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Three Reasons Why the Cleanliness of Your Building Impacts Your Health

Three Reasons Why the Cleanliness of Your Building Impacts Your Health

Clean buildings are healthy buildings.  This is true for three reasons.  Reason #1:  If you clean your office regularly and you clean it well, your employees shouldn’t get sick at work as often.  Germs cause sickness.  They cause the flu and colds.  If you use a disinfectant to clean, you will kill or eliminate the [...]

April 4, 2013 david Health & Safety 0

You Can Ruin Your Carpet if You Don’t Empty the Trash Correctly

You Can Ruin Your Carpet if You Don’t Empty the Trash Correctly

Have you ever walked into a building and noticed an ugly trail of spots on the carpet?  I’m sure you have.  It’s not a pretty sight! Here are four tips that you should know so that this will never happen to your carpet: Tip #1:  Never set a bag of trash on the carpet.  When [...]

March 20, 2013 david Cleaning Products, Cleaning Tips 0

Would Your Tile Floor Look Better If You Adopted a Comprehensive Floor Care Plan?

Would Your Tile Floor Look Better If You Adopted a Comprehensive Floor Care Plan?

I walked into the office of an Alliance customer a few days after we performed a strip and wax job on their tile floor.  The floor looked great so I relayed my thoughts to the customer.  He responded by saying, “Yeah, but how can I keep it looking great?” I informed him that he needed [...]

March 13, 2013 david Cleaning Tips 0

Everyone Will Know If This Area is Dirty!

Everyone Will Know If This Area is Dirty!

Almost every person that enters your building will walk through the front door and through the entry area.  Customers walk through the entry area.  Employees walk through the entry area.  The owner of the business walks through the area.  It’s a high traffic area! All of these people notice when the area is clean and [...]

March 6, 2013 david Cleaning Tips 0

How You Can Use Your Toilet to Save $$$ and Help the Environment

How You Can Use Your Toilet to Save $$$ and Help the Environment

You’ve probably heard of waterless urinals.  As you would expect, they use less water than regular urinals.  This saves money and has environmental benefits.  Unfortunately, they can be expensive to purchase and install. I recently discovered an interesting alternative.  Did you know that you can convert a urinal in your building into a waterless urinal [...]

February 28, 2013 david Cleaning Products 0

Is Your Janitorial Company Using Quality Cleaning Personnel?

Is Your Janitorial Company Using Quality Cleaning Personnel?

Your janitorial service is only as good as the people who clean your building.  When you’re working with a janitorial service, you need to find out what screening processes they use to find their cleaning personnel.  Here are some questions you should ask.  Does the janitorial service generate a lot of applications, or do they [...]

February 25, 2013 david Miscellaneous 0

The Secret to Keeping Dirt and Debris Out of Your Building

The Secret to Keeping Dirt and Debris Out of Your Building

Would you like to be able to prevent massive amounts of dirt from entering into your building?  Over 75% of all dirt and debris enter a building on people’s feet.  There is a simple and inexpensive solution to this problem – floor mats.  You can keep A LOT of dirt out of your building by [...]

February 20, 2013 david Cleaning Products, Cleaning Tips 0

Four Costly Mistakes You Might Be Making in Your Building

Four Costly Mistakes You Might Be Making in Your Building

Mistake #1:  Failing to use floor mats.  If you’re not using floor mats, your building will be dirtier than it needs to be. Advice:  Use floor mats.  They prevent A LOT of dirty from entering your building. Mistake #2:  Using an old fashioned mop and mop bucket to mop your floors.  Mops and mop buckets [...]

February 18, 2013 david Importance of Clean, Miscellaneous 0

Is Your Business at Risk for a Slip and Fall Accident?

Is Your Business at Risk for a Slip and Fall Accident?

A clean and organized facility is a safe facility. Your employee slips, trips and falls on the job and then files a workers’ compensation claim against you. Your customer slips, trips and falls while visiting your facility and then files a negligence action against you. You don’t want to be involved in these types of matters. [...]

February 11, 2013 david Health & Safety 0

Microfiber Cleaning Tools

Microfiber Cleaning Tools

Using Microfiber cleaning products can cut in half the amount of time you spend mopping or dusting. Microfiber is a tiny, tiny fiber that is woven together and then used to create cleaning tools, such as cloths, towels, mops, dusting mitts, and dusting wands. Microfiber attracts and traps dust particles.  Microfiber has sharp edges that [...]

February 7, 2013 david Cleaning Products 0