There is no home-maker who would not wish to have a home that is spotlessly clean from the ceilings to the floors, from wall to wall, from the countertops to the crawl spaces.
The challenge lies in discovering both the time and energy to perform this most tiresome of all chores. And, even then, there is always the question of whether the outcome will be even noticed, let alone applauded, by your family, friends, and guests.
Begin by making a differentiation between the must-have services which are absolutely critical for the day to day management of the household and the nice-to-have services that can wait for another day without the ceiling of the house caving in.
A maid cleaning service is the best choice for must-have services. The appointed maid reports every morning and discharges all of her allotted responsibilities before departing for the day.
Hiring a Maid:
A background check of the prospective maid is essential. Check out her qualifications, experience, and work history. Have a discussion with at least three former employers and satisfy yourself about her reputation and work ethic, any weak or problem areas and the reasons for discontinuation of the previous employment. A professional maid service provider would, of course, take care of all such checks before assigning it to you.
Nice-to-have Services: Rengøring
Thorough cleaning of the home encompassing the removal of cobwebs, door and window cleaning, scrubbing of floors, cleaning of all furniture, fittings, fixtures, etc. is best assigned to a home cleaning service that will depute a team of qualified, experienced and professional cleaners to fulfil your dream of a spotlessly clean home.
Bonded and insured:
A standalone maid will not ordinarily be bonded and insured and, therefore, in the event of any loss that occurs either on account of negligence or theft, the homeowner will have no recourse for compensation.
When dealing with a service providing agency, you should ensure that the agency is bonded against loss caused by its employees and the employees themselves are insured against accidents on the work site.
Check with the service provider about how rigorous their reference checks are with regard to establishing identity, proof of residence (temporary and permanent), criminal background, and family reputation of its workforce.