We Hire Employees

Employees vs Contractors

At Maid Affordable, we hire EMPLOYEES, not CONTRACTORS.

This is an intentional decision and one that we feel ensures we have a very solid, consistent, trustworthy team, and gives us the ability to impact the quality of our work to your standards.

Here are some key differences. Our employees:

Receives training from the company.

  • This is so important! We TRAIN our employees to clean the Maid Affordable way. Software developer platforms do not “train” their contractors. They do simple screening, at most, before sending contractors into homes. Our employees don’t simply complete a background check and receive a dispatch to your home, they undergo a thorough training process and graduate from training before being sent to clean a home. We continually train our employees on the use of products, surfaces in your home, cleaning techniques, safety, and last but not least, SERVICE.

Are provided tools/cleaning supplies.

  • We carefully select every cleaning tool and product our team uses to ensure they are safe and effective for both our team and your home and pets. We know what we're using because WE provide the tools and supplies. Contractors are responsible for their own supplies, which can sometimes mean dollar store cleaning supplies to keep costs down. We are geek out on cleaning and love to give our team the good stuff.

Receive direction and feedback from the company

  • Businesses are only allowed to hire Contractors that already have their own cleaning skillset and cannot provide training. As employers, we train our team and have ongoing meetings, training, huddles, and parties with our employees like a good team should. When something is being done right, we give a high five, a pat on the back, and other fun rewards. When something is done wrong, we correct and re-strategize. Having employees rather than contractors allows us to develop our team members’ strengths.

Embody So Many Important Characteristics

  • Reliability – Contractors are sporadic with their schedule and may work for several different platforms. When a higher paying job comes along, they may cancel a service to take the higher paying job. This results in sporadic interruptions in your schedules (AKA = unreliable).
  • Consistency– When employees have an employer, they are naturally more committed to that job, creating consistency. That consistency is helpful to our clients as well because it increases the likelihood of having the same team member(s) clean your home.
  • Loyalty – Employees are more loyal. They put all of their energy into one company and are usually in need of the work. This equates to professional cleaners who take their jobs seriously and want to satisfy clients in order to promote long-term relationships.
  • Quality – Employees who perform the same work repeatedly develop a pattern and an eye for detail because of their repeated experience cleaning. They simply tend to have better quality when it comes to cleaning. Because our employees work on a repeat schedule, they develop a flow that includes quality.
  • Speed – Cleaning is labor-intensive and tiring! In our field, contractors who clean sporadically have more trouble keeping up and tend to get less done on jobs. Employees build up endurance and speed. They repeatedly clean so much that their bodies are used to the workload and are accustomed to moving quickly, as well as bending, squatting, and kneeling to get to low areas. Just as a carpenter develops speed using tools in his toolbelt, our employees develop speed using their tools. This equates to more scrubbing for your dollar.

At Maid Affordable, we believe our commitment to employing and developing a team of highly trained professionals sets us apart and ensures a consistent, high-quality clean for your home. From ongoing training to providing proper tools and supplies, we invest in our employees so they can invest in delivering an exceptional service experience for you. With characteristics like reliability, loyalty, attention to detail, and efficient processes honed through repetition, our cleaning teams embody the Maid Affordable standards with every clean. Experience the difference our employee model makes by booking your next house cleaning service with us today. Contact us for a free quote and get ready to enjoy a truly fresh, affordable, and trustworthy maid service.