How To Find A Good House Cleaning Service In The Dallas Area or Anywhere For That Matter!!!
You finally realized that it’s time to get some help to have your house
cleaned. Whether you’re needing a Maid Service for a one time clean
or on a ongoing basis, there are many things to consider when making
this important decision.
Steps To Finding A Good Maid Service
1. Check to make sure that they are bonded and insured. (You have to protect your valuables and
make sure that you are covered in case of breakage and theft.)
2. Get two or more references or read reviews about the maid services that you are considering.
( This will give you a pretty good idea of who your dealing with)
3. Ask how long they have been in business. (Just because a new business just started doesn’t mean
that they aren’t good candidates , just use good judgment)
4. Get at least one other bid for the services you want done in your home to make sure your not
paying way to much and getting ripped off. (But remember , you pay for what you get. Low prices
don’t always mean a good deal and high prices don’t always mean quality)
5. Find a maid service that will quote you a price right over the phone or have a cleaning calculator
6. Always get flat rate estimates for your house cleaning job so you know that you will be paying a final price and not some hourly deal to get ripped off for many hundreds of $ $ $ .
The best place to start looking for a good reliable maid service is through your family ,friends or neighbors who have had success with a particular service. Other good sources to find a maid service include other contractors such as painters, carpet cleaners and your local real estate agent, craigslist , or backpage.com.
When asking for referrals , be sure to check the type of cleaning job the maid service was called in to do and to check to see if they have a training program that the actual cleaners go through and a personal background
check for all hired maids.
Some Good Questions To Ask:
Were you happy with the quality of work provided by the house cleaners that cleaned your home? Everyone has their own ideas of what quality means to them, so you should take a look at the work done at their
house and judge for yourself. Pay attention to cobwebs, window sills, baseboards, bathrooms and kitchens. Do you see gross dirt that look like it hasn’t been touched in ages? You can tell if someone took their time to clean properly or just rushed through.
Were the house cleaners polite and courteous?
This is very important, the entire cleaning experience should be as stress free as possible. If the house cleaner enjoys her/his job, the quality of the work will be better and show through. Now on the other hand, the customers attitude will affect the entire house cleaning as well, remember your dealing with humans beings not dogs. Hopefully, this will be the first question you ask because if you don’t get this one right then its no point of going any further through the interview process.
Did the house cleaner treat your belongings with consideration?
This includes your appliances, little nick knacks , and treasured valuables . Protecting a clients valuables is a major concern so ask how many damage complaints have they had in the past 30 days or so. If a house cleaner was
careless with one customer chances are they will be careless with them all. If you find a belonging damaged and not reported this will just lead to frustration and mistrust.
If there is a problem with the cleaning will they come back out to take care of the complaint?
Find out if the maid service have a quality control check system while cleaning your home so that this never has to happen in the first place. Most cleaning services have checklists that they use while cleaning or know the areas to be cleaned from previous training. But if there is a missed area that needs to be touched up or redone ask to see if they will come back out and take care of the area. Again remember these are human beings so communication is key.
How To Hire A Maid Service
Think about the last time you purchased a car. Chances are you didn’t go to the yellow pages or online, choose a dealership at random, and buy your car from the first lot you visited right? Many times, though, this scenario describes the way homeowners find a house cleaner– they look in the phone book or online and call the maid service with the largest ad or the first one listed without second thought. But much like purchasing a car, finding a qualified maid service requires research and comparison shopping.
HOW DO THEY PLAN TO PREPARE MY HOUSE FOR CLEANING?
An initial clean may be needed for your home on the first visit before deep cleaning can be done. Make
sure your maid service offers this service as well as a deep clean so you can be clear on what this entails.
WHAT AREAS DO THEY CLEAN?
One of the biggest complaints of customers is that all of the areas weren’t cleaned. Be sure that all
agreed upon areas either from your list or their checklist gets completed to your satisfaction up front. A
walk through of the house, if possible will usually eliminate this.
WHAT KIND OF CLEANERS DO THEY USE? WHAT IS YOUR PREFERENCE?
Good quality cleaners will be recommended by good maid services. You probably don’t need the
cheapest products but make sure they are effective. Nowadays folks are green conscious , check to see
if they offer green products as well these are less toxic and harmful.
Ask For A Quote
Invite house cleaners to come out and quote you a price to see your home if you have time.
You could also get a quote over the phone but be very specific about your square footage of your home, numbers of bathrooms, and bedrooms. Also let the maid service know that weather your home is in standard cleaning condition or a deep clean will be required, this will greatly affect the pricing of your home being cleaned.
Things to look for in a Qualified Maid Service
There are a number of things that can set a professional maid service apart.
Insurance — Be sure that the prospective maid service you are considering is fully insured and bonded as mentioned
before , and if they use employees instead of contractors also having both workers compensation and liability
insurance. Your selected maid service should be able to provide you with a copy of his or her insurance policy.
Better Business Bureau — Contact your local Better Business Bureau to ascertain if any complaints have been filed against your potential candidate.
Use Google reviews for the company to see what other customers have said about this maid service. There may be a
few bad remarks in a persons review but look to see if they over power the entire review section. Also use Angie’s
list to see what others have to say about this person. If a maid service
has good reviews on Angie’s List then it is a good bet they will do good work for you too.
Accidents can and do happen with almost any job being done by others inside or outside of your home.
So ask your prospective candidate what steps he or she will take to prevent injuries and property
damage. Again if a good Maid Service is good at his work he or she will be able to answer this question
with ease. They have attention to detail and a cognizant of this when working.
Make An Agreement Or Sign A Contract
Either make a verbal agreement or execute a contract specifying the work to be done, total cost,
payment schedule, start date and estimated completion time of work. Make sure the
agreement/contract includes a clause on early contract breaking and the cost of doing this. It is
common in the house cleaning industry to get verbal agreements as well as using a standard contract.
Small business maid services with 2 -5 people will be much more affordable because their
overhead is lower.
My name is Marie Barbee and I’m a Maid Service business owner in the Dallas Ft Worth area. I have been running my own house cleaning business for over 17 yrs now and have seen the ins and outs of the industry.
Read my Free Maid Service Buyer’s Guide to get inside info on how to pick a maid service. You can give me a call at 214-527-7393 for a Free Estimate to clean your home or you can visit my site at www.TopNotchClean.com and click the Book Now Button to use the Free Calculator.
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My name is Marie Barbee and I’m a Maid Service business owner in the Dallas Ft Worth area. I have been running my own house cleaning business for over 17 yrs now and have seen the ins and outs of the industry. Read my Free Maid Service Buyer’s Guide to get inside info on how to pick a maid service.
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