You have made up your mind to use a maid service to clean your house. Only one problem; with so many in the area, how do you know which one is best? In fact, the issue is compounded by the fact that they all claim to be the best at what they do. This is obviously not true, so it remains up to you to know what to look for. We have compiled here a list of tips that you can use to guide you.
Ask the companies that you are considering if they have the right equipment. Equipment is very important when it comes to house cleaning and maid services. It is what they use to do an exceptional job. Because most of this equipment are expensive, many companies do not invest and, therefore, end up doing lousy jobs for their customers.
Are they bonded and insured? Any service provider who comes it to work in your home must be insured – if they get injured while they are there they could claim that you are liable. Any good maid service will make sure that all employees have insurance, and they will show you proof of insurance upfront.
Check the services that are offered. There is a difference between a maid service and a cleaning company. A cleaning company does just that – they clean your home. A cleaning service, on the other hand, will clean, make beds and tidy rooms as well as do laundry. If you want additional services that aren’t listed on their service offering, just ask – many are happy to do things like clean out ovens, refrigerators and even windows for a small additional fee.
The company that you hire should have a strong screening process. The employees will be going into people’s homes, and if they are not honest, they may come back and rob the clients. The company should check for proof of identity and also whether they have criminal records.
What guarantee do they have in case they don’t do the job thoroughly enough? You want a company that can come in and repeat the cleaning for free. Also, in case they break any belongings of yours or damage something in the process, they should refund you in full.
If you plan to have your house cleaned by a cleaning company on a regular basis, it is important to find out whether they will send the same people every time. It is better to have the same crew visiting each time because they get to know your home, and you get to know them.
How long will it take? How long the company will take to clean is obviously determined by the size of your home, but there are companies that take too long. This can be problematic especially if you have small children or elderly people living with you.
Ask the company to give you a written quote and see what they are charging you for. Compare several companies so that you can have a fair idea of how much people are paying for maid cleaning services. Don’t hire a company simply because they are cheap – hire a company that you can afford and that has a reputation for doing a stellar job.
The environment is important and cleaning companies are now doing their bit to help. Many in the area have turned to green cleaning products. These are not just great for the environment – they are gentler on the surfaces that they clean. As the company if they do green house cleaning and what products they use.
Lastly, look at their overall presentation – do they have a uniform, are they branded, does their car show their logo and so on.
These tips should help you find the best maid service.