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How To Choose A Cleaning Company In Toronto​

How to Choose a Cleaning Company in Toronto - Toronto Maids

Hello and welcome back to Toronto Maids! Today, we wanted to give you tips to choose a cleaning company in Toronto.

If you read our previous article, you already know us! We are a maid and cleaning service in Toronto, and we know how hard it is to find the perfect company for you. And we understand it might not even be our company! It just depends on what you current needs are and what you are looking for in terms of quality, price and experience.

Let’s dive into it!

Determine And List Your Cleaning Needs

The first step before even searching for a cleaning company, is to determine your cleaning needs. Many people with similar household routines have completely different cleaning needs. Even the same household has different cleaning needs in the same year.

These are some of the questions you need to ask yourself to determine your cleaning needs:


    • How many times are you going to need this cleaning service?

    • What areas of your home do you want to be cleaned?

    • Do you have any specific requirements (e.g., specific cleaning products or tools)

Take a look at the cleaning needs you have now, but also other needs that you will potentially need in the future. For example, if you want to schedule regular cleaning services but also planning to move out the next month.

In this case, it’s best to search for a cleaning company that offers both standard recurring cleaning and then move-out cleaning. This way, you will already know the cleaners and how the company works, and you won’t need to do the research all over again.

And if you don’t know quite clearly what your cleaning needs are, just ask them! Explain to them how long you haven’t cleaned, and what areas are concerning you and they will suggest a cleaning plan.

Once you have the exact list of cleaning tasks or areas that you need help with, it’s time to decide on the company that is going to solve your problems.

Create a checklist of your cleaning needs

Do The Research Before You Choose Your Cleaning Company

Now, it’s time to do research.

The first step is to get quotes from multiple websites. If they have an automatic estimator, even better! You won’t have to waste time contacting them. Check about the services they offer and, if they have a FAQ page, you will be able to get the answers to common questions (costs, policies, payment methods, guarantees, insurance…)

Recommendations from friends and family are one of the best ways to find out about cleaning services in Toronto. This is perfect because you will be hearing directly from them, and you can ask them questions about their personal experience.

Now, here are some filtering options to help you choose only the best companies:


    • Choose companies that are licensed and insured. This is important because licensed companies have plenty of expertise and equipment to provide a quality cleaning service. And then, insurance is always important. You never know what incidents happen in

    • Look for awards and recognitions. Cleaning companies with plenty of time and reviews are often recognized by local directories and magazines.

Remember, these are just guidelines. A good first impression is important, but try to look a bit further than that.

For example, a smaller company might not have a fantastic website or impressive social media, but they surely have good reviews and ratings.

Finding cleaning companies online

Ask Your Potential Cleaning Company About Their Services

Once you have more information about your potential cleaning company, it’s time to contact them directly. If they do not have an online booking process and you have questions or concerns, it’s always good to call or email them first.

The most decisive questions should be related to the cleaning service, of course.

First, find out if the service you have in mind is available, and their available date and time. Also, ask what the full scope of their service is, and if they can meet any specific request you have (e.g. using eco-friendly cleaning products). If they can send you the detailed list via email, it’s easier to read and you won’t have to take any extra notes.

Next, ask about payment plans. Do they have discounts or deals? What if you book a recurring cleaning serviceMost companies offer discounts for recurring services, which is perfect if you plan on having a cleaning service in the long term.

Now, if you add specific areas, instructions or requests, you are going to need to ask for those as well. Remember, if they have an online booking process, they are going to display this information during that process.

Last but not least, ask about their employees and training. A company can look impressive on the outside but, at the end of the day, you need to learn more about their professional cleaners. How do they hire and train them? Do they conduct background checks? Are they compensated fairly? A good company has reliable, trustworthy, and happy employees.

Request a Trial

If you are not entirely convinced, you should ask more questions and even request a trial. These questions could be related to cancellation and guarantee policies, for example.

Don’t be afraid to request a trail or free consultation to see how they work and if you are satisfied with their results. There’s a high chance they will refuse but, in exchange, they might offer a special discount.


There you have it! If you are looking for a maid and cleaning service, we hope these tips help you find a cleaning company in Toronto that is the perfect match for your needs.

With cleaning services, it’s best to take some time and look at different options and not have any funny surprises down the road.

Remember to visit Toronto Maids if you want to learn more about our cleaning service.

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