Well-Paid Maids, New York City’s only living-wage home-cleaning company, is committed to using safe, eco-friendly products.
In the spirit of full transparency, the company lists the specific cleaning products on its website. Each is rated “low concern” or “lowest concern” by the Environmental Working Group, a leading organization that researches and rates products based on health and sustainability.
Customers are happy with this choice.
Yelp reviewer J.O. said:
“…the eco-products smell like a day spa and don’t linger (unlike harsher cleaners). With a small child and pets, it’s really important that our house isn’t getting bombarded with chemicals, and the products they use clean just as well!”
Elle V. wrote:
“…when they’re done, my house doesn’t smell like a chemical bomb went off. It’s just CLEAN.”
Of course, Well-Paid Maids is committed to providing customers the best experience — but they are also looking after their employees.
Jasmine Cooke, an employee at Well-Paid Maids in Washington, D.C., worked as a cleaner at a hospital for 10 years. She said the cleaning supplies she had to use were awful.
“You would cough, or you would feel like you were about to pass out,” she explains. A face mask didn’t even help. For her, working at Well-Paid Maids has been a breath of fresh air — literally.
Well-Paid Maids takes care of its employees (not contractors!) in other ways, too. In New York, it provides a starting wage of $26 an hour, access to insurance, 22 paid days off per year, company-paid unlimited ride MetroCards and more.