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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 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 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 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

Are You Spreading Germs When You Wash Your Hands?

Are You Spreading Germs When You Wash Your Hands?

The assault on hand dryers continues.  Scientists from Leeds University, the 8th largest university in the UK, recently completed a study that concluded that hand dryers are worse than paper towels when it comes to spreading germs.  Airborne germ counts were 27 times higher around jet air dryers in comparison with the air around paper [...]

December 29, 2014 Beth Elliott Health & Safety, Importance of Clean, Miscellaneous 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

People Like Clean Places

People Like Clean Places

America’s favorite convenience store chain is Quik Trip and a primary reason is that it’s clean.  This is the result of a recent study performed by Market Force Information, a customer intelligence company.  Market Force included 83 convenience store chains in the study and surveyed more than 5,000 customers. Quik Trip placed first in both [...]

October 20, 2014 Beth Elliott Importance of Clean, 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