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The Pros and Cons of Residential Cleaning Services

The Pros and Cons of Residential Cleaning Services
January 24, 2022

Hiring residential cleaning services is not something most people enter into lightly. It is a serious consideration based on your needs, the time you have to do your own cleaning, the cost, and of course how much you absolutely hate cleaning! Although we are professional cleaners ourselves, at Maid4Condos, we do understand how hard it can be to decide if you should hire a cleaning service.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of residential cleaning services?

In fact, we maybe know better than most that there are advantages and disadvantages to hiring residential cleaning services. Because we clean for a living, we know some insider benefits you might not consider, and have also heard of some scary cons based on our customers’ past experiences! So, here we offer an objective look at the pros and cons of hiring a cleaning service to help you decide.

The Pros of Hiring Residential Cleaning Services

Since we are a little partial to the idea of cleaning services, we’re going to start with the pros!

  • Time saver: If you find you are either spending several hours a week cleaning your home, or are not cleaning your home at all because you don’t have time, professional cleaning services are a godsend. First, you really should be cleaning weekly because it helps reduce all the dirt, dust, and grime packed with allergens, germs, and bacteria.

    So, right from the start, if you don’t have time to clean, you should be. Second, if your only precious down time is dedicated to cleaning, life can become tedious, as you will never have time to do the things you love. Thus, if you are short on time or are spending the spare time you have cleaning, you really should consider a cleaning service.

  • Health: Building on the above point, dirty and even messy homes have a higher buildup of the allergens, germs, and bacteria that make you sick. Professional cleanings are thorough, removing all the irritants and pollutants in your home. If you have allergies or asthma, you can greatly reduce your symptoms if you have regular cleaning services.
  • Thorough cleaning: Professional cleanings are thorough. As a result, your home remains spic and span longer. We can clean weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly, while you keep things tidy on your own in between cleanings. This contributes to time-saving and health as well, so you have all three benefits working together for a happier, healthier home.
  • Reduce stress: Even people who are more Oscar than Felix in their cleaning habits (retro reference to a classic movie, and a nod to those who get it), living in a state of constant mess is not good for the mind. Living in a disorganized, messy home is unsettling and can increase stress levels, which is very bad for your health and general well-being. Cleaning services keep things neat and tidy, so your mind is calmer.
  • Get up and go: Cleaning takes energy you might not have. If you are sick, have issues with your back, or have mobility issues, then professional cleaning services tackle the jobs you can’t handle. In fact, cleaning can actually irritate several issues from back pain to carpal tunnel syndrome and sciatica to tennis elbow, so we can help avoid chronic pain.
  • The right equipment: Cleaning solutions, vacuums, sponges, mops, buckets, and more make quick work of cleaning. They are also very expensive. Cleaning professionals have the right equipment to get the job done right, and all of these things are included in the price. So, while you might think cleaning services are too expensive, they can often save you money based on your personal time and investment in the proper cleaning solutions and equipment.
  • A cleaning regime: As mentioned above, time can be difficult to set aside for cleaning. When you hire a cleaning service, they keep a cleaning schedule based on your needs so your home is always dirt-free no matter how busy you might get. Also, the more regular and frequent your cleaning services, the easier it is to keep your home clean and the more affordable it becomes.

The Cons to Hiring Residential Cleaning Services

Now onto the cons. We are being very honest about these common complaints from our customers based on their past bad experiences:

  • Some cleaners don’t do the job properly: This is a typical situation when you hire a cleaning service without the experience or integrity to perform the tasks you hire them to perform. This is frustrating and is a reason many people give up on cleaning services. We say phooey to those services that give the rest of us a bad name. The good news is that you can hire us and be completely satisfied, or at least use online reviews to find the service that will make you happy.
  • It can be expensive: Although cleaning services can save you money, if you aren’t careful, it does get expensive. Avoid this issue by speaking to your cleaning service, and come up with a schedule that will cost the least while still getting the job done.
  • Theft: This is another problem you might fear if you don’t hire the right company. Always go for companies with experienced, bonded, and insured cleaners, so you never have to worry about this issue.
  • Damage to your stuff: This is very rare when you deal with a reputable cleaning service. We take care of your belongings like they are our own because our business is built on trust. Just like stealing, you need to hire a company with a good reputation and that is bonded and insured. If something does happen, they will cover the costs.
  • You find yourself cleaning anyway: Yep, this is common, but also necessary. Most people use a cleaning service to keep their homes clean, but still have to tidy up. Cleaning is the real hard work using solutions and disinfectants to sanitize, while tidying is putting things away, hanging up clothes, throwing out magazines, etc. So really, it might feel like cleaning, but it is the little things you need to do for peace of mind.

When you are ready to hire residential cleaning services, we are here to help. Speak to our pros at Maid4Condos today. You can reach us at 647-822-0601.

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