‘Tis the season for The Maids, so you can play, explore, enjoy kids and company, without having to clean

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People today place a greater value on their personal time, they’re far more active, are more likely to have pets and have precious little downtime. All that equates to a lot more dirt, and hair, and pollen, and dust, and grime and odors migrating from outside to the inside of your home, but The Maids can help.

By Bill Yurgen

Housework can’t kill you, but why take a chance?” ~Phyllis Diller

It used to be that some homeowners only employed a maid service during the fall and winter months. That’s when school’s in session, everyone is cooped up inside and there are so many other demands on their time that the thought of working cleaning into the schedule causes an immediate case of the heebie-jeebies.

Things Have Changed
These days, homeowners have more than enough to do in the spring and summer, too. 

Between outdoor maintenance and chores, kids to be chauffeured to activities of all sorts and a seemingly endless list of other distractions, today’s liberated homeowners utilize a maid service to clean their homes rather than spending their limited time indoors scrubbing and vacuuming.

Sixty-Six Days of Pure Sunshine in Cleveland
We offered Mike Manhoff, owner of The Maids, the opportunity to make the case for this somewhat counterintuitive observation. 

“On average, the greater Cleveland area experiences 66 days a year of sunny skies and 97 days a year of partly sunny skies. That’s a total of only 163 days a year with some sort of sun. And many of those days are during the winter months,” Mike shares.

Summertime Fun vs. Summertime Dirt
Now that we are experiencing this beautiful, warm weather and longer hours of daylight, who wants to be stuck inside cleaning instead of outdoors taking advantage of the many venues Cleveland has to offer for exploring, patio dining, shopping local and learning? 

For the most part, we all have to spend a minimum of 40 hours a week indoors working. Why should our family, play, adventure and fun time be spent doing the drudgery work of cleaning?

People today place a greater value on their personal time, they’re far more active, are more likely to have pets and have precious little downtime. All that equates to a lot more dirt, and hair, and pollen, and dust, and grime and odors migrating from outside to the inside of your home. In short, summertime brings its own set of prickly cleaning challenges.

As Your Mother Would Say
As your mother would tell you, if you are going to clean at all, clean it right. 

For all of the grime, hair, pollen, dust and dander carried inside your home by way of the pets and activities we love, not to mention any clueless household members, a commercial grade HEPA vacuum is the best option for a thorough cleaning. Place that high efficiency vacuum in the hands of one of the experienced and well-trained team members from The Maids and your home will be a much cleaner place. 

Carpets, upholstery, drapes and the tops of bedding will be free of dust and allergens and stay looking their best longer because more and more grime is not being ground into the fabric.

Wood and tile floors have their own way of getting dirty. The Maids scrubs by hand so the team won’t miss any spots that you might when using a conventional mop.

Sparkling Clean
Bathrooms and kitchens are other places with cleaning issues particular to summer. People are changing and cleaning up more often, sometimes creating spots in the shower and on the bathroom floor for mold and mildew to take hold. A regular cleaning by The Maids prevents that from happening.

In the kitchen, all of that summer entertaining and hectic lifestyle trying to pack all of the good times in can leave a trail of spots, stains and goo. When The Maids are finished and your home is thoroughly clean you’ll find your decision fully validated to have your home cleaned the right way this summer.

To discuss how The Maids can make your home cleaner and healthier, and your summer more fun, you can phone 440-735-6243 or 330-220-0098. To learn more, visit TheMaidsNortheastOhio.com.