From The Sims Wiki, a collaborative database for The Sims series
(Redirected from Services)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Sims can use a telephone to call several different services, which will send NPCs to perform specific tasks. In The Sims and The Sims 4, they arrive on foot, while in The Sims 2 and The Sims 3, they have vehicles. In The Sims 2, most service Sims will charge a per-visit fee in addition to their hourly rates. In The Sims 3, some service Sims charge by the day, instead of by the hour. The player can ask them to hang out, which will put off the work and allow for more wide rage of social interactions to be performed on. With the exception of emergency, services can only be hired by a Sim that's at home.

Routine services[edit | edit source]

These services will have a fixed schedule once hired.

Service Duties Cost Hours Game
Butler The butler is a multi-purpose service Sim. They perform various jobs that multiple service Sims do, such as caring the garden, cleaning up, and looking after the children. They are very costly in general. §500/day 08:00 - 23:00
§20/day + §25/hour 08:00 - 20:00
§1200/week 24 hours/7 days
§175 + §12/hr maintenance 24 hours/7 days
Gardener The gardener tends Sims' gardening, water the flowers, trimming the hedges, and do other gardening duties. They will come every three days. §10/hour 09:00 - 17:00

May finish earlier
§5/day + §10/hour
§50 + §30/hour
Maid The maid will do most cleaning duties. They clean up dirty dishes, furnishings, and other messy stuff. Maids will come daily. §10/hour 10:00 - 17:00

May finish earlier
§5/day + §10/hour
§40 + §20/hour
Nanny The nanny will look after the children and pets when no older Sims are at home. They can prevent the children from being taken away by the social worker. They can track Sims' schedule, or be hired at the current moment only. They are also required for hire to take care of children and pets if all family members are going on vacation. §10 + §15/hour On call. They can also track Sims' schedule.
§60 + §10/hour

One-time services[edit | edit source]

These services will only come when Sims hire them.

Service Duties Cost Game
Acrobat The acrobat can be hired to entertain Sims and perform some acrobatics at a party. §425
Adoption service Sims can call the adoption service to adopt a baby, toddler, or child from the social worker. Random incoming call
Free, but must have §3,000 on hand
Animal control The animal control officer can be called to remove a raccoon or skunk from the residential lot. §20
Babysitter The babysitter will tend the children when the older Sims are away from home. Unlike nannies, babysitters cannot track Sims' schedule, so they must be called when needed. §75
Bartender The bartender will tend the bar if Sims own one. They can be hired for parties. §10 + §15/hour
Caterer The caterer will replenish the buffet table and punch bowl whenever they're empty. He can be called for hire for a party, but he usually forgets his duties and tends to socialize with party guests. He also rummages through the costume trunk. §350
DJ The DJ will man the DJ booth which can be useful for a party. §250
§100 (Professional) §250 (Headliner)
Exterminator The exterminator can be called to exterminate the vermin if any is present on the lot. §10 + §50/hour
Matchmaking service The gypsy matchmaker is a useful service Sim who can easily find a blind date for Sims when they ask for one. They also sell potions to cure Sims' life states, as well as Love Potion Number 8.5. Free, but charges for potions and blind dates
Life state cures: §60/dose
Love Potion: §350/dose
Blind date: Variable
Magician The magician can be hired to entertain Sims and perform some magic in a party. §400
Mixologist The mixologist will tend the bar if Sims own one. They can be hired for party favor. §50/hour
Obedience trainer The obedience trainer can be hired to teach pets commands if Sims are too busy to teach them. §25 + §75/hour
Pet adoption service Sims can call the pet adoption service to adopt cats and dogs from the animal control officer. Vary
Repairman The repairman will come over to fix broken appliances, electronics, plumbing; change light bulbs, unclog toilets, and other broken things. §50/hour
§10 + §50/hour
§100 + §10/hour
Singer The singer can be hired to entertain Sims and sing in a party. One can also be called to do a Sing-A-Graham for another Sim in the world, with the interaction being available even when not at home lot. §425
Therapist The therapist can change a Sim's wants and fears, but cannot change golden or platinum wants. §0

Delivery services[edit | edit source]

Sims can order delivery services anytime. They will deliver Sims' order in short time.

Service Duties Cost Game
Chinese food delivery The Chinese food deliverer will deliver a tray of Chinese takeout. Leftover Chinese food cannot be stored in a refrigerator, but can be placed in a Sim's inventory, where it will keep indefinitely. Chinese food is fattening. It may lower Sims' fitness even if their hunger isn't full, and will lower it quickly if Hunger is full. §30
Grocery Sims can order groceries from a phone or computer to stock their fridge. The "Buy" interface will show how much is in the fridge, so the Sims can buy the exact amount needed to fill it, if the player so chooses. §50 + the cost of the groceries
Pizza delivery The pizza deliverer will deliver a box of pizza. §40

Emergency services[edit | edit source]

Emergency services can be called any time during the day.

Service Duties Game
Firefighter If the house is on fire, firefighters can be summoned by an emergency phone call.
Police When a burglar appears on the lot, the police can be summoned by an emergency phone call.
Paramedic When a Sim or pet passes out, the paramedic can be summoned by an emergency phone call.

es:Servicios ru:Сфера услуг