Tag: cleaning and janitorial services

Disinfecting an elevator

It’s been almost exactly two years since the COVID-19 pandemic began its first wave in the U.S. Since that time, many lessons have been learned. Most notably, individuals and institutions have gained a renewed appreciation for the importance of proper hygiene, health, and safety. Cleaner facilities cultivate healthier, happier employees, reduce the number of illness-related absences, and function more productively on the whole. Simply put, prioritizing cleaning and disinfection protocols in yo...

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In our previous blog, “How to Navigate the Current Labor Shortage in Your Industry,” we discussed how adapting to emerging trends in wages and shift work helps businesses hire the best candidates and keep them on board. The service industry is among those industries that has experienced the biggest shake-ups over these past two years. Many businesses are struggling to keep their facilities clean and sanitary due to a lack of interest in key cleaning positions. To make matters worse, there’...

Inside of a recently-cleaned facility

After what for many has felt like both the longest and shortest year of all time, a brand new year has finally arrived. No one knows for certain what 2022 has in store for all of us, but a new year always presents a prime opportunity for making a fresh start. Even if you’re not personally interested in making any resolutions, it’s important to think of ways to improve your facility so you can enjoy a successful year to come. Of course, building maintenance involves many moving parts, so it...

Animation of air going through a vent

The importance of maintaining clean air inside your facility cannot be overstated, especially today as COVID-19 variants such as Omicron sweep the nation. Not only can poor air quality contribute to the spread of this and other diseases – it can also exacerbate allergies and chronic respiratory conditions, irritate skin, and trigger headaches, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, and more. In this way, failing to prioritize clean air within your walls can become a major liability, putting occupants at ...

Newly-flipped college dorm

In our previous blog, “How Does Facility Quality Impact College Student Enrollment and Retention?” we discussed how a university’s success is closely tied to the condition of its facilities. Student dormitories are among the most important of these campus facilities. After all, dorms are where students spend most of their time, divided between studying, socializing, unwinding, and sleeping. Dorms are also highly transient for individual students -- some students only spend a few months in ...

What’s the most important room inside your building? Is it your conference room, lobby, warehouse, main office, or something else? It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that the right answer is, “your restrooms.” You might not think about your building’s bathrooms all the time, but they’re used by everyone inside your building. Moreover, restrooms are potential havens for all sorts of germs (i.e., viruses, bacteria), which is why it’s so important to keep them clean and sanitary day in a...

Construction on a bathroom floor

The state of your business’ bathrooms has a bigger impact on your bottom line than you might realize. At the very least, worn down, dirty bathrooms are an eyesore, reducing employee morale and tarnishing your reputation. Moreover, outdated restrooms are often inefficient, increasing your water and energy costs. And, of course, a poorly maintained bathroom is a health and safety hazard, allowing germs to spread and mold to form over time. Thus, committing to a bathroom restoration project is a ...

As more and more businesses embark on their office reopening strategy after several turbulent months, they must reinvigorate their efforts to keep their facilities clean and safe for all employees, guests, and customers. Most of us know that dust can be a nuisance, but dust can also become a more serious hazard, especially as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Industries such as manufacturing and construction pose the highest risk of dust-related problems, but even small offices mus...

Keeping a commercial building clean requires a range of tasks, from floor cleaning to window washing to janitorial work and so on. While each of these tasks is necessary for maintaining the overall safety, integrity, and beauty of your building, it can be easy to lose track of which tasks must get done and when. Without a detailed strategy in place, certain cleaning duties and/or parts of your facility may get neglected and eventually result in larger, costly problems. Let’s go over how settin...

Even a minor fire can threaten the lives of your people and do severe damage to your structures and equipment. As such, your facility’s fire safety system is one of its most crucial assets. It’s also one of the most varied, featuring multiple devices such as portable extinguishers, alarm systems, sprinklers, pumps, suppression systems, blankets, fireproof coatings, and more. With so much at stake and so many components in play, maintaining your entire system can be a challenge. Here are four...

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