by Samantha Hudgins
Maid Brigade, in business since 1979, made a commitment to green cleaning in 2007 and has been a Green Clean Certified business ever since. In every aspect of the business, Maid Brigade takes their commitment seriously to create the safest indoor environment for their client’s families, pets and homes.
To become Green Clean Certified, a company must abide not only by green business practices but socially responsible practices as well, including promoting from within the company. Local Customer Service Manager Tina Johnson points to one of their team leaders as an example of how the company supports growth in its staff. One particular operations manager joined the company 19 years ago as a house cleaning professional. Today she supervises 76 women, speaks fluent English, and was the 2016 Maid Brigade recipient for the National Open Heart Society award, recognizing her efforts in going above and beyond for both her customers and the staff she leads.
Maid Brigade ensures a green cleaning experience on every front, starting with their home office. Every desk is home to a recycling bin and only reusable cups will be found by the coffee maker. From there, Maid Brigade’s uniformed house cleaning professionals take low-emission company cars to the homes they will be cleaning that day.
Once on location, many steps are taken to give each house Green Seal Certified cleaning solutions. Maid Brigade takes pride in only using sustainable cleaning products and systems, such as their efficient reusable color-coded microfiber cloths which ensure no cross-contamination from room to room, and allow for a sparkling clean in place of wasteful paper towels. Also highlighted is Maid Brigade’s four filter HEPA vacuums, approved by the American Lung Association to improve indoor air quality.
There are more than 400 franchise territories nationwide and in this area Maid Brigade franchisees cover the majority of the metro D.C. region from Leesburg to Annapolis, and Ellicott City to Fredericksburg and points in between. Maid Brigade also serves the community through its partnership with Cleaning for a Reason. With this organization, each participating Maid Brigade is able to provide up to four free monthly cleans for up to four late-stage cancer patients per month.
With the holidays in full swing and New Year’s resolutions of tidier homes are set, Maid Brigade is prepared to make houses cleaner and safer. To get an estimate, call 1-800-515-MAID or visit maidbrigade.com.