My husband bought me a gift certificate for house cleaning service from Merry Maids because I am always running around like crazy, trying to get our house ready for parties. I’m not sure how competitive they are in terms of pricing since my husband purchased the service. About the only thing I can say positive about this company was that they swept the carpets really well. They missed crucial spots in every room, including the stove, the tubs had streaks all over them, and there were spots on my hardwood floors that had been missed. They put a small dent in my family room wall when they were moving the sofa back to its spot after cleaning under it. Also, I specifically called before setting up the appointment to make sure the people would clean the particular things I needed them to do. I was assured that they would, but when they arrived, I was promptly told that they did not do the things I had asked about. The whole experience was awful and not at all what I expected. Save your money, do your own cleaning.