One or Three Basic Housecleaning Sessions of Up to Three Hours from DMV MAIDS (Up to 71% Off)

Washington DC

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$180 67% $121
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In a Nutshell

Cleaners dust picture frames, clean kitchen appliances, scrub and sanitize sinks and showers, wash floors, and scour range tops

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Valid only within 25 miles of zip code 22102. Appointment required, 48 hour advance notice required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price), 24 hours advance notice. 3 employees required to perform the service. Additional fee required for garage, inside cabinets, inside oven, and inside windows etc. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $59 for one session of basic housecleaning for up to three hours ($180 value)
  • $159 for three sessions of basic housecleaning, each for up to three hours ($540 value)

Bleach: Boiling Bacteria and Whiting Out Stains

Clean houses don’t just impress guests—they also wage war on stains and germs. Meet one of a clean house’s main warriors with Groupon’s overview of bleach.

A bleach is any substance that fades the color from something, but when we talk about bleach, we’re usually talking about one of two substances: oxygen bleach, based on hydrogen peroxide, or chlorine bleach, based on sodium hypochlorite. The latter starts with simple saltwater, whose sodium and chloride atoms are forcibly separated by a strong electric current before being reintroduced to create a reaction that sticks an oxygen atom from the water into each disgusting new sodium and chloride sandwich. Oxygen bleach is more difficult to make and more expensive, but it is far gentler—enough so that dentists use it as a teeth whitener. When laundry bleach is advertised as safe for colors, it is most likely an oxygen bleach.

The stain-fighting power of both kinds of bleach stems from their ability to break down the parts of molecules that reflect color, or chromophores, by yanking away their electrons. Bacteria has just as much to fear: just as they would under high heat, the intricately folded protein molecules that make up a bacterium begin to unravel and then permanently clump, much like an egg solidifying as it boils.

Although people have been harnessing the disinfecting properties of bleach since the first half of the 19th century, nobody fully understood how bleach disabled germs until 2008, when a team of researchers led by Dr. Ursula Jakob documented the process. In an interview with NPR, Dr. Jakob explained that by inventing chemical bleach, humans were actually recreating a germ-fighting chemical that evolved inside their bodies over thousands of years. Hypochlorite, the active ingredient in chlorine bleach, is produced by the human immune system to break down the proteins of invading germs, just as it does on a dirty kitchen counter or anything touched by a baby.


DMV MAIDS banish dirt and grime from residences and businesses that range from medical facilities and churches to banks and restaurants. The pros arrive with organic cleaning products if requested, and provide homeowners with three levels of cleaning, beginning with a basic cleaning that consists of dusting, scrubbing, and sanitizing surfaces; and vacuuming and washing floors in the kitchen, bathroom, and other living areas. A premium-level job tacks on a thorough oven and fridge cleaning, and any necessary furniture treatments. Clients who opt for the platinum cleaning will also see the inside of their cabinets cleaned; walls washed; and laundry washed, dried, and folded into origami cranes. Additionally, DMV MAIDS expertly cleans carpets and upholstery.

Customer Reviews

They did a very good job
Heidi U. · December 11, 2014
Mostly Spanish-speaking so if you can brush up on some key phrases, it'll help
Monica B. · November 21, 2014
DMV Maids did a fantastic job in my house. Everything is spotless and they went extra steps to organize. Definitely recommend!
Sarah M. · November 6, 2014

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