Thank goodness for Affordable Domestic!!! The company owner was so polite and professional and the team she sent was more than qualified to meet my needs. Kathy was amazing and I can see why she is the on-site Director for the company. The work they performed on my home was amazing. My first clean was a move-out clean with significant baked on grease and grime that I had been trying to clean with all-natural products with no luck. Like many, I am environmentally conscious and I try hard to limit chemical use in my home, but over time I noticed that the grease/grime build-up in my home gets worse the more I clean and I just couldn?t get it as clean as I wanted. The team at Affordable Domestic actually came in and was courteous enough to use the same brand cleaners I used/requested (they even purchased the "all-natural" products at no additional costs to me). However it was evident as I watched the team work that the products I mandated just did not work and in most cases were just moving the grease around. Luckily for me, I have always been one who was open to new ideas, and when Kathy was able to point out on the label that the cleaners I used were nothing more than plant-derived agents and synthetic preservatives with no significant grease cutting ability, I had to rethink the demands I was making of the team at Affordable Domestic Services. Affordable Domestic went on to demonstrate that the eco-friendly products they use in every other home have grease-cutting agents and without those agents, water alone can't get rid of grease because "water molecules don't stick to grease", and elbow grease isn't always enough to tackle the baked-on gunk found in a well-used kitchen. The team did offer and even demonstrated that while some tout vinegar as a natural grease cutting agent, vinegar doesn't cut grease by itself the way other materials do, but it only helps soften up the mess and make the grease-cleaning process easier, but has no significant effect on baked-on, stuck-on grease, and that in some instances a chemical cleaning agent is the only thing that can tackle some build-ups. Affordable Domestic?s time in my house was a flurry of activity, but I quickly realized as I watched that the cleaning product I had mandated them to use was having no effect on the grime as I watched the team scrub their hands raw trying to meet my demands. It was at that point that Kathy was able to demonstrate that in less than one-tenth of the time, her eco-friendly products were able to tackle even the toughest of messes. Through my experience with Affordable Domestics? professional team, I was able to learn the eco-friendly and all-natural are not always synonymous (nor effective), and for me to mandate the use of the all-natural products were hindering their ability to perform the job. I finally decided that Affordable Domestic did know best and I asked them to tackle my home in their standard eco-friendly way (which in some cases did require chemical cleaners which were much more eco-conscious than 4-hrs of high-temperature, coal-fire produced electricity required in a self-cleaning oven). When I returned to my home at the end of the day, the products they used left almost no discernible odor, but WOW, my house was spotless and to a point that I would say almost sterile clean! I am so glad I found this company. Not only are they willing to work with almost any demand, they are also so knowledgeable that even this old-dog was able to learn some new tricks. I will use this company in the future and I will recommend them to all of my friends. This company was willing to put in many extra hours to accomplish a task that I personally had made near impossible with my demands, and yet they stayed professional and on target at all times, and I am so glad I was able to open my mind/eyes to one of the best services I have ever hired. I found out that Affordable Domestic Services is not a ?maid? service, they are a real ?Cleaning Company? with true professionals who really understand their business and who know more about getting my home clean than anyone I have ever met. I will tell you, I have the utmost respect for the entire team and I thank them for being willing to work with me, and even being able to demonstrate that there are sometimes better ways to get the job done!! Thank you Affordable Domestic Services and I will see you all next week on our regularly scheduled visit!!!