If you are thinking of hiring a maid, you may be wondering what exactly that cleaning professional will do in your home. What services will you receive for your money? While every cleaning professional is going to have a different list of services that they offer, these are some common ones you will find.
In the Kitchen
Your kitchen is the hub of your home. You spend time there eating, cooking, and simply reconnecting as a family. It is also one of the most difficult rooms to keep clean. After all, every day-sometimes three or more times a day-you are making a mess in that room.
In the kitchen, your maid will likely clean your appliances, counters, and cabinets. The table and chairs, if they are in your kitchen, will also be cleaned. You can expect your sink to be scrubbed until it shines, and your backsplashes to be cleaned. The refrigerator’s exterior should be scrubbed down, and the top of your stove. If you have a microwave, you may want to request that it be cleaned, including the interior.
In the Bathroom
Your bathroom is one room in your home that is full of germs, which makes sense if you think about the processes that you must do in this room. Your cleaning professional will sanitize all major surfaces, including your tub or shower, the toilet, the sink, and the vanity. Your mirror and all chrome surfaces will be polished to remove grime and fingerprints. This room also should be deodorized, and any tile should be scrubbed.
Throughout the Home
Some cleaning processes need to be completed no matter what room is being considered. All floors need to be vacuumed, swept, and mopped, as appropriate for the type of flooring you have. All picture frames and knick-knacks need to be dusted, as do all ceiling fans. The surfaces of your furniture also need to be dusted, as do your baseboards. Cobwebs in corners should be removed. Your furniture can also be vacuumed. A good maid will clean out your garbage cans.
The previously mentioned services are typically standard for working with a cleaning company. Consider the fact that de-cluttering is not one of these services. You will need to do a basic pickup of your home before the cleaner comes. There are other services, however, that you might be able to request. Keep in mind that these often incur an additional charge.
Window washing, oven cleaning, and interior refrigerator cleaning are examples of special services a maid may or may not offer. Cleaning the cabinets or walls in your home may also fall into this category. Deep cleaning furniture is another option to consider. Some cleaning service companies will even offer help with packing and unpacking when people face a move. Again, these types of special services are going to vary from one company to the next, so decide what services you need and then find a company that offers them.