Archive for September, 2008

Expansion into Baltimore

UpperCrust Maids, LLC is in the process of expanding our services into downtown Baltimore City and the surrounding areas of Baltimore County.

Are you a Baltimore resident who is ready to invest in having your residence cleaned on a weekly or biweekly schedule?  If so, email us at and visit us at


Targeting Dust in Residences

By:  Cathy Green

  No home will ever be dust free. It is never the goal of a cleaning company to free a home totally of dust. The goal is to get rid of as much of it as possible.

Here are some tips for minimizing the amount of dust in your home:

a. If you have carpet or rugs, vacuum them regularly, as they are known to collect dust. If the carpet is old and cruddy, have it taken up and think long and hard about putting down a different type of floor surface.

b. Have your vents cleaned professionally at least once per year and personally have your cleaning crew dust the vents off regularly.

c. Keep your eyes on celing fans. They need to be dusted and/or wiped off regularly.

d. Invest in a doormat. People track dirt and dust into homes all the time.

e.  Blinds collect dust. Ensure they are dusted regularly.

f. Consider investing in an air purifier.

One thing that we at UpperCrust Maids, LLC cannot do is promise you a dust-free house. However, we can promise you that we will search out dust and dust bunnies and conquer as many of them as possible! Give us a call for an estimate TODAY.  301-322-7112

Planning for Cleaning

By:  Cathy Green

       I would say that at least 95% of our clients are not at home when we are cleaning.  They are either at work or out running errands.  Our preference is that families not be at home when we are cleaning.


a.  Liability – We don’t want anyone to slip on water that we put down

b.  Convenience – It is much better for the clients not to be home when we are cleaning because we literally take over the home.  The vacuum is noisy. There is a great deal of movement as the techs move up and down the stairs.

c.  Space – The cleaning techs and the clients do best when out of each other’s way.

d.  Surprise Factor – Hmmmm….what a great feeling to come home after a hard day’s work or after an outing, to a clean, fresh home!

So, if possible, please plan to either be at work or at the mall or out to lunch or brunch, etc. while the techs are cleaning the home. Thanks!