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Hiring Maid Service West Palm Beach and Jupiter FLToday’s busy schedules can leave very little time for getting the many chores done in your life and hiring a maid service can free up some of your valuable time. However, you need to do your due diligence before letting a maid service and their people into your home.
Here are some essential tips aimed at keep you and your property safe while getting the best quality maid service in West Palm Beach and Jupiter Fl.
Satisfaction: Ask how the maid service measures customer satisfaction. If they don’t, think twice about using them. If they do, ask them about the steps they take to ensure total customer satisfaction, this will says lot about how much they value their clients. Consider asking key questions like:
Bonding: Should a theft or loss occur, you need to be recompensed by the company. Protect your home and personal things by making sure the maid service you’re hiring is bonded.
Insurance: Insurance covers a house cleaner from work-related accidents like slipping and falling or other accidents that may occur. The maid service must have liability and employee accident coverage.
References: A trustworthy maid service is one that has long work experience, reliability and positive recommendations. Ask for their references and work history and then call their past and current customers and, and make sure to ask these questions:
Employee screening and hiring: Find out from the maid service company if their employees’ references and residence status have been checked and confirmed. Ask if criminal background checks are made – something not usually done for subcontractors. This is important to know because maid services that use subcontractors are unlikely to provide staff training.
Guarantee: Do they have a written service satisfaction guarantee? Get to know prior to the house cleaning, the limitations of that guarantee and what steps you should take to make good on that guarantee. How does the maid service company handle client complaints?
Cleaning products: Be sure that they are safe for your kids and pets by finding out what cleaning products the maid service company uses. Watch out for cleaning products that contain a high ratio of harsh chemicals like bleach or ammonia.
For West Palm Beach and Jupiter FL maid services that say they use “green” or environmentally friendly products, always ask if their cleaning products are effective at sanitizing against pathogens like Staphylococcus (Staph.), Salmonella and E.Coli. Establish which industry group has given them and their cleaning products the recognition of being “Green-Certified” and the certification process.
But beware: While some cleaning products may be certified as environmentally safe to use for home cleaning, they may actually contain harsh chemicals – in lesser proportions. These cleaning products are essentially watered down versions in order to pass the “green” certification and may still be unsafe when you have kids and pets.
Equipment: Find out if the maid service brings in their own the equipment and the efficiency of their vacuums and the filtration system. Ask if their filters are HEPA-certified and ask to see the condition of their equipment to see if it’s well-maintained or not.
Quality assurance: Find out how the maid service measures and guarantees the quality of their work and the assurance of consistent delivery on every visit. A maid service should have quality assurance procedures in place to meet quality standards at every visit. Do they have supervisors or team managers who do quality checks to ensure the quality of their work?
Taxes: If hiring a housekeeper be sure to educate yourself about the federal and state tax laws. You may have to pay social security and other taxes. Probably wise to call the Internal Revenue Service for more information on household employee taxes.
Learning more about the maid service you’re planning to hire will give you the assurance that you will be getting the highest quality service available from a highly recommended and trustworthy maid service company.