How Office Cleaning Can Boost Productivity

Proper office cleaning techniques can have a huge impact on productivity.  On average, employees lose nine days of work every year due to sickness.  In addition, consider the days people are feeling drained and starting to get sick, but still come to work.

Some of this can definitely be avoided by making sure the office cleaning staff know where to clean and use Eco-friendly cleaning materials.

  • A typical office keyboard is a great place for bacteria to grow and propagate. Studies have shown that a computer keyboard can carry up to 7,500 bacteria at any given time.
  • Viruses such as the flu can linger on unclean surfaces such as work desks, door knobs, photocopiers and other shared electronic equipment for 24 hours.
  • 60% of absences from work illnesses are contracted from dirty equipment in the office such as e-coli, staph and bacteria.
  • A whopping 25,127 germs per square inch found on just a telephone.

The Unseen But Real Benefit Of A Clean Office Environment

Improved morale.

Employees in a clean working environment are naturally likely to be happier than those in untidy environments.  You can’t measure it, but you know it’s real:  employees who are happy in their work are likely to get more done than those who dislike their job.  A smelly, unclean office environment can contribute to a feeling of tension among employees.  A spick and span office environment can go a long way to keeping people feeling more relaxed, focused and positive.

Provide Better Business Environment through Improved Air Quality

The joy of clean, fresh smelling air in the office environment can’t be overstated.  People naturally feel more alert and focused.

Cleaner air at your business can create a safer, more enjoyable work environment for your employees and a superior experience for your customers.

Fresh, clean air has been shown to boost workplace productivity by as much as 10%.

Green building owners can promote these and other environmental benefits to prospective tenants to add value to real estate.

Cleaner air created by carpet cleaning, floor cleaning, furniture cleaning as well as surface cleaning where people aggregate can improve air quality by as much as 99 percent.

This type of cleaning removes:

  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Mold
  • Bacteria
  • Allergens

Studies have shown that these pollutants create a wide variety of unhealthy symptoms that rob people of their health and thus their productivity at work.

Evergreen Building Maintenance provides experienced office cleaning teams who have been trained to use the latest Eco-friendly cleaning products and machinery that help create a healthy environment at work.

     Give us a call for a free, confidential quote for daily or weekly office cleaning:   1-888-559-6870 or 250-999-2796

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How Often Should Your Office Janitorial Company Clean Cubicle Walls?

It’s normal for an office janitorial company to clean walls, floors, and windows, but quite often, cubicle walls get forgotten.

Over time, cubicle walls get scuffed up and unsightly.  If they are made of fabric, cubicle walls become a breeding ground for bacteria, germs, and viruses.

One thing you might not have thought of is dust mites.  People associate dust mites with germs that grow in your bedding where they thrive on consuming dead skin cells.

Dead dust mites, their body parts, and fecal matter are known to cause allergies, asthma, headaches, runny nose, trouble breathing, watery and itchy eyes, sneezing, and other immunological health problems.

Unfortunately, dust mites often travel from the home to your office.  Ever notice one of the main causes of people taking sick days off is allergic reactions, colds, and viruses?

Dust mites arrive at work with your staff and make their home in the carpet, upholstered furniture, and fabric cubicle walls.  Combined with other germs and allergens, cubicle walls become a major source of the spread of disease in your work environment.

Along with causing health problems, cubicle walls can become very dusty and smelly.  This definitely does not contribute to a happy working environment.

Hands and fingers crusted with dirt could also leave stains and spots on cubicle walls… and leave the guests in your office with a bad impression about your company.

While walls and floors are important to clean, it is even more important to Refresh cubicle walls and eliminate the spots.

Getting your commercial janitorial company to vacuum cubicle walls on a regular basis is a must.  Vacuuming walls takes time, but it’s a must if you want to have clean air and a healthy working environment.

Since fabric cubicle walls get stained easily, make sure your office janitorial company often takes the time to look for and remove stains.

After they vacuum cubicle walls and remove stains the cleaning company should disinfect all surfaces thoroughly.

Dirty, dusty, smelly cubicle walls spread germs throughout the office, so when it comes to disinfecting, all surfaces should be disinfected often in an office with fabric cubicles.

Commercial janitorial companies often like to cut costs by buying the cheapest chemicals for the job.  This is not a good idea, especially in an office with fabric cubicle walls.

Evergreen Building Maintenance uses the best environmentally friendly chemicals for all cleaning.  They not only disinfect all surfaces, but because of the “green” cleaning solutions, your staff likely won’t have allergic reactions to the cleaning chemicals either!

Call now for a quote for professional daily or weekly office janitorial services: 1-855-824-8450 or 250-869-5165

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Advantages Of Working With A Commercial Janitorial Company With A Large Menu Of Services

A commercial janitorial company can only offer services based on the resources it has access to.  Resources can mean the number of employees available at any given time, their training level, specialized equipment, security clearance and more.

Most commercial cleaning companies only offer basic services for their clients.  If you have additional requirements you will have to send out an RFP, make phone calls, get quotes from several places, compare quotes and hopefully select the right company for the job.

As a facility manager you have a lot of responsibilities.  Any time you put into sourcing services means taking away time from something else.  Why not consider hiring one company that you know has a large variety of clients and all the in-house expertise you would ever need?

You already know that they provide a high standard of service and their prices are reasonable.  Anytime you need a non-basic service you can simply add that task to their weekly, monthly or daily duties.

Think of all the time and trouble you will save.  A large commercial janitorial services company with a variety of clients will have specialized, trained employees for anything you want to have done.  They will also have the right equipment to for the job.  If your task involves security clearance, they will have that also…already in place, without delay!

Having a working relationship with someone you trust goes a long way toward saving money, preventing accidents and most of all, your peace of mind.  You know the work will get done, on time, on budget and to a high standard.

Commercial Janitorial Company Services You Don’t Need Every Day Can Include:

  • Professional window cleaning
  • Floor stripping and waxing
  • Steam cleaning of carpets
  • Steam extraction upholstery cleaning
  • Stain removal
  • Snow removal
  • Ice removal
  • Parking lot litter removal and sweeping
  • Extra staff for emergency situations
  • Polishing stainless steel and metal surfaces
  • Cold and hot pressure washing
  • HVAC repair
  • Light construction jobs
  • Handyman services
  • Preventive maintenance

Evergreen Building Maintenance has over 30 years’ commercial janitorial services experience working with all kinds of businesses, both large and small.  Our clients include individual offices as well as entire office towers.  We serve individual retail shops as well as large shopping centres with hundreds of stores.  From the point of view of security clearance, our cleaning teams work in police stations, banks and government offices that require strict security certifications.

If you have an emergency situation, as our client, we will make sure you have enough cleaning staff available to handle any unforeseen circumstances.  On the other hand, if you have a special event coming up, we can easily provide extra staff for any time of day or night.

You can count on us to have the specific expertise you need, in-house.  You won’t have to spend your valuable time running around getting quotes.

Call now for a commercial cleaning quote from a company that offers a high standard of basic cleaning PLUS any other janitorial services you might need: 1-855-824-8450 or 250-869-5165.

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How to See Through The Hype And Hire A Reliable Commercial Office Cleaning Company

How Not To Hire The Wrong Commercial Office Cleaning Company

You want to hire the best commercial cleaning service, but how do you separate fact from fiction in the selection process?

We know it doesn’t cost much for a startup office cleaning company to get into the business and say they offer commercial office cleaning services.  Because of this, hundreds of new cleaning companies claim to offer “professional” commercial janitorial services.  That’s nice for them, but you need a reliable commercial office cleaning company that can deliver a high standard of cleaning consistently and reliably.

A fly-by-night operation can cause big problems for you in terms of safety, security and cost management.  They are often willing to provide a low bid and even work hard to fulfill your requirements.  But you don’t get experience and expertise overnight.  It takes time to learn how to do the job right.

The problem is, these same people are willing to stretch the truth and even fabricate “facts” in order to get the contract…potentially creating big problems for you and your company.

Cutting Through The Hype Of A Commercial Office Cleaning Company In The Bidding Process

So, what do you look for, so you can tell the difference between a legitimate, professional commercial office cleaning company and one that is going to cause problems for you?  Here are some simple questions to ask yourself:

  1. Does the prospective commercial office cleaning company have references from companies similar to yours from the past and currently active? If a company is used to smaller contracts, they will not know what to do in your company.  If they are used to larger contracts, they may not give enough importance to your company to provide a good service.
  2. Does their quote provide enough details to show they understand the expenses they are going to encounter in providing commercial cleaning services for your facility?
  3. Did they clearly show how they came up with the price? If they didn’t, are they going to surprise you with additional costs after they get started and realize they didn’t consider everything in their quote?
  4. Does the potential commercial cleaning services screen their employees on a regular basis for drugs and security issues? Are their security clearance papers up-to-date?
  5. Take time to meet the person who is actually going to oversee work in your facility and interview him / her.
  6. Does the commercial janitorial services company have at least five million dollar umbrella insurance to cover any excessive claims?
  7. Do they have documents they use for training that they can show you? If they are a small commercial office cleaning company, they won’t have the policies, procedures and training systems in place to be able to provide competent cleaning personnel on an ongoing basis.  Plus, the level of cleaning you get will not be consistent and is cause many headaches for you in terms of complaints from your staff or customers.
  8. Does a human being answer the phone when you call their office? Having a human being answer the phone can be an indicator that the company will take the time to address your needs quickly and efficiently instead of resorting to bureaucracy when you want to get something done.
  9. Are their safety training systems documented?

Asking these questions will help you get insight into whether or not you are dealing with an established, professional commercial office cleaning company.

Evergreen Building Maintenance has been in the commercial cleaning business for over 30 years.  They have seen many fly-by-night operators come and go…and in many cases, they have been brought in to clean up the mess created by unprofessional operators.

Call now for a quote for professional, commercial office cleaning company services: 1-855-824-8450 or 250-869-5165.

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Professional Office Cleaning Company Improves Profits

A professional office cleaning company can help your staff be healthy, happy and successful.

No one likes working in a dirty, smelly environment. If your office environment is not clean people will feel stressed and success will be a struggle. You could lose good employees to your competition.

If a client sees that your office is dirty, it is an instant turn-off. It’s not the look of a professional, quality company. If you want to present a professional appearance you need a sparkling clean office.

A dirty office is also a source of sickness. Bacteria grows in unclean environments. It is common to see illnesses spreading in unclean offices.

People feel more relaxed in a clean office environment. When an office looks dirty, subconsciously, it causes stress levels to go up. Minor events become irritating and relationships suffer. Poor relationships is a major cause of low productivity for businesses.

Get A Professional Office Cleaning Company To Come In Often

Cleaning is the kind of thing people don’t care about until they notice uncleanliness. Then it becomes a big issue.

An office needs to be cleaned every day or nearly every day. Carpets need to be vacuumed, garbage needs to be taken out, surfaces need to be dusted and disinfected, washrooms need to be cleaned and sanitized, etc.

No matter how dedicated your staff, they are not likely to pitch in and clean the office.

A professional cleaning company can make sure your employees and clients are not turned off by dirt, soil and smell.

“Green” office cleaning companies use environmentally ‘safe’ cleaning techniques and products. Toxic chemical based products can trigger allergic reactions. More gentle, “green” products create a germ-free, safe environment for people with sensitive health issues.

Benefits Of A Professional Office Cleaning Company

  1. Employees require less sick leave because bacteria that causes illnesses is eliminated regularly.
  2. There is less employee absenteeism when the office is sparkling clean all the time.
  3. Visitors will have a positive feeling about your office when it is clean and fresh smelling.
  4. A clean, professional look is strong branding for your business.
  5. Professional janitorial services like surface cleaning, sanitation and disinfecting strategies go a long way toward providing a healthy working environment.
  6. Employee morale improves when the building is nice and clean.
  7. Infection Control through environmental janitorial services like surface cleaning, sanitation, and disinfecting strategies.

Evergreen Building Maintenance Professional Office Cleaning Services

  • Carpet care
  • Hard Surface Floor Care
  • Window Cleaning
  • Construction Clean-up
  • Day Porter Services
  • Computer Room Cleaning
  • Lighting Maintenance
  • Emergency Services
  • General Maintenance
  • Green Cleaning
  • Pressure Washing
  • Recycling Services
  • Washroom Sanitation
  • Painting Services

Evergreen Building Maintenance will give you a clear quote that you can understand. Through 30+ years of commercial cleaning experience, we have learned how to provide a consistent, high standard of professional office cleaning for any kind of company.

You can count on an accurate, competitive quote and dedicated teams to deliver a higher standard of cleanliness in your facility.

Call now for a quote for professional office cleaning company services: 1-855-824-8450 or 250-869-5165.

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How To Have More Control Over Costs In Commercial Janitorial Services

Good commercial janitorial services companies will want you to be comfortable with their pricing.  They know, if you feel like you are spending too much, you will not keep them around for long.

From the point of view of the commercial janitorial services company, it takes extra resources to get set up and into a routine when they get a new contract.  The supervisor needs to spend more time understanding your needs, staff needs to be scheduled and trained, a plan needs to be put into place, and so on.

Once the up-front effort / expense has been taken care of, maintaining the crew and making sure things keep going well, is less effort.

If you decide to find another commercial janitorial company within a few months into the contract, everyone loses money and time.

It’s better from the commercial cleaning company’s point of view to discuss everything in advance so both parties have a common understanding of what is expected at the given pricing.

A Clear Commercial Janitorial Services Quote Should Include:

  1. Cost of labour – how many employees will they need to do the job properly, so you are happy with the work?
  2. They also need to know in advance, if the work requires specialized personnel. Typically, specialized workers will get paid more, so that has to be factored into the pricing quote.
  3. Cost of equipment – depending on the size, scope and type of cleaning needed, the janitorial company will need to buy or make available the right cleaning equipment. Will they need to factor in that you have a relatively large facility and they will need to buy new equipment fairly often?Along with having the right equipment comes training.  Will they need to budget extra time and resources to train their staff so they can be effective in your setup?If the commercial janitorial services company is aware of the challenges, they can prepare for it by building the costs into their quote.If they run out of money or if there isn’t enough money to satisfy the business requirements of the cleaning company, they may be tempted to cut corners.  This is not good for your business.It’s better to get a realistic quote from the commercial cleaning company, up-front, rather than run into difficulties later on.
  4. Insurance, taxes, benefits, management – these are also major expenses for any commercial janitorial services company. If you give them enough information to estimate their costs you will get a more clear quote.Make sure you give the same information to each company that does the quote for you.  That’s how you compare value vs. price.
  5. Employee benefits – if a cleaning company offers employee benefits, it means they are used to employees staying with the company for long periods. It is best to avoid cleaning companies that have high turnover.  High turnover means employees have less experience, they are likely to do inferior work, they are likely to waste more supplies and cause damage through mistakes.It is a good sign if the janitorial company provides a good benefits package for their employees.
  6. Direct costs – you need to let the commercial cleaning company know what quality of supplies you want in your facility like toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, etc.They need to tell you what kind of cleaning products they will use.  Some companies are committed to using “green” supplies wherever possible.  Many of these “green” products are less reactive to people with allergies and health conditions.  If there is an extra cost to using these products, you need to know up-front, in the quote.
  7. Management fees – If you have a small office or retail store, it may be ok to have a small, family run janitorial company. However, if you have a fairly large facility you will need a commercial janitorial company that has several different specialists in-house.  You will need a company that has several crews that can respond to different needs, time schedules and circumstances from time to time.In order to manage these teams the commercial cleaning company must have managers.  Managers cost money.  You need to know how many staff they are going to use and how well they will be managed and trained.  It’s important to know who will report to you and be accountable for expenses, security and quality of work.Give your commercial janitorial services company enough information so they can provide a clear pricing structure to address all your cleaning needs.
  8. Profit – For a company to provide a quality service, they need to make a reasonable amount of money as profit. Get detailed quotes and references from several companies.  Find out if they have been in business long enough to understand all the costs they are going to incur in cleaning your facility.  If you have a company with experience that is charging a little less for their profit, you can probably go with them.  It is unlikely they will risk doing lower quality work, for fear of losing their reputation.

Evergreen Building Maintenance will give you a clear quote that you can understand.  Through over 30 years of experience they have learned to gauge the amount and type of work required for many kinds of businesses and buildings.

You can count on an accurate, competitive quote and dedicated teams to deliver a higher standard of cleanliness in your facility.

Call now for a commercial janitorial services quote 1-855-824-8450 or 250-869-5165.

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Commercial Janitorial Companies With Low Employee Turnover Provide Higher Value

A high employee turnover in commercial janitorial companies is a warning signal and potentially a security risk for you.

Commercial janitorial companies that treat their employees well tend to keep their employees for a long time.

Long term employees get good at what they do.  They get to know your building and can adjust their cleaning schedule to accommodate high usage periods.

They know what gets dirty or smelly more often.  Instead of you having to point out these kinds of things, long term employees in commercial cleaning companies already know, so:

  • Your building stays cleaner.
  • You get fewer complaints.
  • Your tenants are happy and
  • You have one less thing to worry about.

Commercial Janitorial Companies With Lots Of Familiar Faces Means A More Secure Facility

If you see a constant sea of new faces in your commercial cleaning crew, pay more attention to the situation.  Do they have access to areas with confidential information?  Are they adequately supervised by employees you trust?  Have they all gone through the security clearances properly?

New faces means people you don’t know are accessing your facility.  Familiar faces means you are working with people you know you can trust.

Long-Term Cleaning Company Employees Means Better Safety And Cost Savings

When employees are initially being trained they typically get less done in the same time compared to an experienced employee.  They are also prone to missing responsibilities.  It takes time to get into a routine where janitorial staff accomplish everything they need to, during their shift.

In addition to not being thorough, new employees are more likely to damage equipment and waste supplies.  So, if commercial cleaning companies can’t keep good employees for the long-term, it costs you money and the job is likely not done to your standards.

Excessive employee turnover commercial janitorial company staff reduces the value of what you are getting from your commercial cleaning company.

When A Commercial Janitorial Company Values Its Employees, You Get Better Value

Good management results in better cleaning.

When a company treats its employees well there is good morale in the company.  Janitorial staff take pride in their work.  They go the extra mile to make sure they have done a thorough cleaning.

Well Trained Cleaning Company Employees Are Happier

When a commercial cleaning company trains their employees in new ways of cleaning, new equipment and better, safer cleaning solutions, it shows up in the quality of cleaning.  Better trained employees produce better results in the same time period.  Environmentally safe cleaning products means less worries about health problems for the cleaning staff and for the people using the building.

Employees that are trained more often tend to stay longer because they find their work more interesting.  They feel like they are making more of a contribution.  Both of these are important factors in deciding to stay with the company instead of moving on.  It’s a sign of good management.

The Evergreen Building Maintenance Advantage

  • Evergreen Building Maintenance takes pride in the level of training they provide for their employees.
  • You’ll find many familiar faces year after year.
  • Many of their employees have the highest security clearance.
  • Management closely monitors safety practices and wasted supplies.
  • You can count on a consistent, high standard of cleaning from Evergreen Building Maintenance employees.

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Commercial Cleaning Company Gets An A-Ok At Prestigious College Of The Rockies!

Evergreen Building Maintenance Inc. was awarded the commercial cleaning company contract this summer for the College Of The Rockies in Cranbrook BC.

“It was a tough bidding process against some of the top commercial cleaning companies in BC” says Ranjit Takhar President of Evergreen Building Maintenance.

The contract for cleaning College Of The Rockies is considered quite prestigious since it is the main college serving 6 or 7 cities in the Kootenays and is also one of the primary attractions of Cranbrook, BC.

Approximately 2,500 busy full time busy students use 200,000 sq. ft. of high traffic space including classrooms, indoor and outdoor recreational areas, parking lots, food courts and medical training facilities.  This is quite a challenge considering the College requires a wide variety of expertise from its commercial cleaning company 365 days a year.

Takhar says “This contract proves we are ready to take on larger federal / educational institutions that require full-time day porters and consistent high volume service.”

The RFP from the College was clear that it only wanted to deal with companies that could guarantee that “the work shall be performed by fully trained persons, competent in the particular operation assigned to them.”

Not An Easy Job For Any Commercial Cleaning Company

This is a busy college campus.  They don’t have time for small companies that can’t provide “fully trained” staff for all aspects of the commercial cleaning duties.

Right from the start it was clear that the College Of The Rockies wanted competent who can clean according to “specifications” using the “best techniques of the trade”.

Meeting the “specifications” would require a mature commercial cleaning company that can consistently supply:

  • All labour needed to do the job, at all times. If someone gets sick, they must be able to provide a replacement worker instantly, including another supervisor, if needed.
  • All cleaning supplies, chemicals and materials like sealers, waxes, plastic garbage bags, liners, tampons, sanitary napkins and disposal bags must be of good quality.
  • The commercial cleaning company must have all necessary equipment like polishers, commercial grade vacuums, auto scrubbers, buffers, carpet extractors, etc. and they have to be less than five years old.
  • All materials and chemicals must meet Canada Standards of Safety.

Using the “best techniques of the trade” means each and every person on the job must be thoroughly trained and have experience.  The College would not tolerate amateur “mistakes” commonly made by newbies.  A thorough cleaning and sanitizing of high priority areas would be required every day including:

  • Healthcare facilities such as dental labs, nursing labs and first aid classrooms.
  • Cafeteria and chef’s training classrooms and kitchens.
  • Daycare areas.
  • Aboriginal Gathering Place

“Extras” Are Included In The Contract

In addition to all scheduled cleaning, the commercial cleaning company is expected to

  • wash walls, ceilings, doors and window frames
  • floor stripping and refinishing
  • window cleaning inside and outside the building
  • clean the atrium and glass walls
  • clean light fixtures, lens and interior of fixtures
  • clean dust from ceiling

All tasks must be performed without breaching security measures and in accordance with fire and emergency regulations.

Since the College Of The Rockies is a public institution they also wanted to make sure the commercial cleaning company treats its workers properly.  The contract would only be awarded to a company that could prove that it pays its workers properly and on time.  All workers must be covered by Workers Compensation.

Comprehensive general liability insurance would be required by the company and all employees must have a Commercial Fidelity Bond in order to protect the College, its agents and “servants”.

When you look at all the requirements and scope of service, only an established company would be able to handle the job…new companies and small companies need not apply.

Fortunately, Evergreen Building Maintenance was able to provide proof that they could meet and exceed all the requirements of the College Of The Rockies at a great price!

Congratulations to all the local people that will be working to keep the College Of The Rockies looking beautiful!

If you have a local business, whether it’s small or large, Evergreen Building Maintenance has the in-house resources to keep your premises clean all year long.

Call now for a commercial cleaning company quote 1-855-824-8450 or 250-869-5165.

We’ll do a walkthrough of your building and build a custom strategy to get the best clean every day you come to work!

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How To Help Your Building Janitorial Company Give You Pricing In A Format So You Can Compare Quotes

Have you ever had a stack of building janitorial company pricing quotes for one facility that look like they are each for completely different buildings?

How do you compare commercial cleaning companies if the wording and descriptions in their quotes don’t seem to have anything in common?

This is a real problem for facility managers when trying to get the best value for their dollar.

Do you go for the lowest price not understanding that it may not cover even the essential cleaning services you need?

Maybe you pick a premium-priced quote thinking you will get a more professional cleaning company… and later you find out that the company doesn’t even have experienced cleaning staff?

This is a common problem when the management doesn’t take care of its employees so there is a lot of employee turnover.  They can’t keep good employees, so their costs go up because they have to compensate for the mistakes of beginners.

Commercial Janitorial Company Pricing Factors

  • Labor costs
  • Insurance
  • Taxes
  • Employee benefits package
  • Direct costs like cleaning supplies, toilet paper
  • Equipment costs
  • Training costs for employees
  • Management fee
  • Profit

Janitorial Quotes – Factors You Need To Consider 

One of the best things you can do to make the job of comparing quotes easier is to be clear in your own mind what kind of services you are looking for.  Here are some idea starters:

  • What type of building is it?
  • What kind of business you operate?
  • What are your building’s traffic and use patterns?
  • Where is your facility located?
  • What are the labor costs in your area?
  • What scope of cleaning do you need?
  • Do you have any special requirements?
  • Do you need landscaping services?
  • Do you need parking lot maintenance?
  • Do you need general building maintenance from time to time?
  • Do you need a cleaning service that can be available during the day time?
  • Do you have special projects or interim needs?
  • What frequency of cleaning do you want?

Provide Your Janitorial Service With Solid Information So They Can Give You A Solid Quote 

  • Tell them the total square footage of your building
  • Break the square footage of each flooring type (carpet, hardwood, cement, marble, etc.)
  • How many people typically use your building during the day?
  • How many people use the building in the evenings?
  • Are people using the building on weekends?
  • Are there regular “special events” that need to be built into the quote?
  • How many washrooms are there?
  • How big are the washrooms?
  • What did your previous cleaning service miss or failed to do?

This type of information will help commercial janitorial services estimate how much cleaning supplies they will need.  They can establish budgets for trashcan liners, toilet paper, paper towels and hand soap.  If you have different flooring types, they can budget for time, materials and employees with specific expertise.

Remember to prioritize your “wants” and “must-have’s”.  Some companies may be able to give you a price break on services of more value to you.  In other cases it might be too expensive to include some services on a regular basis, but becomes affordable on less frequent basis.  For example, you may get your hardwood floors waxed every quarter instead of once a month.

Call now for a free, confidential commercial cleaning and building maintenance quote from a commercial janitorial company that provides transparent pricing:   1-888-559-6870 or 250-999-2796

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How To Get Top Tier Commercial Janitorial Service On A Tight Budget

Under pressure to get more done with a lower budget?  The cost of commercial janitorial service can quickly add up…and it’s not something you can just cut out!

As a Building and Facility Manager, we know you are often fighting an uphill battle.  Your company is skirting the fine line between profit and loss and doing whatever it can to stay out of the red.  They come to you to cut expenses, but at the same time, they want top tier commercial cleaning standards.

So, what do you do?  It’s simpler than you may think.

Enlist Your Commercial Janitorial Service Company To Help Cut Costs And Improve Efficiencies

A clean, fresh environment helps businesses run smoothly.  When commercial janitorial cleaning is performed regularly, including dusting and vacuuming, the indoor air quality promotes health and well being for your staff.  A well-managed commercial cleaning program reduces lost work time due to sickness and improves profits for the company.

When you have to get more accomplished in a tighter budget, some careful thought, customization and innovation is the answer.  You need to design a “smart cleaning” program.

Smart cleaning isn’t about buying the latest high-tech robots with artificial intelligence.  It’s about taking a deep look at how your facility is used.  Find the areas and types of cleaning that don’t need to be done every day.  Identify areas where a light cleaning will do the job most of the time with a more thorough cleaning once a week.

This is where you need to work closely with your commercial janitorial service provider.

A top tier commercial janitorial company has specialized teams with the training and equipment to get the job done efficiently, without wasting resources.  From experience in your building they know where the high use areas are and the areas that no one uses.

However, you can’t just tell your cleaning company to “go do it”.  For smart cleaning to be at all successful, it must be a collaboration between you and your commercial cleaning company.  Only you know what you can and cannot live without but only they understand how to shift their services to meet your goals without compromising your facility’s maintenance.

Smart Cleaning isn’t simply about LESS work it’s about BETTER work, and better practices.

The best commercial janitorial companies can customize a plan that finds that sweet spot where your needs match what you can afford.

You need to set a good baseline, but keep adjusting it to meet your changing needs and seasonal requirements.  The most effective commercial janitorial companies will know how to do more with less.

Effective ‘smart cleaning’ means your commercial janitorial service will focus their time where it is most needed and utilize state-of-the-art equipment, cutting edge cleaning methods and innovative techniques to create significant cost-cutting efficiencies.

Evergreen Building Maintenance works with our commercial clients behind the scenes to ensure that your place of business is always ready to welcome guests.

The floors will be spotless. The washrooms will be beautifully maintained, sanitized and smelling fresh. Common areas will always be free from dirt and dust.

The first impression of a clean facility is a long lasting one. Here at Evergreen Building Maintenance, we know the cleanliness of your facility is a direct reflection of your business.

Call now for a quote.

We’ll do a walk through of your building and build a custom strategy to get the best clean every day you come to work!

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