Whether you call The Maids regularly, or have never experienced a professional cleaning service, sometimes it’s nice to see behind the curtain to find out what it’s all about. As a customer myself, I thought I’d talk a little shop with The Maids and share with you how they get the job done right.
A team member is one of four cleaning professionals that come to your home and clean.
Four-person teams follow a specific cleaning protocol starting left of the doorway, moving clockwise around the room, cleaning in sections, top-to-bottom, left-to-right, so every square inch is covered.
It’s an actual list of 22-Steps for deeper cleaning…it includes things like cleaning windows and sills, hand washing the bathroom floors and vacuuming under the bed (to name a few). They think of everything.
HEPA Filtration Vacuum
High-Efficiency Particulate Air or HEPA, is a type of air filter. To qualify as a HEPA, the air filter must meet government standards of removing 99.97% of all particles greater than .3 micrometers from the air that passes through it.
The Apron & Bucket
Team members have an apron and a bucket that they keep with them. The apron has several pockets; each pocket has a cloth already sprayed with different cleaning solutions ready to use for cleaning.
We also understand that sometimes you want to have that “professional clean” look in-between cleans. Here are some tips and tools from the Professionals that you can apply at home
Tips & Tools from the Professionals
Paintbrush: Used to dust in-between the pleats on your lampshades.
Toothbrush or grout brush: It’s great for getting the toughest grime out of the tightest corners and vents. It’s hard to find a tool that will beat this all-purpose cleaning gadget.
Pumice Stone: The universal scouring tool! It’s not only good at conditioning your feet, but it’s also great for removing hard water stains from a white toilet bowl.
Hair Pick: A quick way to straighten the fringe on your oriental rugs.
Baby oil: Use a drop on stainless steel to make your fixtures shine.
Yardstick: These are handy dusting tools when they’re modified just a little. Fit a sock onto the end of the yardstick and secure it with a rubber band. Presto! It’s a nifty tool to reach behind headboards and under furniture.