Archive for December, 2007

Why Only Work With Reputable Cleaning Companies?

Have you ever come home to find a home-made advertisement in your door from house cleaners? Many have.

If you have ever responded to such a circular, what you probably found was the following:

1. The cell phone number that you called may or may not actually belong to the person whose name is on the advertisement.

2. The people who created the advertisement may or may not be in this country legally.

Now, if you were enticed by their low cleaning rates that they quoted in the circular and they came to your come, you probably noticed the following:

1. They wore no uniforms.

2. They followed no particular, organized manner by which they cleaned your home.

There are numerous dangers attached to hiring the fly-by-night house cleaners to work in your home:

They are not insured – If someone comes into your home who is not insured, it means that the person is working for him or herself, “off the books” and is not paying any taxes. The person has not registered their “business” in their state and therefore, no one knows that they are out there working and collecting money.

What does being insured mean? In short, being insured means that if such a person breaks any of your belongings, there is a reputable insurance company standing behind the business for whom the person works who can cover the loss. A good insurance policy is not cheap and those fly-by-night “maids” cannot afford insurance, trust me. Common sense would dictate that if they cannot afford insurance, they also cannot afford to personally replace or pay you for any item they may break in your home.

They are not bonded – Reputable cleaning companies are bonded. What that means is that if an employee goes into your home and—God forbid, steals something and is convicted of the theft, a bonding policy is there to reimburse you for your loss.

Use of inferior products

If you look closely at the products used by the fly-by-night maids, you will find that much of it is junk that they probably purchased from a dollar store.

When you work with a real cleaning company that is bonded and insured, you at least have the advantage of knowing that at a minimum, they are a real business. A real cleaning business will put thought and care into choosing the cleaning products to bring into your home. A real cleaning business will train its employees on the proper use of each cleaning product and machine that they take into your home.

At UpperCrust Maids, we use only environmentally friendly products. Yes, they cost a little more, but when it comes to the health of our clients, it’s worth it to pay a higher price. In addition, our friendly staff are bonded and insured for your protection and they have had background checks.

Whether you use our service or someone else’s, please, for the sake of your family’s safety, only use reputable cleaning companies who are bonded and insured!

Two ways to reach us:

Phone:  301-322-7112

website for more details:


Superior Cleaning Services in Chevy Chase, Bethesda & Rockville

Be certain to call UpperCrust Maids for superior housecleaning services.

 We work in Prince Georges and Montgomery Counties.  Presently our service areas are:

Montgomery County

Chevy Chase




Silver Spring

Takoma Park


Prince Georges County


College Park



Mt. Rainier

Upper Marlboro

District of Columbia

We service limited areas of DC

Capitol Hill


You don’t see your service area listed? No problem. Give us a call!


De-Cluttering Tips

If you are like many people, you probably have a difficult time throwing things away. The problem with holding on to too many things is that it adds up and becomes clutter.  This video offers tips to free your life of clutter and to ultimately help you live a clutter free life in a beautiful home:

Entry Level Cleaning Positions



 42-17834258 - Changing Face of United States Immigration

Minimum education: High school Job: Full time maidAlthough many look down on the service industry, as though it is somehow shameful to offer services such as cleaning to make the lives of others a little easier, we see things quite differently here at UpperCrust Maids. We view the service industry as a very rewarding way to make a living.

At UpperCrust Maids, we are looking for career minded people who are interested in helping others to keep their homes and/or offices clean and pleasant smelling. One thing that definitely brings a smile to peoples’ faces is coming home to a clean, pleasant smelling residence.

What do we offer?* Full time, five days per week employment

* Reasonable work hours, from 8am – 5pm (30 minutes lunch and two 15 minute breaks included), no weekends!

* On the job training, workshops, and a pleasant work environment

* Gas allowance

* We supply your work tee shirts and cleaning aprons

* We supply you with all cleaning products and equipment

* Career growth potential within our company

If interested, you must meet the following criteria* Must be in good physical shape

– Able to lift at least 35 pounds

– Able to work a full day, five days per week

– Able to bend, lift, twist and engage in minimal climbing (step stool or step ladder)

* Must own a car and have a valid driver’s license (you’ll receive a weekly gas allowance)

* Must have a clean driving record (no drunk driving arrests)

* Must have valid car insurance and be able to offer proof of insurance

* Professional – We need someone who is able to stay focused on the job to be completed while maintaining a pleasant demeanor when conversing with clients.

* Must be able to pass a background check and submit to a drug test

* Must be able to provide proper identification (Driver’s license + one other form of I.D.)

Email us your address and we’ll send you a job application:

Relax, and Leave the Cleaning to US!

42-18171887 - Mature Woman Holding Mug   If I were to ask you what you love to do around the house most, I doubt very seriously that you would indicate “housekeeping” as a hobby.

Let’s face it. Given a choice, most of us would prefer to spend our time doing something else.  And that’s where professional housecleaning services come into play.

Allow UpperCrest Maids to do your house cleaning so that you may be free to do more enjoyable thngs when you are home, such as spending time with your family, reading, enjoyng a good television program, etc.

After a long day at work, etc, it is quite refreshing to come home to a spotlessly clean home that smells fresh. And it’s even more satisfying to know that your home has been cleaned with environmentally safe products.

Leave the cleaning to the professionals who specialize in cleaning. Use your time to do what you want to do!

Benefits of Green Cleaning

It’s time to go green! Benefits:* Easier on the environment

* Easier on the plumbing in your homes

* Easier on your skin and environment

* Easier on your animals – They no longer will have to endure the dangerous fumes that many old fashioned household products contain

Yes, green products cost a little more, but it’s worth it for you and your family’s health

Green Products for Your Health

There are safe alternatives to harse household cleaning products that most of us grew up on.  Check this video: