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Lawyer Office Cleaning

Lawyer office cleaning plays a big role in positioning your practice as an authority.

Your clients look to you for professional advice.  They want to consider you as someone they can trust…that you are better than the rest…

That’s why they hired you.

In reality, the trust they have in you comes from a “gut feel”, or from a subconscious evaluation of you and your presentation.

As you know, the location of your office can play a role in how much trust your client has in you.  The clothing you wear must look professional.

What will they think if they see dust on the window sill while they are in the waiting room?

What will they think if there is an unpleasant odour in the air in the boardroom?

Will they see signs of the victory party after you have won an important case?

Especially for women, but even men, will look down on a lawyer who keeps an unclean office.

If you want people to feel confident in paying you your worth as a lawyer, in addition to your competence, your office must also project a high standard.

You will find that people are willing to overlook a messy desk, since it can mean you are very busy…hopefully on their case!

But if they see that the hardwood floor is dull and scratched up or there is lint all over the carpet, that is just carelessness.

Appearing to be careless and sloppy does not inspire confidence.

In order to win and keep the confidence of your clients your office must always be perfectly clean and fresh smelling.

Professional Cleaning Service for Law Offices

Evergreen Building Maintenance is very aware of the role they play in building your practice.  Every employee is specifically trained to look out for things that may not be obvious…to prevent problems before they arise.

If your floor is going to need polishing or if your carpet looks like it could use steam cleaning, our cleaning professionals will plan to have it done before it becomes a negative point in your office’s appearance.

Our lawyer office cleaning crews understand that details can be the most important for lawyer office cleaning.  We will do all the things you expect, then go above and beyond, to make sure your office inspires confidence in your capabilities.

Trustworthy and Inexpensive Law Office Cleaning

Your professional image is a reflection of our business!

If your office doesn’t look good, it certainly does not reflect well on us.

Evergreen Building Maintenance is proud to provide a consistently high standard of office cleaning for lawyer offices.

Some attorneys may try to go the cheap route to save a few pennies, but they soon discover that the cleaning service received is substandard.  Evergreen Building Maintenance will provide personalized cleaning that suits your required cleaning needs.

Personalized Attorney Office Cleaning Service

When you hire Evergreen Building Maintenance we will make a cleaning plan that considers thing like:

  • Your daily foot traffic
  • How detailed you want the daily cleaning to be each time
  • When you want deep cleaning
  • A regular schedule for sanitizing and disinfecting areas that can gather germs and viruses
  • Frequent cleaning of divider walls, door knobs, door frames and other places that are often overlooked by cleaning services
  • Cleaning before and after regular meetings and special events in the office
  • Any other special requirements

Law Office Cleaning Services That We Provide

While we do customize your cleaning plan, there are some basic things that most offices require on a daily or weekly basis:

  • Vacuum
  • Sweep
  • Mop
  • Clean the washrooms
  • Take out the trash
  • Dust
  • Clean the lobby
  • Clean light fixtures
  • Clean break rooms
  • Anything else you might need

Lawyer Office Cleaning Specialists

All offices have to be cleaned on a daily or regular basis in order to keep it clean and bacteria-free, and this applies to law offices too.

If you are looking for a professional cleaning company to clean your law office, then hire Evergreen Building Maintenance.

We will make sure that your office is clean and germ-free every day.  You shouldn’t dread going to work every day just because your office is a mess.  Not only will your office be clean, but we can do lawyer office cleaning for a fair and affordable price.

Call us today at 585-454-8090 and get more information about our lawyer office cleaning services.

Choosing The Best - Commercial Cleaning Services In BC

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.

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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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 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 Know If Your Commercial Janitorial Services Company Can Deliver A Quality Service

It is better to somehow figure out if you are hiring the right commercial janitorial services company before you sign the contract.  Here are some ways you can screen out the commercial cleaning companies that don’t have the experience and expertise to handle the job.

Does Your Commercial Janitorial Services Company Offer A Clear, Detailed, Transparent Quote?

Are there signs of integrity – upfront? If a janitorial company just gives you a round number for a quote, do they really know what they are quoting?  How will you be able to compare their quote with other quotes you may be getting?  If a janitorial services company does not give you a detailed pricing quote, you should consider that they are not being totally up front with you.

On the other hand, when a commercial janitorial service does give you a detailed cleaning quote with meaningful, transparent breakdowns of their pricing they are saying they have confidence in their ability to deliver what they promise.  Since you have detailed breakdowns of what they will do you have the ability to hold them accountable.  Many companies that don’t have enough experience to handle the job will provide you with a quote, but only a true professional will know the details of what they are getting into.

Look for a commercial janitorial services company that has the proven experience to provide the quality you need to deliver to your staff, tenants and management.  Only an experienced company can deliver a clearly outlined, detailed, meaningful janitorial services quote.

Do They Have A High Number Of Long-Term Commercial Cleaning Employees?

When a commercial janitorial service company has a high turnover of employees it can increase your costs and even put your security at risk.  If you keep seeing new faces access your facility, how can you keep track of who is actually supposed to be there?

New people need to be trained to do their job quickly and efficiently.  A large turnover of employees means a lot of the time that they should be doing their job is spent in learning the ropes.  They spend more time doing the work, making mistakes and missing things, then going back to do it again.  This increases costs for your janitorial service…which in turn, increases your costs.  Excessive turnover can reduce the value that you are getting from your commercial cleaning company.

When your janitorial company has a consistent set of employees cleaning your building they get used to their responsibilities and do a more thorough job in less time.  Things don’t get damaged and less materials are wasted.

Look for a commercial janitorial services company that can provide cleaning staff that sticks around for the long term.

Commercial Janitorial Company Industry Certifications

Commercial janitorial services certifications mean the company has met a stringent set of requirements that is required to provide a high level of commercial cleaning services.

When selecting a commercial cleaning company, make sure they have the certifications required to do all the things they will need to do in your facility.

Evergreen Building Maintenance is proud to have qualified for the following certifications:

  • IICRC Carpet Cleaning Certification – The IICRC certifies and develops certifications and standards for inspection, cleaning and restoration.
  • Ultra-Chem Carpet Cleaning Certification – The CRI Seal of Approval program identifies effective carpet cleaning solutions and equipment that clean carpet right the first time and protect a facility’s carpet investment.
  • Building Service Worker Certificate – The course uses a combination of classroom instruction and practical hands-on experience to train students in:
    Developing Professional Skills
    Chemistry of Cleaning
    General Cleaning
    Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning
    Complete Floor Care
    Special Area and Project Cleaning
    Industrial Kitchen Cleaning
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information (WHMIS) Certification – This program provides the working knowledge required to qualify as a building service worker.
  • Green Seal Certification – Green Seal provides science-based environmental certification standards that are credible, transparent and essential to helping manufacturers, purchasers and consumers make responsible choices that positively impact business behavior and improve quality of life.

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Commercial Cleaning Service and Janitorial Services

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!

Commercial Cleaning And Janitorial Services

Top 3 Things To Look For When Hiring Commercial Cleaning Services

The right commercial cleaning company provides more than just a professional appearance.   Research shows that if the working environment is dirty there are long term cognitive effects on employees.  If your work environment is not clean it can have a negative effect on your bottom line!

A study published in the Journal Of Occupational And Environmental Medicine shows that the right commercial cleaning service will strengthen the well-being and morale of your employees.  This has direct implications for increased productivity.

Nobody wants to do business with a company that has dirty facilities.  It’s a direct reflection of your office and your company.  No matter what kind of company you are, hiring the right commercial janitorial service is very important for your success.  This makes choosing the right commercial cleaning service one of the most important decisions you, as an owner, or your human resources department can make.

It can be very tempting to choose the least expensive cleaning company when comparing quotes, but remember:  you get what you pay for.

Hiring a commercial cleaning company is not an easy task, but if you do it right, you can find a commercial janitorial company that will be an asset for your business for years to come.

Here are the top three things to look for when you want a reliable commercial cleaning service for your building:

  1. Every company has different needs. Make sure your cleaning company offers the services you need based on the type of work you do.

    Work with the cleaning company’s consultant and map out the exact services you need.  Here are some examples of what to think about:

    1. Maybe you just need a simple vacuuming and dusting service
    2. Carpet and upholstery cleaning
    3. Cleaning of the toilets and washroom facilities several times a week
    4. Hardwood floor cleaning
    5. Power washing
    6. Parking lot cleaning
    7. Window cleaning
    8. Special event cleaning
    9. Special cleaning of certain rooms that are used in the evenings or early mornings
  2. Find out how many years they have been in business and what accounts they have with a business similar to yours.

    Do you really want your facility to be a training ground for your new commercial cleaning company?  Experience matters.  When you work with a  company that has been around for a while they will have long term employees and quality.

    Experienced companies are just better at what they do.  You want a company with years and years (preferably, decades and decades) of experience.   Mistakes that the new companies are stumbling through haven’t been an issue for the bigger, older companies forever. Techniques perfected by the older companies have been molded by wisdom and elevated by experience.  The new guys are still struggling to master the basics of their craft.  Sure, their work may be cheaper, but that’s because it’s of far less quality.

    Same thing applies for your industry.  If your cleaning company has experience with your industry, you will have a far better experience than if they don’t.

  3. Do they have the right kind of insurance? Not only do they need to have insurance, but your commercial cleaning company needs to have the right kind of insurance.

    Fly-by-night commercial cleaning services won’t be able to provide proof of insurance.  Look for clauses that ensure that protect you from legal liability if something happens to their workers while on your premises.  Make sure your cleaning company has general liability, worker’s compensation, automobile liability and an umbrella policy.  Verify coverage so you have peace of mind that you won’t be liable for mistakes made by your cleaning company.

Evergreen Building Maintenance has over 30 years of commercial cleaning services experience.  They have many experienced teams that have been with them “forever”.  All employees are specially trained  with the latest “green” commercial cleaning techniques and have the right tools for the job.

Call now for a free quote.

Our professional consultants will walk through all the steps needed for your business and design a custom solution so your building looks good, feels good and reflects the high standards you value.