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Mother’s Day is right around the corner — have you found the perfect gift for all of the mothers in your life? If not, don’t worry. White Glove Cleaning has you covered! In today’s post, we’ll provide a few simple yet thoughtful house cleaning gifts for mom that are sure to bring a smile to her face. Read on to learn more and then contact our team to learn more about our professional cleaning services in Spokane Valley!

Thoughtful Gifts for Mom Clean Bedding

Is there anything better than crawling into a bed that has nice, clean sheets? We all love doing this at the end of a long, hard day, but it can take a lot of time and effort to wash all of the sheets, pillowcases, duvets, and comforters in the house, especially if some of the items are dry clean only. You can save your mom the time and effort by doing it for her, and she’ll appreciate your thoughtfulness as she sinks into a nice clean bed at night.

An Organized Garage

Is your garage overrun with junk, making it difficult to walk in or park a vehicle in it? If your mom is like most, she probably hates the disorganized state of the garage but has too little time to really do anything about it. Why not take a weekend to sort through the junk in the garage and organize it so that she is pleasantly surprised one day. Pro tip: organize items in a way that is easy to mark them for a garage sale somewhere down the road.

A Home-Cooked Dinner

While there are many moms out there that would enjoy dinner out at a nice restaurant for Mother’s Day, there are those that would rather stay in and enjoy the evening with their family. If this sounds like your mom, why not save her the trouble of cooking and whip up her favorite meal for her and then do the dishes afterward? She’ll love the feeling of being pampered and she’ll appreciate the opportunity to enjoy a meal with family without worrying about the cleanup after.

Clean Ceiling Fans and Light Fixtures

When your mom does get a chance to sit down and relax, she might notice that the ceiling fans need to be cleaned, the light fixtures are dusty, and there are cobwebs in the corner. These spots are often neglected during the course of everyday house cleaning because they are hard to reach and difficult to clean. Getting up on a ladder and tackling these tasks for your mom will truly make her Mother’s Day this year.

Professional House Cleaning Services

Last but not least, we’re willing to bet there isn’t a mom out there who doesn’t appreciate a clean home. Why not give your mom a Mother’s Day gift that keeps on giving this year by gifting her with professional house cleaning services? Doing so will provide her with some extra time and energy so that she can pursue a craft or hobby that she didn’t previously have time for. She’ll think of you every time the house cleaners arrive and appreciate that you thought of her.

Looking for a Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gift?

The right Mother’s Day gift will show your mom just how much you love and appreciate her. Professional house cleaning services will give her the gift of time and relaxation, two things that she will treasure more than any type of flowers, fancy jewelry, or a night out on the town. White Glove Cleaning is happy to provide industry-leading house cleaning services that will allow your mom to sit back, relax, and kick up her feet, giving her one less thing to worry about during her week. Contact us today to request a no-cost, no-obligation walkthrough!

Happy Mother’s Day from White Glove Cleaning!

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Here at White Glove Cleaning, we understand that life can be hectic. Between work, family, and social commitments, the last thing you want to worry about is cleaning your house. At the same time, you want your home to be clean so that you can relax during the time you do have at home. Our professional cleaning services in Spokane Valley ensure you can do just that, giving you one less thing to worry about in your day-to-day craziness. Contact us today to learn more about our house cleaning services or book your cleaning now! In the meantime, check out all of the ways in which our home cleaners can help you.

Professional Cleaning Services Move-In and Move-Out Cleaning

Moving into a new place can be exciting. When you are leaving your old home behind and moving into a new one, you can’t wait to make yourself at home and get all of your belongings situated. One thing you probably aren’t looking forward to is making sure your old place is clean for the next owner and making sure your new place is clean before you start unpacking. We offer both move-in and move-out cleaning services to simplify your relocation, allowing you to focus on more important things.

Apartment Cleaning

When most people think of professional cleaning services, they tend to think that they are a luxury that only homeowners can benefit from. This is definitely not the case. The truth is that there is no job too big or too small for our home cleaners, and we are happy to provide the Spokane Valley area with reliable apartment cleaning services. We’ll give your apartment the same attention that we would give to a home, allowing you to kick up your feet and enjoy a spectacular-looking apartment.

House Cleaning

For most people, cleaning their home is a chore that usually takes more time and effort than expected. Whether you are a single individual who just purchased your first house or your family has lived in the same home for years, you can probably benefit from hiring professional house cleaning services, especially those provided by White Glove Cleaning. Our home cleaners use all-natural cleaning solutions that leave your home sparkling and smelling fantastic, setting the standard for how all house cleaning should be done all without you lifting a finger.

Commercial Cleaning

In addition to being beneficial for renters and homeowners, professional cleaning services are also a lifesaver for business owners. The appearance of your commercial property says a lot about your business and you don’t want to give a poor first impression to potential customers or clients. Regardless of how big or small your office is, our team of experienced cleaners will sweep, dust, and polish its surfaces to make it shine like the jewel that it is. Your customers and employees will appreciate the fresh clean environment and you can relax knowing that your cleaning needs are covered.

Need Professional Cleaning Services in Spokane Valley?

Are you ready to enjoy your home or office without having to worry about finding time to clean it? Do you need someone to take care of the cleaning as you are getting ready to move? Let White Glove Cleaning do the dirty work for you! Our professional cleaning services are as affordable as they are thorough and we would love to help you enjoy your home or office to its fullest. We are also happy to provide you with a no-obligation, complimentary walk through in order to provide you with an estimate of our cleaning services. Ready to get started? Contact our team of home cleaners today — we look forward to helping you!

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In our previous blog post, White Glove Cleaning Services, the best professional cleaners, explained the importance of cleaning items daily. In this blog post, we’ll discuss items you should clean on a weekly basis to keep your home white and bright. Contact us today for you residential cleaning needs!

THINGS YOU SHOULD CLEAN WEEKLY
  • Kitchen appliances. Let’s face it, you use your kitchen appliances probably close to 100 times a day, depending on the size of your family. You’re leaving behind fingerprints, dirt, and food bits, as well as germs on everything you touch. If you cook on the stove, food may get spilled or oil and grease can build up. Wipe down and disinfect at least once a week (more if needed) all your kitchen appliances in your kitchen cleaning routine.
  • Furniture. Dust builds up — and quickly. Dust is pollen, microscopic organisms, plant material, and dander (dead skin cells shed by animals and humans) that can cause health problems such as irritation of the eyes, coughing, sneezing, and exacerbate asthma. It’s important to remove it from your home once a week. Use a wet towelette or a multipurpose spray to remove (otherwise, you are mostly likely just pushing the dust around if you use another method).
  • Floors and carpets. Carpet cleaners will tell you the more you vacuum, the cleaner your carpets will stay. As you walk around with dirt on the floor, you are smashing the dirt into the carpet, discoloring it. Vacuum your entire house at least once a week; high traffic areas may need more than once a week. If Fido decides mud is his jam one day, vacuum his as well!
  • Bathroom. Due to the nature of what goes on in the bathroom, bathrooms are a place you should never neglect to clean. In fact, the toilet itself can cause a huge problem. If you leave the lid up when you flush, germy water particles can spray up to six feet across the room, hitting every surface with bacteria just waiting to find a home. The bathtub and shower should be dried once a day, but both should be scrubbed once a week to remove any possible mildew that may have started to form as well as any stains, such as hard water stains. The toilet should be scrubbed once a seek. White Glove Cleaning recommends using either bleach or a commercial toilet bowl cleaner with bleach to kill bacteria and other nasties in your toilet and keep it bright for guests who will judge you based on your toilet cleanliness and bathroom cleaning.
  • Sheets. You most likely spend at least eight hours a day in bed. Whatever is on your body gets transferred over: oils, dirt, grime, germs, makeup, and sweat. Wash your sheets once a week to prevent the spread of germs.

White Glove Cleaning Services offers house cleaning, commercial cleaning, office cleaning, apartment cleaning, and move-in, move-out cleaning for the Spokane area. We use only the highest-quality environmentally-friendly products, so you don’t have to worry about toxic fumes from cleaning products invading your space. We understand that you may not have time to clean in your busy schedule. Let us do the house cleaning and office cleaning for you, so you can spend more time reading books to the kids at night and serving your customers during the day. Contact us today for all of your professional cleaning service needs!

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Have you ever spent an entire weekend cleaning your home? And while you were house cleaning, did you ever think perhaps there was a better way than this? White Glove Cleaning Services, a Top Rated Local® cleaning service in Spokane who specializes in residential and commercial cleaning services, believes a little cleaning up of specific items each day can save your weekends. Read our tips below, and contact us for your professional cleaning service needs!

WHAT TO CLEAN IN YOUR HOME DAILY
  • Hand towels. A recent study showed hand towels harbor the most bacteria in your home (as does bath towels) due to their constant use. Switch out your towels at least once every couple of days or once a day if used frequently while kitchen cleaning and bathroom cleaning.
  • Kitchen countertops. Think about what you put on your kitchen counters: car keys, purse, groceries, homework, drinks, books, laptop, wallet, and whatever else is in your hands. Don’t forget your animal counter-surfers, either your precious cat (and we all know where its paws have been) or your dog’s mouth. Kitchen countertops need to be wiped down and disinfected every day with a separate towelette to avoid cross contamination in your kitchen cleaning routine.
  • Shower walls. After your shower, simply use a squeegee or other means to dry the walls. This will prevent the formation of mildew, which is irksome to scrub later on as most of us know, and an easy item to add to your daily house cleaning.
  • Kitchen sinks. Leaving dirty dishes in your sink is just the start. The sink catches all of the germs and bacteria you are washing off your hands and other items you rinse. And if your sink doubles as a garbage disposal, it especially needs to be cleaned. White Glove Cleaning recommends scrubbing the sides to ensure it’s free of marks and food and then fill the basin, add in a bit of bleach, and let sit for five minutes to kill everything off. Your bathroom sink should be cleaned this way on a weekly basis.
  • Coffee maker. Your coffee maker is a breeding ground for bacteria once the grounds are wet, and mold growth if left unattended for a few days. Most drip coffee makers are dishwasher-safe or some warm soapy water will do the trick. Don’t forget to wipe down the warming plate, especially if some coffee dripped out, as part of your daily house cleaning.
  • Kitchen floor. If you dropped any crumbs on the floor, bugs will find it. A quick once-over with your swiffer will pick up all the crumbs, which will not only keep the bugs away, but will make it pleasant to walk on with bare feet. Also, while kitchen cleaning, picking up items left on the floor (backpacks, dog bones, shoes, clothes, and toys) once a day will make your home much cleaner in the long run.

White Glove Cleaning Services in Spokane believes daily house cleaning will eliminate the need for a wasted weekend. If you do the little things every day, the deep cleaning will go by in no-time, leaving you free to go on a walk, take your kids to the park, or just sit and relax by the fire with a good book and a cat on your lap. White Glove Cleaning specializes in house cleaning services. We’ll do all the vacuuming, dusting, and cleaning for you, so you can enjoy your entire weekend. Our staff of professional cleaners will clean your home as if it is their own. If for any reason you’re not satisfied, we’ll make it right. If you are interested in a house cleaning service, contact White Glove Cleaning today for a free estimate!

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Let’s face it, no one really likes to house clean, especially after a long day at work. Trying to teach your kids how to house clean when you don’t like house cleaning can be challenging. However, kids need to learn to pick up after themselves as well as how to keep a sanitary living space that is fitting for others. White Glove Cleaning in Spokane Valley offers the following tips to help teach kids how to clean.

TIPS TO GET KIDS ON BOARD WITH HOUSE CLEANING
  • Start early. Making house cleaning something you do every day similar to eating and drinking from an early age will make house cleaning seem like something that is expected to do. As soon as kids can pick up their toys, they should be required to do so. As kids age, adding more and more responsibilities to their plates will make house cleaning a normal part of life.
  • Make it fun. Turn house cleaning into a game. Set a timer and try to beat the timer. Make house cleaning a friendly competition by seeing which family member can get their house cleaning chores done the fastest.
  • Make it educational. Count legos while your child picks them up. Identify the shape of objects they are picking up, as well as what color the item is. Pick out letters on books you pick up off the floor.
  • Play music. Music distracts your mind and makes the time go by faster. You can also make up your own silly songs and have a contest on who can make up the best silly song while house cleaning.
  • Resist doing it for your child. We all know you, as a parent, can house clean faster and more thorough than your child. However, if you clean for your child, he or she will learn that he or she won’t have to clean because eventually you will do it, and he or she won’t learn the process of cleaning. Furthermore, don’t “fix” the cleaning service your child just completed. Your child will just learn he or she doesn’t have to try very hard because mommy or daddy will fix it for them.
  • Reward system. Never underestimate the power of a sticker for getting your child to do tasks. Once the house cleaning is done, reward your child with a sticker for a job well done, or, if your child is older, with a treat from his or her favorite place. Reward systems are extrinsic motivators that can be converted into intrinsic rewards later on once the habit is established.

White Glove Cleaning in Spokane Valley specializes in house cleaning services as well as commercial cleaning services. We offer apartment cleaning and move-in and move-out cleaning services as well. Our website lists all of what is included in a standard house cleaning and commercial cleaning job as well as optional add-ons when needed.

White Glove Cleaning understands the frustrations a parent may feel when trying to teach his or her child how to clean. We hope these tips have been valuable, and if you feel you need to begin a professional cleaning service or just need a one-time spruce up, give our professional cleaning service a call today!

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Valentine’s Day is the day of love. Love is the foundation to all of humanity, and the celebration of love has been around for centuries. The Romans held a festival in mid-February to celebrate spring, fertility, and to pair women off to men by lottery (who’s glad that tradition died?). Also known as St. Valentine’s Day, Valentine’s Day is named after a Christian priest in Roman times; however, most of the stories are legend, such as how St. Valentine married couples secretly so the men wouldn’t have to go to war.

Today, candy, flowers (particularly red roses), and cards are common expressions of love and affection on Valentine’s Day. White Glove Cleaning, the top cleaning company in Spokane Valley, proposes that the gift of cleaning be added to the list of most popular gifts to give your loved one on Valentine’s Day. Below, you can read why.

WHY CLEANING SHOULD BE THE BEST VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT
  • It shows love. House cleaning is much harder than buying flowers. Actually doing something for someone else instead of just picking up flowers at the grocery store on your way home from work will speak volumes to your loved one’s heart.
  • It relieves stress. After a long day at work, coming home to a clean house where shoes are tucked away in a closet, the carpets are vacuumed, and the dishes are done, eliminates clutter and eliminates items on your to-do list. On the flip side, the act of cleaning itself can be a stress reliever for the cleaner as he or she is getting exercise and taking his or her mind off of worries.
  • More time on Valentine’s night. Without laundry stacked to the ceiling, cat litter to clean, a floor to mop, or trash to empty, you and your loved one will have more time to enjoy one another’s company — and to make a romantic, candlelit dinner for two!
  • Prevents fights. When something is misplaced and you can’t find it, you may get anxious and blame others for taking your things. A clean home can help you find misplaced items sooner because there is less clutter to shift through.

White Glove Cleaning in Spokane Valley encourages you to offer the gift of house cleaning — and not just on Valentine’s Day. Having a clean home reduces stress and allergies, lowers the risk of injury, increases productivity, and gives you a sense of accomplishment. Coming home to a house clean service after slaying dragons at work all day long is an immediate relief; it’s one less thing off your plate. Cleaning is a gift of love you can give all year long.

White Glove Cleaning consists of professional cleaners who offer house cleaning services, commercial cleaning, apartment cleaning, and move-in and move-out cleaning. We offer a standard cleaning service with options to add on for when you need a deep cleaning. As the Top Rated Local® cleaning service, our mission is to reduce headaches for you and make your home a warm, welcoming place to come home to. Contact us today for a residential cleaning free estimate!

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Ready to start 2019 off on the right foot? There’s no better way to welcome the new year than with newly formed habits and resolutions, and here at White Glove, we believe proper house cleaning habits are one of the most rewarding resolutions you can make.

With the hectic nature of our everyday lives, keeping your home in pristine condition can be easier said than done. But if you take these tips to heart and implement them into your new routine for 2019, you can stick to an ideal house cleaning schedule and keep things under control. Here at White Glove, we’ve compiled a list of daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning tasks to help you successfully achieve this worthwhile New Year’s resolution. If you decide that you don’t want to tackle it all yourself, book our Spokane house cleaning services online today for weekly or monthly visits to your home to make life easier.

House Cleaning Breakdown: Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Tasks

When it comes to proper house cleaning, there are some items that require attention on a close-to-daily basis, but there are also other less-thought-of tasks that will need to be completed weekly or monthly. While this schedule does not need to be followed to a T, determining how often each house cleaning task needs to be completed in your home can help you plan out your cleaning schedule accordingly.

Daily House Cleaning Tasks

Start implementing these minor cleaning tasks into your daily routine to experience a more well-maintained home as well as an improved sense of productivity throughout your day.

  • Make your bed
  • Transfer dirty clothes to the hamper
  • Empty sink and wash dishes
  • Wipe down sinks and counters in the bathroom
  • Wipe down the kitchen counter after preparing food
  • Spot vacuum to pick up occasional messes
  • Pick up the kids’ or pets’ toys and other random clutter around the house
Weekly House Cleaning Tasks

The following are the majority of the house cleaning tasks that you should perform on a weekly basis in order to achieve a consistently clean and organized home. If you find the list to be too extensive or outside of your capabilities, you can always hire a house cleaning service like ours at White Glove serving the Spokane Valley.

  • Wash linens and laundry
  • Clean out the microwave, oven, fridge, and other appliances
  • Disinfect countertops, doorknobs, stove handles, and other surfaces
  • Wash bathroom rugs
  • Dust furniture
  • Vacuum all carpets thoroughly
  • Sweep all hard floors
  • Sort through and throw away bills, receipts, and other paperwork
  • Clean toilets
  • Mop bathroom floors and kitchen floors
Monthly House Cleaning Tasks

These are certainly the most dreaded house cleaning chores of them all, but if you can stick to a routine of knocking them out on a monthly basis, you and your home will feel much more organized this year! At the same time, these are ideal tasks to leave to the house cleaning professionals like ours at White Glove Cleaning Services. So if you find that some of these deep cleaning monthly tasks are not in the cards for you, don’t stress! Just give us a call.

  • Clean windows
  • Clean and dust walls and baseboards
  • Vacuum furniture upholstery
  • Dust and clean out HVAC vents
  • “Deep clean” underneath furniture and other areas
  • Clean bathroom tubs and showers
  • Wipe down your keyboard, mouse, and other office equipment
  • Wash the walls and floors thoroughly
Make 2019 Sparkle With White Glove House Cleaning Services

We hope this house cleaning plan helps you to form your own schedule for keeping your New Year’s resolution of a clean home alive and well throughout the year. The new year is also a perfect time to hire cleaning services to get the job done right and ensure your home stays consistently clean week after week — even with your busy schedule.

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The holiday season is just around the corner. Whether this is going to be your first year entertaining family and friends in your home or simply another year of continuing the tradition, we know at White Glove that it can be a very tiresome time of year — mostly due to the preparation that goes into hosting your holiday events.

It’s likely that throughout the fall, you’ve let certain areas of your home go unmaintained and thinking about having to deep clean your home to get it back to presentable shape might be a daunting thought.

With that in mind, we’ve collected a few of your favorite tips and tricks to help you get your home fully prepared for the holiday season. If you need help getting your home back to pristine condition in the Spokane Valley for this holiday season, reach out to us at White Glove for any of our variety of cleaning services we have to offer you to make life easier!

How Much Time Do You Have?

Our very first rule of thumb when it comes to cleaning is, of course, staying organized. The last thing you want is to have the holidays sneak up on you too fast and before you know it, you have a house full of guests arriving in just a few days for your holiday endeavors.

The good news is, this is hopefully not the case as you are already a step ahead by reading this blog! To continue onward with your proactive planning, we recommend creating a spreadsheet of sorts — whether it’s on the computer or simply a piece of paper is your choice. On this spreadsheet, write down a list of bullet points that outlines everything that will need to be cleaned in preparation for the holidays in your home. From here, divide the different cleaning chores into the number of days in which you have left to prepare so that you have everything fully under wraps.

Shiny Floors For Beginners

One of the most prominent features of a home that is the first to be noticed if not properly cleaned is your floors. Guests will certainly recognize if the floors are clean or not, so ensuring they are spotless and shining should be among the top of your list of priorities.

In order to remove all the stains, first, consider the material you need to work on and the different steps that are required to have a perfectly clean result. One thing that works for all surfaces to achieve a high level of cleanliness is a steam cleaner, which works perfectly, especially when you find yourself in a time crunch. Also, it avoids the potential use of improper, dangerous chemicals. Then, move on to wax or something that will preserve your floors and carpets’ look. For more tips on keeping your floors clean for your soon-to-arrive guests, check out our floor cleaning blog post.

Cleaning The Bathrooms

The bathroom is one of the most important areas to have clean in a home. Outside of making sure the floor is spotless, be sure to tackle all of the other surfaces of your bathroom that can build up with grime throughout the year. You can use store-bought cleaning products or even make a household cleaner by mixing water, vinegar, and lemon juice, which can be used on every surface of your bathroom for a deep, refreshing clean. Don’t miss any objects such as mirrors, sinks, the cupboards, and especially the doorknob.

Cleaning The Kitchen

Another important component to a clean home is having a spotless kitchen that is welcoming for your guests. You need the kitchen to be fully ready to handle the evening’s meal preparations along with the gathering of everyone to grab their dinner, and the last thing you want is for people to lose their appetite by handling food in an unsanitary environment. Things you need to clean the most are the drawers, countertops, the fridge, and any other appliances that will be getting used throughout the duration of your guests’ stay. Deep clean everything and throw away the expired food. Put the most useful objects and foods (cookies, beverages) in a visible place, so that your guests can be independent when using your kitchen, making them feel at home.

The Dinner Table

Having a nice, clean dinner table is a great way to leave a good impression with your guests and show that you were fully prepared for their arrival. For starters, ensure that the surfaces of your dining area are clean and refinished in the best manner possible. Also take some extra time to lay out the table in a nice, restaurant-like manner.

The Guest Room

If you have family or friends coming into town that will be staying over, you will want to ensure your guest room not only has everything they could need to feel comfortable during their stay, but you will also want to ensure that you do a detailed cleaning job to remove the dust that can collect in a room that has not been frequented much recently. Remove the dust from blinds and curtains, clean all the dressers and closets, put your own objects, such as clothes, away, and wax the wooden furniture.

Decorations

Outside of your standard cleaning agenda, you will also want to add some holiday touches to your home to create a warm and inviting environment fitting for the holiday season. Need some inspiration? Start off with some flowers or other plants. Then, on the day of your holiday event, make sure your house smells nice and inviting by lighting some scented candles. What about pictures? If your guests are family or close friends, it would be nice to hang some pictures of you and them together, remembering your best memories. Last but not least, if you have a garden or a balcony, take advantage of its beauty by making sure it’s clean, decorated, and easily accessible!

Going the extra mile for your guests, whether it be friends, family, or both, by ensuring your house is cleaned inside and out prior to their arrival to enjoy time celebrating the holidays with you will always be a very appreciated gesture. These are just a few of our primary recommendations here at White Glove for getting your home ready to go for the upcoming holiday season. If you decide you are too far behind with your cleaning checklist or you have too much on your plate as it is with preparing for the arrival of your guests, reach out to us! We offer a variety of house cleaning services that are professionally done to ensure your home is not just looking its best, but that it is truly White Glove clean.

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As summer has come to a close and fall is in full swing, the colder months bring about a lot of great things, but one not-so sought-after factor that comes along with this time of year is the annual flu and cold season.

 

Naturally, you don’t want to pick up one of these nasty bugs at the office, nor do you want to get them in your house from the kids bringing them home from school. While there aren’t any clear cut ways to avoid these illnesses, an ounce of prevention can often equal a pound of cure. And cleaning and disinfecting is the number one sure-fire method towards preventing these illnesses from getting their grips on you in these colder months in Spokane Valley or anywhere in the country.

 

It’s no secret that the world can be a dirty place, but just using hand sanitizer or avoiding public bathrooms and grimy handrails isn’t enough to protect you from catching the flu or other illnesses.

 

The following are some of the items you touch every day that can spread the most germs, but cleaning them properly will help you avoid getting sick.

At Home

 

Cutting Board

There is roughly 200 times more bacteria on the average cutting board than on a toilet seat. Make sure you are cleaning yours before and after every use.

 

Dishcloth

The biggest germ spreader in the home — a kitchen dishcloth on average contains about 10 million bacteria per square inch. Change your cloth out as frequently as possible to avoid germs.

 

Towels

Damp towels left in warm bathrooms are a breeding ground for germs. Drying off can transfer thrush and skin cells to the towel, which provide bacteria with food to grow and multiply.

 

Kitchen Sink

Possibly the dirtiest area in the home, there are typically 600,000 bacteria per square inch in the kitchen sink’s drain alone.

 

Toothbrush

The average toothbrush is home to more than 100 million bacteria. Toothbrushes stored near toilets can contain dangerous germs as microorganisms are ejected into the air when you flush.

 

At Work

 

Your Office Desk

Anywhere that you spend time for eight or more hours a day is going to collect germs, and your desk is no exception. Think about how often you (or a nearby coworker) sneezes and coughs throughout an average workday. If you aren’t regularly cleaning your workspace, the germs can begin to add up quickly.

 

Light Switches

Office light switches can be touched by thousands of dirty fingers over the years, as many cleaning services don’t disinfect these areas. This leaves most light switches with roughly 217 bacteria per square inch.

 

Computer Keyboard

Eating lunch at your desk is a bad idea as crumbs of food that get into your keyboard can become a breeding ground for germs. To be safe, give your keyboard a wipedown with a disinfectant wipe on a regular basis and a moisture-free duster for getting all those dust and bacteria particles out from between the keys.

 

Office Phone

Your office telephone is an item that rarely gets disinfected, which can make it one of the single dirtiest areas and biggest risks for illness in your workplace. Those buttons you push everyday can harbor a multitude of germs, which you then proceed to eat, or allow to touch your face, mouth, and eyes thereafter. This makes the office phone one of the leading causes of work-borne illnesses.

 

While there are plenty of preventative measures you can abide by in order to reduce your risk of coming down with an illness this upcoming flu season, the most assured way to keep your space clean, whether at home or in the office, is to bring in professional cleaning services that will routinely disinfect these commonly germ-infested areas and much more.

If you’re interested in getting the Top Rated Local® Cleaning Services for your home or office in the Spokane Valley, give White Glove a call today.

 

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Does It Matter Which Cleaning Service I Hire?

Whether you’re looking for residential cleaning services for your home or commercial cleaning services for your office, the short answer is, yes, and here at White Glove, we’d love to explain what sets truly professional cleaning services apart from the rest.

There are a wide scope of different cleaning companies in existence today and their goals, abilities, and cleaning services offered can each vary greatly. Cleaning companies can also come in a variety of forms from individuals, independent contractors, franchises, or independent companies that range in size and experience. Each of these options has its own benefits and risks associated.

The following are some of the items that we at White Glove believe you should take into consideration and prioritize as you go about deciding which company’s cleaning services are right for you.

Ensure They Incorporate A Proper Training Program

Ensuring a home or place of work is properly sanitized is no easy feat. There are proper protocols in which to follow to ensure a space is truly clean and doesn’t just appear or smell clean at first glimpse. There are also different cleaning solutions that work best for each type of cleaning service, and if the wrong ones are used, not only can you suffer from a less-detailed cleaning job, but it can also lead to damage to your surfaces such as flooring and furniture if the wrong chemicals are applied. This is why at White Glove, we train each of our employees on the professional cleaning procedures to follow before allowing them to set foot at your place of business or residence. And trust us, our training process is much more in-depth than Mr. Miyagi. So when you’re looking to hire a cleaning company, it is certainly worth your while to do a brief investigation into their hiring practice and training process they provide for their cleaners. Or, if you are hiring an individual, ask about the previous training they have completed to be a certified household or corporate cleaner.

Don’t Ignore Reviews

Having a long list of positive reviews from previous customers, no matter what your line of work may be, says a lot about how you approach your business practices, customer service, and your level of quality. So when you’re in search for cleaning services, always be sure to check reviews from previous customers to ensure they are a reputable cleaning company that performs diligent work. The last thing you want is to unknowingly book a cleaning company that has a one-star rating and leaves you with nothing but a clean getaway after receiving their check. The internet is an invaluable resource for ensuring you are booking cleaning services from a company that puts you as their top priority, and at White Glove, we are proud to be reviewed by our beloved customers as the Top Rated Local® cleaning company in Spokane Valley.

Scheduling Flexibility and Consistency

When you opt to receive a regular residential or commercial cleaning service, there will undoubtedly be times that you have special requests for your cleaning crew. Whether it be needing to change your cleaning schedule or have an additional item or space added to your list of things that need to be cleaned, you’ll want to be sure to hire a cleaning company that is flexible enough to meet your needs. So before booking, find out how often the cleaning company in question initiates rescheduling of cleanings and what their policy is on all rescheduling; company and customer initiated. It is also reasonable of you to expect a cleaning company to provide you with a consistent quality of cleaning services week after week or month after month, depending on your particular needs.

If you use these criteria when going about your search for a cleaning company that will consistently provide you with exemplary cleaning services, that is exactly what you will get!

If you are in need of cleaning services for your home or business in the Spokane Valley or the surrounding area, feel free to reach out to us at White Glove to schedule a complimentary walk-through of your space for a custom quote on out Top Rated Local® cleaning services in Spokane.

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