Last week I posted about the opportunity I had to review Home Advisor’s site by searching, scheduling and using a couple of services. I was more than happy to schedule a maid service and also get my windows cleaned. Who wouldn’t?
What I loved most about their site was reading the reviews from actual customers. It’s so hard to know if a service is good and read some really positive (and not so positive) reviews which really helped me narrow down who to hire.
To have my window’s cleaned I went with Fish Window Cleaning.
Keep in mind I’m reviewing the HomeAdvisor website experience and not the actual services I received but I just have to throw in that I can’t say enough good things about Fish. They came out and gave me a formal written bid, the person who cleaned my windows was very professional (and not some sketchy person off the street like you sometimes get), they did a phenomenal job, and they gave me a guarantee that they’d come back and clean anything that they may have missed. (I was tempted to call them after my son smeared his sticky yogurt hands all down my sliding glass door, but, no). It took the woman about 1 1/2 hours to do all the windows, inside and out as well as the window tracks. Now let’s be honest, I can clean a window and do a fairly decent job but 1 1/2 hours of uninterrupted time is what I don’t have. For under $100. she cleaned everything and even crawled in to the basement window wells under a bay window that has about 18 inches of clearance. You couldn’t pay me to do that. I will be having them out twice a year in the spring and fall for sure!
The other service I hired was a maid service to deep clean my entire home. I went with Damestiques and they did a fine job. I really wanted them to focus on the nitty gritty things such as my oven, stove, baseboards, tubs and showers, light fixtures. Things you don’t get to on a daily basis. A crew of three woman came and worked away. After they left I noticed that they had missed a number of things that I had discussed on the phone with the owner. She was delightful and sent them right back out the next day to rectify the situation. If I were going to do it again I would for sure make a checklist of things I needed done and have them check it off…and that goes for any service person you hire to do a job.
All in all I was really pleased with the services I received. HomeAdvisor is great because they stay in touch with you along the way to see how your project is coming and offer any assistance if you are running in to trouble. I like that.
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Some other exciting news! Want a chance to win 3 months of free maid service?
All you have to do is use HomeAdvisor’s Cost Guide tool to find out the average cost of a maid service in your city. Submit that cost on our entry form found on HomeAdvisor’s Facebook page May 6th-16th to be eligible to win 3 months of free maid service.
SA-WEET…and Happy Mother’s Day!