We all need a little help sometimes. It’s true. No matter how carefully we schedule laundry for Mondays, bathrooms for Tuesdays, floors for Wednesdays, and so on, life gets crazy. I remember the first time I hired a housekeeper. I was working crazy hours, raising a toddler and wondering if I would survive my second pregnancy. I felt guilty…at first. I mean, I thought that between my husband and I, we should be able to do it all. But the first day that I walked into a completely clean house with floors that smelled like lemon sunshine, I was hooked. However, finding house cleaning services and finding good house cleaning services can be two very different things. There are some things that you should always consider before hiring a house cleaning service, whether its for a one-time clean of for ongoing service.
First of all, you want to know that you’re getting value for your money. You also want to know that you can trust the service – after all, you’re letting them in to your home, never mind the fact that you’re letting them see messes that you wouldn’t let some of your best friends see. And last, but far from least, you want to know that they are reliable, meaning that they respond to you needs and show up when they say they will.
With all of that being said, we’ve taken a look at some of the top-rated house cleaning services in the Richmond area in order to bring you our five favorites. These services all meet our high standards of quality – and we think they’ll meet yours, too.
To pick our favorites, we took a look at the following factors:
- Satisfaction guarantees and/or bonded service providers
- Overall price (with extra love for those who offer first-time or ongoing specials)
- Ease of contact and quotes
Of course, every one has different standards when it comes to housekeeping. For myself, as long as I don’t have to be the one to clean the bathroom, I’m happy. Others expect certain things to be done a certain way. Regardless of your standards, we think that the following services will meet your needs and provide peace of mind – not to mention a clean house!
This top-rated maid service is a franchise, but the Richmond branch is locally owned and operated, which is one of the many things we love about them. But we’re not the only ones to notice just how great they are. They have been featured in Better Home and Gardens, CNN Money and Inc., just to name a few. So what sets them apart? First of all, their employees are all professionally trained, background checked, bonded and insured. Secondly, they offer a variety of cleaning “packages,” from one-time or occasional cleaning to ongoing service. Next, they offer one-of-a-kind pay scales that are dependent completely on your rating of the service you received. And lastly, they serve every corner of the Greater Richmond area – from the city to Ashland, Powhatan and more. As for services, you’ll get just as much or as little as you want every time.
Why we love them: In one word: “Incentive.” Two Maids & A Mop offers a truly unique “Pay for Performance” plan that relies on your review to determine your service provider’s compensation. In other words, once your house has been cleaned, you get to rate your satisfaction on a scale of 1-10, which then determines compensation. What this means for you is house cleaners that are determined to do their best so that you give them your best ranking!
Current Specials: There are no current specials, but their rave reviews, great service and “Pay for Performance” plan keep them on our list, without a doubt. Call or visit them online for a free estimate!
6740 Forest Hill Ave #103
Richmond, VA 23235