What Cleaning Products do Maid Services Use
Everyone loves coming home to a sparkling clean home. There is something so relaxing about walking in the door to a fresh-smelling and organized space. However, if you are like so many of us, finding the time to create this ideal can be a challenge. In fact, it can be completely overwhelming, especially if your closets and cabinets are full of cleaning products that you may not even like or use.
This can be compounded if the items that you possess don’t clean the way you want them to or are difficult to use. We know that your time is precious and that you are seeking products that will make your cleaning time as efficient as possible while still eliminating those nasty germs and dirt that have accumulated in your home.
To give you some help if you are not quite sure you are ready to hire a professional maid cleaning service like Green Maids, we have asked professionals who make it their business to keep homes clean to share their favorite and most effective cleaning products they regularly use in their own homes and the homes of their clients.
Now before you run to the store to start grabbing supplies for your new cleaning product stash, we recommend doing a purge of products that you don’t adore, so that you can start fresh. Once you have done that, feel free to reference our guide below to find the latest and greatest products guaranteed to make it look like a troop of house cleaning maids descended on your space.
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REUSABLE CLEANING CLOTHS
Here at Green Maids, we are all about sustainability when at all possible, which means using reusable microfiber cleaning cloths as opposed to wasteful paper towels. Choosing to reuse is not only great for the environment, but it is also gentler on the household surfaces that you may be trying to clean.
Microfiber cleaning cloths are woven to be incredibly soft, making them gentle on delicate finishes such as wooden furniture and painted surfaces that can be easily scratched by more abrasive materials. Another microfiber bonus is that they are made from polyester, so they won’t leave annoying lint behind. Our maid in home cleaning services pros did mention to check microfiber clothes for any grit or debris before using them to make sure they do not inadvertently damage what you are wiping.
When it comes to creating a clean space for your family, a good vacuum is a must-have. House maid cleaning service recommend vacuuming your home once per week at a minimum and more frequently if you have furry family members, children, or live in an area with high amounts of dust or pollen. When choosing a vacuum, there are many great options on the market that offer desirable features such as being lightweight, durable, and easily maneuverable.
Other features that we would encourage you to look for in a vacuum would be multi-surface functionality, meaning that your vacuum can transition between carpeted areas and those that have hard floorings such as wood or laminate. We love vacuums that have HEPA filtration systems to clean the air and filter out dust, dander, and other allergy-causing particulate matter. Finally, we suggest choosing a vacuum cleaner that does not use disposable bags for collecting debris, but one that has a canister that can be emptied, thus cutting down on waste.
DUSTING AND MOPPING
If you are your home’s number one cleaning maid, then the tasks of dusting and mopping will most likely fall to you, but have no fear, we have just the tools to make getting these jobs done quickly and easily. Experts say that in a perfect world, your hard floors should be mopped 1-2 times a week to keep them clean and prevent scratching from built-up dirt and debris.
While disposable wet mops may seem like a convenient go-to, they often do not cover a large surface area before needing to change the mopping cloth, and they require a lot of elbow grease. Our choice for mopping is a microfiber spin mop that comes with its own bucket and spinner. The microfiber is durable, lightweight, and reusable. All you need to do is throw your mop head in the washing machine to freshen it for another use.
Microfiber also is the big winner when it comes to dusting all the nooks and crannies in your home. The cloths mentioned above are great for easy-to-reach areas, but our maid cleaning service experts also frequently grab a microfiber, extendable dusting wand for harder-to-reach areas like crown molding, high shelves, and the tops of cabinets or high furniture.
Cleaning the bathroom probably falls to the bottom of the scale of favorite house cleaning chores. We know that this is one of the rooms in your home that can become the grossest and most grimy, especially the toilet. To get that bowl brilliantly clean, you will need a good toilet brush, but not all toilet brushes are created equal.
The right kind of toilet brush should have a longer handle to help save your back as well as a brush that gives you the ability to get into all the cracks and crevices of your toilet bowl. It should also have both soft and stiff bristles to get any stingy debris off of the inside of your toilet. Finally, look for a toilet brush that comes with its own carrying caddy so that you can travel between restrooms without making a mess.
House maid services typically have many cleaning solutions in their arsenal of products to tackle all the cleaning tasks in a home. These products can handle anything from cleaning an oven to creating streak-free windows. While there are many chemical cleaners that do the job of cutting tough dirt and grime, they can produce toxic vapors and induce reactions such as skin irritation.
While we will include a list of some of the chemical cleaners recommended by many maid cleaning service professionals, we will also focus on the non-toxic green, eco-friendly cleaning solutions used by the team here at Green Maids. House cleaning maids that use these ultra-safe products create pristinely clean homes that promote the utmost well-being for humans and fur babies alike. They never have to worry about the dangers of toxic chemicals and scary warning labels.
- TRADITIONAL CLEANERS
- Fabuloso-good for floors
- Clorox toilet bowl cleaner
- CLR Pro Calcium, Lime, and Rust Remover
- Scrubbing Bubbles Foaming Bleach Cleaner-for tubs, showers, and sinks
- Easy Off oven cleaner
- GREEN CLEAN: While there are several green-friendly cleaning brands and products like Method, Seventh Generation, and Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, the truth is that some of the best non-toxic eco-friendly cleaning products are probably in your cabinets right now. These common household products are inexpensive and can make being your household’s cleaning maid almost enjoyable.
- Vinegar-Distilled white vinegar can be used in almost every room in the house. You can freshen and clean your dishwasher or washing machine with it, and it is wonderful at getting rid of stains caused by hard water. When you mix it with baking soda, you get a foaming action that can give you an even deeper clean for things like drains and garbage disposals. Vinegar also makes a fabulous glass cleaner.
- Salt-Use salt to bust up pesky stains and rust on cast iron cookware or stained coffee/teapots. Salt also makes the perfect cleaner for cutting boards. Salt powerfully removes grease, wine, and coffee stains from rugs and fabric and can even help to unclog drains.
- Borax-This alkaline mineral has been hard at work cleaning since the 1890s. Let Borax boost the power of your laundry detergent and help to clean your sinks and toilets. Borax also powers through notoriously hard to get rid of mold.
- Lemon Juice-Lemon juice is a great partner in cleaning. Its acidity cuts through hard to scrub grease on stovetops. Lemon juice diluted with water and boiled in your microwave creates a fresh-steam clean that will allow you to quickly wipe of spatters from inside your microwave. Plus, we love the fresh citrus fragrance.
- Olive/Grapeseed Oil-Oils can be just the thing to restore the luster to wooden surfaces such as furniture and wooden cutting boards.
- Baking Soda-This naturally abrasive substance is also a great deodorizer. You can use it to clean less delicate surfaces like stainless steel sinks. Keeping an open box in your refrigerator and freezer will help to keep pesky food odors at bay. Baking soda also helps to boost the stain-removing powers of your laundry detergent.
We hope that this guide helps you to take your house cleaning to the next level. If you are ready to take back some “me time” and pass on your cleaning torch to a highly experienced maid cleaning service, give our team at Green Maids a call today!