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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ABOUT CUSTOM MAIDS HOUSE CLEANING SERVICES

How many Cleaners do you send into my house?

WE SEND ONE CLEANER ONLY.
We never send teams or crews of cleaners into your private home.

 Whether you use our house cleaning services regularly or just occasionally, you’ll have your own cleaning person – someone familiar with you and your expectations of your cleaning service.

What are the qualifications of your Toronto House Cleaners?

Our house cleaning service staff is comprised largely of traditional cleaning ladies who have had many years of cleaning experience prior to joining CUSTOM MAIDS, and have been in positions of trust for most of their lives. 

Notwithstanding their prior qualifications, all cleaning staff have completed CUSTOM MAIDS’ House Cleaning Service Training program before joining our staff. And, once employed, our standards are maintained through an ongoing program of training and supervision.

Why choose CUSTOM MAIDS over a private cleaning person for my House Cleaning Services?

By using CUSTOM MAIDS, you eliminate all risks associated with direct employment.

As all of our house cleaning service staff are employees of our cleaning company . . .

WE ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY HOUSE CLEANER ASSIGNED TO YOUR HOME
AND FOR YOUR HOME WHEN YOU’RE NOT THERE.

ALL CUSTOM MAIDS HOUSE CLEANING SERVICE STAFF:

  • are vetted from a pool of some 2,000 candidates each year;

  • have completed CUSTOM MAIDS’ House Cleaning Service Training Program;

  • have undergone extensive background checks;

  • have been bonded by CUSTOM MAIDS;

  • are covered by Worker's Compensation (in the event of injury in your home);

  • are covered by Comprehensive Liability Insurance (in the event of damage);

  • are legally employable, and eligible for all benefits pursuant to legal employment (statutory holiday pay, vacation pay, employment insurance, etc).

You’re offered house cleaning services by an experienced and qualified cleaning person,
together with all the protections necessary to save you from exposure of every kind.

Do I need to use your house cleaning services on a regular, ongoing basis?

It’s entirely up to you how often you use our house cleaning services.

Many clients use the service regularly on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, basis.
Thousands of people use Custom Maids just occasionally (on an as-needed basis).
And others have us in only one-time.

Whatever your need, we’re here to accommodate.

On what days of the week may I schedule my House Cleaning Services?
And what time-of-day may I schedule?

Our Toronto House Cleaning Services our offered 7 days a week, Monday through Sunday.

Morning cleaning visits are scheduled for an arrival time of 8am to 8:30am.

Afternoon visits are scheduled for a 1pm to 2pm arrival.

House Cleanings exceeding 5 hours must be scheduled for morning arrival.

Depending on the location and size of your home,
we may be able to make slight adjustments to these arrival times.

How will my House Cleaner gain access to my home?

We’re happy to accommodate any entry arrangement that’s comfortable for you.

Many clients let in their cleaner before leaving for work. Some hide a key for their cleaner or
leave a key with a neighbour. Those in condos or apartments often leave a key with their concierge or security desk. And many clients deliver us a key at CUSTOM MAIDS’ Toronto office. 

Just let us know an entry arrangement that will work for you and we’ll be happy to oblige.

If I provide Custom Maids with a key, will it be safe?

YES.  YOUR KEY WILL BE VERY SECURE.

WHEN YOUR KEY IS RECEIVED BY THE CUSTOM MAIDS OFFICE :

  • Your key will be labelled with a reference number only ;

  • The name associated with your key’s reference number will be recorded separately in Custom Maids' encrypted database ;

  • Your key will be stored in the company vault ; and

  • When your key is needed for cleaning, it will be "signed out" and "signed back in" by your house cleaner.

What if I need to cancel a cleaning service after I’ve booked a house cleaning visit?

You’re always welcome to cancel a house cleaning visit.

We only ask that you contact CUSTOM MAIDS’ Toronto Office 48 business hours prior to the house cleaning visit (so we have the lead time necessary to ensure your house cleaner is booked elsewhere during your absence).

Does Custom Maids offer Move-In Cleaning Services and Move-Out Cleaning Services?

Yes, we do.

Our Toronto house cleaners are extensively trained in ‘Vacancy Cleaning Service’ procedures.

See Move-Out Cleaning Services or a Move-In Cleaning Services
 for details of our vacancy house cleaning services in Toronto.

Do I need to provide cleaning supplies?

Yes. Your House Cleaner will use your cleaning supplies.

THE GOOD NEWS IS:
OUR PRICE POINT REFLECTS THIS APPROACH!

Compare our house cleaning service prices with the prices of team cleaning services that travel in crews with cars and equipment. (We’re sure you’ll be impressed!) 

We don’t expect that you’ll mind picking up five or six cleaning products in order to take advantage of the cost savings available at CUSTOM MAIDS.

What forms of payment does Custom Maids accept?

Custom Maids accepts only electronic payments :
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Visa Debit and MasterCard Debit

Prior to your first house cleaning visit, your credit card information will be taken by telephone and recorded in Custom Maids' encrypted database.

AFTER each cleaning service, your credit card will be charged.  (We DO NOT process credit card payments in advance of your house cleaning service.)

Am I required to sign a contract to use your house cleaning services?

No.  Our clients are under no contractual obligation to use our cleaning services.

Are your House Cleaning Services in Toronto completely Guaranteed?

YES, OUR SERVICE IS BACKED BY A 100% ABSOLUTE GUARANTEE OF SATISFACTION.

You have no reason to expect disappointment with Custom Maids.
After 46 years as the market leader, poor cleaning is “not our brand.”

But if you’re not 100% ecstatic with the house cleaning service you receive,
just let us know within 48 hours and we’ll be back to fix the problem immediately.

That’s our promise.
 

We know there are plenty of House Cleaning Companies in Toronto.

Our hope is to establish a long and pleasant association  and be YOUR Toronto House Cleaning Company for months and years to come.

At a time of increased concern over the spread of germs and viruses,
our approach offers you complete control over the supplies and equipment being used in your home.

  • You have no worries about vacuum cleaners and toilet brushes being used in multiple homes;

  • If you have young children, you have no concerns about unwanted chemicals in your home;

  • And you’re free to purchase eco-friendly products as you see fit.​

(See our list of 7 Essential Cleaning Products above.)

How much does it cost?
Not as much as you think!
Overview of Rates (including HST )

Standard House (up to 1.600 sq ft)

Does not exceed: 2 Levels / 3 Bdrms / 2 Bthrms / Kitchen / Living Rm / Dining Rm   

4 hours
$ 200

Intermediate House (1.600 to 2.000 sq ft)

All of the above: + 1 Additional Room (e.g. Rec Room, Office, Den, etc)
 
+ (Perhaps) 1 Additional Bathroom-Powder Room    

5 hours
$ 250

Standard House (up to 1.600 sq ft)

Exceeds above Levels and/or Rooms

6 hours
$ 300

Very Large House (2.500 to 3.000 sq ft)

7 hours
$ 350

Very Large House (Greater than 3000 sq ft)

8 hours
$ 400

Book Your First Cleaning now

Please have the following  7 ESSENTIAL CLEANING PRODUCTS  on hand for your Custom Maid :

  1. Glass Cleaner  (such as Windex)

  2. Furniture Polish  (if you like it used)

  3. Bathroom Cleanser  (such as Spray Vim or Greenworks)

  4. Liquid All-Purpose Cleaner  (such as Pine-Sol or Mr Clean)

  5. Rough-Sided Sponges  (for kitchen appliances & bathroom tiles)

  6. J-Cloths or Cloth Rags  (alternatively, microfibre cloths)

  7. Paper Towels

 Optional Items :

Stainless Steel Cleaner or Baby Oil  (for stainless steel appliances)

Natural Stone Cleaner  (for Marble and Granite countertops and tiles)

Ceramic Stovetop Cleaner  (such as Cerama Bryte)

Hardwood Floor Cleaner  (such as Bona or Murphy Oil Soap)

Bucket/Pail  (alternatively, plastic garbage can)    /    Floor Mop    /    Vacuum Cleaner  (alternatively, Broom & Dustpan)

    Left with no instructions,

your Custom Maid will complete . . .

General Cleaning

  BATHROOM(S)

  • Clean Sink(s), Vanity and Mirrors

  • Clean Toilet

  • Clean Bathtub and Tiles

  • Clean Shower Stall and Shower Doors

  • Remove Spots off Walls

  • Wash Window Sills

  • Wash Baseboards

  • Wash Floor

  • Empty Garbage

  KITCHEN

  • Wash and Put Away Dishes

  • Clean Outside Stove, Fridge & Dishwashe

  • Clean Inside/Outside Microwave Oven

  • Clean Counter Tops and Small Appliances

  • Clean Outside Cupboard Doors

  • Remove Spots off Walls

  • Wash Window Sills

  • Wash Baseboards

  • Wash Floor

  • Empty Garbage

  LIVING AREAS AND BEDROOMS

  • Tidy Up

  • Make or Change Beds

  • Clean Pictures and Mirrors on Walls

  • Dust /Polish Furniture

  • Vacuum Upholstered Furniture

  • Vacuum Carpets and Floors

  • Damp Mop Hardwood Floors

  • Remove Spots off Walls

  • Wash Baseboards and Window Sills

  • Remove all Garbage

Unmade beds will be made up.

If you would like any of the beds changed, simply set out folded sheets (on the beds needing changing).

+
Plus

One Major Job

 A CLEANING TASK OVER AND ABOVE THE GENERAL CLEANING

The first time we visit your home, it is advisable to have your Custom Maid concentrate on a thorough General Cleaning.

But after the initial visit (should you go on to become a regular customer), your cleaner will be able rotate Major Jobs, thereby maintaining your home on an ongoing basis.

  • Clean Out Oven

  • Clean Out Fridge

  • Wash Windows

  • Do Laundry

  • Or another housecleaning task of your choosing

CUSTOM MAIDS

HOUSE CLEANING SERVICES TORONTO

Your trusted source for a Toronto House Cleaner since 1978.

Experience the Best House Cleaning Services in Toronto.

​Join the thousands of Toronto Residents who have their Houses, Condos and Apartments cleaned by Custom Maids

Book your First
Cleaning Service now 

Call us today to discuss your Move-In Cleaning needs

 We’re ready to respond to your needs immediately.

Monday through Friday,  8am to 5pm

The Custom Maids  Team

It is entirely up to you

how your house cleaning visits are structured.

YOU MAY LEAVE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS

Maybe you want your oven cleaned out and your refrigerator cleaned out. 

Or perhaps you’d like some windows washed and some laundry done.

Or maybe you want all of your kitchen cabinets cleaned out.

Should you leave specific instructions of this kind, your CUSTOM MAIDS

house cleaner will gladly work from your priority list.

or

YOU MAY LEAVE THE HOUSE CLEANING IN THE HANDS OF YOUR HOUSE CLEANER.

​Our staff is comprised largely of traditional cleaning ladies who have come to us with

years of house cleaning experience, and all have completed CUSTOM MAIDS’ House Cleaning Service Training.

CUSTOM MAIDS

HOUSE CLEANING SERVICES TORONTO

We take the Stress out of House Cleaning

ONE CLEANING PERSON

Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Monthly

or just occasionally.

​(Serving Toronto, Etobicoke, North York and Scarborough) 

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