CLEANING TIPS

CAUTIONS

When you find yourself using a cleaning product or method for the first time, it is always a good idea to test it on an area that is less visible.

When working with household cleaning products, be sure to read the product label and follow those instructions.

Be very careful when using some cleaning products in conjunction with others… A bleach product that comes in contact with an acid product (many shower scum removers contain a mild acid) may form a dangerous gas.  Always do your cleaning in a well ventilated area.  Use gloves when needed.

 


 

SCHEDULING

A normal 2000 square-foot, 2.5 bath, home should take about 3.5 to 4 hours to clean on a recurring, every two week, schedule.  A typical deep (or move-in/out) cleaning for that same home, should take between 2 to 2.5 times that amount of time.

 


 

PREPARATION

Please note that Maid Services provides all the equipment and supplies needed to clean your home.  The following equipment and product notes only apply if you are planning on cleaning you own home.

 


 

You may have your preferred alternatives to some of these products, but the brands listed are reliable and accepted as among the best cleaning products available.  Cleaning liquids should normally be pre-mixed (if necessary) and stored in spray bottles.  Please make sure to read the product instructions on the label.

 


 

METHODS

Dusting:

Vacuuming:

Damp-mopping:

 


 

KITCHENS

If you are performing any of the three tasks, noted above (Dusting, Vacuuming, or Mopping), the procedures are the same.  Kitchens, however, have a habit of developing grime more quickly and in ways that are more difficult to remove than in the general living areas of the home. Here is a list of cleaning methods that are mostly kitchen-specific:

 


 

BATHROOMS:

Much like kitchens, bathrooms have their very own set of cleaning concerns and solutions. Here is a list of bathroom-specific cleaning methods: