House Cleaning And Disinfection Services: Cleaning For Health
Why Choose The Maids for Disinfectant Cleaning Services?
It is more important than ever to maintain a healthy home and take recommended precautions to protect yourself and your family. Our healthy cleaning process is made for unprecedented times like these. Because we've been cleaning for health since 1979, we are uniquely qualified to provide comprehensive home sanitizing services.
To help slow the spread of the Coronavirus, seasonal flu, and other illnesses, we're committed to doing our part by providing the very best in cleaning and disinfecting. The Maids provides disinfectant cleaning services that are up-to-date, safe, and effective.
We rely on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other reputable health agencies. Armed with the products, tools, and knowledge proven to be effective against Coronavirus and other viruses, we are on a mission to make your home a healthier place to live.
The Maids Helps Protect Your Family From Illness
We know the importance of minimizing viruses and bacteria in your home. As part of our home disinfection service, we rely on field-tested, proven solutions, so our disinfectants are approved by the EPA to kill the Coronavirus and Influenza viruses.
What You Can Do to Protect Against Viruses in Your Home
Follow these cleaning and disinfecting recommendations from the CDC to help prevent the spread of the seasonal flu and respiratory diseases like Coronavirus. Keep in mind that many viruses can live on hard surfaces for 48-72 hours, so between visits, disinfect “high-touch” surfaces regularly.
- Clean surfaces with soap and water before you disinfect them.
- When you clean your home, wear disposable gloves. Discard them after you clean and disinfect, then wash your hands.
- Disinfect your home with disinfectants approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
- Disinfect safely and effectively by following the manufacturer's label.
- Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds frequently with soap and water. You can even sing the ABCs if it helps!
What You Can Do to Keep Viruses and Germs Out of Your Home
When you're out of the house, you have increased exposure to viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens. That means you could become infected and spread the germs throughout your home. Follow these proven CDC guidelines to minimize your family's risk of illness:
- Do not have contact closer than six feet with non-household members.
Spend less time with non-household members.
- Avoid crowds of over 10 people.
- Avoid indoor spaces.
- Wear your non-medical mask.
- Wash your hands.
If Someone in Your House Has Been Sick
When someone in your home is ill, designate a bedroom and bathroom for them when possible. The sick person should eat in his or her designated bedroom and disinfect the area frequently. When a sick person can’t disinfect, caregivers should wear gloves and disinfect the areas following approved protocols. If someone is sick or has been sick in your home, please notify our office before your service so our team members can take appropriate safety measures.
As the spread of the Coronavirus is a developing situation, we continue to provide the best service possible while ensuring our staff and customers’ safety. The Maids is actively following the CDC’s latest recommendations and will refine and update cleaning procedures as needed.
A dirty home can be an unhealthy environment for your family, especially when the risk of illness is so high. While you may clean your home like a pro, you could miss critical areas known to harbor bacteria and viruses. Learn more about The Maids and our disinfection services when you get your free estimate today.
If the thought of getting down to the nitty gritty of cleaning your home during heightened times of seasonal illnesses is overwhelming, call The Maids at 1-800-THE-MAIDS. Our 22-Step Cleaning Process ensures a deeper, healthier clean than most conventional cleaning practices. This breakthrough residential cleaning system, together with The Maids’ environmentally preferable housecleaning products, including our EPA registered disinfectant that has been approved under the EPA’s Emerging Viral Pathogen Guidance, makes your home cleaner and healthier. The Maids’ professional backpack vacuum with HEPA filtration can capture up to 99% of dust, allergens, bacteria, pet dander, pollen and other pollutants. By taking germs and bacteria out of your home, you breathe easier.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does The Maids disinfect the house to help prevent the spread of disease?
Because The Maids is the only residential cleaning service to clean for health exclusively, we are in a unique position to respond to the concerns surrounding the current pandemic. Our disinfectant cleaning services and 22-Step cleaning process, as well as the products and tools we use, are all designed to provide a deeper, healthier clean. Cleaning for health is our way of helping to keep your family safe and healthy.
We use powerful disinfectants that are EPA-approved for killing viruses, including Coronaviruses. As part of our disinfection services, we clean and sanitize surfaces throughout your home to prevent cross-contamination and the spread of germs and viruses. We use fresh cleaning cloths and cleaning tools that have been cleaned and disinfected before we use them in your home.
How often should surfaces be cleaned and disinfected during a pandemic?
Anything that is touched frequently, such as tables, chairs, smartphones, keyboards, remote controls, countertops, light switches, water faucets, refrigerator handles, drawer pulls, and doorknobs, should be disinfected daily and is a necessary preventive measure.
Heavy-use items and surfaces in kitchens, bedrooms, and bathrooms should be cleaned and disinfected at least every week, using a home sanitizing service if necessary. Disinfecting trash cans, bathtubs, toilets, sinks, and floors should also be done each week. Since viruses can live on surfaces for 48-72 hours, other areas should be disinfected every two to three days.
What products does The Maids use to clean and disinfect?
The Maids uses environmentally-preferred house cleaning products and tools whenever feasible. As part of our commitment to cleaning for health, we use only disinfectants that are approved under the EPA’s Emerging Viral Pathogen Guidance. These disinfectants are effective against harder to kill viruses, other coronaviruses, and for cleaning for flu viruses.
For example, our Neutral Disinfectant is a hospital-grade, neutral pH disinfectant that acts as a bactericidal, virucidal, fungicidal, and mildew static on hard surfaces. The disinfectant is effective against coronavirus, influenza, HIV-1, MRSA, and many other known pathogens. Our disinfectants are also listed by The Center for Biocide Chemistries as appropriate to use against the current strain of coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
How cleaning for health can help reduce the spread of bacteria and infections?
Our 22-Step Cleaning Process is the core of our disinfection services and helps us provide deeper, healthier cleaning than most conventional cleaning services. Disinfecting frequently touched surfaces helps prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses in your home. Our commercial-grade vacuums with HEPA filtration can remove up to 99 percent of the pollutants that contribute to respiratory issues.
Our home sanitizing service isn't limited to our processes and products. Each member of our cleaning teams practices social distancing and is screened daily for infection. Every employee that enters your home wears disposable gloves, masks, and shoe coverings—and communications and transactions are contactless.