Thinking of hiring a maid service? You'll want to ask quite a few questions of any cleaning service you are considering in order to help you decide which company is the best fit for your needs and expectations.
A professional maid service will ask a number of questions about your home and your family during the process of building your cleaning estimate, and you should in turn ask questions about the cleaning service. Find out whether the company is bonded and insured; this protects your home and your property from theft or damage. Any reputable maid service should be able to provide you with a certificate of insurance to assure you that they are indeed properly insured. Understand what the company's cleaning policies are should you need to change a scheduled cleaning, whether or not they require a contract for a specific length of time, who will provide the cleaning products, what happens if something in your home is broken or damaged, and what type of quality guarantee the maid service offers.
What should you expect from a professional house cleaning? It's important to understand that every cleaning service will perform your house cleaning a little differently. Some are better able to customize their approach to your needs. Ask for a specific cleaning checklist of exactly what your house cleaning will include. Also be sure to ask whether all of the tasks will be performed with each cleaning service, or if some tasks will be rotated from cleaning to cleaning.
If you are extremely particular about how your house cleaning is done, then it is possible that the maid service you hire may do things a little differently than you would do yourself. Keep in mind, though, that even if the cleaning is not done exactly as you would, the fact is, your entire house has been cleaned and you didn't have to lift a finger!