Dad’s Big Day

Father’s Day is celebrated in order to honor fathers — to celebrate fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.

What would be a perfect way to celebrate the hardworking and loving fathers and grandfathers? What would be a good way to honor their strength as protectors and providers?

Through house cleaning of course!

Give the man of the hour the gift of serenity through cleaning. Though dads and husbands are usually not the house-makers today, some are and they deserve a break… they need to relax. They need not hassle themselves in cleaning the entire house for this day or any other.

As one of our clients Shirley L. from Newport Beach said, “Howard’s House Cleaning has got my husband covered this Father’s Day. I’m currently working at home and he does the housework. I called Howard’s and set up the schedule and my husband couldn’t be happier as I told him to relax!”

Also Howard’s has got your back any time. We offer weekly and bi-weekly cleaning schedules we make sure to accommodate your schedule. As you come home after relaxing and building memories with your dad or husband, you will be greeted by a refreshed and cleansed home.

Now isn’t it time you scheduled a house cleaning appointment with us?

The Importance of Hand Washing

Hand Washing

Did you know that one way to keep yourself safe from getting sick is to wash your hands? Yes, it’s as easy as that aside from eating healthy and drinking your vitamins. There a lot of diseases that have spread all because of the fact that people didn’t wash their hands properly.

Proper hand washing before handling anything is a good way to kill harmful viruses and bacteria. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hand washing can prevent 1 in 3 cases of diarrhea and 1 in 5 cases of respiratory infections such as a cold or the flu. You should also keep in mind that touching your eyes, nose, mouth and face and other parts of your body and even household surfaces should be avoided when you are unsure of the cleanliness of your hands.

The Discovery of Hand Washing Importance

A Hungarian physician, Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, discovered the medical benefits of proper handwashing. On the 20th of March 1847, Dr. Semmelweis introduced the washing of hands with chlorinated lime solutions for interns who had done autopsies. During his tenure at Vienna General Hospital in the mid 19th century, there was an unknown and poor disease called “childbed fever”. Thus, it led to high mortality rates in maternity wards across Europe.

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He discovered through a thorough investigation that the doctors themselves were the cause. For instance, a doctor who went through autopsies of cadavers would later attend a mother in labor. Think about where the hands of the doctor had come from!

Semmelweis later ordered something that most doctors did not agree with: Proper handwashing after every patient examinations. After that, there was a reduction of new mothers getting the childbed fever. Thanks, Dr. Semmelweis!

Proper Hand Washing Prevents Spread of Infectious Disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, handwashing education reduces the spread of numerous diseases.

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The number of people who get sick with diarrhea reduced by 23-40%. Diarrheal illness in people with weakened immune systems reduced by 58%. Respiratory illnesses in the general population reduced by 16-21%. Absenteeism due to gastrointestinal illness in schoolchildren reduced by 29-57%

Through proper handwashing, we can prevent the following:

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First of all, touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with dirty hands is a big no-no. These are the places where germs can get it and we are never even aware of it.

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Also, dirt can get into the food that you eat. If you don’t wash your hands before preparing, you might get sick in the stomach.

Aside from that, you can also get germs from handrails, tabletops, and other objects or surfaces. This is through transmission from someone who did not wash their hands.

Lastly, we also need to think of how to clean our homes. That’s where we can help you out. We have the best referral and professional cleaners. They always practice proper handwashing and proper hygiene too.

If you aren’t confident with yourself or you just want the best for your family, another answer is to hire the professionals Howard’s House Cleaning Agency can refer. The professional cleaners we refer are trained to have the best-in-class cleaning practices that prioritize your health and safety. With their expertise, you will rest easy knowing that your house is not just clean but THOROUGHLY CLEAN!

We spoke with Lucy S., one of our recurring customers from Fullerton, about her experience with the professionals we referred — and she had this to say: “After witnessing how Howard’s [referred maids] clean, I’m really impressed. They truly are professionals. They didn’t just clean the obvious stuff but they also made sure that the common areas where me and my kids usually touch are cleaned and disinfected. I would recommend them to anyone who wants a thorough cleaning.”

So there you have it. There is such a big impact just by washing your hands properly. With that, get those hands soaping, scrubbing, and a thorough washing! Always remember to keep safe and stay healthy!

A cleaner home… is a healthier home.
Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency is always at your service.
Call Howard today!

The Best House Cleaning Referral Agency
Referring PROFESSIONAL maids is our business… EXCELLENCE!

P.S. We can make your house just as spotless as the White House.

*** CALL TODAY: 949-215-9550

Contact us for referrals to the very best house cleaners in Orange County.

Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency is always at your service to provide you the excellence that you are looking for when it comes to cleaning your beautiful homes.

PSA from Howard of HHCRA

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PSA from Howard of HHCRA

As you know, the maids (Independent Domestic Workers) referred by Howard’s are the best in the business. They are experts in cleaning and sanitizing. That’s one problem resolved.

Next; some of our clients require the maids to wear a mask. This is nothing new. The client’s supply them. We are also recommending that the clients use some sort of aerosol sanitizing spray periodically, or as needed. Again, the clients typically already have one of their choosing.

Finally; the maids are aware of the health issues, and are paying attention to everyone’s benefit.

Just a quick note. I’m sure you’ve been bombarded with all kinds of information about the Corona Virus on the television and internet… Also; remember it’s Flu & Cold season. So, drink a lot of liquid, and keep nourished. Here are some common-sense ideas…

Practice Good Hygiene

1) Wash your hands frequently

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We never know where our hands have been so make sure to wash your hands. Pick a 20-second part from your favorite song and sing it while you do.

2) Avoid touching your face, nose & eyes

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As much as possible, don’t touch your face even when it feels itchy. You can use a clean handkerchief or tissue paper to wipe your face.

3) Cover coughs & sneezes

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Listen, it is always important to cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. It is also proper decorum and avoids spreading droplets.

4) Disinfect surfaces regularly

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We never long how long it will last on the surface so make sure to disinfect your furniture and fixtures.

5) Limit handshaking

Human to human contact may be a way to spread unwanted diseases or viruses. Make sure to avoid touching someone else.

6) Maintain Social Distancing

Maintain a distance of one meter away from another person. It may be hard especially if you’re the kind of person who likes to hug or be hugged.

Meeting & Travel Precautions

1) Stay home if you are sick

It’s better to be safe than sorry as they always say. If you are sick and don’t want someone else to catch it, please stay at home and isolate yourself so you can recover fast.

2) Consider postponing travel plans

Why travel during the global crisis? Big discounts aren’t really worth it if you are going to be sick just by traveling. How about a stay-cation instead.

3) Avoid large gatherings

We never know who we get in contact with crowds. Avoid them for now.

4) Conduct video conference meetings

With the power of technology today, we can still see each other but through our screens. If it is an important topic to be talked about, you can schedule a group message or video conference.

WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. TIME TO GET SAFE:

The maids referred by Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency, Inc. are literally the best in the business. They are experts at cleaning and sanitizing. If you need help, call us … (949) 215-9550. ALWAYS… AT YOUR SERVICE!

Kindest Regards, Howard

Ways To Attain Good Hygiene

Good Hygiene

Ways To Attain Good Hygiene

Good Hygiene, and ways on how to attain it. Do you remember when you were young? Your parents always told you to clean up before eating? Take a bath every day? Nowadays,  with what’s going on right now, I think we should take those reminders seriously.

Let us take a calming moment and remind ourselves of what we can personally do in order to maintain good hygiene that can have good benefits for our immune system and prevent diseases and viral infections.

Wash your hands more often

Good Hygiene

We can never tell or remember what we’ve touched using our hands. With that, it’s always better if we wash regularly. You can also use isopropyl alcohol or alcohol-based hand sanitizing gel. Isopropyl alcohol that have 70% solution are better than 40% when it comes to disinfecting. These are handy when water and soap are not available.

Bathe Regularly

Good Hygiene

Always take a bath! Scrub your body with soap or body wash. Doing such helps in removing dead skin cells. This also helps in getting rid of the germs and dirt that have clung to you for the rest of the day. Aside from that, it leaves you feeling refreshed. You can also use a shower cap if you don’t feel like washing your hair every day.

Brush Your Teeth

Good Hygiene

In order to attain good dental health, you have to brush your teeth twice a day or every after a meal. This is important as it prevents gum diseases that may lead to complications. You can also use mouthwash when you aren’t carrying a toothbrush around. Flossing is also important as it takes out the nook and crannies that brushing cannot reach.

Trim Fingernails and Toenails

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Do you notice every time you look at your fingernails and see dirt underneath them? Where did that come from? Did I scrape something dirty? Yikes! Aside from maintaining the cleanliness of your nails, it also prevents hangnails and other damages.

Wear Deodorant

Good Hygiene

One thing to remember is that you need to smell fresh and clean. This is where using a deodorant comes in. Also, if you sweat profusely and want to control that sweating, you can also use an antiperspirant. Use natural and aluminum-free deodorants.

Clean Your Hair

While taking a bath, make sure to massage your hair. Doctors recommend that you wash your hair twice or thrice a week but that all depends on your hair quality.

Now that we know how to maintain our personal hygiene, we also need to think of how to clean up our surroundings. This is also specifies our own homes. If you want hassle-free cleaning and sanitizing, you can schedule a regular appointment with Howard’s House Cleaning and Referral Agency.

We refer professional house cleaners that can provide quality cleaning and sanitizing services. They can disinfect your house from dirt and other viral infections. There is no need to fear for as long as you maintain cleanliness and discipline.

A cleaner home… is a healthier home.
Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency is always at your service.
Call Howard today!

The Best House Cleaning Referral Agency

Referring PROFESSIONAL maids is our business… EXCELLENCE!

P.S.  We can make your house just as spotless as the White House.

*** CALL TODAY:  949-215-9550

Contact us for referrals to the very best house cleaners in Orange County.

Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency is always at your service to provide you the excellence that you are looking for when it comes to cleaning your beautiful homes.

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

First of all, we would like to dedicate this entry to the powerful women in our lives. It may be too late for the post but we still want to give appreciation. We all have known great women in our lives, be it our grandmothers, granddaughters, mothers, aunts, daughters, or wives. They have brought such inspirations in our lives and therefore they deserve to have a day dedicated to them.

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International Women’s Day is celebrated to honor the women who have achieved milestones and those who have made big changes that impacted society. It is also one way of celebrating the women in your life.

Now, what would be a perfect way to give back to the hardworking wife of yours? What would be a good way to honor her and her strength in being a homemaker? Here is one way for you to give back: Start scheduling your house cleaning!

Give your wife the gift of cleaning. She won’t need to hassle herself in cleaning the entire house. Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency has got that covered for you. We offer weekly and bi-weekly cleaning schedules. We also make sure it accommodates your chosen time.

All-day Pamper Treatment

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You could also take her out on a pampering trip to the salon or the spa. You could also set up a surprise her with a romantic dinner reservation somewhere fancy. While you are both away to spend some quality time together, our professional cleaners can make your home spotless and refreshed.

Drive Back to Memory Lane

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Aside from giving her a pamper trip, you could also go out on a road trip. Reminisce the days when you were young and go back to the place you first met. While you are enjoying a trip down memory lane, our cleaners have dusted the furnishings and fixtures. We have also sanitized your home with our eco-friendly and chemical-free house cleaning agents.

How about that? When you get home after spending quality time, you will come home to a dust-free and refreshed home. The special someone in your life deserves all that. Happy International Women’s Day!

A cleaner home… is a healthier home.
Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency is always at your service.
Call Howard today!

The Best House Cleaning Referral Agency

Referring PROFESSIONAL maids is our business… EXCELLENCE!

P.S.  We can make your house just as spotless as the White House.

*** CALL TODAY:  949-215-9550

Contact us for referrals to the very best house cleaners in Orange County.

Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency is always at your service to provide you the excellence that you are looking for when it comes to cleaning your beautiful homes.

Weekly Cleaning is Better than Monthly

Weekly Cleaning

Weekly Cleaning is Better than Monthly

Today you’ve decided to pick up the phone and schedule a cleaning appointment. All of a sudden, a thought pops in your head. Should you schedule for a monthly or weekly cleaning?

First of all, let me tell you that weekly or bi-weekly cleaning schedule is better than monthly. Let me give you the reasons as to why.

You get a refreshed weekly start

Your home stays clean and cleaner is healthier. The less frequent the cleaning… the less healthy. Firstly, I think it would be nice to come home every week to a wonderful home with that refreshing scent. Homes that smell nice have an effect towards your mood and emotions. Most of our Orange County clients like going home to a newly-cleaned. This is due to the fact that it resembles a reset to start the week anew. I hear all the time, that our Orange County clients love coming home to a newly-cleaned home. They say it feels like a reset for the week.

No worries about cleaning supplies

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Secondly, almost all of us have wondered what kind of cleaning supplies we should use. Well, you don’t have to worry about any of that. The professional independent service providers referred by Howard’s, always bring their own eco-friendly cleaning supplies. These professionals know what to cleaning and how to clean. Some clients prefer to use their own cleaning supplies… That’s fine too. No matter what you want to be cleaned, these maids know what to do.

Easier to maintain than your weekly schedule

Weekly Cleaning

Another reason to choose a weekly or bi-weekly cleaning schedule is this: Dust and dirt never settle too long in your home. If you’re the kind of homeowner who suffers from allergic rhinitis or just doesn’t want a dusty home, this is the right schedule for you.

You see, if you pick a monthly schedule, you will be responsible for the next three weeks of making sure dust and dirt don’t accumulate. Now we wouldn’t want that. The reason why we hired a professional cleaner is to avoid doing the cleaning ourselves.

It’s a form of self-care

Weekly Cleaning

Coming home to a clean home every week can be a form of self-care because you see less clutter and more organization in your home. It is quite important for us to feel comfortable at home as this is our refuge. We somehow feel anxious and uneasy around clutter so having someone clean up every week can help in distressing.

Better deal than monthly cleaning

Prices vary when it comes to cleaning appointments. (No worries though, Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency is always affordable. A weekly cleaning schedule gives better value than monthly less deferred maintenance, and far more healthy living.
If you have a limited budget. Call Howard, he can help.

So there you have it. A cleaner home… is a healthier home.
Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency is always at your service.
Call Howard today!

The Best House Cleaning Referral Agency

Referring PROFESSIONAL maids is our business… EXCELLENCE!

P.S.  We can make your house just as spotless as the White House.

*** CALL TODAY:  949-215-9550

Contact us for referrals to the very best house cleaners in Orange County.

Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency is always at your service to provide you the excellence that you are looking for when it comes to cleaning your beautiful homes. Contact us today!

Leap Day Cleaning

Leap Day

Leap Day Cleaning

Today is such an important day. Not only is it a weekend, but it is also a Leap Day. February 29 happens every four years, but exactly do we get an extra 24 hours every four years? This is because Earth’s orbit around the sun is around 365.256 days so a leap day compensates for this lag. This helps in realigning the calendar with the Earth’s position in the Solar System. With that said, I will leave the extra-scientific facts to the experts.

Anyways, today is such a blessing. We are given an extra day to do something special. In addition to that, it also lands on a Saturday. Wouldn’t it be a great idea to spend time with your family? or better yet, schedule a cleaning appointment? This can be good in giving your home that new refreshing look in time for spring break.

You can revamp your Leap Day cleaning by doing a checklist of these things you want for your home. In this way, the assigned cleaners to your appointment will know exactly what you want.

Here are the things to make your living space a brighter and refreshing home.

Redo Your Living Space

Leap Day

Firstly, you can rearrange the accents and fixtures of your home to give it a glowing happy aura. While doing so, you can vacuum the dust bunnies and other hard to reach areas. Put in new pillowcases for the sofa pillows. It would also be a good thing to move things around by placing them in new rooms.

Wash the Windows, Curtains, and Blinds

Leap Day

Let the light shine through your windows! Wipe the dust from the windowsill from the remnants of snow and dirt. Experts say that windows should be cleaned once or twice a month. So now that you’ve started cleaning up the windows on the leap year, it is now easier to do. Now let’s get those windows clean up so we can see the great view from beyond.

Polish Your Wood Furniture

Leap Day

Wipe the dust of your antique wood furnishing. There are environment-friendly wood polish or even make one yourself. Now, your fixtures will look brand new.

Organize your closets

Wouldn’t it be nice to open those closets and see how organized they are? I know I would love that too. Aside from organizing the stuff in it, you can also pick out what to keep and what to get rid of. If you are going to get rid of something, pick something that hasn’t been used for six months (and not for seasonal use), you can either sell it or donate it.

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So there you have it. I hope that helps with the rundown of how you want your home to be cleaned. Happy Leap Day and see you soon!

Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency is always at your service to provide you the excellence that you are looking for when it comes to cleaning your beautiful homes. Contact us today!

The Best House Cleaning Referral Agency

Referring PROFESSIONAL maids is our business… EXCELLENCE!

P.S.  We can make your house just as spotless as the White House.

*** CALL TODAY:  949-215-9550

Contact us for referrals to the very best house cleaners in Orange County.

Benefits of Hiring House Cleaners

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Benefits of Hiring House Cleaners

Hiring House Cleaners — In today’s world, it always has to be about being busy and never really having the time to slow down. However, we tend to even forget cleaning up our own houses. We just can’t buy the time to clean up the messy kitchen counters or make the bathroom look sparkling clean.

The good thing about today’s generation is that everything can be outsourced. For instance, there are delivery services for fast food, laundromats for laundering clothes, and online shopping with shipping services. But truth be told, is it really worth the cost to have services outsourced?

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There are two sides of the coin on this one. Some may say that it is a waste of money and that it is best for the job yourself. On the other hand, others say that it makes life easier and lightens the workload.

But what about house cleaning? Would you spend money to have someone scrub the toilets, vacuum the carpets, or sweep the dust bunnies? Let me tell you something. Scheduling a house cleaning appointment can help you save money and enjoy its benefits in the long run.

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Regular Maintenance of Household Lengthens its Lifespan

Constant aftercare of your home makes it last longer. Home experts say that if you maintain the cleanliness your bathroom fixtures, carpeting, and even appliances make them last longer. If left unkempt due to hair fibers, specks of dust, and dirt, it can leave damages to your fixtures. So, always remember to get down to the nitty-gritty areas of your entire households and fixtures.

Opportunity Costs in Scheduling House Cleaners

Now, you often think to yourself about reserving your weekends in doing some chores. But is that really what you want after a week of hard work and stress? I don’t think so. I think the best thing to do is hire a professional to do the cleaning for you. In that way, you can allot your weekends for family or for a quick road trip with friends.

No need to waste on unnecessary cleaning supplies

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Isn’t it a bother to go through the store and ask yourself, ‘What cleaning agent should I use to remove that stain?’ or ‘What brand should I use that won’t make my son’s allergies act up?’ Forget about all that! When you hire a professional house cleaner, they will be using eco-friendly house cleaning supplies. They always have the right agent to use in scrubbing that greasy kitchen counter or the bathroom stain that has been bothering you for days.

Now that we have settled the benefits, I think it’s safe to say that it’s time for you to schedule an appointment with Howard’s highly-trained professional house cleaners. We can refer to you the efficient and responsible cleaners.

Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency is always at your service to provide you the excellence that you are looking for when it comes to cleaning your beautiful homes. Contact us today!

The Best House Cleaning Referral Agency

Referring PROFESSIONAL maids is our business… EXCELLENCE!

P.S.  We can make your house just as spotless as the White House.

*** CALL TODAY:  949-215-9550

Contact us for referrals to the very best house cleaners in Orange County.

Open on President’s Day

President's Day

Open on President’s Day

President’s Day is the day when we honor the incumbent president and all who have served as president of the United States. Though it is to celebrate George Washington’s birthday, it is also the day we commemorate the previous and current presidents. To boot, I can think of many ways for you and your family to celebrate. Let’s take a look at the list I’ve prepared.

  1. Take a road trip of Alexandria, Virginia

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Head over to George Washington’s adopted home. Furthermore, the place celebrates Washington’s birthday the entire month of February.

  1. Fancy a Wintry Cookout

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Despite that cookouts and barbecues are meant for spring and summer, February can still be the best time to warm up the grill and put on a feast.

  1. Memorize all forty-five presidents as a game.

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This can be a fun activity for kids and even for adults to name the past presidents until the current one. You can do a pop-quiz or a contest to see who gets to name all of them correctly and in order too.

While you are doing all that, we can help out by making sure your house nice and dirt-free. You can schedule a cleaning appointment with us today!  Moreover, we are always at your service even in the holidays. Also, visit our website and fill up our contact sheet with your complete information. We will make sure to polish up every nook and cranny. We also make sure to use the most eco-friendly materials to leave a clean and healthy home.

The Best House Cleaning Referral Agency

Referring PROFESSIONAL maids is our business… EXCELLENCE!

P.S.  We can make your house just as spotless as the White House.

*** CALL TODAY:  949-215-9550

Contact us for referrals to the very best house cleaners in Orange County.

Valentine’s House Cleaning

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Valentine’s Day House Cleaning

Valentine’s Day is only a few days away and I know you are still thinking about the perfect gift to give. This is the time to show your utmost love to the one your heart beats thrice for. You can think of many delightful things to gift them; a handwritten card of sweet nothings, a bouquet, and a box of chocolates. What if we start thinking of something affordable and memorable? The best way to surprise your beloved sweetheart with a professional house cleaning! Without a doubt, your special someone will appreciate the idea of a clean and pleasant home. Besides, this will be the perfect gift though you still may want pinch in the roses and chocolates.

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Do you plan on having Valentine’s Day dinner at home or your favorite restaurant?  No sweat!  The house cleaning professionals referred by Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency, Inc., are available to magically make-over your house into a clean and amorous one. These professionals want to make sure that this will be a night you and your special someone will remember.

Moreover, these professionals want to make sure they don’t get in the way of your date night and will work around your schedule for your convenience.

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The Best House Cleaning Referral Agency

You can count on Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency, Inc., to refer real professional maids with great personalities and high skill set. Moreover, the magnificent house cleaners referred by Howard’s, are ethical, and will never snoop about your business. They will respect your privacy.

Contact us for referrals to the very best house cleaners in Orange County.

Happy Valentine’s Day and spread the love!