Giving Back – Cleaning For A Reason

St. Louis Cleaning Team has been affiliated with Cleaning For A Reason for over 10 years and counting.  This organization puts women undergoing cancer treatment in touch with cleaning companies in their respective areas that provide cleaning services at no charge. In the span of this partnership, St Louis Cleaning Team has provided over 250 free cleanings to over 70 different women.  Read more

How to clean hardwood flooring

A lot of us choose to have hard wood floors in our homes these days.  They are lower maintenance than carpet, and they resist stains better than other types of flooring.  Hardwood floors are easy to keep clean and are a more sanitary option than other flooring types.  But, they are an expensive option, and we want to make sure we make the right choices when it comes to cleaning and maintaining our floors. Read more

House Cleaning For Health

House cleaning for Health: Prevent the Flu from Spreading in Homes

 

Flu season is no joke. The muscle aches, fever, chills and fatigue that accompany the virus affect five to 20 percent of the U.S. population each year and hospitalize hundreds of thousands, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Don’t worry, your nearby expert house cleaners at The Maids have some tips to stop the flu virus from invading your home:

 

Wash Your Hands Regularly in Warm Soapy Water

For quick clean-up, use antibacterial hand sanitizer. Make an effort not to touch your mouth or nose without first washing your hands.

 

Wear Rubber Gloves When Cleaning Household Items

By wearing gloves, you will be less likely to touch your eyes, nose or mouth, which are havens for the flu virus.

 

Use Disinfecting Cleaning Products

Wipe toys, doorknobs, appliance handles, keyboards, remote controls, light switches, phones and facial tissue box covers. Viruses can live up to 48 hours on hard surfaces.

 

Wash Towels and Bedding in Hot Water with Soap

Don’t share these items until they are thoroughly cleaned if someone has been sick.

 

Change Vacuum Bags at Least Monthly

This gets rid of germs and contaminants you’ve picked up while cleaning.

 

Clean Toothbrushes

Boil for one minute in water and vinegar, run through a dishwasher cycle or purchase new brushes.


Disinfect Your Workspace

Use antibacterial wipes on your keyboard, phone and pens to avoid spreading germs at work.

 

Clean Frequently-Used Areas

Wash telephones, cabinet handles, doorknobs, light switches and refrigerator door handles using a slightly dampened cloth with a cleaning solution of mild detergent and warm water.

 

Wash Your Mops

Wash mop heads in a solution of ¼ cup bleach and one gallon water, dry thoroughly, then store. Not only will mop heads pick up germs and dirt, but they also can also grow mold and mildew if they don’t dry out completely.

Spring is here!

Spring is officially here and it’s time to get your home ready for the new season. You’ve spent a lot of time inside over the past couple of cold months and now we have to dust away the dirt and grim that winter left behind. If ever there is a time to splurge on a cleaning, Spring is it! It’s important to get the house fresh and clean to preserve your home and your health.  Let St Louis Cleaning Team handle your Spring Cleaning needs!