Seattle

Getting The Best Cleaning For Your Home In Seattle

Finding house cleaning in Seattle has been more difficult that it should be.  A lot of that has to do with not knowing how much it costs or wasting unnecessary time waiting on estimates.  Here at Mother’s Maids, we’ve designed a home cleaning experience that’s meant to impress you whether it’s your very first cleaning or your millionth.  We are a locally owned and operated business in the evergreen state of Washington and with over 30 years of combined experience, we only use tried-and-true cleaning techniques, equipment and supplies.  We look forward to making your home the cleanest it’s ever been and leaving you with a smile that energizes you for the rest of the week.

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Our Gem In The Pacific Northwest

Seattle has a very special place in our hearts and we absolutely love the customers we work with.  Located just east of the Puget Sound and nestled within the Cascade ranges, our “Emerald City” has a rich history steeped in Native American culture which has rapidly grown into a bustling population of over 660,000 and is considered by many to be a melting pot of diversity with people from all walks of life.  Whether it’s dodging the flying salmon of Pike Place Market, admiring the breathtaking views atop the Space Needle, or taking a refreshing hike through one of Seattle’s many great parks, you’ll find yourself overwhelmed with things to do as there really is something for everyone.

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Seattle: We Were Born In the Rain, Molded By It

Seattle has a seemingly unending buffet of things it offers, yet the residents here can’t escape the fact that it rains a little more than we’d like and the air we breathe has become more polluted from rapid city growth.

In regard to our city’s reputation of being a rainy city, it may come as a surprise that Seattle doesn’t even make the top 10 cities in the US with the most rainfall per year.  That honor belongs New Orleans, LA at 62.7 inches per year — almost double that of Seattle at 37.5 inches per year.  Even so, Seattle definitely has it’s fair share of rainy days and has earned it’s ‘rainy city’ title with a roughly 50% chance (or 149 days of the year) that its’ citizens will be caught outdoors taking an unwanted shower.  All this moisture also means it is a great breeding ground for bacteria and mold, more so when the seasons start to heat up in early Spring around the months of April and May.  This makes it very important to make sure your home is regularly cleaned and sanitized to keep you and everyone in your home healthy.  It’s particularly important to focus on the bathrooms and window sills/ledges where moisture tends to gather the most.

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This then leaves us with the issue of urban air pollutants.  Ever wipe down your window or door screen and found that your towel was covered in what looked like black charcoal dust?  That’s what you’re breathing in every. single. day.  As of 2015, Seattle was the #18 most polluted city in the US for short-term (daily/hourly) pollution and it hasn’t changed in the last 4 years.  The fine particles that make up the pollutants, which you’ll see as haze near the skyline, is a dangerous mix of microscopic dust, diesel exhaust, chemicals, metals and aerosols.

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If you’ve been around Seattle the last few years, you’ll notice that it’s in a constant state of building and rebuilding.  Along with the city’s growth, the construction just intensifies the amount of pollutants being thrown up in the air.  It doesn’t matter if you’re down by Renton, stuck on Mercer St near downtown, or up north by Shoreline, you’re bound to see construction crews making repairs on the road or building new apartments.  And if you think you’re safe just because you live miles away from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Seattle, you couldn’t be more wrong.  Pollutants can be carried by the wind for hundreds of miles.  To put this into perspective, we’d be getting some air pollution from as far as Portland, OR and other cities further south.  Plus, you’ll have to deal with the wood burning that’s more common in the more rural parts of Washington.  Combine this with the usual accumulation of dust, pet dander, pollen from grass or flowering Spring trees and you’ll find that your immune system is in a constant state of battle with all these intruders; it’ll make it easier for you to get sick the next time around.  And just when you think you’ve escaped the air pollution from the outside, it can be worse inside.  According to the EPA, the air inside can be 2 – 5 times more polluted (up to 100 times!) than the outside air.

Moisture and air pollution isn’t something you’d typically think about as being immediately hazardous to your health, but they can have a subtle, yet very significant negative impact over the long-term.  We’ve compiled a few resources below to help you learn more, prepare, and improve the cleanliness of your home.

  • Take a look at which months of the year Seattle has the most rainfall
  • Tips to keep mold out of your home and improve overall air quality
  • Find out what the outdoor air quality is where you live
  • Learn more about indoor air quality from the EPA

We care about your well-being and you can rest easy knowing that you’ve had a professional cleaning from hand-selected veteran cleaning crews when you go with Mother’s Maids.  It doesn’t hurt that they’re also fully insured and 100% money-back guaranteed.  If your health matters to you and you’d like to know just how healthy your home can be book with us today!