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Need Advice Cleaning Service

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by woopity, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. woopity

    woopity cdubs ya know!

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    Alright...i've had enough. We had "The Maids" come and clean our house in a pinch one time and they did a great job--but the "bi-weekly" price of $125 to clean maybe half of my townhouse is a little excessive...and i'm no longer too lazy to do something about it. Ever since adding the second child to our house...our time is at a premium, so i don't know that we can get rid of this great service now...........but i feel like i'm getting ripped off for what i'm getting.

    We're in the Broadmoor model townhouse....they clean about 90% of the main level (to include a 1/2 bathroom), the master bed and bath upstairs, as well as the hallway. Then they clean the steps from 3rd level all the way down..and do the foyer. That's it. There's a 28X20 room they're not even touching downstairs...as well as two bedrooms and a full bath upstairs--and still we pay $125!!! We've given them ample chances to reduce the price...and now i'm fed up.

    Does anyone out there have a fantastic cleaning service with more reasonable prices that they just love???? I would love any recommendations people have...Thanks so much!
     
  2. woopity

    woopity cdubs ya know!

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    Alright--i'm gonna bump this. I talked to "Moriclean". Anyone have experience with them? Great first impression--and recommended on our very own Aphioni's website...looking for other recommendations as well. Thanks!
     
  3. luftinarr

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    Laura's Cleaning Service. They're very responsive and do a great job. We pay them $90 biweekly to clean a Parkdale SFH (all 3 levels to include 4 BR, 4.5 Baths). We communicate with them via txt messaging if we need to reschedule and we also talk on the phone with them. We pay via check or direct deposit. Depends on if I forgot to leave a check. Laura and Sergio are husband and wife, speak terrific English, and have a great crew. The crew has limited English most of the time, but that hasn't been a problem for us. We went with Laura's after getting fed up with H&M Maids. We've recommended Laura's to another house on our street and they also do my parents' house in Sterling as well as their neighbor's house. We think they're great. Our house actually looks clean and smells clean. We've got 3 dogs and 2 cats and that's never posed a problem with them. Our house always looks and smells terrific when they're done.

    http://www.laurascleaningsite.com/
     
  4. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    i've used Moriclean twice now and they've done a great job both times. our house tends to get very dusty and they didn't just dust AROUND things like other cleaners we've used in the past- they dusted under electronics, knick knacks, etc. excellent job on our granite and stainless too.

    i tried Laura's cleaning service during the groupon offer and was pretty underwhelmed. the groupon said they would do dishes but when they got to the house they said it shouldn't have been part of the groupon and didn't do it. not as much attention to detail (baseboards, cleaning the floors well, not leaving streaks on the counters or mirrors, etc.) as i've seen from other cleaners, including Moriclean.
     
  5. tigger

    tigger New Member

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    Unfortunately, I have to diasagree. We had Laura's cleaning for about six months. Last month they didn't show up as scheduled, and did not return our calls after many messages were left for them. We finally talked to them several days later. I agreed to try them again, they came a couple of days later. We were scheduled again for last Friday and they didn't show up again. I talked to Sergio, who stated they would be there in about an hour, and they still didn't show up. I called and terminated our agreement. I am now out looking for a new service.
     
  6. krmckee

    krmckee Member

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    I would highly recommend Sylvia. She's always been on time, very dependable and has done a great job cleaning our home for nearly 4 years now. She is independent, she always brings a helper and they are very efficient together. She is looking to do more homes in the area. Her prices are very reasonable. Her phone is: 571-839-6706
     
  7. Sunny

    Sunny Chief Advisor

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    Bethy is awesome. AWESOME.
    703-200-5006
    Tell her I sent you, don't tell her I sent you- doesn't matter to me! You will love the way she turns your stove top into a MIRROR and your bathroom looks better than brand new.
    Thank goodness for Bethy!!!!
     
  8. Audrey

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    I've been happy with Ketty's Maid Service for going on 10 years now. They came bi-weekly until we got a dog and now they come weekly. It's a family business; they're very nice and do a good job. Rates are competitive. Here's Ketty's ad from the Broadlands Newsletter:

    KETTY’S MAID SERVICES (K.M.S.): Cleaning services for single family homes, townhomes and apartments. Weekly, Bi-weekly and onetime only. Free estimates. Call Ketty: (703)771-4035, (703)554-2487, (703)297-1934.
     
  9. mikebnllnb

    mikebnllnb Member

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    We use Luz Cleaning Service. I have a 6 bedroom 5.5 bath home and pay $175 bi-weekly. Most of my neighbors also have their home cleaned by her. Her crew does a great job. With our 3 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats and a parrot it's no easy job.

    Luz Ordonez (c) 703-929-4507
     
  10. stoner

    stoner Active Member

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    Enthusiastic second on Bethy's Cleaning Service - had her for near 4 years.
     
  11. HappyinVA

    HappyinVA Proud Broadlands resident

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    I’ve used Maids Cleaning Service (http://www.maidcleaningservice.com/) – and they weren’t bad. They also cleaned my folks home out in Leesburg and I recommended them to a few other neighbors. I’ll admit, I switched a few months ago to Molly Maids (the office out of Sterling) b/c the last few cleanings from Maids Cleaning Service was done by a different individual that didn’t have as much care as I would have liked. We gave them a few chances to correct it, but I was ready to move on. Molly maids (703-450-9884) does a great GREAT job, and has been for the past few months. We pay $160/bi-monthly for our 2900 sq ft, 3 bed 4 bath home.
     
  12. moriclean

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    Hello - I wanted to provide a little more insight on Moriclean and some factors to consider when choosing a cleaning company.

    Moriclean is probably very similar to the independent services mentioned here, in that it's a small operation with the company co-founder still cleaning every customer's home (with an assistant.) However, unlike some other small businesses Moriclean is licensed, and insured to protect our customers. We are also working very hard to establish our reputation in the community through being responsive to our customers' needs and providing our services at a reasonable price.

    So, if you want to hire a cleaning service that takes pride in its work, protects its customers through insurance, and does all that at a competitive price - contact Moriclean at 703-606-1177 or info@moriclean.com. New customers, call before 7/26/2010 to schedule an appointment and mention this message board for $20 off your initial cleaning.
     
  13. HappyinVA

    HappyinVA Proud Broadlands resident

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    Sorry, I meant bi-weekly... and to boot - we just got a $10/off per cleaning so we now pay $150/month. I didn't ask why, I don't much care. :)
     
  14. Inverness

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    We use Laura's and have had wonderful experiences with them for the last two years!! NEVER a problem!!
     
  15. AllyMG

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    Does anyone has another contact # for Luz? I left her a message last week after she didnt show... when she didnt call back i tried again and her phone goes right to voicemail with a full mailbox.
     
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    Another vote for Bethy. She's very reliable, fast, does an excellent job and pricing is fair.
     
  17. woopity

    woopity cdubs ya know!

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    Thanks Chase...with 3 resounding votes for Bethy and a good impression upon the visit...we have gone with her. The price was great too! Thanks to all!
     
  18. QueenofAvon

    QueenofAvon SW Resident

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    Check out Lorena C. She is great! I used her for 6 years. Her number is
    703 609 3132. Good luck!
     
  19. jw25413

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    I and my friends use Olga's cleaning services for the last 5 years, shes is great and does stuff other charge extra for like cleaning inside bottom part of windows and inside your Frig her number is is 703-861-8398 tell her Joanne refer you
     
  20. BelindaTH

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    ANOTHER vote for BETHY!!!! She does a great job! WE LOVE HER!
     

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