Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Difference Between Commercial & Residential Cleaning.

We Don't Make it look Clean, We get it Clean!



commercial cleaning service is more for those things that you will encounter in a business. Commercial waste clean up, hazardous clean up, or heavy cleaning are all things that define commercial cleaning. That is why some think that if you hire them for your home, they are going to clean better. The truth is that a commercial cleaning company cleans not better than a residential cleaning company, they only clean different things. Those who need a residential service should stick to one instead of thinking that a commercial one means a deeper or better clean.

When it comes to cleaning, the word commercial does not mean more industrial type cleaning, it literally means industrial cleaning and all that entails. Cleaning machinery, blank spaces, chemicals, and other industrial solvents, commercial cleaning services deal with a different type of condition and clientele.

A residential cleaning service specializes in things around your home such as cleaning floors, bedrooms and bathrooms. A commercial cleaning service cleans things such as offices, buildings, or retail stores. There is a big difference in the way that you clean a retail store versus someone’s home. A San Jose residential cleaning service is going to be much more detail oriented and thorough. Specializing in the type of mess you would find in a home, they are better suited to clean your home.

Commercial cleaning companies also focus on special events such as fire or flood clean up. They have the industrial equipment needed to clean things that have succumb to severe water, or other types of damage. They are also the company that you call for construction cleanups, or after building or renovations are done because they know how to clean to make sure the home is safe for the right quality of air and other occupancy-related needs.

If you are looking for the very best residential cleaning service in your San Jose home you need look no further than A1 Cleaning Services. They combine all the things that you love about a residential cleaning service with the more high tech and industrial needs of a commercial cleaning company. Just the right mix of them both, they are the perfect solution for all of your cleaning needs. Quickly making a name for themselves in the residential cleaning world, they are the ones to call when you want perfection.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Is it time for a new janitorial service?

We Don't Make it look Clean, We get it Clean!



Savvy business owners know how advantageous it is to hire a professional cleaning service to take care of their office cleaning needs. Not only do commercial janitorial cleaning companies keep your spaces looking great but they also let you save time to concentrate on more important business tasks. But unfortunately, not all cleaning companies are the same. So let’s find out when it’s time to say goodbye to your existing commercial janitorial cleaning service and welcome a new, reliable one in San Jose, CA:

• The quality of work starts degrading

The very first sign that you need a replacement for your present commercial cleaning service is when the quality of their work starts taking a beating, leaving you in a position where you find yourself cleaning up after them. Just doing the job is not enough, doing it with detail and care is equally important. So if your cleaning company has begun to do a sloppy job, you know it’s time to consider hiring a new service.

• They are not as responsive as they used to be

Until now whenever you approached them, you received a quick reply. And your calls were also returned in a timely manner. But now things have changed. Now they don’t even bother answering you, let alone giving you a quick reply. This indifference in serving you is clear a hint to switch over to a new service.

• Janitorial supplies are not replenished frequently

Of late you have started noticing that your janitorial cleaning service hasn’t been replenishing janitorial supplies as needed. The hired service should always perform its duty of restocking restroom supplies in advance. This is a clear indicator of a reliable and efficient janitorial cleaning service.

• Prices going through the roof

Like every business, janitorial cleaning companies in San Jose CA do work for profit. And prices can be raised at any time. But when you see them increase their rates all too frequently without any significant reason or advanced notice, you might want to consider looking for a new service.

Thursday, December 6, 2018


Price Quotes

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Henry David Thoreau
“The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.”
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden
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Jacqueline Carey
“And for a price, I will pretend absolutely nothing.”
― Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Chosen
Klaus Kinski
“I've solved the mystery: You have to submit silently. Open up, let go. Let anything penetrate you, even the most painful things. Endure. Bear up. That's the magic key! The text comes by itself, and its meaning shakes the soul ... You mustn't let scar tissue form on your wounds; you have to keep ripping them open in order to turn your insides into a marvelous instrument that is capable of anything. All this has its price.”
― Klaus Kinski
Criss Jami
“In the fashion industry, everything goes retro except the prices.”
― Criss Jami, Killosophy
Toba Beta
“Value is more expensive than price.”
― Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Thursday, November 29, 2018

For most of us cleaning is the necessary evil – we know postponing it is bad and it has to be done regularly or it gets even harder. Cleaning is a big industry, which includes various types of businesses. In fact, having a cleaning business can be quite rewarding, because this is something most people either hate, or don’t know how to do properly. Hiring professional cleaning services might be costly, but sometimes it’s the only solution if you want perfect results. Here are the types of cleaning services and their basic features.

Residential Cleaning : Without doubt the most popular type of cleaning is residential one. It’s also referred to as maid service or janitorial service. This type of cleaning includes the general housework that every home requires, as well as tidying up, clearance and spot treating. Residential cleaning includes sanitizing of bathroom, kitchen and toilet, cleaning up the bedrooms and the living room, taking out the rubbish and dusting, vacuuming and mopping. It’s not hard to start a residential cleaning business and it can even be started from home. It requires a minimum startup investment and hiring cleaners is easy, because the cleaning techniques are quite basic. Residential cleaning also includes end of tenancy cleaning, as well as post-renovation cleaning services. The wide range of services makes this quite a profitable business which can be expanded with various additional services.

Commercial Cleaning : Another rewarding business, which includes cleaning of offices and business buildings and premises. This business is quite beneficial for business owners in the big city. The service is usually done after the working hours, at night or at weekends and it involves general housekeeping duties of the office premises. Since many offices nowadays have kitchens and some even have showers, the cleaning companies combine residential and commercial services, thus offering a full package of services. The services are scheduled according to the preferences of the manager or the business owner so there is no interruption of the working process. When it comes to office buildings, the landlord can choose the cleaning services and work out a contract which is equal for each business in the building. Another option is for each business to hire its own cleaning service. Usually a separate company is hired for the window cleaning of high-rise office buildings – this is a more perilous task which is not done on a weekly basis and requires special equipment and trained cleaners.

Carpet Cleaning : Professional carpet cleaning services ensure the proper treatment, deodorizing and sanitation of the carpets in commercial and residential buildings. These companies have the right expertise, machines and products that are required for the job.

Steam cleaning : Steam cleaning is a method which gives great results and can turn a dirty carpet or upholstery furniture into a great looking one. Steam cleaning machines are used by professional cleaners who know how to treat the specific surface. One of the best machines for carpet cleaning, for example, is the heated carpet extractor.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Are You Bound To Repeat History Again?

  Where does a clean facility fit in the overall plan of running an effective business? According to the Canadian Center for Occupational Health & Safety, there are many benefits to keeping a clean workplace. (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety One of the many benefits is better hygienic conditions leading to improved health, this means less absenteeism in the workplace due to sickness.

  With all the benefits that come with keeping a working place clean, it does not seem to even make it into the priority list. Often it is based on how cheap it can be done rather than the quality of service. The process of acquiring cleaning services is almost the same as taking an order at a restaurant. It usually starts with someone calling asking for a quote because they are unhappy with who they are using. (Normally this is a yearly deal because the last several cleaning companies have not performed well, according to them.) Once the walkthrough is done they ask you to drop the quote off or email it. Normally they have at least 3 giving quotes. Once all the quotes are in, they are then discussed & handed over to a decision maker who then decides who to hire. Usually, the decision maker has not personally set down with the candidate to get a clear understanding of what process is used in the cleaning. They just pick and move on until the next time history repeats itself.

  Cleaning the right way takes time if you are going to do it right. Some may say the quote is too high and it is not in the budget. Really the time you spend in going through the whole process of hiring a new cleaning company. As well as the time on the phone with the list of things not done and that is if you are able to speak in person to the account manager that oversees your account. Some may even have employees doing some of the things not done. Last but not least paying for a service that is not being done satisfactorily or efficiently or maybe not at all can cost you more. History repeating itself can be very frustrating!

  Ways to avoid being a victim of history repeating itself:

  • Have all the parties involved (including the decision makers) at the onset and have a list of concerns already written out. 
  • Have a list of priorities and what is essential.
  • Have the candidate provide a list of references. Do your homework and check all references. 
  • Price should be a concern but it should not be the deciding factor if you want to have a clean business and not changing vendors on a consistent basis. 


Thursday, June 7, 2018

Commercial Floor Care

Powr-Flite's Twister Diamond Cleaning System

Commercial kitchen floor tile and grout cleaning