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How Do We Get Your House So Clean?

How Do We Get Your House So Clean?

In Answer to a Question we got last week…

Last week one of our clients said “I’ve gone through four other cleaning companies before I found you. What do you do to get my house so clean?”

First, we start by working in a Top to Bottom, Left to Right, Back to Front system. Starting at the top working our way to the bottom, one wall at a time always paying attention to the details. This ensures we are getting absolutely everything down to the baseboards.  Then we work our way into the room, cleaning and dusting all furniture and floors. We also use terrific enviro friendly products. We can also use the client’s products if requested.

In the case of cleaning floors, we use the hands and knees method instead of just mopping to ensure we are cleaning corner to corner, getting in all the little nooks and crannies and making sure to clean marks off baseboards.

Our main focus while cleaning your home is meticulous attention to detail and quality control. All cleaners are quality checked on an ongoing basis.

We have a 100% Customer Satisfaction Policy because we stand behind our work. If for any reason the Cleaning Technicians accidently missed something, just give us a call within 24 hours of the clean, and we will correct the problem.

What Sets Take Time Home Cleaning Apart From Our Competition

What Sets Take Time Home Cleaning Apart From Our Competition

Take Time is committed  “To provide exceptional service that exceeds our customer’s expectations.”

Our vision is  “To lead the maid service industry through outstanding customer service, training and meticulous quality control.”

Our desire is to provide our clients with an opportunity to  “Take Time to Live Well”

We have been in business for 6 years and are members of the BBB (Better Business Bureau) with an A+ rating.

We are extremely detail oriented and will work from the Top of your home to the Bottom using our own standardized
cleaning system.

We are a Full Service company and provide generous discounts on these additional services: commercial cleaning; interior/exterior window and gutter cleaning; carpet and upholstery cleaning; tile and grout cleaning and resealing; handyman services; snow removal and grass cutting; demolition and junk removal and real estate services. All these additional services are provided by employees not contractors who have been thoroughly trained and certified.

We also have Quality Checkers who continually check the work of our cleaners on the job to ensure quality control and to make sure our high standards are being maintained. We use the solo cleaner system so you have the same cleaner each time. In some cases if the client wants the work done faster we will send two cleaners. Everything we do is standardized so if your cleaner is temporarily unavailable another cleaner will be sent and you are still getting that same GREAT clean! Although our systems and procedures are standardized, we are great at customizing service for clients who require some differences to their service.

We have a 100% customer satisfaction policy. We stand behind our work! This means that if you contact us within 24 hours of your clean and are not 100% fully satisfied due to your cleaner accidently missing something, we will do a complementary redo of the area in question.

During our hiring process, our staff must provide extensive background checks and police clearance upon hire. We have an extensive two week training program upon hire and we have a process to ensure ongoing monitoring and improvement.

All our staff are covered by WCB (Workers Compensation) Staff are licensed, bonded and insured. We carry a 5 million dollar liability coverage. This means that if our staff were to get injured in your home, you would not be responsible or liable.

All these facts are what sets us apart from other maid services in the industry. Book with us and see the real difference Take Time Home cleaning makes in your life… Take Time so you can enjoy your life!

Clean Your Electronics

Clean Your Electronics

As a follow up to our blog post about germs around the office, we have some tips on how to clean your electronics. Here is a bit of information from Maryam Maids on the subject:

To get the gunk out, use a specially-designed cleaning putty like Cyber Clean. This product also works on TV remotes, video game controllers and MP3 devices. Never apply any harsh liquid directly to the screen – this includes glass cleaners and ammonia-based chemicals. Doing so can seriously damage the screen and the entire device. The key is to dampen a lint-free, microfiber cloth with a tiny amount of water and wipe it horizontally or vertically in one direction, not back and forth.

Click here for the full article from Maryam Maids.


What You Don’t See Can Hurt You!

What You Don’t See Can Hurt You!

Keep a dirty office and suffer woes that extend beyond those you might imagine. Sure, your productivity will take a hit. Your reputation might, too. But did you know an unkempt workspace could also make you ill?

So confirms a recent study out of the UK that warns that people who work in offices that are not kept to a hygienic standard put themselves at risk of picking up viruses from their surroundings that could land them in a sick bed.

The news is particularly relevant at this time of year, as the world hunkers down for the usual onslaught of cold-and-flu-season-induced illness, and the inevitable spate of absence that follows.

The study found that office-thriving creepy-crawlies occupy carpets, desk surfaces, phones, computer screens and almost two-thirds of computer keyboards—some in such numbers that mould had formed underneath.

Concerned office workers might adopt some strategies to combat this bacteria-strewn reality. Some suggestions:

• Introduce systems to the workplace that pick up where your cleaning service leaves off. Colour-coding cloths, for example—red for sensitive areas like the washroom, green for general-purpose cleaning and blue for glass—sets the stage for improved health at the office.

• Remember that germs are spread by hand contact. Take care that light switches, door handles and phones are being cleaned regularly.

• Hire a cleaning firm you can trust. A dependable, dedicated service with a reputation for attention to detail and an appreciation for the role it plays in fending off health risks among office workers is worth its weight in gold. Ask your cleaner whether they bring cloths from other jobs into the facility, or if they can assure you that only dedicated cloths are employed on your site.

Re-coating Hardwood Floors

Re-coating Hardwood Floors

Re-coating hardwood floors in its simplest definition is the applying of a fresh coat of finish to your hardwood floors. Re-coating is often confused with refinishing hardwood floors. However, unlike refinishing, you are not removing the original finish of the floor.

Re-coating may be done to change the color of the finish, or to reapply the same finish that was on originally. Re-coating uses a polyurethane finish. It is normal for hardwood floors to be re-coated more than once during the life of the hardwood floor. Re-coating is not the option to choose if a floor is very badly worn, or has a lot of scratches, nicks, etc. that you want to see gone. These floors will need to be refinished.

Re-coating hardwood floors helps to maintain hardwood floors from the wear and tear that they endure. It is also an affordable way to spruce up the appearance of older worn floors, but without getting a factory finished look.

Beautiful Floors!

Beautiful Floors!

Did you know that Take Time Home Cleaning has another division called FreshLook for carpet and upholstery, tile and grout, and hardwoods.  We recoat your hardwoods and make them look like new. We can also deep clean your tile and grout floors or clean your carpets and upholstery.

All of our Freshlook staff have been professionally trained and are certified for these procedures.

For the month of February we are offering our residential clients $30 off all FreshLook services.
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