Cleaning Tips

EPA Approved Electrostatic Disinfecting

NOW OFFERING: EPA registered GREEN product that will disinfect hard to kill viruses-As promised, Maids and Moore have acquired an electrostatic mist machine and are now scheduling misting services. With the shortage of all sanitizing products, we have locked down a small supply of products that are safe for homes with children and pets. This added Electrostatic Misting service will also serve for air duct sanitization. Here is a video of our owner, Holly Moore, misting our Austin office. Click here to watch.

How an electromagnetic sprayer works:


What is Electrostatic Disinfecting and How Does it Work?
Electrostatic disinfecting is a way of quickly and evenly coating a surface with a disinfecting solution.

This is done by using an electrostatic applicator that gives a negative charge to the disinfecting solution as it exits the nozzle. The charged molecules will repel each other, meaning they will be an even distance from each other, but will be attracted to the surface they are applied to. The charged particles have a charge strength greater than gravity allowing them to directly target a selected surface very quickly providing near-immediate room reentry. In most instances, surfaces are neutral. So when an electrostatic disinfecting system, like the Hurricane ES Sprayer with https://gogreenklean.com/chlorinated-disinfecting-tablets/ provides a negative charge to the solution, said solution will be attracted to a surface with a different polarity.

If you want to get even more technical, this is an example of Coulomb’s Law. It’s also how the automotive industry has evenly and accurately spread spray paint onto cars for decades.

We will be using this in our office daily to help with prevention and want to also offer to our customers as an additional service. We acquired this to add an extra layer of protection… Keep in mind this product is green. At the rate of mixture, it has a 10 second kill time…. Here are a few things that we would ask you to do upon scheduling a Misting Service


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

.2.) Put away all food. Although this product is “green” and safe, who wants anything sprayed on their food?!

3.) The product does have an odor which is close to the smell of chlorine. If you are sensitive to smell, plan to leave home for 30 min to an hour after the service. The smell dissipated rather quickly after we treated our office.

4.) The cost of the service is 5 cents per square foot with a minimum of $95.00 for one application.

5.) Scheduling Now – Call our district manager, Summer Abram, at 512-731-2145 or email summer.maidsandmoore@gmail.com to book. The service will be scheduled in the order of request.

As a family-owned and operated business, we wanted to see if we can help you and your family.


Call us today to learn more at 1-844 GOT DUST/ 1-844-468-3878 option 1

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NOW OFFERING EPA Approved Disinfecting on Every Cleaning

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 EPA approved disinfecting procedures and products that kill viruses and germs left behind on surfaces. In addition to residential cleaning, We are Now Offering cleanings for businesses during business hours.


See below what Maids and Moore are doing to keep our customers, staff, and community safe.


1. We have added a new disinfecting product to our cleanings that will be used to clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, counter tops, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, and sinks. This product is EPA approved and will kill all viruses and germs left behind on the surface within minutes. It is also green and safe to use on all surfaces. To learn more go to https://gogreenklean.com/chlorinated-disinfecting-tablets/

2. Staff precautions:· Not allowed to work if sick · Must wash hands for 30 seconds before and after cleaning a house· Must wear new gloves in each home and refrain from touching face · Due to the shortage of masks (we have ordered masks but they are on back order) we will not be wearing masks, however, the CDC is recommending that only the sick and healthcare workers wear them. If you would like to provide masks, the maids can wear them inside your house· Trained on new disinfectant cleaner application

3.) Social Distancing-Our Maids who are healthy, willing, and need to work will still be servicing homes. We are no longer gathering in our office to get supplies daily but instead driving through the back entrances to refill supplies and get work orders, one team at a time in order to follow the recommendation of 10 people or less gathered in one area. Maids and Moore strongly support the local and federal regulations and are following them closely.

4.) Rescheduling-We would like to ask that if you or anyone in your home are currently or recently have been ill that you reschedule. We have waived all cancellation fees at this time. If needed, please call our office and reschedule as it is no problem at all. Once well, please call us and we will be happy to resume services including cleaning and disinfecting. We greatly appreciate your help in this matter as this is a community effort. We believe that if we as a community follow CDC guidelines and everyone does their part, the faster we will get back to normal.


5.) NEW ADD ON – Electrostatic Misting EPA registered GREEN product that will disinfect hard to kill viruses-As promised, Maids and Moore have acquired an electrostatic mist machine and are now scheduling misting services. With the shortage of all sanitizing products, we have locked down a small supply of products that are safe for homes with children and pets. This added Electrostatic Misting service will also serve for air duct sanitization. Here is a video of our owner, Holly Moore, misting our Austin office. Click here to watch.

How an electromagnetic sprayer works:
What is Electrostatic Disinfecting and How Does it Work?
Electrostatic disinfecting is a way of quickly and evenly coating a surface with a disinfecting solution. This is done by using an electrostatic applicator that gives a negative charge to the disinfecting solution as it exits the nozzle. The charged molecules will repel each other, meaning they will be an even distance from each other, but will be attracted to the surface they are applied to. The charged particles have a charge strength greater than gravity allowing them to directly target a selected surface very quickly providing near-immediate room reentry.In most instances, surfaces are neutral. So when an electrostatic disinfecting system, like the Hurricane ES Sprayer with https://gogreenklean.com/chlorinated-disinfecting-tablets/ provides a negative charge to the solution, said solution will be attracted to a surface with a different polarity. If you want to get even more technical, this is an example of Coulomb’s Law. It’s also how the automotive industry has evenly and accurately spread spray paint onto cars for decades.
We will be using this in our office daily to help with prevention and want to also offer to our customers as an additional service. We acquired this to add an extra layer of protection… Keep in mind this product is green. At the rate of mixture, it has a 10 second kill time…. Here are a few things that we would ask you to do upon scheduling a Misting Service


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

2.) Put away all food. Although this product is “green” and safe, who wants anything sprayed on their food?!

3.) The product does have an odor which is close to the smell of chlorine. If you are sensitive to smell, plan to leave home for 30 min to an hour after the service. The smell dissipated rather quickly after we treated our office.

4.) The cost of the service is 5 cents per square foot with a minimum of $95.00 for one application

.5.) Scheduling Now – Call our district manager, Summer Abram, at 512-731-2145 or email summer.maidsandmoore@gmail.com to book. The service will be scheduled in the order of request.


As a family-owned and operated business, we wanted to reach out to see if we can help you and your family.
Call us today to learn more at 1-844 GOT DUST/ 1-844-468-3878 option 1

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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.

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Getting Ready to Sell Your House?

Here are 11 Things Most People Forget to Do

You’ve started on your lists of small repairs, you’ve contacted a real estate agent, and now you’re in the final steps of getting ready to sell your house. But before you put your home up for sale, and certainly before having your first open house, here are 11 things to consider that most home sellers forget to think about and could cost you a sale.

1. Declutter and Organize Your Closets and Cabinets

Sure, you went through your entire house and reduced the clutter in each room, organized your desk and other surfaces, and arranged your collection of antique ceramic kitty figurines to be facing perpendicular to the window. However, did you tackle your closets and cabinets?

One thing you should definitely expect during an open house or individual home tours is that potential homebuyers will be looking in your closets, kitchen drawers and cabinets. Will your walk-in closet fit all of his shoes and her summer dresses? Is there enough storage space in your kitchen for their cookware, bakeware, and all the kitchen gadgets that they seem to collect each year? These are all questions homebuyers will be asking themselves as they walk through your home.

Of course, you as a home seller will have no idea what the needs are of a potential homebuyer, but you can definitely showcase what your house has to offer in terms of storage. Start by decluttering your closets, cabinets, and drawers, and then keeping only enough belongings in each to really show off the potential that space has to offer. Think of it as an extension of staging your home, but for your storage areas.

2. Clean Stains and Eliminate Odors

We should all consider small stains, marks, and other imperfections as badges of honor for a house that has been lived in for years. Nonetheless, these slight bumps and bruises your home has encountered over time will stick out to potential homebuyers, so tackle them head-on.

Begin by trying to put yourself in the shoes of a potential homebuyer and look at your house objectively. Start by going outside and then re-entering your house as if you didn’t actually own it but were an interested homebuyer looking at it for the first time. What do you see? Walk through every room and take note of all the imperfections you notice. You might surprise yourself with how quickly your list grows. You can then add them to your list of repairs so you can make your house truly be at its best before your first open house.

Also, if you have pets there is a strong possibility that your home has an odor which you can no longer smell. Deep cleaning your house is a sure fire way to help eliminate these odors, but also think about using an odor eliminating spray every day for about a week before your first open house. You can also place plugin room fresheners that offer a great crisp smell, like cucumber, to help infuse a sense of cleanliness throughout your house.

3. Replace Light Bulbs

Walk through each room in your house and look at every light bulb to see if it’s working. As homeowners, we sometimes forget to immediately replace a lightbulb when it goes out. You want your house to be at its brightest when new homebuyers are touring your home and replacing old burnt out light bulbs is one of the easiest ways to do it.

Also, don’t forget to walk around the outside of your house to make sure all the lights of your home’s exterior are working as well. Depending on the time of year, your open house or home tours could happen when the sun is going down or when it’s already dark. So be sure to make your house shine inside and out!

Pro tip: Make sure all your light bulbs are the same color temperature inside your house as well as outside. A soft-white light LED bulb can create a bright but welcoming environment for new homebuyers.

4. Think About the Small Details: Plants, Mirrors, Rugs

Consider each room’s individual characteristics, so you can really showcase the potential every room in your house can offer. Here are a few ideas to keep in mind while you start prepping every space for an exceptional open house experience.

Add a little green to your spaces

Nothing breathes life into a room more than a little greenery. A potted tree can work wonders in a living room, but for smaller areas think smaller plants such as a small potted herb garden in the kitchen or a miniature cactus on the mantel.

Open up even the smallest rooms

Mirrors can make small spaces seem large because they create the illusion of depth. Mirrors also work wonders in darker rooms as they reflect light deep into areas of a room that may not receive an abundance of natural light.

Add character to an otherwise unimpressive space

While staging your home, think about adding character to various spaces with rugs. However, keep in mind that you want to use rugs to enhance a space, not be the focal point of it. Also, if you have a strange space that you never really figured out a good use for, a rug could at least offer a little personality while leaving the space and its potential to the imaginations of homebuyers.

5. Enhance Your Outdoor Space

You’re probably already aware that enhancing your curb appeal is one of the most impactful things you can do to create a great first impression. However, you don’t want to forget about your other outdoor areas, such as your front porch or entrance, your back entrance, side yard, and backyard. You want to enhance your outdoor spaces around the house so potential buyers can see themselves living as much outside your house as inside.

Simple enhancements like placing potted plants to your front entrance or adding fresh beauty bark around the base of your hedges and trees can go a long way. If you don’t already have a designated outdoor space for entertaining, think about building a DIY fire pit and adding four Adirondack chairs to create the idea of outdoor fun. Ultimately, your outdoor space can be just as important of a space as what your home has to offer on the inside.

6. Get Professional (Aerial) Photography

By now your research has probably shown you that homes with professional photos sell for more and spend less time on the market on average. What you may not have considered is adding aerial photography to your listing photos.

Aerial photography can show off your entire property, a scenic view, and the surrounding area.  If you have a lot of property, an aerial shot can easily put into perspective the full scope all your land has to offer to potential homebuyers.

Furthermore, aerial photography has come a long way thanks to the rapid development of drone technology, resulting in reasonable pricing that is accessible for many homeowners today. For higher-end listings, drones can even capture video of your property, helping it stand out among the hundreds of other homes for sale.

7. Don’t Forget About Your Gutters

Imagine that you’re having your first open house and despite the rain, foot traffic has been steadily increasing all morning. Your house looks immaculate, like one of those home’s off of an HGTV show, and your real estate agent has been messaging you updates every hour about how great it’s going. But then the unexpected happens. A small stream of water starts coming down right in front of your large bay window in the living room. The stream is outside the house, but your would-be buyers watch on as it grows into a miniature waterfall.

Red flags go up for the homebuyers touring your house as the foot traffic thins then disappears altogether. What they didn’t see was that the spillage was the result of a clogged gutter, nothing more, causing water to spill over in a very inopportune place and at the worst time.

Depending on where you live, you may not see as much rain in locations like Phoenix, AZ, but in many locations where rainfall is a common occurrence, such as Seattle, WA, this situation is more likely to happen. If you don’t have time to clean your gutters yourself—because you have a house to sell and a million other little things to do—there are professional services that can clean your gutters for you so this little oversight doesn’t drown out your hopes of selling your home quickly.

8. Paint Your Baseboards and Crown Molding

It’s pretty common knowledge that you should paint the interior of your home a neutral color to appeal to more buyers. Homebuyers want to imagine themselves and their stuff in your space, so your red accent wall will need to be painted over with a more neutral hue. But what a lot of home sellers forget to do is pay attention to their baseboards and crown molding.

Where crown molding may just need some cleaning and touch-ups, your baseboards most likely have seen a lot more traffic, especially if you have kids. It may be a toy truck that has repeatedly crashed into your white baseboards, crayons that went rogue, or the black rubber wheels from bikes racing down the hallway, most likely your baseboards have been marked with years of life experiences.

To correct these homely blemishes, you can try cleaning your baseboards with simple dish soap and water. But if it has been years of wear and abuse, you most likely will need to paint. Use a paint with a semi-gloss finish that will offer a light sheen but not glossy enough to distract attention away from your floors. You can also match your crown molding using the same paint, making every room pop to potential homebuyers. Of course, if you end up hiring painters to repaint that accent wall of yours, you might as well have them paint your baseboards while they’re there.

9. Focus on Your Floors

Your hardwood floors were once beautiful and one of the initial reasons you bought your home, but after years of traffic your hardwoods have since dulled to a shadow of their former glory. Likewise, your once plush carpet has also now matted down into obvious paths that lead from room to room.

One of the first things potential homebuyers look at when entering a new home is the floors, so make yours a statement.

If your carpet is approaching that 10-year mark, it is most likely looking pretty worn. Think about recarpeting your house to make it look fresh and ready for new homeowners. Such as you did with your walls, you’ll want to go more neutral in color to appeal to the majority of homebuyers. If your carpet is only a few years old, however, getting it professionally cleaned can go a long way in bringing your carpet back to life.

If you have hardwood floors bring them back to their former glory by refinishing them. Refinishing hardwood floors typically includes sanding down the floors to eliminate the original finish and stain, then restaining with the desired color followed by a coat or two of sealer. Your floors will look brand new and really stand out during the open house.

10. Gather Your Documents

You might not be aware of this but you’ll want to gather all the documents you have in regards to warranties, manuals, service records, and repairs done to your house. These documents are hugely important for several reasons and certain ones are needed by different parties before you sell your house.

Your agent is your best friend during the home selling process. They are also your homes’ first line of marketing and the more information they have about your house, the better they can promote it. They will write out the specific details of your home as well as an enticing description that will highlight key features that homebuyers want. So, if you’ve made recent updates like a new deck, new roof, updated HVAC, or if your home has hot water on demand make sure your agent knows it and you have the paperwork to back it up.

During the home inspection process, home inspectors are going to go over your house with a fine-toothed comb. If your furnace or water heater hasn’t been serviced in years, they’ll let you know. Take a proactive approach by gathering all your service records so you’ll know ahead of time if something needs to be serviced before listing your home.

However, beyond the paperwork your agent and the home inspector would like to see, title companies require very specific documentation in order for you to even sell your home, including:

  • Mortgage loan information, which will show any outstanding mortgage balance and pay-off balance (if there is any)
  • Final purchase and sale agreement
  • Deed
  • Title report
  • Property tax information, including most recent tax statement
  • Homeowners insurance information
  • Lease agreement, if you’re currently renting the property
  • Any reports or documentation that relates to the property
    • Warranty paperwork, permits, service documentation, instruction manuals, dates of home improvement projects, and age of the roof, furnace, hot water heater, HVAC, and all the other major appliances.

11. Pre-Sale Home Inspection

The last thing most people don’t think about before they sell their home is getting a pre-sale home inspection. Though it is not mandatory, a pre-sale home inspection is a proactive approach to understanding your home’s condition at that point in time, and if there are any repairs that need attention, you can address them now versus trying to do it during the home selling process.

Homebuyers will most likely get a home inspection of their own, right? So, why would you get one as a seller?

A home inspection report will most likely turn up a list of repairs that will need to be fixed. Would you prefer to fix these issues now before you list your home, or after you’re in negotiations with a potential buyer? If you wait, you may push back the sale date of your house as repairs are being made. Or, homebuyers may ask for concessions on your asking price in order to cover the repairs and the time it takes to make them. Ultimately, getting a pre-sale home inspection will leave you in a better position when it comes time to negotiate with potential buyers.

You may feel like spending a lot of time and money on your house is pointless because you’re just going to sell it anyway, right? Just consider that the more you appeal to the majority of homebuyers the more bids you’ll likely see and ultimately help you sell your house quicker and for more money.

Originally published on Redfin

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Automated Window Cleaner

What are the important points to consider when buying an automatic window cleaner? To answer that question, you must first understand the basics. For one, a robotic window cleaner combines window cleaning technology with auto movements to clean. With the use of magnets and motor suction technology, the cleaner sticks to the windows. From there it will automatically clean your windows – from all edges. Below are some features in your home to consider before using an automated window cleaner.

The Type Of Glass

Automated Window Cleaner

First, you should consider the kind of glass surface your windows are made of. On one hand, there are models for cleaning uneven surfaces and rough glass surfaces. On the other hand, other models only clean those glossy and smooth surfaces. Is the window surface textured, frosted, filmed or patterned? Whichever the case, you must choose an auto window cleaner that can clean that specific glass surface.

Window Thickness

Besides the glass surface, you should also consider how thick your windows are. Every robot has a certain thickness it can clean. Hence, ensure you accurately measure the thickness of your window. Once you do, select a robotic cleaner that matches that thickness.

Window Shape

An auto window cleaner can only clean large windows that are square shaped. So if the shape of your window is circular or small, then do not buy a robotic cleaner.

Suctions or Magnetic Connectivity

Another point to consider is how the robotic cleaner connects – either magnetic or through suctions. If you go for a cleaner with a motor-powered suction, then you just need to place it on one side. Alternatively, for magnetic connectivity, you must strategically place another magnetic item on the opposite side of the window being cleaned. Each of these options has its benefits and drawbacks. For a motor-powered suction auto cleaner, often times it loses its connection and falls. Hence, you should get a security cord to make sure the auto cleaner stays put.

The Process Of Cleaning

Different robots use different processes of cleaning but most of them use brushes or pads. To make sure the glass surface is streak free and spotless; the robots feature a drying item like a squeegee. How many brushes or pads an auto cleaner has depends on its model. But in most cases, a robotic cleaner features a 2-step process. The first one is to wipe the dirt off and the other is to polish the window. Automated window cleaners have sensors that will tell them when they have reached an edge of the window. The automated technology makes sure the window is being cleaned edge-to-edge, and lets you know when it has finished cleaning.

Conclusion

Though an automatic window cleaner is very convenient, you should consider all these points before you buy one. This is to make sure that you get the right product for your needs. Automatic window cleaners utilize technology to make sure your window is entirely cleaned when it finishes. They are ideal not only for cleaning those hard-to-reach edges but for doing so effectively.

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Clean House Tips

Are you looking for some efficient clean house tips? There are numerous methods you can apply to keep your house spotless and neat throughout. No one wishes to spend the entire weekend scrubbing floors, mopping, dusting, cleaning washrooms, vacuuming and doing laundry. In essence, this is the perfect time to relax after the long work week. Just before you get caught in the middle of a messy home, here are a few helpful house cleaning tips that you can employ to save yourself some time.

1. Make Your Bed When You Wake Up

Clean House Tips

Making your bed should be the first thing to do in the morning. The sight of an unmade bed in your bedroom is not so pleasant to look at, especially late in the day. This is just a simple task that involves tucking in sheets, spreading bed covers and sometimes replacing the bedding with clean ones. Making your bed can bring a positive change to your room by making it look clean and organized.

2. Make a Habit of Emptying Your Dishwasher Each Morning

It may sound like a challenging task, but it will only consume about five minutes to accomplish it. You should never overlook carrying out the daily emptying of your dishwasher in order to keep your kitchen clean throughout the day. On the other hand, emptying the dishwasher every morning will keep your dirty dishes from piling up in your sink. Having a pile of dishes in the sink will make the kitchen look messy, and be a breeding ground for bacteria.

3. Do Some Laundry Daily

You can spare some time to have fun across the weekend by devoting some time every day washing your clothes. In fact, you may start by washing a few smaller loads throughout the week to prevent the clothing from piling up. If you are not sure of what to clean, sort your laundry loads to make your work easier.

4. Skip your Traditional Mop

Clean House Tips

Instead of using a tradition mop, you should turn to a microfiber duster. This way, you will be able to make your home look amazingly clean and less contaminated within the shortest time possible. Research shows that using wet mops leads to bacteria growth in the mop head if not properly sanitized after cleaning. Using a microfiber mop with single-use pads can keep your home clean and free of contaminants. You can also alternate reusable pads as they can be washed in the washer after each use.

5. Use your Vacuum to Clean the Blinds

Cleaning blinds is a complex task because it requires more time than what you can expect. However, you can make it easier by using an upholstery attachment on the vacuum cleaner and within no time that dust will be out of your sight. Alternatively, you may wipe them using a dryer sheet placed in a pair of tongs to give them a fresh scent.

Final Thought

There are many useful clean house tips you can try to shorten how much time it takes to clean. It is better to perform small amounts of cleaning throughout the week to avoid a large buildup of chores to complete during the weekend. Whether you are focusing on routine cleaning, or need to deep clean your home, our team of professionals here at Maids and Moore will ensure your home is spotless.

Amazing Household Tips

Managing home errands is not a walk in the park. There are many tips that you can follow to help keep your home clean and organized. In this article we dive into five amazing household tips to make your day-to-day life a little bit easier.

Amazing Household Tips

1. Lemon Juice Cures All

Lemons are readily available and you should always have one or more in your kitchen. In addition to boosting Vitamin C in your body, lemon juice can do wonders to make your Amazing Household Tipssink smell better. If you love seafood but you don’t like their smell, you can rub lemon juice over your hands and the smell will be no more. Interestingly, a splash of lemon juice on your vegetables adds flavor and freshness.

2. Always Keep White Vinegar On Hand

A solution of white vinegar and water is one of the best natural cleaning products you can ever have in your home. Vinegar is cheap and can do wonders. For instance from cleaning the garbage disposal, to washing your produce, and you can as well splash a cupful of vinegar in your washing machine to soften scratchy fabrics such as towels, the usefulness of vinegar is extensive.

3. You Should Have as Many Toothbrushes as Possible

It goes without saying that your home has toothbrushes for cleaning your teeth. But did you know that a toothbrush can do more than just keeping your teeth clean? Well, soak a toothbrush in a solution of white vinegar and hot water and use it to scrub the hard-to-reach places all over your home, such as the kitchen sink, the kitchen back-splash tiles, the bathroom faucet, and also the dreadful corners of your shower.

4. Baking Soda is Excellent in Removing Stains

Stains in your home are undeniably inevitable and if you want to live in a clean place, baking soda paste can aid in cleaning stains. From blood to ink, baking soda is your answer to remove the pesky stains; all you need is to mix baking soda with warm water. However, if you want to get rid of stubborn blood stains on your clothes or carpet, use cold water instead of warm. A mixture of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide can also be used to whiten your teeth.

5. Multi-purpose Use For Cooking Oil

Cooking oil in your kitchen can do more than aid in your cooking. Rub little oil over your Amazing Household Tipshands when chopping hot peppers and it will do wonders in preventing chemical irritant from sticking to your hands. If you love using a box grater, rubbing oil on it would prevent food from sticking to it and also enhances the performance of the grater.

Bottom Line

Running a house is not as easy as it seems. At times, we find ourselves spending a lot of time and money trying to find the right products to clean our home. Instead of breaking your bank, follow the amazing household tips above to ensure your home is cleaned correctly. Maids and Moore has a seasoned staff with the best cleaning techniques to help any homeowner.

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