So many people around the country would benefit immensely from hiring a professional maid or cleaning service, but a lot of them would probably not even consider that option. Why is that? Well, it turns out that there are still a few misconceptions about what this industry represents and what the people involved in it represent. Some of those misconceptions come from historical inaccuracies, and others are simply the result of hearsay, but what are they, specifically?
With this list, we aim to dispel all of those false ideas that people may have about the professional cleaning industry, which is now made up of some of the most reputable organizations and business operators around. Public perception is good, of course, but we still want to clean those few pockets of murky ideas that still go around. You won’t ever have to ask the question “is hiring a maid worth it?”Let’s begin with:
Myth 1: Maid services are only for the wealthy or elite
Absolutely not! While historically “having someone clean after you” might be seen as something that only the wealthy or elite had available, cleaning services today mainly work with people who are simply too busy and don’t have enough time to do these chores on their own. These are regular, hard-working people whose schedules are too tight week-round but still want to have a clean, healthy home for their families.
That brings us to the next point, which is that cleaning services today are very reasonably priced, and most (if not all) companies will be happy to offer you a variety of packages for both commercial and residential cleaning, so you can choose which one is the best deal for your money.
Myth 2: My possessions will get stolen/broken by house cleaners
Perhaps the most common misconception about house cleaning services is that the personnel employed by these companies will either mishandle your possessions and damage or break them, or will outright steal from under your nose when you’re not looking. Nothing could be further from the truth! Hiring a professional cleaning service means working with trained, experienced maids that know their way around most furniture and all sorts of delicate pieces of house decoration, so the chances of a mishap occurring are very small. Still, most services are also insured, which means that, in the rare occasion that something gets damaged, you will be reimbursed for the cost of repairs, or get it replaced.
As for theft, all reputable professional companies run extensive background checks on their employees and holds them to a high standard that leaves no room for people interested only in stealing. We tell them the pros and cons of being a maid and make sure it’s the right job for them. That’s a guarantee that most companies tell you about right away, but you can still ask them about their hiring process to be at peace with the idea.
Myth 3: Cleaning companies will cut costs on tools and products
While it is true that running a business is expensive, no cleaning company that wants to build a good reputation and stay afloat would sacrifice good results to save a couple of cents on the dollar by going cheap on their customers. Most services will definitely use professional grade cleaning products and equipment, such as stain removers and vacuums, but you can ask them to use any particular brand that you provide, or hypoallergenic variants of different products if you worry about the noxious potential of some chemicals (which are, obviously, safe for home use).
Myth 4: Cleaning services are for lazy people
Like we mentioned at the beginning, professional maid services work primarily with people who are either too busy or too tired from working and tending to their family to actually clean their house in a way that meets their standards. The reasons vary; some work 60-hour weeks, while others have big families to take care of, or their properties are too big to reasonably clean on their own. Whatever the case, and contrary to popular belief, most of the customer base for cleaning services are extremely productive and busy!
This doesn’t mean that they’re the only ones who are allowed to hire a maid, of course. Anyone can do so for whatever reason they choose to, be it in preparation for family visits, before/after a big party or event, or simply to enjoy more free time for themselves!
Professional maids provide a valuable service to many, many people across the country, and that value goes above any misconception that can exist around them. It’s a service that is constantly in demand, so the workers themselves are always mastering their craft. And it’s an industry that, with the right help, can only grow bigger from this point.