Maid to Shine Celebrates 20th Year in Business

Maid to Shine, a local housecleaning company, is celebrating its 20th year in business this year.

Edwardsville, IL, March 17, 2013 --( Marlene Pashos, owner of Maid to Shine, began private housecleaning in Chesterfield, Mo., working for five years until she began Maid to Shine in 1993.
“I’ve been providing special cleaning for moms with newborns for 10 years – a type of cleaning that’s more known as ‘green cleaning’ now,” said Pashos. “This type of cleaning is especially essential for newborns as it doesn’t involve toxic chemicals. I decided to extend this green cleaning service to all types of clients, which is what Maid to Shine proudly does for all of its clients.”

Maid to Shine provides superior green cleaning with many options for their clients to choose from.

“We provide incredibly thorough and detailed housecleaning by trained and competent professionals on all levels, but some levels are more detailed than others,” said Pashos.

Partnered with Better Life Green Cleaning Products, Maid to Shine generally sends three to four housekeepers to a job. Each team sent includes a capable team leader who is present for quality assurance.

“Our employees are screened, bonded, fully insured, and supervised,” said Pashos. “They are also professionally trained, covered by workers compensations, and highly motivated to see their clients smile and pleased with the job they do. We conduct national background checks and send out photo ids to all of our new clients. Also, upon your request, an up-to-date certificate and insurance can be sent or faxed directly from our insurance company.”

Maid to Shine uses 100% plant-based and eco-friendly cleaning solutions that are bio-degradable and do not contain any ethoxylates, petrochemicals, or volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

“Eco-friendly products outperform conventional cleaners and do not contain dyes, fragrances, or solvents,” said Pashos. “As we always say, just because your home ‘smells clean,’ it doesn’t mean that it’s a healthy clean. Cleaning and disinfecting chemicals, which are all solvent-based, can omit VOCs at room temperature. The problem with this is when you breathe low levels of VOCs for long periods of time, it can increase the risk of developing health problems. That’s why we’ve carefully selected a safer alternative for cleaning your home!”

Maid to Shine also uses color-coded microfiber towels as part of their sterilization process. “This helps us avoid cross contamination,” said Pashos. “Microfiber has been scientifically proven to remove dirt, dust, and germs more effectively and more healthily.”

Maid to Shine is incredibly committed to our environment. “From cleaning your home to disposing products to the recycling of office equipment and papers, we do all that we can to help the environment,” said Pashos. “We even try to carpool as much as we can! We truly feel that even just small changes can make a difference on our planet, and we want to be part of the solution.”

Maid to Shine has been simplifying lives throughout the Metro East St. Louis area by offering green cleaning services made from natural sugars, starches, and amino acids to homes for 20 years. The green cleaning company offers several cleaning options to fit their clients’ lifestyles, providing all the equipment and cleaning supplies necessary to clean homes. The company also offers free consultations.

Maid to Shine offers housecleaning services in the Metro East St. Louis area including the communities of Alton, Godfrey, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Wood River, and Bethalto. Maid to Shine is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, please call (618) 656-5446 or (618) 254-2462 or visit their website at
Maid to Shine
Tina Tebbe