Tips To Consider Before You Hire A Housekeeper

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Whether you’re looking for a maid or you want to hire a service to come to your home every now and again, you shouldn’t rush the decision. It’s best to consider a few tips that should help you get moving forward in regards to just whom to hire, or what service is going to be best for your overall needs. When you consider these things overall, you could very well avoid certain issues that could prove vexing.

Ask Around

You’ll be surprised by just looking for a referral. Ask around your area and see if anyone knows of a good service to use. Look online and see if there are reviews for a service, or maid, and you’ll find that there are a lot of comments in regards to this. Go with a well-reviewed, respected, and experienced provider, and you will definitely be glad you did.

Call Them Directly

When you’re looking at hiring anyone, call them and ask a few simple questions. Ask about their methods, whether you need to supply cleaning products, as well as the cost of the services, etc. You’ll be surprised by how many people forget this step, hire someone online, and then get lackluster service as a result. Don’t risk it, just call and ask a few questions, you’ll be glad you did.

The Service Versus Private Debate

There are two sides to hiring housekeepers. There’s the service or agency that you can call, or there’s a private maid option. Whatever you decide, each one comes with their own sets of pros and cons. For instance, if you hire a service, they’ll have a team of people to work with, and if someone can’t make it, they’ll have a replacement. The cost may be higher in some instances, but you’ll be paying for a larger cleaning solution. Private options can be good as well, as they are personable, and can provide great service as well. At the end of the day, you’ll need to ask whether or not you want to deal with a larger company or an individual.

Ask For An Estimate

When you’re hiring anyone, service or private, ask for an interview in your home. Walk them around the areas that you would need cleaned, and try to gauge an estimate for the work done. Some charge hourly, others charge a flat rate, and you’ll want to know what option is going to work best for you.
At the end of the day, take your time in the selection process, and don’t rush through hiring anyone. You need an experienced person or service, and one that is reputable at the same time. With that in mind, don’t rush through the process of hiring anyone.

Irvine House Cleaning

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