Home Improvement

Keeping your home or an apartment clean and tidy can be a never-ending chore that involves much of our free time. You might end up spending your life mopping floors, vacuuming, dusting and changing bed linens. To make your life comfortable hiring a cleaning service may be the best solution.

Housekeeping services, staffed by trained professional maids, are available in a wide variety of options including:

  • Weekly house cleaning
  • Biweekly house cleaning
  • One-time assistance on special occasions (post party or move-in)
  • Cleaning tasks such as basement or lawn cleaning

Cleaning ladyHouse Cleaning Service Options

One can rely on online referral services to hire the best qualified, background checked and screened maids for cleaning services. Most of these expert cleaning services are fully bonded and insured.

A typical standard house cleaning service duties includes

  • Sanitizing and Cleaning kitchen areas
  • Sanitizing and Cleaning bathrooms
  • Vacuuming
  • Dusting
  • Changing bed linens
  • Loading dishwashers

Housekeeping services may also be customized to include

  • Laundry services
  • Moving furniture
  • Polishing woodwork
  • Cleaning windows
  • Light fixtures cleaning
  • Carpet cleaning
  • Upholstery cleaning
  • Wooden floor polishing

Many of the housecleaning companies offer special services which are not limited to garage cleaning, Move-in, move-out or post construction clean-up. Many of these companies do offer gift and discount certificates which can be gifted to dear ones or can be used for future cleaning schedules.

How to choose cleaning maids
Interview several cleaning services before choosing one

Before hiring a cleaning service, interview several cleaning companies or maids. Ask for their references and duly verify them. This is required as they will be spending time in your home and you as a homeowner must be comfortable with them.

Ask who will supply the cleaning equipment

Most of the house cleaning companies will arrive at your home equipped with all the necessary equipment and cleaning products such as cleaning solvents, brushes, brooms and vacuums. In some cases, maids will request to use the homeowner’s cleaning supplies.

Designate areas to be cleaned

man with vacuum A good idea is to spend a few minutes to make a note of the areas to be included in your scheduled house cleaning service. If there are certain areas in your home which require special cleaning attention, which must be conveyed to the maids who arrive for the cleaning job.

Verify cleaning charges ahead of the cleaning schedule

Many cleaning companies would charge extra depending on the type of residential accommodation. It must be kept in mind and brought to the notice of the cleaning company be scheduling an appointment before the cleaning.

Decide on the payment terms for cleaning schedules

Before fixing up, a cleaning schedule discusses the payment terms with the cleaning company. Will they be charging you for each cleaning service or would charge weekly, monthly or bi-monthly? Will they offer some discounts on hiring them for a weekly or monthly cleaning?