What To Expect When You Hire a Maid Service
Nicole Hubbard, Owner
Hiring a maid service can be the best decision you make this year! A maid service gives you more free time since you need some extra time for yourself. However, it is scary to hire a maid service. We understand how critical trust, safety and reliability is when you are inviting someone into your home.
We highly encourage you to interview a cleaning service using our 9 Hiring Questions. You can also use these questions to interview any professional service that wants to come into your house.
Pay attention to their clear and direct answers. Listen to the places they cut corners, they do not follow the law, or they avoid answering some of your questions. These are the most common red flags of professional companies. Do not hire a company with these red flags.
It is usually uncomfortable when you do not know how the maid service works and what to expect from the service. In this article, we will share with you a list of what you need to know before you hire a maid service.
1. How Much Does a Maid Service Cost?
It is possible to think that maid services are only for the rich and famous. I only knew one person, who had a maid service, when I was growing up. My grandmother worked for her!
However, millions of people have maid services these days. The growing customer demographic is the two-income households with children and pets, so it is not rich people.
Maid services usually charge by the project, by the size of the house (rooms, square footage), or by the hour. Cleanliness, stories, and pets can affect the prices of these maid services.
Calling us for a free quote is the most reliable way for getting a price for your home. It is the best place to start since it is completely free with no obligation or hard sell.
The maid service may send two or three maids if you hire the service for a certain number of hours. Dividing the number of hours, you are paying for, by the number of maids can help you know the amount you paid for. It may seem obvious. However, we get frequent customer concerns on how much they paid for.
2. What If I Have a Specific Budget?
Maid services are much cheaper than most people think. The most expensive cleaning is the initial, thorough cleaning. However, it cost much less to use a regular recurring service. It is possible to hire maid service for a specific budget since the maid service can tackle a set of priorities or a specific project.
For instance, you may not afford to clean every room in your house since your budget only allows you to clean your most used, dirtiest rooms. Hire a maid service to clean these rooms regularly.
Considering the cost benefits of these services is important. Your time is worth more than the time you will spend cleaning your house, so hiring a maid service is worth every penny.
3. What Will You Ask Me When I Call About Maid Service?
We will ask more about your home! We need to know how many people live in your home, how many stories you have, how many bathrooms in your home, and how many pets you have in your home.
We will also ask you what you want us to do for you. For example, you may want us to clean once for a party, move in or move out, or thorough spring cleaning. You may also want our regular scheduled weekly service, so we can clean your house when your friends come to your house. We will ask when you need our service. We will never ask you tough questions!
4. What Does a Maid Service Do?
There is a list of the things we do and the things we don’t do on our website. When we talk about your service on the phone, we will review these things with you.
Most maid services offer extra services, such as refrigerator cleaning, window cleaning, and carpet cleaning. Many services don’t do outside cleaning or move furniture. Make a decision on what you want your maid service to do.
5. How Can I Avoid the Smells of Chemicals of the Cleaners that Most Maid Services Use?
We also do not like the smells of these chemicals. We will use what you love to smell since we will use your cleaners. We will also not track other people’s dirty, germy cleaning equipment through your home since we will use your cleaning equipment.
However, we will also come with our tools and cleaners in order to be fully prepared to thoroughly clean your home. We are sure you will love them as much we do. We will also come with our vacuum cleaner just in case we do not find yours at home.
Make sure to ask the maid service you want to hire what they expect you to provide and what they provide.
6. Can I Clean Before the Maid Service Comes?
You can clean since two out of three of our customers say they usually clean before their maid service arrives. But you do not have to clean. However, we encourage you to tidy up since maid services can charge you extra to pick up your socks or toys.
Make sure the professionals can do the tougher cleaning jobs easily, so make it easy for them to dust your shelves, wash your floors, and clean your bathrooms.
7. Do I Have to Hide My Valuables?
Trust is the key, so ensure you hired your maid service using our 9 hiring questions. However, you need to store your most valuable and expensive items and even the cheap items that are important to you. You can store them in a safe place to reduce the chances of accidents.
Once you book us, let us know if we should not vacuum the antique rocker of your Great Grandmother or not dust your baby grand piano.
8. Is it Weird to Stay at Home When My Maid Service Comes to Clean?
It is not weird, but the decision is yours. If you plan to stay at home, you should be out of the way as the professional cleaners clean your home.
If you are not at home, give your maid service details about how safely enter your home. Declare your priorities to your maid service as you book the service. The maid service will transcribe your priorities onto the work order of the maid who will come to clean your house. It gets less weird, to have you home, the more we come to clean your house.
9. Should I Tip My Maid Service?
You decide whether to tip or not tip. You can tip your maid service to show them an appreciation for a good job. You can tip 10-15% of the total cost of the maid service.
Once you confirm your cleaning, you may want to know if a lead maid will come and the number of maids who will come to your house.
You now know our 9 Hiring Questions and the answers to these questions. You are now ready to hire the right maid service. You will get the best services from your maid service throughout the year. Hubbard’s Maid Service wants to be your first and only choice for cleaning services today and in the future!