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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

Why Is It Important to Have a Workplace That is Clean and Orderly?

Why Is It Important to Have a Workplace That is Clean and Orderly?

The Vision of Alliance Maintenance is for its franchise owners and their cleaners to “Excite People by Creating a Clean and Orderly Place to Work”.  From time to time on this blog we’re going to take an up close look at this Vision. Today we’re going to explore why people need cleanliness and order at [...]

September 2, 2014 Beth Elliott Health & Safety, Importance of Clean, 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

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

Did You Know Japanese Toilets Could Do This…?

Did You Know Japanese Toilets Could Do This…?

This may be old news to you, but we recently learned that Japanese toilets can do amazing things.  The Japanese have cutting edge toilet technology that we’re missing in the United States. Here are a few of the cool things that Japanese toilets have or can do:   Seat Warmers – Never sit a cold [...]

July 8, 2014 Beth Elliott Miscellaneous, Uncategorized 0

Did You Know That You Can Clean Your Way to Better Relationships?

Did You Know That You Can Clean Your Way to Better Relationships?

People don’t like dirty places.  People like clean places.  This is especially true for the workplace. When people show up at work and things are dirty or disorganized, they don’t like it.  Are you happy when you walk into a dirty restroom?  I didn’t think so!  And when people are unhappy, they become irritable and [...]

June 23, 2014 Beth Elliott Importance of Clean, Miscellaneous 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