“Our floors look awful!”
We often hear this complaint when prospective clients ask us to provide cleaning services. Aside from dirty restrooms and break rooms, nothing frustrates building owners more than having dull, damaged floors.
After talking to scores of facility managers over the years, one question that regularly pops up is this: “Are you a franchise company?” Now why is such a question raised so frequently? It seems that many companies have had an unpleasant experience with cleaning franchises. But why is this often the case? And in what Continue Reading
Stained carpets? Scuffed up floors? Dirty windows? Hazy VCT? Germ infested common areas? Dusty air vents? Dirt-stained concrete? While routine janitorial services are an everyday need at your facility, there are a host of other needs related to the cleanliness and appearance. For instance, cleaning exterior windows is not something that is typically included in Continue Reading
Sometimes it is obvious that a cleaning company is not living up to expectations, while other times, it can be a bit nebulous. In this article, we hope to provide information to help you and your cleaning company establish meaningful expectations. Additionally, we will give some tips on how to proceed if your cleaning vendor Continue Reading
Have you ever received cleaning service proposals that are significantly different in their pricing? It is not uncommon to have multiple janitorial services proposals with significant variances in pricing. Why does this occur? In most cases, the variance is due to each cleaning company’s estimation of the number of staff hours needed to complete the Continue Reading
If you are in charge of the janitorial services at your facility, you are likely in charge of many other services and purchasing decisions. And while I don’t know your specific situation, I suspect you regularly get pressure to cut costs. The competitive business environment of our day requires a constant effort to keep expenses Continue Reading
Carpet is an inexpensive flooring option that offers comfort and even security. It is no stranger seeing it in many homes and commercial properties. Like any flooring option, it requires proper care or carpet cleaning. It not only consists of vacuuming your carpet frequently (depending on traffic levels). Deep cleanings should also be performed once Continue Reading