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About Merry Maids of New Castle & Cecil Counties

We Put The Extra In Your Ordinary®

Welcome to Merry Maids of New Castle & Cecil Counties, a house cleaning service designed around the concept that people should spend less time cleaning and more time doing the things they love. Restoring balance to your life is what drives our business, and we thrive on creating a clean, healthy, and safe living space for our customers.

When you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the comforts of your home, we know we’ve done our jobs right.

Our Brand-Wide Company History

Merry Maids of New Castle & Cecil Counties is a proud part of the Merry Maids® brand at large, whose history dates back to 1979 when the original location was first opened in Omaha, Nebraska. Since then, the company has expanded to cities across the U.S., including our very own right here in New Castle & Cecil Counties.

Owner, Lesley Horman, Starts a New Venture

After being a customer for many years, Lesley Horman started her small business and joined the Merry Maids family in 1988. As someone coming from a customer service environment, Lesley believed that Merry Maids was the trusted provider that kept her home together, when time and energy ran short.

As Merry Maids had helped Lesley, she wanted to help others. Over three decades later, she is still focused on the mission to “Earn our customer’s trust and commitment through exceptional service.”

Merry Maids is dedicated to providing healthy homes and customer solutions. Utilizing technology, we offer easy communication and real-time team member tracking to elevate the customer experience.

Our team is focused on providing excellent service throughout New Castle County and Cecil County. Along with local charity work, we support charity: water, bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries around the world. We believe everyone deserves to live cleaner, healthier lives. Our team members at Merry Maids of New Castle & Cecil Counties are our greatest asset and the reason we continue to be the preferred cleaning service among residents throughout Newark, Wilmington, Elkton and beyond.

Frequently Asked Questions

What sets Merry Maids apart from other local businesses?

Our dedicated sales team designs customized service plans that fit specific needs. Our Manager, Ruben, leads his team members to deliver on promises.

  • We offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • We are highly rated for service on Google
  • Read about customer experiences from Listen360.
  • Flexible scheduling: weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, and on special occasions
  • A team that is carefully screened for excellence
  • We support The Red Devils, working to improve the lives of breast cancer patients.
  • We contribute to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), standing up for abused and neglected children since 1977.
  • We participate in the Merry Maids “Here to Help” nurses’ program, offering free home cleaning service for our local heroes.

Do you screen and train new hires?

We do! Every one of our team members goes through an extensive background check and week-long training program prior to joining the team, because we are committed to selecting individuals whose beliefs and work ethic match that of the Merry Maids® brand.

How long have you been in business?

We first opened our doors 1988. As a result, we have 30+ years of experience in the home cleaning industry.

Do you provide home disinfection services?

Yes! We provide enhanced disinfection for homeowners who want attention on areas where transmission of pathogens is more likely. Areas like tabletops, doorknobs, and light switches can be touched by numerous individuals in the home on a daily basis. We will disinfect these areas to reduce the likelihood of transmitting germs through contact with surfaces.

What are your main cleaning services?

Our home cleaning services include the following:

  • Move Out Cleaning
  • Move In Cleaning
  • Cleaning for Landlord & Property Managers
  • Deep Cleaning
  • Appliance Cleaning
  • Spring Cleaning
  • Holiday Cleaning
  • Housekeeping
  • De-Cluttering
  • Green Cleaning

Learn More About Our Cleaning Company in Newark, Delaware

We’re ready to build your customized cleaning plan! Call us at (302) 223-9259 or contact us online for your free estimate.

"Customer-service oriented and well trained." Review by J.K.

"The team that perform the service on my house is consistent and professional." Review by Stuart Moncrieffe

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