You may think that maid services are only for those living the posh life in the Hamptons somewhere. While this may have been true once upon a time, it is certainly no longer. With single parent households and two working parent households becoming the norm, people simply don’t have the time or energy to devote to house cleaning. It is more than worth it to spend some extra money and have someone come out and do the chores you can’t get to. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of these services, here is an overview.
What They Are
A maid service is a company that employs full time housecleaners, whom they then send out to clients who have a contract. What they do when they get there will depend on both the company and the contract. Some homeowners want the service to come in every day and clean the house from top to bottom. Other just want some light cleaning once a week. Find a company willing to provide you with the services you need.
You may be wondering why you would hire a relatively expensive maid service when this girl in the classifieds is offering her services for half the price. Think about it. Although the girl in the paper may come with some references, you’re still allowing a mostly unknown stranger into your home. You’re probably not going to be there when she is. You don’t know what she might be capable of. By going through a reputable company, the background checks have already been done. A company’s name and reputation are on the line. Even beyond security reasons, you’re much more likely to get professional, excellent service.
Depending on where you live, there may be several maid services in competition with one another. Which do you choose? Well, there are several factors that can go into making that choice. Price is always going to be an issue, but make sure you are comparing apples to apples. If one company quotes you a low price, are you sure they’re offering the same services as the company that quoted you a much higher price. Get specific when comparing price. Beyond price, you’ll want to look at reputation. Check online reviews and do a search with your local Better Business Bureau. In other words, find out what customers are saying about the company. This will help you make a much better choice.