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How to Clean and Deodorize Items and Areas Often Neglected

Whether you use a cleaning service to clean for you or have your own cleaning staff, many areas often go neglected, especially in facilities that aren’t required to adhere to strict agency guidelines. Not only does it make your environment safer against potential germs and viruses, it keeps your facility more presentable. Many of the cleaning tasks are quick and … Continue reading

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How to Clean the Basement

Many business and homes have a basement. Whether it’s finished or unfinished, it also requires cleaning on a routine basis to ensure it’s sanitary and germ-free for items stored in it and those who have to go into it. Even if your basement isn’t used, it should be cleaned on a routine basis. While the attic tends to get hot … Continue reading

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How to Clean Child Care Facilities

Although there are many resources available to assist in understanding what the best practices are for cleaning childcare facilities, there are no official government standards. Whether you have a cleaning service clean a childcare facility or internal staff take on the responsibility, it has to be a team effort to ensure the facility is not only clean, but sanitized and … Continue reading

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How to Properly Select Chemical Proportioning Systems

Chemical Proportioning Systems allow many business that prepare chemicals to be diluted properly to use for a variety of cleaning tasks. Not only does it assist in the dilution process, they also make it safer and less time consuming for employees to do the dilutions. Over-diluting won’t get the job done properly – especially in facilities that have strict requirements … Continue reading

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How to Disinfect Laundry

Proper disinfection of laundry can assist in avoiding illness, germs and other diseases that cause potential harm to you, your family or customers in your business. For many years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the United States Department of Agriculture have studied how naturally-occurring compounds and man-made disinfectants can help disinfect laundry to keep homes and facilities … Continue reading

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How to Keep Pests Under Control in a Variety of Work Areas

Insects and other pests can become a nuisance in almost any area. Not only on farms that raise animals and grow a variety of plants, but any facility that isn’t sealed tight at all times that attract visitors, also invites pests. Some pests are hard to get rid of, others can be dangerous to children and adults. To ensure the … Continue reading

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How to Prepare for New Cleaning Clients

When your business wins a contract for a new cleaning client, it’s critical to prepare for the tasks ahead. If they hire you, it’s generally because the previous cleaning contractor didn’t do the job correctly. Being well prepared and taking the time to tackle potentially tough cleaning jobs will assist in getting ahead of the game, saving you time and … Continue reading

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The Trend of Going Green

Green cleaning has become an international trend to help protect the environment and people who have potential issues with harsh chemicals.  Other things, such as fragrances and products without a neutral pH balance can affect your respiratory system and those who have allergies. The products are generally biodegradable, non-toxic to humans and animals. They also contain no volatile organic compounds, … Continue reading

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How to Tackle Ice During the Cold Season

Ice can be a nuisance for any business during cold weather. Not only does it make a mess of surfaces, it can also potentially cause slips, falls and even a law suit if not maintained properly. Ensuring your business’s property is well maintained and ice-free is critical for all those who come to your business site, not matter what type … Continue reading

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Cleaning to Prepare for Colder Weather

Cleaning when the weather gets cold can be tough, especially if the responsibilities are outside. Because many businesses tend to keep the heat low or off when no one is in the facility, it can also make cleaning and sanitizing the inside of the facility tougher for you as well. To make your job easier, consider several things before and … Continue reading

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How to Keep Grease at Bay

Grease can be an issue for a variety of businesses – whether it is an auto business or industrial kitchen, it can be a nuisance. Because these types of businesses tend to use grease on a daily basis, it’s important to keep it at bay. Grease, oil and other products can not only clog pipes, it can ruin surfaces such … Continue reading

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How to Keep Dust Under Control

Every facility and home have areas that create a lot of dust. That leads to additional cleaning and extra time to keep the dust at bay. Dust often accumulates under heat and air conditioning vents and on other types of temperature-controlled units. That leads to accumulating dust on certain surfaces. There are several ways to keep the dust to a … Continue reading

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How to Select a Cleaning Service for Your Business

The cleaning business is a tough industry. Because of the competition and franchises, many businesses often select a cleaning service that offers the lowest price. Contracts are written with basic cleaning services, but it doesn’t mean all of the services are getting done. Selecting the right cleaning service and understanding how they operate can assist in making sure your facility … Continue reading

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How to Tackle Tough Odors

Many businesses and facilities contain odors no matter how much they’re cleaned. Each business or other environment is unique. You can’t control how the facility runs its business or where the odors come from – but you can help keep the odors at bay. You can’t clean every time there’s a bad smell, but there are products to help assist … Continue reading

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Buying Commercial and Industrial Cleaning Products

Finding the perfect cleaning products for your clients is important. Each client has different needs and require different cleaning products. You also have to consider your clients’ preferences regarding how their facility is cleaned. This can include a variety of cleaning products – whether they are “green”, aggressive or conventional products even used for household cleaning.

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The Best Safety Tips for Any Service Business

Safety is a first priority for any business that provides services to customers — not only for the customers, but also for your employees. Precautions should be taken, no matter how small they seem to be. Not taking those precautions can lead to harmful circumstances, because some customers and employees don’t understand the importance of it. Keep your employees and … Continue reading

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Common Mistakes Made Cleaning Floors

Most contracts for commercial cleaning include cleaning floors on a routine basis. In large, and even small commercial and industrial facilities, floors undergo strenuous circumstances – this includes a lot of traffic, spills by customers and employees, marks from shoes, as well as other wear and tear. Although this is a standard issue in commercial cleaning, there are mistakes that … Continue reading

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Contract Writing for the Commercial Cleaning Business

In the commercial cleaning business, the original contract is important. You want your clients happy. Clients may take advantage of your services by asking for additional tasks that are not on the contract. You’ll spend more time cleaning and less time making your business profitable. It’s critical for your contract to include all of your services in detail. Although some … Continue reading

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How Should I Bid for a One-Time Cleaning Project?

Often, clients will ask you to do specific tasks that are not in the cleaning contract and understand you will charge additional fees. Clients generally ask for a bid or proposal to do the job. A general rule-of-thumb in the industry is to bill “X” amount of dollars per square foot. In this every-changing industry and because of the economy, the … Continue reading

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The Incredible Uses of Denatured Alcohol

Denatured alcohol has a variety of uses. It’s referred to as “denatured” alcohol because it includes ingredients not made for consumption and toxic if consumed. Not only can it be used as a clean-burning fuel for marine and camping stoves, it works well as a cleaner and sanitizing agent in a variety of commercial and industrial environments. Because denaturing the … Continue reading

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