Is Your Commercial Cleaning Service Delivering What They Promised?

germiest place in the office

While we all might breathe a collective sigh of relief when flu season is over that does not mean the germs just fade away into the summer sunlight. Unfortunately, germs and illness can still be spread regardless of the season. Here are some of the surprising spots within your office that contain germs. #1 Germiest Place In Your Office: The Breakroom You might be surprised that it’s not the restroom! Nope, the germiest place in your office is likely the last place you imagine it would be, especially since you probably eat, or at least store, your meals there. It’s […]

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commercial carpet cleaning

Replacing your commercial carpet is expensive and it can be time-consuming— in other words, you lose productivity and income. While no carpet lasts forever, is there a way to make sure your carpet lasts as long as possible? There is. Regular commercial carpet cleaning can preserve your carpet for the long-term. Facility managers need to understand two things: First, the building’s maintenance needs, and second, how to stay within budget while fulfilling those needs. One of the best ways to maintain the building and stay within your budget is to hire a cleaning company who can provide more than one […]

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floor maintenance

When you think of cleaning and maintenance for your commercial building, do you factor in floor maintenance? One of the best things you can do to prolong the life of the floors in your building is to design a plan with your cleaning company that will determine how and when preventative floor maintenance will occur in addition to regular cleaning.

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Excuse me, I’d like to speak to the manger. You become a top manager by making mistakes, and then learning from them. When you think back to your favorite manager, why did they make you feel so good as an employee? Maybe they were always giving praise when deserved, or maybe they exuded the three C’s (calm, cool, collected), and maybe it was simply being around them. You felt confident that any situation could be handled effectively. More importantly, I wonder if it was this- that you, yourself, felt empowered while working under them. “You’ve got this.”   Talent with […]

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Strong Management and Leadership Prevent High Employee Turnover

High employee turnover is a problem in many industries, but the cleaning industry is notorious for losing employees in record numbers. It might feel like you’re doomed to a revolving door of cleaners coming in and out of your facility, with each visit bringing a new face, but if your cleaning company places an emphasis on strong management and leadership, high employee turnover becomes a thing of the past. What Creates High Employee Turnover?  Even if an employee says they are leaving because they found a higher paying job, it’s very likely that management played a big part in their […]

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Ahh, My Leg! If you are like any other building or facility manager, lurking in the back of your brain, and what keeps business owners up at night, is the frightening thought of a costly lawsuit as a result of a job-site accident as a result of cutting corners. The ol’ “slip & fall” accident  is one of most easily avoided if you only follow some tips from those who have risen before you. Have you thought of the floors’ baseline reading vs. it’s “just cleaned” reading? “Looks like that cleaner you used left a slippery film behind…” Smells Like […]

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pest control tip

Springtime is just around the corner, so now’s the time to start reviewing pest control tips. While many pests might have been lying dormant all winter long, they will come back and with a vengeance when the weather turns warmer. A good facility manager will work with a licensed pest control company to ensure the building remains a safe and healthy working environment. Take a moment to look at the following pest control tips to make sure your building has a plan to keep unwanted visitors away.  Pest Control Tip #1: Trouble Locations No one wants pests in the entryway […]

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Three New Ways Businesses Should Think About Sustainability

Sustainability impacts three things: social perception, environmental impact, and potential economic buoyancy. Without one of these three factors, a company cannot achieve a truly sustainable culture. More than ever, 2018 is a year businesses are seeking out creative opportunities to become more self-sufficient, reaping benefits of cost-cutting, eco-friendliness and higher customer satisfaction. We’ve reviewed the countless questions businesses have when tackling sustainability and realized many of them stem from the following three ideas.    How Economic Volatility and Sustainability Are Now Part of the Same Conversation How might long-term global sustainability could positively and negatively impact your business? For example, […]

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Top New Technologies That Combat The Spread of Germs

Combating the spread of germs is a universal fight. There isn’t a mother on the planet that doesn’t think about making sure her child is in the cleanest environment possible whenever it’s possible to control it. Unfortunately, the world seems to be conspiring to make everyone sick as soon as they walk outside their front door. While it might feel that way, it’s truly not the case; other people are continuously looking to how they can stop the spread of germs. From hospital administrators to school officials to medical and dental offices to business owners, preventing the spread of germs […]

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Winter is tough on floors. No one wants to be thought of as the sloppy business who drops the ball once the big snowfall hits. After all, perception = reality. That’s why one way businesses can plan to win big at hard floor care in 2018 is to start from the bottom up, with a proven game-winning strategy behind them. There is better way of keeping your floors looking fantastic, no matter which season the big bosses or auditors visit.  “You did a fantastic job managing the madness that comes with remodeling this many stores at one time. I am sure […]

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Is Your Commercial Cleaning Service Delivering What They Promised?

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