First, hire a reputable home cleaning company. If you find a maid service in your area that has many positive reviews, check them out on the better business bureau as well. You can inquire at the company for some references. It might ease your mind as a homeowner to hear from other people who have had positive experiences from the company.
You can also tell that a company is reputable if it has been in business in one area for a long period of time. If there was something shady in their business practices they would either be shut down for legal reasons or leave town to avoid those repercussions. Longstanding cleaning services have a reputation and are very good about hiring only those people who are trustworthy, honest, and hardworking. They don’t want to tarnish their hard earned name by simply hiring one person who is dishonest.
A bigger, licensed housekeeping service is also usually insured against damages, loss, and other problems that might occur in the home. It might be cheaper to hire a self-employed maid but it is wiser to hire a bigger firm so that you, and the cleaning staff, are protected in the work environment.
To make things a little easier on your mind, you can always simply schedule the service when you are going to be home. This way you will have the peace of mind that you are there to oversee the work that is being done in your home.
Don’t let all of the horror stories and myths about cleaning service turn you off to the idea. It’s affordable and safe and not anything like the headlines in the paper. All you need are the tools to spot a fraud and who is a legitimate company. Be smart about whom you hire and you won’t have any difficulties!