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  • Why Should I Hire a Maid Service?
    these products in the hands of someone untrained in that specific product can magnify the risk of accidentally staining a valuable item Is the required product safe for the individual Our service focuses on green products non toxic biodegradable and environmentally friendly for two reasons First it makes sense for our planet Secondly our work force needs to feel comfortable that they can use the cleaning products continually without developing sensitivities or health issues through prolonged exposure OSHA and workman s compensation risks are high in the mind of business owners in our industry We are generally hired to protect the consumer some of this protection is lost when the consumer dictates what is to be used Is the required vacuum ergonomic The 1 workman s compensation claim in our industry is for slips trips and falls Changing the equipment only exacerbates the risk when the employee switches from a known piece of equipment to the customer s on site machine Is the vacuum safe We conduct periodic maintenance on our machines This includes replacing the carbons cleaning the filters replacing the micro filters and inspecting the electrical system for frayed cords and exposed wires These are steps that I ve never taken with my personal vacuum cleaner I suspect that many people have not either Does the process make sense In our business we ve undertaken many time and motion studies to identify how to thoroughly and efficiently clean without causing damage Our certification system is created to support what we ve learned from those studies We find that most damage and quality complaints occur when we get outside of our cleaning system Back to the main question why hire a professional maid service Generally speaking one should be focused on the end product of returning to a clean

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  • How Does the Healthy Touch Cleaning System Protect Your Children Against Sickness?
    It s the best way to do it thoroughly In your bathrooms we use brushes to help remove mold mildew and stubborn soap residue We use disinfectants to keep mold and mildew away We disinfect and remove fingerprints from your light switch plates doorknobs and telephone receivers Protecting Against Sickness If you are armed with regular cleanings from The Maids you ve got a defense against common winter ailments The Maids Home Services 22 Step Healthy Touch Deep Cleaning System is guaranteed to make your home cleaner and healthier from your kitchen to your bedroom It isn t only what we clean but how we clean that gives your home the healthiest most thorough cleaning By cleaning your kitchen and bathroom floors on hands and knees we do a much better job on grease germs and bacteria Besides cleaning all kitchen cabinet appliance and counter surfaces we also use special brushes to clean out the little crevices where germs and bacteria gather In the bathroom we use a grout brush to remove mold mildew and stubborn soap residue so unhealthy spores are eradicated We disinfect all bathroom surfaces We even brush clean the toilet seat hinges every visit to be sure bacteria and hidden germs are eliminated We clean and disinfect phone receivers light switch plates and door knobs which is a great way to stop the spread of germs And of course all team members are fully trained to ensure that you receive only the highest quality clean possible back to top Sign up below and receive a 50 VOUCHER Please enter your name Invalid email address Invalid Input Our Services The Maids Medway offers a variety of services Please see below for the one that fits your needs Maid Services House Cleaning Hiring a Maid Services Housekeeping Services

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  • The Dirtiest Places in Your Home
    placing your toothbrush where it can air out and dry between uses but not too close to the toilet Also replace your toothbrush often particularly after you ve been sick and close your toilet lid before flushing Dirty Places Your Salt and Pepper Shaker Could one of the dirtiest places in your home be right on the table where you eat Unfortunately yes according to a 2008 study by researchers at the University of Virginia In the study researchers asked 30 adults who were beginning to show signs of a cold to name 10 places they d touched in their homes over the previous 18 hours The researchers then tested those areas for cold viruses The tests found viruses on 41 of the surfaces tested and every one of the salt and pepper shakers tested were positive for cold viruses Quick fix to banish bacteria When you wipe the kitchen table after eating wipe off the salt and pepper shaker too But your best protection against spreading or picking up germs when you reach for seasonings is to wash your hands before and after Dirty Places Your TV Remote Control It s dropped on the floor stuffed between the sofa cushions coughed on and sneezed at Everyone in the house handles it Anything people touch a lot has germs on it Abruzzo tells WebMD A University of Virginia study of cold viruses on household surfaces showed the remote control s surface is among the germiest Researchers found that half of the remote controls tested were positive for cold viruses Quick fix to banish bacteria Abruzzo wipes her remote with a bleach or alcohol wipe that is if I can ever find it or get it out my husband s hands she says Aside from that regular hand washing is the best way to protect yourself against these germs Dirty Places Your Computer Keyboard If you eat at your computer sneeze on your keyboard or sit down to surf the Internet without first washing your hands your computer keyboard could be a health hazard In a recent study by a British consumer group researchers swabbed keyboards for germs and found a host of potentially harmful bacteria including E coli and staph Four of 33 sampled keyboards had enough germs to be considered health hazards One had levels of germs five times higher than that found on a toilet seat Quick fix to banish bacteria Wash your hands before and after using your computer If you must eat at your desk don t drop crumbs into your keyboard To clean your keyboard gently shake out the crumbs or vacuum it Abruzzo recommends wiping the keys with alcohol or bleach wipes but nothing too wet she says And don t forget to wipe the mouse Dirty Places Your Bathtub The place where you clean yourself is not so clean itself A recent study found staphylococcus bacteria in 26 of the tubs tested A separate study had even worse findings for whirlpool tubs When

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  • Cleaning Tips for Fall
    box of baking soda on one of the shelves Stove No one likes cleaning the stove but short of buying a new one it s inevitable If your model is self cleaning then you probably know the drill and can pass on some of the scrubbing If you detest oven cleaners you can place a cup of ammonia in a ceramic dish in the oven overnight to loosen some of the baked on stuff or heat the oven to warm and the ammonia will work a little faster Be sure to wear gloves and open all nearby windows As for the outside your oven s owner s manual will have some cleaning recommendations By all means use their guidelines for wiping down the stovetop and range hood and don t forget to clean the range hood s charcoal insert if your model has one source Heloise Now pull the stove out and tackle the dust bunnies and any grime on the sides Dishwasher Who knew that an appliance whose sole purpose is to get things clean could get so dirty For this job use some baking soda on a damp sponge and wipe down the interior liner You can clean and deodorize at the same time For stubborn stains try using a plastic scrubber Moving on let s take a look at the next spot we want to clean and rejuvenate the car 3 Clean the Car s Interior Prepare your car for winter by trading in the summer toys for winter tools You may take regular trips through the car wash or spend a warm afternoon in the driveway cleaning your vehicle s exterior but what about the inside of the car Summer fun can make lifelong memories but it can also make a terrible mess Before you spend winter locked in a car filled with beach sand candy wrappers suntan lotion and an extra pair of flip flops take an hour to clean and vacuum your car s interior It s a great time to stock your ride with some things you might need in the next few months like an ice scraper umbrella blanket and warm gloves There are lots of specialty products designed for cleaning the interior of your automobile including upholstery and dashboard cleaners If you want an inexpensive solution you can use a little laundry soap on a cloth to do most car interior cleaning jobs Be sure to use a vacuum with good suction and don t be afraid to try some of the special attachments For detail work use a clean 1 inch paintbrush or even an artist s brush to get rid of crumbs and dust that gets into those tight places Don t forget to tackle the trunk too Carrying extra weight in your vehicle wastes gasoline so this is the time to pull out that accumulated clutter and replace it with a lightweight emergency road kit Keeping your glove compartment organized is a good policy any time of year

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  • Blog
    for maid services but you can t expect the healthiest and most thorough cleaning from all of them you ve Read More How Much Should You Tip Your Cleaner Written by The Maids Monday 27 June 2011 Should you tip your professional cleaning service and if you do how much should you tip About once a week I am asked How much should I tip my cleaning team The question is no different in Massachusetts than in other parts of the country The answer is really not that different either First our belief is that we treat our employees fairly That means that they get paid holidays paid time off paid training and are paid hourly rather than by the house As business owners we take our responsibilities to our employees seriously One of our key measures Read More Which Environmentally Friendly Products Should You Use Written by The Maids Monday 27 June 2011 We regularly encounter a broad range of product preferences when it comes to our housekeeping customers On one side are those that want everything disinfected and strong smell of bleach left behind On the other are those who want their homes cleaned with the minimum trace of chemicals Market research shows that nearly everyone except those with strong sensitivities identifies with some sort of smell of cleanliness This smell can be Chlorox Murphy s Oil Pine Oil or simply a fragrance coming home to a clean smelling house relaxes the senses Our company s challenge lies in how to deliver the Read More Why Should I Hire a Maid Service Written by The Maids Monday 27 June 2011 Hiring a professional maid cleaning service may or may not be for you Many of the requests for estimates I received this week were very specific some callers required their products be used a few required that we use their vacuum and one or two even stated the exact process to be followed I couldn t help but question why they d want to hire a professional cleaning service instead of contracting an individual to work at their direction They may have been putting process ahead of the results desired Our regular housekeeping customers choose a maid service for a few Read More How Does the Healthy Touch Cleaning System Protect Your Children Against Sickness Written by The Maids Monday 27 June 2011 The Healthy Touch Cleaning System was designed for healthy cleaning of the whole home Kids love getting into every nook and cranny every niche and corner of your home Unfortunately that s also where dust dirt and allergens collect Thank goodness you use The Maids Home Services the most thorough and healthiest cleaner in town Our patented Back Pack Vacs extend to clean deep under beds and other furniture They ll lift the dust and dirt off your baseboards out of your registers and vents and up out of your carpets In fact our Vacs can actually capture up to 99 Read More The Dirtiest

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  • Tips on Cleaning Your Area Rugs
    t take the chance Don t vacuum fringe If you run the vacuum over fringe when you are vacuuming your rug you will remove the fringe up into the beater bar of your vacuum At the very least you will damage the fringe It starts to loosen and look like a curly stringy mess Even worse you could pull out chunks of fringe The threads can get caught in your vacuum and you ll have to unwind them from the beater bar You can end up damaging your rug and your vacuum Don t use carpet shampoos or sprays Carpet shampoos usually end up attracting more dirt and carpet shampooing machines especially ones with several brushes can do damage to your area rugs Drenching your area rug with water is never a good idea It can ruin the rug and the floor underneath Carpet stain sprays can discolor area rugs It s best to have your area rug professionally cleaned and only spot clean when necessary with a gentle stain solution Frequent Vacuuming is Key To keep your area rugs clean vacuum often To properly vacuum area rugs remove all furniture from them and vacuum to remove surface dirt Next flip the rug over and vacuum the back of the rug Finally flip the rug back over and give it one more pass on the right side It sounds like a lot of work but vacuuming the back of the rug is the only way to get the dirt that settles against the backing This should be done as often as possible Weekly vacuuming on both sides would be ideal If that s not possible you should do it at least once every two weeks For the fringe do not use the beater bar on your vacuum If your vacuum has a curtain cleaning tool that allows you to adjust the power of the vacuum to low use that to clean area rug fringe Area Rug Stain Removal If you spill something on your area rug or notice a stain while you re vacuuming you should attend to the stain right away For new spills place a clean towel or cloth underneath the rug Use paper towels or a dry clean towel and blot the stain Repeat this until you ve gotten as much of the spill as you can Next try to remove the stain Replace the cloth or towel underneath the rug with a clean dry one From the top dip a cloth or towel in a little club soda or cold water Ring it out well so it s only damp Blot the stain and follow by blotting with a dry towel If it doesn t get out the stain try blotting some shaving cream onto the stain If the shaving cream doesn t work try a gentle solution of 1 teaspoon dish soap to 1 cup of water If your stain remains call a professional Trying anything harsher can damage your rug Maintaining Your Area Rug

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  • How to Keep Your Home Fresh During Winter
    winter does not mean that you must suffer with stale stagnant air Follow these tips to keep your home fresh during the winter MOISTURIZE One of the most uncomfortable feelings for me during winter is the harsh dry electrified air With heaters or a fire going at all times to keep warm moisture is literally sucked from the air Getting a small decorative water fountain for your home will not only be soothing but will restore moisture to the air Another simple remedy for parched air is to leave the water in your bathtub overnight after your evening soak CLEANSE THE AIR A fantastic way to keep your home fresh during winter is to get an air purifier This will combat some of dust that has been accumulating as well as circulate the air If your winters are mild or you are experiencing a rare warm front even opening your windows for a five or ten minutes will help ease your dust burden COMMERCIAL FRESHENERS There are numerous products out there that can be sprayed around your house in the air and on your upholstery that will help you keep your house fresh Febreze and Oust are two common and popular brands Give them a whiff the next time you are at the grocery store and see if they will work for you HOMEMADE FRESHNESS There are numerous methods to creating a fresh feeling in your house and one of my favorites is to bake Baking bread can bring a welcoming familiar freshness to your house If you don t feel like baking try simmering some apple cider and cinnamon sticks on your stove or keep them in a crock pot on low all day Not only will that bring a lovely scent into your home it can help add moisture as well TACKLE THE MESS Short days and long nights can seem to zap the energy out of you specifically your energy and motivation to clean Try to fight this urge to zone out and clean your home Even simply tackling one room a day will help keep dust and stale air from sticking around FRESHEN YOUR CARPETS Winter weather can mean all sorts of dirt and debris gets tracked into your house Next time you vacuum sprinkle some baking soda over the carpet 10 minutes or so before you start This will help absorb any yucky odors from pets or people that may be lingering HOUSE PLANTS House plants are not only attractive but they give off oxygen for us to breathe Imagine your own personal source of breathable air What better to keep your fresh house in winter than a house plant to supply oxygen and brighten your mood This article is from eHow com visit their site for more great articles back to top Sign up below and receive a 50 VOUCHER Please enter your name Invalid email address Invalid Input Our Services The Maids Medway offers a variety of services Please see below for the

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  • Why is it so Important to Clean the Carpet?
    transform any room into a home But like most textiles the beauty and life of your carpet depends on the care it receives Did you know that independent testing by the Carpet and Rug Institute CRI has shown that many cleaning detergents and spot removers work no better than water And some leave a sticky residue that can cause the carpet to get dirty again faster than you can say Vacuum Even worse some cleaning agents can actually damage carpet Plus there is a significant difference in cleaning performances of the world s many vacuums commercial extractors and professional carpet cleaning services Abolishing poor quality products and services in favor of proper cleaning will significantly lengthen the days of your carpet and preserve its appearance Thankfully the CRI Seal of Approval SOA program takes the guesswork out of selecting which products to use Improve your indoor air quality Do you have allergies Believe it or not you can keep your carpet Studies have shown that carpet is often better at trapping allergens than hard flooring such as tile or hardwood How can this be Particles and allergens fall to the floor out of the breathing zone and onto the carpet The fibers of the carpet trap allergens and particles reducing their continued circulation in the air Proper cleaning with a CRI approved vacuum effectively sucks up the dust in the carpet locks it in the machine and keeps it out of the air Allergic to carpet itself Not likely Most of today s carpet is made from plastic fibers which most people are not allergic to Of course if you have wool carpet and are allergic to wool you might have a problem In that case you would remove the wool carpet and not buy a new one just as you wouldn t buy wool sweaters And if you are an allergy sufferer who wonders about carpet and mold don t worry It s difficult to grow mold on carpet When carpet is kept clean and dry mold simply cannot grow Clean Dry No Mold Avoid premature replacement costs and disposal in landfills Let s talk about the cost value of keeping and maintaining carpet for its full lifecycle Proper cleaning helps protect your carpet investment and safeguards you from having to replace it before its time great news because it also keeps carpet out of the local dump Keeping post consumer carpet out of landfills is an environmental goal benefiting us all With more than 300 million Americans and that number keeps growing household waste is an environmental concern Most school children today have learned the new three Rs which stand for reduce reuse and recycle If spending a little extra effort and yes money on your floor covering helps meet this environmental goal you may agree it s worth it But maintaining your carpet also protects your pocketbook in the long run Just how long should a well cared for carpet last It s hard to say Believe

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