Housekeeping nightmares: What to look for and avoid when hiring a professional cleaner
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By Kelly Sundstrom
Many people hire a housekeeper to maintain their homes, especially people who work long hours or have a job requiring a lot of travel. Housekeeping nightmares do happen, so it is important to do your research ahead of time before hiring a maid service.
What to look for
Make sure to ask as many questions as you can before bringing a maid service into your home. Some important questions to ask include:
What to avoid
Unfortunately, housekeeping nightmares can and do occur. Carpeting and flooring may be ruined due to improper use of solvents. Your home could incur potential damage to furniture, linens and walls. Don't end up the victim of careless or negligent practices by your house cleaning crew. Avoid any maid service offering a super-fast service that covers many rooms. Maids and cleaners may offer a fast service like this because they move really quickly through the rooms and use very strong chemical solutions. This could lead to careless cleaning and carpeting or furniture treated with products that are too strong.
It is also a good idea to avoid a cleaning crew that does not do a background check on everyone they hire. You don't want a known thief to spend an extensive amount of time around your valuables. Keep in mind, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Hiring a maid service is a great way to keep your home in tip top shape, but shop around carefully to avoid potential disaster.
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