Being a New York City resident for not yet a year has offered me a world of opportunity. From new jobs to new friends, suffice to say that living here has opened more doors than closed in the last nine months. That said, I was recently given the opportunity to tap into an industry otherwise unknown to me – cleaning services.
MyClean, a home and commercial cleaning company established in 2008, offered me a free basic cleaning for my tiny studio, an undertaking I was at first skeptical of, given the small scope of my home, but later came to be so thankful for.
Working out of a West 30th Street office, Chief Executive Officer Michael Scharf (pictured below) explained that he and founder Mike Russell endeavored upon making the best technologically advanced and customer satisfaction-based cleaning service Manhattan had to offer after particularly noting the lack of “good technology” in the business.
“The first and foremost differentiating factor of MyClean compared to other cleaning services is the technology,” said Scharf, a former analyst in New York and London before joining MyClean. “Our web-based business is by far superior to anything I’ve seen in the market place.”
Scharf added that MyClean, which currently covers Manhattan, Bronx and Queens with a staff of up to 50 cleaners, additionally stands out because of the capabilities of the workers, who are not only all insured and bonded, but undergo rigorous training to meet MyClean standards.
And the high standards have paid off. Not only is the website, MyClean.com, incredibly easy to navigate and access, my cleaner, Miriam, was a charming, affable woman from the Dominican Republic who answered any questions and concerns I had with an air of efficiency that was so appreciated.
She made my studio look brand new, and the fruits of her labor were most evident with her work in the bathroom, which was literally shining after she was done with it. The basic cleaning, which runs for $66.50, usually entails two and a half hours of cleaning, but Miriam delivered in under two hours.
MyClean has grown every month between 10 to 15 percent, according to Scharf, and plans to have operations running in Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington, D.C., in the next year and a half.
For those willing to spend a few extra bucks for a worthwhile and memorable cleaning – as well as impeccable customer service – head over to MyClean for more information on pricing and services; mentioning NearSay will also land you an additional discount. Happy cleaning!
MyClean: 242 W. 30th St., bet. 7th & 8th Aves.