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Getting Your Office Ready for Flu Season

Posted by on Jan 12, 2019 in Tidy Blog | 0 comments

Getting Your Office Ready for Flu Season

Flu season is here once again! And like other business, you want to get your office ready. Of course, being ready means keeping your team healthy and productive throughout the season. As the season progresses, it is hard to avoid team members arriving at the office sneezing, sniffing, coughing, and more. And with those conditions, the number of ill employees can double or triple, reducing productivity and costing loss revenue. By being proactive and taking action now, you can keep your office humming along productively through flu season and all year long. A good start is installing hand sanitizers if you don’t already have them and encouraging your team members to get their flu shots early. What you may not have thought about is how hiring a professional cleaning service can rid your office of germs on a regular basis throughout the year before anyone falls ill. Preparing a Prevention Plan Starting now means you can plan ahead and protect your team members from the flu. The ideal place to begin is with “high touch areas” – desks, phones, keyboards, door knobs, doors, bathrooms, sinks, counter and surfaces in break rooms. Germs can live on surfaces for up to 48 hours infecting those who come in contact with the surface. Standard cleaning products can’t kill the worst of germs and store bought disinfectants only rid your office of the mildest bacteria.  A professional commercial cleaning team will see that these areas are sanitized regularly with premium disinfectants to prevent the spread of the flu and other germs and bacteria in your office. Performing Routine Cleaning On top of developing a prevention plan and sanitizing touch points with disinfectants, a commercial cleaning service will clean your office according to your specifications. A clean office is important to the health and wellness of your team and a professional service will deliver the highest quality cleaning. With a professional service, you choose the time that is best for you, day or night, and a licensed, bonded, insured cleaning staff will clean your offices thoroughly – removing trash, dusting, and vacuuming to get rid of dirt, grim, dust, allergens, and infectious germs. Plus, a professional cleaning service can steam your carpet or upholstery, clean ceramic tile and grout, strip and wax your vinyl floors, pressure clean exteriors, clean windows, and other needed services.   Ensuring Safe and Effective Use of Cleaning and Disinfectants A professional cleaning service will see that all cleaning and disinfectants are handled safely and effectively. These products, if not handled appropriately, can be dangerous. Professionals know how to use the products to kill germs, bacteria, and viruses without causing damage to property or danger to staff members. In addition, professional cleaning services have all the needed equipment to get the job right every time. Commercial cleaning services like the team at Tidy Team Cleaning Services offer customized packages to meet every clients’ specific needs. As highly trained, experienced professionals, Tidy Team will see that your office is clean and germ free. Hiring a professional team will help you prevent the flu from spreading through your office as well as minimizing the risk of other disease causing germs. The benefits will be healthy, productive employees throughout flu season and all year round. Call on the team at Tidy Team today...

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The Difference Between Commercial and Residential Cleaning Services

Posted by on Dec 26, 2018 in Tidy Blog | 0 comments

The Difference Between Commercial and Residential Cleaning Services

If you are like most business owners, you understand the need for a professional cleaning service for your company. Having a clean and professional looking environment all the time, means your company is always ready to make the best possible first impression. Of course, when you start to look for a cleaning service you see those labeled as commercial and others called residential and possibly even a few who proclaim their prowess as both. As a business owner you may wonder what the difference between commercial cleaning services and residential cleaning services are and how that can make a difference for your business. Obviously, commercial services specialize and offer expertise in commercial facilities and residential services deliver expertise in residential homes. As you probably realize, there is a difference in the cleaning needs at your home versus your business. There is often some disparity between residential and commercial cleaning services as the former is considered more a luxury and the later a necessity. Understanding the differences can be important for your business. Determining your cleaning needs prior to contacting a cleaning service is imperative as is doing your research on cleaning services you are considering for your business. Professional commercial cleaning services work to make sure your business is clean and operational, ensuring offices, retail environments, medical practices, and other commercial spaces are hygienic and clean. This means making sure your company stays open and running efficiently because germs, bacteria, and viruses causing illnesses to employees and customers are thoroughly removed. Commercial cleaning services often provide a complete list of services which are performed nightly or weekly during a time convenient for your business. Their goal is to keep your company clean, open and ready to do business, day and night. When choosing your professional commercial cleaning service, you need to ask questions and get answers, as your business is unlike any other and the services you need will vary from the cleaning services other clients. The same is true of the differences in cleaning commercial properties versus residential are very unique. The commercial cleaning services you are considering should have references from businesses where they perform their duties on a regular basis. The references should indicate efficiency at their tasks as well as trustworthiness because these services often do their jobs when no one is a work in your company to oversee them. When choosing a cleaning service for your business, keep in mind, a commercial cleaning service is, in most cases, your best choice. Residential cleaning services clean during the day which can be inconvenient for businesses while commercial cleaning services clean on nights and weekends. On top of that residential cleaning services often expect payment on the day of service while commercial cleaning services bill monthly or under the terms of your contract. Commercial cleaning services also understand the need for security in a business setting which is often quite different than a residential setting. Commercial cleaning services understand the needs of business owners in regard to confidentiality of client documents and other proprietary information you may have and strive to meet all your cleaning needs without compromising security. A professional commercial cleaning service often offers the best value for businesses – cleaning offices, and other business environments with specialized care, in a quick and efficient...

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Tips to Help Keep your Office Clean

Posted by on Dec 11, 2018 in Tidy Blog | 0 comments

Tips to Help Keep your Office Clean

The cleanliness and organization of your office makes a big first impression when potential customers, clients, and colleagues enter. And, obviously, you want to make a positive first impression on all who enter. Hiring a professional cleaning service like Tidy Team is key to keeping your office in tip-top condition on an ongoing basis. Even so, there are a number of things you and your employees can do to keep your space clean between professional cleanings. Doing so means your office is always welcoming, professional, clean, and orderly. Here are some tips to help you and your staff keep your office clean, organized, and looking good, between professional cleanings, as you welcome your visitors. Eating at Your Desk is a NO-NO Whether you are a clean or a messy eater, eating at your desk makes a mess. Crumbs, spills, and other debris from your food and beverages will find a way onto your desk no matter how hard you try to avoid it. Keyboards, drawers, desktops, files, and floors will catch all and make a poor impression on potential clients. Additionally, these food particles can also attract unwanted pests into your office space. Though no one intends for it to happen, it does. If possible, ask your team members to avoid eating at their desks. Providing a breakroom or lunch room will help, but if you don’t have the space, make sure your employees know to clean up after eating so food particles, paper waste, and spills don’t accumulate. You don’t want your professional cleaning service to spend all their time cleaning up employee messes, but want them focused on the overall office environment. When your professional cleaning team has to focus these areas, plus the areas you’ve contracted them for, it costs them time and you money. Keeping Desktops Neat and Organized While on the subject of employee desks, its important that your employees keep their desks organized and clean. Even when your office space is squeaky clean,  an unorganized desk can make it look otherwise – unprofessional and, well, dirty. When your team members keep their desk organized, with unused items out of sight, they avoid the appearance of chaos and clutter, and give clients colleagues the professional impression you seek. Timely Filing While today’s offices use electronic filing systems for most records and documents, very few offices are paper free, in spite of virtual record keeping. There is still a great deal of paper generated in offices around the world and this paper can pile up and overwhelm if not handled properly. Office still need filing cabinets, whether they exist in individual office spaces and cubicles or in a centralized file room. Either way, your employees are essential in keeping these essential paper records and documents filed in a timely and proper manner. On top of that, documents and records which are no longer needed should be shredded or recycled. Recycling is a great way for your office to not only keep clean, but help the environment and save some precious resources in the process. Spot Check of Entryways, Reception Areas, and Waiting Rooms Entryways, Reception Areas, and Waiting Rooms often make the first impression on visitors to your office. Since your goal is to always make a positive reception, let your team members know that...

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Your Lobby Makes The First Impression – Keep it Clean

Posted by on Nov 20, 2018 in Tidy Blog | 0 comments

Your Lobby Makes The First Impression – Keep it Clean

Your lobby is the welcome center for your business or organization. It is your first hello, bidding your customers, partners, potential new customers, colleagues, investors, and future employees to come in and be welcome. Is your lobby welcoming guests, making them feel comfortable and valued? Or is your lobby saying something else? Regardless of what type of business you have, your lobby makes the first lasting impression and sets the tone for the interaction to follow. The lobby says a lot about you and your company, from how you do business to how attentive you are to the details, to the work ethic of you and your employees.  Your lobby sets the tone for your business – positive or negative. It introduces your brand to those who enter. What does your lobby tell your visitors? A Clean Lobby Makes a Positive First Impression In order to answer the question above, you may need to walk out and enter your office, looking at it with fresh eyes. When you do, ask yourself, is your lobby saying your company is professional, well-organized, energetic, creative? Or is your lobby giving off a completely different impression because it dusty, dirty, and in disarray. Even if the back office in your business is relatively calm and well-organized, the lobby is likely a busy place with lots of foot traffic, which means it needs constant attention. In most cases, it is more than your office employees can handle, and wouldn’t it be better if they were focused on your business. Because a clean lobby makes the all important first impression, your best use of time and money would be calling on a professional cleaning service to get the job done correctly and ensure every first impression your lobby makes is a positive one. The goal of a professional cleaning crew is to keep your office space, lobby included, as clean as it should be, so your company always makes a great impression. Now you might be thinking, wouldn’t hiring a janitor be a better utilization of time and money? Every situation is different, but in most cases, hiring a full-time janitor is going to cost considerably more than hiring a professional cleaning team. After all, you’ll need to pay the janitor’s salary, as well as furnish the cleaning equipment and solutions, and provide the janitor with company benefits. With a commercial cleaning service, they provide the equipment and the cleaning supplies, pay their employees, and you determine exactly what they do to keep your offices clean. You do a walk through with the cleaning team and tell them what needs to be done and they get it done right, the first time. From windows to floors, from walls to lighting fixtures, from countertops to entryways, a trustworthy professional cleaning crew will help you make a positive first impression by taking care of clutter, dirt, and grim. Now, take a look at your lobby one more time, with fresh eyes. What needs to be done to make a good impression? As you prepare for your meeting with the cleaning team, identify areas that need to be cleaned regularly, and how often you feel that needs to happen. Once you have determined your needs call on a professional cleaning service for a consultation. A representative will come...

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Cleaning Up Your Office Renovation

Posted by on Nov 9, 2018 in Tidy Blog | 0 comments

Cleaning Up Your Office Renovation

Office renovation has to happen at one time or another, particularly if you want your business to be a success, projecting that professional image and solidifying your brand. You may be expanding your space, taking down walls and joining spaces, putting up walls and creating private spaces, or simply giving your office a much needed move into the 21st century. On the other hand, you may be moving your company to a new location, one that needs to be brought up to your organization’s standards before you can settle into the space. Whichever is the case for you and your business, there is going to be a mess involved whether you hire someone to do the work or go the do-it-yourself (DIY) route, and that is where the team at Tidy Team Cleaning Services can help. Once the renovation is complete, it has to be clean and spotless and ready to receive your furnishings, equipment, employees, and clients. Here’s how to get the job done! What You Can Do If you are remodeling your current space, understand there will be a mess. The issue at hand is how can business go on in the midst of it? Knowing it will get messy and dirty, move out as much as you can – furniture, electronics, computers, pictures, etc. The items that must be left behind to run your business during the renovation will need to be covered when not in use to keep them as clean as possible. If you can, keep the working spaces wiped down each day, which will save time when the final cleaning occurs. When moving to a new space, this doesn’t apply unless you are moving in before the renovation happens. The Big Finish – Cleaning Up Your Office Renovation As the finishing touches are done on your remodel, prepare for the big clean up. This means contacting your local, professional trusted cleaning service or planning for a massive DIY cleaning project. Here’s what the project entails: Removing all the debris Cleaning air ducts, replacing filters Shop Vac walls, floors, ceilings, fixtures Wipe down walls, ceilings, windows, fixtures Remove dust from all furniture (upholstered furniture will need extra care) and lighting Clean handles, hinges, baseboards, wood, doors, with the appropriate cleaner Sweep and mop floors Clean carpets Check your air ducts and filters once more when all the cleaning is done. Given that you’ll need special equipment (cleaners, mops, shop vac, vacuums, dusters, brooms, etc.) you will likely find that hiring a professional cleaning service like Tidy Team is the most economical route, saving you both time and money. In this case, a professional cleaning service will get the job done expertly, so you can focus on getting your business back to 100 percent production following your renovation. Expert cleaners will ensure all of the above are completed, plus: Check walls, windows, and other surfaces for construction tape, painter’s tape, and adhesive residue, removing them effectively without damaging newly remodeled surfaces. Clean windows expertly, making them shine. Disinfect countertops, sinks, toilets, and all surfaces. With your trusted professional cleaners on the job, all you will need to do is get everything read for your grand re-opening and make a great new impression on your...

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How To Be Sure Your Cleaning Service Saves You Time As Well As Money

Posted by on Oct 22, 2018 in Tidy Blog | 0 comments

How To Be Sure Your Cleaning Service Saves You Time As Well As Money

Everyday you have to prioritize time and funds for your company. Everyday you are met with time shortages, looming deadlines, endless interruptions, ongoing meetings, infinite responsibilities, and the list goes on and on. To keep your company’s priorities in order and manage both time and money well, you have to rely on your vendors to provide dependable services in a timely manner. Each of the vendors you put your trust in should provide value and save you time allowing you to focus on your business goals and objectives. It’s true for every vendor you enter into contract with, especially your commercial cleaning service. Often business owners hesitate when hiring a commercial cleaning service believing the benefits cannot possibly outweigh the cost involved. The opposite is true, a professional cleaning service will save your company, no matter its size, a bundle of money and lots of time. Outsourcing this part of your business is a smart choice. A commercial cleaning service already has the equipment and supplies needed and know how to get the job done well in record time. On the other hand, if you chose to employ a full-time cleaning person, you’ll not only have to cover all the payroll expenses involved, but also have the added expense of purchasing equipment and supplies for your new employee to use. It’s easy to see how your cleaning service can save you money, but how can you be sure your cleaning service will also save you time? The truth is a professional cleaning company will save you time. They are the cleaning experts, responsible and responsive to your business’ cleaning needs. The relationship you have with them should be stress free, and you can get the most from your cleaning service in value and time saved by following these guidelines. Communicate Well When you have a cleaning problem, need to reevaluate how the cleaning services is getting the job done, or have a new task to add to the current cleaning contract, knowing who you should communicate with goes a long way. Letting your commercial cleaning service know your expectations can make all the difference in getting the job done the way you want it in a timely fashion. Understanding who to contact if there is an emergency and how quickly the cleaning company will respond are vital to success. It is also important that your cleaning service know who to contact in your business and how quickly to expect a response should an issue or question arise while they are on site at your company. Well defined communication is a necessity when partnering with your cleaning service. Contract Clarity When you sign your contract, you want to make sure all the tasks you require are specified clearly. But what happens if after a few weeks you realize you forgot something? If you are partnered with a reputable and responsive cleaning service, the new tasks need should be added to the contract and executed quickly. There shouldn’t be an issue with changing an order because you have already established an open and trusted communication line with your cleaning service. Regular Meetings You can also save time by scheduling regular meetings with your commercial cleaning service. Doing so keeps the lines of communication open and allows you to address any small...

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Medical Office Cleaning For Patient’s Sake

Posted by on Oct 4, 2018 in Tidy Blog | 0 comments

Medical Office Cleaning For Patient’s Sake

In any medical facility, whether a private physician’s practice, an urgent care center, a health care clinic, a dental practice, or a hospital, the focus needs to be on the patients, their care and well-being. This applies not only to the medical care being provided, but also to the cleanliness of the facility. Thus, medical facility cleaning needs to take a patient-oriented stance and be cleaned  for patient’s sake! Cleanliness in a medical or healthcare facility helps to decrease the risks to health and safety and the spread of germs, but also is a means to keeping patients healthy and happy and coming back – positively effecting your medical facility’s bottom line and ultimately ensuring continued success. Where, then does one find these commercial cleaning gurus? Here’s how to not only find the medical cleaning experts, but how they help your medical practice in the long run. Put Patients First Always In your practice, be it a medical practice, a dental office, urgent care, or physical therapy, you always put your patients first, giving them the best in care. The same should be true in the cleanliness of your office. A clean office provides a warm welcome for your patients and lets them know you truly care. On top of that a clean office encourages them to return and gives you and your staff a new level of trust and credibility with them. A commercial cleaning service will not only see your office through fresh eyes and recommend cleaning services to keep your patients coming back; they’ll also see that your practice is always cleaned with your patients’ view in mind. A Cleaning Plan with Patients in Mind A patient-centric cleaning service will see that your cleaning contract includes all the necessary tasks to support your facility’s cleaning needs. They’ll even work with your staff to discuss any specialty cleaning required for your area of expertise including standard safety requirements, infectious waste disposal, cross contamination prevention, precautions for sharps, and protective equipment needed. Specialty Focus for Patients’ Sake Generally speaking, your commercial cleaning service will apply generic cleaning protocols to your office space. On top of that, they will tailor specialized cleaning practices designed for your practice area and the healthcare environment you provide to ensure infection control protocols are in place. If special procedures are needed in your area of expertise or specialized cleaning tools need to be provided, your medical cleaning service will address those areas to ensure that all areas of your office are cleaned with your patients in mind. This includes, not only examination rooms, but also waiting rooms where germs collect and multiply quickly if proper protocols are not in place. Your commercial cleaning service can also provide products and guidance to keeping areas like waiting rooms, reception desks, and nurses’ stations, clean and sanitized throughout the day when the service is not on site. Professional Medical Office Cleaning Services are the Ideal for Your Patients and Staff When you consider what is at stake when it comes to the cleanliness of your medical facility, whether a private physician’s practice, an urgent care center, a health care clinic, a dental practice, or even a hospital, professional medical cleaning services are the solution to keeping your practice clean for the sake of your patients. You...

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Keep Back to School Germs Away

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018 in Tidy Blog | 0 comments

Keep Back to School Germs Away

Back to school time is here, and with that comes pesky back to school germs infecting families and invading homes. Colds and germs spread like wildfire among students, parents, teachers, and school personnel. In schools, germs can be anywhere, but water fountains, doorknobs, hand rails, soap dispensers, gym equipment, keyboards and other electronics, are among the hot spots for germ growth and transmission. So, how does you and your children keep back to school germs away? Back to School Germs Make You Sick Schools are dirty, no matter how well they are cleaned, with hundreds or even thousands of people making their way through the halls on a daily basis. You never know when your child may spend the day at school and arrive home in the afternoon with a fever, a cold, the flu, a stomach ache, conjunctivitis (pink eye), or even lice. Cleaning at school, though takes place every day is often superficial and unable to reach all the germ-filled spaces and surfaces in your children’s schools. Studies have shown that children in public school get sick more often than those at private schools and those who are homeschooled. In addition, other studies find those in childless homes are sick, on average, three to four weeks per year, while those with a single child at home are sick 18 weeks per year and with more than one child the average rises to 29 weeks annually. Most parents feel schools fail to properly clean and sanitize daily, allowing germs to multiply. And for schools the task looms large, with trash cleared away, floors vacuumed, and bathrooms cleaned daily, the custodial staff in most schools work hard. Staff and students rate bathrooms as the place at school with the most germs, followed by the classrooms, the school cafeteria, the gym, and the nurse’s office. The truth is germs infest virtually everywhere students and staff touch during the day including door knobs, stairway railings, water fountains, desks, the toilet and bathroom doors, as well as their own and their classmates school supplies. And though students know and are encouraged to wash their hands often, the school has to take on the responsibility of sanitizing these trouble spots every day. The CDC ( The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) statistics reveal more than 55 million students and seven million staff members in attendance daily in the U.S.’s more than 130,000 public schools. That figure alone explains how back to school germs can wreak havoc on learning through illnesses and the resulting absences. What Can Be Done? Though all the germs won’t likely be eradicated, there are several ways parents, students, and schools can reduce germ and improve those germ prone areas. The first is the encouragement of quality handwashing techniques for students, teachers, and staff. The second is ensuring the janitorial staff or company responsible for your children’s schools focuses their attention on trouble spots using the most up to date cleaning techniques. This may mean securing the services of a professional cleaning service like Tidy Team. At Tidy Team Cleaning Services, the professionals utilize state of the art procedures in cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing, to ensure germs are eradicated from the schools they serve. Tidy Team focuses on the germ trouble spots – bathrooms, cafeterias, and door handles –...

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The Risks in DIY(Do-it- Yourself) Cleaning at Your Business

Posted by on Aug 29, 2018 in Tidy Blog | 0 comments

The Risks in DIY(Do-it- Yourself) Cleaning at Your Business

Many business owners feel the money saved with DIY(Do-it- Yourself)cleaning is worth the effort, but in reality, there are significant risks and added liability with the practice. And the truth is, cleaning is a necessity in each and every business. Let’s explore the risks to DIY cleaning at your business and discover the simple solution to keeping your company clean. The Risk The most common injuries suffered by those in the professional cleaning industry are slip and fall injuries. These injuries often come as a result of workers cleaning on wet surfaces, moving heavy furniture to clean, and climbing on ladders to reach out of the ways spots which need cleaning. On top of that, those in the cleaning field often suffer back injuries, a result of continual twisting and bending to get the job done. Research shows that cleaning service professionals are injured twice as frequently as all other workers. As a business owner, when you perform these tasks or assign them to your employers, you are putting yourself, your business, and your team at risk. And on top of that fact, you are taking a valuable employee away from the important function you hired him or her to perform in your business. Time spent cleaning means time lost in doing their primary function to make your business a success. Additionally, you gain liability for those employees as well as potential customers and guests of your business. If one of your employees is assigned cleaning duties like washing windows or mopping floors and they are injured in the process, your workers’ compensation insurance will need to cover their injuries. In most cases, you’ll end up with a costly workers compensation claim along with an increase in your premium. In addition, the injured employee will cease to be productive in their primary capacity, and your team’s overall productivity and morale will hit rock bottom. The Solution You could hire a full-time custodian, but keep in mind that hire will cost you considerably more than just an additional salary and benefits. You’ll face added costs for worker’s compensation insurance, as well as the costs of all the tools, cleaning supplies, and equipment required to do the job well. Plus, your business will need additional space to store the cleaning supplies and equipment. There is a better solution. You and your business could partner with a trustworthy professional cleaning service whose team will deliver all the equipment and supplies to get your commercial space cleaned right in a timely manner. A commercial cleaning service like Tidy Team Cleaning Services will also ensure the proper safety measures are taken and safety signage is always in place, and, in case of an injury, their liability coverage is in force to cover the costs. And another fact you may not have considered is OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) compliance. OSHA requires every business to ensure a clean, sanitary, and serviceable location. This means as the business owner, you must develop and maintain a schedule for cleaning, service, and supply. Depending on your industry, proper handling of all materials, including cleaning chemicals is required. To ensure compliance, OSHA inspectors come on site and inspect your business. With a professional cleaning service partnership, your business will be OSHA compliant, with service employees will be equipped...

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Professional Cleaning and Customer Service

Posted by on Aug 16, 2018 in Tidy Blog | 0 comments

Professional Cleaning and Customer Service

You may have never thought of it, but cleaning is crucial for delivering exceptional customer service. Not only does it maintain a safe and healthy environment for your customers but also for your employees. Whether your business is retail, medical, legal, or industrial, customer service is a vital part of the package you provide for your customers. If you aren’t offering up a clean environment when they visit your company, you are falling short on delivering the exceptional customer experience you hope to provide. A dirty, dusty space can make give your customers a poor first impression, which may lead your company to lose business. By keeping a clean, welcoming environment, customers will not only get a great first impression, but will likely tell others how much you care and help you grow your business by word of mouth. Simple and Effective If you choose do-it-yourself cleaning, remember to keep the process simple and effective for you and your employees. You’ll want to choose effective, high quality multipurpose products which can get the job done well. Buying your chosen products in large, bulk sizes will save you money and allow you to get more done in less time. This is particularly important if your employees are helping you get the cleaning done – after all you don’t want cleaning to take them away for too long from the job you hired them to do. If you choose to hire a professional cleaning service, you’ll save both time and money, while keeping your employees focused on the tasks you hired them to do for your company. A commercial cleaning service will know just what product to use for your most grimy cleaning task and get the job done efficiently and to your satisfaction. Most professional cleaning services would agree with the latest survey which showed multipurpose products get the job done right the first time. Keeping Your Company Space Clean Whether you are going the DIY route or hiring a commercial cleaning service, you will want to ensure the job is done right after all it is your business on the line. First and foremost, you want a welcoming entrance. This means windows should be spotless, the entry way should be swept, vacuumed, or mopped clean on a regular basis, and any entryway rugs should be clean and well-kept. Your entrance makes the first impression as customers visit your business, which means dirt, clutter, and an unkempt appearance will send the wrong message, turning some customers away before they get in the front door. Your windows should be kept clean – free from dirt, grime, streaks, and handprints. This also applies to handrails, doorknobs, countertops, desks, and any area that customers come in contact with frequently. While this may mean that even if you have a commercial cleaning service your employees may need to do a little cleanup throughout the day, it keeps your company continually making a good first impression. This can also mean picking up and putting packages and other items away to avoid the appearance of clutter and disorganization. A Little Employee Input Even when you have a professional cleaning team, your employees will need to help keep your office or work environment clean and tidy. Wiping away obvious window streaks, fingerprints, and dust on desks, and...

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