The Differences Between Maids vs Housekeepers

When you’re looking for someone to help you stay on top of household chores, you want to be sure you’re getting the service you need. At Pro Housekeepers, we understand our clients each have their own unique requirements, budgets and circumstances. We want to make your life easier. That’s why all our services and prices are totally transparent, with no hidden charges or nasty surprises.

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A lot of our clients are unsure what services they really need. Is a once weekly cleaning enough or too much? Do you need someone to help with intensive chores, or just general tidying and dusting? Maybe you have a busy household and need more regular support from someone who can manage everything from making the beds to preparing meals, or perhaps you really hate vacuuming. Whatever your situation, we’re here to help, and we’re confident we have the right cleaning Pros for you.

Our domestic clients are usually served by maids or housekeepers. Which one you’ll need depends on your particular requirements, but here’s a breakdown of what you can expect from each service so you can better decide what sounds right for you.


Pro Housekeepers’ maids usually handle one-off and routine cleaning for our clients. They can wash your windows, make beds, vacuum, dust and scrub every room in your home.

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Each of our maids is carefully vetted and background checked before being individually trained to offer you the best cleaning service possible. Our maids are knowledgeable about different types of cleaning solutions, and know how to tackle everything from burnt-on kitchen grease to soap residue on your shower door.

We offer maid services for properties of all sizes, so whatever your needs you can always be assured of the same expert, professional attention.

Typical Maid Services

  • Dusting ceiling fans and light fixtures
  • Cleaning sinks and countertops
  • Wiping down electronic kitchen appliances and cleaning inside microwaves
  • Dusting and clean window ledges, blinds, and curtains
  • Washing glass doors and windows
  • Vacuuming, sweeping or mopping floors
  • Emptying and washing trash bins
  • Cleaning toilets, bathtubs and showers
  • Changing bed linen and making beds (where clean linen is left available)
  • Dusting furniture and ornaments


For larger or busier homes, our housekeeping service might be more appropriate. Our housekeepers typically have a hospitality background and significant experience in the home-keeping industry. When you hire Pro Housekeepers, we’ll send the same housekeeper back to you every time, up to and including full-time hours.

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As well as cleaning your home with all the expert attention of our maids, our housekeepers are trained to handle any number of other tasks you might need them to perform. If you’ve got guests coming to stay, Pro Housekeepers will prepare their rooms and help them settle in. They can also cook meals, or serve at dinnertime or special events.

With a Pro Housekeeper, you don’t have to worry about running your household. They can wash and fold your laundry, feed your pets, rearrange your cupboards and pantry, tidy up and put away grocery deliveries. They’ll even help you find additional qualified housekeepers when necessary.

Typical Housekeeper Services

  • All maid services listed above
  • Washing and putting away dishes
  • Laundering, ironing, folding and storing clothes
  • Preparing and serving meals
  • Running errands such as grocery shopping and picking up dry cleaning
  • Take care of family pets, including feeding and walking
  • Babysitting and getting kids off to school
  • Tidying up and organizing the house
  • Restocking personal care items
  • Replacing light bulbs and performing other basic maintenance

Choosing the Right Service

The level of service you require will depend a lot on your lifestyle. If you’re a single person or couple living in an apartment or small home, a regular maid service is probably all you need to stay on top of your household chores. Busy professionals, families, and those living in larger homes could benefit from the household management skills of a housekeeper.

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A maid can visit your home as regularly or infrequently as you like. Our maids can perform one-off cleaning services such as before or after a move, spring cleaning, or just to help you get back on top of things. If you need more regular help, maids can take charge of all your regular household chores, saving you the time and trouble of having to clean and scrub your weekends away.

When you hire a housekeeper, you’ll work together as a team to run your home and relieve the stress of your busy schedule. A housekeeper can handle far more than general chores and will help you relax and enjoy your time at home, knowing all the tasks that accumulate through the day have already been taken care of.

Make Your Life Easier

Hiring a maid or housekeeper is about more than simply cleaning your house or handling your chores. Your home is the place you want to relax and feel comfortable in. With today’s busy lifestyles, saving the time you would spend cleaning to wind down and enjoy yourself is invaluable. Imagine never arguing about whose turn it is to do the laundry, or feeling resentful because you’re vacuuming while your partner watches TV.

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Regular cleaning and maintenance can also save you time and money in the long term. The chores that get overlooked when you’re trying to fit everything into your day don’t just go away. Pet hair, dust and general grime accumulate and become harder to clean, and may ultimately require costly solutions. If your appliance and HVAC filters aren’t changed on schedule, they can become less efficient and more expensive to run.

Having a maid or housekeeping service also helps you keep your home more organized. A clean house is a tidy house, and keeping to a regular cleaning schedule makes it easier to eliminate clutter and keep everything in its proper place.

Want to help your staff clean better? Here’s a great read: House Cleaning Tips that Professional Cleaners Swear By

Choose Pro Housekeepers

Letting someone into your home can be daunting. At Pro Housekeepers we understand taking the first step isn’t easy, which is why we go above and beyond when it comes to customer service. We guarantee all our work 100% and we have customer service agents available seven days a week to take your calls.

We offer cleaning and housekeeping services to suit every home, lifestyle and budget, and we can help you decide which is best for you. Give us a call today and discover the Pro Housekeepers difference for yourself.