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Frequently Asked Questions
- We Use our Own Vacuums
Most homeowners in the Twin Cities have bad luck loaning their vacuums to housekeepers and maids alike, because vacuums require significant ongoing maintenance and occasional repairs. If you allow a housekeeper or neighbor to use your vacuum regularly, then be sure they have agreed to maintain and/or repair it. Sooner than later, it will need it. Maid In Minneapolis uses and maintains our own vacuums. They have very fine filters to keep the air in your home cleaner. Our vacuums come with attachments designed to clean your furniture, curtains, corners and stairs.
- We Provide Most Cleaning Supplies
The cleaning supplies used by Maid In Minneapolis are primarily commercial products tailored for residential use. Most of our cleaners are mild, easy on the environment and unscented. We also carry common cleaning products from the supermarket you might be familiar with. Sometimes for our Initial Cleanings, we will use stronger products (i.e. Ajax with bleach), such products are used only with permission from the homeowner. We take caution with fine fixtures and use mild cleaners that can be used on fine fixtures and surfaces for years without wear and/or damage.
- Special Product Request
If you prefer a specific product which we do not carry, we would be happy to use it when we clean your home. We do ask however, that you supply it.
- Please Provide these Supplies
There are several cleaning supplies that we do not provide; furniture polish, stainless steel cleaner and marble/granite cleaners.
We're really flexible. Most clients require only one housekeeper yet, some also prefer a minimum of two, so that we are in and out faster. It doesn't matter whether you choose one, two, three or four cleaners...all work is completed based on hourly rates and estimate. Because we usually pay our housekeepers more than other cleaning companies, they often work for us over a longer period of time and provide consistent quality. For this reason we retain our customers the longest periods of time while offering outstanding cleaning service.
Maid In Minneapolis has some exceptional housekeepers who have been promoted despite the fact that they speak no English. Speaking English is not a hiring prerequisite for us and so it therefore cannot be a prerequisite for promoting individuals.
If this is an important issue to you, we will assign an English speaking housekeeper to your assignment. On the other hand, if you are a stand-out micro-micro-manager (generally defined as that person who chases off every housekeeper they have ever had within one month's time), and your primary reason for reading this very long explanation to this sensitive question is that you want to be certain that you can micro-micro-manage our cleaning professionals to tears, without having to worry about being slowed down by any language comprehension issues, then you might consider phoning up one of the franchise housekeeping companies instead.
Usually, yes. We have some of the lowest turnover in the city and for good reason. We pay our housekeepers more and they enjoy working for us.
"Sure, why not?" and "No need, really"
We really don't care one way or the other. Some people prefer to lay back and watch "The Price Is Right." Others are really disturbed by the flurry of activity or are really busy doing other things around the home.
We often encourage our customers to meet the team during the initial assessment for their own benefit and to gain confidence about the ability of our housekeepers. They really are quite different from previous housekeepers and we are confident that meeting them will reinforce that impression for you.
No, we are a local company. We built this company from scratch right here in Minneapolis, MN.
Maid In Minneapolis takes the utmost care in cleaning your building. If something is damaged however, we will take responsibility for the damage, either through replacement of the damaged item or reimbursement.
Then we'll do it. We do extra stuff all day long. We do not have a list of things which are excluded from every assignment.
We'll let you know upfront. All payments are based on Maid In Minneapolis estimates that are based on the size of your building and any additional tasks you have requested. Should our housekeepers determine that the work will surpass the estimate, we will contact you in order to receive your approval to proceed beyond what has been estimated. However, this rarely happens.
We're really flexible about this issue, except that we ask that you please do. Maid In Minneapolis will usually estimate your cleaning services based on the size of your building to include square footage and any additional tasks you have requested. Based on this estimate, most customers start out by leaving a check on the counter. Some then find it more convenient to pay by Visa or MasterCard via paypal. No services will ever be charged to your credit card in advance.
Yes. We don't take spots out of carpets and upholstery because we are not trained to, and we don't like to clean windows while on ladders, because it is bad luck for our housekeepers. Although we will pick up after you, our housekeepers will not do your laundry.
Not good. If it is necessary to cancel/skip your regular cleaning day, Maid In Minneapolis requires a 48 hour notice. If we receive less than 48 hours notice, or can't access your home, it will be necessary for us to charge $75.00
We offer value to our clients throughout the Twin Cities and treat every client as if they are our only one. We are more selective about who we hire. We are presently receiving 12 applications for every person we hire, because we pay well and have a good reputation amongst housekeepers. We care, and believe in continuous improvement. We are better this week than we were last week, and last week we were really good. It sounds kind of simple, but in fact it really is our sustainable competitive advantage. The best way to check us out is to book a trial cleaning.
We enjoy hearing from our happy customers. Please contact our team with additional questions.
Services We Offer - General Cleaning, Window Cleaning, Rentals, Repossessed Properties, Move In, Move Out, Auction Properties, Homes for Sale
Home Types - Single Family Homes, Multi-Family, Row Homes, Townhouses, Apartments, Multi-Level, Split Foyer, Condo, Loft
We Offer - Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly, One-Time, Special Needs