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Pros and Cons of Hiring a Housekeeper vs. Cleaning Service

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Their end goal might be the same, but independent housekeepers and professional cleaning services will clean your home or professional workspace in very different ways. Sure, they’ll both come to your property to clean up, but the methods they use and the results they achieve will differ greatly.

It’s time to take a look at the pros and cons of hiring a housekeeper or a cleaning service. 

Housekeeper Pros

Generally speaking, independent housekeepers are cheaper to hire than professional cleaning services. This comes with some drawbacks, but we’ll get into that in a minute.

The consistent relationship you develop is a great benefit of hiring a housekeeper. You’ll see them frequently, they’ll understand your preferences, and you’ll develop a rapport that will be helpful for both you and the housekeeper.

Housekeeper Cons

Of course, there are also some drawbacks when hiring an independent housekeeper. While they might be cost effective and open to building a personal understanding with you, independent housekeepers don’t have any backup options available if they’re sick or unable to make their appointment.

Hiring an independent housekeeper can also be a risky decision, as you don’t really know the person or their background. Furthermore, independent cleaners may not come with standardized training, so even though you might be saving some money the quality of service might not be adequate. They may or may not have a liability insurance in an unlikely event that something might occur, they would not be covered.

Cleaning Service Pros

There are numerous pros when it comes to hiring a professional cleaning service. First and foremost, you’ll find that cleaners working for professional services bring a level of service that independent housekeepers just can’t match. These services train their employees with lessons they’ve learned through experience, so you can rest assured the money you spend on a cleaning service will be well worth it.

Also, the cleaners employed by professional services are friendly and pass background checks before being hired, so you can feel safe inviting them into your home or office. These services aren’t just friendly, they’re also flexible and accommodating to your needs. Even if someone in their organization is sick and can’t make an appointment, they’ll probably have somebody on their staff ready to fill in.

Top professional cleaning services usually offer a variety of different specialized services as well. Just finished a big renovation project in your home and need a cleanup crew? No problem. Office is looking messy and you need a team of trusted professionals to tidy up? No problem. Services like Master Maid can handle almost any request, and no job is too big for our team.

Cleaning Service Cons 

As for cons to hiring a cleaning service, we humbly would like to say there aren’t any. While they might cost a little bit more than housekeepers, the money you spend on a professional team will be well worth it. Sure, some services might feel less friendly and personal than a housekeeper who comes to your home every week, but not Master Maid! We’re confident you’d be happy to see us every time we enter your property.

Now that you’ve realised cleaning services are the better way to go, book an appointment with Master Maid today!

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Our main office is in Toronto, but our commercial cleaning services are available in the Greater Toronto Area, Oakville, North York, Vaughan, and many other cities in Ontario. You may also reach us via (647) 888-8441 for inquiries regarding our service locations.

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