The Maids Tampa Bay

The Maids Tampa Bay

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 14:09

-J.G., Odessa

They did a beautiful job!

 

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 14:08

-Y.S., Palm Harbor

Everything looked so good!!

 

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 14:08

-M.C., Tampa

Thank you for always doing a great job in my home - I really appreciate it!

 

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 14:08

-M.J., Belleair

Above all, I am pleased with the consistency of the good work the team does in my home. I never feel that they are having an "off week". Best of all, even my husband can tell when The Maids have been here!

 

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 14:07

-D.S., Tarpon Springs

I really feel that I can trust The Maids in my house! My daughter lost $50 and just couldn't find it. We thought it fell out of her pocket at the mall. Turns out it was under her bed and one of The Maids left it on the counter for me that Friday!

 

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 14:07

-D.J., Palm Harbor

Thank you for doing such an excellent job.  I notice how you pay attention and attend to the little details.  Thanks!

 

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 14:07

-C.J., Clearwater Beach

Flor, the team leader, is very good at making sure everything is done and done right. The team also work together very well.

 

Thursday, 29 May 2014 00:00

Create More Space in Your Garage

gs-wood-pegboard-1013tm-pic-2831You spend time in between your busy schedule to complete housework, but how often do you work on the garage? Chances are; that is almost never. A garage has so much potential and so many uses, but the space always seem to be limited and it also becomes a storage facility. Here are some helpful tips to put that room to good use.

 

Pegboard

Installing pegboard on the garage wall is a very helpful idea to save space. You have tools everywhere, whether piled up in toolboxes or laying around in different areas. When you need a tool, you have to go find it a lot of the time. Pegboard allows you to purchase hooks and hangers to fit in the small holes on the board. This allows you to hang commonly used tools, jars for parts and accessories, yard sale signs, shelves for cleaners, and much more. Imagine what you could do.

 

Outdoor Sheds and Cabinets

Outdoor sheds and cabinets provide potential for clearing out big yard equipment or trip hazard tools from your garage. You don’t have to spend a ton of money here because there are affordable options like vinyl storage sheds. Put your lawn tractor, push mower, rakes, pruners, shovels, rope, fencing, edger, and more in these storage sheds or closets. This gives you more room in the garage to move around or work on a project.

 

Trusses

Your garage has trusses under the roof, if you have no ceiling in your garage. Why not put them to good use. Long items or things that don’t get used often can be placed safely up above. Some homes put a boat up there while others place lumber and tires up there. The possibilities are endless. You can also install flat boards across the trusses to act as a shelf for smaller, rarely used products.

 

Self-Standing Shelves

Purchasing self-standing shelves can be worth the investment. They clean up your garage and make it look better. They hide piles of parts or rarely used items. They even organize your space. You can put commonly used tools in there too. Cabinets are available in vinyl, plastic, metal, or wood. You want to determine what you plan on using them for so you can find shelving with the right weight limit. They work great for chemicals too!

 

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 00:00

Spruce Up Your Rooms with Fresh Paint

gs-3d-painting-roller-1013tm-bkg-387Your home looks as good as it can be with your house cleaning efforts, but have you looked at your walls? How about the moulding and trim? Or perhaps your bookshelf or kitchen cabinets that seem to show age? If you stop and look at a room from a distance, you'd be amazed at what you see. Some fresh paint can revive the atmosphere and even make your cleaning efforts look much more appealing. Paint is available in many types and options, including:

 

· Individual Paint or paint and primer combinations

· Color choices and tone level

· Gloss options

· Surface options

· Easy cleanup options

· And much more

 

Choose Colors

The first thing you need to do is decide on the colors. You can mix and match to either split the walls or make designs. You can also just go with one color. The same idea goes for any furniture or fixtures in the room like cabinets, cabinet doors, trim, bookshelves, stools, etc.

 

Choose Gloss

The next thing to decide is the level of gloss you would like. Options include flat, satin, semi-gloss, gloss, high gloss, etc. The higher the gloss level, the better the protection. Anything from satin up is easily cleanable, but the higher the level the easier that cleaning capability will be. Cabinets and bookshelves could really benefit from a medium to high gloss because of the wear and tear effects. Walls usually look best with a satin or semi-gloss.

 

Choose Type

The third thing to decide is the surface options with paint. Paint companies continue to provide newer choices in an attempt to overtake their competition. They are always trying to stand out. Choices include primer and paint combinations to save time, kids room paints for easy marking cleanup, vinyl surface paints for better adhesion, etc. Also, a lot of paint choices get specific as to the room, which leaves you with options like the kitchen, the bathroom, the garage, etc. where each type has its own benefits. These could include mold and mildew resistance, stronger adhesion, water blocking, etc.

 

Choose Quantity

The fourth thing to decide is how much you need. The paint cans usually specify the coverage per can--usually in square feet. You can also pick a paint that offers easy cleanup so that you don't have to scrub to clean drips and spills.

 

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 00:00

Working with Chlorine Bleach

 

gs-1792039-detergent-bottle-040214-1672Chlorine bleach is used a lot in the home for many different purposes. It cleans things. It disinfects things. It kills mold and mildew on things. Bleach is very useful, but it is also very dangerous. You must use with caution, especially if you have any children or pets in the household. Housekeeping services performed by The Maids are completed using only environmentally-friendly products that still work the same or better than bleach would. But that is because our services are designed to provide results in a safe way and to give you a safer environment when we leave your home.

 

Bleach Uses

Bleach is pretty universal and is even an ingredient in many cleaners today. There are many uses and it serves many purposes. Bleach can be used to clean and sanitize:

  • Floor surfaces
  • Countertops
  • Tubs, showers, toilets, and sinks
  • House siding
  • Children toys
  • Trash cans
  • White sock, towels, rags, and other linens
  • Shower liners
  • Rubber mats
  • And a whole lot more.

Depending on what you are cleaning and sanitizing, the mixture of water, bleach, and other ingredients will vary.

 

Disadvantages of Chlorine Bleach

Chlorine bleach can be very useful, but it does carry many disadvantages too. First, you must be careful not to let it come in contact with ammonia, acidic chemicals, or other household cleaners. This can lead to a chemical reaction where it could develop harmful gases and vapors or simply cause an explosive reaction. Aside from that, you need to be sure not to let it touch stainless steel. It will corrode rapidly and could actually burn a hole right through it. In addition, chlorine bleach likes to fade colored fabrics. When using it you must be cautious and try to avoid splashes or spills. That can turn into a real nightmare. Lastly, bleach expires. The longer it sits on your home, the less strength it has. After about 6 months, it loses about 20% of its strength.

 

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