Executive Maids Versus Housekeepers – Which Is Safer?
There is no denying it. Having someone – basically a stranger – in your home, in your private area – can be somewhat intimidating. There are some very valuable items in the average home and if you are like any other typical American, there are places in your living space that you are a tad guarded about. We get it.
That’s why it is very important for you to check out the credentials of any house cleaning service before you toss them the keys and take off for the rest of the day.
Here are a few questions you should ask to help you determine a legitimate cleaner from one that may be a little on the sketchy side.
1 – Are you insured?
Proof of insurance is an easy document to produce and should put your mind at ease from the get-go. But many ‘private’ housekeepers – you know, a friend of a friend who is cleaning houses to help pay the bills – do not have insurance. Executive Maids carries Liability Insurance which covers us in cases of accidental property damage. We even have Worker’s Compensation Insurance which is a biggie. It covers any accidental on-the-job injury to one of our cleaners. Without this, you are liable for medical bills, lost wages and other incidentals your uninsured housekeeper may encounter if hurt while cleaning your tub or windows or whatever. Executive Maids also has coverage with a Non-Conviction Bond which covers theft.
2 – Does the Person Cleaning Your Home Have a Criminal History?
How do you know when you are hiring a friend of a friend’s cousin? At Executive Maids House Cleaners we run Criminal History Checks on all prospective employees as part of our extensive, detailed and thorough interview process.
3 – Have you ever cleaned a house before?
Sure, this may sound like a no-brainer but you sometimes gotta ask the simple questions to get some kind of reading on the possible service you’ll get. A private housekeeper may just clean his/her own home, and not do it professionally. At Executive Maids, that’s all we do. We have been cleaning homes since 1993. All of our house cleaners are trained to clean systematically and thoroughly, the Executive Maids way of house cleaning.
4 – Are you the ladies who wear the pink shirts?
If you get a dazed look to this question, run away as fast as you can. Housekeepers cannot imitate Executive Maids. Only Executive Maids outfits our staff of cleaners with pink shirts that clearly state that they are part of our team.
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By the way, we are not implying that most housekeepers or cleaning services are shady. However, some of them are and we would rather you were better prepared on what to ask before hiring someone to clean your space.
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Why You Need A Professional Maid Service
We’re not suggesting that you are messy. Okay, maybe we’re trying to dance around that fact as gently as possible. It’s not a problem. Some people and households just get out of hand. You know, busy lives, everyone is working and no one has the time to put the ketchup away or close a window or tidy up a corner. That’s where Executive Maids comes to the rescue. We have a professional team of house cleaners who will descend into your home environment and make it look like new. You’ll see things sparkle that you forgot could sparkle.
But what if you have a neater than that home, do you really need professional maid services? Well, why don’t we just examine the top reasons why you should consider hiring Executive Maids to keep your home or office looking its best.
1 – Busy, Busy, Busy
We’ve hinted at this. Busy people do get a lot of things done. However, cleaning their home is usually not one of those things. If you find you are always in catch up mode, we can help stop the cycle by cleaning what you need, when you need it cleaned.
2 – Stay Focused
No one wants to be doing something productive in and around the house with that guilty feeling creeping in. The guilty feeling we are talking about has to do with whether or not you’ll get around to cleaning that mess in your home.
3 – Home After Work
If you are quite okay with coming home after a long day at work to a dirty home, where dishes are piled in the sink and on the kitchen counters, beds are unmade, laundry is stacked in the hallway, the fridge stinks and well, you may as well skip this entire article.
4 – Experience And Expertise
Hiring a professional maid service means that the cleaning crew that shows up at your place not only knows what to do, they’ve done it before. Very likely several times already today.
5 – Proper Cleaning Products and Equipment
One of the most important benefits of hiring a professional cleaning service is that they will come equipped with all the mops, buckets, vacuums, rags cleaning products and do-dads they need to clean your place. Plus, they will have up-to-date equipment that will be commercial grade.
6 – They Have A Plan
Instead of you wandering aimlessly in your home and moving this, shifting that and kind of dusting a bit, a professional cleaning service will start off with an actual plan of attack. This ensures that all cleaning necessary gets done and done right.
7 – Cheaper In The Long Run
Having a professional cleaning service stop in and tidy up your place when you need it will be the most cost-effective way to keep your home clean. You can schedule weekly, biweekly or monthly or whatever works best for your specific needs.
Executive Maids Is Your Local Professional Maid Service
If you are in need of a professional cleaning service, Executive Maids can take care of you. We provide many Different Cleaning Services for our clients. For more information, Call Executive Maids today.
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Forgotten spaces to clean
There are so many spaces in our homes that we simply forget to clean. It’s not from laziness or procrastination but sheer forgetfulness. When you deep clean your house, scrub and mop the floors, clean out the fridge and shampoo the rugs, there are still many things you may forget to clean. If you use a maid service in Lafayette Hill to help with the heavy cleaning, make sure they know about the following forgotten spaces. Keep in mind, however, that not all cleaning companies will tackle all of these cleanings so be sure to hire a reliable professional company to do the work for you.
Cleaning Windows Inside and Out
Even though windows are often the focal point of your home, we can forget to give them the good cleaning they deserve. Cleaning the glass is an obvious chore but opening them up and cleaning the outside, windowsill and even the frame need to be cleaned from time to time as well. Your cleaning company most likely knows to clean these areas when they do a deep cleaning in your home.
Your refrigerator and air conditioner coils are definitely something you probably don’t think about. These appliances create a cooling effect by circulating air through the coils. Over time, dust builds up on the coils and decreases your appliance’s efficiency. This makes them work a lot harder. You can do this yourself by unplugging the appliance, then vacuum out the coils. Your vacuum should have a special tool for these kinds of cleanings.
One of the most overlooked areas in our homes is the ceiling. More specifically, the ceiling fans. Cleaning ceiling fan blades to remove dust build up. The blades send air straight down, which creates a cooling effect. If there is dust build up on them they not only won’t cool effectively but they will disburse the dust around the house. Most cleaning services will offer this cleaning in their deep cleaning service.
Cleaning your dryer vent is easier than you think. Unplug your dryer from its power source. Clean out the vent with dryer-vent cleaning brush or a vacuum. For added security, have your vent ducts cleaned by a professional and make sure they are properly installed.
Don’t forget the outside
It is important that your roof, gutters, and chimneys are all in working order as well as the inside of your home. Check your roof for damage that may have occurred over the winter. If you think there may be some damage, call a professional roofer. You can clean your gutters out yourself but if you don’t have the time or are not able to climb a ladder, get a pro in to help with that also. Chimneys should be cleaned out yearly if you use them during the winter months.
All of these tasks can be handled by having your professional cleaning company or another professional that is qualified to handle the project. When looking for a maid service in Lafayette Hill to help with these forgotten spaces, look up Executive Maids for deep cleaning services.
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How to clean your home in one hour
Cleaning is no fun. It’s a chore most of us hate doing. But it is a chore that must be done like it or not. Now more than ever we are trying to find quicker ways to do everything. We take shortcuts and find easier solutions. That includes housework. Your experts in maid service in Philadelphia have some tips for getting your whole house clean in just one hour.
Check out these tips and see what works for you in between visits from Executive Maids:
Tip: Start at the top
No matter what room you are cleaning, clean from the top down so that dirt and dust from higher surfaces fall on lower surfaces that haven’t been cleaned yet. Dust ceiling fans, then furniture, then the floor for example. Once all the dust settles on the lowest surface (the floors) you can do your final cleanup.
Strip linens and remake beds. Clear all clutter. If you are in a hurry gather clutter in a spare basket or bin to organize later and put out of sight in a closet. Wipe down furniture, working top to bottom. Clean ceiling fans if you have them, first. Vacuum the carpet last.
Clear the counters and spray them and tubs with cleaner. Allow them to sit while you clean toilets. Clean toilet bowl as well as outside surface and toilet seat. Go back and wipe down counters and rinse tub. Clean mirrors next. Clean the floor last.
Clear all clutter. Start in one corner of the room and work around it by dusting all surfaces from top to bottom. If you have blinds and/or ceiling fans, dust those first. Use the upholstery attachment on your vacuum and vacuum upholstered furniture. Vacuum floors as the last step. Use the corner attachment of your vacuum and get in corners.
Load all dirty dishes into the dishwasher and fill the sink with hot soapy water. If your stove has removable burners, place those in the water. Clear the counters. Wipe down cabinets, counters and other surfaces working top to bottom. Wipe down the appliances. Finish cleaning stove burners and put them back. Clean floors last.
When vacuuming carpeted rooms, work your way backward out of the room moving quickly and without too much overlap to save time. Vacuum, don’t sweep hard surface floors. Steam mops also make cleaning hard surfaces much faster than traditional mops and can make cleaning the floors very quick and easy. If you don’t have one, it is something you should consider investing in.
If you follow these steps you can clean your whole house in an hour. This is obviously not a deep clean but a general daily surface clean for your home. Of course, the best way to get your whole house really clean in an hour is to hire a professional maid service in Philadelphia.
Executive Maids can help get your whole house clean in a shorter time than you think.
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Winning the War on Pet Hair
Can’t keep up with your pet’s shedding…Executive Maids can help you with this.
It is fur-shedding season, which is nature’s attempt to get rid of our dogs and cats’ thick winter fur. Add to that allergies that come with the season as well. Hiring a maid service can help control the dust and dander but there are a lot of ways that you can keep things under control as well.
The best way to fight the war on pet hair is through regular grooming of your pet and regular cleaning around the home. Dogs with healthy skin shed their skin cells every 22 days. Dead pet skin is called dander and what can create a lot of allergens in the home. To keep the dander at bay, bathe your dog once a month using shampoos that are designed to be sensitive. Since most cats don’t like water, use grooming wipes to help remove loose hair and stop it from settling on your furniture and carpet.
Brushing your pets regularly is essential to the war on pet hair. Talk to your groomer about the right tools to use because not all pet brushes are created equally. Dogs are usually happy to be groomed. Try brushing them outside so that the loose air doesn’t fly around the house. Cats are trickier. They may want to be brushed on your lap or on a counter. Let them choose where and then put a towel under them so you can easily dispose of the fallen hair.
Now that you have tackled the actual fur on your pet’s back, think about what you can do in the home to keep it fur-free. Consider purchasing a powerful vacuum cleaner. There are some models that are actually labeled for pet hair to get the job done. Make sure you purchase one that comes with a variety of tools that allow you to extract hair from the stairs, crevices, and cushions. Keeping a lint roller (or ten) around the house really helps to pick up hair also. Also make sure that blankets, pillows, pet beds and any linens that your pet like to sleep on get washed regularly.
Tackling pet dander can be an easy process if you do it on a regular basis and you have a plan of attack that works. Some pets are more agreeable than others when it comes to grooming but make sure you find a system that works for you and your furry friend. Keeping your house dander free is key especially if you have any allergy sufferers in your household.
Consider hiring a maid service to clean and maintain your home for weekly, bi-weekly or monthly cleanings. Having Executive Maids professional house cleaners come in and help keep the dander at bay will take some relief off of you. Winning the war on pet hair is definitely doable. You just need to have the right tools and mindset to do it.
Executive Maids can keep your pet hair at bay. Contact us today.
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