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Your name is “Maid to Perfection” so that means you’re “perfect”?
Who will be cleaning my house?
How much will it cost to clean my house?
Do I have to be home when Maid to Perfection comes to clean?
Do you guarantee a day and time for my cleaning appointment?
Do I need to provide house cleaning equipment or supplies?
What if I forget you are coming?
What if I need to reschedule a clean?
What should I do about my security system on cleaning day?
What should I do with my pets during the cleaning?
Why should I hire MTP instead of an individual to clean my home?
What is your guarantee?
Do you require contracts?
What if something is broken in my house?
What type of payments do you accept?
Who do I get when I call your office?
Do you offer additional services?
What holidays do you observe?
What is mildew and how can I get rid of it?


Your name is “Maid to Perfection” so that means you’re “perfect”?

It may be a rare thing to admit this but no, we’re not perfect.  First of all, perfection is subjective.  People’s expectations are different and our staff members are only human.  Sometimes things get missed or aren’t cleaned as well as they should be.  However, our staff is fully trained and we strive to hire and keep only the best employees.  We also guarantee our work.  If we miss something major and you call within 24 hours we will re-clean the area for free.  If it’s a “minor” issue please let us know so that we can make a note on your work order and we’ll be sure to improve the next time we clean for you.


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Who will be cleaning my house?

A regularly assigned team or individual trained by Maid to Perfection will clean your home. All employees are uniformed, insured, and bonded.  Our Cleaning Professionals will not eat, drink, smoke or use any appliances while inside your home.


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How much will it cost to clean my house?

The short answer is that we don’t know.  But getting your house cleaned can be surprisingly affordable.  Every house is unique, and every cleaning fee is individually based.  Things that will affect the amount of your house cleaning estimate include the size of your home, number of residents, number of pets, number of bathrooms, how often you want us to clean, etc.  We might be able to give you a ballpark estimate over the phone BUT it’s much like calling the auto body shop and asking them how much it would be to fix the dent in your car without showing them the car!  We wish to warn you about ANY company’s phone estimate (including ours).  The price can be right on the money but can just as easily be high or low.  We don’t want to come to your home to clean and have to tell you that, oops, sorry, it will be more money!
We like to come out to see your house so we can give you a customized personal estimate.  Often the first clean will cost more as we do a deep clean to get the house in shape for the regular maintenance cleanings.  One time cleans are charged on an hourly basis only.  To get a ballpark quote click on the Request a Free Estimate button found on each page of our website.  You will be contacted in less than 24 business hours.

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Do I have to be home when Maid to Perfection comes to clean?

This is your option.  You may give us a key to your home which will be safely stored – always with “double-blind” security.  Keys have numbered tags on them – no customer name.  Only the owner and/or office manager can access the client key safe.  Maids are given the keys for each cleaning appointment before they leave the office each day, and must turn these back in to management before they are allowed to leave the office each evening.  These keys are returned to the key safe until the next cleaning appointment.

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Do you guarantee a day and time for my cleaning appointment?

Maid to Perfection ordinarily guarantees a specific day for your cleaning but not a specific time – a time slot.  Due to our flexible and ever-changing schedule, we are unable to commit to a specific time of day for our arrival.  However, if you contact us on the day of your service, we will be glad to estimate our time of arrival.  If you need a specific time guarantee, feel free to discuss this with our office.  Within reason, we will do our best to reach a mutually agreeable solution.

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Do I need to provide house cleaning equipment or supplies?

We provide all cleaning solutions and state-of-the-art equipment, so you never need to worry about replenishing your supply for our maids.  Our chemicals and vacuums have been field tested and our employees trained to use them so we know they will work on all jobs.  If you have special cleaning products you want the maids to use, please be sure to discuss this with us in advance, so that we can properly instruct the team.

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What if I forget you are coming?

We need good communication between you, the cleaning people and the office.  We will usually call the day before your scheduled clean to remind you we are coming.  This will allow you time to pick up clutter before your clean so the maids can do the best possible job.  If you have special requests please call the office so we may note them on your work order.  We would like to know any time the job was done well or if there were any issues.  If we are locked out of your house we may impose a future lock out fee (see below.)

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What if I need to reschedule a clean?

We make every effort to meet our customer’s scheduling requests.  If you need to reschedule an appointment, we will do all we can to accommodate you.  Please give us as much notice as possible.  Last minute cancellations and schedule changes prevent us from providing service to other customers and end up reducing your maid’s pay.  If you repeatedly request or cancel an appointment, please understand our need to charge a $25 change fee for schedule changes requested within 24 hours of the scheduled clean.  For one time clean, we will charge $50 for schedule changes requested within 48 hours.

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What should I do about my security system on cleaning day?

If you have a security system, please make necessary arrangements to give Maid to Perfection access to your home on your scheduled day.  Some clients establish a guest or temporary code for Maid to Perfection.

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What should I do with my pets during the cleaning?

Please advise us if you have pets and provide any information regarding your pets that would be helpful for us to know. Though not a requirement, we prefer pets to be restricted from the areas we clean, to allow us to clean your home better and more efficiently.  Also, we must always be concerned for our employee’s safety – so it is best to have your pet restricted.  We would be happy to discuss your particular situation.

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Why should I hire MTP instead of an individual to clean my home?

Many homeowners are not aware of their personal liability regarding work related injury and social security taxes for independent home-service workers.  No need to worry, Maid to Perfection takes care of all this for you.  We provide liability insurance, third party bonding, workmen’s compensation and key insurance.  Maid to Perfection also pays all appropriate federal, state and local taxes on our personnel.

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What is your guarantee?

We at Maid to Perfection believe in doing it right the first time.  If there is a problem with your clean, call us within 24 hours and we will cheerfully re-clean the area in question.

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Do you require contracts?

No, at Maid to Perfection we do not believe in cleaning contracts.  We do a consistent job and we believe you will want to keep us as your cleaning service.

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What if something is broken in my house?

We make every effort to treat your home with the greatest of care.  Should an accident occur a note would be left to inform you.  We will have the item repaired or replaced if necessary.  Maid to Perfection’s insurance company may need to be involved to vet a claim.  We cannot be responsible for damage resulting from loose table legs, improperly secured pictures and shelves, normal wear and tear or other items beyond our control.

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What type of payments do you accept?

We accept checks, all credit cards (Visa, MC, Discover and American Express), and of course cash.  You are expected to pay the day of the clean unless other arrangements have been made.  We will have to charge a $35 return check fee as that is what the bank charges us.  We require that credit card information be on file for a first time or a one-time clean.

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Who will I speak to when I call your office?

Unlike some cleaning services Maid to Perfection is locally owned and operated.  We do not use a call center.  When you call us at (630) 474-9486 you will be talking to the Central DuPage office directly.  We employ a full time office manager so you will almost always have a “live” person answering your call.  If you do get our voice mail you will be asked to leave a message and get a prompt callback!  Usually the same day or within one business day.

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Do you offer additional services?

Maid to Perfection is one of the few full service cleaning companies in the area.  We can provide an occasional deep clean of your house, clean inside your oven or refrigerator, steam clean your carpets or wash your windows (inside and out).  Call the office for the price to provide these additional services.

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What holidays do you observe?

We are off on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day (perhaps the day after) and Christmas Day.  If you are scheduled on one of these days we will call you several weeks prior to reschedule your clean.

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What is mildew and how can I get rid of it?

Mildew is a parasitic fungus.  It requires moisture, warmth and a food source to exist.  It reproduces itself by growing microscopic spores in enormous quantities.  These spores are always present in the air and spread via normal air currents.  A spore lies dormant until favorable moisture and temperature conditions occur for it to germinate.  Mildew thrives in warm moist areas that have poor air circulation.  In the average household, mildew is typically found in the bathrooms.  The corners, cracks and crevices of the tub, shower, sink and toilet are the most common areas infected.  It ranges in color from a pinkish-orange to black.  Unlike some other cleaning services Maid to Perfection does use a bleach product so we can kill and clean mildew infected areas.  Some areas may be stained and be unable to be cleaned.  You can be sure we will have done our best to try!

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