Cleaning Procedures Articles

Knowing the "right" way to clean not only makes your buildings look good - but also saves you time and money.  Did you know that improper dusting is one of the things that your customers will complain about the most?  Start out the right way with the proper cleaning procedures and you'll keep your customers happy and your checkbook growing.

Providing Post Construction Clean Up Services Providing Post Construction Clean Up Services
Steve Hanson
With the economy in an upswing, there are more businesses today remodeling or building new additions to their current office or commercial spaces. This means more opportunities are available for commercial cleaning companies when it comes to providing post construction clean up services. This article offers tips for providing this type of cleaning service. keep reading

How Much Time Will it Take to Clean? How Much Time Will it Take to Clean?
Jean Hanson
Cleaning business owners ask themselves how much time it will take to clean a building all the time. After all, how can you know how much to charge if you don't know how long it takes to clean? keep reading

Reduce Workplace Health and Safety Risks: Improve Your Cleaning Methods Reduce Workplace Health and Safety Risks: Improve Your Cleaning Methods
Steve Hanson
Cleaning technicians are exposed to a variety of conditions that can be detrimental to their health and well being. The cleaning technician's daily activities and surroundings expose them to both environmental and physical risks. It's your job as the owner, to reduce workplace health and safety risks your cleaning technicians face, by improving the methods they use to clean. keep reading

Conditions That Affect Performance of Cleaning Chemicals Conditions That Affect Performance of Cleaning Chemicals
Jean Hanson
Did you know that there are a number of conditions that can affect the performance of the cleaning chemicals you use? Read this article and learn how to use your chemicals more effectively. keep reading

Why Taking Care of Cleaning Equipment Adds to the Bottom Line of your Commercial Cleaning Business Why Taking Care of Cleaning Equipment Adds to the Bottom Line of your Commercial Cleaning Business
Steve Hanson
Taking care of your cleaning equipment not only extends the life of your machines, but it adds to the bottom line of your commercial cleaning business too. Cleaning equipment such as vacuums, buffing machines, and automatic scrubbers can last years longer with the proper care. Caring for your cleaning equipment also shows your clients that you are a professional and you are serious when it comes to making their buildings look good! keep reading

FREE DOWNLOAD: CDC Procedures for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - How to Protect Your Janitorial Employees FREE DOWNLOAD: CDC Procedures for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - How to Protect Your Janitorial Employees
This is a PDF Document published by the CDC on how to put on and take off Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). With the Ebola crisis in the news these days, janitorial workers are wondering how this affects their own health and well-being. As cleaning business owners it's your responsibility to educate and protect your employees from infectious diseases. This document is one you can use to do just that. keep reading

Improve Cleaning Quality With Commercial Cleaning Inspections Improve Cleaning Quality With Commercial Cleaning Inspections
Jean Hanson
Providing your customers with quality cleaning and meeting their cleaning needs and specifications is the foundation of any successful, customer-centered commercial cleaning company. Performing building inspections is an important part of the company's quality assurance program since it is what helps an organization achieve its quality objectives; to assure customers that it is positioned to deliver quality services on a regular basis. Building inspections provide the necessary feedback in order to measure the cleaning services being provided to that customer. keep reading

How to Choose the Right Microfiber Cloth for the Job How to Choose the Right Microfiber Cloth for the Job
Steve Hanson
If you use microfiber cleaning cloths, then you've probably discovered that there are different grades of cloth available for different tasks. Most manufacturers will carry at least 3 different types of microfiber cloths. So how do you know which one to choose? keep reading

Episode 78: "Do Your Cleaning Technicians Feel Like 'Fish Out Of Water' Due To Your Lack Of Training?" Episode 78: "Do Your Cleaning Technicians Feel Like 'Fish Out Of Water' Due To Your Lack Of Training?"
Jean Hanson
Many cleaning technicians often feel like a fish out of water due to a lack of training. Some cleaning business owners simply have the employee follow them around showing them what to do, or worse yet, have them follow around another employee that isn't "trained" to train another employee. If this sounds familiar, watch the video to find out what to do about it. keep reading

Benefits and Drawbacks of Encapsulation and Hot Water Extraction Cleaning Methods Benefits and Drawbacks of Encapsulation and Hot Water Extraction Cleaning Methods
Mike Gosson
This table compares encapsulation and hot water extraction - as each method relates to commercial carpet care. keep reading

Ceramic Tile Training Program Ceramic Tile Training Program
Ceramic tile is one of the most common floor surfaces used in buildings today. It is durable and long-lasting, and after the floor is sealed with a penetrating sealer it needs little maintenance. But over time, tile and grout can become dirty and impregnated with soil. This training program walks you through maintenance procedures, step-by-step and gives you the tools you need to make your floors look great. keep reading

6-CD SET: Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Janitorial Companies 6-CD SET: Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Janitorial Companies
This is a 6-CD Set filled with documents that you can use to create Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for your cleaning company. You can also use the documents to qualify for CIMS Certification. You also receive a BONUS One Year Membership to The Janitorial Store with purchase. Active members will receive an extra year added onto their membership. keep reading

Episode 56: Should You Use Subcontractors To Offer New Services In Your Cleaning Business? Episode 56: Should You Use Subcontractors To Offer New Services In Your Cleaning Business?
One of the best ways to grow your cleaning business and increase profitability is to offer more services to your existing clients. But what do you do if you don't know how to perform the service? This video explains the pros and cons of learning how to provide the service yourself versus subcontracting the work. keep reading

Stone Floor Care Packet Stone Floor Care Packet
This packet of information on stone floor care was provided by Parish Maintenance Supply - www.Parish-Supply.com. #1 - Types of Stone Floors. #2 - Restoration / Refinishing of Natural Stone Floors. #3 - Methods of Polishing and Restoration. #4 - Wet Polishing for Terrazzo and Marble Floors. #5 - "Three Step" Terazzo Resurfacing & Polishing Procedures. #6 - An Education in Crystallization. #7 & 8 - Twister System Handbook and brochure. keep reading

Cleaning Day Care Centers: What To Watch For Cleaning Day Care Centers: What To Watch For
As a cleaning business owner, some of my toughest experiences have been with cleaning Day Care Centers. I am certain there are many others who have had great experiences and love working for them. But be aware of the problems you might end up facing once you take them on as a client. Some of the common issues that you must keep in mind while putting together your cleaning service proposal are: keep reading

Episode 44: Is Your Cleaning Company Leaking Profits? Episode 44: Is Your Cleaning Company Leaking Profits?
Jean Hanson
As cleaning business owners we always seem to pause when we see someone cleaning to see if they're doing it the way we would, if we can find mistakes in their method, or inadequacies in their equipment. keep reading

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