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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.

Commercial Cleaning Company - The College Of The Rockies

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 Commercial Janitorial Company Give You Pricing In A Format So You Can Compare Quotes

Have you ever had a stack of commercial 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 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