Before deciding to hire a professional housekeeper, a house maid or a housecleaning service, there are a few things you should think about: security, services provided, and overall cost.
Look for good maids first
It is important to find out whether or not the house cleaning service you are considering is certified and insured.
Certification ensures that the housekeeping service’s staff is fully trained and will provide you the best quality service, while an insured company will be able to compensate you in the event of any mishaps or accidents. It is highly recommended that the service you hire vets the maids that it employs.
By performing background checks on its employees, a house cleaning service ensures that the people entering your home conform to a strict set of criteria. In short, you can be sure you’re not unwittingly allowing a criminal into your home.
Find the right range of housekeeping services
A full housecleaning service should provide dusting, vacuuming, dishwashing, changing bed linens, cleaning and disinfecting your kitchen and bathroom, and sometimes laundry (washing, drying, and ironing). The range of services that each housekeeping company provides varies.
If washing and ironing clothes is a service that you require, you’ll need to make sure the company you’re hiring provides it.
On the other hand, you’ll want to make sure you are not paying for services you don’t need. If you put the dishes in the dishwasher every night, you might not want to include that service in your cleaning contract.
The cost of maids and house cleaners can be expensive. Be sure to find a price that reflects the range of service you require that still fits into your regular household budget.
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