Are you looking for a top commercial cleaning company? Do you know the most important factors to consider to ensure that your facility or properties taken care of properly?
Selecting a cleaning company may seem like an easy task. However, if you make a poor choice, the results can be the source of great headaches in the future. Conversely, a great commercial cleaning company will keep issues off your plate and help keep your office or building running smoothly.
The value of clean is quite significant. You are trusting the well being of your facility and your business to the supplier you choose.
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Have you run into issues with your current cleaning company? Are you looking for a cleaning company to handle maintenance and cleaning at your facility for the first time?
It is important to know that any cleaning company you are considering will have the requisite skill and technical knowledge they need to successfully take care of the tasks you are contracting to them. You must be sure they will successfully handle unexpected events if and when they occur.
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Is your company trying to determine how to handle facility maintenance and cleaning? Would it be most cost effective and efficient to outsource or hire in-house employees? If you are in the process of comparing in house employees costs and challenges vs outsourcing, then this post is for you.
Property managers and facility executives are on the front lines in terms of a building’s operations. When the AC breaks down, or a toilet is stopped up, they get a call and are expected to get the job done faster than fast, and get the building running properly again. It is possibly the most under appreciated of responsibilities in an organization that is until there is some kind of building emergency or issue
There are so many areas that are beyond the control of the facility manager. Budgets and resources are often handed over to them with minimal input, and they have to figure out how to utilize them efficiently.
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Is it time to end the relationship with your contract cleaner? If you are like most cleaning companies, you probably have not talked to your cleaning contractor much since the start of your contract. Each time you do, your communications probably stem around you trying to get something fixed, changed, or improved.
The bottom line is you do not see the results you’d like, and you are ready to make a change. No matter how long you’ve worked with a cleaning company, firing the contractor responsible for your facility is not easy.
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We all love the holidays; they give us a chance to let loose, relax and over indulge in all manner of food and drink without having to feel guilty about it. Unfortunately, with all that food and drink getting carried around, it’s pretty common for a fair amount of it to fall on the floor.
I know over the years I have been very popular at parties when a big spill happens. I quickly get called over and asked for my expertise in removing the offending red wine stain. Depending on the number of eggnogs the party goers have had, my performance can meet with ecstatic cheers or quiet indifference. Either way, I always get a call.
The holiday season is about decorations and spending time with loved ones. It is a tremendous amount of work to pull off a successful gathering.
As a professional cleaner, I understand that few people give the same amount of care to preparing for the cleaning part of the holidays. So whether you are reading this to get prepared or because an accident has already happened, let’s go over the most common holiday stains, and I will give you some tips to treat them.
Left untreated, these stains will leave a lasting reminder for years to come that is often unnecessary if you are prepared.
Continue reading “IICRC Study Identifies Top Stains Of The Season”
What are the minimum insurance requirements you should be considering when outsourcing your night cleaning? This is a relatively important if not a critical risk management basic.
In most cases, the average building or business will have millions in assets including the building, inventory, and computer systems that need insurance protection. Insurance coverage is also critical to guard against the effects of a business interruption if a disaster strikes.
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Are you trying to determine a reasonable cleaning budget for your commercial building? Due to the variety of building types and office setups it is very difficult, if not impossible, to determine standard commercial cleaning costs.
Chain stores, such as movie theaters and restaurants, may be be able to establish a per seat average cost due to the fact their buildings are likely very similar in size and set up, however for most businesses this is difficult.
There are 28 million small businesses (defined as a company with less than 500 employees), so there are millions of unique, non-cookie cutter office and work environments to consider. With all that variety it’s hard to provide a per square foot charge to use as a benchmark.
When going through the detailed process of creating your RFP (request for proposal) you will come to the question of whether to include supplies within the RFP. In this article, we address the top 3 factors you need to consider.
1) Size and complexity of your facility
- Is your facility or building large?
- Do you have multiple locations?
These are often the biggest factors in deciding whether to include the ordering and managing of supplies. No matter how large a facility is, I have never seen adequate planning for the storage for cleaning related items.
I have seen many large and beautiful buildings with barely a thought for how the design allows for the maintenance of the building. Continue reading “Should I Include Cleaning Supplies in my RFP”
Reference checks can be a key method to determine whether or not your potential new supplier has what it takes to be successful. But knowing how to check references effectively is not always clear. How can you make sure you find out the truth about the supplier knowing that the references they provide will typically be customers who have had positive experiences with them?
In this article you will get some tips and techniques to get the real truth when checking references.
In the cleaning industry getting a reference check is crucial. In most cases, you have your cleaner come in after hours and you want to ensure from a risk management point of view that you leave no stone unturned. This will limit the chances that you will have issues when it comes to your night cleaners.
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The single most important item in getting great cleaning is the actual cleaning specifications. Even if you have the most simple of work environments with little room for interpretation, trust me if there is room for interpretation there will be
Say you have a standard office environment with 40 workspaces including offices and cubicles. If you specify you need the office garbage cans emptied and workspaces cleaned, you are not specific enough.
By not listing exactly what you want your outcomes to be you are leaving it to the interpretation of a night cleaner who really has no clue what your employees needs are. The cleaner may consider emptying garbage cans and dusting the top of a computer screen/monitor as cleaning an office.
Continue reading “Office Commercial Cleaning Requirements – The Basics”