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.
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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.

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

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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.

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

President's Day

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

President's Day

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.

President's Day

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.

NO SUGAR COMA FROM THE HOLIDAY BAKING

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No Sugar Coma From The Holiday Baking

Now that I have come out of the holiday sugar coma it’s time to work on that resolution….. What’s more is that, my thoughts for this coming year is to downsize, and get rid of “stuff”.  A dear friend reminded me that “the richest is not who has the most, rather than who needs the least.”

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In that thought, I have decided to not acquire unneeded “things”.  There is a sense of freedom in purging.  I had Howard’s House Cleaners in Laguna Woods while they were cleaning to help me sort through things I wanted to get rid of.  We had a fun time and laughed as the pile got bigger.  Happy New Year and I hope you all made great memories.

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WE ARE… in our client’s opinions, the top referral agency in Orange County.

Moreover, WE SPECIALIZE in referring professional housekeepers (Independent Domestic Workers), to our client’s homes for regular cleaning maintenance.

EXCELLENCE!  Not just any housekeepers… These are the “best of the best”… real pros with real skills, and years of cleaning experience… AND… with great helpful & kind personalities!  ALWAYS… Security-conscious!

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This is not the end of 2019

This is not only the end of 2019 but it is the end of years with the teens in it for the rest of this century! We will be celebrating this closure with the hopes of a very successful and prosperous year for every one.  After our party I will be having Howard’s House Cleaning Referral maids to help remove the confetti and noise makers, clean up spilled drinks, pack up leftovers and relax!

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SERVICES:   Daily, Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Move-in, Move-out, and One-Time cleaning services.

WE ARE… in our client’s opinions, the top referral agency in Orange County.

WE SPECIALIZE in referring professional housekeepers (Independent Domestic Workers), to our client’s homes for regular cleaning maintenance.

EXCELLENCE!  Not just any housekeepers… These are the “best of the best”… real pros with real skills, and years of cleaning experience… AND… with great helpful & kind personalities!  ALWAYS… Security conscious!

You can count on:   RELIABILITY… PROFESSIONAL…SECURITY…AFFORDABLE…VALUE !!!

We Want Your Business … We will earn your trust !!!

CALL  TODAY:  Howard  949-215-9550

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POST THOUGHTS THANKSGIVING

Well, it’s the week before Thanksgiving and all my friends are trying to eat less in order to be able to pig out on the big turkey day. Personally, I don’t think that actually works for me. My week before is trying to keep my house clean after Howard’s House Cleaning team was here. With family coming I want them to think I keep a sparkling clean house at all times. I have the maids concentrate on the tile floors and of course the bathrooms. It doesn’t have to last it’s all about first impression. Once the grown kids get here it all goes to hell anyway. Funny how adult kids come home and revert to the teenage years and think Mom will pick up after them. All kidding aside I love having them for a few days….emphasis on a few days! Now to do my grocery shopping list. Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency, Inc., located in Orange County.
SERVICES: Daily, Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Move-in, Move-out, and One-Time cleaning services.
WE ARE… in our client’s opinions, the top referral agency in Orange County.
WE SPECIALIZE in referring professional housekeepers (Independent Domestic Workers), to our client’s homes for regular cleaning maintenance.
EXCELLENCE! Not just any housekeepers… These are the “best of the best”… real pros with real skills, and years of cleaning experience… AND… with great helpful & kind personalities! ALWAYS… Security conscious!
You can count on: RELIABILITY… PROFESSIONAL…SECURITY…AFFORDABLE…VALUE !!!
We Want Your Business … We will earn your trust !!!
CALL TODAY: Howard 949-215-9550
[email protected]
www.howardshousecleaning.com
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Getting ready for Christmas & Hanukkah

I feel I am finally coming down from the Thanksgiving celebration, thank God for elastic waistbands,  and now gearing up for Christmas/Hanukkah Season!  We have a fund raising party planned for the 15th and of course to make my home sparkle and shine I have Howard’s House Cleaning Referral maids in Laguna Hills to handle that. All the funds raised will go to children’s holiday gifts.  This is the season to give and every year I chose a different charity to inspire others to give.  This is my way of making great memories.

Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency, Inc., located in Orange County.

SERVICES:   Daily, Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Move-in, Move-out, and One-Time cleaning services.

WE ARE… in our client’s opinions, the top referral agency in Orange County.

WE SPECIALIZE in referring professional housekeepers (Independent Domestic Workers), to our client’s homes for regular cleaning maintenance.

EXCELLENCE!  Not just any housekeepers… These are the “best of the best”… real pros with real skills, and years of cleaning experience… AND… with great helpful & kind personalities!  ALWAYS… Security conscious!

You can count on:   RELIABILITY… PROFESSIONAL…SECURITY…AFFORDABLE…VALUE !!!

We Want Your Business … We will earn your trust !!!

CALL  TODAY:  Howard  949-215-9550

[email protected]

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FOR LAGUNA WOODS CLIENTS:  One other important point:  Our corporate offices are located adjacent to Laguna Woods, off Ridge Route.

LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR

I always love this time of year because of the holiday music.  Music is a universal language and can take you to another time and place with wonderful memories.  I can hear an oldies song and I am instantly in the place and time….same with Christmas music.  My favorite is Silent Night and it doesn’t matter in what language it is sung in.  My maids from Howard’s House Cleaning Referral in South Orange County walked in and started singing the carole that was playing.  We laugh and became an instant trio….this is a memory that will last forever.

Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency, Inc., located in Orange County.

SERVICES:   Daily, Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Move-in, Move-out, and One-Time cleaning services.

WE ARE… in our client’s opinions, the top referral agency in Orange County.

WE SPECIALIZE in referring professional housekeepers (Independent Domestic Workers), to our client’s homes for regular cleaning maintenance.

EXCELLENCE!  Not just any housekeepers… These are the “best of the best”… real pros with real skills, and years of cleaning experience… AND… with great helpful & kind personalities!  ALWAYS… Security conscious!

You can count on:   RELIABILITY… PROFESSIONAL…SECURITY…AFFORDABLE…VALUE !!!

We Want Your Business … We will earn your trust !!!

CALL  TODAY:  Howard  949-215-9550

[email protected]

www.howardshousecleaning.com

Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency, Inc.

Our corporate offices are located adjacent to Laguna Woods, off Ridge Route.

Service Areas include:  Aliso Viejo, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Laguna Woods, and all other Orange County Cities.

 

Holiday Central …

Well, one holiday down and few more big ones coming up.  If you survived the family Thanksgiving followed by Black Friday you are a warrior.  This is my favorite time of the year for parties and  I have Howard’s maids scheduled for an extra cleaning adding my refrigerator and oven for  preparation for the upcoming food fests.  Baking cookies and candies is my favorite tradition.  Messy, but fun. This year I tried to find calorie free treats….to no avail and who really wants to eat that stuff during this fun pig out time. plus, everyone will be joining the gym in January, right?

Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency, Inc., located in Orange County.

SERVICES:   Daily, Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Move-in, Move-out, and One-Time cleaning services.

WE ARE… in our client’s opinions, the top referral agency in Orange County.

WE SPECIALIZE in referring professional housekeepers (Independent Domestic Workers), to our client’s homes for regular cleaning maintenance.

EXCELLENCE!  Not just any housekeepers… These are the “best of the best”… real pros with real skills, and years of cleaning experience… AND… with great helpful & kind personalities!  ALWAYS… Security conscious!

You can count on:   RELIABILITY… PROFESSIONAL…SECURITY…AFFORDABLE…VALUE !!!

We Want Your Business … We will earn your trust !!!

CALL  TODAY:  Howard  949-215-9550

[email protected]

www.howardshousecleaning.com

Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency, Inc.

FOR LAGUNA WOODS CLIENTS:  One other important point:  Our corporate offices are located adjacent to Laguna Woods, off Ridge Route.