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Invaluable Life Skills that are Unique to Cleaning Pros

Here is a behind the scenes look into the world of commercial cleaning management.  Life in the cleaning biz can bring new insight into the importance of cleanliness….wherever you go.  While out shopping, dining, or even visiting a friend’s house….cleaning pros carry around an ironclad awareness of sanitization.  This is a life skill that will accompany you, wherever …

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The Importance of Periodic Cleaning Inspections

When was the last time your cleaning service provider dropped by to say hi?  Did they inspect your business for areas where the cleaning could use improvement?  Have they at least called to check in and get your input on how service is going? If you can’t recall the last time a customer service person reached out, …

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How to Avoid Getting Caught in Cleaning Quicksand

After the Covid pandemic many businesses developed a new appreciation for cleanliness.  With the added attention placed upon janitorial services many companies have come to realize that their business falls woefully short of expectations.  Two common reasons for this include self-performed janitorial and cut-rate commercial cleaning contracts.  These scenarios can sometimes lead to ‘cleaning quicksand’; a situation in …

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Why Your Cleaning Company Appreciates Your Feedback

Communication plays a vital role in maintaining a clean business.  Keeping a facility running smoothly is a collaborative effort between a company’s management team, it’s employees, and their vendors.  Office Managers will often coordinate operations by establishing protocols. They’ll periodically get employee feedback and make adjustments where needed.  Memos go out and everyone’s on the same page.  But don’t …

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The perks of working in commercial janitorial.

The Perks of Being a Janitor

When you think of words to describe blue collar professions such as plumbing, landscaping or commercial cleaning the word glamourous likely doesn’t come to mind.  Fair enough, but since when did the idea of work become glamourous? While the notion of getting a little dirty won’t appeal to everyone, there are benefits to working with your hands.  If you were …

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3 Ways Poorly Managed Cleaning can Affect Your Business

Ever notice the same coffee ring on your desk for days?  How long did it take the cleaners to address it?  Maybe your concentration was broken just as you were finishing that spreadsheet. Wait, what’s that smell?  You glance at the trash…yesterday’s tuna melt.  Ever wonder, what are we paying the cleaners for?  Poorly managed cleaning can affect your business …

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Your Storefront has 9 Seconds to Make a Good Impression

Most entrepreneurs know that first impressions are important.  What they probably don’t know is how little time they have to make that impression count.  Studies have shown that on average women will take 9 seconds to assess whether or not your business is appealing enough to enter.  Men will give it about 13 seconds.  Maintaining clean and inviting curb …

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Janitorial for Your New or Small Business.

For small and new businesses alike, maintaining high standards of cleanliness in the post Covid-19 pandemic can be a challenge.   Customers and employees have come to expect a clean and safe workplace, no matter the industry.  As a result, more companies are seeking business cleaning solutions that are tailor-made to fit their unique needs. In the past …

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The low-stress way to Hire a Good Cleaning Company

Vetting a new commercial cleaning company may sound like a daunting task, but it’s a process that’s made easy if you know what to look for.  When you ask the right questions before hiring a company, you can be confident that the partnership will be successful and long-lasting. Cleaning companies of all shapes and sizes may …

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Be Cautious with Bleach at the Office

These days it seems like everyone is an expert when it comes to disinfecting. In Zoom calls with co-workers someone in operations espoused the disinfecting firepower of bleach.  Meanwhile someone from accounting warned that bleach can pose health hazards.  The former jives with your uncle’s advice, while the latter aligns with something you read online.  What to do? …

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