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Happy Holidays to You!

Gloria M’s Cleaning will be closed from DEC. 24 to January 5th and will reopen on January 6th.

Happy Holidays to you all and thank you for your loyalty to Gloria M’s Cleaning!

Happy Holidays from Gloria M's Cleaning



Rating: 9 out of 10 (from 89 votes)

Green cleaning for us

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Green cleaning for our Charlotte commercial cleaning services

A few days ago I was asked why my company, Blue Ribbon Maintenance, uses Green Cleaning. We started Green Cleaning about eight years ago, before it was even very popular. As my team and I cleaned offices and other commercial cleaning, we were upset with how harsh the products are for these janitorial services. The cleaning products made me cough and feel funny after breathing the cleaning products while I cleaned.

Visiting a janitorial cleaning products store

I went to my local janitorial cleaning products store and explained the problem. I asked what solutions are available that will clean commercial buildings and clean office buildings without the harm of strong chemicals- ones that my team and I breathe while cleaning, and harsh smells that we leave after the commercial cleaning services are done.

Going Green with Green Cleaning in our commercial office cleanings

Blue Ribbon Maintenance then decided to “go Green.”  These cleaning products are all plant based. We changed all of our products to green to make a healthier environment for the offices and medical offices we clean for, along with making our planet safer too.

Benefits of Green Cleaning

  • Healthier office environment:  chemicals absorb into the skin and can be breathed in. The office environment is safer and healthier with green cleaning. Green cleaning will help office workers and our janitorial service avoid allergies, and even asthma and lung disease
  • Purer environment:  when we use Green Cleaning, harmful chemicals are not released into the environment or lingering in the air. Green cleaning reduces pollution to the waterways and the air. It minimizes the ozone depletion and global climate change.
  • Safer products:  Green cleaning won’t burn skin and are not corrosive.
  • Better knowledge of ingredients:  you know exactly what is in each cleaning product with Green Cleaning.

So many janitorial and office cleaning services are starting to embrace the green cleaning now. It’s best for everyone, instead of using harsh chemicals that make the commercial cleaning crew sick along with leaving the harsh smell in the offices.

Green cleaning is here to stay. The harsh chemicals create a sick building- as all the chemicals compound over time.  Green cleaning includes waxes, striper, window cleaning and disinfectants.  Ask your current commercial cleaning services if they do green cleaning. If not, then contact Blue Ribbon Maintenance today, to begin your commercial cleaning services with us and have a healthier life and healthier office environment.


Rating: 10 out of 10 (from 54 votes)

Charlotte house cleaning

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Mold and Charlotte house cleaning tips

I have had a few clients ask how does mold come to grow in the shower areas?  Why does mold grow here and how can I get rid of it, or at least, keep it down to a minimum? There are some very simple solutions to this.

Your exhaust fan is a key ingredient to keeping mold away. Most people don’t know the correct usage of an exhaust fan. It is in your bathroom to remove excess moisture. Some people think the exhaust fan is for taking out bad order or circulating air.

The risks of having mold in your bathroom

Mold really does pose a health risk. All molds, ever the non-toxic types that are in your shower, can make you sick. Non-toxic molds are the ones that are most likely to make you ill, because they are most common, says mold expert Jay Portnoy, MD, an allergist at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.

There is evidence that all types of molds  have the potential to cause headaches, dizziness, allergic reactions, asthma attacks and even as simple as an allergic reactions or as scary as a lung infection.

Getting rid of the mold

The best way to stop the mold from getting worse or even showing up is to turn on the exhaust fan before you turn on the water for your shower or bath. The exhaust fan will remove any excess moisture from the air. Then, take a regular spray bottle. Combine five percent bleach and then fill the rest with water. You can choose the scent of bleach you prefer. Put the bottle in the corner of the shower and then enjoy your shower.

Also, put a squeegee in the shower with you, and have it ready for later. After taking a shower, you can squeegee the glass, if you have glass enclosures. Then spray your bleach combination bottle on the walls of the shower. Let it dry on the walls. Then you leave. If you do this every day, the mold should go away and also not return.

If you don’t have an exhaust fan in your bathroom, you can open a nearby window to have a similar effect on clearing the air. You may even want to consider installing an exhaust fan in your bathroom to prevent mold. Anytime there is excess moisture, anywhere in your house, mold can begin growing in less than 24 hours. So, make sure there isn’t any water backlogged or sitting anywhere in your house.

This is a simple Charlotte housekeeping tip to remove the mold from your shower and keep it away. Here at Gloria M’s Cleaning, we want to make keeping your house clean our passion and will be happy to answer any cleaning questions you have. Just email us at with your house cleaning question, and we will turn it in to a blog. Or, for the biggest time saver, give us a call and we will begin cleaning your house next week.


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Environmentally safe office cleaning

Welcome to the first of many blogs of Blue Ribbon Maintenance. This blog is meant to be informative and educational. As on our sister blog site Gloria M’s Cleaning we will be welcoming any all topics to blog about. Just email us @ Please follow us as we blog and please give comments.. Thank -you

Why Micro- Fiber?

Why is Micro- fiber a big thing in the cleaning industry? First Micro-fiber is not a new kind of fabric. It has been around for the better part of ten years or more. what is Micro-fiber it is a fabric that is woven with over a thousand individual   threads. It is used in all  phases of today’s  life.  A good example are couches and clothes. For the cleaning industry this fiber a major help to the those who use them and adhere to uses.

The main reason why Blue Ribbon Maintenance uses Micro-fiber is because it has been proven that it reduces transfer of germs.  Professionals, like those who work at Blue Ribbon Maintenance, know we should be using the color code method as part of your daily cleaning.  What the color coded method is  using four color cloth for different areas in the building. That includes mop heads as well.

Examples of Green Cleaning and Micro-Fiber Uses:

At Blue Ribbon Maintenance we use Red, Blue, Yellow,  and Green. We use them this way:

  • Red: grease and grime and polishing
  • Blue:    Glass cleaning
  • Green : bathrooms
  • Yellow: Kitchen
  • Mop Head we use green, white , blue
  • White: hallways

By using the different colors in micro-fibers, we reduce  the chances of cross contamination, and provides a healthier and cleaner work environment.

For those who think Micro-fiber is only a passing “fad”. it is not going away. We encourage you to make it a part of your daily use.


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House Cleaning Tips

The blog for Gloria M’s cleaning is meant to be educational and informative. We will do blogs according to what the people ask of us. So please email us @  and we will know better what to post articles on for you. I am looking forward to keeping the public fead well with food for thought.House cleaning tips from Gloria's M Cleaning

Ring around the toilet

Quite a few of my clients have expressed concerns as to why some of the toilets that they don’t use regularly look so bad. It looks like what I would call a “Science project.

There is a really quick fix for this. First any toilet that not used often- your should leave the lid open. I know many of us automatically close them. The reason for this that the toilet is not breathing so to speak. Air must get in the toilet to keep bacteria and germs from growing.

Also clean that toilet at least once a month, even if you don’t use it,  to keep germs and bacteria from growing. One thing you should never do is put the block in the toilet to help clean them. For over time they are prone to erode the flushing parts of a toilet.


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cleaning your house

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Cleaning your house

There is an amazing feeling that comes from walking into a clean, organized home—especially when that home belongs to you! Spring cleaning is a great opportunity to transform your home into a tranquil retreat for you and your family. It is also a necessity—removing dust, dirt, and pet hair from your home is important for your health (especially for those with allergies).

Here are some tips from home improvement experts to give your home a fresh, clean look that will last all summer long.
  • Eliminate clutter! Donate or sell everything you don’t need or want. Less “stuff” makes it easier to clean and organize your home.
  • Clean each room from top to bottom. Start with ceiling fans/light fixtures, move on to walls and furniture, and end with floors.
  • Wash walls, baseboards, and woodwork with warm water, dish soap, and a cloth/sponge.
  • Wash windows and vacuum blinds and curtains.
  • Update your rooms without spending a lot of money by replacing linens, towels, shower curtains, area rugs, and pillows.
  • Use microfiber cloths instead of paper towels. You can wash and reuse them.
  • Clean out the fridge—throw away old food and wipes shelves with a damp cloth. Do the same with your cabinets.
  • Shampoo your carpets. You can rent/buy a carpet cleaner or have them cleaned professionally.
Once your house is clean, use these ideas to keep it that way.
  • Leave your shoes at the door and train other members of your household to do the same.
  • Keep door mats at every entrance. Sweep your porch, patio, and entryways daily to keep dirt from coming into your house.
  • Designate a space for everyone’s stuff (baskets and bins work great) so it doesn’t end up all over the house.

And don’t forget to call Gloria M’s Cleaning service to help keep your home clean!

If you have an office, medical practice office or want commercial cleaning services- contact our commercial side- Blue Ribbon Maintenance for a quote.


Rating: 9 out of 10 (from 75 votes)

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Welcome to Gloria M’s Blog and News Page!

Welcome to our newly designed website ! Please watch this page for regular specials, along with housecleaning tips and other great information.

We want to be your “go to” place for cleaning services, house cleaning, maid services and seasonal services.

Gloria M’s Cleaning wants to be Charlotte’s Top House Cleaning Services!

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