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Full Service House Cleaning

When you're balancing a busy family life, long hours at the office, and other important aspects of your weekly routine, finding time to keep your house in order can be difficult. Even though life gets busy, coming home should never be a chore – and with Merry Maids, it won’t be.

We understand your home is your space to unwind and feel safe and secure. Our professional house cleaning services are designed to keep your home looking its best, based on your cleaning preferences and desired frequency. Learn about our room by room cleaning process and how our professional house cleaning services can help restore health and balance to your life.

How a Clean House Impacts Your Life

Hiring residential house cleaners is a great way to free up time to focus on other important tasks. Besides the perks of coming home to a tidy, clean, and fresh-smelling home at the end of a long day at work, there are plenty of additional house cleaning benefits to consider. Our cleaning services help to:

Full House Cleaning Services That Improve Your Overall Health and Quality of Life

When you live in a messy environment, you're subconsciously reminded of tasks that need to be accomplished. Too much clutter can cause significant stress and when stress levels rise, so does the potential of becoming sick.

On the other hand, a truly clean environment promotes a sense of relaxation and rest. A clean home signifies your day is complete once you walk through the doors. A properly cleaned space also lessens the spread of germs, helping to provide a safer environment for you and your family. (This is partly why disinfecting and cleaning surfaces is a major part of our processes and something that can be added as a special focus for any routine.)

Come Home to More

Our comprehensive cleaning services
let you relax, unwind, and spend time
doing the things you love.
Took Lucky to the dog park
Bonded with mom and saw my friends
Dog fur removed from couch

Promote Improved Air Quality

Keeping good indoor hygiene can significantly cut down on allergens such as pet dander and dust. Allergens are found in areas like bedding, drapes, upholstered furniture, carpets, and area rugs. Cluttered areas may trap and hold dust particles that can trigger an allergic reaction, too.

Symptoms of Bad Air Quality

The air inside your home may be harming you and your loved ones without you even knowing it. Here are a few symptoms to look for that might be an indication of bad air quality due to a dirty home:

  • An accumulation of dust
  • Asthmatic reactions
  • Allergic reactions
  • Sickness

Keep in mind that furniture and carpets often trap allergens and dirt that may contribute to poor indoor air quality.

Cleaning Different Parts of Your Home

Merry Maids' flexible house cleaning services are designed to meet the needs of your unpredictable schedule. Although we suggest scheduling regular visits from our trained team members to maintain a consistently clean environment, we happily offer one-time cleaning services for when you’re expecting company, hosting a holiday get-together, or just in need of occasional house cleaning assistance.

To ensure the best possible clean for those who enjoy regular cleaning visits, we follow a specific process every time. During every weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly house cleaning visit, we use our "Special Attention" procedures on two rooms and our "Every Time" procedures on the rest of the rooms. On the next scheduled cleaning, we choose two new rooms to use our "Special Attention" procedures on and use our "Every Time" procedures on the rest. This extensive method is the foundation of how our room by room cleaning process works.

Here's a breakdown of our “Every Time” and “Special Attention” house cleaning checklist for all basic rooms.

Basic Rooms: Living Rooms and Bedrooms

We dust all surfaces such as window sills, hanging light fixtures, picture frames, furniture, and baseboards. We finish with a thorough vacuuming. In bedrooms, we also include the option to vacuum the master closet and make up the bed.

Every Time Procedures
  • High Dust
  • Pick Up and Straighten
  • Dust/Wipe
  • Clean Glass/Mirrors
  • Clean Upholstery and Floors
Special Attention Procedures

Rather than dry dusting, we wash and wet wipe items like ceiling fans, hanging light fixtures, vents, door frames, baseboards, blinds, and furniture. We also vacuum the tops of drapes or valances.


With our bathroom cleaning services, we start by dusting to remove cobwebs and dirt. Then, we wipe down faucets, mirrors, door handles, countertops, and basins. We also sanitize toilets and clean shower walls and bathtubs.

Every Time Procedures
  • High Dust
  • Pick Up and Straighten
  • Soak and Scrub Showers and Tub
  • Dust/Wipe
  • Clean Glass/Mirrors
  • Scrub Sink and Fixtures
  • Disinfecting Toilets and Shower Walls
  • Clean Upholstery and Floor
Special Attention Procedures

In addition to our “Every Time” procedures, we also wash and wet wipe surfaces like light fixtures, vents, door frames, light switch plates, towel holders, toilet paper holders, cabinet fronts, and tiles outside of the shower area.

Kitchen and Laundry Room

Our cleaning process for kitchens and laundry rooms are relatively similar. We pay special attention when providing our kitchen cleaning services because we know this room is the heart of your home. We begin by wiping all appliances and countertops. Then, we clean the drip pans and grates on the stove and the inside and outside of the microwave.

When laundry room cleaning, we wipe down all surfaces, countertops, and cabinets to remove dirt and dust. We also vacuum or mop the floor to leave it sparkling and debris-free.

Every Time Procedures
  • High Dust
  • Pick Up and Straighten
  • Dust/Wipe Surfaces, Door Knobs, and Furniture
  • Clean Major Appliances
  • Clean Glass/Mirrors
  • Scrub, Dry, and Shine Sink
  • Clean Upholstery and Floor
Special Attention Procedures

We wash and wet wipe ceiling fans, vents, hanging light fixtures, door frames, light switch plates, tables and chairs, countertops, backsplashes, blinds, and glass in picture frames. We also vacuum upholstered chairs and the tops of drapes or valances.

Specialty House Cleaning Services

Life's most special occasions sometimes call for unique cleaning assistance. Whether you're moving, throwing a birthday party, or having the family over for a holiday dinner, our specialty house cleaning services are made to give your home the extra attention it deserves. You can count on us for any of the following services:

Wall Washing

You can't always avoid smudges and marks on your walls, especially when children or pets are around. After an in-home evaluation, we can clean the walls in every room of your home from top to bottom to minimize imperfections. No matter how much residue, dirt, grime, or buildup is present, we have the tools and wall washing experience to remove it all.

Cabinet Cleaning and Organizing

We specialize in interior cabinet cleaning and organization to help you maintain a clean and efficient space. Once your cabinets have been cleaned and properly organized, we'll finish the job by cleaning their exteriors.

Refrigerator Cleaning

Over time, liquids spill, and food particles make their way into the nooks and crannies of your refrigerator. Our thorough refrigerator cleaning process helps prevent unwelcome mold and bacteria from growing inside your refrigerator.

Oven Cleaning

We can clean every inch of your oven to remove baked-on food and grease. Our oven cleaning process involves removing the racks and cleaning them individually, cleaning and rinsing the interior of the oven, and washing the external door.

Holiday Cleaning

A clean home is a must-have for entertaining. We can simplify your holiday cleaning requirements by cleaning every room in your home to your standards. From dusting and scrubbing to polishing and window cleaning, we cover it all.

Window Cleaning

Your windows accent your space and allow natural light inside, but they can also attract smudges, dirt, and grime. Our thorough window washing process involves carefully cleaning your windows from top to bottom to eliminate dirt accumulation and restore your beautiful view outside.

Disinfecting High Touch Surfaces

If you are concerned about keeping surfaces clean, our team can provide disinfection services for high touch areas like door knobs, tables, light switches, countertops, tables, and cooking areas. Our disinfecting services can reduce the transmission of germs and provide a healthier environment for family and guests.

Tips to Keep Your Home in Top Shape

Our house cleaning services can re-energize your home and your life. Use these tips to keep your spaces clean and tidy after each Merry Maids visit:

  • Keep your dining table set to discourage the use of the surface as a storage space for keys, mail, homework, and other items.
  • Use mats or rugs in high-traffic areas to prevent dirt from being tracked through your house.
  • Create designated areas for items in your home. Use organizational tools like filing cabinets, hanging hooks, and storage baskets.
  • Rather than keeping cleaning supplies in one central location, disperse them throughout the home to encourage small cleaning projects.
  • Pick one room to accomplish a small cleaning task each day. The task could be as simple as wiping down the bathroom mirrors or sweeping the kitchen floor.
With 40 years of industry experience, Merry Maids understands how to clean your house the way you want it Our trained, bonded and insured team members give attention to each detail of your home with our time-tested and proven cleaning processes to exceed our your expectations every time. Contact us today to see how we can simplify your life through our residential house cleaning services.