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Did you know that windows create a large part of the way a building looks? They add to the visual value and are accountable for air circulation which is crucial in any building. Windows look good and aid the purpose for which they are meant for when they are clean. Therefore, it is worthwhile to wash them regularly because they build up dust and dirt very easily. You can decide to do window cleaning by yourself but when you have a lot of windows or windows that are not easy to get to, using a professional is recommended.
It is great of great consequence when contracting these companies to know the various services they offer you and the techniques they will use to clean your windows. You should inquire of the company which you employ if their services include cleaning other things like screens, window tracks, window shutters, and screen doors. You can also hire them to offer you these services. This is for the reason of getting to those hard to reach places cleaned while at the same time of getting your windows cleaned. This provides a convenient solution to other requirements you may have.
When window cleaning is done by a professional they have the experience & right chemicals to perform the job thoroughly, thus saving you time & money. If it is a place of business, spotless and sparkling windows will produce a first-class representation to your customers.
You may have trepidations of the price that companies can require. The amount of labor will establish the charge of the services. You need to receive quotations from at least 3 different companies and compare prices. This will assist you in selecting the most qualified services at the best reasonable price.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Disinfectants are used to fight against germs that can cause sickness. A disinfectant works on killing or removing the microorganisms that cause infection. General cleaners cannot remove these germs. There are three major types of disinfectants: alcohols, chlorine, and aldehydes. Isopropyl alcohol and ethanol are examples of alcohols used to disinfect surfaces. Formaldehyde is the most commonly known example of an aldehyde disinfectant. Bleach would be a chlorine disinfectant.
Disinfectants come in many varieties. There is a 2-step process in which the surface must be cleaned first and then disinfected. There is the one-step process in which the disinfectant cleans as it disinfects. At any rate for the defecting to work, it must be on the surface wet for 3 to 10 minutes. This is known as dwell time.
6 areas in the office that are among the dirtiest spots are as follows:
1. Microwave door.
2. Refrigerator door handles in the break room.
3. Break room sink faucet handles.
4. Computer Keyboards.
5. Water fountain buttons.
6. Vending machine buttons.
These places do not get the attention that bathrooms get but germs can be spread throughout the workplace when employees heat up their lunch, make coffee, or simply type on their keyboards.
It is not possible to avoid germs altogether, but according to Brad Reynolds of Kimberly-Clark Professional’s Healthy Workplace Project, diligent washing, wiping, and sanitizing can help office workers reduce their rates of cold, flu and stomach illness by up to 80%. The percentage is even higher when a good disinfectant is used in the process of cleaning.
You can protect your self when it comes to the spreading of germs by observing the following.
1. Use a hand sanitizer before & after every meeting.
2. Wash your hands several times throughout the day
3. Use disinfectant wipes on your keyboard and telephone a few times throughout the day.
Thursday, January 4, 2018
From time to time we will receive a call for a quote to clean a facility. We set up the walkthrough and go over the scope of the job. In the course of the conversation, we discover that they are really unhappy with their current vendor. The problem is that all the job is not being done to a satisfactory level. Trash cans are left full, floors are not being mopped, or carpets are left not vacuumed. At any rate, they are looking for another vendor and want to make a change soon. They are looking for a solution.
After further discussion, we ask them what are their 3 most important area of concerns they have on the contract. One major concern is price and they want you to beat or match it. As the saying goes, “If we can’t learn from the past we are bound to repeat it” Is price going to be the solution or problem? The other two major concerns are almost a footnote which is quality & cleanliness.
The best thing is to consider what is the needs & priorities of those needs. There is an argument to be made to truly know what solution is best for the situation. Or you may just end up with another problem instead of a solution. Of course, the price is important and should be considered. There is a difference between competitive price and cheaper price. What you need is competitive pricing for the solution. Things you need to consider in finding the solution for your cleaning needs.
· Reputable Company
One good thing to do is create a list of what is needed and speak with the potential vendor on the procedures they use to ensure a clean office. It would be good to prioritize this list. Make sure that the company you use is insured and ask for references. Who will be your point of contact and how accessible will they be? BEWARE of low ballers that will end up being a huge problem!
· Quality Of Work
This may be hard to find out but when you speak with the references you could ask about the quality of work. Some companies showcase their work on their website with pictures and you could verify that way. Do they have any grantee’s if so what are they?
· Competitive Pricing
When receiving a quote, you need to get more than one quote. What you will be looking for is a pattern of average pricing. There will be some very low and some very high but there will be a pattern of a few that seem competitive and these will be the ones to consider. Whichever you decide on it is always good to bring them in one more time & go through the terms and task that will be executed.
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