What To Expect When You’re Hiring Maid Service
Nicole Hubbard, Owner
Hiring a maid service can change your life significantly. It allows you more time, and who doesn’t want this ultimate gift of Time? However, having a maid service might be fearsome. There are common concerns about security and safety.
It would be best to apply our 7 Hiring Questions and interview a housekeeper or a cleaning company – or simply any professional company that comes into your property. Check out for direct and concise answers and be keen for places where shortcuts are being taken, the law not being adhered or the company rep seems to be bothered having to respond to your questions. If you notice any/ all of these, then you should simply yell out “Next!”
What’s more, there is the discomfort of the uncertain – not knowing what’s expected, not knowing what to expect, and how it all works. Below we’ve put together a list of everything you should know when it comes to hiring maid service.
What is the cost of maid service?
Some people think that maid service is only meant for rich people. While growing up, I knew only one person who had maid service – and she actually hired my grandmother! Let’s leave old news aside. As of now, a million more individuals have maid service than they did a decade ago, and the developing customer demographic isn’t for the affluent. It is a two-income couple with children and a pet. Generally speaking, you will get maid services that charge by the project, by the size of the property (rooms, square footage), or by the hour, and things such as cleanliness, stories, and pets can affect the price. According to Home Adviser, the national average cost for maid service is $165. Do you need the most reliable way to obtain a price for your house? Call us for a free quote. It is absolutely free, no hard sell, no obligation, and it is the best place to begin and avoid the words “I can’t afford this!”
You should understand that if you employ a maid service for a certain number of hours, they may assign two or three maids to you and you’ll have to divide your paid hours by the number of goals. Although it sounds obvious, it is a common customer concern about obtaining what s/he paid for.
What would be the case if I’m on a tight budget?
Firstly, understand that maid service is usually much affordable than most people presume. Your most expensive cleaning is the initial deep, top-to-bottom cleaning. Frequent recurring service is comparatively less. If you’re on a tight budget, get a maid service to work on a particular project or specified priorities. Maybe not every room in your home requires to be cleaned, and your budget may allow for the most used rooms and dirtiest places to receive professional care routinely. Ensure that you consider the cost advantage of maid service. And if you take the DIY-approach, what’s your time worth? Generally, maid service is money well spent!
You might be wondering about the questions you’ll ask me once you call about maid service? In general, we’ll discuss your home! These include how many stories, bathrooms it has, the number of people who stay there, and the number of pets that share your house. We’ll always ask you what you need to be done. Like top to bottom spring cleaning, a full out, cleaning once for a party, or frequent scheduled weekly service so it remains clean in case your friends drop by. Mostly, we’ll ask you how fast you want service. We can guarantee, no tough questions!
What should you expect from a maid service?
We clearly outline what we do (and don’t) on our website and ensure that we analyze these with you once we call to discuss your service, to avoid surprises. Most services do provide carpet cleaning, refrigerator, and windows cleaning as additional services. Many maid services don’t consider moving furniture or performing outside cleaning. Make an early decision of what you need a maid service to do.
Are there any ways to avoid the chemical smells of the different cleaners most maid services apply?
We can support you on this one because we don’t prefer them either! Typically, we utilize your cleaners since you have no problem with how they smell. We also use your tools so we’re not tracking another person’s dirty and germy vacuum through your home. However, we ensure to carry our cleaners and equipment from Speed Cleaning – you might like this as much as we do – and our vacuum if yours is in the shop. Ensure that you ask the maid service you are employing what they actually deliver and the things they expect you to provide.
Is it necessary to clean before your maid service comes?
A majority of customers claim that they clean before their maid service arrives so they won’t be alone. It would be prudent to tidy up since you wouldn’t want to pay your maid service only to pick up socks and toys (or perhaps you do?) The best thing is to make it easy for experts to perform tougher tasks such as dusting many shelves, washing the floors, and cleaning the bathrooms.
Should I hide my precious possessions?
Hopefully, you have utilized our 7 Hiring Questions to employ your maid service and, remember, trust is essential! But it would be prudent to put away your pricey possessions or even less pricey items of significance to you. You could move them to a safer place to reduce the likelihood of an accident. What’s more, you could inform us when you schedule whether you’d rather we avoid vacuuming under Great Grandmother’s antique rocker or the baby grand piano. Better safe than never!
Would it be weird when I’m at home when my maid service arrives to clean? Although this is up to you, ensure that you are out of the way while the experts are working. Provide any information regarding your house like how to safely enter when you’re not around, and declare any priorities once you schedule service so the details can be translated onto the maid’s work order. Generally, having your house becomes less strange the more we visit to clean!
Is it okay to tip?
Although tipping is also your choice, a monetary tip or gift implies that we did a great job and it is much appreciated. Mostly, a tip is about 10-15% of the cost of service. Furthermore, you may want to figure out once your cleaning schedule is confirmed, the number of maids assigned for the job and if there’s a lead maid. You might decide to tip the lead expert slightly more because it’s up to him/ her to provide projects with top-quality and timely. If you’re out of change, you can leave your tip to the lead maid to distribute to the others. If they are more than two maids, we suggest not leaving one gift. Splitting a bottle of wine is difficult! It’s always the thought that counts – we believe that.
With our 7 Hiring Questions and all the answers, you are prepared to hire a maid service and enjoy the gift of additional free time and the peace of mind of knowing your home is cleaner and healthier than ever.