Hard Water Stain Removal - Calcium Removal - Soap Scum Removal - Mold Removal
It is recommended to follow up all of these cleaning procedures by using the steps in general cleaning notes: pro-cleaning-kit-general-cleaning.html
This will remove any left over residue and leave your project shiny and flawless.
In this blog we will be discussing "why" we use Dawn Platinum as our base cleaning solution.
First off, Dawn Platinum contains enzymes. In case you don't know what enzymes are, this is the definition we pulled up to help you quickly get the idea, "a substance produced by a living organism that acts as a catalyst to bring about a specific biochemical reaction." These enzymes help to break down tough, cooked-on foods, as well as every other tough or standard substance that needs cleaning in your home.
Most importantly, this soap does not have a strong chemical that will harm sensitive noses, or affect small children or pets that need a softer cleaning approach.
In efforts to raise awareness of suicides within our veteran society and family unity within our military homes in conjunction with Support Kids in Progress (S.K.I.P.) http://www.supportkidsinprogress.org/, LA Maid Pros has launched the "Pro Cleaning Kit"
This kit is the same kit that is being distributed amongst the Pros in our team!
This little blog will be reviewing what's included in the bag and why they are GREAT!
I know many of you have seen the housekeepers who arrive with loads of items to make sure they are equipped with everything needed to complete the task! - This little bag has EVERYTHING needed to make your home sparkle no matter the detail needed to handle the job.
The trick to this bag is we have compacted all of the products needed into our custom LA Maid Pro Spray Bottles! You see, the truth is that you really only need a few things to complete nearly everything. But, we also have all of the tools needed to fine line any hard details that need extra work! We will be continuing on this topic in the future blogs reviewing "general cleaning."
Now, the purpose of this blog isn't to sell you! The goal is to educate you on what is really needed to clean your home. This kit DOES include everything needed to get the job done, and we are selling it for $99 in efforts to raise funds to help the organization S.K.I.P. and we will package everything and set everything up for you. But, to go into details on what this material really costs we will also discuss the break down in price if you want to pick and choose and stock up for your own home.
In the coming tutorials we will be reviewing when to use each of these products and how quickly each task can be done.
In the coming blogs we will be reviewing when to use each product, and how to get each job done in the quickest most efficient manner.
Please read, share, and like to spread awareness! SupportKidsInProgress.org is here to help prevent suicides and promote healthy family unity within our military families. Our military fought for us, it's time we fight for them!
Fundraising sponsored by LA Maid Pros. Visit us at http://www.lamaidpros.com/online-booking.html and enter promo code "SKIP" to donate a part of your services to this organization, or call us at 888-954-7569 and mention "SKIP." A tax right off of $40 will be e-mailed in a receipt for your help and support!
Help Raise Funds For Our Military Families: Preventing Suicides and Raising Family Health Development Within Their Families.
LA Maid Pros is fighting in the prevention of veteran suicides and a healthy family unity. LA Maid Pros is a partner of Support Kids In Progress (S.K.I.P.), S.K.I.P. is a 501 C3 Tax Deductible Veteran Family Organization in the prevention of veteran suicides and the healthy development of veteran families. For every 4 hour cleaning purchased, $40 will be contributed to S.K.I.P. Our Veterans fought for us, it's time we fight for them! Providing cleaning services in San Diego County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, Los Angeles County, & Orange County.
S.K.I.P. is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Veteran and Family Organization. Preventing suicides, providing emotional support to veterans, and their families by educating them in the healthy development of their life; keeping kids safe and secure.
During a research project, we came across another post about the regular maid service experience and expectations by those of other companies and individuals. As a matter of fact, this is something that we have heard from housekeepers who have worked with us in the past who did not continue with us because this just isn't the way LA Maid Pros runs things. It is very common for these "others" to expect the following from their clients:
So, as we take a step back and review these different points to a standard maid services expectations. It is mind blowing to think that the vast majority of cleaning services expect a client to clean their own home before our maids show up.
Here at LA Maid Pros, we are here to serve our clients in the most convenient way. We understand that not everyone wants to clean up those books and toys. Not everyone wants to do their laundry because that stuff piles up! And what makes it most frustrating for many people is that it's a constant repeat of the exact same thing that is going to get messed up again. Especially if you have busy lives with school, work, children, these tasks can be overwhelming, and we are here to help! We would NEVER ask a client to clean before you intend to order services for cleaning, its a contradicting expectation.
LA Maid Pros offers many different packages that range from basic cleaning to deep cleaning which do cover those standard traditional cleaning, up to our hourly packages which can be molded to anyone's house chore needs! Most importantly, all of these packages and rates are listed on our website for anyone to see at any time. It is important to us that our clients know exactly what to expect and have the option to pick the package that will work out best for them. In our experience, we have found that most of our clients book the hourly cleaning service which allows the client to build their own package, so to speak. Now, even though these "other" maid service companies/agencies/individuals believe that you can't give a client a price without doing an "in-home" quote, we believe that everyone is entitled to know exactly what we offer, for how much without wasting time from the clients day to give a price/offer that might not even work out.
To wrap up this article. How to get the best experience out of your cleaning service? Make sure to look through all the different package options. If you choose to go with an hourly package, its a good idea to go through your home and leave a list so you can make sure you don't forget to go over anything with your pro. And remember, we're here to help!
Realistically - there are a lot of things that you can do when it's time to clean your bathroom. But, to stay in guidelines and make sure you get the full scoop and a quick and productive cleaning, check out this video on how we do it!
But, to give you a step by step on this video, lets talk about what is recorded and the details behind it:
What you will need to begin:
Step 1: Take out all of the dirty laundry, and take it to your laundry bin - tackle this task when you're getting ready to do all of the laundry.
Step 2: Throw out all of the trash
These 2 steps will get rid of nearly everything that doesn't belong in your bathroom making it easy to get to work.
Step 3: Move all items out of the tub and shower into the sink - this will give you an easy access platform to clean your tub and shower. Make sure to add in any shower accessories in the tub so those can be cleaned at once too. "Get your microfiber cloth and terry cloth, time to get to work!" Start by wiping the top ledges of your showers with your wet terry cloth with cleaning solution. Then work the shower walls on all sides. After, use your dry microfiber cloth to go over the walls. This will wipe off any left over cleaning residue and particles.
Note: You will notice many times through this video you are instructed to use a microfiber cloth after proceeding with each item. When you clean off you surface followed up with the microfiber cloth, this removes excess cleaning solution, picks up any particles such as hairs, and leaves your surfaces smooth and shiny without any debris.
You may notice after cleaning areas, your microfiber cloth may get to soiled, just have a bag for your dirty linen ready to toss it into and grab a new clean one and continue. Same with the terry cloth, when it becomes too soiled, toss it into the linen bag and grab a new one!
After cleaning the walls, then make your way down to the rim of the tub as well as the outside base of the tub. Clean with your terry cloth, and dry down with your microfiber cloth. Make your way inside the tub to clean the walls, the shower floor, and any shower accessories you may have to clean. Lastly, you will use your microfiber cloth to buff out any watermarks your faucet may have. Once you have completed the tub and shower, you can now add back in the items that belong in the shower/tub in a neat and presentable manner.
Step 6: Although this is not a common to do list on everyone's "ideal" standard clean list, this task really only takes a minute to complete, and if it builds up too long, it can get stuck and grimy and take many minutes to clean. Step 4 is the window ledges. It's as simple as cleaning with your wet terry cloth + cleaning solution, followed up with the microfiber cloth to dry and polish up!
Step 7: Remove all items from your countertop
Step 8: Clean your light switches and outlets
Step 9: Clean your Counter ledges
Step 10: Clean your Countertops
Step 11 & 12: Clean your Sink & Nozzle
Step 13: Clean and counter nick nacks that need attention
After going over steps 8-11 you will go over all of those items with the microfiber cloth to get the final touch done. Don't forget to wipe your counter ledges or behind the sink
When you get to your mirrors, splash them with a little water. Then go over them with a dry terry cloth until all is clean and no smudges are left behind.
Moving on to the toilettes: You want to start with the top, and make your way down inside and out, top to bottom to get a full cleaning. Surprisingly, it only takes about 3 minutes to clean your toilette so long as you haven't left it to rot and decay in hard lime scale.
Finally, you move on to the floors. This is another quick and simple process. Use your floor vacuum to pick up everything on the floors. Here at LA Maid Pros, we think these work much better than your traditional broom. While brooms push up dust in the air, the vacuum just sucks it right up. Not to mention these vacuums are extremely light. The Bissel floor vacuum also has a detachable head so you can easily grasp the corner or pick up any bigger items that the main vacuum head couldn't pick up. These are also very cost efficient, only $19.99
After you get done doing the main vacuuming, detach the vacuum head so you can get the edges of the bathroom.
Once the vacuuming is complete, soak up two terry cloths and spray them down with your favorite floor cleaning product. Ring out the terry cloths so they aren't too wet, drop them on the floor flat. Use one foot for each cloth to go over all of the floor. This method is very quick and easy to do, the pointer of your toes can usually get to all cracks and edges easily. Then as with anything else, repeat this method with dry microfiber cloths to give it the final touch.
Lastly, replace any of the remaining bathroom items that you may have taken out, and you now have a clean bathroom in 30 minutes!
Again, there are many other things that you can accomplish in your bathroom such as the baseboards, doors and door frames, and inside of your cabinets, but for the sake of giving users a peace of mind on how to clean your bathroom in just 30 minutes, we put this video together for users like you!