Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tips on Cleaning and Disinfecting

Holidays are Haven for Germs

THE MAIDS offer tips on cleaning and disinfecting to minimize spread of germs

If your home will be holiday headquarters for family and friends, it may also be a haven for germs and viruses. Follow these tips provided by THE MAIDS Home Services to help battle pesky germs before, during, and after your holiday celebrations.

· Wash your hands regularly in warm, soapy water. Place antibacterial hand sanitizer in plain view for guests to use. Make an effort to not touch your mouth, nose, or eyes without first washing your hands.

· Spray disinfecting spray on a cloth, and wipe all hard surfaces—doorknobs, appliance handles, keyboards, remote controls, light switches, phones, facial tissue box covers, tables, chairs, and counters. Viruses can live for up to 48 hours on hard surfaces.

· Keep germs at bay in the bathroom by stashing disinfecting wipes near the toilet and sink for easy, quick clean-up whenever needed.

· Hosting overnight guests? Wash items like towels and bedding in hot water with soap. Be sure to not share these items until they are thoroughly cleaned.

· To keep children safe, you can clean and sanitize toys by putting them through a dishwasher cycle. Make sure items are dishwasher-safe and are placed securely on the racks away from the heat source. Turn off “heat dry” and run the wash cycle as usual.

About THE MAIDS Home Services:

THE MAIDS Home Services, founded in 1979, is a premier residential cleaning service in the U.S. and Canada. Rated as the fastest-growing residential cleaning franchise in Entrepreneur magazine for the past four years, THE MAIDS is one of the oldest and largest residential cleaning franchisers, serving over 40 states and four provinces in North America. For more information, visit THE MAIDS Home Services web site at “Nobody Outcleans The Maids.”


  1. After cleaning the litchen we then go over counteres and sinks with a little bit of bleach. We even pour a little bleach mixed with water down the drains to kill bacteria that festers in the drain.

    Stephen Tremp

  2. Great tips. Thanks for the addition :)



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