You Pay for What You Get When Hiring an Atlanta House Cleaning Service

Posted on August 29, 2012. Filed under: About Sponge & Sparkle, Cleaning Industry, Customer Care | Tags: |

picture of moneyOccasionally, I will have a potential customer who will tell me we are too expensive.  I feel like saying “Really?  Because we aren’t!!!”

We are Atlanta’s oldest and most experienced maid service, and I know that we aren’t the cheapest company, but neither are we the most expensive.

We are in the middle range with our rates, compared to other similar companies.

Comparing Apples to Oranges?

Please don’t compare our rates to your neighbor who uses Suzy who

(1) isn’t a company

(2) pockets all the fee for herself

(3) doesn’t pay taxes

(4) has no liability insurance

(5) has no workman’s comp insurance, and

(6) has no  unemployment insurance.

Are You Hiring a Cleaning Company or Gaining an Employee?

In the eyes of the IRS when you use an individual,YOU become their employer.

Be ready –  if they have an injury in your home, or they break a valuable, or they file for unemployment when you fire them, or they file for social security benefits.

Y0u will most probably wish you had paid more for a reputable service.

Why Pay a Little More for Professional Cleaning

Professional maid services are priced higher for a reason.  They pay to perform background tests, drug testing, for ongoing training, for proper insurance and taxes, high-end professional products – all for your benefit and protection, and for their staff to have a good and fair wage.  After ALL of those costs, there isn’t a huge profit margin left .

How Unlicensed Cleaning Services Hurt the Economy

When compliant  businesses are sideswiped by persons unfairly undercutting their prices, it just hurts not only legitimate businesses trying to do their best and fulfill all their legal requirements, but it hurts the country too.

Non-compliant competitors do not contribute to the economy by providing jobs or paying their fair share of taxes.  At least compare apples with apples, as they say.

Interestingly enough, one group of  people who never complain about our prices are our current customers.

Customer Reviews of Our Cleaning Services


Best in town:
 
Sponge and Sparkle is the best cleaning service in Atlanta. I’ve tried others and none are as professional or clean. 
Full review.

Excellent company and service:

We have used Sparkle many times over the last several years and they always exceed our expectations. Great customer service and very reasonable prices
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Spectacular:

Sponge and Sparkle came through beautifully… For me it was the best cleaning job I have ever had and I have used housekeepers for 15 years!… They’re an asset now I would never let them go! Full ReviewAtlanta Maid Service - Facebook Atlanta House Cleaning - Twitter Atlanta House Cleaning Service - Blog RSS


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About the author:

Raina Raflo owns Sponge & Sparkle, Atlanta’s oldest and most reputable independent maid and house cleaning service. (404) 633-9652.

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