Make the Grade — School Cleaning Tips for Summer Break

Posted on 6/19/18 7:15 AM

School’s out for the summer and most students are enjoying a much-anticipated break from textbooks and teachers. For campus maintenance and janitorial staff, however, it’s go time.

Now that the halls and classrooms aren’t filled with as many bustling school activities, those who maintain the facility have free reign to thoroughly clean every area without interruption or typical time constraints.

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Topics: School Cleaning

Top 10 Ways to Spruce Up Your Business This Spring

Posted on 5/9/18 7:30 AM

It was a long, cold winter, and after staring at those same office walls for months on end, you probably want a change of scenery. Everyone experiences spring fever this time of year and the cure requires more than simply opening up the windows to let in some fresh air.

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Topics: Spring Cleaning

Top 15 Things Most Businesses Forget to Clean

Posted on 4/11/18 7:29 AM

After having been cooped up in a stuffy office or workplace during a long Northeast Wisconsin winter, it’s nice to open the windows and let some fresh air in. It’s then that you usually notice it: the sun that’s shining brighter and longer than it has in months illuminates the dust and grime that have built up over several months. It’s time for a good spring cleaning.

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Topics: Office Cleaning, Cleaning Checklist

The Real Risks and Liability Concerns of Cleaning Your Own Business

Posted on 3/14/18 7:31 AM

While there are plenty of excuses for not cleaning, there are some very real risks associated with this necessary task that should be considered, especially in an office or business setting.

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Topics: Office Cleaning

The Importance of Having a Commercial Restroom Cleaning Checklist

Posted on 2/15/18 10:30 AM

You may recall when ABC news broke a story about hotel maids scrubbing drinking glasses with toxic Lysol, or handling other common items in restrooms, such as soap dispensers and those little shampoo bottles, with gloves they just used to clean toilets. Rightfully so, the video footage proving the practice went viral and gave millions of Americans the heebie-jeebies, and it created a major stir in the hospitality sector to, quite literally, clean things up.

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Topics: Restroom Cleaning Service

What Causes Salt Stains on Commercial Carpets, and How to Prevent Them

Posted on 1/10/18 7:30 AM

We’ve all seen it. When winter arrives, the rock salt and ice melt products come out and ground-in, matted down areas with those signature white salt stains seem to crop up overnight on business entryway carpets. Efforts to prevent them seem futile, and attempts to get the stains out sometimes result in even more stains and permanent damage.

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Topics: Commercial Carpet Cleaning

Tips for Cleaning Up Santa’s Workshop (And Yours, Too) During the Holidays

Posted on 12/5/17 7:45 AM

Good Old St. Nick is a busy guy during the holidays and, understandably, the cleaning duties in his workshop sometimes get put off in favor of more pressing needs. He’s got a deadline to meet, after all.

Maybe you can relate. Your workspace and Santa’s Workshop probably have a lot of things in common. And keeping it clean during a harsh, Wisconsin winter — much like the North Pole — can be a challenge. But putting off regular cleaning could pose a safety hazard and create a less desirable environment for workers.

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Topics: Facility Maintenance

Keep a Clean Workplace For Healthier And Happier Employees

Posted on 11/14/17 8:17 AM

If your employee morale is sagging, a good cleaning just might do the trick, and it also might be just what the doctor ordered.

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Topics: Commercial Cleaning, Workplace Enhancement

4 Building Maintenance Tips to Prepare for Fall & Winter

Posted on 10/11/17 7:30 AM

Before you know it, it’ll be time to switch from the air conditioning unit to the furnace. Perhaps you’ve already made the switch! In northern climates, the cooler temperatures in autumn inevitably lead to falling leaves and, eventually, falling snow that can present challenges for commercial building owners and maintenance crews.

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Topics: Commercial Cleaning, Office Cleaning

Ways to Make Your Commercial Building More Energy Efficient [Infographic]

Posted on 9/13/17 7:30 AM

It can’t be avoided—commercial buildings need to use energy to get work done. There’s no “going off the grid” for the vast majority of businesses, unless their business is renting out clotheslines for drying laundry. Nevertheless, most commercial buildings are using too much energy for their actual needs.

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Topics: Facilities Management