New Commercial Cleaning Company In Edmonton Comes With 30 Years Of Experience

Edmonton businesses can now look forward to a commercial cleaning company with a higher standard of commercial janitorial services than they may have experienced in the past.

Consistent Cleaning And Monitoring System

To be sure, there are many commercial cleaning companies in Edmonton, but they rarely have the experience and organization to be able to provide high quality janitorial services consistently.

When you hire a commercial janitorial services company what you really want is to have your office or building cleaned properly, the first time.  You don’t want to get complaints or to have to monitor the cleaning company all the time.

That’s the benefit of experience.  Evergreen Building Maintenance has developed managers and cleaning staff that know what to do.  They are trained to spot problem areas or spots that need a little extra attention.  If the cleaning person misses something by chance, the manager will certainly pick up on it.

Well Trained And Using The Latest Cleaning Equipment

Having a team of well-trained cleaning professionals is a big deal when you hire a commercial cleaning company, but it is also important to have the right equipment.  Evergreen Building Maintenance is constantly in tune with the latest developments in cleaning equipment and techniques.  Their trained personnel will have the best cleaning equipment and they will know how to use it properly.

Green Cleaning Chemicals And Equipment

Harsh cleaning chemicals can cause some people to have an allergic or toxic reaction.  Evergreen Building Maintenance uses environmentally friendly, “green” cleaning products that are far safer than chemical cleaners.

Safe, Antibacterial Cleaning Systems

Some companies believe the only way to kill bacteria is to “nuke” the area with toxic substances.  We believe there is a much better way.

The “green” cleaning products we use are very effective in neutralizing bacteria and making sure they stay away.  In addition, we have equipment that is designed to clean deep into crevices and cracks to prevent the conditions that cause the buildup of bacteria.

But that’s still not enough to make sure diseases don’t spread throughout the office.  In addition to the right products and tools, you need to know where to clean and how to totally get rid of bacteria and viruses.

That’s where experience comes into the picture again.

“Smart” Cleaning Systems

You might think it would be more expensive to hire a commercial cleaning company that can really deliver a higher standard of service.  Normally, it would be true, but Evergreen Building Maintenance practices “Smart Cleaning” techniques.

“Smart Cleaning” involves developing a close relationship with the client and deeply understanding the cleaning needs of the business.  The reality is not all parts of a building need a thorough cleaning all the time.  Some parts of the office are used more often so they need extra cleaning.  Other parts of the building are used in a way that they get dirtier so maybe, they need a special kind of cleaning.  That leaves many areas of the building that can be put on a schedule of light cleaning and periodic thoroughness.

These kinds of situations are discussed with the client so the cleaning budget is used more efficiently.  We are able to provide a better level of commercial cleaning for the same or lower budget than you would expect.

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

How Worker Productivity Improves When Office Cleaning Is A Priority For Your Company

The right office cleaning company can increase productivity.  When you realize the advantages of keeping a clean, well maintained office environment, it’s likely to become a passion.

According to Entrepreneur.com “when the office environment is actually clean, your efficiency will increase because then everything works just the way it should, contributing to better results.”

The standard of cleaning in your office impacts the general satisfaction of employees.  And work satisfaction is, after all, a necessary part of optimizing and improving productivity.

Hygiene and cleanliness are not the same thing.  Your office could appear to be clean yet still be a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses.

When the office environment is actually clean, efficiency will increase because only then is everything working the way it should.  Your efficiency and productivity will improve because fewer employees will be calling in sick or working at a lower capacity.

When an office cleaning company uses “smart office cleaning strategies” there will be minimal disturbance or downtime to your work flow and you will have a cleaner office at a lower cost.  Minimal disturbance means less downtime and better efficiency for every department in the company.

How Office Cleaning Gives Bottom Line Results!

According to information from the Cleaning Services Group, a clean workplace can encourage:

  • Increased focus
  • Less wasted time
  • Less stress
  • Greater profitability
  • Less absenteeism
  • Improved morale

If you want to keep your company at maximum productivity to stay ahead of your competition, having a high standard for office cleaning should definitely be a priority.

Top Germ Hot Spots In Office Settings

Coffee pots

Yes, believe it or not, that morning cup of coffee so many of us depend on is one of the dirtiest things in the office.

A recent article on Hloom.com gathered bacteria samples from common surfaces within different offices – from small workplaces to large corporate headquarters and had them tested.

The coffee pot handles came back with 34 times more germs on it than on a school toilet seat.

An article in Womens Health magazine said “we put viruses on doorknobs to see how they travel — and the first place you find them is on coffeepot handles.”

Telephones

Our phones contain a plethora of germs and bacteria.  It makes since, as we talk, spit from our mouths is being transferred onto the mouthpiece. Not only that, but our hands may not be that clean either. And who cleans a phone?

Bathrooms

Flushing a toilet with the lid up can spray water a metre in the air. That means that everything you touch in the stall has likely been sprayed.

The other thing is, you may wash your hands thoroughly but does everyone? What happens when the people with unwashed hands turn the door handle to get out of the bathroom?  Yuk.

Keyboard And Computer Mouse

One study found more than 3,000 micro-organisms per square inch on keyboards and over 1,600 bacteria per square inch on a computer mouse.

Too afraid to go to work now?

Don’t worry – if you hire the right office cleaning company, they will use the latest “green cleaning” products and technology to keep germs and bacteria to a minimum.  You can safely work and enjoy your time at the office.

Call Evergreen Building Maintenance for a free quote for daily or weekly office cleaning services: 1-888-559-6870 or 250-999-2796

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10 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Commercial Cleaning Services In BC

It can be quite a challenge finding the right commercial cleaning services in BC, for your needs.

There are so many small, less than credible cleaning companies that are here one day and gone the next.  Unless you ask the right questions you never know if you made a mistake until it’s too late.

You want a commercial cleaning service that will perform to a standard that you will be happy with…consistently.  You don’t want to worry about security and problems from employees that were injured on the job.  That shouldn’t be your problem, but it can be if the commercial janitorial service you hire isn’t set up professionally.

Most importantly, you want the commercial cleaning company in BC that is properly set up to be proactive in handling cleaning problems rather than reacting to problems that have grown because they weren’t handled in time.  The last thing you need is to get complaints from customers or unhappy staff members.

Of course, you want the commercial cleaning cost to be within your budget.

If you ask the right questions you are more likely to have a satisfactory experience with your commercial cleaning services company.

Top 10 Questions To Ask Your Commercial Cleaning Services In BC Before You Hire Them

  1. Do they offer all the services you need, or will they subcontract out some of their duties?

An underlying question here is:  Does the commercial cleaning company have their own employees? Or, do they hire day-workers that can be hired cheaply, but they will probably not be hired again.

This is important because with day workers you never know who will be working in your building.  Is that secure?  Will these temporary workers be able to provide the quality you want?… There could be lots of potential issues.

  1. Does the cleaning company provide a detailed list of what work they will actually do? Is that list in the cleaning service agreement?  If it’s not, make sure it is.
  2. Can they clean in the nights and weekends? Maybe it’s not convenient to have cleaning staff on the premises during work hours where they may get in the way of your staff or customers.
  3. Related to that, is: What is their security clearance procedure?  Will your building and your staff be safe when the cleaning company employees are around?  You want to work with a company that does thorough criminal checks, regular drug testing and gets several references before they hire.
  4. Is the commercial cleaning company in BC insured and bonded? If they are not insured and bonded, potentially, if one of their employees gets hurt on the job your company could be held responsible for compensation.

Professional commercial cleaning companies in BC are always well insured to cover any liabilities.

  1. How long has the commercial janitorial services company been in the business?

Experience counts.  Experienced employees will do a better job, with less wastage and fewer accidents than inexperienced ones.

Experienced cleaning staff can be trusted to identify potential problems before they become an issue with staff or customers.

With the right training and experience, cleaning staff will take care of problems automatically without having to be told to do things.

There will be fewer accidents and experienced cleaning personnel will be great to be around because they are relaxed and happy in their job.

  1. Can the company provide references? Can they provide references in your industry?

A commercial cleaning company with a good reputation will be able to provide several references.  They will inevitably have clients that will be happy to talk to potential new clients for the cleaning company.

Make sure you get several references and you phone them or visit them to get a first-hand review of what their experience has been.

  1. Will you have one particular person to contact if there are any issues or special cleaning requests?

Find out what their management structure is like.  If the company is so big that you are going to become “just a number” after you sign the contract, you may not be very happy in the long run.  Things come up.  Issues are identified from time to time.  If it’s going to be a hassle to get the service you want you will end up being frustrated.  Not worth it.

If you know you will have one particular person to contact it will make your life much easier.  Ideally, your contact person would be the cleaning team’s supervisor who has first-hand knowledge of your office or building.  He or she would know the cleaning staff and be able to address any issues quickly and thoroughly.

Over time, you will get to know the person in charge of cleaning your office or building so you can get a high level of cleaning seamlessly.

  1. Is the potential commercial cleaning company willing to show you how they came up with their price?

You’ll find, in many cases, especially if it is a competitive situation, the quote you get may not include all the costs you will end up paying.

It’s important to understand what exactly is included in the cleaning company quotation.  Be sure to ask:  what’s included?  What’s not included?  What is optional?  Do they have packages where you can save money?

Make sure you get all the details in the form of lists from each company that provides a quotation so you are comparing apples to apples.

  1. Does the janitorial company use commercial grade “green cleaning” practices and supplies?

Green cleaning is certainly better for the environment, but it is also very good for your staff and customers.  Many people are sensitive to cleaning agents and chemicals and could have allergic reactions.  In some cases the reaction could be so strong it could have legal implications.

It’s better to be safe and provide a higher standard of cleaning and safety for your customers and staff by using “green cleaning” practices.

In addition to cleaning chemicals, several technologies are now available to provide cleaning and disposal so everyone is safe.

Ask the question and have them specify what exactly they do to provide “green cleaning”.

All of these questions are designed to help you as a facilities manager to distinguish fact from fiction as you search for the best commercial cleaning services company.  You want to keep your facilities shining and smelling fresh. Don’t be afraid to dig deep and ask for details.

Professional, reputable cleaning services companies are proud of the things that set them apart from slipshod operations.

Call now for a free quote for daily or weekly commercial cleaning services in BC:  1-855-824-8450 or 250-869-5165.

We’ve been around for over 30 years as a top commercial cleaning company in BC with a reputation for consistent performance over the long term.  We are passionate about keeping our clients happy over many years.

What Makes Evergreen Different From Other Commercial Janitorial Companies

Clients are looking for commercial janitorial companies that can deliver consistently reliable cleaning.  But they also want to keep their costs down.

Commercial janitorial companies also have to manage their expenses.  If you want top of the line services but pay bottom of the barrel pricing, something is likely to go wrong.

How Much Do You Need To Compromise?

Having a clean facility does not seem to be directly related to a company’s profitability.  Indirectly, however, the cleanliness of your office or building determines how comfortable your staff is working there. It also determines how willing your clients are to do business with you.  Both of these factors are directly related to profitability.

Even though you may not want to spend money on commercial office cleaning, you know you have to do it.  You have to bite the bullet and hire the best company you can find for as little cost as possible…but not so low that you end up getting a low quality cleaning company.

Low-Ball Pricing

Unfortunately, there are commercial janitorial companies that are more than happy to give you low-ball pricing.  You get excited when they promise to deliver almost everything you want, but when you try them out, quite often you realize that maybe you cut corners in the wrong place.

How Evergreen Building Maintenance Does Things Differently

Some Things To Look Out For When Hiring A Commercial Janitorial Service:

  1. When you were getting quotes, you may have indicated that you want to see the lowest price possible. Based on this, the commercial cleaning company may decide to cut their costs by not using the best cleaning materials or they may use low quality cleaning equipment.

You won’t realize this until you see that your facility is just not as nice looking or smelling as you would like it to be.  The cleaning staff may be doing all the right things but the results are not there.

Evergreen Building Maintenance has been in the business for over 30 years.  They know short-term thinking is not good for business.  We will never compromise the cleaning quality in order to provide bottom of the barrel pricing…but you’ll find our pricing to be very attractive!

We know that regardless of what you “appear” to be saying, if the cleaning company is not able to clean your office satisfactorily, you are not going to keep them around.  From experience, we know that, so we are not even going to try to give you unrealistic expectations.

Evergreen Building Maintenance spends a lot of time training cleaning staff so we can get your building cleaner at a lower cost.

We will never use inferior products or low quality cleaning equipment. 

  1. Another way to cut costs is to skip on using “green”, “eco-friendly” cleaning practices. “Green” or “eco-friendly” cleaning practices will prevent your staff and clients from having allergic reactions or getting sick from cleaning chemicals.  They will often also do a better job of eliminating viruses and bacteria from spreading.

However, for some companies, this is an “optional” service.   Eco-friendly cleaning “chemicals” and equipment can be more expensive.  If they know your main criteria for hiring a commercial janitorial company is to keep costs down, they just won’t offer you the “option”.

Evergreen Building Maintenance includes “green cleaning” as a standard part of their service.  We realize it is better for the health of your employees and clients, so unless you specify otherwise, “eco-friendly” cleaning is the service we will provide while still keeping your costs low.

  1. Sometimes a cleaning company can cut costs by hiring low-cost, temporary workers. This is a bad strategy if you want consistently high cleaning standards.

Commercial cleaning is not as easy as it looks.  We have found that properly trained personnel get better and better at cleaning the longer they are with us.

In order to keep employees so they stick around long enough to provide superior cleaning results we provide a respectable wage, benefits, good quality equipment suitable for the job and opportunities to move up in the company.

When you see the same people coming to clean your building day after day or week after week you get to know them, and they get to know you and the “special” needs of your office.  They learn the “secret” spots where germs hang out and when you need extra cleaning from time to time.

Long-term, consistent employees are a big reason why we are able to provide a high standard of cleaning without fail.

  1. What happens if you get new equipment, new circumstances or have a big promotion coming up? Will your commercial cleaning company be able to respond to the changed situation?  On time?  Effectively?

Evergreen Building Maintenance has lots of people with a variety of skills and experience so we can respond quickly to any situation.

  1. Is The Management Of The Company Easily Accessible?

If you have a special situation coming up, just give the cleaning team manager a call or even just call up the president of the company.  The management of the company is always happy to hear from clients.  In fact, we look forward to it.  Our management does an “official” review of the cleaning team’s performance every three months.

While every company wants to keep their costs down, the lowest priced commercial cleaning companies are often not the way to go.

Take time to review the reputation of the company you are going to hire…get several references and call those references to see what their experience has been.

Make sure the cleaning company you hire uses “green”, “eco-friendly” cleaning materials and cleaning equipment.  There is no sense in having your employees or clients getting sick from harsh chemicals.

Evergreen Building Maintenance provides a high standard of cleaning without you having to compromise on price.

Give us a call today!  Call 1-888-559-6870 or 250-999-2796.

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Do Customers Care if Your Store / Office Cleaning Is Not Up To Par?

How The Right Office Cleaning Company Can Contribute To You Bottom Line

Running a business is not easy.  You need the right location, competitive products and customers.  If your business isn’t getting customers, you’re not going to be in business for long.

How Do You Get Customers?

Do you advertise?  Do you count on referrals from past customers?  Or, do you go out and find customers?

In any case, it’s not easy to find people who would become customers.  It costs money, time, or both.

Once you find someone who might become your customer, they may have to come to your store or office.  Think of all the resources you put out to get a potential customer to this point.

Now, the customer is at the point where they are supposed to look at your product or service and decide if they want to do business with you.

What Is The Customer Thinking?

Studies have shown the most important factor for customers is quality service – 68% of consumers say they decided never to visit a business again because of poor customer service.

The next most important thing for customers is organization – 53% of consumers who couldn’t find what they were looking for the first time won’t come back to try again.

The third most important factor for customer retention is cleanliness – 32% of consumers will not do business with a company if it is dirty inside or out.

If your storefront is not clean, on an emotional level, maybe not even on a conscious level, the customer has already decided not to do business with you.

On the other hand, if your storefront looks great, the customer is automatically more inclined to do business with you.

Same thing goes for the inside of your store or office.  If the inside of your office looks clean and organized, the prospective customer is already in the mood to say yes rather than no.

Any presentation you make in a clean environment is more likely to get a yes.

Your presentation materials need to be organized.  Everything else needs to be clutter-free and well presented.

You have already lost points if there are any stains on the carpet or if your hardwood floor needs polishing.  Your image as the “perfect choice for me” has declined in the customer’s mind.

If there is visible dust, consider that you have seriously lost credibility.  On the other hand, if the customer puts their hand on something and their hand comes out dirty, you are going to have to be an amazing presenter to get the deal.

When you have finally gotten your customer to the point where they are thinking of doing business with you, do you want to take a chance of turning off your prospect by not having the cleanest store or office possible?

Start With A Clean Storefront

Keeping your storefront clean will improve the experience of all of your customers. When a potential customer approaches your storefront, he or she will immediately notice whether it is immaculately clean or dingy and dirty. A clean storefront is likely to help a customer relax, and may even increase his or her chances of making a retail purchase.

De-Clutter Your Lobby And Meeting Room And Make Them Sparkle!

In 2011, researchers at Princeton University found that clutter can actually make it more difficult to focus on a particular task. Specifically, they found that the visual cortex can be overwhelmed by task-irrelevant objects, making it harder to allocate attention and complete tasks efficiently.

Make The Washrooms Perfectly Clean And Odour-Free

If the women’s restroom is not up to her standards she will NEVER come back to your store. Remember, women control 85% of all discretionary dollars spent in the US. Men like clean surroundings too but because of the “macho” syndrome seldom respond if the conditions are less than sanitary.

Cleanliness is one of the main foundation of operating a successful business.  Unfortunately, it is one of those things that no one in the company usually has time for.

A professional office cleaning company can be a real asset for your business.  It will create the environment so your customers feel more confident in doing business with you.

Evergreen Building Maintenance has been in the commercial office cleaning business for over 30 years.  We understand how important image is for your business success.

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

You’ll find our commercial office cleaning rates to be very competitive among commercial janitorial maintenance companies.

We also offer a full office building cleaning service.

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 Commercial Janitorial Company Clean Cubicle Walls?

It’s normal for commercial cleaning companies 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 are 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 because of 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 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 cleaning 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 cleaning services: 1-855-824-8450 or 250-869-5165

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How The Right Commercial Cleaning Company Can Give You A Competitive Edge

A clean and well maintained business is part of a strategy for providing top notch customer service.

We live in a very competitive world now.  It takes a time, energy and money to attract customers.  The next challenge is to keep them.  You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.

When a client visits your facility they expect a certain standard of décor and cleanliness.  All it takes is a small sign of lack of care and a client can get turned off.

Having The Right Decor Is Not Enough

Yes, you can have the best furnishings, design and artwork, but if there is even a little bit of trash on the floor, the building doesn’t smell right or if the carpet has stains, your client will become uncomfortable.  That might be enough for them to start looking for another place to spend their money.

If a client visits the lobby in your office and sees a nice, clean environment, they get a good feeling about your company.  When they visit your office or the boardroom and it is perfectly clean, organized and well maintained they gain confidence in doing business with you.  All this happens on a subconscious level even before they know the details of what you are offering.

Choosing The Right Commercial Cleaning Service

Of course, you know all this.  It’s not news to you.  However, when was the last time you felt your cleaning company really ‘got’ how important this is for your success?  Does your commercial cleaning company really “care”?  Do they go out of their way to notice what needs cleaning and just take care of it?  Or, do they keep hoping that you won’t notice and get defensive when you bring it up?

Just as an unclean environment tells your clients you are not a true “professional”, when a cleaning company constantly needs to be monitored, that’s not professionalism either.

In order for you to put your best foot forward for you clients, you need a commercial janitorial company that cares enough to proactively take care of the cleaning without you having to monitor the small day-to-day details.

When clients see that you pay attention to even the small details of cleanliness they understand that you truly value their business.

Things Your Commercial Janitorial Service Should Automatically Take Care Of

Pay attention to the areas where the customers spend their time. The upholstered furniture in waiting areas should be spotless.  Leather surfaces should be squeaky clean.  Metal should be shiny, with no blemishes or rust.  Countertops need to be cleaned and sanitized often.  Drapes, windows and blinds need to be dusted, often.  Hardwood floors should be polished.  Carpet should always be completely spotless.

These are minimum expectations.

When a professional cleaning crew gets familiar with your office or building, they will notice many small and potentially big problems on a day-to-day level.  They will handle anything that needs to be taken care of automatically.  If there are expenses involved they will run it by you, but you will never have to worry about not looking good for your clients.

Daily Or Weekly Cleaning Service

Depending on your needs, a daily or weekly cleaning contract gives a professional commercial cleaning company the ability to get to know your facility and your needs.

Evergreen Building Maintenance has been in business for over 30 years.  We specialize in providing daily and weekly cleaning for offices, office buildings, retail shopping malls, medical offices and more.

If you want to work with a commercial janitorial service that is willing to “partner” with you in making your business look its best, give us a call: 1-888-559-6870 or 250-999-2796.

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How The Right Commercial Janitorial Services Company Can Increase Profits And Decrease Expenses

Facility managers are under constant pressure to reduce costs even though real costs of managing a facility keep increasing. So, how do you perform to excellence when your budget may not be what you want?

Among the expenses you manage, the cost of a commercial janitorial contractor can add up pretty quickly. If you scale back their services, you could end up with a dirty facility. That’s not going to be acceptable for anyone.

So what do you do? How do you maintain the clean, fresh environment that motivates clients to buy and staff to think clearly?

Here are some ideas you can take to the bank:

Use “Smart” Cleaning Strategies

The first thing to do is to involve your commercial janitorial services company and simply ask them “how can we maintain our high cleaning standards and reduce expenses”?

You’ll be surprised at the practical answers you will get. Your commercial cleaning company understands the pressures you face every day.  Although they won’t be willing to provide the same amount of work for less money, they will be eager to help because they want to keep the contract.

The people who deal with the nitty-gritty details of keeping your facility clean know where there is waste of time and resources. Study your facility with them and analyze where you can reduce expenses.

Look at each cleaning zone and your specifications list.  See if you can find areas that get less wear and tear but are thoroughly cleaned every day.  You might only need the thorough cleaning once a month.  Maybe some rooms are heavily used once a week but not in between.  Look at areas that would be fine if they were cleaned on alternate days. You’ll be surprised how much money you can save simply by reducing the labour cost of commercial janitorial services.

Just be careful to not slash services without discussing them with your cleaning contractor.  Some services definitely should not be reduced like entryway cleaning and washrooms.

Save Money With The Right Chemicals, Tools And Equipment

Your janitorial budget depends on the amount of time the cleaning company spends on your facility.  By using the most up-to-date tools and equipment they will be able to provide a high standard of cleaning in less time.

When you sign up a new commercial janitorial services company or at contract renewal time, specify that you want them to use the latest technology that is appropriate for your facility.  Also specify that you expect their equipment to always be functioning at top levels and that they will replace equipment that is over a certain age.

While the commercial janitorial services company will want to keep using their “perfectly good” equipment even if it is decreasing in efficiency, you know it takes them longer to achieve the same clean if their equipment is wearing out.  This is costing you money in labour costs, so you have a right to specify that they use the best technology available to do the job.

The latest equipment will also save you money on water, chemicals and energy.  Make sure they are using the most cost-efficient chemicals and tools to do the job.

Consider A High Staff Turnover As A Source Of Excess Expenses

If a commercial janitorial services company has a high staff turnover rate it means there is something going on with the management.  Are they treating their workers properly?  Will poor treatment of their workers spill over into poor quality work?

Cleaning staff becomes more efficient the longer they are in the job and the longer they have been cleaning your facility.  If you keep seeing new cleaning staff you know their efficiency is likely to be down.  They will need to spend more time and are likely to use up more chemicals and produce are lower quality of cleaning.  Some staff turnover is natural, but if it becomes excessive, have a chat with your commercial cleaning services contractor.

Ensure The Cleaning Company Staff Provides Quality Health And Safety Training

Worker’s Compensation costs add up quickly.  If your janitorial cleaning company staff keep getting into accidents or breaking things this cost will be factored into the quote you get for the service.

Also, if the commercial cleaning company doesn’t enforce the use of safety procedures like warning signs when the floor is wet, you could have claims from people having accidents.  This not only costs you money, but it also affects the reputation of your company.

Communicate clearly with your commercial janitorial cleaning company that you expect their staff to be thoroughly trained in safety procedures affecting the cleaning staff as well as the people using the facility.

Evergreen Building Maintenance will work with you to maximize your cleaning on a limited budget.

If you are looking for a commercial janitorial services company, give us a call for a free, confidential quote:   1-888-559-6870 or 250-999-2796

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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.