If you’re like most people and don’t enjoy home cleaning, consider hiring professionals. The cleaning company that comes to your home should have expertise, experience, carefully screened staff and a customer satisfaction guarantee. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best cleaning services in Baltimore so you can schedule thorough, affordable service for your house, condo or apartment.
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Cleaning companies in Baltimore offer three main types of home cleaning services: standard cleaning, deep cleaning and specialized cleaning.
Type of service
Includes vacuuming, sweeping, light dusting and wiping down kitchen and bathroom surfaces; recommended every one week to one month
Full and in-depth cleaning of all areas in the home, including appliances, windows, bathroom fixtures; removes all grime, dirt and dust; recommended every six months to one year
Specifically targets one area of home or one task; examples include carpet cleaning, wall or window washing, organizing closets or cabinets
Baltimore residents can request house cleaning services on a one-time or regular basis. You may only need a one-time visit, for instance, if you usually clean your home but have a particularly busy week, if you just threw a messy party or if you’re moving in or out of a new home.
On the other hand, you might ask professional cleaners to keep your home orderly by visiting every week or month. Most cleaning companies in Baltimore will offer a free consultation to help you figure out what’s appropriate for your home, circumstances and budget.
How much does house cleaning cost in Baltimore?
Homeowners and renters spend, on average, $170 for house cleaning in Baltimore. The cost of home cleaning service depends on these factors:
The size of your home or the number of hours it takes to clean your home
The type of service
How messy your home is
Whether you have a shedding pet
Special requests, like using green cleaning products or cleaning hard-to-reach places
Cleaning companies in Baltimore usually offer savings if you get repeat or regular service. Most offer a free estimate over the phone or in person.
How to hire house cleaners in Baltimore
Baltimore has lots of home cleaning companies. Narrow the options by reading customer reviews and learning which have the highest satisfaction ratings. Ask friends, family and co-workers if they have recommendations.
Contact your top two or three choices and ask these questions:
Is the business insured and bonded?
Are cleaners background-checked and drug-tested?
How long has the cleaning company been in business?
Is there a list of references?
Do cleaners bring supplies and equipment? Are products safe for kids and pets? Are they environmentally friendly?
What services are available and how are they priced?
Is there a cancellation fee?
Is there a free, written price estimate?
Does the company have a customer satisfaction guarantee?
Choose a home cleaning service in Baltimore that offers the highest total value, not the lowest possible cost. Once you’ve scheduled the first cleaning, ask if there’s anything you should do to prepare your home and what to do in the event you need to reschedule.
Merry Maids has over 40 years of experience cleaning homes and simplifying lives. Staff are licensed, bonded and insured and use specialized cleaning products and advanced technology. Services come with a worry-free guarantee. Baltimore customers can contact Merry Maids for a free estimate. Reviewers in Baltimore include many regulars who say Merry Maids is consistently on time, friendly, courteous and hardworking.
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