I will start off my review by saying that I have never used a maid before this – so maybe my expectations were off or maybe I didn’t instruct them correctly regarding what I wanted cleaned.
Earlier this Spring I decided that I wanted to have a maid service come in for a one time cleaning of our home. We live in an older home in a wooded area and we don’t have forced air heat, so we have a lot of cob webs and dust that accumulate. I keep my home clean, but I don’t do the extra stuff very often – like cleaning the ceiling fans or getting the cob webs off the ceiling. So, that was what I wanted them to do.
When they arrived, I walked them through the house to tell them what I wanted cleaned. It was the kitchen, dining room, living room, family room, and 2 bathrooms. I didn’t have them do the bedrooms since ours was under construction (we are removing wall paper and painting), my daughter was napping in hers, and the other is a storage room. I asked them to clean the insides of the windows, get rid of the cobwebs/dust from the ceiling, and then do any usual cleaning tasks. Then they went to work.
When they were done, I walked around and thought the house looked good. The kitchen faucet was shiny, the ceiling fan was cleaned, and the floors looked clean. Then, after they left I started to notice everything they missed. There were things in the kitchen that didn’t get touched. There were still cobwebs in every corner of the house. They bent the window screens when they cleaned the windows. And there were many other things that I would have expected to be done that weren’t.
Again, maybe I didn’t make my needs clear enough when I walked them through the house, but I would have expected a little more out of the price I paid for this service. I did notice that they had other really good reviews – so maybe it was just the people that came to my home. Not sure.