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How Often Should We Clean It?

How Often Should We Clean It?

How often should we clean our building?  Five days a week?  Three days a week?  One day a week?  Every facility manager must answer this question.  When making this determination, the facility manager must find the appropriate balance between the costs associated with more frequent cleaning versus the desired level of cleanliness. Here’s is a [...]

December 30, 2015 Beth Elliott Expectations, Miscellaneous 0

How to Avoid These 9 Problems When Hiring a Janitorial Company- Part VIII

How to Avoid These 9 Problems When Hiring a Janitorial Company- Part VIII

We’re wrapping up our examination of the most common transition problems that arise when a customer hires a new janitorial service.  Below is a discussion of Problem No. 9. Problem No. 9:   Locating and accessing dumpsters.  There are a variety of problems that cleaners encounter in this area.  Sometimes a cleaner finishes his trashing duties [...]

February 13, 2015 Beth Elliott Communication, Expectations, Miscellaneous, Uncategorized 0

How to Avoid These 9 Problems When Hiring a Janitorial Company- Part VII

How to Avoid These 9 Problems When Hiring a Janitorial Company- Part VII

We’re in the middle of examining the most common transition problems that arise when a customer hires a new janitorial service.  Below is a discussion of Problem No. 8. Problem No. 8:   Locating light switches during the initial clean.  This problem usually plays out in one of these two ways:  The cleaner spends a lot [...]

January 12, 2015 Beth Elliott Communication, Expectations, Miscellaneous, Uncategorized 0

How to Avoid These 9 Problems When Hiring a Janitorial Company- Part VI

How to Avoid These 9 Problems When Hiring a Janitorial Company- Part VI

We’re in the middle of examining the most common transition problems that arise when a customer hires a new janitorial service.  Below is a discussion of Problem No. 7. Problem No. 7:   Conflicting Instructions.  Here’s one way this occurs.   The salesman for the janitorial company puts the bid and price together based on certain factors [...]

December 19, 2014 Beth Elliott Communication, Expectations, Miscellaneous, Uncategorized 0

How to Avoid These 9 Problems When Hiring a Janitorial Company- Part V

How to Avoid These 9 Problems When Hiring a Janitorial Company- Part V

We’re in the middle of examining the most common transition problems that arise when a customer hires a new janitorial service.  Below is a discussion of Problem No. 6. Problem No. 6:   Missing Paper Products.  It is somewhat common for a janitorial crew to show up to clean on the first night and find that [...]

December 12, 2014 Beth Elliott Expectations, Miscellaneous, Uncategorized 0

How to Avoid These 9 Problems When Hiring a New Janitorial Company- Part IV

How to Avoid These 9 Problems When Hiring a New Janitorial Company- Part IV

We’re in the middle of examining the most common transition problems that arise when a customer hires a new janitorial service.  Below is a discussion of Problem No. 5 Problem No. 5:   Missed areas.  Missing an entire area is a problem that can occur in large buildings or buildings with multiple areas requiring key access.  [...]

October 15, 2014 Beth Elliott Communication, Expectations, Miscellaneous, Uncategorized 0

A New Kind of CFO

A New Kind of CFO

Did you know that a new job has emerged in the facilities management industry over the last few years?  The job is Chief Facility Officer. The Chief Facility Officer is responsible for the planning, construction, renovation, maintenance and repair of an organization’s buildings and facilities.  They are also typically responsible for providing the following services [...]

October 6, 2014 Beth Elliott Expectations, Miscellaneous, Uncategorized 0

How to Avoid These 9 Problems When Hiring a New Janitorial Company- Part III

How to Avoid These 9 Problems When Hiring a New Janitorial Company- Part III

In two recent blog posts we examined three of the most common transition problems that arise when a customer hires a new janitorial service.   Today we’ll examine Problem No. 4. Problem No. 4:   Key mishaps.  The major key mishap that occurs during a transition is when the janitor shows up for the first clean and [...]

September 10, 2014 Beth Elliott Communication, Expectations, Miscellaneous, Uncategorized 0

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

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

In previous blog posts, we started our examination of the most common transition problems that arise when a customer hires a new janitorial service.  Specifically, we looked at Problems No. 1 and No. 2.  Today we’ll examine Problem No. 3. Problem No. 3:   Misaligned expectations.  During the sales process, the salesman explains the various processes [...]

August 25, 2014 Beth Elliott Communication, Expectations, Miscellaneous, Uncategorized 0