Having a clean home is important for your well-being and quality of life. If you don’t have the time, energy or desire to clean your house, apartment or condo, you can schedule service with a professional cleaning company. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best cleaning services in Detroit so you hire affordable cleaners who guarantee customer satisfaction.
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Before you set up cleaning service in Detroit, know what you’re looking for. How messy or dirty is your home? When’s the last time you cleaned it? What are your needs and budget? The answers will help you choose from the common types of house cleaning services in Detroit:
Standard cleaning includes sweeping, light dusting, vacuuming, mopping and tidying up. Standard cleaning is appropriate once a week to once a month.
Deep cleaning intensively roots out dirt, grime and dust from all over the home, including appliances like your stove, oven, refrigerator and washing machine. Cleaners give extra attention to bathroom fixtures, windows and blinds. Deep cleaning is recommended once to twice per year, when you move in or move out of a home or before or after hosting an event.
Specialized cleaning concentrates on one chore or area of your home. Examples include carpet cleaning, home organization, silverware polishing and laundry services.
How much does house cleaning cost in Detroit?
The average cost of home cleaning services in Detroit is about $160. Most homeowners and renters spend between $100 and $250. The price of maid service depends mainly on these factors:
How the cleaning company charges: Some cleaning services charge a flat rate, while others charge by the hour.
The size of your home: Larger homes with more bedrooms and bathrooms, like those in Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham and Indian Village, are more expensive to clean.
Type of service: Deep cleaning in Detroit typically costs two to four times more than standard cleaning.
Whether you have a shedding pet: Cleaning companies may charge more if there is a lot of pet hair to clean.
Special requests: Cleaning companies will often accommodate special requests like using hypoallergenic products or cleaning hard-to-access areas, but expect to pay extra.
Frequency of cleaning: Most cleaning companies offer discounts for regular or multiple services.
How to hire house cleaners in Detroit
When hiring housekeeping in Detroit, make sure the cleaning company:
Is bonded and insured, including for liability and workers’ compensation
Carefully screens and fully trains its employees
Explains its services and pricing
Offers a free, guaranteed estimate
Uses safe cleaning supplies
Sends the same cleaner(s) to your home each time (if you use recurring service)
Can provide a list of references
Has a customer satisfaction guarantee
Read online reviews from customers, and ask people you trust for recommendations.
Once you’ve chosen a company based on overall value, scheduling over the phone or online is easy. Familiarize yourself with the cancellation policy in case you need to reschedule.
On the day of cleaning, make sure the cleaning company can work as efficiently as possible: Put away food, take dishes out of the sink and pick up loose clothing and other clutter. If there are special instructions for entering your home or you have pets, let the cleaning company know.
Merry Maids, a company with nearly 500 locations across the U.S., has been cleaning homes for 40 years. Its cleaners are trained, background-checked, bonded and insured and use specialized products during an advanced cleaning process. Services come with a worry-free satisfaction guarantee. Metro Detroiters review Merry Maids positively, recommending the company to others.
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