Hello loyal Maid in America community!
In light of this Corona Virus I want to address what our team is doing to
continue safeguarding your environment, what you can do to keep your home healthier & why you want to stay on top of it all. During this time, Vicky received specialized COVID training through a worldwide training organization called GBAC. We have utilized this information for our entire staff to better care for your environment and keep you safe.
Additional protocols our technicians will be following for your added protection:
– Washing her hands before leaving her home and coming straight to your address.
– Disinfecting her steering wheel, cell phone and car door handles.
– Disinfecting her caddy handles, mop and broom handles daily.
– Removing her shoes at the door and working in socks or shoe covers.
– Washing her hands again upon entering your home then wearing her gloves.
Our policies spell out the importance of communicating with us and with us communicating with you regarding illness. Our guarantee is that we will not come into your home with a contagious illness especially a flu type which is highly contagious. We ask the same. You may notice that our technicians will be wearing a mask if needed or upon request by you as well as gloves. She will not be offended with your request and we are sure you would understand the importance of our safeguarding procedures.
Your home will be happier with our revised cleaning techniques and disinfecting products, especially during this time. We continue using our non-toxic EPA registered botanical disinfectant from Melaleuca, however, you are always welcome to provide your preference. When she arrives
Many of you have those fabulous "end of month project" benefits for the free time for assigning your cleaning angel a cleaning project. I have some great suggestions you may want to implement over the next few months to keep your home even healthier so I will list a few here. I'll leave some links as well...
If you are a monthly or occasional client we will gladly exchange the "1st of month dusting details" (blinds, sills, ceiling fans, lights fixtures & lamp shades) for a 10-15 minute disinfecting detail/s. Anyone can request this exchange. Since surfaces can carry germs for days we must all be diligent in cleaning & disinfecting. The first step is cleaning and research states that simple washing is the first most important step in breaking down a virus germ, THEN disinfecting. Here are a few items to request:
For the "End of Month" project time assignments (FREE to weekly/bi-weekly clients) you can request a couple items from the below "High Touch Hot Spots" listing and she will do as much in order of preference that your FREE time allows:
- All wall light switches/plates
- All door knobs (both sides) & dead bolts - All remote controls
- Middle part of door frames that get touched most
- Light switches inside lamps
- Knobs and pulleys on cabinetry.
- W/D knobs
- Wand or pulleys that open blinds
TIPS FOR YOUR HOME HEALTH:
- Wash hands often throughout the day and as soon as you get home . Teach the kids the 15 second rule for time needed in the water with soap to truly get rid of germs. We also tell our little guy that its like the time it takes to brush your teeth.
- Spray toothbrushes with apple cider vinegar in between uses, leave on 30 seconds then rinse. It's recommended to get new toothbrush after colds, flu or other bugs. They can also be put in dishwasher.
- Open windows when weather permits. See our March Madness blog for information on indoor air.
- Close toilet lid BEFORE flushing.
- Get indoor plants (also in March Madness blog).
- Cells phones and public phones are huge at harboring germs so keep them disinfected as often as you wash your hands.
- Keep disposable cloths (ie: paper towels) handy when pumping gas into your vehicle so your skin doesn't touch.
- Use a disinfecting wipe on devices at check-out before you touch or immediately clean hands after.
- Use a paper towel to open public doors or your shirt.
- Wipe down grocery cart handle with sanitizing wipe.
- Use finger knuckle to press elevator buttons then disinfect or wash hands. These areas are loaded with germs!
- Throw pillows in the dryers hot heat cycle for 10 minutes after illness (& even during in my opinion, plus, it kills dust mites!).
- A great DIY hand sanitizer..... make your own using 3 parts water to 1 part Isopropyl alcohol and add favorite essential oil for fragrance if desired. Shake and put in spray bottle or use old t-shirt squares and saturate those with your solution then carry in zip lock bag.
Our June 2020 Blog is a great resource: https://maidinamericaga.com/disinfecting-done-right/ Also, watch our FB page at: https://www.facebook.com/wecleancorners/
Stay safe! We are glad you have chosen Maid in America to keep your home healthy and green.