Hiring a cleaning service comes with a lot of perks like having a spotless home you didn’t have to lift a finger to get. But even though everyone loves to come home to freshly vacuumed floors, clean, wiped countertops and disinfected, sweet-smelling bathrooms, some homeowners are still leery about hiring someone to do it. Questions can arise when you’re considering hiring a cleaning service like, “Can I trust whose in my home?” and “What if something gets broken?” When you hire a national cleaning service you get all the perks, but none of the worries. Here’s why:
Great Reputation. A national service is transparent about its customer experience, after all a good reputation helps the business grow. The Maids has more than 140 franchisees serving more than 90 major U.S. and Canadian cities. We’ve been around since 1979 and our customers know we only work with experienced cleaners who have their best interests in mind. We use state-of-the-art equipment, like HEPA-filtered backpack vacuums and a thorough 22-Step Healthy Touch Deep Cleaning System.
Team Effort. A national cleaning service doesn’t just rely on one or two people. Every cleaning crew The Maids send out, works as a team, including the team leader. The Maids’ team leader’s job is to learn your home, be familiar with it, and to train the other team members how to deliver the quality that you expect. The team doesn’t leave until the team leader ensures all tasks are completed and managers visit periodically to ensure we’re meeting our commitments. We also thoroughly train our teams before they are permitted to enter a home. And, training continues as new products and methods emerge on the market.
Bonded and Insured. Our customers never have to worry about liability when our teams enter a home. We have the best-available insurance, including liability, crime and employee accident coverage that includes your home, our team members, and The Maids. We can even send you a certificate validating our insurance. We also handle all worker’s compensation and insurance. Can an independent cleaning service say the same?
100% Guarantee. A national cleaning service like The Maids is so proud of their work, they guarantee it. The Maids provides a 100 percent guarantee on all our cleaning services, and solicit feedback and reviews from our customers to help us find better ways to assist you in cleaning your house. If you’re not pleased with any area we’ve worked on, call us within 24 hours and we’ll re-clean it!
You can see for yourself just how great a national cleaning service can be. The Maids is upfront about the services we provide and the cost. Give us some information about your home and we’ll give you a free estimate.
Memories are made at the beach. Days spent splashing in the surf and building sand castles in the summer sun are treasured times. That is until it is time to leave and the sand comes with you – in your clothes, shoes, bags, coolers and eventually every square inch of your home. For many that leave near sandy recreational areas, it is an ongoing summertime battle to keep sand out of your home. Try our tips to win this fight.
Prevention is your biggest weapon – keep the sand where it belongs, outside.
Sandy items (and people) should be corralled together in designated spaces to stop sand in its tracks.
Grains of sand are so small, from two millimeters to 64 millimeters, that inevitable some will make it past your defenses.
Staying vigilant against sand will have you ultimately winning the war. When you’re ready to concentrate on summer fun, instead of cleaning, think about hiring The Maids. We will make your home or vacation home sparkling clean so all you return to is relaxation. Contact us for a free estimate!
Surprises are great – receiving a bouquet of flowers at work or being treated to lunch but there are some surprises that come with unwanted stress and anxiety. Take this example, your best friend from out of state calls to let you know she’s in town for the night (yay!) and then asks to stay in your guest room (uh oh). Of course, you say yes, even though your home looks like a tornado just came through. Dishes are stacked in the sink and counter, towels are heaped on the bathroom floor, the cat disappeared under a mountain of laundry a week ago and you could write your name in the dust on every surface you own. You start to sweat because it will take hours to get the house close to ready and you’re only one person, it’s not like you have a team behind you. Or do you?
Let The Maids be your team. We understand you get busy and cleaning sometimes gets put on the back-burner. We don’t judge. Instead, we offer solutions like our same day cleaning services.
With our staff size, equipment and team organization, we’re equipped to handle any last minute cleaning service. Simply give us a call, tell us some details and we’ll quickly assemble a team to come to your home and make it shine.
Our 22-Step Cleaning Process works the same way no matter if you call today or a week ago. It ensures all the rooms of your home get attention. Kitchen cabinets are wiped down, bathroom toilets are disinfected, counters are wiped and all floors are vacuumed.
Or maybe you have a special cleaning service request like carpet that is begging to be cleaned or windows that have lost their brilliance. We can even clean the inside of your fridge, your walls and furniture. All you have to do is contact us, tell us your needs and we’ll provide the solution.
A same day cleaning service isn’t just for getting out of sticky situations. Take this scenario, you keep your home neat and tidy most of the time but you’re planning a big party and between buying decorations, planning the menu and setting the table, you just don’t have a spare minute to clean. Call us off the bench and we’ll make sure your party is a home run with dirt, bacteria and grime called out. We can handle the cleaning while you focus on being the perfect hostess.
The best part is you’ll always know the cost up front. In fact, we’ll give you a free estimate over the phone. You don’t have to do it all. Let The Maids be your cleaning team.
Flowers, candy, jewelry, bath products, a fluffy robe – these are all great (but predictable) Mother’s Day gift ideas. They are so common, the mothers in your life have probably already received them numerous times. And, let’s ask ourselves, is this what mom really wants? Even if you just stick to traditional holidays – birthdays, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries – there are a lot of opportunities to give gifts that mom neither wants nor needs. Consider instead gifting mom with a housecleaning service. Hear us out, there are a lot of reasons a gift certificate from The Maids is the perfect present.
Why Buy Mom A Gift Certificate From The Maids
Purchasing a gift certificate from The Maids is easy on the gift giver as well. Just contact your local Maids office to purchase a certificate in the amount you desire. The recipient can then contact their local franchise to customize the cleaning according to their needs and schedule. Your loved one will be singing your praises, guaranteed. The Maids gift certificates can also be used towards special services such as carpet and window cleaning or pet hair removal. To find The Maids nearest you, visit www.maids.com.
Even if your new home looks clean, there could still be some hidden places harboring dirt, grime and germs. Since there’s no better time to clean a house than before you move in, it pays to inspect every nook and cranny when you’re doing your move-in house cleaning. There seems to always be a few extra cleaning jobs, no matter how great the place looks. You just have to know where to look!
Ceiling Fans and Light Fixtures
Ceiling fans and light fixtures aren’t on most people’s everyday cleaning checklists, so they’re the perfect place to start your move-in house cleaning. Ceiling fan blades are notorious for having a residue on the top side and if it’s been a long time between cleanings they can take a bit of work. Be sure to vacuum those little openings all around the ceiling fan housing and make sure the fan is set to turn in the right direction for the season. Counter-clockwise keeps things cooler in summer and clockwise keeps your home warmer in winter.
Light fixtures can have similar build up that’s hard to notice until you get up there and get a close look. Most light fixtures have various parts you can remove for cleaning. Domes, covers and globes are often made of glass which is a magnet for everything from dust to cigarette tar. Remove them and clean them in the kitchen sink. Let them dry, reinstall them and let the light shine while you continue with your move-in house cleaning.
Light switches and other frequently touched fixtures may not get cleaned often enough and end up looking dingy. But it’s what you can’t see that should be your biggest concern. Germs build up on these fixtures and get transferred to hand after hand. Clean the switch plates and switches and disinfect them. Then add this cleaning task to your regular cleanings to prevent the spread of germs after you move in.
Door Knobs, Cabinet Pulls and Handles
These frequently touched areas are right up there with the light switches. Just think of how many times someone turns a doorknob or opens a cabinet in the course of a day. That’s a lot of dirt and germs getting transferred all around the house and onto your hands as soon as you touch one of them! Clean all these and give them a good disinfecting. Now is a good time to tighten up any loose knobs or handles too.
For wood, tile, and linoleum floors, use a vacuum attachment to clean corners and edges, and then sweep up all remaining debris. Finish up by mopping, making sure to use a product that’s safe for the surface you’re using it on and clean the baseboards while you’re at it. You can vacuum, but that won’t do much for removing allergens or improving the air quality. Move-in house cleaning is no time to cut corners. Splurge on a steam cleaner rental and get all those carpets fresh and clean.
Your new kitchen may look spic and span, but considering you’ll be storing food and cooking meals, play it safe and give the kitchen a good sanitizing. Equal parts water and white vinegar make a great sanitizing solution. Use this on the inside of the fridge after you remove all the shelves and drawers. Clean the drawers and shelves in the sink, let them dry and put them back in the fridge. Repeat for the freezer.
On to the rest of the kitchen. Start by cleaning the tops of cabinets and work your way down. Clean inside and outside of the cabinets and be sure to sanitize those cabinet pulls. Sanitize the counters and finish up by sweeping and mopping the floor with your sanitizing solution. Go ahead and clean the baseboards while you’re cleaning the floors.
Maid service pros say that bathroom cleaning is as much about disinfecting as it is about sparkling surfaces. Dish soap and a sponge are pretty much all you need for the initial scrub down of the tub and shower, but follow up with an antibacterial spray to get rid of any lingering germs. You could clean the toilet seats, but why not replace them instead. You’ll have newer-looking toilets and not have to worry about germs and bacteria. Clean and sanitize the toilet paper holder, faucets and door handles and finish up by cleaning and sanitizing the floor.
Follow this move-in house cleaning list, and you’ll have the peace of mind knowing that your new place is clean, fresh and as germ-free as it can be. To keep everything nice and fresh, we’ve got plenty of house cleaning resources for all your housekeeping needs.