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Keeping Floors Clean in Snow Season

Posted on November 15, 2015 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Preventing Slips and Falls During the Winter Season

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Connie Thompson


The first snow of the season is usually a fun and happy time, and  proper maintenance will be required to keep entrance areas safe so that the winter season can be enjoyed without incident.  Rain and snow can bring danger to entrance areas, making them slippery or sticky.  Keeping floor mats at the outside and inside entrances will help to alleviate some of the moisture from flowing down the hallway, and regular mopping of these areas will help to keep them free of gummy or slippery residue.  In doorways  where indivicuals are coming in from a parking lot, rain or snow could be mixed with oil or grease from the asphault.  These floors will need special types of cleaning to cut through to a clean state.  This type of regular mopping and cleaning is best done by having a professional maintenance company on board.  They will know the right products and cleaning techniques to use to make sure that entrance ways and are safe to walk on and daily maintenance will preserve the life of the floor.

 

For more information about professional cleaning contact [email protected]



Time Management and Cleaning

Posted on August 17, 2015 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The Benefit of Scheduling Regular Cleaning Visits

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Connie Thompson


Keeping a cleaning calendar can be very valuable for a large faciliy, school, or office.  Besides daily cleaning, it is important to set aside time to hire in seasonal cleaning such as carpet cleaning or strip and wax if these items have not already been included into your cleaning contract. These scheduled cleanings not only help keep the facility looking great, but also extends the life of your carpet and floors.  Listed below, you'll see a sample cleaning calendar of ideas that you can add to your regular cleaning schedule.  

Monthly

  • Vacuum out window sills
  • Deep clean break room coffee area.
  • Spot clean any soiled areas on carpet or upholstery and remove any sticky substance such as gum.
  • Sterilize kitchen areas using Vaporlux Machine (kills mold, mildew, and dangerous bacteria.

 


Quarterly

  • Strip and Wax all VCT flooring
  • Deep Clean all carpeting
  • Wash windows and detail clean window sills.

 


By scheduling these additional services, your facility or office will stay in mint cleaning condition.  This will save you dollars in cleaning hours in the future. 

For more information about scheduling additional cleaning for your Durango facility contact [email protected]




Tips for a Healthy Carpet

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR CARPET - SOME HEALTHY TIPS

by

Connie Thompson


REGULAR ATTENTION REQUIRED

Indoor Carpet needs regular attention in order to keep it clean and free of lint and dust.  The more foot traffic you have in your building, the greater the need for maintenance will be.  Listed below, are some ideas to help you keep your carpet looking fresh.


  • Have your carpets professionally cleaned once a year to remove ground in dirt and stains.
  • Let your janitorial company know if there is a spill or stain so that they can take care of it immediately.
  • Request that your janitorial company vacumn daily for heavily trafficked areas, weekly for areas that do not receive much traffic.
  • It is not only important to have an outdoor mat at the entrance of your building, but also having a fairly large indoor mat will help to reduce the dirt and dust that can be tracked into the building from the outdoors.  Double matting is best.
  • Keeping your HVAC system clean also will help to reduce the dust that can be blown down from the air vents and settle into your carpet, causing allergies and asthma.  

By following these easy steps, you are on your way to keeping a cleaner and healthier carpet.  For more information about how to keep your carpet looking its best contact us at (970) 385-7676 and ask for Faye.  She can also recommend the appropriate cleaning techniques and products for your building.


Contact Connie Thompson at [email protected]



7 Free Tips for Hiring a Janitorial Service

Posted on April 8, 2015 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Does Clean Equal Sick? 7 Free Tips for Hiring a Janitorial Service

by

Connie Thompson


So, your company has decided to hire a janitorial service rather than keep trying to work with just one or two employees to cover your facility. Where do you begin your search and what should you look for? Below, you’ll find some practical tips on how to avoid hiring the wrong company.


1) Know what you want

Do you want a company to clean for you every day? What do you want them to clean? Will you provide the cleaning products? Or do you want the janitorial company to provide cleaning products, machines, paper products and other cleaning equipment? This may sound silly, but if you have an idea of your scope of work it will make it easy for a janitorial company to give you an accurate bid.


2) Have a current floorplan handy

Most janitorial companies figure pricing based upon square footage of the building to be cleaned as well as the level of clean you are hoping to achieve. Sending the prospective janitorial company the current floorplan of the building (with the square footage of the rooms) will save you time in receiving the appropriate bid.


3) Look for Certifications and Insurance

Just one person in a tiny car with a rag and a mop might be fine for cleaning a small house, but that level of staffing would be inappropriate for a large commercial building or a school system. You need to find out what the company’s experience is and make sure they have cleaning certifications and appropriate insurance. A commercial janitorial company will present you with a certified team that will come to your facility on a regular basis. They will know how to do their job efficiently and with adequate certifications and insurance.


4) Ask about Green Cleaning Products

Sometimes clean can equal sick. Sounds crazy, but many chemicals used in cleaning can be harmful to people and to the environment. The place will look clean, but the toxins left in the environment can cause illness. Locating a company that uses clean green products that are Leed Certified can truly make a difference in the health of the people cleaning, the people working in the building, and the total health of the facility.


5) Make sure their equipment is energy-saving

Believe it or not, using the right equipment is important not only for the standard of clean that can be achieved through use, but energy and the cost of electricity can be saved by using energy efficient scrubbers, polishers, vacuums and other cleaning machinery. Find out what the company you are interviewing use for their cleaning machinery. It will save you energy costs down the road.


6) Ask About Inspections

It is important that inspections of the cleaning take place on a regular basis. Ask about the plan for inspections when you do the walk-through with the potential company. Good communication is highly important between the facility manager and the supervisor of the janitorial company to make sure all the requirements are being met.


7) Follow Up

Don’t be afraid to follow up with the janitorial company manager to let them know how things are going. Once again, it’s that communication thing that keeps everything going the way it should. By following these seven steps, you are on your way to contracting for a healthier cleaner environment.


Contact Connie for more information at [email protected]

 


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