Two Maids & A Mop Explains How to Avoid the Pitfalls Of Hiring The Wrong Maid Service

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The average maid service sucks! It sucks because the housecleaning industry is stuck in neutral. Motionless and boring. Yes, the average maid service has problems. Lots of them. And they're not going to get any better anytime sooner. Ron Holt, owner of Two Maids & A Mop, details the three tell tale signs of a maid service gone bad.

The average maid service sucks! It sucks because it's stuck in neutral. Motionless and boring. Yes, the average maid service has problems. Lots of them. And they're not going to get any better anytime sooner. Ron Holt, owner of Two Maids & A Mop, details the three tell tale signs of a maid service gone bad.

Most maid service companies suck because they pay their employees the old fashioned way. They are paid a commission. This system works in the used car industry. This system works in the financial services industry. But this system doesn't work in the cleaning industry. The reason is simple. A maid service customer wants quality. And a maid service employee only wants quantity. "We used to pay our employees a commission. We did it that way because everyone else in our industry was doing it that way. But it wasn't working. We had too many customer complaints. The fact is that our cleaners were cleaning too fast" says Holt, who operates three cleaning companies in northwest Florida."

Most maid service companies suck because they aren't really even a business. Starting a maid service isn't difficult. It isn't expensive. And it doesn't take a rocket scientist. So look for real companies. Make sure that they are licensed, bonded and insured. Make sure that they have more than one employee. And most importantly, make sure that they have been in business for more than just a few weeks. Holt adds, "When something is easy to start, it's just as easy to quit."

Most maid service companies suck because they have an abnormally high employee turnover rate. Imagine cleaning four homes during the course of one eight hour day. That's the average amount of cleanings for a professional cleaning team. Now imagine getting paid minimum wage for that work. It's obvious why the average maid service company has an annual turnover rate of more than 600%. The work is hard. The work is long. And the pay is paltry - to say the least! So only hire companies that treat their employees well. After all, it's the employees that are doing all the work. Holt says that he employs a pay for performance compensation plan for his employees. "Our turnover rate was astronomical just a few years ago. We started the pay for performance plan because we wanted to give our employees an ownership mentality. Our employees know that they can earn an above average wage as long as they satisfy our customers needs."

There's a new maid service company opening up right now. Be careful. Finding that bad apple isn't quite as difficult as one might think.

About Two Maids & A Mop
Two Maids & A Mop operates in three cities serving the entire gulf coast of Florida. We clean more than 250 homes per week from Panama City to Pensacola. And we're the only maid service in the country that employs a pay for performance compensation program. Basically, our employees get paid based on our customers' satisfaction level. The happier our customers are; the more our employees are able to earn with our company. And it's for this reason that we get to call ourselves, "The Most Customer Friendly Housecleaning Company In The World!"

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Ron Holt
Two Maids & A Mop
(850) 429-1969 Pensacola, FL
(850) 664-6243 Fort Walton Beach, FL
(850) 769-6646 Panama City, FL
http://www.ineedamaid.com

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