How to Hire A Maid Service

Ask people which household chore they hate the most and many will answer cleaning. House cleaning is one of the most time-consuming chores one has to do. Afterall, who wants to spend their weekends dusting surfaces and mopping floors?


If keeping your house clean feels like an uphill struggle, hire a maid service near you. You can work with most cleaning companies to create a cleaning plan that fits your specific needs. They will take care of all minor and major house cleaning tasks.


When evaluating your options, remember that not all maid services are created equal. Follow these tips to hire a maid service worthy of your trust and business.


Look for a Bonded and Insured Company


Reputable house cleaning companies purchase a surety bond to assure their customers that they stand true to their promises. If something goes wrong and the customer suffers a loss resulting from shoddy workmanship, theft or damage, the bonding company compensates the third party.


Some companies are not bonded at all, while many others are only bonded to protect themselves against losses. Make sure your cleaning company is bonded to protect your interests as well as their own.


Talk to References


Ask for references. Here are some questions to ask your provider’s references:


  • Are you satisfied with the quality of work done?
  • Did their team show up on time?
  • How was your experience working with the professional?
  • Did you get the results you expected?
  • Would you hire the professional in the future?

Ask If They’d Use Their Own Cleaning Products and Equipment 


Many house cleaning companies expect their customers to provide all cleaning products. If you supply cleaning products to your house cleaning company, your actual cost will exceed your budget (as you will have to invest in cleaning supplies).


If your contractor uses their own equipment and cleaning products, ask them if their products contain harsh chemicals. Ensure that the products used by your cleaning company are safe for kids and pets. Look for a company that uses environmentally safe cleaning products that kill harmful pathogens without harming the environment.


Blue Ribbon Cleaning Services is a team of seasoned house cleaning experts. We use tried-and-tested methods and state-of-the-art equipment to eliminate pathogens hiding in difficult-to-reach areas. Have questions for us? Call (707) 588-0388.