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When discussing home cleanings most people will refer to a maid service or a home cleaning service to get the job done. But the two aren't the same thing. Do you know the difference between a maid service and a cleaning service?

A home cleaner is someone who arrives at a scheduled time and day to clean a person's home. Once finished they usually send an invoice or charge the person for the cleaning.

A maid service is a company who cleans and helps with other tasks around a person's home beyond just cleaning. Sometimes living with the client and getting paid hourly by them to work. However, there are maids that aren't live-in and just offer a full-spectrum service. A real "maid service" will help with things like taking the kids to school and helping with the cooking and kids. Knowing that, you may now realize how many "maid service" companies are not really a maid service.

Now you have an idea of what a home cleaner does and what maid service does. Two different things right? I'm sure you or someone you know has used them out of context without even realizing it. Most people think of them as the same thing.

What separates Homeer from the regular home cleaning services is that we include some of the things that a maid service would provide but we will discuss more of that later on.

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    What is a maid service?

    What does a maid service provide

    A maid is basically a direct employee to the family that he or she works for. They help clean the home as well as take care of any chores that need to be done like cooking and laundry. Another name used for a maid is a housekeeper. Simply, because they keep up with the house. Listed below are the things that a maid is there to take care of.

    Having your laundry washed and folded

    Laundry is one of the things that a maid is there to help with. They will do all laundry for the household and fold and put it up accordingly. This might sound like a small task but over time this will add up. Remember as a kid how easy it was to do laundry? Oh, that's right your parents probably did the laundry for you. Now, doing laundry will be as easy as it was when you were a kid. If you are a busy parent, then having a maid service will help you when it's time to do laundry for the household.

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    Keeping the dishes sparkling clean and sink empty

    A maid service will always provide dishwashing in their package. If you are like me, then you probably do not like doing the dishes but sure do like to use them a lot. Or if you have a big household then doing the dishes becomes a regular daily chore. A maid service will be able to take care of any dishes that need to be cleaned and put away. Generally, he or she will make the dishes as part of their daily routine when it comes to cleaning. Having someone else do the dishes sure does make life a lot easier.

    Restocking personal care products so you don't have to

    I'm not sure about you but I tend to have a shampoo bottle or two that are empty in my shower every now and then. I always remember that I needed to get a new bottle about the time I am about to start washing my hair. A maid service will make sure that this never happens. They will always have your soaps and shampoos ready for use. In the case that you are running low. They would be able to go and get that for you and have it replaced by the time you got home from your day. This also goes for toilet paper, tissues, contact solution, etc. A maid will make sure that you have toilet paper in all bathrooms and more.

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    Changing the linens on your bed and making the bed

    Making your bed allows for your home to look nicer and cleaner. A maid service will always straighten and tidy up the beds every morning. This small chore can result in time lost depending on how many beds you have in your home.

    On top of making your bed every morning, I like my sheets changed on a regular basis. This adds another task for me to do during my busy week. Sometimes this leads to not even doing it at all. A maid service will be able to take care of all of the bedding needs. This includes making the beds and washing and changing the sheets on the beds. No more struggling trying to change and wash your sheets.

    With professional organizing and decluttering a maid can make your home feel wonderful

    One of the things I find myself doing on a regular basis is putting away the things that I got out. I tend to get things out of drawers and then just leave them lying around. At the end of the week, this leads to me having to walk around and put everything up. This becomes a pain. Having a regular maid service will ensure that you never have any clutter out. A maid will make sure to put everything that is out back up where it belongs. This really comes in handy when you have a household of children.

    Cooking is often a task offered by maid services

    Some maid services offer cooking in their packages. This usually only occurs with stay-at-home maids, who actually stay in the family's home and take care of them. They will prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner just like a private chef would. This is a good service to have if you have a big household and are just way too busy to be home to cook or to eat with your family.

    A Maid Service Will Get All Groceries

    Getting the groceries and running the day-to-day errands

    Grocery shopping can be a major task that can take all day. This can be difficult if you have a busy work schedule and kids. This is where a maid service would come in handy. They would be able to take care of any shopping list that you might have. Plus, they will get the right ingredients to cook the meals with. Instead of having to go shopping after a long day of work, the maid service will already have your groceries at home ready for you. Making your life easier.

    The maid service will also help with any errands that you might have in your household. This includes taking any mail that needs to be shipped,taking the kids to school, dealing with the lawn or pest care services, even take your pets to the vet or daycare. This will help someone who cannot step away from work or just needs some help with all of their household needs.

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    Other light duties and tasks around the home

    Lastly, a maid service will help with small duties around your home. This could range from changing a lightbulb to moving and rearranging furniture. This is always helpful especially when having to move heavy dressers. An extra hand never hurt.

    What does a cleaning service provide

    A cleaning service provides a professional cleaning experience for client's homes, apartments, condos, and offices. This means that either a team of cleaners or an individual cleaner, who specializes in cleaning, will come into your home and make your home look sparkling clean. This means from top to bottom. Eliminating all unwanted waste, infectious germs, dirt, dust, and any other impurities that might make a home unclean.

    A cleaning service will typically come on a recurring basis. This could range from monthly, bi-weekly, or weekly. What makes the cleaning different than a maid service is that they have a significant amount of experience in the home cleaning industry instead of your personal needs. Some cleaning companies will provide some extra services like laundry, dishes, changing linens, etc. This isn't always the case, so do your research to choose the cleaning service that is right for you.

    The areas that a cleaning service will assist

    Keeping your home clean is a cleaning service speciality

    Residential cleaning is done in people's homes, condos, and apartments. This is performed by either a team of cleaning professionals or by one professional. The cleaning service will be able to take care of any cleaning needs that are needed in a home. This ranges from the kitchen, dining room, and living room, to the bedrooms, bathrooms, office, and closets. Move in and move out cleanings are also something that gets done regularly in residential cleanings. A team of cleaners will come in and get your place looking nice and neat before you hand it off to the next family.

    We Can Assist In Commercial Cleanings

    Many cleaning services will focus heavily on commercial cleaning

    Many companies will use a cleaning service to take care of their cleaning needs at their facility during closed hours. Some companies will have someone in-house that they use but most will contract that out.

    A cleaning service will be able to clean all surfaces that are touched regularly, clean all of the restroom facilities, replace any personal care products, clean all dirt and dust, and clean the floors. This can be on a nightly schedule, an every other night schedule, or a weekly schedule. Having a clean office has been proven to attract more business than a dirty office.

    Clean Up Healthcare Centers

    When things get serious, call a cleaning service

    Terminal cleaning consists of cleaning up a specific area that has had some sort of infectious disease on or around. The cleaning service company will come in and make sure that the entire area is disinfected. They will use specialized cleaning instruments that release cleaning agents into the air to eliminate any signs of the disease. This is mostly done in hospitals or any kind of healthcare center. In 2020 we saw a lot of these companies form or add this type of cleaning to cleaning services.

    The supply arsenal of your cleaning service

    When booking a home cleaning it is always nice to know what you are paying for and what you are receiving. Most cleaning companies will have a set of packages to choose from to better suit your personal needs. These range from a base signature cleaning to a move in or move out cleaning. Choosing between these packages will be based on how dirty your home is.

    Along with different packages, a cleaning service will also provide all of the cleaning supplies needed, unless the client had a specific cleaning agent for them to use.

    Most cleaning services provide:

    • Mop

    • Broom

    • Duster with Extension Pole

    • Vacuum

    • Microfiber Rags

    • All Cleaning Agents (bathroom cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, all-purpose cleaner, glass cleaner, wood cleaner, floor cleaner, hard water remover, barkeepers powder, and an air freshener)

    • Toilet Bowl Brush

    • Scrubby

    • Magic Eraser

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    If a client uses a special air freshener or a unique floor cleaner then a cleaning service will gladly use what is provided by the client. This way they get the service and home cleaning that they really want and paid for.

    Finding the cleaning package that best fits your needs

    Signature Cleaning / Standard Cleaning

    A signature cleaning package is the most basic package to choose from. This is your general cleaning that is to be done in a home that is on a recurring schedule or that is not in need of a major cleaning.

    This package focuses on cleaning all surfaces and all floors. This package will still leave your home looking sparkly and clean. If you are in need of a deeper clean, then I would suggest a different package.

    A deep cleaning can make a world of difference in your home

    A deep clean is generally suggested for a first clean. This way the client will have a completely clean home and the cleaning service will have a fully cleaned home to maintain in the upcoming cleanings.

    The main focus of this package is to get all visible areas completely cleaned. This includes the baseboards, crown molding, and tracks of windows. This needs to be done roughly every quarter throughout the year. It may not seem like a big deal to clean your baseboards but from personal experience, I can assure you that it does make a big difference. Having dirty baseboards is an eyesore, even if the rest f your home is clean.

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    Getting a move in or move out cleaning

    A move in and move out clean is required when a client is either moving into or out of a home. Most apartment complexes and home rentals will require a move out clean upon the time your lease is up. A move in and move out clean means cleaning from top to bottom.

    The main focus of the move in and move out clean is to make sure the home or the apartment is ready for a new person or family to move right in. This means that the inside of all drawers and cabinets are cleaned. It also means that all appliances are spotless and looking brand new. Generally, this service will be provided after all of the furniture and items are out of the home or before the new person moves their things in. This way we can make sure that every inch of the home is spotless.

    Customize what's included in your cleaning service package

    A cleaning service will also have some additional services that they can provide with your home cleaning.

    Some of these additional services are:

    • Laundry

    • Dishes

    • Changing Linens

    • Refrigerator Cleaning

    • Oven Cleaning

    • Dog Dropping Pick Up

    • Outdoor Window Cleaning

    These additional services generally cost extra but will leave you chore free. Some cleaning services will include some of these extras in their packages instead of having them as an add on.

    Why Homeer Is Different

    How to know when you have found a special cleaning service

    Homeer provides cleaning services that will be sure to make your life better. We are not your typical cleaning company. We provide everything a standard cleaning service would provide and some of the things that a maid service provides. At Homeer we service residential homes, apartments, condos, and offices.

    At Homeer we keep everything local. This ranges from our managers all the way down to our cleaners. We are 100% insured and bonded. All of our cleaners are background checked as well as drug tested. We also require that our cleaners go through a training process to learn how Homeer handles each client and our expectations when cleaning. Once training is completed they are required to pass a specific Homeer cleaner test.

    We want each one of our clients to have the best experience and cleaning possible. For this, we try and send the same team member or team members to your home every single time. This way you become familiar with the individual and they become familiar with cleaning your home the best way possible.

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    Services Homeer Provides That Are Also Provided By A Maid Service

    Laundry: Homeer will wash, dry, and fold any laundry that you might have while cleaning your home. This service is free and we will wash as many loads as we can while we are at your home.

    Homeer Will Do All Of Your Dishes

    Dishes: Our cleaners will also wash and put away any dishes that you might have in your sink or lying around. Did I forget to mention that it is free? The dishes are to be done with every cleaning we provide.

    Restocking Personal Products: Homeer will restock any items that you would like. We will replace your toilet paper with any you have provided as well as paper towels, tissues, hand soap, etc. If you have any personal products like these that you would like to be replaced or refilled just let our cleaners know and they will take care of it.

    Pick Up and Take Out the Trash: We will always pick up any trash that might be in your home. Our cleaners will empty all garbage cans, take out the trash, and replace it with a new trash bag.

    Changing Bed Linens and Making Beds: No matter how messy your bed is, we will make sure it is nicely made. Every time we show up we can replace the linens on each bed or simply make each bed if needed. This is included in every cleaning.

    Organizing and Decluttering: When cleaning each area of your home, we will also organize and declutter any items that might be out. We will pick up and put away any toys that might be out, papers lying around, shoes scattered around the floor, etc. Your home will be clean and organized by the time we are finished. This is to be done every time without any additional charge.

    Why Not Choose Homeer

    Crazy, right? Homeer provides almost everything a maid service provides free with every cleaning and no questions asked. The only difference is that you get a professional home cleaning along the way instead of a mediocre cleaning.

    What's included in a signature cleaning service package

    Homeer offers three different cleaning packages. A standard signature clean package, a deep clean package, and a move in and move out clean. These cleanings can be performed at any home or office.

    Listed below are the services provided with our signature clean and many other cleaning companies:

    Signature Bedrooms

    • Pick up all trash.

    • Clean hard-to-reach cobwebs.

    • Clean curtain rods.

    • Clean ceiling fans.

    • Clean window sills and glass.

    • Dust furniture and decorations.

    • Tidy area, arrange pillows, etc…

    • Empty garbage and replace the bag.

    • Vacuum and mop floor.

    Signature Bathrooms

    • Pick up all trash.

    • Clean hard-to-reach cobwebs.

    • Clean curtain rods.

    • Clean ceiling fans.

    • Clean window sills and glass.

    • Dust furniture and decorations.

    • Clean front of cabinets and handles.

    • Clean sink counters and soap dish.

    • Clean tub/shower and tile.

    • Clean the entire toilet.

    • Tidy area, fold towels, etc…

    • Empty garbage and replace the bag.

    • Vacuum and mop floor.

    Signature Kitchens

    • Pick up all trash.

    • Clean hard-to-reach cobwebs.

    • Clean curtain rods.

    • Clean ceiling fans.

    • Clean window sills and glass.

    • Clean front of cabinets and handles.

    • Clean hood vent.

    • Clean outside of all appliances.

    • Clean inside of the microwave.

    • Clean backsplash, counters, and sink.

    • Tidy area, fold towels, etc…

    • Dust furniture and decorations.

    • Empty garbage and replace the bag.

    • Vacuum and mop floor.

    Signature Common Areas

    • Pick up all trash.

    • Clean hard-to-reach cobwebs.

    • Clean curtain rods.

    • Clean ceiling fans.

    • Clean window sills and glass.

    • Dust furniture and decorations.

    • Tidy area, arrange pillows, etc…

    • Empty garbage and replace the bag.

    • Vacuum and mop floor.

    When performing a cleaning on a home that we have not done before, we usually suggest a deep clean for the first initial cleaning. This will make sure that your home is completely sparkly clean before we move forward with cleaning the home. An initial deep clean ensures that your home will be cleaned to its full potential moving forward with the signature cleaning package. We suggest doing a deep clean every 4 months to keep your home spotless.

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    So, what's the difference between a standard cleaning and deep cleaning

    Deep Bedrooms

    • Clean crown-molding.

    • Clean light switches and doorknobs.

    • Clean tracks of windows.

    • Wet clean all baseboards.

    • Remove hard-water build.

    Deep Bathrooms

    • Clean crown-molding.

    • Clean light switches and doorknobs.

    • Clean tracks of windows.

    • Wet clean all baseboards.

    • Remove hard-water build.

    Deep Kitchens

    • Clean crown-molding.

    • Clean light switches and doorknobs.

    • Clean tracks of windows.

    • Wet clean all baseboards.

    • Remove hard-water build.

    Deep Common Areas

    • Clean crown-molding.

    • Clean light switches and doorknobs.

    • Clean tracks of windows.

    • Wet clean all baseboards.

    • Remove hard-water build.

    When moving out or moving into a new place more than likely you are going to need a cleaning. This is where Homeer would perform a move in / move out clean. This will make sure to have your old home looking brand new for the new owners or have your new home all clean before moving your things in. After packing up all of your things, the last thing you are going to want to do is to clean. This is why we highly suggest getting a professional cleaning service to take care of all your cleaning needs.

    Move In Cleaning With Homeer

    Move in and move out cleanings leave your home in a spotless state

    Move In / Move Out Bedrooms

    • Clean inside drawers and cabinets.

    • Clean inside appliances.

    • Clean dust from air vents.

    • Clean wall and door scuff marks.

    Move In / Move Out Bathrooms

    • Clean inside drawers and cabinets.

    • Clean inside appliances.

    • Clean dust from air vents.

    • Clean wall and door scuff marks.

    Move In / Move Out Kitchens

    • Clean inside drawers and cabinets.

    • Clean inside appliances.

    • Clean inside of the pantry

    • Clean dust from air vents.

    • Clean wall and door scuff marks.

    Move In / Move Out Common Areas

    • Clean inside drawers and cabinets.

    • Clean inside appliances.

    • Clean dust from air vents.

    • Clean wall and door scuff marks.

    Along with these three cleanings, we also offer a few additional services for a little extra charge. Listed below are the additional services we offer:

    • Inside oven

    • Inside refrigerator

    • Inside cabinets

    • Outside windows

    • Dog dropping pickup

    Think About How Easy Life Could Be

    By now you should have an idea of what makes a maid service a maid service and what makes a cleaning service a cleaning service. They do have some similar properties but also vary in many different ways. Choosing Homeer allows you to get the benefits of both a maid service and a cleaning service without the crazy fees.

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