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Keeping Your Kitchen Clean with Help from the Maids of Cincinnati

While the calendar tends to tell us deep cleaning your kitchen is reserved for the spring, the Maids of Cincinnati says otherwise.

With ongoing coronavirus concerns, it’s important to keep a hygienic home and ensure you’re doing all you can to protect your family from harmful germs. Sanitation matters—and the Maids are the experts. Hire this professional cleaning service and your kitchen will receive the royal treatment: High-touch areas disinfected. Sinks, appliance exteriors, microwave insides, rangetops, counters and hard-surface floors cleaned. Cabinet doors damp-wiped. Dishwashers loaded. It’s all included.

“Many of our customers realize they are not able to sanitize and disinfect to the levels they want,” owner Terry Sanderson says. “Our team members are proud to use their cleaning expertise to help our community.”

The Maids has always adhered to strict guidelines—the 22-step cleaning process they follow is designed with health in mind. Skillful cleaners work diligently to remove viruses, bacteria and other pathogens from each home they clean.

“With our thorough cleaning checklists, proven techniques, professional-grade products and years of experience cleaning and disinfecting, we can help our customers add a layer of protection to their family without adding another item to their already growing to-do list.”

“Also, because we work in teams, we’re in and out of your home quickly—minimizing disruption for those working or learning from home.”

Yet there are several things you can do on your own to keep your kitchen—the heart of most homes—in tip-top shape.

“Clean frequently, disinfect daily,” Terry says. “Cleaning is an effective health maintenance strategy—and a very cost-effective one at that. A clean home is a healthy home.”

Terry encourages homeowners to select cleaning products carefully. “Consider which cleaning products you use in your home—know which sanitize and which disinfect. Disinfectants have specific directions you need to follow to fully disinfect against viruses.”

Given the kitchen is primarily used to prepare and cook meals, it’s imperative to keep countertops, sink faucets, refrigerators and oven handles clean and disinfected to prevent the spread of bacteria and foodborne illnesses. Don’t forget that common items like can openers, cutting boards, dishrags and small appliances—including food processors, coffee pots, blenders—all need to be disinfected frequently.

In this time of COVID-19, keeping a clean and disinfected kitchen is extra important year-round. Just because something looks clean doesn’t mean it’s safe; always thoroughly clean before you disinfect.

Washing hands and disinfecting household items and surfaces are the best ways to kill viruses and germs that cause illness,” Terry says. “From practicing personal hygiene to using disinfectants effectively, there are plenty of steps people can take to help protect their families from getting sick.”

TheMaidsOfCincy.com | 513.396.6900

  • Granite counters: The Maids’ advice? A simple all-purpose cleaner is all you really need.
  • Granite counters: The Maids’ advice? A simple all-purpose cleaner is all you really need.
  • Stainless steel appliances: Use a warm, damp, soft cloth mixed with a mild dish detergent.
  • Stainless steel appliances: Use a warm, damp, soft cloth mixed with a mild dish detergent.
  • Tile backsplash: Mix equal parts water and vinegar in a spray bottle; spray and wipe.
  • Tile backsplash: Mix equal parts water and vinegar in a spray bottle; spray and wipe.
  • Flooring: Damp mop using a solution of 1 gallon warm water, 1/2 cup white vinegar.