on the left hand side. "Add To Cart" the certificate you would like to redeem. Once you are done selecting the certificates you would like to redeem, you will need to check out to finalize your purchase. After checkout, you will be routed to the Customer Summary Page where you can print the certificate or have it emailed to you. To redeem the certificate, leave it out for your cleaning crew on your next scheduled clean to be applied as payment.

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A representative from The Cleaning Authority will be happy to answer any questions you may have about green home cleaning. Feel free to call us now at 1-866-827-0062.

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