The Maids of Portland, Maine

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

You Roast the Turkey,We'll Clean the House

You Roast the Turkey,We'll Clean the House and Everyone will be Thankful!

You've got enough on your plate. It is easy to get a little to full around the holiday season. Let The Maids give you some help by handling all the cleaning duties. After all, they've got back pack vacs that could suck the stuffing out of a turkey. Not to mention, they clean things like remote controls, doorknobs and phone receivers, places that can harbor some serious germs in your home. But that's not even the half of it.

It's time to get the cleaning service that 96% of our customers would recommend to friends and family. Call The Maids! We'll handle the clean.

Friday, September 24, 2010

What's New at The Maids you ask?

Over the last couple of months The Maids in Omaha have been testing a new technology that has the ability to revolutionize our cleaning system. The new technology is called the Ionator. The Ionator eliminates cleaning chemicals by transforming ordinary tap water into a powerful sanitizer. This sanitizing option will save time, reduce cost and protect the enviroment, all with ionized tap water.

Cleaning with the Ionator instead of traditional chemicals reduces energy consumption and pollution formation. The Ionator kills 99.999% of common bacteria including salmonella and leaves no chemical residue behind. There are also no synthetic fragrances or dyes added. In short, The Ionator is a safe and enviromentally friendly sanitizer.

Bloggers- what are your thoughts on this? We would love to hear your opinons!!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

More and more people seem to be adopting a “no shoes policy” in their homes. The Maids will tell you the advantages are clear:
Carpeting stays clean and lasts far longer.Less wear and tear on wood flooring means a substantially longer life-span and less frequent washing

An advantage you may not have thought of:Possibly improved health if you live in an area with high levels of pollen, dust or other allergy triggers, because you won’t track all those allergens into your home.

A few cautions:Going barefoot in the house is not the answer. Always wear slippers or socks. The reason? Dust and dirt mixed with the oils on your feet can lead to carpet stains and premature wear.Don’t just heap a pile of shoes near the door. Looks bad and smells bad!Don’t “require” your guests to remove their shoes unless you provide them with some kind of slippers. Who knows but what they have a hole in their sock or worse.So save money and cleaning time, keep carpeting and wood floors looking new longer, reduce allergens in your house all by simply taking off your shoes!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Maids Has Flu Season Covered

Many experts and media outlets are predicting that we are entering one of the
worst cold and flu seasons on record. For all of us here at The Maids Home Services

the health and welfare of our employees, and customers is always a top
priority. Our 22-Step Healthy Touch® Deep Cleaning System was created to
provide you and your family with the healthiest living environment possible.
Reducing germs and bacteria in your home takes on particular importance this
We would like to share with you some of the ways in which we are working each
day to attain this healthy environment for you and our teams:
-> All microfiber cleaning cloths, brushes, toilet brushes and scrub tools are
switched out between homes, and cleaned and disinfected at our facilities
before reuse.
-> Our backpack vacuums with HEPA filtration capture 99% of dust,
allergens, dust mites, and bacteria that are vacuumed. Our vacuums and
cleaning buckets are disinfected after each use.
->Our teams are provided with and required to use
antibacterial hand
between homes. Also, all interior surfaces of the team cars are
disinfected each evening.
->In your home our team disinfects light switches, doorknobs, telephones,
->This fall we have been holding refresher training meetings on disinfecting
techniques, spread of virus and bacteria, and cold / flu prevention for all
our teams and managers. Managers are on the lookout for any employees
displaying flu like symptoms, and those employees will be sent home.
Cleaning for health is not something new for The Maids, we have been practicing
these techniques your home since 1995. We are, however, more acutely aware of its importance, and our role in helping you keep healthy.

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Maids Welcomes Indian Summer

The hazy, cloudless skies of Indian Summer. Leaves scurrying down the street before the wind. The cold shiver from an arctic blast. Indian Summer. The last warmth of the sun. Chilly mornings and glorious warm afternoons. The Harvest Moon. The Hunter's Moon. The Rainy Season. Dry corn stalks clattering in the wind. The touch of frost on grass and window pane. The smell of burning leaves. It is that time of year again when pumpkins glow in golden fields. The Maids recommends using the Autumn's brisk and breezy days to conquer deep-cleaning chores for a clean and comfortable winter home, and wrap up summer's outdoor areas. And, we would be happy to help and here is how:

1.) Clean out entryway closets and place items back neatly and organized.

2.) Clean out the inside of your refrigerator

3.) Sweep out your garage and get rid of all the cobwebs that have been accumulating

4.) Vacuuming and flipping mattresses

5.) Washing out the inside of kitchen and bathroom drawers and cabinets

Let The Maids help you prepare the home and hearth for the coming of winter.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Fall Back into the Swing of Things

Fall Back into the Swing of Things
THE MAIDS offers tips for keeping your home clean in a crunch

Before you know it, the trees will begin their autumn metamorphosis, reminding us that cooler and shorter days are lurking just around the corner. Fall conjures up images of football, back to school and pumpkin patches … but certainly not cleaning.

If this summer’s activities did not derail your housekeeping efforts, the coming months
are sure to cause some time constraints. In between raking leaves and enjoying a brisk fall walk, use these quick cleaning tips I offer as owner of The Maids, a residential cleaning service. Remember, even taking small actions can make a big impact when it’s time for major housecleaning.

Thirty seconds is longer than you think. In the amount of time it takes pour a cup of coffee and savor that first sip, you can easily maintain trouble spots or reduce pesky clutter:
• Prevent soap scum buildup in your shower with a few quick squirts of daily shower spray.
• Swipe the bathroom counter with a disinfectant wipe, clearing it of hairspray, toothpaste and soap scum.
• Shake out entryway rugs to rid them of excess dirt and minimize traipsing it throughout your home.

Did you know two minutes is the recommended amount of time you should take to brush your teeth? But did you also realize that in that short amount of time you can:
• Gather stray clutter into a laundry basket. Just be sure to put everything in its proper place at a later time.
• Sweep high-traffic areas, like the entryway or bathroom floor.
• Spritz the bathroom mirror with glass cleaner and wipe dry with a microfiber cloth.

Are you lucky enough to have won a time windfall? Use your five minutes wisely:
• Start a load of laundry.
• Wash the bathroom floor. Clean-up is simple if you have already swept it during your two-minute hiatus.
• Wipe down kitchen countertops. You don’t want harmful germs finding their way into your food preparations.
• Sort through your pile of mail and toss the junk. Remember to shred and recycle!

Busy lifestyles necessitate taking small, time-efficient steps when it comes to maintaining an orderly and clean house. If you need an extra hand, call THE MAIDS and experience the healthiest, most thorough housecleaning in the industry. For a free, no-obligation estimate, call us at 207-772-6212 or visit our Web site at :,_ME/72.aspx