The Maids of Portland, Maine

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Annual Pet and People Walk

Please join us for the 19th annual pet and people walk Saturday, June 12th,2010 in Payson Park to benefit The Center for Grieving Children. The Maids Home Services is a proud sponsor and participant. Join us for a day filled with music,food,arts and crafts,games and a walk around Back Cove as we raise funds for The Center.

Date &Time: June 12, 2010 9:00am-12:30pm

Location: Payson Park (Back Cove)
Baxter Boulevard
Portland, Maine 04103

Registration Closes: June 11, 2010

Coordinator: The Center for Grieving Children

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Center For Grieving Children

The Maids Home Services in Portland, Maine has recently volunteered to donate bi-monthly cleaning to The Center For Grieving Children in Portland. The Center for Grieving Children's mission is to provide loving support to grieving children,teens,families and the community through support,outreach and education.

" As a local business owner,I continually look for ways to give back to the communities I serve and The Center For Grieving Children is a wonderful opportunity that directly impacts the lives of so many community members in a positive way," explained Sally Libby,owner of The Maids Home Services. " The loss of a loved one is a devastating event, and we want to do what we can to help provide a clean, healthy, safe and caring place for the children and their families."

The Maids Home Services is the only residential cleaning franchise to clean for health using an exclusive 22-Step Healthy Touch Deep Cleaning System. Their unique cleaning method provides customers with cleaner, healthier homes through their distinctive cleaning products and equipment, as well as their strategic, methodic
cleaning approach.

The Maids Home Services has been serving customers in the Portland area since 1996.

Founded in 1987, The Center For Grieving Children honors and encourages safe expression of grief and loss. They provide a loving community to foster the discovery and development of each child's own resiliency and emotional well-being. The Center has over 200 volunteers serving the children, teens and their families and can be reached at 207-775-5216 or

For more information about The Maids Home Services, call the office at 207-772-6212 or visit their Web site at,_ME/72.aspx.

Monday, March 8, 2010

How to clean patio furniture cushions

As the weather gets warmer, you will probably start to bring out your patio furniture. Are your cushions moldy? If so, mix together 1 tsp. dishwashing detergent and 1 tsp. borax in 1 quart warm water. Put the mixture in a spray bottle. Saturate the cushions with the cleaning solution. Do not be frugal-you want to get a lot of the solution on. This is what will clean off the mold and mildew. Be sure to get all the crevices and creases. The more you put on now, the less you will have to do when you wash it off. Let the cleaning solution set for 15 minutes. Then with the garden hose on high, spray the cushions thoroughly to knock the dirt and cleaning solution off the cushions. Stand the cushions on edge to dry.

Soap Scum in tubs and showers

The Maids Home Services of Portland, ME The days are getting longer and the temps are climbing!!! Here's a tip on cleaning caked on soap scum in your shower. Use a degreasing agent and lots of elbow grease. Get a good alkaline soap scum remover at a janitorial supply store or dissolve a handful of automatic dishwasher detergent in a bucket of warm water. Cover the area completely and let your solution soak for at least 15 minutes. After soaking, use a stiff scrub brush, or a white,nylon-backed scrub sponge to clean the walls. You may need to repeat this process several times. Then rinse with clear water.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Cleaning Tips

We thought we would share a few cleaning tips regarding Grout. Old Grout may need cleaning with a wax stripper or heavy-duty cleaner plus a grout brush. Use a bleaching cleanser on tough spots. Once the grout is as clean as you can get it, rinse it well. When it is thoroughly dry, apply a coat of masonry sealer so that it does not absorb dirt in the future.
For mildewed grout in tubs and showers, use a grout brush with 1:5 solution of chlorine bleach and water. Never use bleach in combination with any ammonia-based product and be sure the area is well ventilated. When you have finished cleaning, rinse the area well to remove all traces of bleach.
Clean colored grout with a heavy-duty cleaner and grout brush, but do not use bleach because this may remove the color from the grout. Be sure never to use a bleaching solution on colored grout. A masonry sealer can be applied to clean, colored grout to ward off future stains.