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IN HOT WATER!!!To clean well we need hot water

Several states, including New York, have introduced legislation to stop the use of hot water in cleaning for public buildings, such as schools. This is a well meaning, but misguided idea.  I can tell you from personal experience, a lot of it, that hot water is a big ingredient in our Las Vegas Maid Services cleaning.
If you look at your chemicals and instruction manuals for cleaners (carpet, washing machines, ect.)warm water is very often suggested to be used.
This is due to many chemicals performing their best with heat. Just think of how we use steam cleaning, not something that can be done with cold water.
The idea of cleaning with cold water is one to save energy, “be green”, and save money for the states. Unfortunately this will backfire, as the time spent cleaning with cold water is much more than if you have access to hot water.
Our Las Vegas Maid Services encounters this when we have a turnover or move out and the gas is off. We try to reschedule as the results, in our experience, are just not the same as when we have hot water available.

Tip of the Day!! $1.50 Movies in VEGAS

Yesterday, with the cold weather stopping my golf day, I was reading the paper and looking for something to do, that would not break the bank. In the movie section was an ad for the Tropicana Theatres at Pecos and Tropicana on the Northwest side of  Trop. All movies here are $1.50 each, which means I can treat my Las Vegas Maid Services staff to an evening at the movies, and popcorn with a soda, without taking out a loan.  Dont try to sneak in food/drinks, they do search your bag at the entrance.   We went and saw the Wall Street sequel, gotta love Gordon Gekko. The theatre is comfortable and clean, for a theatre. The picture was large and clear and the sound was OK. As a Las Vegas Realtor, I am constantly asked for things to do and places to visit. This theatre will be on my list!!

Hotel Stays and Should I Tip the Maid?

We recently returned from a hotel stay at a resort property in Laughlin, the hotel will remain anonymous. My wife and I were there for the Manny Pacquiao fight broadcast on Saturday night, and had stayed at this property multiple times. Over the past years I have noticed a correlation between the number of towels provided and leaving a tip for the maid, so we make a habit of tipping, especially the first day. I know that, from professional experience, the maids in a hotel have an extremely difficult job. They have a heavy room assignment and have to deal with a variety of unusual guest requests and conditions, ex: too much Tequila morning after. In general, tipping is not the rule for Las Vegas Maid Services for home and office, I personally believe in it while at a hotel/motel.  Make sure to use the envelopes that most properties provide, this prevents a mix up of the maids taking any monies off of a table.

Baking Soda is a Miracle Cleaner and More

Our Las Vegas Housekeepers use baking soda to help clean tough stains in the bathroom and kitchen, and as a refrigerator staple. Here are some other uses:
1. Sprinkle it onto your cat’s litter box to absorb the bad odor
2. Suck it in with your vacuum cleaner to remove the odor.
3. Sprinkle it on your ashtrays to reduce bad odor and prevent
4. Add a cup to the toilet, leave it for an hour, and then flush. It will clean the toilet and absorb the odor.
5. Use it to scrub sinks, showers, plastic and porcelain tubs.
6. Remove grease from pots and pans.
7. Combine it with water to make a paste for polishing stainless steel and chrome.
8. Run your coffee maker with a baking soda solution, then rinse.
9. Sprinkle it on barbecue grills, then rinse it off.
10. Keep your drains clean by putting four tablespoons of baking soda in them each week. Flush it down with hot water.
11. Make a thick paste of baking soda and water, and used it to scrub enameled cast iron and stainless steel.
Baking soda is inexpensive and has so many uses our Las Vegas Maid Service swears by it.

How to save your linen

Have you ever had a blood stain on your linen?  Sometimes the simplest cure is the best.  Our Las Vegas Housekeeping team reccomends trying Hydrogen Peroxide, and then wash in bleach.  Try it and see if you can save your linen.

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