So what exactly comes to mind when you hear the words ‘house cleaning service?’ Think about that for a moment or two.
It’s sort of a generic term that just tells you a little bit about what to expect. Essentially, the term tells you that the service being provided is about cleaning. Nothing more. But what kind of house cleaning and the cleaning of what?
The point we are making here is that in order for you to be a satisfied customer, when you hire a house cleaning service there has to be some serious communication from both sides before work can begin or the house cleaner may totally miss what the customer wants done.
When you hire Executive Maids we are pretty good at the communication part of the equation. We will ask questions to completely determine what it is you need from us. If all you want cleaned in your kitchen is your refrigerator, and the cleaner does your whole kitchen but misses the fridge, there will be a problem. That’s why we completely cover it all through communicating with you.
We like to say that Executive Maids performs a ‘detailed, thorough’ house cleaning and in order for us to keep using that line, we need to do exactly that. But detailed and thorough for us also includes the conversations with our customers so that we can put together the customized house cleaning program they need and request from us.
When you hire Executive Maids, expect a lot of questions. We’ll even ask you these:
1 – What are your pet peeves about house cleaners?
Hey, we gotta ask. If you’ve had a house cleaner or another house cleaning service in your home before that – for example – left wet footprints in the hallway after mopping the bathroom floor – you can bet we won’t do that. We understand that having strangers in your personal space can be an issue and if you need peace of mind, Executive Maids carries insurance that protects us from liability, on-job accidents and theft.
2 – What was it like with other house cleaning services you hired?
We aren’t trying to pick your brain about our competitors, but we do want to learn from your experience with others in our industry. This information helps us to become better at what we do. Honestly, it does. Oh, and it does teach us about what other house cleaning services may be doing right or wrong.
Executive Maids is fully insured and for a Free Estimate on the cleaning of your home just call us today at 215-690-4000. If you are in the Philadelphia Tri-County area or Burlington or Camden Counties in New Jersey area you can also ‘Request A Free Quote’ by filling out our online form.
We truly believe that the best way to work together with our customers is through honest, open and clear communication. That way they get what they want and we get the job done that you expect to have done.
For a house cleaning service that is ‘detailed and thorough’ your logical home cleaning solution is Executive Maids. Call us today for details at 215-690-4000.
Let the ladies in the pink shirts scrub away all your troubles and make you home sparkle!
What does it take to run a leading house cleaning company for over 25 years?
“It takes a lot of drive, dedication, and perserverence along with true care and concern for your staff and clients.”
Whenever a new business is launched, it faces a great deal of pressure. That ranges from competition and a number of other factors that may or may not contribute to the success of that business. The toughest businesses to get off the ground are those that are developed by entrepreneurs. However, entrepreneurs have something very unique about how they function in the world of business. Entrepreneurs are brave, flexible and somewhat crazy.
Taking A Crazy Idea And Turning It Into Gold
Dawn Zapf was cleaning one house a day on her own back in 1993. If that was crazy enough, she performed her duties in what she refers to as “detailed and thorough.” In other words, the janitor you have working in your office is on a schedule and may not dust as many surfaces this week as he may have last week. Compared to your typical hotel housekeeping crew, Zapf was really pushing the envelope. There were no dust bunnies left behind on her watch.
The OCD Cleaning System Filled Her Schedule
The truly “from top to bottom” approach she used brought her attention. However, the attention that came to Zapf was additional customers.
Spoiler Alert: The thing that keeps entrepreneurs in business is a growing customer base. What keeps them coming back is superior customer service and quality work.
Dawn’s cleaning system and her dedication to her clients is how her popularity grew so quickly. She had to take the next step in her business.. In order to keep up with the increase in customers, Zapf had to hire employees. The end result? Executive Maids has been voted “Best of Philly” several years in a row in Philadelphia Magazine.
The Concept Of Cleaning Is Passed Down To The Employees
Remember the “detailed and thorough” cleaning description of the Executive Maids Owners’ approach to her work? Well, that very same method, a systematic process where essentially no stone is left unturned, is the key component of the training program for each and every pink shirt wearing Executive Maids. In fact, the pink shirt is your guarantee that the cleaning crew that shows up at your home or office is going to be thorough. Make that, really, really thorough.
The Extra Stuff
Any entrepreneur knows that once you have a great product and excellent staff you can’t just stop there expecting everyone to clamor looking for your service. At Executive Maids there is also an emphasis on customer service at the management level. Also, scheduling and the customization of the needs of each individual customer have made this cleaning service so unique.
The Disclaimer Stuff
We would be remiss in not adding that Executive Maids are not only “detailed and thorough” in the way they will clean your home or office, they are also fully bonded and insured. Consider that as them being “really, really thorough.” They also provide a full satisfaction guarantee. So, what have you got to lose aside from some dust bunnies? For a clean that is systematically executed, call the Executive Maids today at 215-690-4000 and find out why they keep getting voted the Best in Philly.
Yuk! Something Stinks And It Looks Like You Need A Refridgerator Cleaning
This is not a reflection on your cooking skills whatsoever. There are times when things that get stored in your refrigerator um, take up residence a little longer than they should. Once they overstay their welcome, you start noticing them about the time you can smell them. It’s often far from pretty and downright nasty in many cases. But how do you stay on top of it without having to spend days sorting through labels and tracking ‘best before’ dates on a calendar? The simple answer is to take a harder look at professional refrigerator cleaning services.
Here are a few reasons why you need to improve the refridgerator cleaning in your home:
1 – Carbon Dating Is Not Accurate
There is a reason why most foods in packages contain a ‘best before’ date. While that is often used as a suggestion of when you should use the product up before, it doesn’t mean that food item is going to last forever. Even if it happens to list a ton of chemicals and difficult to pronounce words in the ingredients. When something is past its prime, it will slowly take on a different appearance. Furry stuff should be a signal to you to toss that thing out.
2 – A Clean Refrigerator Is Good For Your Health
Oddly enough, that appliance that may suddenly harbor a disgusting smell also happens to be the same one that keeps you healthy. Here’s how it does that. The temperature of a well-maintained fridge keeps food fresh and edible longer than if you well, stacked everything on the kitchen counter until it started to smell. Many of the foods we eat require refrigeration in order to keep from making us sick through food poisoning and countless other food borne diseases.
3 – Storing Leftovers Means You Are Not Eating Them
Sure, there is nothing wrong with leftovers. Some of our best meals come from combining leftovers from more than one past meal. However, if your refridgerator seems to be collecting leftovers and not reducing the volume any, then your fridge has turned into a storage locker. Always rotate, remove and toss the oldest things sitting in there to make room for other stuff you might actually eat before they start to grow a furry covering.
4 – Science Projects Do Not Belong There
The key behind refridgerator cleaning is to ensure that those forgotten items that have mysteriously been pushed to the back of the shelving are discovered and removed. That is, unless you are conducting an experiment related to how long something has to rot in your fridge before it gets noticed. Don’t let this happen in your kitchen at any cost.
Call Executive Maids When You Need Help With Your Fridge Cleaning
No one wants to see stains and reach into a sticky corner of a fridge just for a cold drink. You can keep this from happening by calling the professional house cleaners at Executive Maids. Refridgerator cleaning is one of the many cleaning services we provide. Call us today for details or fill out our Request A Quote Form and we will call you.
We Will Impress and Amaze You!
Make Your Bed Or Else! Or Call Us For Bed Making Services While We Clean Your Home For You.
After a long day of work, nothing quite feels better than coming home to a beautiful, clean home after your house cleaning company cleaned your home for you. Finishing the day off with getting into a freshly made bed is just so relaxing and feels so good. Unless, of course, you added mixing a couple of cocktails in there somewhere between kicking off your shoes and jumping into bed. Regardless of how you do it, a nice, neat, clean and perfectly made bed is a welcoming sight. But in order to have your bed made and ready for when you need it, someone has to do the work.
If your children have bed making as an entry on their chore list, then you are one of the lucky ones. What do you do if you don’t have access to that kind of child labour? Well, you could make it yourself or just call us at Executive Maids. Just for fun, let us go over the multiple steps required to properly make a bed. You guessed it, there is actually a bit of a science to making a bed. We’ve made so many of them, we have discovered some great shortcuts and share them here with you.
Shortcut 1 – Corners
Yup, each and every bed ever made can tell you a lot about the way they were made just by looking at the corners. Hospital or military corners are a quick fix that gives a bed a neat and tidy look. All you do is tuck a fitted sheet under the bottom of the mattress which secures it in place.
Shortcut 2 – Pillows
If you’ve ever tried to jam a pillow into a pillowcase you know this it is never an easy task. The cheat here is to give the pillow a karate chop lengthwise and fold it in half at one end. With the corners held together you can easily slide the pillowcase on. When you let go of the corners, fluff or gently shake the covered pillow to completely fill out the pillowcase.
Shortcut 3 – Sheets
Bed making is never complete without sheets. But this shortcut involves removing them from the dryer before they are completely dry. The reason for this is that the damp sheet is easier to stretch into place when making your bed. The secondary tip here is to carry out this action in the morning to allow the sheets to completely dry before you hop into your bed at night.
Shortcut 4 – Pillows (Again)
Nothing gives your bed a better look than decorating it with accent pillows. However, you can’t just toss them at the bed hoping the pillows will figure out what you had in mind. By layering the pillows, you will create an attractive visual that is a welcoming sight for a sore body.
Call Us Today At Executive Maids To Make Your Beds – 215-690-4000
It’s okay. If you have little or no interest in making your bed on a regular basis, we can help. In fact, bed making happens to be one of the many different cleaning services we provide. Just give us a call today at Executive Maids and we’ll discuss how to get our professionals into your bedroom to make your bed so you don’t have to.
Call today! We will find the perfect date and time that works for you!
Or Fill out our Quick Request A Quote Form and we will contact you to discuss your home, house cleaning needs and your cleaning and bedmaking needs.
Before we go any further on this, let’s just get something out in the open right away. If you happen to own something called a ‘self-cleaning’ oven, take a really, really good look at the type of clean you are getting from that supposedly special feature. Trust us, your oven will be in need of a good old-fashioned scrubbing sooner or later – even if it is a self-cleaning style.
Oven cleaning is not fun. Regardless of how you plan or execute the plan. But at Executive Maids, we’re experts at cleaning ovens. It’s true and here are a few tips on how to give your oven the best cleaning it has ever experienced.
Step 1 – Materials
You can’t clean anything if you don’t have the proper gear to get the job done. Your list of materials required to clean your oven is not extensive. There’s really just six items on it. They include water, a spray bottle, baking soda, vinegar, a rag and a small bowl. Intrigued, yet?
Step 2 – Prep The Work Site
You can’t get anything done if your oven looks like a disaster zone. So, with this in mind, remove the oven racks and soak ’em in a large trash bag with hot water and vinegar. Tie it closed and let sit in your bath tub overnight. Clear a space around the oven so you can easily move around and not bump into anything or anyone.
Step 3 – Mix Your Solution
All you will need is a couple of spoonfuls of baking soda with some water. Mix into a paste in the bowl as pastes are fun and they are also easy to spread on surfaces.
Step 4 – Spread ‘Em!
Cover the inside of the oven with the paste you just finished making and snapping a selfie with. It is going to turn brown on you and that will tell you it is working. Let the goop-covered oven sit overnight, or at least twelve hours.
Step 5 – The Oven Cleaning Part
After at least twelve hours have passed and you’ve come to realize that your kitchen functions far better when the oven operational, get a firm grip on a wet rag. Use it to carefully remove as much of the brown goop as possible from the inside of the oven.
Step 6 – The Final Touches
With your spray bottle, add some vinegar and spritz the spots inside the oven where the goop still appears. Give those areas a wipe with the wet rag.
Step 7 – The End
Put the racks back inside the oven and turn it on to a very low temperature for about 15-minutes. This will speed up the drying process.
By The Way, We Do Oven Cleaning, Too At Executive Maids
If during any part of this article you went, ‘Yuk!” then you know you need a professional team of cleaners to take on your cleaning chores. There’s nothing wrong with that whatsoever as our Executive Maids can handle pretty much any cleaning job – including oven cleaning. For more information on this and our other cleaning services, contact us today at Executive Maids!