Homejoy is a San Francisco-based company whose mission is to make homes happier. Homejoy connects homeowners with cleaners in more than 30 cities in the United States and Canada. The company was founded in July 2012 by siblings Adora and Aaron Cheung because they were unable to find an affordable and convenient cleaning service for their own home. Homejoy is at the forefront of a movement to make cleaning services available to everyone, not just the rich. The company is also providing work opportunities to individuals who love to clean.

Once you’ve booked and paid for your cleaning session on the Homejoy website, all you have to do is wait for a certified cleaner to arrive and tidy up your home. With Homejoy’s standard cleaning service, you can expect your trash to be emptied, floors mopped and vacuumed, sinks and countertops wiped, beds made, clothes folded, furniture dusted, and more. Cleanings are bonded and insured at up to an industry-leading $6 million per occurrence, providing protection against property damage, theft, and personal liability. Homejoy also has a Happy Homes Guarantee which means if you’re not completely satisfied with your cleaning, your home will be re-cleaned for free.

All Homejoy cleaners must undergo a background check that covers county, state, and national level criminal and sex offender databases. To maintain trust and high-quality standards, they must continue to receive top reviews from clients in order to continue to be matched with jobs on the website. And because Homejoy cares about its cleaners, they are given the option to accept work opportunities on a schedule that works for them.

The Homejoy platform is protected by 256-bit SSL encryption, Norton, and Comodo. Homejoy has been featured in CNN Money, WIRED, London Evening Standard, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Next Web, The Huffington Post, and more.