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Essential Checklist for Hiring a Housekeeping Services Provider 

Housekeeping and maid cleaning services promise to take the headache out of home maintenance but before you sign up to let in perfect strangers into your home, you need to make sure that you have hired a service provider who is efficient, dependable, and provides good value for money. A checklist of essential factors and features is something you need to have at hand.

Clarity on the Scope of Work

You are the best person to decide what kind of cleaning services you require for your home, the frequency of the service, the timings, etc. since requirements can vary a lot from one individual to another. You should make a note of all the services you require and discuss it with the service providers you are interviewing. You may be surprised that many of them may have exclusions that are important for you. According to, it may help to identify the top three services you want to be done well and tell your housekeeping service provider to focus on them. Being clear on your demands also helps the housekeeping agency to provide you a more accurate estimate of charges. 

Professionalism and Credentials of the Agency

To find a professional agency, one of the best ways is to look at agencies that have been recommended by people personally known to you. In case you draw a blank, you need to go by the quality of reviews posted online for service providers near you. You should ask all the questions you want so that you are fully satisfied with their work practices. Ask to see their checklist of the services they execute in homes and details of the various cleaning chemicals to establish that they are hazard-free. For a list of the typical housekeeping services provider, visit CleaningMaidWurks website.

A Written Quote 

While all housekeeping services will be happy to provide you with an estimate, be sure to ask for a written contract specifying all the services they will provide, the basis of the charges, the total cost, the frequency of the service, the number of people attending to the work, as well as the cleaning materials they will use. Insist on a physical inspection before the estimate is provided and the contract signed so that nothing is left to the imagination. Make it a point not to have a verbal agreement on any aspect of the service as it can be impossible to enforce. Make sure that the contract allows for a trial period so that you can assure yourself of the quality of the services before the contract kicks in. Make sure that the contract also allows you premature termination in case of certain events of non-compliance by the agency or by giving reasonable notice, if you are not satisfied with their services. 


By following this checklist, you will hopefully be able to identify and sign on a good and reliable housekeeping agency that will free up valuable time and energy that you can devote to more interesting things.

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