A Service or an Individual?
Though the decision is up to you, many people benefit from hiring a service to get the maids they need rather than trying to handle someone themselves. The reason for this is simple. You put in place someone else who is going to be responsible for ensuring your investment is worthwhile. If a professional service’s maid does a bad job, you can report this and not have to pay for the service. If you hire someone independently, on the other hand, you can count on having to deal with the outcome yourself.
What Steps to Take?
The biggest factor in hiring any type of cleaning professional is gathering information. You need to ask as many questions as you can to get a clear idea of who this person is and what he or she can offer to you. Discuss the length of experience in house cleaning. Determine if the professional or organization has insurance (this protects you because your homeowner’s insurance is not a problem.) Find out about the background check of those who will actually come into your home on a regular basis.
Will one person or a team come to your home? Also, you should determine if those that do come to your home are going to be the same people each week. This can help ensure efficiency as well as a level of care you expect. Will you need to supply the cleaning supplies and appliances or does the company provide them?
It is also important to discuss costs upfront. Any responsible service is going to want a contract. The contract should outline the terms of the agreement, including what will be done and what expectations there are. The contract should also outline the type, amount, and frequency of payment. Ultimately, you want to know that the person who you are working with is able to do the job properly, but they want to be sure you are going to pay on time.
Maids are great investments in any home. You are busy and do not have the time to put into cleaning your home like you would like to. Why not hire a professional to do the work for you? It may be far more cost effective in the long-term than letting your home go and then struggling to get it cleaned up.