New and Enhanced Safety Protocols and Precautions: COVID-19 New Safety Protocols: COVID-19

Metro Halifax, NS

Locally owned and operated

Metro Halifax, NS

Locally owned and operated

Enhanced Disinfection Services

3 Enhanced Disinfection Services
1 aim - Creating a healthy home for your family

Merry Maids has launched three new Enhanced Disinfection Services with one purpose – to protect you, your family, and your home or business.

We understand the world as we knew it has changed. Merry Maids has taken the time to carefully rethink how we could further improve our industry-leading home cleaning services.

To do this, we had to go back to school. First, we had to learn what we were facing. Secondly, we had to formulate how we could provide clients with a germ-free home environment. Lastly, we had to make careful adjustments to become a better service provider during uncertain times.

After speaking to experts across multiple fields, we carefully developed new methodologies and are now ready to implement new processes. Not only will these modifications provide every client with a clean home. Ultimately, homes will be much healthier with reduced exposure to harmful bacteria, germs and viruses.

Merry Maids is the leader in home disinfection and cleaning. By learning about microbiology, disinfectant chemistry and other important methodologies, we’ve armed ourselves with all the information required to create a germ-free home. During our research, we discovered that you don’t need to rely on bleach and harsh chemicals either. Our ability to source purpose-built products allows us to effectively disinfect your home the safe and proper way.

From everyday health and safety to conquering cold and flu season, protect what’s important with Merry Maids.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting

Cleaning uses soaps, detergents and water to visibly remove germs and dirt from surfaces or objects. It doesn’t necessarily kill germs but reduces the risk of them spreading. Cleaning should be performed prior to any sanitization or disinfection so that the product can work effectively. The overall goal is to create a tidy look and feel in your home.

Sanitizing, like using your average hand sanitizer, lowers the number of germs and reduces bacteria, virus and fungi growth. More effective than cleaning alone, it leaves surfaces rendered as “safe”, but does not necessarily eliminate these microorganisms. Elimination of these microorganisms off surfaces is best achieved by disinfecting.

Disinfecting actively kills germs and viruses on hard surfaces or objects. Only hard (nonporous) surfaces can be disinfected. Disinfectants used on soft (porous) surfaces, such as stone or granite countertops, carpets and rugs, and soft fabric furniture will only sanitize the surface, as the disinfectant cannot reach all layers of the object to completely disinfect it. Disinfectants come in three grades, Limited, General and Hospital, with Merry Maids using hospital-grade disinfectants for maximum effectiveness. Health Canada stringently test all disinfecting products used by Merry Maids for quality purposes.

Which Enhanced Disinfection Service is right for you?

High Touch Surface
Disinfecting

What does it do?

Our High Touch Surface Disinfecting service disinfects high touch, hard surfaces in your home or business. We use a hospital-grade disinfectant that kills 99.99% of all germs, microscopic bacteria and viruses on these surfaces.

Hospital-grade disinfectant kills over 99.99% of bacteria

Colour coded microfiber cloths eliminate cross-contamination between rooms

Ensure you and your family live in a healthy home and stop the spread of harmful bacteria

When is it performed?

This service is performed automatically after each cleaning takes place.

What high touch surfaces are disinfected?

  • Doorknobs
  • Light Switches
  • Hand Railings
  • Appliance Handles / Knobs
  • Sinks / Faucets
  • Toilet Seats / Handles

What high touch surfaces are disinfected?

Step 1:
Maids spray surfaces with a cleaning agent to loosen debris.

Step 2:
Maids use microfiber cloths to wipe, capture, and remove loosened debris

Step 3:
Maids spray surfaces with disinfectant and allow enough dwell time to kill bacteria.

Step 4:
After dwell time, maids wipe off any excess disinfectant from surfaces.

Enhanced Healthy Home Disinfectant Package

What does it do?

Our Enhanced Healthy Home Disinfectant Package uses a hospital-grade disinfectant that eliminates 99.99% of harmful bacteria, germs and airborne viruses. The disinfectant effectively kills mold and mildew, preventing growth of mold for up to 7 months. It eliminates allergens and malodours as well. Our maids are able to apply the disinfectant to almost all surfaces and objects in your home or business by using the method of fogging. Click here to learn more about fogging.

Want to ensure a good first impression for a new tenant? Does your home have a mold problem? Whatever your individual circumstances, our Enhanced Healthy Home Disinfectant Package is the perfect solution for maintaining a safe indoor environment.

Kills a wide range of viruses and harmful bacteria

Destroys 99.99% of foodborne bacteria, including E. Coli and Salmonella in less than 60 seconds

Kills and prevents growth of spores for up to 7 months

Effective against pet dander, dust mites and cockroach allergens

Removes malodours caused by smoke, stale cooking, pets, trash, septic systems and more

Non-toxic and safe for both humans and pets

No rinse or wipe required

When is it performed?

When requested, our Enhanced Healthy Home Disinfectant Package is performed after a cleaning instead of our High Touch Surface Disinfecting

What surfaces can the disinfectant be applied to?

Our maids use a fogging machine, which allows coverage of the entire interior of your home or business with the disinfectant. Our disinfectant is safe to use on almost all surfaces and objects, including:

  • High Touch Surfaces (Light Switches, Doorknobs, Hand Railings, Appliance Handles, Toilet Seats, etc.)
  • Furniture
  • Upholstery, Couches and Sofas
  • Curtains and Blinds
  • Pet Bedding
  • Food Preparation Areas (e.g. Kitchen Countertops)
  • Desks
  • Computers & Keyboards
  • Children’s Toys
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Walls
  • Baseboards
  • And More

How our Enhanced Healthy Home Disinfectant Package works

Step 1:
Maids clean your home to remove dirt and soil from surfaces. This allows the disinfectant to effectively eliminate microscopic bacteria or viruses.

Step 2:
Maids use ULV (Ultra Low Volume) Foggers to release the disinfectant as a mist in the air of each room of your home or business. We ask that any furniture you wish not to be sprayed be covered with a sheet. Additionally, we ask that all members of the household and pets are clear from each room being fogged for up to 20 minutes to allow the disinfectant to fall properly

Step 3:
As the disinfectant falls on surfaces, it destroys airborne bacteria and viruses, and eliminates malodours and allergens.

Step 4:
Once the disinfectant sets on surfaces, it will eliminate any bacteria or viruses that have contaminated the surfaces. Additionally, it eliminates any allergens and mold or mildew.

Step 5:
Maids allow 20 minutes for the disinfectant to dry while falling like a blanket on surfaces and objects. No rinse or wipe is required.

Step 6:
You and your pets can return to the area of your home after 20 minutes.

Step 7:
The disinfectant will continue to prevent mold and mildew spores for up to 7 months.

How our Enhanced Healthy Home Disinfectant Package works

The hospital-grade disinfectant we use is food safe, child and pet friendly, fragrance free with no toxins, and free of harsh chemicals and bleach. The disinfectant can be fogged over most surfaces and objects in your home or business. These include food preparation areas, children’s toys, dog bowls, and so on. The disinfectant kills 99.99% of surface and airborne germs and bacteria. There’s no wipe or rinse required after the disinfectant is fogged.

Book this service today.

Breathe easier in a home or business that’s healthy and safe.

Extended Healthy Home Disinfectant Package

What does it do?

Our Extended Healthy Home Disinfectant Package uses a hospital-grade disinfectant that eliminates 99.99% of all harmful bacteria, germs and airborne viruses. Additionally, the product remains active after application. The disinfectant is applied to almost all surfaces and objects in your home or business by the method of fogging. The disinfectant is released as a mist in the air and as it falls, it destroys airborne microscopic bacteria and viruses. The disinfectant will fall like a blanket onto surfaces, bonding and curing to the surfaces to leave a protective microbe barrier. The protective barrier continues to destroy all harmful germs and bacteria that come into contact with surfaces in your business or home after application, even in between the washing of surfaces. This product is recommended to be applied every 30 days. Click here to learn more about how fogging works.

Do you own a business and are you looking to create a safe workspace for your staff and customers? Does your family create high foot traffic in your home? Whatever your individual circumstances, our Extended Healthy Home Disinfectant Package is the perfect solution for ensuring the continued safety of your family, staff or customers.

Destroys 99.99% of harmful bacteria, viruses and fungi

Continues to destroy harmful bacteria and viruses that come in contact with surfaces after application. Product recommended to be applied every 30 days.

Non-toxic, water-based disinfectant

Safe for both humans and pets, this product has the same toxicity as Vitamin C

No rinse or wipe required

Protective barrier won’t wash off with normal cleaning

Unlike most disinfectants, this product does not use a chemical reaction to eliminate harmful germs and viruses. It uses physics to continue to kill germs and viruses after the product has been applied.

When is it performed?

When requested, our Extended Healthy Home Disinfectant Package is performed after a cleaning instead of our High Touch Surface Disinfecting. It is recommended to be applied every 30 days.

What surfaces can the disinfectant be applied to?

Our maids use a fogging machine which allows us to cover the entire interior of your home with the disinfectant. Our disinfectant is safe to use on almost all surfaces and objects,
including:

  • High Touch Surfaces (Light Switches, Doorknobs, Hand Railings, Appliance Handles, Toilet Seats, etc.)
  • Flooring
  • Furniture
  • Desks
  • Computers & Keyboards
  • Walls
  • Food Preparation Areas (e.g. Kitchen Countertops)
  • Upholstery, Couches and Sofas
  • Curtains and Blinds
  • Pet Bedding
  • Children’s Toys
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Baseboards
  • And More

How our Extended Healthy Home Disinfectant Package works

Step 1:
Maids clean your home to remove dirt and soil from surfaces. This allows the disinfectant to effectively bond and cure to all surfaces.

Step 2:
We ask that any furniture you wish not to be sprayed be covered with a blanket. Additionally, we ask that all members of the household and pets are clear from the room for up to 20 minutes to allow the disinfectant to fall properly

Step 3:
Maids use ULV (Ultra Low Volume) Foggers to apply disinfectant to all surfaces. Surfaces can include flooring, walls, couches, computer keyboards, and beyond.

Step 4:
Maids allow the disinfectant to fall like a blanket on all surfaces, properly allowing it to air dry and take effect in 20 minutes.

Step 5:
The disinfectant leaves a protective barrier on your surfaces that continues to destroy harmful germs and viruses that come in contact with surfaces.

Step 6:
Our Extended Healthy Home Disinfectant Package is designed to allow washing of surfaces during protection. We encourage our clients to wash surfaces to remove dirt and soil that may build up within the shield, hindering it from doing its job

Is our Extended Healthy Home Disinfectant Package safe?

The hospital-grade disinfectant we use is food safe, child and pet friendly, fragrance free with no toxins, and free of harsh chemicals and bleach. The disinfectant can be fogged over most surfaces and objects in your home or business. These include food preparation areas, children’s toys, dog bowls, and so on. The disinfectant kills 99.99% of surface and airborne germs and bacteria. There’s no wipe or rinse required after the disinfectant is fogged.

Book this service today.

Protect what’s important – your family, customers or employees.

Frequently Asked Questions About Fogging Disinfection

Merry Maids has introduced fogging as an effective method to apply our disinfectants to the surfaces in your home or business. Our maids move from room to room using a ULV (Ultra Low Volume) fogger, which disperses our disinfectants as a mist in the air. As the disinfectant falls, it eliminates bacteria, airborne viruses, and odours in the air. The disinfectant falls like a blanket on all surfaces, reaching hard to reach places making it the most effective way to apply our disinfectants to all surfaces and objects. The disinfectant will continue to eliminate germs, fungi and odours once it reaches the surfaces and dries.

Concerned about fogging? Worry no more! There are no lab coats or hazmat suits; just simple disinfectant application. There’s no leaving your home or business either. All we ask is that you temporarily vacate each room during application to allow the product to fall to surfaces without disruption. Our staff will wear face masks and gloves during application, not due to the products being used, but rather as an additional health and safety precaution.

This depends on the amount of areas in your home or business that you would like disinfected. ULV (Ultra Low Volume) Foggers allow our maids to move quickly from one room to the next, effectively applying disinfectant on all surfaces. Our hospital-grade disinfectants settle within 20 minutes after application.
Our disinfecting products are non-toxic and safe for humans and pets. We simply ask that you temporarily vacate each room during application to allow our products to fall on surfaces without disruption. If someone walks through the mist as it falls, it may leave an area of your home or business unprotected. Should it suit you, we may request that you leave your home. This allow our teams to move from room to room even quicker than usual.

Keep your home and business happy and healthy by booking one of our Enhanced Disinfection Services

Always serving you safely and responsibly

  • We offer a “No Contact Service”. We will clean and disinfect your home while you’re out, or maintain physical distancing in the home
  • Staff will wear disposable gloves and face masks, and are equipped with hand sanitizer
  • Before entering your home, we ensure that all cleaning kits, vacuums, and other supplies are thoroughly disinfected
  • Our disinfectants are approved by Health Canada to combat harmful bacteria, germs and viruses
  • Employees with flu-like symptoms are not permitted in our office or your home
  • Visit our New and Enhanced Safety Protocols page to learn more about the extra precautions we are taking

The leader in eco-friendly home disinfection services

When you need reassurance over a clean, safe and sanitary home environment, you can trust Merry Maids. With over 40 years of experience, our team constantly researches the latest methods of home disinfection to serve you best.