House Cleaning Services from Experienced Independent Professionals!
We’re a 1-STOP-SHOP for house cleaning and specialty services. Our mission is simple: refer highly experienced professional independent maids to our clientele, to provide a personalized, tailored cleaning experience. We arrange house cleaning services and other specialty services (like handyman services, window cleaning, carpet cleaning and more) for all of Orange County and Los Angeles, San Diego, Palm Springs and surrounding areas, San Antonio and Austin Texas and surrounding areas, and Knoxville Tennessee and surrounding areas.
We’re not a cleaning service — we’re a cleaning referral agency… and we’re selective about who we work with. That’s a huge advantage to you. Here’s why:
Only the very best make the cut with Howard’s — real pros with years of cleaning experience.
We do the work of finding only the most experienced, reliable, and detail-oriented independent house cleaners with the skills to maintain your home in tip-top shape.
All of the professional cleaners we refer to you are fully verified with a thorough screening process and background checks. And we make sure they have a great personality as well!
We’re different because you’re unique!
We do much more than refer available house cleaners to handle your job. We get to know you first and then we match the PERFECT cleaners with the specific skills to handle your needs.
This means we may not be the biggest referral agency around — after all, what we do takes more effort — but it makes us the best at what we do.
Leave the hassles of scheduling a cleaning crew to us.
The cleaning pros we refer will work around YOUR schedule.
Need to reschedule? No problem. Want a regularly scheduled visit? Can do. One time, once a week, once a month? Yes, yes, yes!
Without any instruction, the maids will perform “general cleaning” — or, you determine what cleaning services you need.
- One-Time & Initials
- Move-Ins & Move-Outs
- Daily & Multiple times Weekly
- Vacation Rentals
- Special Projects tailored to your specific needs, including ironing, laundry and more
We can also refer live-in maids, handyman services, and other specialty services — just give us a call to discuss your needs and we’ll make it happen!
Taxes - IMPORTANT
IMPORTANT… our agency performs all the proper government reporting for contracting maids so you don’t have to!
This includes the preparation, reporting and issuing of the annual 1099 tax form for each maid (Independent Domestic Worker).
Frequently Asked Questions
No, not unless you want to. House cleaners will provide all the needed cleaning supplies and equipment. Of course, you can provide your own if you have specific products you prefer.
You can include a “lock box” or “hide-a-key” on the premises. If you have an alarm system, either disengage it for the cleaning day or explain the access instructions to the cleaner(s).
If you need to reschedule specific cleaning dates please notify our office 2 business days prior to the date of service. It’s GREATLY appreciated as this allows time to get your house cleaners some replacement work.
If you can’t give us at least 2 business days’ notice of the need to reschedule, unfortunately we’ll need to charge a $40 last-minute cancellation fee.
Payment is due and payable at the time of service unless other payment arrangements have been approved and setup. Payment types can either be Cash, Check, or Any Major Credit Card. Please make checks payable to Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency Inc.
It is helpful if you can meet the house cleaner, especially on their first visit. This gives you an opportunity to go over your Priority List and any questions you may have with them. It’s also the time you can introduce them to any pets. Of course, any unfriendly pets should be kept outside, or in a designated area where the house cleaner won’t be working.
YES! A lot of our new client business is generated by referrals! Refer a new client and we will give you $20 off your next house cleaning. Refer three new clients and get a FREE house cleaning!