Is Your Commercial Cleaning Service Delivering What They Promised?

facility management challenges

Any good building manager knows that there are many facility management challenges that must be faced to keep their building in top shape. The key is to identify these challenges and determine the most efficient and effective ways to overcome them. With that in mind, we’ve created a list of the top facility management challenges that the typical manager will face, and we’re offering advice to resolve the problems quickly. Facility Management Challenges #1: Controlling Costs Consider this scenario: you’re called into a budget meeting, and you’re asked if there are any ways that you can help the company save […]

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Germ Hotspots

As summer vacation draws to a close across the nation, it’s time for schools to prepare for the inevitable onslaught of germs that arrive as students enter classrooms. How do you prevent the (seemingly inevitable) outbreak of sickness that occurs every year? Target the top germ hotspots in schools. Here are some tips to help determine where to find the germ hotspots as well as some information about preventing the spread of disease across the student body. Sickness Statistics As of fall 2016, an estimated 50.4 million students attended public elementary and secondary schools, and public schools will employee 3.1 […]

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harmful effects of VOCs

Indoor air quality is of paramount importance. The average person spends the vast majority of their time indoors— as much of 90% of every day! Avoiding pollutants and contaminants in your air is key to maintaining a healthy breathing environment. One of the biggest factors that impact air quality is VOCs, or volatile organic compounds. VOCs are gases emitted by certain solids or liquids, and they’re created by a number of very common products, including cleaning supplies. When these products are used indoors, they’re intensely concentrated— as much as ten times higher than outdoor use. Are these frequently used items […]

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medical office cleaning

Cleaning an ordinary office is important if only to ensure that the office is a pleasant place to be; but medical office cleaning goes way beyond appearance. If your medical office isn’t properly cleaned, it can harbor potentially dangerous germs that could result in patients getting sicker than they were before they entered your facility. Rather than entrusting your medical office cleaning to a general janitorial service, consider hiring professional cleaners that are specially trained to clean medical offices. Here are just a few reasons why it’s important to leave medical office cleaning to a specialty cleaning service. 1. Specialty Cleaners are […]

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retail cleaning services

It’s easy to tell when retail stores hire professional cleaning companies. Their restrooms are cleaner, their windows are shinier, their floors are free from debris and dirt, and their shoppers are happier. But wait… can’t this be accomplished by the store’s employees after hours? If everyone pitched in and helped, it would be done in no time, right? Surely your staff can create a clean and hygienic shopping environment for your customers? In a word, no. Read on to learn exactly why retail stores hire professional cleaning companies to get their shopping spaces into tiptop shape. Cleaning Companies are Trained […]

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Construction Cleaning: The Importance of Professional Cleaning During or After Construction

Construction cleaning is rarely foremost when anyone considers undertaking a remodel or moving out. Instead, when people think about remodeling their workspace or moving to a more spacious office, they usually think about the effort that the renovation takes or the stress of moving everything from one place to the other. Then, you get to enjoy the fabulous new space, right? Hold on. You’ve missed a step. What about the process of cleaning up the incredible mess that’s left behind when the construction crew clears out? Here are some of the benefit of engaging professionals to assist with construction cleanup, […]

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Dilution control systems

Dilution control systems have become increasingly popular among discerning cleaning services.  Not only do they help cleaners ensure that their potentially harmful cleaning chemicals are mixed properly, but they can result in financial savings, which are passed on to you, the customer. Read on for more of the benefits of using dilution control systems in your facility. Dilution Control Systems Encourage Safety Before dilution control systems came on the scene, mixing the chemicals used to clean facilities was a dangerous task. The “glug-glug” method of measuring involved pouring into a measuring cup and hoping you come close to the mark; or making […]

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Your janitorial company should do regular inspections

As far as you know, your janitorial company hasn’t ever conducted regular inspections, and they don’t seem to have any plans to start them. However, you’ve noticed that there are a couple of issues that consistently arise, and aren’t ever addressed.  If your janitorial company isn’t conducting regular inspections, it’s unlikely that they’ll get to the bottom of the issue themselves, so you’re forced to point it out to them. Again. They didn’t realize that you’d been unhappy with your service, and now they’re searching for answers. What went wrong? If your janitorial company isn’t conducting regular inspections, it’s unlikely that they’ll […]

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High employee turnover

Your janitorial service is cleaning your office, and you notice that there are new cleaners. Again. Employee turnover is starting to be a pattern, but it’s the janitorial service’s problem, not yours. It doesn’t REALLY affect you, does it? Actually, it does. You might be surprised to learn that your janitorial service’s high turnover is a serious issue for your business as well as theirs. How? Let’s look at the many different ways that your janitorial service’s employee turnover will affect your business’s bottom line. High Employee Turnover Costs You Cash That might seem crazy; after all, you’re not the […]

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Keep your office healthy by sanitizing surfaces

It might seem counterintuitive to learn ways to keep your office healthy as the spring flowers begin to bud, but the cold and flu season continues to linger, which means that there’s still a good chance you could get very sick if you’re not vigilant. Sure, you have a janitorial service that visits regularly, but they’re not on hand 24/7. How do you keep yourself in good health even when those around you are hacking and sneezing? Here are some simple tips to keep your office healthy and stay healthy yourself. Use Sanitizing Wipes to Keep Your Office Healthy Invest […]

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