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How are we killing pathogens for COVID-19?

Maids and Moore is dedicated to creating clean and safe environments for all of our customers. By using an EPA approved disinfectant on frequently touched surfaces to kill pathogens for viruses, bacteria and fungi such as COVID-19.

We offer this service on all cleanings at no additional charge to ensure we are doing our part to stop the spread.

We also offer to Disinfecting Misting Services using and EPA approved disinfectant, at an additional charge.

Learn more by calling 1-844 GOT DUST

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Maids and Moore Helping Cancer Patients During COVID-19

By Lucy Lee, Cleaning For A Reason

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MAIDS AND MOORE SAFELY DISINFECTING HOMES & OFFICES

Austin and Conroe, Texas – May 6, 2020 Since opening in 2008, Maids and Moore Cleaning Services has been teamed up with Cleaning for a Reason, a nonprofit serving cancer patients. For over 12 years, Maids and Moore has donated house cleanings to a total of 195 cancer patients with a donated value of $66,315 in cleanings. Maids and Moore was recognized by Cleaning for a Reason as the 2018 Top Maid Service Partner for most cancer patients served.

“Cleaning for cancer patients is a meaningful part of our business,” said owner Holly Moore. “We all know someone who has battled cancer and understand the value of what it means to be supported at this difficult time. We’re honored to focus on their homes, while these patients focus on their recovery and time with family.”

Moore emphasized, “During this coronavirus pandemic, our homes and offices need to not only be cleaned—which means removing visible dirt, dust, and debris—but also to be sanitized and disinfected. While sanitizing reduces the occurrence and growth of bacteria, viruses, and fungi, disinfecting actually kills the pathogens of viruses and such organisms—making it more effective to rid the surface of such viruses.”

Maids and Moore is helping cancer patients by cleaning and disinfecting at least 15 homes per month for two consecutive months at no charge. This service will include their EPA-approved disinfecting misting service. The only requirement is that the homes be within the company’s existing territories of Travis and Montgomery counties and surrounding areas.

“Deemed an essential business, Maids and Moore is proud to do our part to help stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Moore. “Now more than ever, our clients, and especially the cancer patients, need our support to help ensure clean, safe, and healthy environments. We are prepared to both clean and provide our EPA-approved disinfecting misting service that kills pathogens for viruses, including COVID-19. We are now ‘cleaning for health’ as we slow the spread of infectious elements. Our staff has been trained to follow all CDC guidelines, including use of masks, gloves, and booties when entering a home or office.”

About Disinfecting Misting Services

sing a misting machine is a way of quickly and evenly coating a surface with a disinfecting solution. The mist will reach hard to clean areas, such as air ducts, cabinets, drawers, etc. Applying an EPA-approved disinfectant to surfaces with the appropriate droplet size ensures a dwell time of solution on the surface for a one-minute kill time of pathogen.   Watch how misting service is performed at maidsandmoore.com/epa-approved-electrostatic-disinfecting.

Learn more about EPA-approved disinfecting services at maidsandmoore.com/now-offering-epa-approved-disinfecting-on-every-cleaning.

About Maids and Moore Cleaning Services

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sing a misting machine is a way of quickly and evenly coating a surface with a disinfecting solution. The mist will reach hard to clean areas, such as air ducts, cabinets, drawers, etc. Applying an EPA-approved disinfectant to surfaces with the appropriate droplet size ensures a dwell time of solution on the surface for a one-minute kill time of pathogen.   Watch how misting service is performed at maidsandmoore.com/epa-approved-electrostatic-disinfecting.

Moore grew up in the small Texas towns of Ireland, Gatesville, and Troy—populations of 60, 15,591, and 1,409, respectively. Her upbringing instilled a well-developed sense of independence, a very practical nature, and a strong desire to make a difference in people’s lives. These traits are evident in how she manages Maids and Moore and serves her community. For more information about this company, see maidsandmoore.com.

About Cleaning for a Reason
Cleaning for a Reason partners with more than 1,200 residential cleaners throughout the United States and Canada to offer free house cleaning to any household battling cancer. Since 2006, the nonprofit and its partners have donated more than $13 million in services, helping more than 39,000 cancer patients. In 2017, Cleaning for a Reason was adopted by ISSA Charities, the charitable arm of ISSA, The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association. To learn more about Cleaning for a Reason and to apply for free house cleaning, see cleaningforareason.org.

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The Difference Between Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting

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During a time, such as this it is important to not only clean our homes which removes visible dirt, dust and debris but also disinfect them.  A misconception is that sanitization is the same as disinfecting. This is not true.  Sanitization is meant to reduce, not kill, the occurrence and growth of bacteria, viruses and fungi. Disinfecting a surface will “kill” the pathogens of viruses and such organisms. Making it more effective to rid the surface of said viruses. All EPA approved disinfectants have specific instructions and dwell times required to effectively kill pathogens. If not done as directed this would not be disinfecting rather sanitizing. Maids and Moore is trained and prepared to clean our customers’ homes and businesses and provide disinfecting services.

With COVID-19 now in our daily life we have all been compelled to take a closer look at our household cleaning. Visibly clean is just not good enough anymore. Now, more than ever before we are seeking a level of clean that compares to that of healthcare facilities.  Hospitals are required by regulation to use EPA approved disinfectants to eliminate 100% of the organisms (virus, bacteria, fungi) present on a cleaned surface. Although not required by regulation, we want our customers to have the same safety and security that comes with this level disinfection. Maids and Moore is always looking for ways to improve our service and by adding EPA approved disinfectant and offering our new Disinfecting Misting Service, we are meeting the level of disinfection our customers need. We should all feel safe in our home environment and Maids and Moore wants to help achieve that.

Call us today to learn more about our EPA approved Disinfecting Services we are currently offering!

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Watch below to see how our Disinfecting Misting Service works:

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NOW OFFERING: EPA approved Disinfecting Misting Services

What is Disinfecting Misting and How Does it Work?

Using a misting machine is a way of quickly and evenly coating a surface with a disinfecting solution. This is done by using a misting applicator to apply EPA approved disinfectant to all surfaces.

•Maids and Moore use a disinfecting solution that EPA has registered to kill level 2A (lowest level), 2B and 2C (highest level) emergent viruses. This disinfectant solution is registered with the EPA at the highest level 2C for emerging viral pathogens. COVID-19 was placed as a level 2A status (the lowest level).

•When this EPA certified disinfecting solution is mixed into the misting applicator it will dispense a mist on to surfaces that will kill pathogens to viruses such as COVID-19. The mist will reach in the hard to clean areas such as air ducts, cabinets, drawers, etc. Applying this EPA approved disinfectant to surfaces with the appropriate droplet size ensures a dwell time of solution on the surface of 1-minute kill time.

Why Maids and Moore is offering Disinfecting Misting Services!

To disinfect Maids and Moore office’s daily.

To have the ability to offer an affordable extra layer of protection for Maids and Moore customers such as:

•Moving into a new home

•Disinfecting customers’ existing home

•Auto Immune compromised homes

•Offices

•A way to sanitize air vents and things that are hard to disinfect like fabrics

Things to keep in mind about Disinfecting Misting Services and EPA Approved disinfectant

•Green Product: safe for homes, surfaces, people and pets

• The disinfectant product has a smell close to what chlorine smells like. If you’re sensitive to smell, plan to leave the home/office for 30 minutes to an hour, the smell will dissipate.

•Cost varies depending on the size of the home/office. It is based on the verified square footage of your home/office at $0.05 cents a square foot with a minimum of $95.00 plus tax.

•Put away all food. This product is safe per the manufacture but is at the customers’ discretion to have it applied to food products or not.

•Slightly open any drawers or cabinets of areas you would like to make sure the mist will permeate to.

Included are videos to show how disinfecting misting service are applied:

To schedule service or find out more information:

•Call 1-844-468-3878 Ext.#1 Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM

•Email at maidsandmoore@gmail.com

Maids and Moore is dedicated to being helpful regarding the current situation. Cleaning and disinfecting services are very important and essential, especially, currently. Maids and Moore will follow all CDC guidelines for staff and customers. Ready and willing to help our customers with keeping their homes clean and disinfected.  

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NOW OFFERING EPA Approved Disinfecting on Every Cleaning for residences and businesses

Did you know Maids and Moore Cleaning Services are trained and prepared to provide disinfecting cleaning services during and after COVID-19? We are now using an EPA approved disinfecting product that kills viruses and germs left behind on surfaces. In addition to residential cleaning, we are Now Offering cleanings for businesses during business hours.

Maids and Moore Customers,

We, like many other businesses, feel the need to address the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Every day, we closely monitor and analyze developments and statements from local, national and international health agencies and we are taking actions to comply with their directives and guidelines which are based on facts and medical science. There is no issue more important to us than making sure we manage this situation as effectively as possible in order to protect our staff and customers. 

Here is how we are addressing the issue within our office and with our staff:

1. Added an EPA registered disinfectant

Maids and Moore has added a new disinfecting product to our cleaning services that will be used to clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, and sinks. This product is EPA approved and will kill all virus germs left behind on the surface within minutes. It is also green and safe to use on all surfaces.

2. Staff precautions:

·Gloves and Cloth masks to be worn

·Staff trained on the New EPA registered disinfectant. Applying this disinfectant cleaner to all frequently touched areas in homes, businesses and offices. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, and sinks. 

· Staff will not be permitted to work if showing symptoms of being ill or have a fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath. Employees are to follow Maids and Moore call-in procedures in order to protect other staff and customers.

·Disinfect all supplies with EPA approved Disinfectant: spray and wipe down all cleaning supplies (vacuum, bottles, ladder, mop, caddies, etc.) with the EPA approved disinfecting spray after each clean.

3.) Social Distancing:

Maids and Moore Staff

CUSTOMERS HOMES: Maids and Moore staff are to stay 6’ feet away from all customers 

MAIDS AND MOORE OFFICES: Only 2 maids allowed in the Maids and Moore office at one time to pick up supplies, located in the front office ONLY. While employees are in the office employees must remain at least 6 feet away from others and wearing masks and gloves. Employees are to park in designated parking spots and when the car next to theirs returns with their supplies it is then that teams turn to enter the office. If employees are waiting to enter the office to get supplies, then employees are to remain in their car until their turn. 

Maids and Moore Customers

The safety and wellbeing of Maids and Moore customers and employees is priority. Maids and Moore does not want to be negligent in slowing the spread, but also wants to be there to provide disinfecting service for our customers who depend on us.  To help achieve this goal we ask that Maids and Moore customers do the following to help:

  1. Stay 6 feet away from any Maids and Moore employees. Maids will start on one side of the house and move to another and ask that customers mirror that movement in order to abide by correct social distancing guidelines.
  2. Reschedule if you or anyone in your household has ANY symptoms of being ill in the last 14 days.
  3. Reschedule if you or anyone in your household have traveled outside of the U.S. or any hot spot areas in the U.S. (example: New York, New Jersey, or California) in the last 14 days.
  4. Reschedule if anyone in your home has or is currently being tested for COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
  5. We will not be charging a reschedule fee, but please be sure to still notify us 24 hours before cleaning.  The more notice the better. 

Thank you for helping in this community effort. Maids and Moore believes if all follow CDC guidelines and everyone does their part, the faster we as a nation can get back to normalcy.

NOW OFFERING: Disinfecting Misting Services

What is Disinfecting Misting and How Does it Work?

•Using a misting machine is a way of quickly and evenly coating a surface with a disinfecting solution. This is done by using a misting applicator to apply EPA approved disinfectant to all surfaces.

•Maids and Moore use a disinfecting solution that EPA has registered to kill level 2A (lowest level), 2B and 2C (highest level) emergent viruses. This disinfectant solution is registered with the EPA at the highest level 2C for emerging viral pathogens. COVID-19 was placed as a level 2A status (the lowest level).

•When this EPA certified disinfecting solution is mixed into the misting applicator it will dispense a mist on to surfaces that will kill pathogens to viruses such as COVID-19. The mist will reach in the hard to clean areas such as air ducts, cabinets, drawers, etc. Applying this EPA approved disinfectant to surfaces with the appropriate droplet size ensures a dwell time of solution on the surface of 1-minute kill time.

Why Maids and Moore is offering Disinfecting Misting Services!

To disinfect Maids and Moore office’s daily.

To have the ability to offer an affordable extra layer of protection for Maids and Moore customers such as:

•Moving into a new home

•Disinfecting customers’ existing home

•Auto Immune compromised homes

•Offices

•A way to sanitize air vents and things that are hard to disinfect like fabrics

Things to keep in mind about Disinfecting Misting Services and EPA Approved disinfectant

•Green Product: safe for homes, surfaces, people and pets

• The disinfectant product has a smell close to what chlorine smells like. If you’re sensitive to smell, plan to leave the home/office for 30 minutes to an hour, the smell will dissipate.

•Cost varies depending on the size of the home/office. It is based on the verified square footage of your home/office at $0.05 cents a square foot with a minimum of $95.00 plus tax.

•Put away all food. This product is safe per the manufacture but is at the customers’ discretion to have it applied to food products or not.

•Slightly open any drawers or cabinets of areas you would like to make sure the mist will permeate to.

Below are a couple of videos to show how disinfecting misting service are applied:

To schedule service or find out more information:

•Call 1-844-468-3878 Ext.#1 Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM

•Email at maidsandmoore@gmail.com

Maids and Moore is dedicated to being helpful regarding the current situation. Cleaning and disinfecting services are very important and essential, especially, currently. Maids and Moore will follow all CDC guidelines for staff and customers. Ready and willing to help our customers with keeping their homes clean and disinfected.  

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How to Clean Marks Off Walls with Flat Paint

A dingy, scuffed wall can be quite unattractive. By cleaning the walls as well as other parts of the room, you’ll be making the place feel and look more appealing. However, bear in mind that walls with flat paint need to be well cared for. You don’t want to be too vigorous when scrubbing flat paint as that could wear down the finish, making for an unpleasant appearance. As such, it’s important to learn how to clean marks off walls with flat paint.

How to Clean Marks Off Walls with Flat Paint

In this article, we’ll highlight how to clean marks off walls with flat paint. It’s a simple step by step process that will have your walls clean and spotless in no time.

Find Out If You Have Flat Paint

Before starting the cleaning process, confirm that you have flat paint walls. This doesn’t refer to the texture of the walls but rather that the wall is a matte finish. Since flat paint doesn’t reflect light, it’s ideal for hiding imperfections in accent walls and ceilings. If your walls don’t reflect light at all, even from an angle and have 0-10 percent gloss, it’s safe to say they have flat paint.

Cleaning Supplies

How to Clean Marks Off Walls with Flat Paint

A household tip to consider is always having cleaning essentials in your home. Here are some of the cleaning supplies you’ll need to gather for cleaning flat paint walls:

  • Cloth or Sponge
  • Touch up Paints and Paintbrush
  • Detergent
  • Foam Cleanser
  • Eraser Sponge
  • White Vinegar

Cleaning Flat Paint Walls

First things first, be sure to clean dirt and stains from flat paint as quickly as possible. The longer you ignore the stains, the harder they are to clean. Here are a few tips for removing scuff marks, smears and smudges from flat paint walls:

Start the cleaning process by rubbing the wall with a clean, damp cloth or sponge. Sometimes plain water will do the trick and remove all stains, allowing you to avoid cleaning products. This will likely work if you deal with stains as soon as you see them.

How to Clean Marks Off Walls with Flat Paint

If plain water doesn’t work, consider adding vinegar to the damp cloth or sponge and scrub the walls gently. If vinegar doesn’t remove the stain entirely, you can try removing problematic spots with an eraser sponge. This gentle cleaning product should remove stubborn stains without damaging the paint. If you still have the original wall paint, you can use a painter’s brush to touch up the stained spot. Alternatively, repaint the entire wall with a new, more durable sheen.

For especially stubborn stains, our team here at Maids and Moore will ensure your home is squeaky clean with no marks on the walls.

Bottom Line

With these few tips, you now know how to clean marks off walls with flat paint. Remember that a professional cleaning company will have the right equipment, training and experience to keep your home looking and feeling fresh and clean. Our team is capable of tackling all types of stubborn stains and other household chores.

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How to Prevent Water Spots on Stainless Steel Sink – How do you keep water spots off stainless steel sink?

If you have a stainless-steel sink or appliance, chances are you’ve experienced stains or water spots a time or two. These water spots or stains can really make your sinks and appliances look dull and grimy.  But you don’t have to worry anymore if you know a few tips on how to prevent water spots on stainless steel sink.

How to Prevent Water Spots on Stainless Steel Sink

How to Prevent Water Spots on Stainless Steel Sink
How to Prevent Water Spots on Stainless Steel Sink

A great way of keeping your house clean in making sure the kitchen sink remains spotless. In this post, we’ll point out a few tips on how to prevent and get rid of water spots on your stainless steel sink and appliances. The methods outlined are easy and you probably already have the items needed in your pantry.

Water spots are primarily caused by hard mineral-rich water and getting rid of them can be a bit of a hassle. But with the right technique, you can have your sinks and appliances fresh and shiny in no time. The most important factor to bear in mind is that dealing with water spots is not a one-off cleaning project. You need to keep up with the removal process to ensure your sink and appliances stay clean and shiny.

Removing and Preventing Water Spots from Stainless Steel Sinks

Ingredients

Steps

  • Start by cleaning and rinsing the sink. Be sure to clean around the outer sides as well as the handles
  • Pour some white distilled vinegar in a spray bottle then spray it all over the sink. Give the vinegar for about five minutes to work its magic and get rid of those stubborn water spots.
  • Next, sprinkle some baking soda all over the sink. You can expect it to fizz a little.
  • Start removing the water spots by scrubbing the sink with a soft sponge or cloth
  • Repeat the process as needed until you’ve removed all the water spots.

Note: if you’ve carried out some major buildup, say around the handles or anywhere else, just cover the area or wrap around the handles with a damp cloth, and pour some vinegar on top, then let it sit for about 15-20 minutes. This will help to break down any build-up. You can repeat the process until you’ve removed all the residue.

Removing Water Spots from Stainless Steel Appliances

This method is quite efficient, just make sure to buff the appliance really well once you’re done, to prevent the oil from causing a build-up over time.

Ingredients

  • Microfiber cloth
  • Soft paper towel
  • Olive oil

Steps

How to Prevent Water Spots on Stainless Steel Sink
How to Prevent Water Spots on Stainless Steel Sink
  • Fold your paper towel into half then apply a small amount of olive oil onto it – about a nickel to a quart-sized amount. Make sure it soaks in all over the paper towel by squishing it around. 
  • Start with the top of the appliance and move with the grain
  • Wipe away any excess oil using the paper towel or grab a new one for this
  • Then remove any oil buildup by buffing your appliance really well with a microfiber cloth.

Bottom Line

Cleaning a messy house can be exhausting but the steps above will help ease your stress. The step-by-step methods mentioned above show you a few tips on how to prevent water spots on stainless steel sink as well as appliances. Stay up on cleaning these stainless-steel surfaces often, to help eliminate water spots as much as you can. Even if you have soft water, water spots can still occur over time, so you need to be proactive. For more information about keeping your stainless steel appliances spotless and your home clean and tidy, our experts here at Maids and Moore can assist you. 

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Quality is Key

One of the things that sets a professional service apart from another is their quality of work. While the price is also a main factor it is true what they say, ‘you get what you pay for’.

Here at Maids and Moore we feel that you should not have pick one or the other. You should have both. We offer affordable set rates that do not fluctuate and our quality is key to achieving the highest level of customer satisfaction.

Quality should be above and beyond. It should knock your socks off. Why do we hire professional services? To obtain the results that we otherwise do not have the time to do or do not know how to achieve.

We strive to have the highest customer satisfaction and make sure to pay extra attention to detail and to the quality of cleaning that we provide for you. We hope to create time for what matters most.

So if you are looking for affordable quality services you have found the company for you.

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