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The Science Behind a Clean and Healthy Home: Exploring Cleaning Products and Techniques

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Maintaining a clean and healthy home goes beyond just appearances. A pristine living environment contributes to your overall well-being, and the choice of cleaning products and techniques plays a crucial role in achieving this. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the fascinating world of cleaning science, uncovering the secrets behind effective cleaning products and techniques that promote a healthier home. Get ready to discover the science-backed insights that will help you transform your living space into a haven of cleanliness and wellness.

The Role of Chemistry in Cleaning Products:

  1. Understanding Surfactants: The Backbone of Cleanliness
    • Dive into the chemistry of surfactants, the compounds responsible for breaking down dirt and grease.
    • Learn how surfactants reduce surface tension, allowing water to penetrate and lift away grime.
    • Explore different types of surfactants and their applications in various cleaning products.
  2. Enzymes: Nature’s Cleaning Agents
    • Uncover the natural power of enzymes in breaking down organic stains and odors.
    • Discover how enzyme-based cleaners target specific molecules, leaving surfaces cleaner and fresher.
    • Explore the eco-friendly benefits of enzyme cleaners and their biodegradability.

Effective Cleaning Techniques:

  1. Microfiber Magic: The Science of Microfiber Cleaning
    • Delve into the microscopic world of microfiber and its exceptional cleaning capabilities.
    • Learn how microfiber traps and removes particles, leaving surfaces virtually spotless.
    • Understand the science behind why microfiber is effective even without harsh chemicals.
  2. The Germ-Killing Power of Disinfectants
    • Explore the difference between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting.
    • Discover the science behind common disinfectant ingredients like alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, and quaternary ammonium compounds.
    • Gain insights into proper disinfecting techniques to keep your home safe and germ-free.

Balancing Health and Effectiveness:

  1. Green Cleaning: A Holistic Approach to Cleaning
    • Learn about eco-friendly cleaning products that prioritize health and sustainability.
    • Understand the importance of avoiding harmful chemicals that can affect indoor air quality.
    • Discover natural cleaning ingredients that promote both cleanliness and well-being.
  2. The Impact of pH on Cleaning Efficiency
    • Delve into the concept of pH and its role in cleaning products.
    • Explore how acidic and alkaline cleaners work on different types of messes.
    • Gain practical knowledge about choosing the right pH for specific cleaning tasks.

As you’ve learned, the science behind a clean and healthy home is a fascinating journey that involves chemistry, biology, and even physics. Armed with this knowledge, you’re better equipped to make informed decisions when choosing cleaning products and techniques. By understanding the underlying principles, you can create a living space that not only shines but also promotes your well-being and the health of your loved ones. Embrace the science of cleanliness and embark on a path to a happier, healthier home.

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Holiday Season Cleaning Tips

Holiday Season Cleaning Tips

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As the holiday season approaches, many of us are thinking about getting our homes ready for the festivities. Whether you’re hosting a large family gathering or simply want to create a cozy and welcoming atmosphere, making sure your home is clean and well-prepared is an important part of the process.

For those who are busy with work and other obligations, tackling the task of cleaning and preparing the home for Christmas can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to make the process easier and more manageable. In this blog post, we’ll share some tips and tricks for getting your home ready for the holidays, so you can focus on enjoying the season with your loved ones.

One of the first things you’ll want to do is to declutter your home. This will not only make your space look more organized and inviting, but it will also make it easier to clean and prepare for the holidays. Start by going room by room and getting rid of any items that you no longer need or use. This could include old clothes, unused electronics, and other items that are cluttering up your space.

Once you’ve decluttered, it’s time to start the cleaning process. Begin by tackling the areas of your home that are most used and visible, such as the living room, kitchen, and bathrooms. Pay special attention to high-traffic areas like entryways and stairways, which can easily become cluttered and dirty during the holiday season.

In the living room, make sure to dust and vacuum all surfaces, including furniture, shelves, and decorative items. If you have carpets, consider hiring a professional carpet cleaning service to get them looking like new. In the kitchen, focus on cleaning and sanitizing countertops, appliances, and sinks. Don’t forget to clean the inside of your refrigerator, where spills and crumbs can accumulate over time.

In the bathrooms, make sure to scrub the shower, bathtub, and toilet, as well as the sinks and mirrors. Pay special attention to areas that are prone to mold and mildew, such as the grout between tiles and the corners of the shower. If you’re short on time, consider hiring a residential cleaning service to handle the more challenging tasks here!

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Best Cleaning Products

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Best Cleaning Products

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WeMaid's Recommended Best Cleaning Products!
Used by our own experienced cleaners.

Although WeMaid is here to serve all of your house cleaning and maid service needs, we do understand that sometimes you will need to do a few house cleaning chores in between WeMaid's professional cleaning services. Perhaps you have some unepected friends coming over? Maybe some family is in from out of town unexpectedly? Wouldn't it be great to have some of the best cleaning products under your kitchen sink that will leave your home looking and smelling like a million bucks?

When it comes to cleaning, there are so many different cleaning products on the market. WeMaid has taken the time to find the best cleaning products out there for you to use in between cleanings, or for even every day use. These products are easy on your budget and don't require a lot of work on your part - just add them to your regular shopping list!

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Dyson Ball Animal 2

Drive deep into carpet fibers and allow the Dyson to work its magic to capture dust, hair, and ground-in dirt.

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Method Cleaning Spray - Daily Granite

Made with plant based cleaning agents to help achieve a sparkle without streaks or stress. Surface safe on marble, granite, and sealed stone.

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Lysol All-Purpose & Disinfectant

Kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, eliminates soap scum, and cuts through tough grease & grime. Can also be used to deodorize!

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Mr. Clean Multipurpose Cleaning Solution (with Febreeze)

Works all around the house! Cut through 100% of dirt, grease, and grime.

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Cleans all glass surfaces by dissolving dirt, grease, grime, and grit. One of the best glass cleaners that we have used!

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Clorox Plus - Mold & Mildew Remover

Delivers a powerful clean without scrubbing and kills 99.9% of common bacteria found in home. Helps fight tough stains and kill mildew lurking below the surface.

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Method All-Purpose Surface Spray

Biodegradable and plant based cleaning formula to cut through grease and grime. All purpose surface cleaner.

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Soft Scrub With Bleach

Tough on stains and gentle on surfaces. Achieve a brilliant, scratch free shine on most surfaces.

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Method Squirt & Mop - Spearmint Sage

One-step clean and gleam, no rinsing required. Biodegradable formula with plant based power. Safe on most flooring.

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Spring Cleaning Tips

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Your Home Will Never Look So Good

Nothing is more exciting than coming home after a long day to a home that is sparking so bright you need to put your shades on. We know how time consuming, and exhausting, cleaning your home from top to bottom can be. Not to mention, spring is here! You know what that means? Spring cleaning! Yes, it is that time of year again and we know that you have more important things to worry about. The world is opening up again and the thought of being stuck in your home cleaning for hours on end is perplexing. That’s why WeMaid is offering you some very important spring cleaning tips and tricks. It’s much easier to take it room by room, or appliance by appliance, with our spring cleaning tips tailors for you by our very own cleaning professionals. 

Consider this your very own spring cleaning checklist: Pass through each of these items one-by-one for a total home makeover, or tackle the dirtiest areas of your home when you have some extra downtime and are ready to put in some TLC. Do it at your own pace! While this list does contain the obvious spring cleaning tips, it also includes some areas that are often overlooked. We can get into all of that in a moment!

But before you even get to work, make sure you have all the best cleaning products, and equipment! We want the end result of your home to be a more livable, fresh, and exciting place to be for the summer time. 

Check out WeMaid’s list of recommended cleaning supplies and equipment to help you check off each and every one of these spring cleaning tips in a breeze.

Follow These Spring Cleaning Tips!

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Can’t get rid of that awful odor coming from your sink? Try running a couple of lemon wedges through your garbage disposal. We recommend doing one at a time. Follow up with running cold water.

Odor? What odor? The lemon worked its magic!


Remove the stink in your sink

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It’s time to clean up all of those stains left in your microwave! Fill a large, microwaveable safe, bowl with 1 cup of water. Chop up either a lemon, lime, or other citrus and stick it inside. Turn the appliance on high for 2 minutes, or until the window is steamy. Let it cool for at least 5 minutes, remove bowl, and wipe away all the grime. 

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We tend to neglect how the inside of our fridge is looking. On a regular basis it is recommended to take out all of the food, wipe down shelving, and clean the removable bins and shelving. Pop out the door shelves and bin and wash in soapy warm water. Let’s get rid of the food bacteria and spillage!


Deep clean your refrigerator

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Cleaning your oven is ESSENTIAL when spring cleaning! It’s time for the holiday cooking residue to make its exit. Simply use your appliance’s self cleaning function to remove stubborn grime. If you oven does not have a self cleaning future, place a hot, wet cloth overtop the burned spots. This will help soften up the gunk. Proceed by sprinkling baking soda and scrubbing with a heavy duty pad. Rinse and wipe!

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Start by emptying out your drawer full of junk. Vacuum, or wipe out, all dust and crumbs. Toss, or relocate, any items you no longer use…or haven’t used in awhile. You can try repurposing decorative plates and small bowls to store odds and ends. A nonslip cabinet liner will help hold everything in place. 


Reorganize your junk drawer

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Believe it, or not, cosmetics actually do expire! Many products, without expiration dates, will note how many months the product is good for “after opening”. To stay on top of the expiration, label the date you opened the product with a permanent marker.

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Grout seems to pick up everything! To make grout sparkle like the day you moved in, spray your grout with a reliable grout cleaner. Let it set for several minutes (read bottle for specific directions). Then scrub with a stiff brush. Your grout will look good as new!

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Hard water buildup can cause distasteful stains and water marks that can affect your shower head’s water flow. Mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a plastic bag and tie around the shower head. Make sure to completely immerse the shower head inside of the mixture. Let sit for at least an hour and wipe away. Allow hot water to run through shower head for a few minutes before using yourself.


Remove hard water buildup from shower head

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Spring cleaning is all about hitting those areas that tend to get overlooked. Ever thought about how dusty your ceiling fan is? Look up at it, you’ll be surprised. Grab an extendable duster and attack those hard to reach areas! When cleaning, make sure to start from top to bottom. Having to wipe down surfaces and vacuum twice is a pain.

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Let’s face it! Eventually you are going to have to tackle the inside of every appliance in your home. Before an odor forms, clean your washing machine by adding bleach and turning on the special washer cleaning cycle. Alternatively, there are great washing machine products designed specifically for your washer. 


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