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Blind Cleaning 101

Blind Cleaning 101

Have you ever wondered how to clean your blinds?  Well different people use different methods of cleaning them.  Below is a breakdown of three different methods that people use to clean blinds. Vacuum the blinds using a brush attachment. When doing so, remember to vacuum across the slats and not up and down. Another key [...]

June 23, 2015 Beth Elliott Cleaning Tips, Miscellaneous, Uncategorized 0

What Do Vinegar and Hamsters Have in Common?

What Do Vinegar and Hamsters Have in Common?

Vinegar is an excellent natural cleaner.  It is a weak acetic acid that is able to kill bacteria and viruses. I thought it might be interesting to explore how people at Alliance have used vinegar to clean over the past few months. The following are all actual stories from recent history relating to people at [...]

June 15, 2015 Beth Elliott Cleaning Products, Cleaning Tips, Miscellaneous, Uncategorized 0

Ever Use this Magical, Natural Cleaning Ingredient?

Ever Use this Magical, Natural Cleaning Ingredient?

A facility manager for an office building recently asked one of our area developers to help get rid of the hard water stains that were on the tile in their gym shower. The area developer showed up one evening to get the job done.  He tried 3 different cleaning chemicals that night.  None of them [...]

June 5, 2015 Beth Elliott Cleaning Products, Cleaning Tips, Importance of Clean, Uncategorized 0

Does Your Building Have Bed Bugs?

Does Your Building Have Bed Bugs?

Have you ever wondered if bed bugs could pose a threat to your office building? Well the answer is yes! In 2013, office buildings ranked the fifth highest in public locations that have reported bed bug infestations. The problem they pose in office buildings is a little different than the problem they create in homes. [...]

April 1, 2015 Beth Elliott Cleaning Tips, Health & Safety, Miscellaneous 0

Backpack Vacuums are Here to Stay

Backpack Vacuums are Here to Stay

We have written about the benefits of backpack vacuums in the past.  In one article, we explained that there are three reasons you should use backpack vacuums.  First, they are more efficient.  Second, they allow you to clean more areas, more often.  Lastly, they are helpful in performing detail vacuuming. Earlier this week I noticed [...]

March 16, 2015 Beth Elliott Cleaning Tips, Energy Efficiency, Miscellaneous 0

How to Clean a Garbage Disposal

How to Clean a Garbage Disposal

Do you have any nasty odors coming from the kitchen or break room in your building?  One possible source is the garbage disposal.  If you haven’t cleaned it in a while, it could definitely be the culprit.  There are lots of ways to clean a garbage disposal, but this is a process that has worked [...]

January 21, 2015 Beth Elliott Cleaning Products, Cleaning Tips, Miscellaneous 0

How to Avoid These 9 Problems When Hiring a New Janitorial Company – Part I

How to Avoid These 9 Problems When Hiring a New Janitorial Company – Part I

One thing is always true when a customer hires a new janitorial service.  The customer is hopeful that the new janitorial service will clean their building so well that it will create a clean and comfortable place to work.  And the janitorial service wants the same thing! There is a flurry of activity when the [...]

July 14, 2014 Beth Elliott Cleaning Tips, Employees, Importance of Clean, Miscellaneous, Uncategorized 0

Is There a Vacuum That Can Prevent You From Getting Sick?

Is There a Vacuum That Can Prevent You From Getting Sick?

What if using a certain type of vacuum cleaner could reduce your chance of getting sick or simply give you allergy relief?  If you like that idea, then I’ve got good news for you.  Vacuums with HEPA filters do just that! HEPA is an acronym for high efficiency particulate air and a HEPA filter is [...]

June 16, 2014 Beth Elliott Cleaning Products, Cleaning Tips, Health & Safety, Miscellaneous, Uncategorized 0

Never Do This When Cleaning the Restrooms in Your Office…

Never Do This When Cleaning the Restrooms in Your Office…

Here are four things that you should never do when cleaning the restrooms in your office building:   Never let toilet paper, paper towel or soap dispensers run out of product. Of all of the cleaning problems, this upsets people the most! Never forget to use microfiber cleaning tools. Microfiber cleaning tools allow you to [...]

June 9, 2014 Beth Elliott Cleaning Tips, Importance of Clean, Miscellaneous 0

How to Clean Your Eyeglasses

How to Clean Your Eyeglasses

Eyeglasses get dirty.  Scratch that.  Eye glasses get nasty.  So what’s the best way to get them clean?  Should I spit on them and dry it off with my undershirt?  Probably not! Here’s what we recommend: Go to the sink and run warm water over the glasses. Put a small amount of dishwashing detergent on [...]

May 27, 2014 Beth Elliott Cleaning Tips, Miscellaneous, Uncategorized 0