A good cleaning service?

dust panLou emails:

Living on a busy street in downtown Troy, a certain amount of grime drifts through the windows. Though I'm a reasonably tidy divorced dad who was taught how to do cleaning chores as a kid, it'd be worth X dollars to bring in some pros a few times per year and pick up my slack. Folks who do this for a living and can catch everything up in a couple hours.
I know they're out there, but don't know how to find a good one or what it should cost. Natch there are mass-market franchise providers ("The Maids," others), and maybe they're fine. But I'll bet there are truly local, honest providers doing the same thing in Troy. I'd prefer that.
AOA-ers: What occasional maid service do you use in Troy? I'm not fussy and don't care so much about bonding, theft-safeguards, etc. (I'd stick around), just want good value for money. We're talking a ~1100 sq. ft. apartment.

Got a suggestion for Lou? Please share!

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I'm hearing good things about the "Eco-Maids"...
http://ecomaids.com/albany
There is also a lot of info on their facebook page, and sometimes they mention deals and specials:
http://www.facebook.com/EcoMaidsofAlbany

I would love to utilize the service myself but don't know if I can justify the expense just now. My birthday was Friday (hint, hint)!

Definitely try the EcoMaids. They did an amazing job on our house after a construction project was completed. We did the Deep Clean service. I found the service they offer to be reasonably priced.

I tried The Maids and was not thrilled, now I use EcoMaids. They do a fantastic job, I've been very happy with them and are very reasonably priced. They also have coupons in the SmartSource magazine occasionally.

Thanks for these comments. Sounds like EcoMaids is a contender.

The usual search engine queries turn-up both them and "The Maids" — and not much else — so I knew they were out there. If anything, I was put-off a little by the "eco-" part since, while green is nice, it's hardly a primary filter, and suggests that there might be an eco-premium to pay. I can handle my own footprint; the few times I'm looking for a deep clean they can do it (mostly) however they want.

Any others? I was hoping to find some providers that are maybe less discoverable by ordinary means. Like it says in the AOA credo, the "inside line." There's an email address on my site if you need to keep it on the QT.

Thanks again.

LQ

We've been using The Cleaning Person http://www.thecleaningperson.com/

Which is a truly local operation. We had one cleaning that wasn't up to snuff, and their customer service response and their dedication to make everything right has been highly commendable.

They say they use eco-friendly products, and that is good enough for me. I did not pursue a course of due-diligence in that regard. But I believe they will service Troy.

The service has its pros and cons like any other, but I am happy enough with them to put them in Lou's consideration set.

Wow, we're so happy to hear EcoMaids has left such a positive impression! We'd love to extend a 'Thank You' to everyone. Any new customer that books an Initial Cleaning and mentions All Over Albany will receive a FREE Fill-In Service to their Kitchen & Bath!!

Lou, we certainly understand your desire to support a local company. While we have since franchised nationally, EcoMaids was started right here in Albany and continues to be owned and operated by the same dedicated team that has helped make EcoMaids a house-hold name. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee and a completely customizable cleaning regimen, allowing you to pay for only the services you need, without having to empty your bank account. You can even call us or visit our website to receive a free estimate!

We'd love to answer any questions you, or anyone else may have, so please don't hesitate to ask!

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