Saturday, January 31, 2015

How a Cleaner Office Makes a More Effective Business

In the business world, there are many things professionals pay close attention to that wouldnt be an immediate consideration to most people.  When people think about the effectiveness of a business, they often think about quality of service, product quality, costs of operation, finance management and other related fields.
A successful business runs deeper than just the surface business management!  Every professional businessman or woman knows the importance of a clean environment, not only for their clients, but for their employees as well.

A clean office/office building does three essential things to improve the quality of ones business:
1.     A clean office means an uncluttered mind:
For you or your employees, a deep cleaned, good smelling, tidy office is absolutely essential to optimizing the quality of your work.  With clutter, dirt, stain spots or any other overlooked flaws in your office space, whether you realize it or not, your mind is distracted.

A clean room is a happy room, and a clean office is a successful office.  Give your employees and yourself the pleasure of walking into a sanitized environment every day, and the hard work will show.

2.  Impressive to clients:

No client feels good about a business when they walk in and see that there is trash lying around, stains on the desks, papers scattered and the like.  Quite the contrary, this will make your clients wonder about your professionalism and worry about whether they should invest in your business or not.  Impress your clients with a sparkling room, and the profit margin will show.

3.  Boosts self-confidence of you, your employees and your clients:

Its not a well considered matter, but the subconscious effects of a clean room run much deeper than one would think.  When a room has a certain flow, a certain aura of order and stability and a high level of organization, people feel better about working within those walls.  Youll have more confidence in your business, your employees will have more confidence in you and themselves, and your clients will be confident as ever about their decision to work with you.

At A1 Cleaning San Jose, we work with clients with office spaces all the time.  We know how important it is to the running of a business to have a clean environment, and we also know business people are too hard at work to worry about it.  Thats where we come in!  You wont have to give a second thought about the cleanliness of your office if you make the decision to let us take care of that task for you.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Cross Contamination In The Medical Field

Cross-contamination in the medical field is a very big concern for many doctors and patients. Medical facilities could potentially lose their license and get sued, regular practicing medical professionals could be held liable for their actions and sued directly and it could even result in loss of life and life altering circumstances for a patient.
When it comes to cross-contamination from cleaning, you need to have somebody on your side that's willing to go the extra mile and ensure that all of your services are sterile and that all of the medical equipment that you use is sterile for each reoccurring surgery. Cross-contamination from chemicals can also be a serious concern so healthcare cleaners need to be sure that they are always performing their job without leaving cleaner residue. A higher level of cleanliness and standard needs to be applied for any cleaner in a healthcare facility.
Medical cleaners perform their job to the fullest sterilizing the entire patient environment from beds, bedside tables, bed frame and rails, clothing, chairs, and more. The entire patient recovery facility is scrubbed from top to bottom with no chemical residue left and specialty quality medical ingredients used for the sterilization process.
Medical cleaners also need to be sure to constantly sterilize commonly overlooked areas like keyboards and working facilities at each of the nurses stations, procedure trays, walkers, wheelchairs and more. Anything that a patient or medical professional touches in the hospital needs to be consistently cleaned to avoid cross-contamination.
Even taking small touches like cleaning off shelves with medical tape and other supplies and wiping down each of the supplies can help to prevent the spread of germs and to prevent cross-contamination during any surgical procedure.
With the help of professional cleaners you can get a top to bottom cleaning for your medical facility including all of your diagnostic equipment, office equipment, procedural equipment, patient recovery rooms, kitchens and more. Prevent cross-contamination and get the right professionals for your job today.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

3 Simple Steps Of Communicating Effectively On The Job


One thing I’ve learned in business is that communication is key to keeping the job on track until it is finished. Actually communication is important before, during and completion of the job. Why do some have one understanding of what needs to be done and some have a different understanding which conflicts with the other? The purpose of this post is to convey 3 simple steps in communicating effectively on the job.

1.    State your purpose:


Be clear and simple, effective communication is not about using big words but using the right words that convey the right meanings so the listener can get the right understanding.

Be short and to the point in the areas you want to cover. The more direct in the communication is easier to follow and understand.
  2.     Body Language:

Do you notice a person's expression when you communicate to them Are they confused, bored or disinterested? You as the  communicator in order to convey the message you want followed needs to make sure you are being understood. Verbal expression or nodding of understanding from the person you are communicating to let you know they are following your message.
 3.     Summarize & Confirm:

Complete the circle and make sure both parties on the same page. This will eliminate problems and misunderstandings which could cause delays in the job. Often we assume that everyone is on the same page and don't finish by summarizing what was covered. A good rule is to ask the one you were communicating with to tell you what they understand from the message. This will confirm that what was communicated was understood right or was not understood.

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George Thomas




Saturday, January 10, 2015

What is your first line of defense?

What is you first line of defense?

As a company we hope to provide more than just cleaning as a service. What we hope to achieve is a first line of defense against germs. There is more to cleaning that just making a home or business look clean. There is a difference between cleaning and sanitizing. Both have their respective place in home and business life.

According to an article on Web MD by Marry Ann Dunkin 6 places germs such as clod virus and bacteria thrive in are: (Dunkin, 2010)

1.       The kitchen sink can harbor salmonella and E. coli from food particles that were left from washing and rinsing dishes.

2.       Toothbrush after you brush your teeth you rinse it off and put it away which most bacteria likes dampness.

3.       Salt and Pepper Shaker researchers showed in their testing 41% of the time cold viruses were on the Salt & Pepper shakers.  

4.       TV Remote control tested very high as a source for cold viruses.

5.       Computer keyboard which tested 5 times higher for germs found than found on a toilet seat.

6.       Bathtub had very high amounts of different types of bacteria and germs.

Some may argue that not are germs are bad and help in building the immune system. That may be true to some extent, however it is up to you to take the first step in guarding yourself and home from all the harmful viruses and germs that threaten your health and safe environment of your home & business.

Contact us today for a free quote on having your business or home cleaned.

Works Cited

Dunkin, M. A. (2010). 6 Surprisingly Dirty Places in Your Home. Retrieved from Web MD:

Saturday, January 3, 2015

What is Green Cleaning?

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What is Green Cleaning?

What is green cleaning? According to Wikipedia green cleaning refers to employing cleaning methods and products that have ingredients friendly with the environment and that preserves human health. In some cases green cleaning means using substances like baking soda, vinegar, and lemons to clean the home surfaces. Their goal is to avoid chlorine, phosphates, artificial fragrances, and artificial colors. Other products have ingredients that are grown organically or using sustainable farming practices.

The interest in green cleaning can be attributed to the beneficial effects on people and the environment. According to Jerry Yudleson a prominent sustainability consultant, green cleaning is good for business by reducing energy use and increasing satisfaction among tenant & employees. In addition businesses government entities at all levels are now requiring green products to be used.

A1 Cleaning San Jose does not claim to be a 100% total green cleaning company. We give our clients the choice to use green products if they choose to do so.

Call now 408-780-1529 to explore green cleaning options with A1 Cleaning San Jose.

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