Cleaning and Maid Services in Oakland, CA
Yes, it's understandable, you could do better... given enough free time, your home could look perfectly neat. No dust on door frames or over shelves, each door knob looks polished as new, no bread crumbs on a safari deep inside the rugs. But who has enough time anyway, especially if you juggling a job and kids, and you have a home more than 2500 sq feet, when you start cleaning you almost never get to finish. That's where a cleaning services company can enhance your life style and even may be add a few years to your life, especially the ones you spend cleaning your home year after year.
When it comes to cleaning services, you could just employ someone you know and trust or you could employ a cleaning/maid services company. In the first case the advantage is once you establish the relationship and the person who cleaning the house knows your preferences, you don't have to worry about much. The trust is a very important factor here as well. The down side is if this person is not properly incorporated, and you pay this person as for an individual, you may get classified as the employer and if these payments in a calendar year is not within the annual threshold set by IRS ($1800 in 2012), you may have to issue a W2 and pay payroll taxes. However, if you subscribe to the service of someone who runs this as a properly incorporated business, this may not be an issue. But due diligence from you is still in order.
The other factor which needs to be considered is the cost. We know quality service does not come at a cheap price, but you need to make sure you are getting the best deal. One option is to call a few companies and check the prices, if they are well known and reputable. Another simple option is for you to fill in a form with us and we will get up to 3 cleaning services companies that has been through a verification process to contact you to discuss cleaning options. This is without any cost to you. If they know that you mean business, some companies even offer complementary service for you to get the feel for the quality of service they offer. When our cleaning services companies call do not hesitate to ask about this if they don't offer as part of your inquiry process.
We cannot necessarily build a relationship with a cleaning company, as it's a personal choice. However, what we can competitively do is recommend some of the pre-vetted cleaning companies in Oakland,CA so you could do a informed decision as to what company you would like to work with. Just fill in the basic 3 step form with your requirements, our staff will line up the best cleaning or maid service company that would match your needs.