We had Merry Maids cleaning everyother week for sometime. It always seemed like they cleaned up very fast and I was impressed. Turns out they just weren't doing a very good cleaning. Also they broke one of my $400 Lladros and taped the head back on with scotch tape. Then said my kids (who are in the 30's and don't live with me) might have done it. Uh.. no. They have still yet to pay me for it's repair. Now I have a married couple come in and they do a wonderful job, take the time to do it, and it's less expensive than Merry Maids.