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Advantages and Disadvantages of Hiring Maid Services

Thorough house cleaning requires time and effort and if you have a busy schedule, you may not have enough of either to adequately clean your home yourself.  Many homeowners in this position may consider professional house clean service to keep their homes consistently cleaned and maintained.  While a professional maid service can do wonders to keep your home in great shape, it is fair to wonder if the expense is worth the results.  The following are the main advantages and disadvantages of hiring professionals for home cleaning services.

Advantages of Home Maids Services

  • Consistency: If you have a busy work schedule and kids that have after school activities, finding time to clean your home is very difficult. Even if you do find some time, a busy schedule will prevent you from being able to clean your home consistently.  Professional house miads work on a schedule to clean and maintain your home on a consistent basis.  You can rest assured that your home will always be clean when you get home.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of hiring maid servicesExpert House Cleaning: Professional house cleaners are experts and they are trained and equipped to provide quality home cleaning services. Make sure you cover the specifics of what you want the cleaners to do, and then let them handle the job with their cleaning equipment and expertise.
  • More Free Time: If your schedule is jam packed, you probably don’t want to spend your precious free time cleaning the house. Hiring a professional for home cleaning services allows you to spend your free time in more meaningful ways without worrying about finding time to clean.
  • Avoid Unpleasant Jobs: There are certain features of the home that people don’t like cleaning like toilets, floors, vents, attics, and others. Professional house maids will take care of these unpleasant cleaning jobs if you compensate them appropriately.

Disadvantages of Home Maids Services

  • Cost of House Cleaning Services: Hiring professional home maids will always be more expensive than cleaning your home yourself. The price is determined by the size of your home or apartment, the number of rooms, and your specific requests as well as special considerations like window washing.
  • Trust: Professional house maids often clean your home while you are not there. This requires you to put a high level of trust in them to treat your home with respect.  It is beneficial to have a discussion with house maids before you hire them and try to build a relationship with them that involves a comfortable level of trust.
  • Professionals Clean Their Way: Some homeowners are very specific with how they want some things cleaned. They have “their way” and would prefer that any hired house miads will follow “their way” as well.  However, most house cleaning professionals have their own way with cleaning products and methods that are different than yours.  If you want them to use a specific product or clean in a certain way, you must explain this and show some patience until they master your way of cleaning.  It helps to be open and honest with the cleaning professionals right from the start so you can talk to them about how you want the job done.
  • Different Cleaners: As explained above, you can curb some of the disadvantages of professional house cleaning services by building a relationship with the maids. This can be difficult to do if the cleaning company sends different maids to your home for each scheduled cleaning.  It is important to talk to the company and determine if they will assign the same cleaners to your home or different ones each time.  This will also help determine the cost of the service as well as your specific instructions.

When considering home maids services, it really boils down to whether you believe the cost is worth the results.  Professional home cleaning services have several obvious advantages including consistent cleaning and maintenance from experts in the field and more free time.  The cost of these services is might be a big concern for some of the homeowners. The decision truly rests with the preference of the homeowner.  If you are interested in hiring a professional house cleaning services, talk to the maids service providers in your area to discuss pricing as well as your preferences before making a decision.

About the author

Luke Armstrong

Expert in emergency fire and water restoration services, fire cleanup and water damage cleanup, mold removal, as well as commercial and residential cleaning services, including carpet, upholstery and furniture cleaning. Contributor to several restoration and cleaning blogs.

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